The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 364 390 306
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -84
Contract jobs citing ABAP 228 183 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.36% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.14% 0.94% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 66 129
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £413 £431
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19995 19448 20620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.14% 38.15% 35.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12817 12034 12307
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £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 405 572 790
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.83 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.53 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 23 July 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 23 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +16 191 £450 +2.85% 53
London -14 44 £475 +4.10% 16
South East +2 31 £501 +14.40% 10
East of England -2 24 £300 -23.07%
South West -13 23 £438 +4.79% 2
West Midlands -13 21 £395 +5.33% 8
Somerset -1 17 £450 +6.50%
Taunton -6 16 £438 +3.55%
Bedfordshire -6 14 £275 -
North West -6 11 £405 -10.00% 9
Scotland -9 10 £600 +57.37% 1
Yorkshire +12 9 £375 -25.00% 2
Berkshire +11 9 £600 - 2
West Yorkshire +8 9 £375 -25.00% 1
Coventry -5 9 £400 +17.64%
Middlesex +5 7 £501 - 1
Essex - 7 £450 -
Leeds - 7 £375 - 1
Aberdeen +11 6 £600 +71.42%
Surrey +3 6 - - 2
East Midlands +3 6 £475 +46.15%
Birmingham 0 6 £388 +7.63% 6
Cheshire - 5 £350 -
Hampshire -20 4 £450 -16.27% 4
Manchester -8 3 £725 +61.11% 4
North East -21 3 £525 +61.53% 2
Warrington - 3 £400 -
Cambridgeshire -3 2 £550 +41.02%
Worcestershire -5 2 £383 +9.28%
Buckinghamshire -8 2 - -

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 447 (98.46%) SAP
2 114 (25.11%) SAP BW
3 89 (19.60%) Business Intelligence
4 68 (14.98%) CRM
5 56 (12.33%) OO
6 49 (10.79%) Finance
7 48 (10.57%) SAP BI
8 46 (10.13%) SAP SD
9 43 (9.47%) Migration
10 39 (8.59%) BAPI
10 39 (8.59%) NetWeaver
10 39 (8.59%) ERP
10 39 (8.59%) Microsoft
11 37 (8.15%) SAP FI
12 35 (7.71%) SQL
12 35 (7.71%) Web Dynpro
13 33 (7.27%) Logistics
13 33 (7.27%) EDI
13 33 (7.27%) SAP IS-U
14 31 (6.83%) SAP ALE
14 31 (6.83%) Data Modelling
15 30 (6.61%) Java
15 30 (6.61%) SAP CO
15 30 (6.61%) SAP Smart Forms
16 29 (6.39%) Data Migration
17 28 (6.17%) SAP PI
18 27 (5.95%) Workflow
19 26 (5.73%) SAP FI/CO
19 26 (5.73%) Security Cleared
19 26 (5.73%) FMCG

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (8.59%) NetWeaver
2 10 (2.20%) WebSphere
3 8 (1.76%) SAP Portal
4 6 (1.32%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.66%) SAP EP
6 2 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.44%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.44%) Documentum
6 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.22%) SAS
7 1 (0.22%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.22%) SAP Web AS
Applications
1 18 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.54%) MS Office
3 4 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 46 (10.13%) SAP SD
2 37 (8.15%) SAP FI
3 33 (7.27%) SAP IS-U
4 30 (6.61%) SAP CO
5 26 (5.73%) SAP FI/CO
6 23 (5.07%) SAP MM
7 21 (4.63%) SAP MRS
8 19 (4.19%) SAP HR
9 18 (3.96%) SAP CRM
10 17 (3.74%) SAP BPC
11 15 (3.30%) SAP R/3
12 13 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 10 (2.20%) SAP ERP
14 9 (1.98%) SAP HCM
15 8 (1.76%) SAP APO
15 8 (1.76%) SAP EWM
16 7 (1.54%) SAP GRC
16 7 (1.54%) SAP FSCM
17 6 (1.32%) SAP WM
18 5 (1.10%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.10%) CTI
2 3 (0.66%) LDAP
2 3 (0.66%) HTTP
3 1 (0.22%) SSL
3 1 (0.22%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (25.11%) SAP BW
2 48 (10.57%) SAP BI
3 24 (5.29%) BusinessObjects
4 21 (4.63%) SQL Server
5 17 (3.74%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 17 (3.74%) SAP HANA
6 12 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.98%) Crystal Reports
8 8 (1.76%) SAP Data Services
9 7 (1.54%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.32%) DataStage
11 5 (1.10%) OLAP
11 5 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.66%) DTS
12 3 (0.66%) DB2
12 3 (0.66%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.66%) Sybase IQ
13 2 (0.44%) Xcelsius
13 2 (0.44%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 15 (3.30%) LSMW
