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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP ABAP
Rank 483 468 423
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -45
Contract jobs citing ABAP 165 196 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.34% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.76% 0.88% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 77 73
Median daily rate £450 £435 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £337 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £10.00 £50.00 £67.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.00% -25.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £62.50 £67.00
% change year-on-year
-84.00% -6.71%

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
21769 22150 21004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.74% 38.12% 36.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 15001 15038 13557
Median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 532 409
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.47 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.23 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +7 146 £450 +4.65% 40
South East +23 43 £425 +2.71% 5
London -9 42 £369 -16.19% 4
Surrey +13 13 £425 - 4
West Sussex +9 12 £404 - 1
Midlands +3 10 - -
West Midlands -30 9 £375 -21.05% 2
Worthing -12 8 £540 -
South West +12 5 £613 +44.11%
Yorkshire +6 5 £500 +33.33% 2
Hampshire +6 5 £488 +14.70%
Staines 0 5 £368 - 4
East Midlands -2 5 £450 -7.69% 1
Wales - 5 £475 -
Buckinghamshire +26 4 £475 +35.71%
City of London +25 4 £450 - 1
East of England -7 4 £425 +21.42% 8
South Wales - 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 4 £475 -
Cardiff - 4 - -
Berkshire +4 3 £313 -21.87%
North West -7 3 £475 +2.70% 8
Somerset - 3 £500 -
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 3 £499 -
Cambridgeshire +22 2 £425 +25.00% 1
Cambridge +11 2 £425 -6.07%
West Yorkshire +10 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire +5 2 £380 -18.62% 3
Birmingham -22 2 £375 -21.05% 1

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 323 (98.48%) SAP
2 57 (17.38%) Workflow
3 55 (16.77%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (15.55%) Migration
5 44 (13.41%) Web Dynpro
6 43 (13.11%) CRM
7 42 (12.80%) Data Migration
8 41 (12.50%) BAPI
9 40 (12.20%) LSMW
10 39 (11.89%) SAP ALE
11 38 (11.59%) SAP HR
12 36 (10.98%) SAP HANA
13 35 (10.67%) OO
14 34 (10.37%) Java
14 34 (10.37%) NetWeaver
14 34 (10.37%) Manufacturing
14 34 (10.37%) Finance
15 32 (9.76%) SAP IS-U
16 30 (9.15%) SAP Smart Forms
17 28 (8.54%) SAP FI
18 27 (8.23%) SAP BW
19 25 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
19 25 (7.62%) SAP CRM
19 25 (7.62%) Time Management
20 24 (7.32%) SAP FI/CO
20 24 (7.32%) SAP CO
21 23 (7.01%) Stakeholder Management
21 23 (7.01%) SQL
22 22 (6.71%) Security Cleared
23 21 (6.40%) Agile Software Development

