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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP ABAP
Rank 480 399 355
Rank change year-on-year
-81 -44
Contract jobs citing ABAP 148 214 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.42% 0.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.75% 1.11% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 87 88
Average daily rate £450 £450 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £443 £463 £413
% change year-on-year
-4.32% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £45.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £44.00

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
19686 19358 18180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.18% 37.83% 36.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13367 12834 11340
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 513 427 484
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.40 £15.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.39 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -60 136 £450 - 35
South East +11 43 £425 -11.68% 5
London -34 34 £450 +12.50% 5
Berkshire +9 17 £413 -21.42%
North West -2 16 £450 +63.63% 3
Reading +4 14 £425 -22.72%
Manchester -12 11 £450 - 2
West Midlands -18 11 £450 +12.50% 7
East of England -8 9 £475 -2.56% 2
Buckinghamshire - 9 £450 - 4
Milton Keynes - 8 £450 - 4
West Sussex +12 7 £350 -24.32%
Worthing +11 7 £350 -
East Midlands -10 7 £470 +1.62% 1
Bedfordshire - 6 £475 - 1
Hampshire +8 5 £394 -3.96% 1
Derbyshire - 5 £490 -
Wirral - 5 - -
Merseyside - 5 - -
City of London +40 4 £450 -14.28%
North East -27 4 £431 -9.21% 2
Glasgow +11 3 - -
Brentford +2 3 £450 +33.33%
Cambridgeshire +1 3 £413 -13.15%
South West 0 3 £450 -1.36% 2
Cambridge -9 3 £413 -13.15%
Scotland -13 3 - -
Matlock - 3 - -
Hertfordshire +2 2 £475 -5.00% 1
Birmingham -4 2 - - 4

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 329 (99.40%) SAP
2 58 (17.52%) SAP BW
3 48 (14.50%) Migration
4 46 (13.90%) Workflow
5 43 (12.99%) Finance
5 43 (12.99%) NetWeaver
6 38 (11.48%) Java
6 38 (11.48%) BAPI
6 38 (11.48%) SAP HANA
7 37 (11.18%) Web Dynpro
8 36 (10.88%) Business Intelligence
9 33 (9.97%) BusinessObjects
10 31 (9.37%) ERP
11 27 (8.16%) Manufacturing
12 23 (6.95%) SAP XI
12 23 (6.95%) OO
12 23 (6.95%) SAP BI
12 23 (6.95%) Data Migration
12 23 (6.95%) Security Cleared
13 22 (6.65%) SAP HR
14 21 (6.34%) SAP FI
14 21 (6.34%) SAP PI
14 21 (6.34%) SAPUI5
15 20 (6.04%) SAP IS-U
15 20 (6.04%) CRM
15 20 (6.04%) SAP Basis
15 20 (6.04%) LSMW
16 19 (5.74%) Billing
16 19 (5.74%) Integration Testing
16 19 (5.74%) SAP Implementation

