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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 380 386 305
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -81
Contract jobs citing ABAP 227 193 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.36% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.08% 0.93% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 77 132
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £67.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £67.00 - £45.00

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
20959 20666 21238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.19% 38.77% 36.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13286 12954 12733
Average daily rate £388 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 573 780
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.08 £15.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 August 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 22 August 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 -5 189 £425 -5.55% 36
London -4 52 £450 -2.17% 7
South West -15 25 £438 +3.55% 1
South East +2 24 £475 +15.15% 6
Somerset +1 17 £450 +6.50% 1
East of England -23 17 £300 -29.41%
Taunton -5 16 £438 +3.55% 1
West Midlands -15 16 £400 +6.66% 2
North West -5 13 £488 +8.44% 8
Bedfordshire -6 12 £275 -
West Yorkshire +20 10 £375 -3.22% 2
Yorkshire +11 10 £375 -3.22% 3
Scotland -7 10 £600 +45.45%
Coventry -7 10 £400 +6.66% 1
Berkshire +18 9 £475 +72.72%
Leeds - 8 £375 -
City of London +31 7 £425 -15.00%
Aberdeen +9 6 £600 +71.42%
East Midlands +7 6 £475 - 1
Cheshire +2 6 £413 -21.42%
Middlesex +2 6 - -
Hampshire -5 6 £400 -25.58% 3
North East -22 4 £525 +40.00% 1
Tyne and Wear -23 4 £525 -4.54%
Birmingham +3 2 £380 +5.55% 1
Glasgow -12 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -13 2 £550 +29.41%
Manchester -20 2 £725 +61.11% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 2 £525 -4.54%
Slough - 2 £450 -

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 419 (98.13%) SAP
2 105 (24.59%) SAP BW
3 74 (17.33%) Business Intelligence
4 60 (14.05%) OO
5 59 (13.82%) CRM
6 43 (10.07%) Migration
7 42 (9.84%) SAP SD
8 39 (9.13%) NetWeaver
9 38 (8.90%) ERP
9 38 (8.90%) Microsoft
10 35 (8.20%) SAP BI
10 35 (8.20%) Finance
11 34 (7.96%) SQL
12 32 (7.49%) BAPI
13 31 (7.26%) Data Modelling
14 28 (6.56%) Web Dynpro
15 27 (6.32%) SAP IS-U
16 26 (6.09%) Data Migration
16 26 (6.09%) SAP BPC
17 25 (5.85%) Security Cleared
17 25 (5.85%) EDI
17 25 (5.85%) SAP FI
18 24 (5.62%) BusinessObjects
18 24 (5.62%) Business Objects
18 24 (5.62%) SAP CO
19 23 (5.39%) SAP Smart Forms
19 23 (5.39%) Workflow
20 22 (5.15%) SAP Basis
20 22 (5.15%) Business Analysis
20 22 (5.15%) Java

