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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 382 383 302
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -81
Contract jobs citing ABAP 226 207 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.39% 0.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.08% 1.01% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 88 135
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£425 £438 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £337 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £390 £418
% change year-on-year
+8.97% -6.58%
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
20914 20552 21661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.90% 38.97% 37.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13428 12998 12848
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £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 411 563 745
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £15.13 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.50 £47.00 £45.00
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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -8 187 £425 -2.85% 42
London +4 65 £438 -5.14% 9
South West -3 24 £450 +3.15% 1
North West -8 18 £405 +4.51% 10
Somerset +4 17 £450 +6.50%
South East -1 17 £475 +26.66% 9
Taunton -1 16 £438 +3.55%
West Midlands -16 14 £375 +7.14% 5
City of London +26 12 £425 -8.10% 3
Manchester -12 11 £380 +8.57% 6
Yorkshire +10 9 £375 -3.22% 5
Scotland -9 9 £600 +55.33%
East of England -27 9 £350 -17.64% 1
West Yorkshire +8 8 £375 -3.22% 1
Coventry -1 8 £356 -5.00% 1
Berkshire +15 6 £600 +118.18% 2
Hampshire -1 6 £400 - 6
Leeds - 6 £375 - 1
Aberdeen +16 5 £600 +71.42%
North East -33 5 £538 +43.33%
Bedfordshire - 5 £275 -
Cheshire +6 4 £525 -
Tyne and Wear -31 4 £525 -4.54%
East Midlands +9 3 £380 - 1
Middlesex +3 2 - -
West Sussex +1 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -13 2 £550 +29.41%
Glasgow -16 2 - -
Hertfordshire -23 2 £400 -35.64%
Newcastle upon Tyne -36 2 £525 -4.54%

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 415 (97.88%) SAP
2 105 (24.76%) SAP BW
3 77 (18.16%) Business Intelligence
4 55 (12.97%) CRM
4 55 (12.97%) OO
5 42 (9.91%) Migration
6 41 (9.67%) NetWeaver
6 41 (9.67%) SAP BI
7 39 (9.20%) BAPI
8 38 (8.96%) SAP SD
9 37 (8.73%) SQL
10 36 (8.49%) Microsoft
11 34 (8.02%) Finance
12 32 (7.55%) Workflow
13 31 (7.31%) ERP
14 30 (7.08%) SAP FI
14 30 (7.08%) SAP CO
15 29 (6.84%) Web Dynpro
15 29 (6.84%) Data Modelling
15 29 (6.84%) Data Migration
15 29 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
16 27 (6.37%) Business Objects
16 27 (6.37%) BusinessObjects
17 26 (6.13%) SAP Basis
18 25 (5.90%) SAP FI/CO
18 25 (5.90%) Security Cleared
19 23 (5.42%) SAP Smart Forms
19 23 (5.42%) SAPscript
19 23 (5.42%) SAP HR
19 23 (5.42%) EDI

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 41 (9.67%) NetWeaver
2 10 (2.36%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.42%) SAP Portal
4 5 (1.18%) SAP EP
5 3 (0.71%) SAS
5 3 (0.71%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.47%) Documentum
6 2 (0.47%) SAP Web AS
7 1 (0.24%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 16 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.65%) MS Office
3 5 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.71%) MS Project
5 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 38 (8.96%) SAP SD
2 30 (7.08%) SAP FI
2 30 (7.08%) SAP CO
3 25 (5.90%) SAP FI/CO
4 23 (5.42%) SAP HR
5 20 (4.72%) SAP BPC
6 17 (4.01%) SAP IS-U
7 14 (3.30%) SAP CRM
7 14 (3.30%) SAP MM
8 13 (3.07%) SAP APO
8 13 (3.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 12 (2.83%) SAP HCM
10 10 (2.36%) SAP MRS
11 8 (1.89%) SAP GRC
11 8 (1.89%) SAP EWM
11 8 (1.89%) SAP R/3
12 7 (1.65%) SAP FSCM
13 6 (1.42%) SAP WM
14 5 (1.18%) SAP PP
14 5 (1.18%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.71%) LDAP
2 2 (0.47%) HTTP
3 1 (0.24%) SSL
3 1 (0.24%) S/MIME
3 1 (0.24%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (24.76%) SAP BW
2 41 (9.67%) SAP BI
3 27 (6.37%) BusinessObjects
4 21 (4.95%) SQL Server
5 15 (3.54%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 14 (3.30%) SAP HANA
7 12 (2.83%) SAP Data Services
7 12 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.42%) OLAP
8 6 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.71%) Sybase IQ
9 3 (0.71%) DTS
9 3 (0.71%) DB2
9 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.47%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.47%) MS Access
