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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 388 333 324
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -9
Contract jobs citing ABAP 197 250 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.49% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.00% 1.34% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 86 91
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £350 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £525 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £44.50 £27.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.81% -46.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -46.00%

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
19703 18687 16902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.51% 36.90% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12870 11739 10374
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 478 654
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.63 £16.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 -34 178 £432 +1.52% 32
London -2 73 £425 -4.49% 7
South East -28 36 £450 +5.88% 6
East of England +18 15 £475 - 7
City of London +21 14 £550 +41.93%
West Midlands -35 12 £400 +3.22% 6
Cambridgeshire +6 10 £450 - 1
North East - 10 £450 -
Berkshire +4 9 £500 +30.29% 1
Hampshire -21 9 £410 +0.61% 1
Cambridge - 8 £450 -
North West -24 7 - - 4
Middlesex +8 6 £450 -28.00%
East Midlands +1 6 £450 +2.27% 1
Scotland - 6 £750 - 4
Slough - 6 £500 -
Hertfordshire +12 5 £500 +5.26% 2
Surrey -7 5 £425 -15.00%
Midlands +4 4 £350 -6.66%
Yorkshire -20 4 £383 -21.93%
South West -14 3 £413 -17.50%
Lancashire - 3 - -
Northamptonshire - 3 £450 -
Leicestershire +10 2 - -
Cheshire -1 2 - - 1
Staines -3 2 - -
Coventry -12 2 - - 4
West Sussex -15 2 £580 +16.00%
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £750 -

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 400 (99.01%) SAP
2 105 (25.99%) SAP BW
3 66 (16.34%) Finance
4 58 (14.36%) Business Intelligence
5 50 (12.38%) Workflow
6 46 (11.39%) Business Objects
6 46 (11.39%) BusinessObjects
7 45 (11.14%) NetWeaver
8 42 (10.40%) Migration
9 40 (9.90%) Java
9 40 (9.90%) OO
10 39 (9.65%) BAPI
11 36 (8.91%) Web Dynpro
11 36 (8.91%) CRM
12 35 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
13 33 (8.17%) SAP BI
13 33 (8.17%) SAP IS-U
14 32 (7.92%) SAPscript
14 32 (7.92%) Adobe
15 31 (7.67%) ERP
16 30 (7.43%) SAP FI
16 30 (7.43%) SAP CO
17 29 (7.18%) ETL
18 28 (6.93%) Data Modelling
18 28 (6.93%) SAP FI/CO
18 28 (6.93%) SAP HANA
19 25 (6.19%) Data Migration
19 25 (6.19%) Logistics
20 24 (5.94%) LSMW
20 24 (5.94%) Billing

