The table below looks at the statistics for ABAP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP ABAP
Rank 498 477 425
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -52
Contract jobs citing ABAP 149 170 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.30% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.72% 0.81% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 64 60
Median daily rate £450 £445 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £363 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £434 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.80% -0.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £66.25 £65.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% +8.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.25 £65.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +8.33%

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
20697 21096 19957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.54% 37.67% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14274 13985 13187
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 438 461
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.40 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.02% +1.11%

ABAP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing ABAP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 120 £450 +1.12% 50
London -10 25 £439 -2.50% 7
South East -7 16 £413 -2.48% 10
West Midlands -2 15 £363 -35.55% 6
Yorkshire +19 12 £550 +34.47% 2
Leeds +14 11 £550 +34.47%
West Yorkshire +12 11 £550 +34.47%
Wales - 10 £355 -
South West +3 9 £413 -8.33% 5
East Midlands +7 8 £425 +6.31% 1
Birmingham +1 8 £290 -10.76% 3
Cardiff - 8 £355 -
South Wales - 8 £355 -
East of England +13 7 £465 +7.26% 3
North West -11 7 £495 +34.76% 8
Surrey -1 6 £550 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 6 £480 - 2
Berkshire -11 5 £416 -8.01% 2
Cumbria - 5 £495 -
Northamptonshire +4 4 £388 - 1
Durham - 4 £550 - 2
North East - 4 £550 - 3
Brentford +5 3 £360 -17.71%
Northampton - 3 £388 -
Bristol - 3 - - 3
Coventry - 3 £425 - 1
Somerset +13 2 £375 - 2
Derbyshire +12 2 - -
Midlands -4 2 - -
Manchester -14 2 £525 +75.00% 8

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ABAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ABAP.

1 304 (98.70%) SAP
2 46 (14.94%) BAPI
3 45 (14.61%) Workflow
4 44 (14.29%) Web Dynpro
5 39 (12.66%) CRM
6 37 (12.01%) Migration
7 35 (11.36%) SAP Smart Forms
7 35 (11.36%) SAP IS-U
7 35 (11.36%) Security Cleared
8 31 (10.06%) Data Migration
8 31 (10.06%) SAPscript
8 31 (10.06%) SAP BW
9 30 (9.74%) Business Intelligence
9 30 (9.74%) SC Cleared
10 29 (9.42%) Manufacturing
11 28 (9.09%) NetWeaver
11 28 (9.09%) SAP HANA
12 27 (8.77%) SAPUI5
13 25 (8.12%) SAP HR
13 25 (8.12%) BusinessObjects
13 25 (8.12%) ERP
13 25 (8.12%) LSMW
14 24 (7.79%) Java
14 24 (7.79%) Finance
14 24 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
15 23 (7.47%) SAP XI
16 22 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
17 21 (6.82%) SAP PI
18 20 (6.49%) SAP BI
19 19 (6.17%) OO