2 3 (0.66%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.44%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.22%) eCATT
General
1 49 (10.79%) Finance
2 16 (3.52%) Manufacturing
2 16 (3.52%) Billing
3 14 (3.08%) Retail
4 9 (1.98%) Dutch Language
5 8 (1.76%) German Language
5 8 (1.76%) Legal
6 6 (1.32%) Banking
7 5 (1.10%) Advertising
7 5 (1.10%) Automotive
8 4 (0.88%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.88%) French Language
9 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.44%) Front Office
10 1 (0.22%) Back Office
10 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 206 (45.37%) Consultant
2 198 (43.61%) SAP Consultant
3 128 (28.19%) Developer
4 97 (21.37%) ABAP Developer
5 93 (20.48%) SAP Developer
6 34 (7.49%) ABAP Consultant
7 29 (6.39%) SAP BW Consultant
8 25 (5.51%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 24 (5.29%) SAP BI Consultant
10 18 (3.96%) Analyst
11 17 (3.74%) Architect
12 14 (3.08%) SAP SD Consultant
12 14 (3.08%) SAP PI Consultant
13 13 (2.86%) SAP Architect
14 12 (2.64%) SAP Manager
14 12 (2.64%) SAP BW Developer
14 12 (2.64%) SAP MM Consultant
14 12 (2.64%) CRM Developer
15 11 (2.42%) SAP CRM Developer
15 11 (2.42%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.59%) BAPI
2 35 (7.71%) Web Dynpro
3 33 (7.27%) EDI
4 31 (6.83%) SAP ALE
5 30 (6.61%) SAP Smart Forms
6 28 (6.17%) SAP PI
7 23 (5.07%) SAP Basis
8 20 (4.41%) SAP XI
9 14 (3.08%) Web Services
10 10 (2.20%) SOAP
11 9 (1.98%) .NET
11 9 (1.98%) SAP BSP
12 8 (1.76%) XML
13 6 (1.32%) SAP Business Workflow
14 5 (1.10%) XSLT
14 5 (1.10%) Middleware
15 4 (0.88%) SAP CO-PA
16 3 (0.66%) MDX
16 3 (0.66%) JMS
16 3 (0.66%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.73%) FMCG
2 3 (0.66%) Data Extraction
2 3 (0.66%) Data Integration
3 2 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (0.44%) Management Information System
3 2 (0.44%) AS400
3 2 (0.44%) iSeries
3 2 (0.44%) Open Source
3 2 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.22%) Replication
4 1 (0.22%) PMI
4 1 (0.22%) GIS
4 1 (0.22%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.20%) UNIX
2 7 (1.54%) VMS
3 6 (1.32%) Windows
4 3 (0.66%) AIX
4 3 (0.66%) Linux
5 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (19.60%) Business Intelligence
2 68 (14.98%) CRM
3 56 (12.33%) OO
4 43 (9.47%) Migration
5 39 (8.59%) ERP
6 33 (7.27%) Logistics
7 31 (6.83%) Data Modelling
8 29 (6.39%) Data Migration
9 27 (5.95%) Workflow
10 23 (5.07%) User Acceptance Testing
11 22 (4.85%) SAP Implementation
11 22 (4.85%) Business Analysis
12 20 (4.41%) Test Scripting
13 18 (3.96%) Performance Tuning
14 16 (3.52%) Unit Testing
15 15 (3.30%) ITIL
16 14 (3.08%) Validation
16 14 (3.08%) Integration Testing
17 11 (2.42%) WFM
17 11 (2.42%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 35 (7.71%) SQL
2 30 (6.61%) Java
3 21 (4.63%) SAPscript
4 9 (1.98%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.32%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.66%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.66%) VB
6 3 (0.66%) VB.NET
6 3 (0.66%) VBA
7 2 (0.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (5.73%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.41%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.32%) MCTS
3 6 (1.32%) MCITP
3 6 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.32%) SAP Certification
4 5 (1.10%) Degree
5 3 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.66%) CCA
6 2 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.44%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.44%) CIMA
7 1 (0.22%) CCAB
7 1 (0.22%) ACCA
7 1 (0.22%) PMP
7 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.54%) QA
2 4 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.66%) SLA
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (0.44%) XenApp
2 1 (0.22%) PowerHA
2 1 (0.22%) Cronacle
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 447 (98.46%) SAP
2 39 (8.59%) Microsoft
3 24 (5.29%) Business Objects
4 16 (3.52%) Oracle
5 15 (3.30%) IBM
6 13 (2.86%) Adobe
6 13 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.10%) Sybase
8 2 (0.44%) Siebel
8 2 (0.44%) EMC
8 2 (0.44%) Citrix
8 2 (0.44%) NetApp
9 1 (0.22%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.22%) Informatica
9 1 (0.22%) JDA
9 1 (0.22%) Remedy
9 1 (0.22%) ReadSoft
9 1 (0.22%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.22%) Infor
9 1 (0.22%) HP
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