The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 377 333 383
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +50
Contract jobs citing ABAP 217 216 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.45% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.07% 1.23% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 102 86
Average daily rate £450 £463 £436
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +6.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £589 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £43.50 £35.00 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.28% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.30 £35.00 £37.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.70 £35.00 £61.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £35.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -41.66%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20291 17619 21010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.17% 36.94% 34.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13179 10834 12393
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 627 717
Average hourly rate £35.20 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%

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 24 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ABAP within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

ABAP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -24 183 £450 -2.96% 20
London -10 82 £475 - 4
South East +15 43 £500 +33.33% 7
Surrey +9 18 £500 - 1
South West +1 15 £425 -
North West -24 13 £363 -19.44% 2
Staines +6 11 £500 -
Berkshire -6 11 - - 1
West Midlands -17 10 £450 +14.28% 4
Manchester -6 9 £375 -20.21% 1
Hampshire +7 5 £370 +18.40% 1
City of London -3 5 £475 +5.49% 1
Coventry -6 4 £450 -
North East - 4 £450 -
Yorkshire - 4 £490 -
East Midlands -15 3 £450 -7.69%
Egham - 3 £500 -
Brentford - 3 £475 -
Leicestershire -12 2 £450 -18.18%
Scotland -13 2 - - 1
Wales -36 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £490 -
Wiltshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
South Wales - - - -

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

1 469 (99.15%) SAP
2 88 (18.60%) SAP BW
3 80 (16.91%) CRM
4 77 (16.28%) Finance
5 73 (15.43%) Business Intelligence
6 59 (12.47%) Migration
7 55 (11.63%) SAP FI
8 52 (10.99%) Web Dynpro
9 51 (10.78%) OO
10 50 (10.57%) SAP IS-U
11 48 (10.15%) SAP SD
12 42 (8.88%) SAP ALE
13 41 (8.67%) NetWeaver
13 41 (8.67%) Workflow
14 40 (8.46%) Logistics
14 40 (8.46%) Java
15 39 (8.25%) SAP BI
15 39 (8.25%) Data Migration
16 37 (7.82%) Data Modelling
16 37 (7.82%) SAP CO
16 37 (7.82%) SAP FI/CO
16 37 (7.82%) SAP Smart Forms
17 36 (7.61%) SAP CRM
17 36 (7.61%) ERP
18 35 (7.40%) SAP PI
19 34 (7.19%) SAPscript
20 33 (6.98%) Billing
21 32 (6.77%) BAPI
22 31 (6.55%) User Acceptance Testing
23 30 (6.34%) LSMW

