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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 458 389 410
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +21
Contract jobs citing ABAP 157 217 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.41% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.75% 1.10% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 86 61
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£450 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% -3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £419 £419
% change year-on-year
+0.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £57.50 £60.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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
20864 19760 18972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.05% 37.34% 37.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14000 12753 11633
Average daily rate £400 £388 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 403 601
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £16.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £51.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +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 7 July 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
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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 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 -64 132 £450 +1.40% 26
London +11 58 £475 - 8
South East -26 22 £414 -15.12% 7
North West -21 15 £310 -17.77%
City of London +6 9 £700 - 1
East Midlands -5 8 £375 -21.05% 3
Manchester -11 8 £300 -20.42%
Hampshire +6 7 £413 -8.33% 3
Surrey -4 6 - - 2
Nottinghamshire -5 6 £350 -22.22%
West Midlands -9 6 £420 +5.00% 5
Brentford +2 5 £575 +24.32%
Birmingham -3 5 £420 +8.38% 4
Nottingham -9 5 £350 -22.22%
Cheshire -5 4 - -
Berkshire +4 3 £475 -
Scotland -8 3 - -
East of England -17 3 £407 +35.58% 3
South West -31 3 £450 +2.85%
Midlands - 3 £435 -
Wiltshire +6 2 £450 +20.00%
Slough +6 2 - -
Swindon 0 2 £450 +20.00%
Bedfordshire -6 2 £380 +26.66%
Winchester - 2 £358 -
Worthing - 2 £400 -
West Sussex - 2 £400 -
Leicestershire +2 1 £400 -23.80% 2
Middlesex +2 1 - -
Warrington -1 1 - -

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 369 (97.62%) SAP
2 83 (21.96%) SAP BW
3 55 (14.55%) Finance
4 50 (13.23%) Business Intelligence
5 48 (12.70%) Java
6 41 (10.85%) Business Objects
7 39 (10.32%) BusinessObjects
8 37 (9.79%) CRM
8 37 (9.79%) ERP
8 37 (9.79%) Workflow
8 37 (9.79%) Migration
8 37 (9.79%) SAP HANA
9 34 (8.99%) Data Modelling
10 33 (8.73%) OO
10 33 (8.73%) Web Dynpro
11 31 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
12 30 (7.94%) LSMW
13 29 (7.67%) NetWeaver
13 29 (7.67%) SAP Data Services
14 28 (7.41%) SAP PI
14 28 (7.41%) SAPscript
14 28 (7.41%) BAPI
15 27 (7.14%) SAP BI
16 26 (6.88%) Web Services
17 25 (6.61%) ETL
17 25 (6.61%) SAP Implementation
18 24 (6.35%) SQL
19 23 (6.08%) SAP MM
19 23 (6.08%) Logistics
19 23 (6.08%) SAP Smart Forms

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 29 (7.67%) NetWeaver
2 6 (1.59%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.79%) SAP Portal
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.26%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.26%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.26%) Gentran
5 1 (0.26%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 15 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.38%) MS Office
3 6 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (6.08%) SAP MM
2 22 (5.82%) SAP FI
3 20 (5.29%) SAP IS-U
3 20 (5.29%) SAP FI/CO
3 20 (5.29%) SAP CO
4 19 (5.03%) SAP SD
5 16 (4.23%) SAP WM
5 16 (4.23%) SAP EWM
6 15 (3.97%) SAP BPC
7 13 (3.44%) SAP CRM
8 10 (2.65%) SAP APO
8 10 (2.65%) SAP HR
8 10 (2.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (2.12%) SAP PM
10 7 (1.85%) SAP PP
10 7 (1.85%) SAP ERP
11 6 (1.59%) SAP HCM
11 6 (1.59%) SAP SCM
12 5 (1.32%) SAP Retail
12 5 (1.32%) SAP CS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.06%) SaaS
2 2 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.79%) LAN
1 3 (0.79%) WAN
1 3 (0.79%) FTP
1 3 (0.79%) Firewall
2 2 (0.53%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.53%) X.509
3 1 (0.26%) RFID
3 1 (0.26%) SAN
3 1 (0.26%) HTTP
3 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.26%) VPN
3 1 (0.26%) DNS
3 1 (0.26%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (21.96%) SAP BW
2 39 (10.32%) BusinessObjects
3 37 (9.79%) SAP HANA
4 29 (7.67%) SAP Data Services
5 27 (7.14%) SAP BI
6 14 (3.70%) SQL Server
7 10 (2.65%) DB2
8 9 (2.38%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.32%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.06%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.79%) BusinessObjects XI
12 3 (0.79%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.53%) MS Access
14 1 (0.26%) DTS
14 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 30 (7.94%) LSMW
