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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 409 341 309
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -32
Contract jobs citing ABAP 187 247 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.48% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.90% 1.28% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 104 96
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£463 £400 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -5.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £544 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £58.15 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £58.15 -

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
20685 19299 18387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.14% 37.70% 37.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14073 12258 11255
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 559 731
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.29 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 December 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
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 December 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
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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 -78 156 £463 +12.12% 30
London -11 54 £400 -5.88% 11
South East -39 36 £460 +8.23% 7
West Midlands -23 13 £475 +21.79% 1
Surrey +1 11 £425 +7.93% 1
City of London +2 10 £383 -8.38% 2
Yorkshire -4 10 £500 -
North West -7 10 £350 -15.66% 3
Berkshire -2 9 £550 +41.02%
North East - 8 £475 -
East Midlands +8 7 £475 +22.58% 2
Staines -2 7 £450 +14.28% 1
South West -28 7 £465 +26.10%
Scotland -5 6 £427 +6.62%
Hampshire -23 5 £380 -10.58% 4
West Yorkshire - 5 £500 -
Midlands -1 4 - - 4
Reading - 4 £550 -
Slough -1 3 £425 -
Manchester -11 3 £425 - 1
West Sussex -14 3 £325 -31.57%
Lancashire - 3 £275 - 2
Northamptonshire - 3 £475 -
Somerset - 3 £500 -
Aberdeen +10 2 - -
South Yorkshire -2 2 £463 -
Sheffield -5 2 £463 -
East of England -11 2 £546 +18.10% 1
Preston - 2 £275 -
Taunton - 2 £500 -

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 399 (99.25%) SAP
2 109 (27.11%) SAP BW
3 63 (15.67%) Business Intelligence
4 55 (13.68%) OO
5 53 (13.18%) Finance
6 46 (11.44%) NetWeaver
7 45 (11.19%) Migration
8 41 (10.20%) BAPI
9 39 (9.70%) Business Objects
9 39 (9.70%) BusinessObjects
10 37 (9.20%) Workflow
11 36 (8.96%) Data Modelling
12 35 (8.71%) SAP BI
13 34 (8.46%) CRM
14 31 (7.71%) SAPscript
15 30 (7.46%) SAP HR
15 30 (7.46%) Adobe
16 29 (7.21%) Data Migration
17 28 (6.97%) Performance Tuning
17 28 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
17 28 (6.97%) Java
17 28 (6.97%) Web Dynpro
18 27 (6.72%) ERP
19 26 (6.47%) SAP CO
20 25 (6.22%) SAP Smart Forms
20 25 (6.22%) SAP BPC
20 25 (6.22%) SAP IS-U
21 24 (5.97%) ETL
21 24 (5.97%) SQL
21 24 (5.97%) SAP SD

