The table below looks at the statistics for ABAP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 382 320 344
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +24
Contract jobs citing ABAP 208 251 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.52% 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.07% 1.41% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 87 81
Average daily rate
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£456 £414 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.27% -2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £474 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+14.84% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £44.50 £57.10 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.06% +14.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £58.15 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.30%

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
19366 17833 17027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.95% 37.03% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12920 11207 10448
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 487 705
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.95 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £44.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

ABAP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ABAP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 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 -45 180 £450 +5.88% 46
London +5 71 £400 -5.88% 16
South East -3 42 £500 +17.64% 6
West Midlands -20 15 £400 +3.22% 6
East of England +11 14 £475 +2.70% 4
Berkshire +8 12 £525 +36.80%
City of London +16 11 £500 +45.98% 3
East Midlands +12 9 £463 +7.55% 1
Surrey 0 9 £425 - 2
Scotland -2 9 £738 +91.55% 1
Cambridgeshire -4 9 £450 -
Hampshire -27 9 £410 -3.52% 3
North East - 8 £488 - 2
North West -15 7 £275 -31.25% 4
Slough - 7 £500 -
Cambridge - 7 £450 -
Staines +5 6 - - 1
Hertfordshire +5 5 £500 +8.10%
Middlesex +3 5 £450 -21.73%
Yorkshire -7 5 £425 - 1
Leicestershire +9 4 - -
South West -17 4 £456 -1.35%
Northamptonshire - 4 £463 -
Midlands +1 3 £350 -6.66% 5
Manchester -7 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 £588 -
Lancashire - 3 £275 - 2
Staffordshire +8 2 - -
Warwickshire -4 2 £340 -16.30% 1
Birmingham -10 2 £463 +28.47% 2

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ABAP also 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 that cited ABAP.

1 407 (98.79%) SAP
2 116 (28.16%) SAP BW
3 70 (16.99%) Finance
4 64 (15.53%) Business Intelligence
5 48 (11.65%) Workflow
6 47 (11.41%) NetWeaver
7 46 (11.17%) BusinessObjects
7 46 (11.17%) Business Objects
8 45 (10.92%) Migration
9 44 (10.68%) OO
10 40 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
11 37 (8.98%) Java
11 37 (8.98%) SAP BI
12 36 (8.74%) Web Dynpro
12 36 (8.74%) BAPI
13 34 (8.25%) CRM
14 33 (8.01%) SAPscript
15 31 (7.52%) ERP
15 31 (7.52%) Data Modelling
15 31 (7.52%) Adobe
16 30 (7.28%) SAP IS-U
17 29 (7.04%) SAP FI
18 28 (6.80%) ETL
18 28 (6.80%) SAP CO
18 28 (6.80%) Data Migration
18 28 (6.80%) SAP HANA
19 26 (6.31%) SAP FI/CO
20 25 (6.07%) SAP BPC
21 24 (5.83%) SAP Smart Forms
22 23 (5.58%) SAP Basis