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 43 (12.99%) NetWeaver
2 10 (3.02%) SAP Portal
3 5 (1.51%) Documentum
4 2 (0.60%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.30%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.21%) MS Excel
1 4 (1.21%) MS Project
2 1 (0.30%) MS Office
2 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (6.65%) SAP HR
2 21 (6.34%) SAP FI
3 20 (6.04%) SAP IS-U
4 18 (5.44%) SAP MM
5 17 (5.14%) SAP ERP
6 15 (4.53%) SAP SD
6 15 (4.53%) SAP SRM
7 14 (4.23%) SAP Payroll
8 10 (3.02%) SAP CO
8 10 (3.02%) SAP FI/CO
9 9 (2.72%) SAP BPC
9 9 (2.72%) SAP GRC
9 9 (2.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 7 (2.11%) SAP GTS
11 6 (1.81%) SAP CRM
11 6 (1.81%) SAP HCM
11 6 (1.81%) SAP PP
12 5 (1.51%) SAP MDM
12 5 (1.51%) SAP Retail
12 5 (1.51%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.30%) Boomi
1 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.30%) IaaS
1 1 (0.30%) PaaS
1 1 (0.30%) SaaS
1 1 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.51%) RTP
2 4 (1.21%) FTP
3 3 (0.91%) LAN
3 3 (0.91%) WAN
4 1 (0.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (17.52%) SAP BW
2 38 (11.48%) SAP HANA
3 33 (9.97%) BusinessObjects
4 23 (6.95%) SAP BI
5 17 (5.14%) SQL Server
6 12 (3.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 12 (3.63%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (0.60%) MS Access
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.30%) Ingres
8 1 (0.30%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 20 (6.04%) LSMW
2 2 (0.60%) CA Gen
2 2 (0.60%) Toad
3 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.30%) NWDS
General
1 43 (12.99%) Finance
2 27 (8.16%) Manufacturing
3 19 (5.74%) Billing
4 18 (5.44%) Retail
5 7 (2.11%) Automotive
5 7 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.81%) Legal
6 6 (1.81%) Publishing
7 5 (1.51%) Banking
8 4 (1.21%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.91%) German Language
10 2 (0.60%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.60%) Front Office
10 2 (0.60%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.60%) Marketing
10 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.30%) Advertising
11 1 (0.30%) Czech Language
11 1 (0.30%) Electronics
11 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 156 (47.13%) Consultant
2 153 (46.22%) SAP Consultant
3 80 (24.17%) Developer
4 70 (21.15%) SAP Developer
5 64 (19.34%) ABAP Developer
6 29 (8.76%) ABAP Consultant
7 23 (6.95%) Analyst
8 21 (6.34%) SAP Analyst
9 20 (6.04%) HR Consultant
9 20 (6.04%) SAP HR Consultant
10 19 (5.74%) Data Consultant
11 18 (5.44%) SAP Data Consultant
12 16 (4.83%) SAP ISU Consultant
13 14 (4.23%) Architect
13 14 (4.23%) Payroll Consultant
13 14 (4.23%) SAP HR/Payroll Consultant
13 14 (4.23%) SAP Payroll Consultant
14 13 (3.93%) Migration Consultant
15 12 (3.63%) Data Migration Consultant
15 12 (3.63%) SAP BW Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (11.48%) BAPI
2 37 (11.18%) Web Dynpro
3 23 (6.95%) SAP XI
4 21 (6.34%) SAP PI
4 21 (6.34%) SAPUI5
5 20 (6.04%) SAP Basis
6 18 (5.44%) SAP Fiori
7 17 (5.14%) SAP Smart Forms
8 14 (4.23%) HTML
9 12 (3.63%) SAP ALE
10 11 (3.32%) HTML5
11 10 (3.02%) Web Services
12 9 (2.72%) SAP Business Workflow
13 8 (2.42%) XML
14 7 (2.11%) jQuery
15 6 (1.81%) EDI
16 4 (1.21%) .NET
16 4 (1.21%) SOAP
17 3 (0.91%) CSS
17 3 (0.91%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.72%) User Experience
3 6 (1.81%) FMCG
4 4 (1.21%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.60%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.30%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.30%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.30%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.30%) Life Science
6 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.81%) Windows
2 5 (1.51%) Unix
3 4 (1.21%) AIX
3 4 (1.21%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.91%) Linux
5 2 (0.60%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (14.50%) Migration
2 46 (13.90%) Workflow
3 36 (10.88%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (9.37%) ERP
5 23 (6.95%) Data Migration
5 23 (6.95%) OO
6 20 (6.04%) CRM
7 19 (5.74%) Integration Testing
7 19 (5.74%) SAP Implementation
8 18 (5.44%) Time Management
8 18 (5.44%) Unit Testing
9 16 (4.83%) Logistics
10 15 (4.53%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (4.23%) SAP Security
11 14 (4.23%) Workflow Development
12 13 (3.93%) Change Management
12 13 (3.93%) Data Modelling
12 13 (3.93%) Performance Tuning
13 11 (3.32%) Performance Management
13 11 (3.32%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (11.48%) Java
2 12 (3.63%) SAPscript
3 10 (3.02%) SQL
4 9 (2.72%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.51%) C#
6 2 (0.60%) Perl
6 2 (0.60%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.30%) VB
7 1 (0.30%) VBA
7 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (6.95%) Security Cleared
2 18 (5.44%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.51%) Degree
3 5 (1.51%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.21%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.60%) CCA
6 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.30%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.72%) QA
2 4 (1.21%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 329 (99.40%) SAP
2 14 (4.23%) Oracle
3 7 (2.11%) Adobe
3 7 (2.11%) Microsoft
4 6 (1.81%) HP
4 6 (1.81%) OpenText
5 4 (1.21%) Sybase
6 3 (0.91%) EMC
6 3 (0.91%) Syclo
6 3 (0.91%) VMware
7 2 (0.60%) BEA
7 2 (0.60%) Informatica
7 2 (0.60%) Pega
7 2 (0.60%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (0.60%) Siemens
7 2 (0.60%) webMethods
8 1 (0.30%) Dell
8 1 (0.30%) Remedy
8 1 (0.30%) SEEBURGER
8 1 (0.30%) Sencha
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