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 46 (11.44%) NetWeaver
2 9 (2.24%) SAP Portal
3 8 (1.99%) LiveCycle
4 6 (1.49%) SAP EP
5 3 (0.75%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.75%) SAS
6 2 (0.50%) CMS
6 2 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.25%) SAP Web AS
Applications
1 12 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.74%) MS Office
3 2 (0.50%) MS Project
3 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 30 (7.46%) SAP HR
2 26 (6.47%) SAP CO
3 25 (6.22%) SAP IS-U
3 25 (6.22%) SAP BPC
4 24 (5.97%) SAP SD
5 23 (5.72%) SAP FI
6 22 (5.47%) SAP HCM
7 20 (4.98%) SAP FI/CO
8 18 (4.48%) SAP CRM
9 16 (3.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 12 (2.99%) SAP EWM
11 9 (2.24%) SAP FSCM
12 8 (1.99%) SAP SRM
12 8 (1.99%) SAP MM
12 8 (1.99%) SAP APO
13 7 (1.74%) SAP R/3
13 7 (1.74%) SAP ERP
14 5 (1.24%) SAP PP
14 5 (1.24%) SAP Payroll
15 4 (1.00%) SAP LE
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.49%) RTP
2 2 (0.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (27.11%) SAP BW
2 39 (9.70%) BusinessObjects
3 35 (8.71%) SAP BI
4 20 (4.98%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 20 (4.98%) SAP HANA
5 7 (1.74%) Crystal Reports
6 6 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.24%) SQL Server
7 5 (1.24%) DB2
7 5 (1.24%) SAP Data Services
8 4 (1.00%) Xcelsius
8 4 (1.00%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.00%) OLAP
8 4 (1.00%) DataStage
9 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.50%) MS Access
10 2 (0.50%) ROLAP
11 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (4.48%) LSMW
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.25%) Toad
General
1 53 (13.18%) Finance
2 22 (5.47%) Billing
3 18 (4.48%) Retail
4 17 (4.23%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.74%) German Language
6 10 (2.49%) Banking
7 7 (1.74%) Automotive
8 5 (1.24%) French Language
9 4 (1.00%) Spanish Language
9 4 (1.00%) Front Office
9 4 (1.00%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.75%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.75%) Marketing
10 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.75%) Publishing
11 2 (0.50%) Legal
12 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.25%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 192 (47.76%) Consultant
2 184 (45.77%) SAP Consultant
3 112 (27.86%) Developer
4 89 (22.14%) SAP Developer
5 63 (15.67%) ABAP Developer
6 34 (8.46%) ABAP Consultant
7 21 (5.22%) SAP BW Consultant
8 16 (3.98%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 16 (3.98%) SAP BW Developer
8 16 (3.98%) SAP BI Consultant
9 15 (3.73%) Analyst
10 14 (3.48%) SAP ISU Consultant
11 13 (3.23%) SAP Basis Consultant
11 13 (3.23%) Functional Consultant
12 12 (2.99%) SAP Functional Consultant
13 11 (2.74%) Architect
14 10 (2.49%) Migration Consultant
14 10 (2.49%) SAP HCM Consultant
14 10 (2.49%) Data Consultant
15 9 (2.24%) Senior SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (10.20%) BAPI
2 28 (6.97%) Web Dynpro
3 25 (6.22%) SAP Smart Forms
4 22 (5.47%) SAP Basis
5 20 (4.98%) SAP ALE
6 13 (3.23%) SAP XI
7 11 (2.74%) EDI
7 11 (2.74%) SAP Business Workflow
8 10 (2.49%) SAP PI
8 10 (2.49%) HTML
9 6 (1.49%) Web Services
9 6 (1.49%) SAP CO-PA
10 5 (1.24%) Middleware
10 5 (1.24%) XML
11 2 (0.50%) .NET
11 2 (0.50%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.50%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.50%) SAP BSP
11 2 (0.50%) HTML5
12 1 (0.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.23%) Data Integration
3 9 (2.24%) FMCG
4 6 (1.49%) Data Extraction
5 5 (1.24%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.75%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.50%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.50%) Replication
7 2 (0.50%) Economics
7 2 (0.50%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.25%) Statistics
8 1 (0.25%) AS400
8 1 (0.25%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.24%) UNIX
2 4 (1.00%) Windows
2 4 (1.00%) Linux
3 3 (0.75%) AIX
4 2 (0.50%) Android
5 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (15.67%) Business Intelligence
2 55 (13.68%) OO
3 45 (11.19%) Migration
4 37 (9.20%) Workflow
5 36 (8.96%) Data Modelling
6 34 (8.46%) CRM
7 29 (7.21%) Data Migration
8 28 (6.97%) Performance Tuning
9 27 (6.72%) ERP
10 24 (5.97%) ETL
11 17 (4.23%) Integration Testing
12 16 (3.98%) Unit Testing
13 13 (3.23%) Test Scripting
14 12 (2.99%) Data Cleansing
14 12 (2.99%) Logistics
14 12 (2.99%) Business Analysis
14 12 (2.99%) ITIL
15 11 (2.74%) Project Management
15 11 (2.74%) User Acceptance Testing
16 10 (2.49%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 31 (7.71%) SAPscript
2 28 (6.97%) Java
3 24 (5.97%) SQL
4 13 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.75%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.50%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.50%) C#
7 1 (0.25%) C
7 1 (0.25%) VB
7 1 (0.25%) VBA
7 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (2.99%) Degree
2 8 (1.99%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.24%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.75%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.25%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.49%) QA
2 5 (1.24%) GxP
3 4 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.50%) SLA
5 1 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.25%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.25%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 399 (99.25%) SAP
2 39 (9.70%) Business Objects
3 30 (7.46%) Adobe
4 16 (3.98%) Microsoft
5 13 (3.23%) Oracle
6 6 (1.49%) HP
7 5 (1.24%) StreamServe
8 4 (1.00%) Syclo
9 3 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.50%) Open Text
10 2 (0.50%) Pegasus
10 2 (0.50%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.50%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.50%) IBM
11 1 (0.25%) Siemens
11 1 (0.25%) Cognos
11 1 (0.25%) Siebel
England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Square One Resources
Rate: £525 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £550 to £700 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
South East England
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400 - £600.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 26 days ago