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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 423 383 290
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -93
Contract jobs citing ABAP 192 200 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.38% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.90% 1.01% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 88 113
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£455 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £311 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £60.18 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £59.20 -

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
21336 19896 19125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.39% 38.28% 37.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 14372 12762 11543
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 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 571 657
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.25 £16.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -35 156 £460 +5.14% 32
London -23 57 £425 -5.55% 4
South East -22 24 £460 +10.51% 10
North West +3 17 £360 -15.29% 2
West Midlands -16 13 £475 +18.75% 3
Manchester +1 12 £380 - 1
Yorkshire - 12 £513 - 3
City of London 0 10 £340 -24.44% 2
North East - 8 £550 - 3
Berkshire +8 7 £505 +26.25% 2
Scotland -4 7 £427 +2.77% 3
Surrey -5 6 £463 +17.46% 2
Staines -2 5 £450 +14.28% 2
South West -32 5 £465 +55.00% 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £500 -
East Midlands +2 4 - - 4
Oxfordshire - 4 £475 - 1
Leeds - 3 £500 -
Reading - 3 £550 -
Aberdeen - 3 - -
Slough -9 2 £425 - 1
West Sussex -12 2 £325 -31.57% 1
Hampshire -19 2 - - 3
Somerset - 2 £475 - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £463 - 2
Glasgow - 2 £427 - 2
Sheffield - 2 £463 -
Middlesex 0 1 - -
Birmingham -5 1 £475 -2.56% 2
Coventry -6 1 - -

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (99.29%) SAP
2 106 (25.12%) SAP BW
3 74 (17.54%) Business Intelligence
4 60 (14.22%) OO
5 55 (13.03%) CRM
5 55 (13.03%) NetWeaver
6 51 (12.09%) Finance
7 39 (9.24%) Workflow
7 39 (9.24%) Migration
7 39 (9.24%) BAPI
8 37 (8.77%) SAP SD
9 36 (8.53%) BusinessObjects
9 36 (8.53%) Data Modelling
9 36 (8.53%) Business Objects
10 34 (8.06%) SAP BI
11 32 (7.58%) SQL
12 31 (7.35%) ERP
13 30 (7.11%) SAP HR
14 28 (6.64%) SAPscript
14 28 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
15 26 (6.16%) Performance Tuning
15 26 (6.16%) Data Migration
15 26 (6.16%) Microsoft
15 26 (6.16%) Adobe
15 26 (6.16%) SAP Smart Forms
16 25 (5.92%) Web Dynpro
16 25 (5.92%) Java
17 24 (5.69%) SAP CO
18 23 (5.45%) SAP Basis
19 22 (5.21%) SAP FI

