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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP ABAP
Rank 461 467 417
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -50
Contract jobs citing ABAP 173 200 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.34% 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.81% 0.90% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 79 81
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £10.00 £56.25 £67.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.22% -16.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £63.75 £67.00
% change year-on-year
-84.31% -4.85%

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
21316 22213 20961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.98% 38.07% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14629 14896 13287
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 502 412
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +22 163 £450 - 32
London +5 48 £369 -22.36% 4
South East +9 41 £425 +2.10% 9
West Sussex +6 12 £400 - 1
South West +14 11 £425 -5.55% 1
Midlands -2 11 £450 -
West Midlands -35 11 £450 +7.14% 3
Surrey +3 9 £462 -
Worthing -4 9 - -
North West -2 5 £431 -4.16% 5
Hampshire -3 5 £488 +14.36% 3
Birmingham -21 5 £450 +0.55%
Yorkshire - 5 £500 -
City of London +31 4 £450 -35.71% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 4 £475 +35.71% 2
Berkshire +3 4 £313 -21.87% 2
Somerset - 4 £375 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £475 - 2
East Midlands -3 3 £450 -7.69%
Wales - 3 £475 -
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 3 £499 -
Cambridgeshire +28 2 £425 -24.77%
Cambridge +22 2 £425 -24.77%
East of England +19 2 £425 -24.77% 5
Coventry -13 2 £450 - 1
East Grinstead - 2 £375 -
Cardiff - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £425 -
Sheffield - 2 £513 -

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 319 (98.46%) SAP
2 59 (18.21%) Workflow
3 50 (15.43%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (14.81%) Migration
5 41 (12.65%) BAPI
6 40 (12.35%) LSMW
6 40 (12.35%) Data Migration
7 39 (12.04%) Web Dynpro
7 39 (12.04%) CRM
8 37 (11.42%) SAP HANA
9 36 (11.11%) SAP ALE
10 33 (10.19%) SAP Smart Forms
10 33 (10.19%) Manufacturing
11 32 (9.88%) SAP HR
12 31 (9.57%) Finance
12 31 (9.57%) SAPscript
12 31 (9.57%) SAP IS-U
13 28 (8.64%) OO
14 27 (8.33%) SAP BW
14 27 (8.33%) SAP FI
14 27 (8.33%) Security Cleared
15 25 (7.72%) NetWeaver
16 24 (7.41%) SQL
17 23 (7.10%) SAP CO
17 23 (7.10%) SAP FI/CO
17 23 (7.10%) SC Cleared
18 22 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
19 21 (6.48%) Java
19 21 (6.48%) SAP CRM
19 21 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management

