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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAP ABAP
UK
Rank 424 495 403
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -92
Contract jobs citing ABAP 163 135 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.27% 0.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.89% 0.70% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 62 93
Median daily rate £440 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £460
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £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
18214 19274 19278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.61% 38.56% 38.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 12437 13070 12914
Median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 513 417
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +54 144 £450 - 34
London +30 51 £460 +2.22% 4
South East +25 33 £424 -0.29% 4
South West +14 14 £425 -5.55% 5
West Sussex +13 14 £440 -
Bristol +18 13 £425 -
Worthing +3 12 £483 -
East of England +4 8 £425 -10.52%
Berkshire +19 7 £400 -11.11% 2
Essex - 7 £450 -
West Midlands -18 6 £500 +11.11% 4
Surrey +24 5 £449 +49.58% 1
West Yorkshire +17 5 £540 +27.05% 4
Leeds +14 5 £540 +27.05% 2
Yorkshire +12 5 £540 +24.85% 7
Reading +9 5 £375 -11.76%
Basildon - 5 £450 -
Midlands - 4 - -
East Midlands +2 3 £325 -27.77%
Wales - 3 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £413 -
Shropshire - 3 £550 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 3 £410 -
Telford - 3 £550 -
Scotland +24 2 £350 -
North West +18 2 £525 +16.66% 2
Southampton +8 2 - -
Hampshire +7 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 2 £500 -
North East -18 2 £500 +15.94% 1

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 342 (98.84%) SAP
2 75 (21.68%) Workflow
3 60 (17.34%) Web Dynpro
4 58 (16.76%) Finance
5 53 (15.32%) Java
6 48 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
7 46 (13.29%) SAP HANA
8 44 (12.72%) SAP BW
9 39 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
9 39 (11.27%) Migration
9 39 (11.27%) SAP ALE
10 37 (10.69%) NetWeaver
11 36 (10.40%) BAPI
12 34 (9.83%) SAP HR
12 34 (9.83%) Adobe
12 34 (9.83%) Security Cleared
13 33 (9.54%) SAPUI5
14 32 (9.25%) Data Modelling
15 31 (8.96%) SAP FI
15 31 (8.96%) SAP Smart Forms
16 30 (8.67%) OO
16 30 (8.67%) SAP PI
17 29 (8.38%) ERP
18 28 (8.09%) SAP FI/CO
18 28 (8.09%) SAP CO
19 27 (7.80%) Data Migration
20 26 (7.51%) Manufacturing
21 24 (6.94%) CRM
21 24 (6.94%) Time Management
22 23 (6.65%) SAP XI

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 37 (10.69%) NetWeaver
2 9 (2.60%) Documentum
3 7 (2.02%) SAP Portal
4 4 (1.16%) Confluence
4 4 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.58%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.29%) Apache
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.29%) CMS
7 1 (0.29%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.29%) SAP EP
Applications
1 4 (1.16%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.29%) MS Office
2 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 34 (9.83%) SAP HR
2 31 (8.96%) SAP FI
3 28 (8.09%) SAP CO
3 28 (8.09%) SAP FI/CO
4 19 (5.49%) SAP IS-U
5 17 (4.91%) SAP MM
6 13 (3.76%) SAP CRM
6 13 (3.76%) SAP SD
7 9 (2.60%) SAP HCM
8 8 (2.31%) SAP R/3
9 7 (2.02%) SAP APO
9 7 (2.02%) SAP PSCD
9 7 (2.02%) SAP WM
10 6 (1.73%) SAP ERP
11 5 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 4 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
12 4 (1.16%) SAP FI-CA
12 4 (1.16%) SAP Payroll
12 4 (1.16%) SAP QM
12 4 (1.16%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.16%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (0.87%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.87%) HTTP
2 2 (0.58%) FTP
2 2 (0.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (13.29%) SAP HANA
2 44 (12.72%) SAP BW
3 18 (5.20%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 17 (4.91%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (3.18%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.60%) Hadoop
7 8 (2.31%) SAP Data Services
8 5 (1.45%) Big Data
8 5 (1.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 5 (1.45%) HBase
9 4 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.16%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.16%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.16%) SQL Server
9 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.58%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
10 2 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.58%) OLAP
