Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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.

SAP ABAP
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 569 574
Rank change year-on-year -17 +5 -63
Contract jobs citing ABAP 266 307 314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.67% 0.77% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 153 142
England median daily rate £500 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.12% -1.11%
10th Percentile £367 £308 £341
90th Percentile £588 £592 £573
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £448
% change year-on-year +11.11% +0.56% -0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
England median hourly rate £41.00 £10.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +310.00% -80.00% -25.37%
10th Percentile £39.00 £9.50 £39.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £10.50 £51.05
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £10.00 £50.50
% change year-on-year +310.00% -80.20% -24.63%

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 39861 39879 40707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.17% 40.52% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 28105 27625 27895
England median daily rate £455 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £594 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 756 822 951
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +23.33%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.11 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +21.31%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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
Midlands +45 69 £528 +24.12% 1
London -37 58 £500 +11.11% 4
South East -10 56 £480 +12.94%
North of England +96 51 £465 -7.00% 5
East Midlands +33 44 £520 +30.00%
North West +59 43 £426 -10.42% 4
West Midlands +17 21 £550 +22.22% 1
South West -11 8 £450 -5.26%
Yorkshire +30 7 £575 +15.00% 1
East of England -32 4 £525 +5.00% 1
North East +66 1 £465 -7.00%
ABAP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 England region with a requirement for ABAP.

1 258 (96.99%) SAP
2 63 (23.68%) Security Cleared
3 54 (20.30%) SC Cleared
4 38 (14.29%) Workflow
5 37 (13.91%) ERP
5 37 (13.91%) SAP HANA
6 36 (13.53%) Web Dynpro
7 35 (13.16%) Logistics
8 31 (11.65%) SAPUI5
9 30 (11.28%) Finance
10 28 (10.53%) Billing
11 27 (10.15%) LSMW
12 25 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (9.40%) SAP SD
13 24 (9.02%) SAP IS-U
13 24 (9.02%) SAP S/4HANA
14 22 (8.27%) SAP ERP
14 22 (8.27%) SAP BW
14 22 (8.27%) Migration
15 21 (7.89%) BAPI
15 21 (7.89%) Data Migration
16 20 (7.52%) SAP PI
16 20 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
16 20 (7.52%) SAP Fiori
17 19 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
18 18 (6.77%) IDoc
18 18 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
19 16 (6.02%) SAP Smart Forms
20 15 (5.64%) NetWeaver
20 15 (5.64%) SAP FI

