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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 444 391 363
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -28
Contract jobs citing ABAP 165 199 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.38% 0.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.81% 1.01% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 58 90
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£450 £456 £453
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +0.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £361 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £432 £444 £415
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £60.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +71.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +71.42%

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
20342 19691 17540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.55% 37.41% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13467 13006 10832
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 468 618
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -66 128 £450 -4.00% 28
London -37 40 £450 -9.09% 5
South East -33 24 £423 -15.40% 5
North West -13 19 £435 +24.28%
Scotland +8 15 £425 - 1
East Midlands 0 12 £400 +14.28% 2
Glasgow - 10 £468 - 1
Cheshire -4 9 - -
Berkshire -9 8 £453 -24.58%
West Midlands -13 8 £563 +47.05% 2
Manchester -12 7 £318 -12.41%
City of London +13 6 £450 -
Nottinghamshire -4 6 £350 -
Nottingham -3 5 £350 -
Hampshire 0 4 £481 +6.94%
Birmingham -8 4 £325 -10.95% 1
East of England +4 3 £434 -13.30% 1
Midlands +2 3 - - 1
Derbyshire 0 3 £425 -
Brentford -3 3 £438 -7.89%
West Yorkshire -8 3 £409 - 2
Yorkshire -13 3 £409 - 3
Derby - 3 £425 -
Leeds - 3 £409 -
Worcester +6 2 £650 +66.66%
Worcestershire +3 2 £650 +69.93%
South West +3 2 £450 +5.88%
Middlesex +1 2 £396 -20.87%
West Sussex - 2 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £454 -

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 371 (98.93%) SAP
2 91 (24.27%) SAP BW
3 56 (14.93%) Finance
4 54 (14.40%) Business Intelligence
5 42 (11.20%) Business Objects
6 41 (10.93%) BusinessObjects
6 41 (10.93%) Web Dynpro
7 40 (10.67%) Java
8 38 (10.13%) Workflow
9 35 (9.33%) CRM
10 33 (8.80%) Migration
11 32 (8.53%) BAPI
12 31 (8.27%) SAP BI
12 31 (8.27%) SAP HANA
12 31 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
13 30 (8.00%) ERP
14 29 (7.73%) ETL
14 29 (7.73%) NetWeaver
15 27 (7.20%) SAPscript
15 27 (7.20%) SAP PI
16 25 (6.67%) SAP Data Services
16 25 (6.67%) LSMW
17 24 (6.40%) User Acceptance Testing
18 23 (6.13%) Data Migration
18 23 (6.13%) Web Services
18 23 (6.13%) OO
19 22 (5.87%) Project Management
19 22 (5.87%) Logistics
19 22 (5.87%) SAP Basis
19 22 (5.87%) SAP Smart Forms