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 39 (9.13%) NetWeaver
2 10 (2.34%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.41%) SAP Portal
4 5 (1.17%) SAP EP
5 3 (0.70%) SAS
5 3 (0.70%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.47%) Documentum
6 2 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.23%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.23%) SAP Web AS
Applications
1 19 (4.45%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.64%) MS Office
3 5 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.70%) MS Project
5 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 42 (9.84%) SAP SD
2 27 (6.32%) SAP IS-U
3 26 (6.09%) SAP BPC
4 25 (5.85%) SAP FI
5 24 (5.62%) SAP CO
6 21 (4.92%) SAP HR
7 19 (4.45%) SAP FI/CO
7 19 (4.45%) SAP CRM
8 17 (3.98%) SAP MRS
9 15 (3.51%) SAP MM
10 14 (3.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 13 (3.04%) SAP HCM
12 11 (2.58%) SAP APO
13 10 (2.34%) SAP R/3
13 10 (2.34%) SAP ERP
14 9 (2.11%) SAP EWM
15 7 (1.64%) SAP GRC
15 7 (1.64%) SAP FSCM
16 6 (1.41%) SAP WM
17 5 (1.17%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.17%) CTI
2 3 (0.70%) HTTP
2 3 (0.70%) LDAP
3 1 (0.23%) S/MIME
3 1 (0.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (24.59%) SAP BW
2 35 (8.20%) SAP BI
3 24 (5.62%) BusinessObjects
4 21 (4.92%) SQL Server
5 17 (3.98%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 14 (3.28%) SAP HANA
7 12 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (2.81%) SAP Data Services
8 6 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.94%) OLAP
10 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.70%) DTS
10 3 (0.70%) DB2
10 3 (0.70%) Sybase IQ
11 2 (0.47%) MS Access
11 2 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.47%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.47%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 15 (3.51%) LSMW
2 2 (0.47%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.23%) eCATT
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.23%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.23%) Toad
General
1 35 (8.20%) Finance
2 16 (3.75%) Manufacturing
3 15 (3.51%) Retail
4 13 (3.04%) Billing
5 12 (2.81%) German Language
6 7 (1.64%) Banking
6 7 (1.64%) Automotive
7 6 (1.41%) Dutch Language
8 5 (1.17%) Legal
9 4 (0.94%) Front Office
9 4 (0.94%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.70%) French Language
10 3 (0.70%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.70%) Advertising
11 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 184 (43.09%) Consultant
2 175 (40.98%) SAP Consultant
3 127 (29.74%) Developer
4 94 (22.01%) ABAP Developer
5 92 (21.55%) SAP Developer
6 34 (7.96%) ABAP Consultant
7 22 (5.15%) SAP BW Consultant
8 21 (4.92%) Analyst
9 17 (3.98%) Business Intelligence Consultant
10 16 (3.75%) SAP BI Consultant
11 14 (3.28%) Architect
11 14 (3.28%) SAP BW Developer
12 13 (3.04%) SAP SD Consultant
13 12 (2.81%) CRM Developer
14 11 (2.58%) SAP CRM Developer
14 11 (2.58%) SAP PI Consultant
14 11 (2.58%) SAP Analyst
14 11 (2.58%) SAP Manager
15 10 (2.34%) Data Consultant
15 10 (2.34%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.49%) BAPI
2 28 (6.56%) Web Dynpro
3 25 (5.85%) EDI
4 23 (5.39%) SAP Smart Forms
5 22 (5.15%) SAP Basis
6 20 (4.68%) SAP PI
6 20 (4.68%) SAP ALE
7 16 (3.75%) SAP XI
8 15 (3.51%) Web Services
9 9 (2.11%) .NET
10 8 (1.87%) XML
10 8 (1.87%) SOAP
11 7 (1.64%) SAP BSP
12 6 (1.41%) XSLT
13 5 (1.17%) SAP CO-PA
14 4 (0.94%) Middleware
15 3 (0.70%) MDX
15 3 (0.70%) REST
15 3 (0.70%) ASP.NET
16 2 (0.47%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (3.75%) FMCG
2 5 (1.17%) Data Integration
3 4 (0.94%) Data Extraction
4 2 (0.47%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.47%) AS400
4 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.47%) Open Source
4 2 (0.47%) iSeries
5 1 (0.23%) Life Science
5 1 (0.23%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.23%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.23%) Replication
5 1 (0.23%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.11%) UNIX
2 6 (1.41%) Windows
3 5 (1.17%) AIX
4 4 (0.94%) VMS
5 3 (0.70%) Linux
6 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.23%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (17.33%) Business Intelligence
2 60 (14.05%) OO
3 59 (13.82%) CRM
4 43 (10.07%) Migration
5 38 (8.90%) ERP
6 31 (7.26%) Data Modelling
7 26 (6.09%) Data Migration
8 23 (5.39%) Workflow
9 22 (5.15%) Business Analysis
10 21 (4.92%) User Acceptance Testing
11 20 (4.68%) Test Scripting
12 18 (4.22%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (3.98%) Unit Testing
13 17 (3.98%) Logistics
14 15 (3.51%) ITIL
15 14 (3.28%) Integration Testing
16 12 (2.81%) ETL
16 12 (2.81%) SAP Implementation
17 11 (2.58%) Kalman Filter
17 11 (2.58%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 34 (7.96%) SQL
2 22 (5.15%) Java
3 21 (4.92%) SAPscript
4 9 (2.11%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.94%) VB
6 3 (0.70%) VB.NET
6 3 (0.70%) VBA
6 3 (0.70%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.70%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.47%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (5.85%) Security Cleared
2 19 (4.45%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.41%) SAP Certification
3 6 (1.41%) MCITP
3 6 (1.41%) MCTS
4 4 (0.94%) Degree
5 3 (0.70%) CCA
5 3 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.23%) PMP
7 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.23%) CIMA
7 1 (0.23%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.87%) QA
2 3 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.70%) SLA
3 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.23%) GxP
3 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (0.47%) XenApp
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.23%) Cronacle
2 1 (0.23%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 7 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 419 (98.13%) SAP
2 38 (8.90%) Microsoft
3 24 (5.62%) Business Objects
4 15 (3.51%) Oracle
5 13 (3.04%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (2.11%) IBM
6 9 (2.11%) Adobe
7 5 (1.17%) Sybase
8 2 (0.47%) Siebel
8 2 (0.47%) Citrix
8 2 (0.47%) EMC
8 2 (0.47%) NetApp
8 2 (0.47%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.23%) StreamServe
9 1 (0.23%) Infor
9 1 (0.23%) Remedy
9 1 (0.23%) Siemens
9 1 (0.23%) Pegasus
9 1 (0.23%) Informatica
9 1 (0.23%) JDA
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