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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 418 388 351
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -37
Contract jobs citing ABAP 179 222 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.40% 0.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.86% 1.08% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 64 103
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £587
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £43.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £43.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +24.28%

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
20749 20518 17913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.24% 37.16% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13460 13302 11029
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 478 633
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.58 £17.75 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 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 24 April 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 -41 142 £450 - 37
London -32 46 £450 -5.26% 7
South East -21 30 £450 -10.00% 14
North West -14 19 £200 -44.82% 2
Scotland +18 15 £425 - 1
Berkshire -5 11 £453 - 4
City of London +22 9 £608 +27.89%
Cheshire 0 9 - -
West Midlands -12 9 £563 +25.00% 5
Glasgow - 9 £468 - 1
East Midlands +8 6 £400 -11.11% 1
North East -2 6 £431 -4.16%
Manchester -17 6 £200 -46.66%
Durham +1 5 £450 -
Midlands +5 4 - -
Hampshire -12 4 £481 +30.06% 3
Newton Aycliffe - 4 £450 -
East of England - 4 £500 - 2
Derbyshire +5 3 £425 -
Middlesex +2 3 £396 -
Brentford -5 3 £300 -36.84%
West Yorkshire -9 3 £409 -16.53% 2
South West -9 3 £375 -11.76% 1
Leeds -13 3 £409 -16.53% 2
Yorkshire -18 3 £409 -16.53% 3
Cambridgeshire - 3 £538 - 2
West Sussex - 3 £580 -
Cambridge - 3 £538 - 1
Derby - 3 £425 -
Birmingham - 3 £325 - 3

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 385 (99.48%) SAP
2 93 (24.03%) SAP BW
3 62 (16.02%) Finance
4 57 (14.73%) Business Intelligence
5 44 (11.37%) BusinessObjects
5 44 (11.37%) Business Objects
5 44 (11.37%) Java
6 40 (10.34%) Workflow
7 39 (10.08%) Web Dynpro
8 38 (9.82%) NetWeaver
9 37 (9.56%) CRM
10 36 (9.30%) BAPI
11 35 (9.04%) Migration
12 32 (8.27%) ERP
13 31 (8.01%) SAP BI
14 30 (7.75%) ETL
14 30 (7.75%) SAP HANA
14 30 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (7.24%) SAP FI
15 28 (7.24%) SAPscript
15 28 (7.24%) SAP Basis
15 28 (7.24%) SAP CO
16 27 (6.98%) LSMW
17 26 (6.72%) SAP FI/CO
17 26 (6.72%) SAP PI
18 24 (6.20%) SAP Smart Forms
18 24 (6.20%) Project Management
18 24 (6.20%) SAP Data Services
18 24 (6.20%) Data Migration
19 23 (5.94%) SAP IS-U

