The table below looks at the statistics for the ABAP Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP Developer
Rank 573 542 517
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -25
Contract jobs requiring an ABAP Developer 34 40 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.076% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.082% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 12
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£396 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.43% -3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £384 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £480 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.29% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

ABAP Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ABAP Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

ABAP Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ABAP Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ABAP Developer within the UK.

ABAP Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ABAP Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ABAP Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

ABAP Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ABAP Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ABAP Developer within the UK.

ABAP Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ABAP Developer
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -22 28 £391 -10.74% 3
South East -9 7 £396 -
London -13 7 £368 -19.45% 1
East Midlands -5 6 - -
Nottinghamshire - 5 - -
Nottingham - 4 - -
Scotland - 3 £425 -
City of London +10 2 £408 -
East of England +8 2 £407 -
North West -20 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £396 -
Hampshire - 2 £413 -
Birmingham -7 1 £325 -
West Midlands -11 1 £325 -13.33% 1
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Corby - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 £368 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £434 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £434 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £380 -

ABAP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited ABAP Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with ABAP Developer in their job title.

1 70 (100.00%) ABAP
2 69 (98.57%) SAP
3 18 (25.71%) Web Dynpro
4 14 (20.00%) Workflow
5 13 (18.57%) SAPscript
6 10 (14.29%) SAP Smart Forms
6 10 (14.29%) BAPI
7 9 (12.86%) Adobe
7 9 (12.86%) HTML
7 9 (12.86%) SAP Business Workflow
8 8 (11.43%) HTML5
9 7 (10.00%) SAP APO
10 6 (8.57%) OO
10 6 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (8.57%) SAP SCM
11 5 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (7.14%) SAP CO
11 5 (7.14%) SAP XI
11 5 (7.14%) Finance
11 5 (7.14%) SAP FI
12 4 (5.71%) SAP FI/CO
12 4 (5.71%) CRM
12 4 (5.71%) ERP
12 4 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
12 4 (5.71%) Retail
12 4 (5.71%) LSMW
12 4 (5.71%) SAP ALE
12 4 (5.71%) SAP PI
13 3 (4.29%) SAP MII
13 3 (4.29%) Billing

ABAP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited ABAP Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with ABAP Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.86%) NetWeaver
1 2 (2.86%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (10.00%) SAP APO
2 6 (8.57%) SAP SCM
3 5 (7.14%) SAP CO
3 5 (7.14%) SAP FI
4 4 (5.71%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (4.29%) SAP MII
5 3 (4.29%) SAP EWM
5 3 (4.29%) SAP SD
6 2 (2.86%) SAP HR
6 2 (2.86%) SAP ERP
6 2 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (1.43%) SAP xRPM
7 1 (1.43%) SAP Retail
7 1 (1.43%) SAP SRM
7 1 (1.43%) SAP HCM
7 1 (1.43%) SAP R/3
7 1 (1.43%) SAP SM
7 1 (1.43%) SAP PM
7 1 (1.43%) SAP MM
7 1 (1.43%) SAP PS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) SAP BW
1 2 (2.86%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.43%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.43%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) LSMW
General
1 5 (7.14%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Retail
3 3 (4.29%) Billing
4 2 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.86%) Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.86%) German Language
5 1 (1.43%) Automotive
5 1 (1.43%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (25.71%) Web Dynpro
2 10 (14.29%) SAP Smart Forms
2 10 (14.29%) BAPI
3 9 (12.86%) HTML
3 9 (12.86%) SAP Business Workflow
4 8 (11.43%) HTML5
5 5 (7.14%) SAP XI
6 4 (5.71%) SAP ALE
6 4 (5.71%) SAP PI
7 3 (4.29%) Web Services
7 3 (4.29%) XML
8 2 (2.86%) EDI
9 1 (1.43%) SAP CO-PA
9 1 (1.43%) .NET
9 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.43%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.86%) User Experience
3 1 (1.43%) FMCG
3 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.43%) VMS
1 1 (1.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.00%) Workflow
2 6 (8.57%) OO
2 6 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (5.71%) CRM
4 4 (5.71%) ERP
4 4 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (4.29%) Unit Testing
5 3 (4.29%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (2.86%) Project Management
6 2 (2.86%) OOP
6 2 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.86%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (1.43%) SAP Security
7 1 (1.43%) Cash Management
7 1 (1.43%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.43%) Software Architecture
7 1 (1.43%) Time Management
7 1 (1.43%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (100.00%) ABAP
2 13 (18.57%) SAPscript
3 2 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.43%) PHP
4 1 (1.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 69 (98.57%) SAP
2 9 (12.86%) Adobe
3 2 (2.86%) Pegasus
4 1 (1.43%) Syclo
4 1 (1.43%) HP
4 1 (1.43%) CA
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle
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