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 15 (5.64%) NetWeaver
2 12 (4.51%) SAP Portal
3 3 (1.13%) SAP EP
4 2 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (9.40%) SAP SD
2 24 (9.02%) SAP IS-U
2 24 (9.02%) SAP S/4HANA
3 22 (8.27%) SAP ERP
4 15 (5.64%) SAP FI
5 12 (4.51%) SAP CO
5 12 (4.51%) SAP FI/CO
6 11 (4.14%) SAP MM
7 8 (3.01%) SAP Retail
8 5 (1.88%) SAP SRM
9 4 (1.50%) SAP EWM
9 4 (1.50%) SAP FI-AP
10 3 (1.13%) SAP CRM
10 3 (1.13%) SAP EHS
10 3 (1.13%) SAP HCM
10 3 (1.13%) SAP MDM
10 3 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (1.13%) SAP PM
10 3 (1.13%) SAP R/3
10 3 (1.13%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.88%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.13%) PaaS
2 3 (1.13%) SaaS
3 2 (0.75%) Boomi
4 1 (0.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.63%) SMS
2 1 (0.38%) Firewall
2 1 (0.38%) LDAP
2 1 (0.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.91%) SAP HANA
2 22 (8.27%) SAP BW
3 12 (4.51%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (3.38%) SAP Data Services
5 7 (2.63%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.88%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 5 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.75%) OLAP
9 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.38%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 27 (10.15%) LSMW
2 2 (0.75%) JIRA
General
1 30 (11.28%) Finance
2 28 (10.53%) Billing
3 10 (3.76%) Banking
3 10 (3.76%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.38%) Retail
5 5 (1.88%) Automotive
5 5 (1.88%) Legal
6 4 (1.50%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.50%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.13%) Back Office
7 3 (1.13%) Marketing
7 3 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.38%) French Language
8 1 (0.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 101 (37.97%) Consultant
2 96 (36.09%) SAP Consultant
3 93 (34.96%) Developer
4 85 (31.95%) SAP Developer
5 69 (25.94%) ABAP Developer
6 20 (7.52%) SAPUI5 Developer
7 18 (6.77%) ABAP Consultant
8 17 (6.39%) Architect
9 16 (6.02%) SAP SD Consultant
10 13 (4.89%) Functional Consultant
10 13 (4.89%) SAP Functional Consultant
11 12 (4.51%) SAP Architect
12 10 (3.76%) Analyst
12 10 (3.76%) SAP Analyst
13 9 (3.38%) Data Migration Lead
13 9 (3.38%) SAP Data Migration Lead
13 9 (3.38%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (3.38%) Technical Leader
14 8 (3.01%) SAP ISU Consultant
14 8 (3.01%) SAP Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.53%) Web Dynpro
2 31 (11.65%) SAPUI5
3 21 (7.89%) BAPI
4 20 (7.52%) SAP Fiori
4 20 (7.52%) SAP PI
5 18 (6.77%) IDoc
6 16 (6.02%) SAP Smart Forms
7 15 (5.64%) SAP Business Workflow
8 14 (5.26%) Web Services
9 11 (4.14%) SAP Basis
9 11 (4.14%) SAP XI
10 7 (2.63%) SAP ALE
10 7 (2.63%) XML
11 5 (1.88%) HTML
11 5 (1.88%) SOAP
12 4 (1.50%) HTML5
12 4 (1.50%) REST
13 3 (1.13%) EDI
14 2 (0.75%) CSS
14 2 (0.75%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.63%) Smart Meter
2 7 (2.63%) User Experience
3 6 (2.26%) NHS
4 5 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.13%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.75%) FMCG
6 2 (0.75%) PMI
7 1 (0.38%) Clustering
7 1 (0.38%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.38%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.38%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.38%) HACMP
7 1 (0.38%) Life Science
7 1 (0.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.38%) Linux
1 1 (0.38%) Unix
1 1 (0.38%) Windows
1 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (14.29%) Workflow
2 37 (13.91%) ERP
3 35 (13.16%) Logistics
4 25 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (8.27%) Migration
6 21 (7.89%) Data Migration
7 20 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (5.64%) Time Management
10 14 (5.26%) Business Process Mapping
10 14 (5.26%) Data Modelling
11 12 (4.51%) OO
11 12 (4.51%) Workflow Development
12 11 (4.14%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (4.14%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (3.76%) Analytics
13 10 (3.76%) Project Management
14 9 (3.38%) B2B
14 9 (3.38%) CRM
14 9 (3.38%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.64%) Java
2 12 (4.51%) SQL
3 5 (1.88%) JavaScript
3 5 (1.88%) SAPscript
4 3 (1.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (23.68%) Security Cleared
2 54 (20.30%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.76%) Degree
4 3 (1.13%) ISEB
4 3 (1.13%) SAP Certification
5 2 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.75%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.63%) QA
2 3 (1.13%) GAMP
3 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 258 (96.99%) SAP
2 7 (2.63%) Adobe
3 6 (2.26%) Tableau
4 5 (1.88%) Oracle
5 3 (1.13%) Kronos
5 3 (1.13%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.13%) MuleSoft
5 3 (1.13%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.13%) Sybase
6 2 (0.75%) Ariba
6 2 (0.75%) Syclo
7 1 (0.38%) HP
7 1 (0.38%) hybris
7 1 (0.38%) IBM
7 1 (0.38%) Lotus
7 1 (0.38%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.38%) Veritas