The table below looks at the statistics for ABAP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP ABAP
Rank 496 484 397
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -87
Contract jobs citing ABAP 155 162 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.28% 0.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.73% 0.75% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 60 83
Median daily rate £433 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £398 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £591 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £441 £434 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +5.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year
-84.61% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21326 21589 20293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.49% 37.82% 37.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 14605 14530 13003
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 439 416
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.07 £18.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.17 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

ABAP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing ABAP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

ABAP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ABAP
Daily Rate Trend

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

ABAP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ABAP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ABAP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

ABAP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ABAP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

ABAP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ABAP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 139 £429 -4.72% 31
London -18 35 £415 -12.63% 3
South East +13 27 £450 +8.31% 8
South West +13 15 £388 -13.88%
West Midlands -30 15 £425 +3.65% 2
West Sussex -2 9 - - 1
Worthing -3 9 - -
Birmingham -14 7 £290 -30.95%
North West 0 6 £475 +27.51% 6
Yorkshire - 6 £500 - 2
Surrey -3 5 £499 - 3
Coventry - 5 £438 - 1
Bristol - 5 £425 -
Midlands -2 4 £450 -
Oxfordshire +12 3 - -
Berkshire -2 3 £225 -
Hampshire -3 3 - - 2
Somerset - 3 £375 -
Leeds - 3 £475 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £475 - 1
Cambridgeshire +24 2 £425 -24.77%
East of England +20 2 £425 -1.96% 3
Cambridge +14 2 £425 -24.77%
Reading +4 2 £225 -
Manchester -7 2 £475 +29.25% 2
East Midlands -8 2 £363 - 6
South Yorkshire - 2 £513 -
Kent - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 £513 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 2 £499 -

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ABAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ABAP.

1 303 (98.38%) SAP
2 54 (17.53%) Workflow
3 45 (14.61%) CRM
4 44 (14.29%) Migration
5 42 (13.64%) BAPI
6 41 (13.31%) SAP Smart Forms
7 40 (12.99%) Web Dynpro
7 40 (12.99%) Data Migration
8 37 (12.01%) SAP IS-U
8 37 (12.01%) SAPscript
9 36 (11.69%) SAP HANA
10 35 (11.36%) LSMW
11 34 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
12 32 (10.39%) OO
13 31 (10.06%) SAP BW
14 30 (9.74%) Security Cleared
15 29 (9.42%) SAP ALE
15 29 (9.42%) Manufacturing
16 27 (8.77%) SC Cleared
17 26 (8.44%) Finance
17 26 (8.44%) Java
18 24 (7.79%) SAP HR
18 24 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
19 23 (7.47%) SAP FI
19 23 (7.47%) NetWeaver
20 21 (6.82%) SAP Data Services
21 20 (6.49%) SAPUI5
21 20 (6.49%) BusinessObjects
21 20 (6.49%) SAP CRM
21 20 (6.49%) SAP Implementation