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 38 (9.82%) NetWeaver
2 10 (2.58%) SAP Portal
3 5 (1.29%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.52%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.26%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.26%) SAP EP
6 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.55%) MS Office
3 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.26%) MS Project
3 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (7.24%) SAP FI
1 28 (7.24%) SAP CO
2 26 (6.72%) SAP FI/CO
3 23 (5.94%) SAP IS-U
4 17 (4.39%) SAP SD
5 15 (3.88%) SAP MM
6 14 (3.62%) SAP HR
6 14 (3.62%) SAP CRM
7 13 (3.36%) SAP BPC
8 12 (3.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 12 (3.10%) SAP EWM
9 9 (2.33%) SAP WM
10 7 (1.81%) SAP HCM
10 7 (1.81%) SAP PM
10 7 (1.81%) SAP R/3
11 6 (1.55%) SAP MDM
11 6 (1.55%) SAP Payroll
12 5 (1.29%) SAP ERP
12 5 (1.29%) SAP SRM
12 5 (1.29%) SAP CS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.03%) SaaS
2 2 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.78%) RTP
1 3 (0.78%) Firewall
1 3 (0.78%) LAN
1 3 (0.78%) WAN
2 2 (0.52%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.52%) FTP
2 2 (0.52%) LDAP
3 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (24.03%) SAP BW
2 44 (11.37%) BusinessObjects
3 31 (8.01%) SAP BI
4 30 (7.75%) SAP HANA
5 24 (6.20%) SAP Data Services
6 14 (3.62%) DB2
7 11 (2.84%) SQL Server
8 10 (2.58%) Oracle Database
9 9 (2.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 6 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.03%) BusinessObjects XI
13 3 (0.78%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.78%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.78%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.26%) MaxDB
14 1 (0.26%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 27 (6.98%) LSMW
2 2 (0.52%) NWDS
3 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.26%) NWDI
3 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
General
1 62 (16.02%) Finance
2 18 (4.65%) Manufacturing
3 17 (4.39%) Pharmaceutical
3 17 (4.39%) Retail
4 15 (3.88%) Billing
5 14 (3.62%) Banking
6 8 (2.07%) General Ledger
7 3 (0.78%) French Language
7 3 (0.78%) Automotive
8 2 (0.52%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.52%) German Language
9 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.26%) Korean Language
9 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.26%) Publishing
9 1 (0.26%) Electronics
9 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 191 (49.35%) Consultant
2 181 (46.77%) SAP Consultant
3 88 (22.74%) Developer
4 74 (19.12%) SAP Developer
5 62 (16.02%) ABAP Developer
6 30 (7.75%) Architect
7 25 (6.46%) ABAP Consultant
8 22 (5.68%) SAP Architect
9 21 (5.43%) SAP Basis Consultant
10 15 (3.88%) SAP Functional Consultant
10 15 (3.88%) Functional Consultant
10 15 (3.88%) Analyst
11 14 (3.62%) Business Intelligence Consultant
11 14 (3.62%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (3.62%) SAP Support
11 14 (3.62%) SAP BI Consultant
12 12 (3.10%) SAP Manager
12 12 (3.10%) SAP ISU Consultant
13 11 (2.84%) Data Consultant
13 11 (2.84%) SAP BW Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (10.08%) Web Dynpro
2 36 (9.30%) BAPI
3 28 (7.24%) SAP Basis
4 26 (6.72%) SAP PI
5 24 (6.20%) SAP Smart Forms
6 22 (5.68%) SAP ALE
6 22 (5.68%) Web Services
7 15 (3.88%) SAP XI
8 13 (3.36%) SAP Business Workflow
9 11 (2.84%) HTML
9 11 (2.84%) XML
9 11 (2.84%) EDI
10 10 (2.58%) HTML5
11 8 (2.07%) SOAP
11 8 (2.07%) Middleware
12 4 (1.03%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 3 (0.78%) .NET
13 3 (0.78%) J2EE
14 2 (0.52%) CSS
14 2 (0.52%) SAP CO-PA
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.62%) FMCG
3 9 (2.33%) Data Integration
4 6 (1.55%) PKI
5 4 (1.03%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.03%) Replication
5 4 (1.03%) Data Extraction
5 4 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.03%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.78%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (0.78%) Data Conversion
6 3 (0.78%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.52%) Economics
7 2 (0.52%) DataPower
7 2 (0.52%) User Experience
8 1 (0.26%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.26%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.26%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.26%) Statistics
8 1 (0.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.65%) Windows
2 11 (2.84%) AIX
2 11 (2.84%) UNIX
3 6 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.03%) Windows NT
4 4 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.52%) Linux
5 2 (0.52%) zOS
6 1 (0.26%) Android
6 1 (0.26%) HPUX
6 1 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (14.73%) Business Intelligence
2 40 (10.34%) Workflow
3 37 (9.56%) CRM
4 35 (9.04%) Migration
5 32 (8.27%) ERP
6 30 (7.75%) ETL
7 24 (6.20%) Project Management
7 24 (6.20%) Data Migration
8 23 (5.94%) Logistics
9 22 (5.68%) OO
9 22 (5.68%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (5.17%) SAP Implementation
11 19 (4.91%) SAP Security
12 18 (4.65%) Data Modelling
13 17 (4.39%) GAP Analysis
14 15 (3.88%) Performance Tuning
15 13 (3.36%) Unit Testing
15 13 (3.36%) Integration Testing
16 11 (2.84%) PRINCE2
17 10 (2.58%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 44 (11.37%) Java
2 28 (7.24%) SAPscript
3 17 (4.39%) SQL
4 5 (1.29%) Shell Script
4 5 (1.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.26%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (2.84%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.33%) Degree
3 5 (1.29%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (1.29%) PMP
3 5 (1.29%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.03%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.78%) CISSP
6 1 (0.26%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.13%) QA
2 7 (1.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (1.81%) GxP
3 5 (1.29%) SLA
4 3 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 5 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.03%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.26%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 385 (99.48%) SAP
2 44 (11.37%) Business Objects
3 15 (3.88%) Adobe
4 13 (3.36%) Oracle
5 11 (2.84%) IBM
6 9 (2.33%) HP
7 8 (2.07%) Informatica
8 6 (1.55%) Microsoft
8 6 (1.55%) VMware
9 5 (1.29%) Sybase
10 3 (0.78%) Remedy
10 3 (0.78%) Cognos
11 2 (0.52%) Pegasus
11 2 (0.52%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.52%) PTC
11 2 (0.52%) Syclo
12 1 (0.26%) Twitter
12 1 (0.26%) OpenText
12 1 (0.26%) StreamServe
12 1 (0.26%) CA
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