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 25 (7.72%) NetWeaver
2 8 (2.47%) SAP Portal
3 3 (0.93%) Confluence
4 2 (0.62%) Apache
5 1 (0.31%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 32 (9.88%) SAP HR
2 31 (9.57%) SAP IS-U
3 27 (8.33%) SAP FI
4 23 (7.10%) SAP CO
4 23 (7.10%) SAP FI/CO
5 21 (6.48%) SAP CRM
6 17 (5.25%) SAP SD
7 14 (4.32%) SAP HCM
7 14 (4.32%) SAP MM
8 13 (4.01%) SAP R/3
9 8 (2.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 7 (2.16%) SAP APO
10 7 (2.16%) SAP Payroll
11 5 (1.54%) SAP Retail
12 4 (1.23%) SAP SRM
12 4 (1.23%) SAP xRPM
13 3 (0.93%) SAP FSCM
13 3 (0.93%) SAP LE
13 3 (0.93%) SAP PM
13 3 (0.93%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.85%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (1.54%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.62%) HTTP
1 2 (0.62%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (0.62%) SSL
2 1 (0.31%) FTP
2 1 (0.31%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.42%) SAP HANA
2 27 (8.33%) SAP BW
3 21 (6.48%) SAP Data Services
4 17 (5.25%) BusinessObjects
5 13 (4.01%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.78%) SQL Server
7 7 (2.16%) SAP BI
8 5 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.93%) Sybase ASE
10 2 (0.62%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 2 (0.62%) Lumira
10 2 (0.62%) MaxDB
10 2 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 40 (12.35%) LSMW
2 13 (4.01%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.93%) JIRA
3 3 (0.93%) NWDS
4 2 (0.62%) NWDI
4 2 (0.62%) Subversion
4 2 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.31%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 33 (10.19%) Manufacturing
2 31 (9.57%) Finance
3 16 (4.94%) Retail
4 12 (3.70%) Billing
5 7 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.85%) Publishing
7 5 (1.54%) Automotive
7 5 (1.54%) Marketing
8 4 (1.23%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.93%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.93%) Electronics
9 3 (0.93%) French Language
9 3 (0.93%) Legal
10 2 (0.62%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.62%) German Language
Job Titles
1 170 (52.47%) Consultant
2 168 (51.85%) SAP Consultant
3 95 (29.32%) Developer
4 83 (25.62%) ABAP Developer
5 81 (25.00%) SAP Developer
6 45 (13.89%) ABAP Consultant
7 24 (7.41%) SAP ISU Consultant
8 16 (4.94%) HR Consultant
8 16 (4.94%) SAP HR Consultant
9 15 (4.63%) Architect
9 15 (4.63%) Technical Consultant
10 14 (4.32%) SAP Architect
10 14 (4.32%) SAP Technical Consultant
11 13 (4.01%) Data Migration Lead
11 13 (4.01%) SAP Data Migration Lead
12 10 (3.09%) CRM Consultant
12 10 (3.09%) SAP CRM Consultant
12 10 (3.09%) SAP HANA Consultant
12 10 (3.09%) SAP Manager
13 9 (2.78%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (12.65%) BAPI
2 39 (12.04%) Web Dynpro
3 36 (11.11%) SAP ALE
4 33 (10.19%) SAP Smart Forms
5 18 (5.56%) EDI
6 17 (5.25%) SAP PI
7 16 (4.94%) SAP Basis
7 16 (4.94%) SAPUI5
8 14 (4.32%) Web Services
9 11 (3.40%) SAP Fiori
10 8 (2.47%) HTML
10 8 (2.47%) SAP BSP
11 7 (2.16%) Middleware
11 7 (2.16%) SAP XI
11 7 (2.16%) XML
12 6 (1.85%) SAP Business Workflow
13 5 (1.54%) HTML5
14 4 (1.23%) JDBC
15 3 (0.93%) SOAP
15 3 (0.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 50 (15.43%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.09%) FMCG
3 5 (1.54%) LIMS
4 4 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (0.93%) Data Integration
5 3 (0.93%) PMI
5 3 (0.93%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.62%) Life Science
6 2 (0.62%) Replication
6 2 (0.62%) User Experience
7 1 (0.31%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.31%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.31%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.31%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.31%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.31%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.31%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.47%) Windows
2 4 (1.23%) Unix
2 4 (1.23%) Windows 8
3 2 (0.62%) AIX
3 2 (0.62%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (18.21%) Workflow
2 48 (14.81%) Migration
3 40 (12.35%) Data Migration
4 39 (12.04%) CRM
5 28 (8.64%) OO
6 22 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (6.48%) SAP Implementation
7 21 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (6.17%) Data Modelling
9 19 (5.86%) ETL
10 18 (5.56%) Time Management
11 15 (4.63%) ERP
11 15 (4.63%) Logistics
12 13 (4.01%) Business Analysis
13 12 (3.70%) Business Process Mapping
13 12 (3.70%) Conflict Management
14 11 (3.40%) Asset Management
15 9 (2.78%) Project Management
16 8 (2.47%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (9.57%) SAPscript
2 24 (7.41%) SQL
3 21 (6.48%) Java
4 8 (2.47%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.62%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 23 (7.10%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.54%) Degree
3 5 (1.54%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.93%) CCA
4 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.93%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.62%) ACCA
5 2 (0.62%) CIMA
5 2 (0.62%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.31%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.47%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.23%) QA
3 2 (0.62%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.62%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 319 (98.46%) SAP
2 15 (4.63%) Oracle
3 14 (4.32%) Adobe
4 5 (1.54%) HP
5 4 (1.23%) Microsoft
6 3 (0.93%) Sybase
6 3 (0.93%) Tableau
7 2 (0.62%) CODA
7 2 (0.62%) Kronos
7 2 (0.62%) OpenText
8 1 (0.31%) Dell
8 1 (0.31%) Google
8 1 (0.31%) Infor
8 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.31%) Sun
8 1 (0.31%) Talend
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