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 34 (10.37%) NetWeaver
2 6 (1.83%) SAP Portal
3 3 (0.91%) Confluence
4 2 (0.61%) Apache
5 1 (0.30%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.30%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 38 (11.59%) SAP HR
2 32 (9.76%) SAP IS-U
3 28 (8.54%) SAP FI
4 25 (7.62%) SAP CRM
5 24 (7.32%) SAP CO
5 24 (7.32%) SAP FI/CO
6 17 (5.18%) SAP SD
7 15 (4.57%) SAP HCM
8 14 (4.27%) SAP MM
9 12 (3.66%) SAP R/3
10 8 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 7 (2.13%) SAP APO
11 7 (2.13%) SAP Payroll
12 5 (1.52%) SAP Retail
13 4 (1.22%) SAP xRPM
14 3 (0.91%) SAP ERP
14 3 (0.91%) SAP FSCM
14 3 (0.91%) SAP PM
14 3 (0.91%) SAP PSCD
14 3 (0.91%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.83%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (1.52%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.61%) HTTP
2 1 (0.30%) FTP
2 1 (0.30%) Intranet
2 1 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (0.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.98%) SAP HANA
2 27 (8.23%) SAP BW
3 18 (5.49%) BusinessObjects
3 18 (5.49%) SAP Data Services
4 13 (3.96%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.74%) SAP BI
6 7 (2.13%) SQL Server
7 5 (1.52%) Big Data
7 5 (1.52%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.91%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 3 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.91%) Xcelsius
10 2 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.61%) Sybase ASE
11 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.30%) Informix
11 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 40 (12.20%) LSMW
2 13 (3.96%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.91%) JIRA
4 2 (0.61%) NWDS
5 1 (0.30%) NWDI
5 1 (0.30%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.30%) Subversion
5 1 (0.30%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (10.37%) Finance
1 34 (10.37%) Manufacturing
2 15 (4.57%) Retail
3 12 (3.66%) Billing
4 6 (1.83%) Aerospace
4 6 (1.83%) Automotive
4 6 (1.83%) Marketing
4 6 (1.83%) Publishing
5 4 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.22%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.91%) Dutch Language
6 3 (0.91%) Electronics
6 3 (0.91%) French Language
6 3 (0.91%) Legal
7 1 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 176 (53.66%) Consultant
2 174 (53.05%) SAP Consultant
3 94 (28.66%) Developer
4 81 (24.70%) ABAP Developer
5 79 (24.09%) SAP Developer
6 47 (14.33%) ABAP Consultant
7 25 (7.62%) SAP ISU Consultant
8 22 (6.71%) HR Consultant
8 22 (6.71%) SAP HR Consultant
9 16 (4.88%) Architect
10 15 (4.57%) SAP Architect
11 13 (3.96%) Data Migration Lead
11 13 (3.96%) SAP Data Migration Lead
12 12 (3.66%) CRM Consultant
12 12 (3.66%) SAP CRM Consultant
13 11 (3.35%) Technical Consultant
14 10 (3.05%) SAP Technical Consultant
15 9 (2.74%) SAP HANA Consultant
15 9 (2.74%) SAP Manager
15 9 (2.74%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (13.41%) Web Dynpro
2 41 (12.50%) BAPI
3 39 (11.89%) SAP ALE
4 30 (9.15%) SAP Smart Forms
5 20 (6.10%) SAPUI5
6 18 (5.49%) EDI
7 17 (5.18%) SAP PI
7 17 (5.18%) Web Services
8 16 (4.88%) SAP Fiori
9 13 (3.96%) SAP Basis
10 12 (3.66%) SAP XI
11 10 (3.05%) SAP BSP
12 8 (2.44%) Middleware
13 6 (1.83%) SAP Business Workflow
13 6 (1.83%) SAP Core Interface
14 5 (1.52%) HTML
15 4 (1.22%) JDBC
15 4 (1.22%) XML
16 3 (0.91%) SOAP
16 3 (0.91%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 55 (16.77%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.05%) FMCG
3 6 (1.83%) LIMS
4 5 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (0.91%) PMI
5 3 (0.91%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.61%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.61%) User Experience
7 1 (0.30%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.30%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.30%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.30%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.30%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.30%) Life Science
7 1 (0.30%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.22%) Unix
2 3 (0.91%) Windows
3 1 (0.30%) AIX
3 1 (0.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (17.38%) Workflow
2 51 (15.55%) Migration
3 43 (13.11%) CRM
4 42 (12.80%) Data Migration
5 35 (10.67%) OO
6 25 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
6 25 (7.62%) Time Management
7 23 (7.01%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (6.40%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (6.40%) Data Modelling
9 19 (5.79%) ETL
9 19 (5.79%) SAP Implementation
10 17 (5.18%) ERP
11 16 (4.88%) Logistics
12 13 (3.96%) Business Analysis
13 12 (3.66%) Business Process Mapping
13 12 (3.66%) Conflict Management
14 9 (2.74%) Asset Management
14 9 (2.74%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (2.74%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (10.37%) Java
2 23 (7.01%) SQL
3 21 (6.40%) SAPscript
4 5 (1.52%) Python
5 3 (0.91%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.61%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (6.71%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.57%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (1.52%) Degree
5 3 (0.91%) CCA
5 3 (0.91%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.91%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.30%) ISEB
6 1 (0.30%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.96%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.52%) QA
3 2 (0.61%) SLA
4 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.30%) Apache Flume
1 1 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (0.30%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.61%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.30%) Ambari
3 1 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.30%) Oozie
3 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 323 (98.48%) SAP
2 17 (5.18%) Adobe
3 13 (3.96%) Oracle
4 4 (1.22%) Microsoft
5 3 (0.91%) HP
5 3 (0.91%) Kronos
5 3 (0.91%) Tableau
6 2 (0.61%) CODA
6 2 (0.61%) OpenText
6 2 (0.61%) Sybase
7 1 (0.30%) Google
7 1 (0.30%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.30%) Infor
7 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.30%) Sun
7 1 (0.30%) Talend
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