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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 451 388 390
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +2
Contract jobs citing ABAP 170 229 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.42% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.79% 1.13% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 81 68
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £300 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £422 £419 £423
% change year-on-year
+0.65% -0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £67.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 £67.00 -
% change year-on-year
-2.98% -

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
21523 20252 19490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.85% 37.06% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14462 12959 12063
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
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 £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 414 555
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 £18.00 £15.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £59.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 -67 142 £450 - 38
London +13 59 £475 - 9
South East -12 29 £413 -17.58% 9
West Midlands -1 13 £410 +2.50% 2
Birmingham +12 10 £420 +2.43% 2
Hampshire -3 8 £414 -8.05% 4
North West -32 8 £310 -24.39% 7
City of London -3 7 £700 - 1
Manchester -3 7 £368 -49.31% 2
Berkshire +1 6 £403 -32.91% 4
East Midlands -1 6 - - 1
Brentford +3 5 £575 +24.32%
Surrey -3 5 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -8 5 - -
East of England -18 5 £434 +44.50% 2
Slough +5 4 £403 -15.26%
West Sussex -5 4 £400 -
Nottingham -12 4 - -
South West -28 4 £450 +2.85% 2
Midlands - 4 £450 -
Worthing - 4 £400 -
Bedfordshire +1 3 £380 +38.18% 2
Scotland -17 3 - -
Buckinghamshire +1 2 £365 -
Wiltshire +1 2 £450 +20.00% 1
Swindon -3 2 £450 +20.00%
Winchester - 2 £358 -
Bexley - 2 - -
Reading - 2 - - 4
Glasgow +4 1 - -

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 336 (97.39%) SAP
2 67 (19.42%) SAP BW
3 46 (13.33%) Java
4 44 (12.75%) BusinessObjects
5 43 (12.46%) Business Intelligence
6 41 (11.88%) CRM
7 40 (11.59%) Finance
8 36 (10.43%) Data Modelling
9 35 (10.14%) OO
9 35 (10.14%) Migration
10 34 (9.86%) SAP HANA
11 32 (9.28%) Workflow
12 29 (8.41%) Web Dynpro
12 29 (8.41%) ERP
13 28 (8.12%) SAP PI
14 27 (7.83%) Manufacturing
14 27 (7.83%) LSMW
15 26 (7.54%) BAPI
15 26 (7.54%) SAPscript
16 25 (7.25%) NetWeaver
16 25 (7.25%) SAP Data Services
17 23 (6.67%) SAP MM
17 23 (6.67%) Web Services
17 23 (6.67%) SAP Smart Forms
18 22 (6.38%) SQL
18 22 (6.38%) Data Migration
19 21 (6.09%) SAP BI
20 20 (5.80%) SAP XI
20 20 (5.80%) Logistics
20 20 (5.80%) SAP Implementation

