Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 19 October 2018 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.

SAP ABAP
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 624 584 591
Rank change year-on-year -40 +7 -15
Contract jobs citing ABAP 236 255 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.56% 0.66% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 138 137
England median daily rate £466 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.75% +11.11% +0.56%
10th Percentile £375 £373 £300
90th Percentile £613 £588 £597
UK median daily rate £463 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -7.50% +11.11% +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
England median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +310.00% -80.00%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year -14.63% +310.00% -80.20%

ABAP is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 42,369 38,408 39,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.97% 42.01% 40.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,036 26,897 27,606
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £310 £285
90th Percentile £650 £638 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 740 842
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £17.43 £16.25 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.08 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%

ABAP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing ABAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for ABAP in England

ABAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ABAP in England

ABAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ABAP in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ABAP in England

ABAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ABAP in England

ABAP
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +7 76 £450 -7.93% 15
London +2 59 £550 +15.79% 1
North of England -33 34 £450 - 4
North West -27 27 £428 +0.47% 3
Midlands -46 27 £454 -13.57% 5
West Midlands -27 17 £454 -9.25% 5
East Midlands -27 9 £425 -19.43%
North East +7 5 £450 -3.23%
East of England +1 5 £513 +27.97% 1
South West -23 3 - -
Yorkshire -17 2 £485 -15.65% 1
ABAP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ABAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for ABAP.

1 234 (99.15%) SAP
2 56 (23.73%) Workflow
3 43 (18.22%) SAP HANA
4 41 (17.37%) NetWeaver
5 39 (16.53%) SAP BW
5 39 (16.53%) Web Dynpro
6 36 (15.25%) Finance
7 34 (14.41%) SAPUI5
8 33 (13.98%) SAP Fiori
8 33 (13.98%) CRM
9 32 (13.56%) OO
9 32 (13.56%) Java
10 31 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
11 27 (11.44%) ERP
11 27 (11.44%) SAP PI
12 26 (11.02%) Security Cleared
13 24 (10.17%) SQL
13 24 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
14 21 (8.90%) Eclipse
14 21 (8.90%) SC Cleared
15 20 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (8.47%) BusinessObjects
16 19 (8.05%) Migration
16 19 (8.05%) Adobe
16 19 (8.05%) Data Modelling
17 18 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
18 16 (6.78%) Data Migration
18 16 (6.78%) Self-Motivation
18 16 (6.78%) IDoc
19 15 (6.36%) SAP Portal

ABAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 41 (17.37%) NetWeaver
2 15 (6.36%) SAP Portal
3 10 (4.24%) Confluence
4 6 (2.54%) SAP EP
5 3 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.42%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 15 (6.36%) SAP FI
1 15 (6.36%) SAP HR
2 14 (5.93%) SAP S/4HANA
3 13 (5.51%) SAP CO
3 13 (5.51%) SAP ERP
3 13 (5.51%) SAP FI/CO
3 13 (5.51%) SAP PSCD
4 12 (5.08%) SAP HCM
5 11 (4.66%) SAP Payroll
6 9 (3.81%) SAP CRM
6 9 (3.81%) SAP MM
7 8 (3.39%) SAP SD
8 7 (2.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (2.54%) SAP BPC
9 6 (2.54%) SAP IS-U
9 6 (2.54%) SAP PM
9 6 (2.54%) SAP PP
10 4 (1.69%) SAP PS
11 3 (1.27%) Movex
11 3 (1.27%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.51%) SuccessFactors
2 7 (2.97%) Boomi
3 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (18.22%) SAP HANA
2 39 (16.53%) SAP BW
3 20 (8.47%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (3.39%) SAP Data Services
4 8 (3.39%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.54%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 4 (1.69%) Lumira
6 4 (1.69%) Power BI
6 4 (1.69%) Spotfire
7 3 (1.27%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (1.27%) DB2
8 1 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.42%) GIS
8 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (8.90%) Eclipse
2 13 (5.51%) JIRA
3 7 (2.97%) LSMW
4 5 (2.12%) NWDS
5 4 (1.69%) Ant
5 4 (1.69%) Maven
6 2 (0.85%) NWDI
7 1 (0.42%) eCATT
7 1 (0.42%) Hudson
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.42%) Visual Composer
General
1 36 (15.25%) Finance
2 13 (5.51%) Banking
2 13 (5.51%) Manufacturing
3 10 (4.24%) Billing
4 6 (2.54%) Back Office
5 4 (1.69%) Automotive
5 4 (1.69%) Legal
6 3 (1.27%) German Language
7 1 (0.42%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.42%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (38.98%) Developer
2 86 (36.44%) SAP Developer
3 73 (30.93%) ABAP Developer
4 63 (26.69%) Consultant
5 59 (25.00%) SAP Consultant
6 20 (8.47%) Architect
7 18 (7.63%) Analyst
8 17 (7.20%) SAP Architect
9 14 (5.93%) SAP Analyst
10 12 (5.08%) ABAP Consultant
11 9 (3.81%) SAP Technical Architect
11 9 (3.81%) Technical Architect
12 7 (2.97%) HR Consultant
12 7 (2.97%) IT Analyst
12 7 (2.97%) SAP HR Consultant
12 7 (2.97%) SAP PI Developer
13 6 (2.54%) Integration Developer
13 6 (2.54%) Lead Developer
13 6 (2.54%) SAP SD Consultant
13 6 (2.54%) SAP Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (16.53%) Web Dynpro
2 34 (14.41%) SAPUI5
3 33 (13.98%) SAP Fiori
4 27 (11.44%) SAP PI
5 16 (6.78%) IDoc
6 13 (5.51%) SAP Smart Forms
7 12 (5.08%) HTML
8 11 (4.66%) HTML5
9 10 (4.24%) SAP Business Workflow
9 10 (4.24%) Web Services
10 9 (3.81%) BAPI
10 9 (3.81%) J2EE
11 8 (3.39%) XML
12 6 (2.54%) SAP Basis
13 5 (2.12%) JSON
13 5 (2.12%) Middleware
13 5 (2.12%) REST
13 5 (2.12%) SAP ALE
14 4 (1.69%) OSGi
14 4 (1.69%) Stripes Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.78%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (2.54%) Replication
4 5 (2.12%) Driving Licence
4 5 (2.12%) User Experience
5 4 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.69%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.85%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.85%) Life Science
7 2 (0.85%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (23.73%) Workflow
2 33 (13.98%) CRM
3 32 (13.56%) OO
4 31 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (11.44%) ERP
6 20 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (8.05%) Data Modelling
7 19 (8.05%) Migration
8 18 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (6.78%) Data Migration
10 15 (6.36%) Configuration Management
10 15 (6.36%) ITIL
11 14 (5.93%) Project Management
12 13 (5.51%) OOP
12 13 (5.51%) Process Improvement
12 13 (5.51%) Waterfall
13 12 (5.08%) Problem Management
13 12 (5.08%) SAP Implementation
13 12 (5.08%) Test Strategy
14 11 (4.66%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (13.56%) Java
2 24 (10.17%) SQL
3 9 (3.81%) JavaScript
3 9 (3.81%) SAPscript
4 1 (0.42%) Python
4 1 (0.42%) R
4 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (11.02%) Security Cleared
2 21 (8.90%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.69%) Degree
4 3 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.42%) CCA
5 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.39%) SLA
2 6 (2.54%) QA
3 5 (2.12%) IFRS
4 4 (1.69%) PMO
5 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (2.54%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (1.69%) MOM
1 4 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.42%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 234 (99.15%) SAP
2 19 (8.05%) Adobe
3 10 (4.24%) webMethods
4 9 (3.81%) Workday
5 8 (3.39%) Ariba
6 7 (2.97%) Oracle
7 6 (2.54%) JD Edwards
7 6 (2.54%) Remedy
8 5 (2.12%) Dell
9 4 (1.69%) CA
9 4 (1.69%) Microsoft
9 4 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.27%) Concur
10 3 (1.27%) Tableau
11 2 (0.85%) Apple
11 2 (0.85%) Informatica
11 2 (0.85%) Kony
11 2 (0.85%) Pegasus
12 1 (0.42%) HP
12 1 (0.42%) MicroStrategy