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 45 (11.14%) NetWeaver
2 10 (2.48%) SAP Portal
3 8 (1.98%) LiveCycle
4 5 (1.24%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.99%) SAP EP
6 3 (0.74%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.50%) CMS
7 2 (0.50%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.25%) SAS
8 1 (0.25%) SAP Web AS
Applications
1 9 (2.23%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.98%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 33 (8.17%) SAP IS-U
2 30 (7.43%) SAP FI
2 30 (7.43%) SAP CO
3 28 (6.93%) SAP FI/CO
4 19 (4.70%) SAP SD
5 18 (4.46%) SAP CRM
5 18 (4.46%) SAP HR
6 16 (3.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 15 (3.71%) SAP BPC
8 14 (3.47%) SAP HCM
9 13 (3.22%) SAP EWM
10 10 (2.48%) SAP MM
11 9 (2.23%) SAP ERP
12 8 (1.98%) SAP PP
12 8 (1.98%) SAP R/3
12 8 (1.98%) SAP WM
13 7 (1.73%) SAP APO
13 7 (1.73%) SAP PM
14 6 (1.49%) SAP SRM
14 6 (1.49%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.99%) SaaS
2 2 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.49%) RTP
2 3 (0.74%) LAN
2 3 (0.74%) WAN
2 3 (0.74%) Firewall
3 2 (0.50%) FTP
3 2 (0.50%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.50%) LDAP
4 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (25.99%) SAP BW
2 46 (11.39%) BusinessObjects
3 33 (8.17%) SAP BI
4 28 (6.93%) SAP HANA
5 14 (3.47%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 13 (3.22%) DB2
6 13 (3.22%) SAP Data Services
7 12 (2.97%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.99%) BusinessObjects XI
10 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.99%) DataStage
10 4 (0.99%) SQL Server
10 4 (0.99%) OLAP
11 3 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.74%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.74%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.74%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 24 (5.94%) LSMW
2 2 (0.50%) NWDS
3 1 (0.25%) NWDI
General
1 66 (16.34%) Finance
2 24 (5.94%) Billing
3 23 (5.69%) Manufacturing
4 19 (4.70%) Retail
5 14 (3.47%) Banking
6 11 (2.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (1.98%) General Ledger
8 5 (1.24%) German Language
9 4 (0.99%) Automotive
10 3 (0.74%) Publishing
10 3 (0.74%) Marketing
10 3 (0.74%) French Language
10 3 (0.74%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.50%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.25%) Legal
12 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.25%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 195 (48.27%) Consultant
2 188 (46.53%) SAP Consultant
3 104 (25.74%) Developer
4 84 (20.79%) SAP Developer
5 60 (14.85%) ABAP Developer
6 34 (8.42%) ABAP Consultant
7 28 (6.93%) Architect
8 21 (5.20%) SAP Architect
9 19 (4.70%) SAP ISU Consultant
10 16 (3.96%) SAP BI Consultant
10 16 (3.96%) Analyst
10 16 (3.96%) Business Intelligence Consultant
11 15 (3.71%) Functional Consultant
12 14 (3.47%) SAP Basis Consultant
12 14 (3.47%) SAP Functional Consultant
13 13 (3.22%) SAP Support
13 13 (3.22%) SAP BW Consultant
14 11 (2.72%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
14 11 (2.72%) SAP Analyst
15 10 (2.48%) SAP EWM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.65%) BAPI
2 36 (8.91%) Web Dynpro
3 23 (5.69%) SAP ALE
3 23 (5.69%) SAP PI
4 22 (5.45%) SAP Smart Forms
5 21 (5.20%) SAP Basis
6 17 (4.21%) SAP Business Workflow
7 15 (3.71%) HTML
7 15 (3.71%) SAP XI
8 14 (3.47%) Web Services
9 11 (2.72%) XML
10 10 (2.48%) Middleware
11 9 (2.23%) EDI
12 7 (1.73%) HTML5
13 6 (1.49%) SOAP
14 5 (1.24%) .NET
15 4 (0.99%) WebSphere Message Broker
16 3 (0.74%) J2EE
16 3 (0.74%) ASP.NET
17 2 (0.50%) SAP CO-PA
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.97%) Data Integration
3 8 (1.98%) FMCG
4 6 (1.49%) Data Structures
5 4 (0.99%) Computer Science
5 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (0.99%) Replication
5 4 (0.99%) Client/Server
6 3 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.74%) Data Conversion
6 3 (0.74%) Data Extraction
6 3 (0.74%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (0.50%) User Experience
7 2 (0.50%) DataPower
7 2 (0.50%) Economics
7 2 (0.50%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.25%) AS400
8 1 (0.25%) Statistics
8 1 (0.25%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.47%) Windows
2 11 (2.72%) UNIX
3 10 (2.48%) AIX
4 4 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (0.99%) Windows NT
5 3 (0.74%) Linux
6 2 (0.50%) Android
6 2 (0.50%) zOS
7 1 (0.25%) HPUX
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (14.36%) Business Intelligence
2 50 (12.38%) Workflow
3 42 (10.40%) Migration
4 40 (9.90%) OO
5 36 (8.91%) CRM
6 31 (7.67%) ERP
7 29 (7.18%) ETL
8 28 (6.93%) Data Modelling
9 25 (6.19%) Data Migration
9 25 (6.19%) Logistics
10 23 (5.69%) Performance Tuning
11 22 (5.45%) Integration Testing
12 20 (4.95%) Project Management
13 19 (4.70%) User Acceptance Testing
14 18 (4.46%) Unit Testing
15 17 (4.21%) ITIL
15 17 (4.21%) GAP Analysis
16 15 (3.71%) Test Scripting
17 14 (3.47%) SAP Implementation
18 12 (2.97%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 40 (9.90%) Java
2 32 (7.92%) SAPscript
3 24 (5.94%) SQL
4 15 (3.71%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.24%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.74%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.50%) C
7 2 (0.50%) C#
8 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (2.97%) Degree
2 4 (0.99%) VCP4
2 4 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (0.99%) PMP
2 4 (0.99%) PMI Certification
3 3 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (0.74%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.50%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.21%) QA
2 5 (1.24%) SLA
2 5 (1.24%) GxP
3 3 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 5 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 6 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.99%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.25%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.25%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 400 (99.01%) SAP
2 46 (11.39%) Business Objects
3 32 (7.92%) Adobe
4 16 (3.96%) Oracle
5 12 (2.97%) HP
6 11 (2.72%) IBM
7 10 (2.48%) Microsoft
8 6 (1.49%) VMware
9 5 (1.24%) Sybase
9 5 (1.24%) Syclo
10 4 (0.99%) StreamServe
10 4 (0.99%) Informatica
10 4 (0.99%) Cognos
11 3 (0.74%) Remedy
12 2 (0.50%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.50%) Open Text
12 2 (0.50%) JD Edwards
13 1 (0.25%) Pegasus
13 1 (0.25%) Twitter
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