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ABAP also 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 that cited ABAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 47 (11.41%) NetWeaver
2 9 (2.18%) SAP Portal
3 8 (1.94%) LiveCycle
4 6 (1.46%) SAP EP
5 4 (0.97%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.73%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.73%) SAS
7 2 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (0.49%) CMS
8 1 (0.24%) SAP Web AS
Applications
1 11 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.94%) MS Office
3 2 (0.49%) MS Project
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (7.28%) SAP IS-U
2 29 (7.04%) SAP FI
3 28 (6.80%) SAP CO
4 26 (6.31%) SAP FI/CO
5 25 (6.07%) SAP BPC
6 22 (5.34%) SAP HR
7 21 (5.10%) SAP SD
8 19 (4.61%) SAP CRM
9 18 (4.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 16 (3.88%) SAP HCM
11 13 (3.16%) SAP EWM
12 9 (2.18%) SAP WM
12 9 (2.18%) SAP SRM
13 8 (1.94%) SAP MM
13 8 (1.94%) SAP APO
14 7 (1.70%) SAP R/3
14 7 (1.70%) SAP PP
14 7 (1.70%) SAP ERP
15 5 (1.21%) SAP FSCM
16 4 (0.97%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.97%) SaaS
2 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.46%) RTP
2 3 (0.73%) Firewall
2 3 (0.73%) LAN
2 3 (0.73%) WAN
3 2 (0.49%) LDAP
4 1 (0.24%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (28.16%) SAP BW
2 46 (11.17%) BusinessObjects
3 37 (8.98%) SAP BI
4 28 (6.80%) SAP HANA
5 17 (4.13%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 13 (3.16%) DB2
7 8 (1.94%) SAP Data Services
7 8 (1.94%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.97%) OLAP
9 4 (0.97%) DataStage
9 4 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.73%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.73%) Xcelsius
11 2 (0.49%) ROLAP
11 2 (0.49%) MS Access
11 2 (0.49%) SQL Server
12 1 (0.24%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 23 (5.58%) LSMW
2 1 (0.24%) Toad
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
General
1 70 (16.99%) Finance
2 23 (5.58%) Billing
3 22 (5.34%) Manufacturing
4 20 (4.85%) Retail
5 13 (3.16%) Banking
6 9 (2.18%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (2.18%) German Language
7 7 (1.70%) General Ledger
8 4 (0.97%) Italian Language
8 4 (0.97%) Automotive
9 3 (0.73%) Marketing
9 3 (0.73%) Publishing
9 3 (0.73%) French Language
9 3 (0.73%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.49%) Front Office
11 1 (0.24%) Legal
11 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 198 (48.06%) Consultant
2 190 (46.12%) SAP Consultant
3 106 (25.73%) Developer
4 86 (20.87%) SAP Developer
5 61 (14.81%) ABAP Developer
6 33 (8.01%) ABAP Consultant
7 26 (6.31%) Architect
8 19 (4.61%) SAP Architect
8 19 (4.61%) SAP ISU Consultant
9 18 (4.37%) SAP BI Consultant
9 18 (4.37%) Business Intelligence Consultant
10 17 (4.13%) Analyst
10 17 (4.13%) SAP BW Consultant
11 14 (3.40%) SAP Basis Consultant
11 14 (3.40%) Functional Consultant
12 13 (3.16%) SAP Functional Consultant
13 12 (2.91%) SAP Analyst
13 12 (2.91%) SAP BW Developer
14 11 (2.67%) Data Consultant
14 11 (2.67%) SAP Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (8.74%) Web Dynpro
1 36 (8.74%) BAPI
2 24 (5.83%) SAP Smart Forms
3 23 (5.58%) SAP Basis
4 20 (4.85%) SAP ALE
5 17 (4.13%) SAP PI
6 16 (3.88%) SAP Business Workflow
7 15 (3.64%) HTML
8 14 (3.40%) SAP XI
9 11 (2.67%) Web Services
9 11 (2.67%) XML
10 10 (2.43%) Middleware
11 8 (1.94%) EDI
12 7 (1.70%) HTML5
13 4 (0.97%) SOAP
13 4 (0.97%) .NET
14 3 (0.73%) J2EE
14 3 (0.73%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 2 (0.49%) SAP CO-PA
15 2 (0.49%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.18%) Data Integration
3 7 (1.70%) Data Structures
4 5 (1.21%) Data Extraction
4 5 (1.21%) FMCG
5 4 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (0.97%) Data Conversion
5 4 (0.97%) Computer Science
5 4 (0.97%) Client/Server
5 4 (0.97%) Replication
6 3 (0.73%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.73%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (0.49%) DataPower
7 2 (0.49%) Economics
7 2 (0.49%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.24%) Statistics
8 1 (0.24%) AS400
8 1 (0.24%) User Experience
8 1 (0.24%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.40%) Windows
2 11 (2.67%) UNIX
2 11 (2.67%) AIX
3 4 (0.97%) Windows NT
4 3 (0.73%) Linux
4 3 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.49%) Android
5 2 (0.49%) zOS
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (15.53%) Business Intelligence
2 48 (11.65%) Workflow
3 45 (10.92%) Migration
4 44 (10.68%) OO
5 34 (8.25%) CRM
6 31 (7.52%) ERP
6 31 (7.52%) Data Modelling
7 28 (6.80%) ETL
7 28 (6.80%) Data Migration
8 23 (5.58%) Integration Testing
9 21 (5.10%) Performance Tuning
10 17 (4.13%) Project Management
10 17 (4.13%) ITIL
10 17 (4.13%) Logistics
11 16 (3.88%) Unit Testing
11 16 (3.88%) SAP Implementation
11 16 (3.88%) GAP Analysis
12 15 (3.64%) Test Scripting
13 13 (3.16%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (2.91%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 37 (8.98%) Java
2 33 (8.01%) SAPscript
3 23 (5.58%) SQL
4 14 (3.40%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.73%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.49%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.49%) C#
6 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.24%) C
7 1 (0.24%) VB
7 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (3.16%) Degree
2 4 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (0.97%) PMP
2 4 (0.97%) PMI Certification
3 3 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (0.73%) SAP Certification
3 3 (0.73%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.24%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.64%) QA
2 5 (1.21%) SLA
2 5 (1.21%) GxP
3 4 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 4 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 7 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.73%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.24%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 407 (98.79%) SAP
2 46 (11.17%) Business Objects
3 31 (7.52%) Adobe
4 14 (3.40%) Oracle
5 12 (2.91%) HP
5 12 (2.91%) Microsoft
6 10 (2.43%) IBM
7 6 (1.46%) VMware
8 5 (1.21%) StreamServe
9 4 (0.97%) Syclo
10 3 (0.73%) Open Text
10 3 (0.73%) Informatica
10 3 (0.73%) Remedy
10 3 (0.73%) Sybase
10 3 (0.73%) Cognos
11 2 (0.49%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.49%) Pegasus
11 2 (0.49%) JD Edwards
UK
Maxegan Recruitment
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £45,000 - £50,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £45,900k Annually + London Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £575 - 600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 11 days ago
Bedfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Modis International - London
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 17 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 17 days ago
North East England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
North East England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester or Birmingham or Farnborough
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Rate: £450-500/day
Posted: 22 days ago
Scotland
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 25 days ago