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.58%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 20 (5.78%) LSMW
2 11 (3.18%) Eclipse
3 4 (1.16%) JIRA
4 2 (0.58%) NWDS
5 1 (0.29%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.29%) Visual Composer
General
1 58 (16.76%) Finance
2 26 (7.51%) Manufacturing
3 16 (4.62%) Billing
4 15 (4.34%) Aerospace
5 13 (3.76%) Retail
6 5 (1.45%) German Language
6 5 (1.45%) Marketing
7 4 (1.16%) French Language
7 4 (1.16%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.87%) Automotive
8 3 (0.87%) Back Office
8 3 (0.87%) Electronics
9 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.29%) Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Legal
10 1 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 187 (54.05%) Consultant
2 183 (52.89%) SAP Consultant
3 128 (36.99%) Developer
4 119 (34.39%) SAP Developer
5 97 (28.03%) ABAP Developer
6 52 (15.03%) ABAP Consultant
7 19 (5.49%) Architect
7 19 (5.49%) HR Consultant
7 19 (5.49%) SAP HR Consultant
8 16 (4.62%) SAP BW Consultant
8 16 (4.62%) SAP ISU Consultant
9 14 (4.05%) SAP HANA Consultant
10 13 (3.76%) SAP Architect
11 12 (3.47%) SAP PI Consultant
12 11 (3.18%) Analyst
12 11 (3.18%) SAP Technical Consultant
12 11 (3.18%) Technical Consultant
13 10 (2.89%) Business Intelligence Consultant
13 10 (2.89%) SAP BI Consultant
13 10 (2.89%) SAP FI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (17.34%) Web Dynpro
2 39 (11.27%) SAP ALE
3 36 (10.40%) BAPI
4 33 (9.54%) SAPUI5
5 31 (8.96%) SAP Smart Forms
6 30 (8.67%) SAP PI
7 23 (6.65%) SAP XI
8 21 (6.07%) SAP Fiori
9 16 (4.62%) EDI
10 11 (3.18%) SAP Business Workflow
11 9 (2.60%) Web Services
12 7 (2.02%) JDBC
13 5 (1.45%) HTML
13 5 (1.45%) HTML5
13 5 (1.45%) XML
14 4 (1.16%) EDIFACT
14 4 (1.16%) JMS
14 4 (1.16%) SAP Core Interface
14 4 (1.16%) SOAP
14 4 (1.16%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.02%) Data Extraction
3 5 (1.45%) FMCG
4 4 (1.16%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.16%) PMI
5 3 (0.87%) LIMS
6 2 (0.58%) Data Conversion
6 2 (0.58%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.58%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.58%) User Experience
7 1 (0.29%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.29%) Unix
1 1 (0.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (21.68%) Workflow
2 39 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
2 39 (11.27%) Migration
3 32 (9.25%) Data Modelling
4 30 (8.67%) OO
5 29 (8.38%) ERP
6 27 (7.80%) Data Migration
7 24 (6.94%) CRM
7 24 (6.94%) Time Management
8 20 (5.78%) System Testing
9 18 (5.20%) Business Analysis
10 16 (4.62%) Data Governance
10 16 (4.62%) Logistics
10 16 (4.62%) SAP Implementation
11 15 (4.34%) Process Improvement
12 14 (4.05%) Performance Monitoring
12 14 (4.05%) Supply Chain Management
13 13 (3.76%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (3.76%) ETL
14 12 (3.47%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 53 (15.32%) Java
2 17 (4.91%) SQL
3 15 (4.34%) SAPscript
4 9 (2.60%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.45%) Python
6 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.29%) C
7 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (9.83%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.34%) BPSS Clearance
3 11 (3.18%) Degree
4 10 (2.89%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.16%) BC Cleared
5 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.16%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.16%) SAP Certification
6 2 (0.58%) CCA
7 1 (0.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.60%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.31%) QA
3 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
1 1 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (0.29%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.58%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.29%) Ambari
2 1 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.29%) Oozie
Vendors
1 342 (98.84%) SAP
2 34 (9.83%) Adobe
3 11 (3.18%) Oracle
4 8 (2.31%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.02%) OpenText
6 5 (1.45%) Syclo
7 4 (1.16%) Cloudera
7 4 (1.16%) Pega
7 4 (1.16%) Tableau
7 4 (1.16%) webMethods
8 2 (0.58%) Ariba
8 2 (0.58%) Kronos
9 1 (0.29%) Dell
9 1 (0.29%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.29%) hybris
9 1 (0.29%) IBM
9 1 (0.29%) Infor
9 1 (0.29%) Kony
9 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.29%) TIBCO
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