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (7.73%) NetWeaver
2 10 (2.67%) SAP Portal
3 5 (1.33%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.53%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.07%) MS Office
3 2 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (5.60%) SAP CO
1 21 (5.60%) SAP FI
2 19 (5.07%) SAP FI/CO
3 17 (4.53%) SAP SD
3 17 (4.53%) SAP IS-U
4 15 (4.00%) SAP MM
5 14 (3.73%) SAP EWM
6 13 (3.47%) SAP BPC
7 12 (3.20%) SAP CRM
8 11 (2.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 11 (2.93%) SAP WM
8 11 (2.93%) SAP HR
9 10 (2.67%) SAP APO
10 7 (1.87%) SAP PM
10 7 (1.87%) SAP SCM
11 5 (1.33%) SAP ERP
11 5 (1.33%) SAP HCM
11 5 (1.33%) SAP SRM
11 5 (1.33%) SAP PP
11 5 (1.33%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.07%) SaaS
2 2 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.80%) LAN
1 3 (0.80%) WAN
1 3 (0.80%) Firewall
2 2 (0.53%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.53%) FTP
3 1 (0.27%) NAS
3 1 (0.27%) RFID
3 1 (0.27%) SAN
3 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.27%) VPN
3 1 (0.27%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (24.27%) SAP BW
2 41 (10.93%) BusinessObjects
3 31 (8.27%) SAP BI
3 31 (8.27%) SAP HANA
4 25 (6.67%) SAP Data Services
5 11 (2.93%) DB2
6 10 (2.67%) SQL Server
6 10 (2.67%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.60%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 5 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.07%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.80%) BusinessObjects XI
10 3 (0.80%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.53%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.27%) DataStage
12 1 (0.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 25 (6.67%) LSMW
2 2 (0.53%) NWDS
3 1 (0.27%) CA Gen
3 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.27%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (0.27%) NWDI
3 1 (0.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.27%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
General
1 56 (14.93%) Finance
2 20 (5.33%) Manufacturing
3 17 (4.53%) Pharmaceutical
3 17 (4.53%) Retail
4 11 (2.93%) Banking
5 10 (2.67%) Billing
6 7 (1.87%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.07%) German Language
8 3 (0.80%) Automotive
8 3 (0.80%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.53%) Electronics
9 2 (0.53%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.53%) French Language
10 1 (0.27%) Korean Language
10 1 (0.27%) Marketing
10 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 173 (46.13%) Consultant
2 165 (44.00%) SAP Consultant
3 98 (26.13%) Developer
4 81 (21.60%) SAP Developer
5 70 (18.67%) ABAP Developer
6 31 (8.27%) Architect
7 28 (7.47%) ABAP Consultant
8 23 (6.13%) SAP Architect
9 14 (3.73%) Analyst
9 14 (3.73%) Solutions Architect
9 14 (3.73%) SAP Support
9 14 (3.73%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 14 (3.73%) SAP Basis Consultant
9 14 (3.73%) SAP BI Consultant
10 13 (3.47%) SAP BW Consultant
11 12 (3.20%) SAP Manager
11 12 (3.20%) SAP EWM Consultant
12 11 (2.93%) Functional Consultant
12 11 (2.93%) SAP BW Developer
12 11 (2.93%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (10.93%) Web Dynpro
2 32 (8.53%) BAPI
3 27 (7.20%) SAP PI
4 23 (6.13%) Web Services
5 22 (5.87%) SAP Basis
5 22 (5.87%) SAP Smart Forms
6 19 (5.07%) SAP ALE
7 14 (3.73%) SAP Business Workflow
8 13 (3.47%) SAP XI
8 13 (3.47%) EDI
8 13 (3.47%) XML
9 12 (3.20%) HTML
10 10 (2.67%) HTML5
11 8 (2.13%) Middleware
11 8 (2.13%) SOAP
12 4 (1.07%) J2EE
12 4 (1.07%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 3 (0.80%) .NET
14 2 (0.53%) REST
14 2 (0.53%) SAP CO-PA
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.73%) FMCG
3 8 (2.13%) Data Integration
4 6 (1.60%) PKI
5 5 (1.33%) Data Extraction
6 4 (1.07%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.07%) Replication
6 4 (1.07%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.07%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.80%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (0.80%) Data Conversion
8 2 (0.53%) Economics
8 2 (0.53%) DataPower
8 2 (0.53%) User Experience
9 1 (0.27%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.27%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.27%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.53%) Windows
2 14 (3.73%) UNIX
3 11 (2.93%) AIX
4 6 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.07%) Windows NT
5 4 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.53%) Linux
6 2 (0.53%) zOS
7 1 (0.27%) VMS
7 1 (0.27%) HPUX
7 1 (0.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (14.40%) Business Intelligence
2 38 (10.13%) Workflow
3 35 (9.33%) CRM
4 33 (8.80%) Migration
5 30 (8.00%) ERP
6 29 (7.73%) ETL
7 24 (6.40%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (6.13%) Data Migration
8 23 (6.13%) OO
9 22 (5.87%) Project Management
9 22 (5.87%) Logistics
10 20 (5.33%) Data Modelling
10 20 (5.33%) SAP Implementation
11 18 (4.80%) GAP Analysis
12 16 (4.27%) SAP Security
13 14 (3.73%) Unit Testing
13 14 (3.73%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (2.93%) Test Scripting
14 11 (2.93%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (2.93%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 40 (10.67%) Java
2 27 (7.20%) SAPscript
3 18 (4.80%) SQL
4 6 (1.60%) Shell Script
5 3 (0.80%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.27%) Perl
6 1 (0.27%) PHP
6 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.27%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (2.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.40%) Degree
3 5 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (1.33%) PMP
3 5 (1.33%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.07%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.07%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.80%) CISSP
6 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.27%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.00%) QA
2 6 (1.60%) SLA
3 5 (1.33%) GxP
4 4 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.80%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 5 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.07%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 371 (98.93%) SAP
2 42 (11.20%) Business Objects
3 14 (3.73%) Oracle
3 14 (3.73%) Adobe
4 12 (3.20%) IBM
5 10 (2.67%) Informatica
6 8 (2.13%) HP
7 6 (1.60%) VMware
8 5 (1.33%) Microsoft
8 5 (1.33%) Sybase
9 4 (1.07%) Remedy
10 3 (0.80%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.80%) Cognos
11 2 (0.53%) OpenText
11 2 (0.53%) PTC
11 2 (0.53%) Pegasus
12 1 (0.27%) Twitter
12 1 (0.27%) Pega
12 1 (0.27%) Syclo
12 1 (0.27%) webMethods
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