The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for ABAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAP ABAP
England / East of England
Rank 122 108 116
Rank change year-on-year -14 +8  
Contract jobs citing ABAP 4 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.18% 0.61% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.48% 1.91% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 10
Median daily rate £375 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.91% -2.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year +11.11% -  

ABAP is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 841 786 901
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 38.72% 32.19% 34.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 454 490
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 59 58
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +6.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £19.00 £32.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.43 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

ABAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing ABAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for ABAP in the East of England

ABAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ABAP in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for ABAP in the East of England

ABAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ABAP in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ABAP in the East of England

ABAP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Cambridgeshire 0 4 £375 -16.66%
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 across the East of England region with a requirement for ABAP.

1 15 (100.00%) SAP
2 8 (53.33%) Migration
2 8 (53.33%) Data Migration
3 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) Finance
4 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (40.00%) System Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Post-Production
5 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (26.67%) SAPUI5
6 3 (20.00%) BC Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
7 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
7 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (13.33%) Adobe
7 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (13.33%) Ariba
7 2 (13.33%) SAP BW
7 2 (13.33%) NetWeaver
7 2 (13.33%) Internet
7 2 (13.33%) SAP FI
7 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (13.33%) SAP CO
7 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
7 2 (13.33%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (13.33%) SAP XI
7 2 (13.33%) PDM
7 2 (13.33%) User Experience

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 2 (13.33%) NetWeaver
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) SAP BPC
1 2 (13.33%) SAP CO
1 2 (13.33%) SAP FI
1 2 (13.33%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (13.33%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (6.67%) SAP QM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SAP BW
1 2 (13.33%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Consultant
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) SAP Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
3 4 (26.67%) Functional Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) SAP Functional Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Developer
4 3 (20.00%) SAP Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Data Model Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) SAP CO Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) SAP FI Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) SAP Financial Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) SAPUI5 Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) ABAP Developer
6 1 (6.67%) SAP QM Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) SAP Support
6 1 (6.67%) SAP Support Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) SAPUI5
2 2 (13.33%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Data Migration
1 8 (53.33%) Migration
2 6 (40.00%) Post-Production
2 6 (40.00%) System Testing
2 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
3 2 (13.33%) PDM
3 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) BC Cleared
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (13.33%) Adobe
2 2 (13.33%) Ariba