10 2 (0.47%) ROLAP
Development Applications
1 21 (4.95%) LSMW
2 2 (0.47%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.24%) Toad
3 1 (0.24%) eCATT
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
General
1 34 (8.02%) Finance
2 18 (4.25%) Manufacturing
3 15 (3.54%) Retail
4 13 (3.07%) German Language
5 11 (2.59%) Billing
6 7 (1.65%) Banking
6 7 (1.65%) Automotive
7 6 (1.42%) Legal
8 5 (1.18%) Dutch Language
9 4 (0.94%) French Language
9 4 (0.94%) Front Office
9 4 (0.94%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.71%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.47%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
12 1 (0.24%) Publishing
12 1 (0.24%) Back Office
12 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 182 (42.92%) Consultant
2 174 (41.04%) SAP Consultant
3 128 (30.19%) Developer
4 94 (22.17%) ABAP Developer
5 91 (21.46%) SAP Developer
6 40 (9.43%) ABAP Consultant
7 20 (4.72%) SAP BW Consultant
7 20 (4.72%) Analyst
8 17 (4.01%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 17 (4.01%) SAP BI Consultant
9 16 (3.77%) Architect
10 13 (3.07%) SAP BW Developer
11 12 (2.83%) Data Consultant
11 12 (2.83%) SAP Architect
11 12 (2.83%) SAP Data Consultant
11 12 (2.83%) SAP SD Consultant
12 11 (2.59%) Migration Consultant
12 11 (2.59%) SAP PI Consultant
12 11 (2.59%) Data Migration Consultant
12 11 (2.59%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.20%) BAPI
2 29 (6.84%) Web Dynpro
3 26 (6.13%) SAP Basis
4 23 (5.42%) SAP Smart Forms
4 23 (5.42%) EDI
5 21 (4.95%) SAP ALE
6 18 (4.25%) SAP PI
7 14 (3.30%) SAP XI
8 9 (2.12%) Web Services
8 9 (2.12%) .NET
9 8 (1.89%) SAP Business Workflow
9 8 (1.89%) XML
10 6 (1.42%) Middleware
10 6 (1.42%) SOAP
11 5 (1.18%) XSLT
11 5 (1.18%) SAP CO-PA
12 3 (0.71%) SAP BSP
12 3 (0.71%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.71%) REST
12 3 (0.71%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.30%) FMCG
3 5 (1.18%) Data Integration
4 4 (0.94%) Data Extraction
5 3 (0.71%) AS400
6 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.47%) Open Source
6 2 (0.47%) iSeries
7 1 (0.24%) Replication
7 1 (0.24%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.24%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.24%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.24%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (1.89%) UNIX
2 5 (1.18%) AIX
3 4 (0.94%) Linux
3 4 (0.94%) Windows
3 4 (0.94%) VMS
4 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (18.16%) Business Intelligence
2 55 (12.97%) CRM
2 55 (12.97%) OO
3 42 (9.91%) Migration
4 32 (7.55%) Workflow
5 31 (7.31%) ERP
6 29 (6.84%) Data Modelling
6 29 (6.84%) Data Migration
7 22 (5.19%) Unit Testing
8 21 (4.95%) Business Analysis
9 19 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
10 18 (4.25%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (3.77%) Test Scripting
12 14 (3.30%) ITIL
13 13 (3.07%) Mentoring
14 12 (2.83%) SAP Implementation
14 12 (2.83%) Logistics
14 12 (2.83%) ETL
15 11 (2.59%) OOP
15 11 (2.59%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (8.73%) SQL
2 23 (5.42%) SAPscript
3 20 (4.72%) Java
4 4 (0.94%) VB
5 3 (0.71%) VB.NET
5 3 (0.71%) VBA
5 3 (0.71%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.47%) C#
7 1 (0.24%) C
7 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (5.90%) Security Cleared
2 19 (4.48%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.42%) MCITP
3 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.42%) SAP Certification
3 6 (1.42%) MCTS
4 4 (0.94%) Degree
5 3 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.71%) CCA
6 1 (0.24%) CIMA
6 1 (0.24%) CCAB
6 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.65%) QA
2 4 (0.94%) SLA
3 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.24%) GxP
4 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (0.47%) XenApp
2 1 (0.24%) PowerHA
2 1 (0.24%) Cronacle
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (2.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 415 (97.88%) SAP
2 36 (8.49%) Microsoft
3 27 (6.37%) Business Objects
4 15 (3.54%) Adobe
4 15 (3.54%) Oracle
5 13 (3.07%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (1.89%) IBM
7 5 (1.18%) Sybase
8 2 (0.47%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.47%) NetApp
8 2 (0.47%) EMC
8 2 (0.47%) Citrix
8 2 (0.47%) Siebel
9 1 (0.24%) ReadSoft
9 1 (0.24%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.24%) Open Text
9 1 (0.24%) HP
9 1 (0.24%) Remedy
9 1 (0.24%) Informatica
9 1 (0.24%) JDA
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