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 17 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 370 338 390
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +52
Contract jobs citing ABAP 230 232 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.49% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.11% 1.32% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 115 81
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
20792 17589 21064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.91% 36.80% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13463 10809 12441
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 633 742
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £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 17 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 17 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 17 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 -17 192 £450 -2.70% 51
London -34 82 £475 - 14
South East +3 48 £500 +37.93% 10
Surrey +8 20 £500 - 1
South West -15 15 £425 -1.44% 1
North West -21 13 £375 -16.66% 4
Staines +9 11 £500 -
Berkshire -10 11 - - 3
West Midlands -18 11 £450 +14.28% 6
Manchester -2 10 £375 -20.21% 4
Hampshire -5 6 £370 +18.40% 1
City of London -13 6 £475 +5.49% 3
Coventry -1 5 £450 -
Yorkshire -5 4 £490 - 1
East Midlands -12 4 £438 -10.25%
North East - 4 £450 - 4
Brentford - 3 £475 -
West Sussex +1 2 £500 +55.03%
Leicestershire -14 2 £450 -18.18%
Scotland -20 2 - - 2
Egham - 2 £500 -
County Antrim +11 1 - -
Northern Ireland +11 1 - -
West Yorkshire -23 1 £490 - 1
Wales -34 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £450 -
Merseyside - - - -
East Anglia - - - - 1

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 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.

1 473 (99.16%) SAP
2 88 (18.45%) CRM
3 82 (17.19%) SAP BW
4 80 (16.77%) Finance
5 73 (15.30%) Business Intelligence
6 58 (12.16%) Migration
7 56 (11.74%) SAP FI
8 54 (11.32%) Web Dynpro
9 52 (10.90%) OO
10 50 (10.48%) SAP IS-U
11 49 (10.27%) SAP SD
12 43 (9.01%) SAP CRM
12 43 (9.01%) Workflow
12 43 (9.01%) SAP ALE
13 42 (8.81%) NetWeaver
14 41 (8.60%) Java
15 39 (8.18%) Logistics
16 38 (7.97%) Data Migration
16 38 (7.97%) SAP Smart Forms
17 37 (7.76%) SAP FI/CO
17 37 (7.76%) SAP CO
17 37 (7.76%) SAP BI
18 36 (7.55%) Data Modelling
19 35 (7.34%) ERP
19 35 (7.34%) SAPscript
19 35 (7.34%) SAP PI
20 33 (6.92%) Billing
21 32 (6.71%) BAPI
22 31 (6.50%) SAP Implementation
23 30 (6.29%) LSMW