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 25 (7.25%) NetWeaver
2 4 (1.16%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.16%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.87%) SAP Portal
3 3 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.29%) SAP EP
4 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.29%) SAS
4 1 (0.29%) Gentran
4 1 (0.29%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (2.90%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.03%) MS Office
3 6 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (6.67%) SAP MM
2 19 (5.51%) SAP FI
3 18 (5.22%) SAP FI/CO
3 18 (5.22%) SAP CO
3 18 (5.22%) SAP SD
4 16 (4.64%) SAP CRM
5 12 (3.48%) SAP IS-U
5 12 (3.48%) SAP EWM
6 11 (3.19%) SAP BPC
6 11 (3.19%) SAP WM
6 11 (3.19%) SAP HR
7 10 (2.90%) SAP APO
8 7 (2.03%) SAP PP
8 7 (2.03%) SAP ERP
8 7 (2.03%) SAP PM
8 7 (2.03%) SAP MII
9 6 (1.74%) SAP SCM
9 6 (1.74%) SAP SRM
9 6 (1.74%) SAP HCM
10 5 (1.45%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.87%) FTP
1 3 (0.87%) X.509
2 2 (0.58%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.58%) HTTP
3 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.29%) VPN
3 1 (0.29%) DNS
3 1 (0.29%) SAN
3 1 (0.29%) RFID
3 1 (0.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (19.42%) SAP BW
2 44 (12.75%) BusinessObjects
3 34 (9.86%) SAP HANA
4 25 (7.25%) SAP Data Services
5 21 (6.09%) SAP BI
6 16 (4.64%) SQL Server
7 6 (1.74%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 6 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.74%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.45%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.87%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.87%) MS Access
9 3 (0.87%) BusinessObjects XI
10 2 (0.58%) DB2
11 1 (0.29%) DTS
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 27 (7.83%) LSMW
2 4 (1.16%) CA Gen
3 2 (0.58%) NWDS
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.29%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.29%) NWDI
4 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.29%) Toad
4 1 (0.29%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 40 (11.59%) Finance
2 27 (7.83%) Manufacturing
3 16 (4.64%) Retail
4 10 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (2.32%) Billing
6 7 (2.03%) Automotive
6 7 (2.03%) Banking
7 6 (1.74%) Marketing
7 6 (1.74%) German Language
8 5 (1.45%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.58%) Electronics
9 2 (0.58%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.58%) French Language
10 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.29%) Greek Language
10 1 (0.29%) Korean Language
10 1 (0.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 163 (47.25%) Consultant
2 154 (44.64%) SAP Consultant
3 85 (24.64%) Developer
4 72 (20.87%) SAP Developer
5 61 (17.68%) ABAP Developer
6 27 (7.83%) ABAP Consultant
7 21 (6.09%) Architect
8 20 (5.80%) SAP Architect
9 17 (4.93%) SAP BW Consultant
10 15 (4.35%) SAP BW Developer
11 14 (4.06%) SAP MM Consultant
12 13 (3.77%) Analyst
13 12 (3.48%) SAP Analyst
14 11 (3.19%) SAP Functional Consultant
14 11 (3.19%) SAP Manager
14 11 (3.19%) Functional Consultant
15 10 (2.90%) Migration Consultant
15 10 (2.90%) Data Consultant
15 10 (2.90%) SAP Support
15 10 (2.90%) SAP EWM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.41%) Web Dynpro
2 28 (8.12%) SAP PI
3 26 (7.54%) BAPI
4 23 (6.67%) SAP Smart Forms
4 23 (6.67%) Web Services
5 20 (5.80%) SAP XI
6 17 (4.93%) SAP ALE
7 16 (4.64%) SAP Basis
8 13 (3.77%) XML
8 13 (3.77%) EDI
9 9 (2.61%) HTML
9 9 (2.61%) SAP Business Workflow
10 7 (2.03%) SOAP
11 5 (1.45%) HTML5
11 5 (1.45%) J2EE
11 5 (1.45%) Middleware
12 3 (0.87%) EDIFACT
12 3 (0.87%) SAML
13 2 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
13 2 (0.58%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.48%) FMCG
3 7 (2.03%) PKI
4 6 (1.74%) Data Extraction
5 4 (1.16%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.16%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.16%) User Experience
6 3 (0.87%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.58%) Statistics
7 2 (0.58%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.29%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.29%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Life Science
8 1 (0.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.29%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.19%) UNIX
2 7 (2.03%) Windows
3 6 (1.74%) VMS
3 6 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.58%) Linux
5 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.29%) SUSE
5 1 (0.29%) AIX
5 1 (0.29%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (12.46%) Business Intelligence
2 41 (11.88%) CRM
3 36 (10.43%) Data Modelling
4 35 (10.14%) OO
4 35 (10.14%) Migration
5 32 (9.28%) Workflow
6 29 (8.41%) ERP
7 22 (6.38%) Data Migration
8 20 (5.80%) SAP Implementation
8 20 (5.80%) Logistics
9 18 (5.22%) Project Management
10 17 (4.93%) ETL
10 17 (4.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (4.35%) Change Management
12 11 (3.19%) OOP
12 11 (3.19%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (2.90%) SAP Security
13 10 (2.90%) ITIL
13 10 (2.90%) Data Management
14 9 (2.61%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (13.33%) Java
2 26 (7.54%) SAPscript
3 22 (6.38%) SQL
4 7 (2.03%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.45%) VB
5 5 (1.45%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.16%) Perl
7 2 (0.58%) PHP
7 2 (0.58%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.58%) C
8 1 (0.29%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.29%) XPath
8 1 (0.29%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (0.29%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 14 (4.06%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.61%) Degree
3 5 (1.45%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.16%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.16%) SAP Certification
5 3 (0.87%) CCA
5 3 (0.87%) CISSP
6 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.29%) PMP
6 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.61%) QA
2 5 (1.45%) GxP
2 5 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 336 (97.39%) SAP
2 16 (4.64%) Oracle
3 15 (4.35%) Adobe
4 10 (2.90%) Informatica
5 6 (1.74%) IBM
5 6 (1.74%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.16%) HP
6 4 (1.16%) BEA
6 4 (1.16%) Siemens
6 4 (1.16%) webMethods
6 4 (1.16%) Pega
7 2 (0.58%) Syclo
7 2 (0.58%) PTC
7 2 (0.58%) Pegasus
7 2 (0.58%) Sybase
8 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.29%) Cognos
8 1 (0.29%) Citrix
8 1 (0.29%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.29%) Remedy
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