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (9.09%) NetWeaver
2 12 (3.90%) SAP Portal
3 2 (0.65%) Apache
3 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.32%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (1.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 35 (11.36%) SAP IS-U
2 25 (8.12%) SAP HR
3 15 (4.87%) SAP CRM
4 14 (4.55%) SAP ERP
5 13 (4.22%) SAP FI
6 11 (3.57%) SAP CO
6 11 (3.57%) SAP FI/CO
6 11 (3.57%) SAP Payroll
6 11 (3.57%) SAP R/3
6 11 (3.57%) SAP SD
7 10 (3.25%) SAP MM
7 10 (3.25%) SAP SRM
8 7 (2.27%) SAP GTS
9 4 (1.30%) SAP xRPM
10 3 (0.97%) OpenText VIM for SAP
10 3 (0.97%) SAP HCM
10 3 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.97%) SAP WM
11 2 (0.65%) SAP PP
11 2 (0.65%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.65%) Boomi
2 1 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.62%) RTP
2 4 (1.30%) FTP
3 2 (0.65%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (0.65%) SSL
4 1 (0.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.06%) SAP BW
2 28 (9.09%) SAP HANA
3 25 (8.12%) BusinessObjects
4 20 (6.49%) SAP BI
5 18 (5.84%) SAP Data Services
6 8 (2.60%) SQL Server
7 3 (0.97%) Sybase ASE
8 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.65%) MaxDB
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.32%) DB2
9 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.32%) Lumira
9 1 (0.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 25 (8.12%) LSMW
2 3 (0.97%) Toad
3 2 (0.65%) CA Gen
3 2 (0.65%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.65%) NWDI
3 2 (0.65%) NWDS
3 2 (0.65%) Subversion
3 2 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.32%) JIRA
General
1 29 (9.42%) Manufacturing
2 24 (7.79%) Finance
3 14 (4.55%) Billing
4 8 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (2.27%) Automotive
6 6 (1.95%) Retail
7 5 (1.62%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.30%) Dutch Language
8 4 (1.30%) French Language
8 4 (1.30%) Legal
8 4 (1.30%) Marketing
9 3 (0.97%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.65%) Electronics
10 2 (0.65%) Front Office
11 1 (0.32%) Advertising
11 1 (0.32%) Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Czech Language
11 1 (0.32%) German Language
11 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 153 (49.68%) Consultant
2 152 (49.35%) SAP Consultant
3 91 (29.55%) Developer
4 82 (26.62%) SAP Developer
5 76 (24.68%) ABAP Developer
6 29 (9.42%) SAP ISU Consultant
7 25 (8.12%) ABAP Consultant
8 19 (6.17%) HR Consultant
8 19 (6.17%) SAP HR Consultant
9 15 (4.87%) Analyst
9 15 (4.87%) SAP Manager
10 14 (4.55%) Architect
11 13 (4.22%) SAP Analyst
11 13 (4.22%) SAP BW Consultant
11 13 (4.22%) UI Developer
12 12 (3.90%) Payroll Consultant
12 12 (3.90%) SAP HR/Payroll Consultant
12 12 (3.90%) SAP Payroll Consultant
13 11 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Consultant
13 11 (3.57%) SAP BI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (14.94%) BAPI
2 44 (14.29%) Web Dynpro
3 35 (11.36%) SAP Smart Forms
4 27 (8.77%) SAPUI5
5 23 (7.47%) SAP XI
6 21 (6.82%) SAP PI
7 18 (5.84%) SAP Basis
7 18 (5.84%) SAP Fiori
8 16 (5.19%) SAP ALE
9 13 (4.22%) Web Services
10 12 (3.90%) HTML
11 11 (3.57%) XML
12 10 (3.25%) HTML5
13 7 (2.27%) jQuery
13 7 (2.27%) SAP Business Workflow
14 6 (1.95%) Middleware
14 6 (1.95%) SAP BSP
15 5 (1.62%) EDI
16 4 (1.30%) J2EE
16 4 (1.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.60%) User Experience
3 7 (2.27%) FMCG
4 4 (1.30%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.65%) Data Conversion
5 2 (0.65%) Data Integration
5 2 (0.65%) Life Science
5 2 (0.65%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.27%) Windows
2 6 (1.95%) AIX
2 6 (1.95%) Unix
3 5 (1.62%) Linux
4 4 (1.30%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (14.61%) Workflow
2 39 (12.66%) CRM
3 37 (12.01%) Migration
4 31 (10.06%) Data Migration
5 30 (9.74%) Business Intelligence
6 25 (8.12%) ERP
7 22 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (6.17%) OO
9 18 (5.84%) SAP Implementation
10 17 (5.52%) Time Management
11 16 (5.19%) ETL
12 15 (4.87%) Integration Testing
13 13 (4.22%) SAP Security
14 12 (3.90%) Business Process Mapping
14 12 (3.90%) Conflict Management
14 12 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
15 11 (3.57%) Asset Management
15 11 (3.57%) Logistics
15 11 (3.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (10.06%) SAPscript
2 24 (7.79%) Java
3 17 (5.52%) JavaScript
4 9 (2.92%) SQL
5 5 (1.62%) C#
6 4 (1.30%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.65%) Perl
7 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.74%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.92%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.97%) Degree
5 2 (0.65%) ACCA
5 2 (0.65%) CCA
5 2 (0.65%) CIMA
5 2 (0.65%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.62%) SLA
2 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 304 (98.70%) SAP
2 13 (4.22%) Oracle
3 11 (3.57%) Adobe
4 6 (1.95%) HP
4 6 (1.95%) Sybase
5 3 (0.97%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.65%) BEA
6 2 (0.65%) Dell
6 2 (0.65%) Informatica
6 2 (0.65%) OpenText
6 2 (0.65%) Pega
6 2 (0.65%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (0.65%) Syclo
6 2 (0.65%) webMethods
7 1 (0.32%) Google
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