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 42 (8.81%) NetWeaver
2 11 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.10%) SAP Portal
4 4 (0.84%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.42%) IIS
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Web AS
6 1 (0.21%) SAP EP
Applications
1 13 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.42%) MS Office
3 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 56 (11.74%) SAP FI
2 50 (10.48%) SAP IS-U
3 49 (10.27%) SAP SD
4 43 (9.01%) SAP CRM
5 37 (7.76%) SAP FI/CO
5 37 (7.76%) SAP CO
6 27 (5.66%) SAP MM
7 25 (5.24%) SAP R/3
8 18 (3.77%) SAP BPC
9 15 (3.14%) SAP HR
10 13 (2.73%) SAP MRS
11 12 (2.52%) SAP SRM
12 10 (2.10%) SAP PM
12 10 (2.10%) SAP ERP
13 9 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 9 (1.89%) SAP APO
14 8 (1.68%) SAP PP
14 8 (1.68%) SAP WM
15 7 (1.47%) SAP Retail
16 5 (1.05%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.26%) 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 82 (17.19%) SAP BW
2 37 (7.76%) SAP BI
3 18 (3.77%) BusinessObjects
3 18 (3.77%) SAP HANA
4 14 (2.94%) SAP Data Services
5 7 (1.47%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.47%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 6 (1.26%) DataStage
6 6 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (1.05%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.84%) BusinessObjects XI
8 4 (0.84%) DB2
9 3 (0.63%) EDMS
9 3 (0.63%) Siebel EIM
10 2 (0.42%) SQL Server
10 2 (0.42%) Sybase IQ
10 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.42%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.42%) PowerCenter
11 1 (0.21%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 30 (6.29%) LSMW
2 4 (0.84%) TestDirector
2 4 (0.84%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.42%) NWDS
3 2 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.21%) NWDI
4 1 (0.21%) Subversion
4 1 (0.21%) Maven
4 1 (0.21%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (0.21%) Ant
4 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
General
1 80 (16.77%) Finance
2 33 (6.92%) Billing
3 26 (5.45%) Manufacturing
4 19 (3.98%) Retail
5 16 (3.35%) Dutch Language
6 10 (2.10%) German Language
7 9 (1.89%) French Language
7 9 (1.89%) Marketing
8 8 (1.68%) Legal
9 7 (1.47%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.26%) Advertising
10 6 (1.26%) Automotive
11 5 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.42%) Law
12 2 (0.42%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.42%) Banking
13 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.21%) Back Office
13 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 220 (46.12%) Consultant
2 216 (45.28%) SAP Consultant
3 137 (28.72%) Developer
4 119 (24.95%) SAP Developer
5 80 (16.77%) ABAP Developer
6 36 (7.55%) ABAP Consultant
7 26 (5.45%) SAP ISU Consultant
8 22 (4.61%) SAP BW Consultant
9 20 (4.19%) CRM Developer
10 19 (3.98%) Architect
10 19 (3.98%) Business Intelligence Consultant
11 18 (3.77%) SAP CRM Consultant
11 18 (3.77%) SAP BI Consultant
11 18 (3.77%) SAP Manager
11 18 (3.77%) CRM Consultant
12 17 (3.56%) SAP CRM Developer
13 15 (3.14%) SAP Architect
14 14 (2.94%) SAP SD Consultant
15 12 (2.52%) Migration Consultant
15 12 (2.52%) SAP Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (11.32%) Web Dynpro
2 43 (9.01%) SAP ALE
3 38 (7.97%) SAP Smart Forms
4 35 (7.34%) SAP PI
5 32 (6.71%) BAPI
6 29 (6.08%) EDI
7 25 (5.24%) SAP Basis
8 21 (4.40%) Middleware
8 21 (4.40%) SAP XI
9 19 (3.98%) Web Services
10 12 (2.52%) SAP BSP
11 10 (2.10%) SOAP
12 9 (1.89%) XML
12 9 (1.89%) SAP Business Workflow
13 7 (1.47%) HTML
14 6 (1.26%) .NET
15 4 (0.84%) J2EE
15 4 (0.84%) XSLT
15 4 (0.84%) JMS
16 3 (0.63%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.19%) FMCG
2 8 (1.68%) PMI
3 7 (1.47%) Smart Meter
4 5 (1.05%) Data Extraction
4 5 (1.05%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.05%) 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 (2.94%) UNIX
2 9 (1.89%) AIX
3 8 (1.68%) Windows
4 7 (1.47%) Linux
4 7 (1.47%) 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 88 (18.45%) CRM
2 73 (15.30%) Business Intelligence
3 58 (12.16%) Migration
4 52 (10.90%) OO
5 43 (9.01%) Workflow
6 39 (8.18%) Logistics
7 38 (7.97%) Data Migration
8 36 (7.55%) Data Modelling
9 35 (7.34%) ERP
10 31 (6.50%) SAP Implementation
11 29 (6.08%) Project Management
12 28 (5.87%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (3.56%) Test Scripting
13 17 (3.56%) Validation
14 15 (3.14%) ITIL
14 15 (3.14%) PRINCE2
15 14 (2.94%) Integration Testing
15 14 (2.94%) WFM
16 13 (2.73%) Stakeholder Management
17 12 (2.52%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (8.60%) Java
2 35 (7.34%) SAPscript
3 13 (2.73%) JavaScript
4 11 (2.31%) SQL
5 6 (1.26%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.63%) C++
7 2 (0.42%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (0.42%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 12 (2.52%) PMI Certification
2 9 (1.89%) Degree
3 7 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 7 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (0.84%) PMP
4 4 (0.84%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.63%) APMP
6 2 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.42%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.21%) CCA
7 1 (0.21%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.21%) ACCA
7 1 (0.21%) CIMA
7 1 (0.21%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.94%) QA
2 6 (1.26%) SLA
3 4 (0.84%) 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 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 473 (99.16%) SAP
2 18 (3.77%) Business Objects
2 18 (3.77%) Adobe
3 17 (3.56%) Oracle
4 16 (3.35%) Microsoft
5 10 (2.10%) IBM
6 5 (1.05%) HP
6 5 (1.05%) Syclo
7 3 (0.63%) Siebel
7 3 (0.63%) CA
7 3 (0.63%) Informatica
8 2 (0.42%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.42%) Sybase
8 2 (0.42%) SEEBURGER
9 1 (0.21%) EMC
9 1 (0.21%) Sun
9 1 (0.21%) Remedy
9 1 (0.21%) Primavera
9 1 (0.21%) ESRI
9 1 (0.21%) Ab Initio
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