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 41 (8.67%) NetWeaver
2 11 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.90%) SAP Portal
4 4 (0.85%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.42%) IIS
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Web AS
6 1 (0.21%) SAP EP
Applications
1 13 (2.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.42%) MS Office
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 55 (11.63%) SAP FI
2 50 (10.57%) SAP IS-U
3 48 (10.15%) SAP SD
4 37 (7.82%) SAP FI/CO
4 37 (7.82%) SAP CO
5 36 (7.61%) SAP CRM
6 27 (5.71%) SAP MM
7 23 (4.86%) SAP R/3
8 18 (3.81%) SAP BPC
9 15 (3.17%) SAP HR
10 14 (2.96%) SAP MRS
11 12 (2.54%) SAP SRM
12 10 (2.11%) SAP ERP
13 9 (1.90%) SAP PM
13 9 (1.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 9 (1.90%) SAP APO
14 8 (1.69%) SAP PP
14 8 (1.69%) SAP WM
15 7 (1.48%) SAP Retail
16 5 (1.06%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.27%) CTI
2 3 (0.63%) Wireless
2 3 (0.63%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.42%) X.400
3 2 (0.42%) FTP
3 2 (0.42%) HTTP
4 1 (0.21%) SSL
4 1 (0.21%) S/MIME
4 1 (0.21%) LDAP
4 1 (0.21%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (18.60%) SAP BW
2 39 (8.25%) SAP BI
3 18 (3.81%) BusinessObjects
4 17 (3.59%) SAP HANA
5 14 (2.96%) SAP Data Services
6 7 (1.48%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.48%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 6 (1.27%) DataStage
7 6 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (1.06%) DB2
8 5 (1.06%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.85%) BusinessObjects XI
10 3 (0.63%) EDMS
10 3 (0.63%) Siebel EIM
11 2 (0.42%) PowerCenter
11 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.42%) SQL Server
11 2 (0.42%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.42%) Sybase IQ
12 1 (0.21%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 30 (6.34%) LSMW
2 4 (0.85%) TestDirector
2 4 (0.85%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.21%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (0.21%) Ant
3 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.21%) Subversion
3 1 (0.21%) Maven
3 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.21%) NWDS
General
1 77 (16.28%) Finance
2 33 (6.98%) Billing
3 26 (5.50%) Manufacturing
4 19 (4.02%) Retail
5 16 (3.38%) Dutch Language
6 9 (1.90%) French Language
6 9 (1.90%) German Language
7 8 (1.69%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.48%) Legal
8 7 (1.48%) Marketing
9 6 (1.27%) Advertising
9 6 (1.27%) Automotive
10 5 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.42%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.42%) Banking
12 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) Law
12 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 221 (46.72%) Consultant
2 217 (45.88%) SAP Consultant
3 135 (28.54%) Developer
4 117 (24.74%) SAP Developer
5 80 (16.91%) ABAP Developer
6 36 (7.61%) ABAP Consultant
7 24 (5.07%) SAP ISU Consultant
8 23 (4.86%) SAP BW Consultant
9 21 (4.44%) Business Intelligence Consultant
10 20 (4.23%) SAP BI Consultant
11 19 (4.02%) Architect
11 19 (4.02%) CRM Developer
12 18 (3.81%) SAP Manager
13 17 (3.59%) CRM Consultant
13 17 (3.59%) SAP CRM Consultant
13 17 (3.59%) SAP CRM Developer
14 15 (3.17%) SAP Architect
15 14 (2.96%) SAP SD Consultant
16 12 (2.54%) Migration Consultant
16 12 (2.54%) SAP Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (10.99%) Web Dynpro
2 42 (8.88%) SAP ALE
3 37 (7.82%) SAP Smart Forms
4 35 (7.40%) SAP PI
5 32 (6.77%) BAPI
6 30 (6.34%) EDI
7 26 (5.50%) SAP Basis
8 22 (4.65%) SAP XI
9 21 (4.44%) Middleware
10 18 (3.81%) Web Services
11 12 (2.54%) SAP BSP
12 10 (2.11%) SOAP
13 9 (1.90%) XML
14 7 (1.48%) HTML
14 7 (1.48%) SAP Business Workflow
15 6 (1.27%) .NET
16 4 (0.85%) XSLT
16 4 (0.85%) JMS
17 3 (0.63%) J2EE
17 3 (0.63%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.44%) FMCG
2 8 (1.69%) PMI
3 6 (1.27%) Smart Meter
4 5 (1.06%) Data Extraction
4 5 (1.06%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.06%) Replication
5 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.42%) GIS
7 1 (0.21%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.21%) HACMP
7 1 (0.21%) Clustering
7 1 (0.21%) AS400
7 1 (0.21%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.21%) Online Games
7 1 (0.21%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 14 (2.96%) UNIX
2 9 (1.90%) AIX
3 8 (1.69%) Windows
4 7 (1.48%) Linux
4 7 (1.48%) VMS
5 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.42%) Windows NT
5 2 (0.42%) HPUX
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (16.91%) CRM
2 73 (15.43%) Business Intelligence
3 59 (12.47%) Migration
4 51 (10.78%) OO
5 41 (8.67%) Workflow
6 40 (8.46%) Logistics
7 39 (8.25%) Data Migration
8 37 (7.82%) Data Modelling
9 36 (7.61%) ERP
10 31 (6.55%) User Acceptance Testing
11 29 (6.13%) SAP Implementation
12 28 (5.92%) Project Management
13 19 (4.02%) Test Scripting
14 17 (3.59%) Validation
15 15 (3.17%) PRINCE2
15 15 (3.17%) WFM
16 14 (2.96%) Integration Testing
16 14 (2.96%) ITIL
17 12 (2.54%) Change Management
18 11 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (8.46%) Java
2 34 (7.19%) SAPscript
3 14 (2.96%) SQL
4 13 (2.75%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.27%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.63%) C++
7 2 (0.42%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (0.42%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 12 (2.54%) PMI Certification
2 7 (1.48%) Degree
2 7 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 7 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (0.85%) PMP
4 3 (0.63%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.63%) APMP
5 2 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.42%) CCA
5 2 (0.42%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.21%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.21%) ACCA
6 1 (0.21%) CIMA
6 1 (0.21%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.96%) QA
2 5 (1.06%) SLA
3 4 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.21%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.21%) Cronacle
1 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.21%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 6 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 469 (99.15%) SAP
2 18 (3.81%) Oracle
2 18 (3.81%) Business Objects
3 17 (3.59%) Adobe
4 16 (3.38%) Microsoft
5 10 (2.11%) IBM
6 5 (1.06%) HP
6 5 (1.06%) Syclo
7 3 (0.63%) Informatica
7 3 (0.63%) Siebel
8 2 (0.42%) Sybase
8 2 (0.42%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.42%) SEEBURGER
9 1 (0.21%) Infor
9 1 (0.21%) Remedy
9 1 (0.21%) Primavera
9 1 (0.21%) ESRI
9 1 (0.21%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.21%) VMware
9 1 (0.21%) Google
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