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 55 (13.03%) NetWeaver
2 8 (1.90%) SAP EP
2 8 (1.90%) LiveCycle
3 4 (0.95%) SAP Portal
3 4 (0.95%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.95%) SAS
4 2 (0.47%) CMS
4 2 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Web AS
Applications
1 10 (2.37%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.13%) MS Office
3 3 (0.71%) MS Project
3 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 37 (8.77%) SAP SD
2 30 (7.11%) SAP HR
3 24 (5.69%) SAP CO
4 22 (5.21%) SAP FI
4 22 (5.21%) SAP HCM
4 22 (5.21%) SAP BPC
5 20 (4.74%) SAP IS-U
6 19 (4.50%) SAP FI/CO
7 18 (4.27%) SAP CRM
7 18 (4.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 14 (3.32%) SAP R/3
9 10 (2.37%) SAP APO
9 10 (2.37%) SAP ERP
10 9 (2.13%) SAP FSCM
11 8 (1.90%) SAP EWM
12 7 (1.66%) SAP MM
13 5 (1.18%) SAP PP
13 5 (1.18%) SAP SRM
13 5 (1.18%) SAP GRC
14 4 (0.95%) SAP LE
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.42%) RTP
2 4 (0.95%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (25.12%) SAP BW
2 36 (8.53%) BusinessObjects
3 34 (8.06%) SAP BI
4 20 (4.74%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 18 (4.27%) SAP HANA
6 17 (4.03%) SQL Server
7 12 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (2.61%) Crystal Reports
9 10 (2.37%) SAP Data Services
10 5 (1.18%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.95%) Xcelsius
11 4 (0.95%) DB2
11 4 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.71%) OLAP
12 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.71%) DataStage
13 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.47%) ROLAP
14 1 (0.24%) DTS
Development Applications
1 18 (4.27%) LSMW
2 2 (0.47%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.24%) Toad
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.24%) eCATT
General
1 51 (12.09%) Finance
2 21 (4.98%) Billing
3 19 (4.50%) Retail
4 16 (3.79%) Manufacturing
5 15 (3.55%) German Language
6 9 (2.13%) Banking
7 8 (1.90%) Automotive
8 5 (1.18%) Legal
8 5 (1.18%) French Language
9 4 (0.95%) Dutch Language
9 4 (0.95%) Italian Language
9 4 (0.95%) Front Office
9 4 (0.95%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.71%) Publishing
10 3 (0.71%) Marketing
11 2 (0.47%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 192 (45.50%) Consultant
2 182 (43.13%) SAP Consultant
3 120 (28.44%) Developer
4 85 (20.14%) SAP Developer
5 78 (18.48%) ABAP Developer
6 34 (8.06%) ABAP Consultant
7 22 (5.21%) SAP BW Consultant
8 17 (4.03%) Analyst
9 15 (3.55%) Architect
10 14 (3.32%) Business Intelligence Consultant
10 14 (3.32%) SAP BI Consultant
11 13 (3.08%) SAP Architect
11 13 (3.08%) SAP SD Consultant
12 12 (2.84%) SAP BW Developer
13 11 (2.61%) SAP Basis Consultant
13 11 (2.61%) Migration Consultant
13 11 (2.61%) SAP HCM Consultant
13 11 (2.61%) SAP ISU Consultant
13 11 (2.61%) Data Consultant
14 10 (2.37%) Data Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.24%) BAPI
2 26 (6.16%) SAP Smart Forms
3 25 (5.92%) Web Dynpro
4 23 (5.45%) SAP Basis
5 21 (4.98%) EDI
6 19 (4.50%) SAP ALE
7 12 (2.84%) SAP XI
8 10 (2.37%) SAP Business Workflow
8 10 (2.37%) SAP PI
9 8 (1.90%) Web Services
9 8 (1.90%) HTML
10 6 (1.42%) XML
11 5 (1.18%) SAP CO-PA
12 4 (0.95%) Middleware
13 3 (0.71%) .NET Framework
13 3 (0.71%) SAP BSP
13 3 (0.71%) .NET
14 2 (0.47%) ASP.NET
14 2 (0.47%) XSLT
15 1 (0.24%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.37%) FMCG
3 9 (2.13%) Data Integration
4 7 (1.66%) Data Extraction
5 5 (1.18%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.71%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.47%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.47%) Open Source
8 1 (0.24%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.24%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.24%) AS400
8 1 (0.24%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.66%) UNIX
2 6 (1.42%) Linux
3 4 (0.95%) VMS
3 4 (0.95%) Windows
3 4 (0.95%) AIX
4 2 (0.47%) Android
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (17.54%) Business Intelligence
2 60 (14.22%) OO
3 55 (13.03%) CRM
4 39 (9.24%) Workflow
4 39 (9.24%) Migration
5 36 (8.53%) Data Modelling
6 31 (7.35%) ERP
7 26 (6.16%) Data Migration
7 26 (6.16%) Performance Tuning
8 21 (4.98%) Unit Testing
9 19 (4.50%) Business Analysis
10 16 (3.79%) Integration Testing
10 16 (3.79%) Test Scripting
10 16 (3.79%) ETL
11 14 (3.32%) Logistics
12 12 (2.84%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (2.61%) ITIL
14 10 (2.37%) Change Management
14 10 (2.37%) SAP Implementation
14 10 (2.37%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.58%) SQL
2 28 (6.64%) SAPscript
3 25 (5.92%) Java
4 13 (3.08%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.95%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.47%) C#
7 1 (0.24%) C
7 1 (0.24%) VB
7 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (4.98%) Security Cleared
2 15 (3.55%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.37%) Degree
4 6 (1.42%) MCTS
4 6 (1.42%) MCITP
4 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.18%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.24%) CIMA
6 1 (0.24%) CCAB
6 1 (0.24%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.13%) QA
2 5 (1.18%) GxP
2 5 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.24%) SLA
3 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.24%) PowerHA
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 9 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.24%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 419 (99.29%) SAP
2 36 (8.53%) Business Objects
3 26 (6.16%) Microsoft
3 26 (6.16%) Adobe
4 18 (4.27%) Oracle
5 12 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.42%) HP
7 5 (1.18%) StreamServe
8 4 (0.95%) Syclo
9 3 (0.71%) IBM
10 2 (0.47%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.47%) Open Text
10 2 (0.47%) Siebel
10 2 (0.47%) Pegasus
10 2 (0.47%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.24%) JDA
11 1 (0.24%) Siemens
11 1 (0.24%) Sybase
11 1 (0.24%) Cognos
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