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (7.47%) NetWeaver
2 8 (2.60%) SAP Portal
3 3 (0.97%) Confluence
4 2 (0.65%) Apache
5 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 37 (12.01%) SAP IS-U
2 24 (7.79%) SAP HR
3 23 (7.47%) SAP FI
4 20 (6.49%) SAP CRM
5 18 (5.84%) SAP CO
5 18 (5.84%) SAP FI/CO
6 16 (5.19%) SAP SD
7 13 (4.22%) SAP MM
8 10 (3.25%) SAP R/3
9 9 (2.92%) SAP SRM
10 6 (1.95%) SAP HCM
10 6 (1.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (1.30%) SAP Payroll
11 4 (1.30%) SAP Retail
11 4 (1.30%) SAP xRPM
12 3 (0.97%) OpenText VIM for SAP
12 3 (0.97%) SAP ERP
12 3 (0.97%) SAP FSCM
12 3 (0.97%) SAP PM
12 3 (0.97%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.30%) Boomi
1 4 (1.30%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.97%) RTP
2 2 (0.65%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (0.65%) SSL
3 1 (0.32%) FTP
3 1 (0.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.69%) SAP HANA
2 31 (10.06%) SAP BW
3 21 (6.82%) SAP Data Services
4 20 (6.49%) BusinessObjects
5 14 (4.55%) SAP BI
6 8 (2.60%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.95%) SQL Server
8 3 (0.97%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.65%) Lumira
9 2 (0.65%) MaxDB
9 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.32%) Informix
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.32%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 35 (11.36%) LSMW
2 9 (2.92%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.97%) JIRA
4 2 (0.65%) NWDI
4 2 (0.65%) NWDS
4 2 (0.65%) Subversion
4 2 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.65%) Toad
5 1 (0.32%) CA Gen
5 1 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 29 (9.42%) Manufacturing
2 26 (8.44%) Finance
3 18 (5.84%) Billing
4 13 (4.22%) Retail
5 6 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (1.95%) Publishing
6 5 (1.62%) Automotive
6 5 (1.62%) Dutch Language
6 5 (1.62%) French Language
7 4 (1.30%) Legal
8 3 (0.97%) Marketing
9 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.32%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.32%) Electronics
10 1 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 159 (51.62%) Consultant
2 157 (50.97%) SAP Consultant
3 96 (31.17%) Developer
4 84 (27.27%) ABAP Developer
5 81 (26.30%) SAP Developer
6 36 (11.69%) ABAP Consultant
7 30 (9.74%) SAP ISU Consultant
8 15 (4.87%) HR Consultant
8 15 (4.87%) SAP HR Consultant
9 13 (4.22%) Technical Consultant
9 13 (4.22%) UI Developer
10 12 (3.90%) Architect
10 12 (3.90%) SAP Technical Consultant
11 11 (3.57%) Analyst
11 11 (3.57%) Data Migration Lead
11 11 (3.57%) SAP Architect
11 11 (3.57%) SAP Data Migration Lead
12 10 (3.25%) SAP Analyst
12 10 (3.25%) SAP BW Consultant
13 9 (2.92%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (13.64%) BAPI
2 41 (13.31%) SAP Smart Forms
3 40 (12.99%) Web Dynpro
4 29 (9.42%) SAP ALE
5 20 (6.49%) SAPUI5
6 18 (5.84%) SAP Basis
7 14 (4.55%) SAP Fiori
7 14 (4.55%) Web Services
8 12 (3.90%) EDI
8 12 (3.90%) HTML
8 12 (3.90%) SAP XI
9 9 (2.92%) HTML5
9 9 (2.92%) SAP PI
10 8 (2.60%) XML
11 7 (2.27%) Middleware
11 7 (2.27%) SAP BSP
11 7 (2.27%) SAP Business Workflow
12 3 (0.97%) J2EE
13 2 (0.65%) JDBC
13 2 (0.65%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.27%) FMCG
3 3 (0.97%) Data Integration
3 3 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (0.97%) LIMS
3 3 (0.97%) Management Information System
3 3 (0.97%) Virtual Team
4 2 (0.65%) Life Science
4 2 (0.65%) Replication
5 1 (0.32%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.60%) Windows
2 6 (1.95%) AIX
3 5 (1.62%) Unix
4 4 (1.30%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (17.53%) Workflow
2 45 (14.61%) CRM
3 44 (14.29%) Migration
4 40 (12.99%) Data Migration
5 32 (10.39%) OO
6 24 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (6.49%) SAP Implementation
8 18 (5.84%) ERP
9 17 (5.52%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (4.87%) ETL
12 14 (4.55%) Time Management
13 13 (4.22%) Data Modelling
14 12 (3.90%) Business Process Mapping
14 12 (3.90%) Conflict Management
14 12 (3.90%) Integration Testing
15 11 (3.57%) Logistics
16 10 (3.25%) OOP
16 10 (3.25%) Unit Testing
17 9 (2.92%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (12.01%) SAPscript
2 26 (8.44%) Java
3 18 (5.84%) SQL
4 12 (3.90%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.62%) C#
6 3 (0.97%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.32%) Perl
7 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (9.74%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.77%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.92%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.65%) ACCA
4 2 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.65%) CCA
4 2 (0.65%) CIMA
4 2 (0.65%) Degree
4 2 (0.65%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.62%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.65%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 303 (98.38%) SAP
2 17 (5.52%) Adobe
3 13 (4.22%) Oracle
4 5 (1.62%) HP
5 3 (0.97%) Sybase
6 2 (0.65%) CODA
6 2 (0.65%) OpenText
6 2 (0.65%) Syclo
7 1 (0.32%) BEA
7 1 (0.32%) Dell
7 1 (0.32%) Google
7 1 (0.32%) Informatica
7 1 (0.32%) Kronos
7 1 (0.32%) Pega
7 1 (0.32%) Sun
7 1 (0.32%) Talend
7 1 (0.32%) webMethods
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