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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP Developer
Rank 575 528 510
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -18
Contract jobs requiring an ABAP Developer 25 53 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 27
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£335 £438 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.42% +8.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £350 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £563 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £440 £413
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £46.23 -
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
52369 47956 47469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.64% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33165 29077 26646
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2132 2083 2602
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 28 November 2014.

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 29 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 28 November 2014. 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 -82 17 £335 -23.42% 3
London -11 5 £325 -25.71%
City of London +27 3 £325 -23.52%
South East -32 2 £350 -22.22% 2
North West +1 1 - -
East Midlands +1 1 - - 1
West Midlands -12 1 £500 -33.33%
Manchester - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Staines - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Taunton - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Fife - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
Warwickshire - - - -
South West - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Kirkcaldy - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - -

ABAP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 75 (100.00%) ABAP
2 73 (97.33%) SAP
3 13 (17.33%) Unit Testing
3 13 (17.33%) Security Cleared
4 12 (16.00%) OO
5 11 (14.67%) Manufacturing
5 11 (14.67%) SC Cleared
6 9 (12.00%) Business Analysis
7 8 (10.67%) BAPI
7 8 (10.67%) Adobe
7 8 (10.67%) SAP HR
8 7 (9.33%) Workflow
8 7 (9.33%) OOP
8 7 (9.33%) Web Dynpro
8 7 (9.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (9.33%) Test Scripting
9 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (5.33%) SAP EWM
10 4 (5.33%) Retail
10 4 (5.33%) SAP CO
10 4 (5.33%) SAP FI/CO
10 4 (5.33%) SAP Smart Forms
10 4 (5.33%) Microsoft
10 4 (5.33%) MS Office
10 4 (5.33%) SAP FI
11 3 (4.00%) Java
11 3 (4.00%) CRM
11 3 (4.00%) EDI
11 3 (4.00%) SAPscript
11 3 (4.00%) Legal

ABAP Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 (2.67%) LiveCycle
1 2 (2.67%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.33%) SAP EP
2 1 (1.33%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (10.67%) SAP HR
2 4 (5.33%) SAP EWM
2 4 (5.33%) SAP CO
2 4 (5.33%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (5.33%) SAP FI
3 2 (2.67%) SAP HCM
3 2 (2.67%) SAP PS
4 1 (1.33%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.33%) SAP WM
4 1 (1.33%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (1.33%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.33%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (1.33%) Summit
4 1 (1.33%) SAP MII
4 1 (1.33%) SAP GRC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.33%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) LSMW
General
1 11 (14.67%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.33%) Retail
3 3 (4.00%) Legal
3 3 (4.00%) German Language
4 1 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.33%) Finance
4 1 (1.33%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.67%) BAPI
2 7 (9.33%) Web Dynpro
3 4 (5.33%) SAP Smart Forms
4 3 (4.00%) EDI
4 3 (4.00%) SAP ALE
4 3 (4.00%) SAP PI
5 2 (2.67%) SAP Business Workflow
6 1 (1.33%) Middleware
6 1 (1.33%) SOAP
6 1 (1.33%) Web Services
6 1 (1.33%) SAP XI
6 1 (1.33%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.33%) Unit Testing
2 12 (16.00%) OO
3 9 (12.00%) Business Analysis
4 7 (9.33%) Workflow
4 7 (9.33%) OOP
4 7 (9.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (9.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (4.00%) CRM
5 3 (4.00%) Time Management
6 2 (2.67%) SAP Implementation
7 1 (1.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.33%) Change Management
7 1 (1.33%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.33%) SOA
7 1 (1.33%) B2B
7 1 (1.33%) Integration Testing
7 1 (1.33%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (1.33%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.33%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (1.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 75 (100.00%) ABAP
2 3 (4.00%) Java
2 3 (4.00%) SAPscript
3 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (17.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 73 (97.33%) SAP
2 8 (10.67%) Adobe
3 4 (5.33%) Microsoft
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