2 2 (0.53%) NWDS
2 2 (0.53%) CA Gen
3 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.26%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.26%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.26%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.26%) NWDI
General
1 55 (14.55%) Finance
2 22 (5.82%) Manufacturing
3 15 (3.97%) Retail
4 13 (3.44%) Banking
5 11 (2.91%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (2.65%) Billing
7 7 (1.85%) Automotive
8 5 (1.32%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.06%) General Ledger
9 4 (1.06%) German Language
10 2 (0.53%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.53%) French Language
10 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.53%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Greek Language
11 1 (0.26%) Korean Language
11 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 180 (47.62%) Consultant
2 171 (45.24%) SAP Consultant
3 89 (23.54%) Developer
4 76 (20.11%) SAP Developer
5 63 (16.67%) ABAP Developer
6 33 (8.73%) Architect
7 27 (7.14%) ABAP Consultant
7 27 (7.14%) SAP Architect
8 17 (4.50%) SAP BW Consultant
9 15 (3.97%) SAP Manager
9 15 (3.97%) SAP EWM Consultant
10 14 (3.70%) SAP Support
10 14 (3.70%) SAP BW Developer
10 14 (3.70%) SAP MM Consultant
10 14 (3.70%) Analyst
11 13 (3.44%) SAP Analyst
12 12 (3.17%) SAP Functional Consultant
12 12 (3.17%) Technical Consultant
12 12 (3.17%) Functional Consultant
13 11 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.73%) Web Dynpro
2 28 (7.41%) BAPI
2 28 (7.41%) SAP PI
3 26 (6.88%) Web Services
4 23 (6.08%) SAP Smart Forms
5 19 (5.03%) SAP ALE
6 18 (4.76%) SAP Basis
7 17 (4.50%) XML
8 16 (4.23%) SAP XI
9 14 (3.70%) EDI
10 13 (3.44%) SAP Business Workflow
11 12 (3.17%) HTML
12 11 (2.91%) SOAP
13 9 (2.38%) Middleware
14 8 (2.12%) HTML5
15 4 (1.06%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 4 (1.06%) J2EE
16 3 (0.79%) .NET
17 2 (0.53%) EDIFACT
17 2 (0.53%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.70%) FMCG
3 7 (1.85%) PKI
4 6 (1.59%) HP Storage
5 5 (1.32%) Data Structures
5 5 (1.32%) Data Extraction
6 4 (1.06%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.79%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.79%) Data Conversion
7 3 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.79%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.53%) DataPower
8 2 (0.53%) User Experience
8 2 (0.53%) Replication
8 2 (0.53%) Statistics
9 1 (0.26%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.26%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.26%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.23%) Windows
2 12 (3.17%) UNIX
3 9 (2.38%) AIX
4 6 (1.59%) VMS
4 6 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.79%) Windows NT
7 2 (0.53%) zOS
7 2 (0.53%) Linux
8 1 (0.26%) HPUX
8 1 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (13.23%) Business Intelligence
2 37 (9.79%) CRM
2 37 (9.79%) ERP
2 37 (9.79%) Migration
2 37 (9.79%) Workflow
3 34 (8.99%) Data Modelling
4 33 (8.73%) OO
5 25 (6.61%) ETL
5 25 (6.61%) SAP Implementation
6 23 (6.08%) Data Migration
6 23 (6.08%) Logistics
7 22 (5.82%) Project Management
8 21 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (4.23%) GAP Analysis
10 14 (3.70%) Change Management
11 13 (3.44%) ITIL
11 13 (3.44%) SAP Security
12 11 (2.91%) Unit Testing
12 11 (2.91%) Test Scripting
13 10 (2.65%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (12.70%) Java
2 28 (7.41%) SAPscript
3 24 (6.35%) SQL
4 5 (1.32%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.06%) VB
6 2 (0.53%) C
6 2 (0.53%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.53%) Perl
6 2 (0.53%) PHP
6 2 (0.53%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.26%) XPath
7 1 (0.26%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (0.26%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (0.26%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 11 (2.91%) Degree
2 9 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.06%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.06%) DV Cleared
3 4 (1.06%) PMP
3 4 (1.06%) PMI Certification
3 4 (1.06%) SAP Certification
3 4 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (0.79%) CISSP
5 1 (0.26%) ISEB
5 1 (0.26%) CCA
5 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.91%) QA
2 5 (1.32%) GxP
3 4 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.79%) SLA
4 3 (0.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.06%) Tivoli
1 4 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 369 (97.62%) SAP
2 41 (10.85%) Business Objects
3 16 (4.23%) Oracle
4 14 (3.70%) IBM
5 12 (3.17%) Adobe
6 11 (2.91%) Informatica
7 10 (2.65%) HP
8 9 (2.38%) Microsoft
9 6 (1.59%) VMware
10 5 (1.32%) Sybase
11 4 (1.06%) Remedy
12 3 (0.79%) Cognos
12 3 (0.79%) JD Edwards
13 2 (0.53%) webMethods
13 2 (0.53%) BEA
13 2 (0.53%) OpenText
13 2 (0.53%) PTC
13 2 (0.53%) Pega
13 2 (0.53%) Pegasus
14 1 (0.26%) Syclo
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