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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 462 490 476
Rank change year-on-year +28 -14  
Contract jobs citing ABAP 120 142 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.67% 0.74% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 74 68
Median daily rate £480 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £293 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £66.25 £65.00
% change year-on-year - +1.92%  

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 England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 17797 19305 19561
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.91% 39.10% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12243 13462 13266
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 413 395
Median hourly rate £41.75 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.33% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £15.95 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £51.10 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

ABAP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ABAP in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 24 June 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
South East +39 32 £475 +15.15% 5
London +13 29 £475 +8.26% 5
East Midlands +7 17 £520 +29.83% 1
North West +20 9 £500 +2.04% 9
East of England - 6 £438 - 1
Yorkshire +14 5 £575 +4.54% 3
West Midlands +11 5 £388 -3.12%
North East +68 3 £400 -27.27%
South West -10 1 £573 +43.12% 1
ABAP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 250 (98.81%) SAP
2 45 (17.79%) IDoc
3 39 (15.42%) Logistics
3 39 (15.42%) Workflow
4 36 (14.23%) Web Dynpro
5 34 (13.44%) SAP HANA
6 33 (13.04%) OO
7 30 (11.86%) Finance
7 30 (11.86%) Security Cleared
8 28 (11.07%) SAP BW
9 27 (10.67%) Billing
10 26 (10.28%) SAP SD
10 26 (10.28%) SC Cleared
11 25 (9.88%) ERP
11 25 (9.88%) Web Services
11 25 (9.88%) Java
12 23 (9.09%) BAPI
13 22 (8.70%) NetWeaver
13 22 (8.70%) SAPUI5
14 21 (8.30%) Migration
15 20 (7.91%) Manufacturing
15 20 (7.91%) Project Management
15 20 (7.91%) SAP Smart Forms
16 19 (7.51%) SAP Basis
16 19 (7.51%) SAP PI
17 18 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (7.11%) SAP ALE
17 18 (7.11%) Data Modelling
18 16 (6.32%) Degree
18 16 (6.32%) Coaching

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 22 (8.70%) NetWeaver
2 9 (3.56%) Documentum
3 5 (1.98%) SAP Portal
4 2 (0.79%) Confluence
4 2 (0.79%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.40%) CMS
5 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 26 (10.28%) SAP SD
2 12 (4.74%) SAP CO
2 12 (4.74%) SAP FI
2 12 (4.74%) SAP FI/CO
2 12 (4.74%) SAP HR
3 10 (3.95%) SAP ERP
4 9 (3.56%) SAP Payroll
5 8 (3.16%) SAP IS-U
5 8 (3.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (2.77%) SAP WM
7 6 (2.37%) SAP EHS
7 6 (2.37%) SAP MM
7 6 (2.37%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (1.98%) SAP PLM
9 4 (1.58%) SAP PM
9 4 (1.58%) SAP Retail
10 3 (1.19%) SAP BPC
11 2 (0.79%) SAP CAR
11 2 (0.79%) SAP Hybris
11 2 (0.79%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.37%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (1.19%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.77%) HTTP
2 6 (2.37%) Internet
3 1 (0.40%) FTP
3 1 (0.40%) LDAP
3 1 (0.40%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.44%) SAP HANA
2 28 (11.07%) SAP BW
3 10 (3.95%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (1.98%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 5 (1.98%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.79%) OLAP
5 2 (0.79%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (5.14%) LSMW
2 2 (0.79%) JIRA
3 1 (0.40%) NWDS
3 1 (0.40%) Visual Composer
General
1 30 (11.86%) Finance
2 27 (10.67%) Billing
3 20 (7.91%) Manufacturing
4 14 (5.53%) Retail
5 10 (3.95%) Legal
6 7 (2.77%) General Ledger
7 5 (1.98%) Back Office
8 4 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.19%) German Language
10 1 (0.40%) Automotive
10 1 (0.40%) Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 111 (43.87%) Consultant
2 107 (42.29%) SAP Consultant
3 81 (32.02%) Developer
4 71 (28.06%) SAP Developer
5 63 (24.90%) ABAP Developer
6 16 (6.32%) SAP SD Consultant
7 15 (5.93%) ABAP Consultant
7 15 (5.93%) Architect
8 14 (5.53%) SAP Architect
9 11 (4.35%) SAP Solutions Architect
9 11 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (3.95%) Technical Leader
11 9 (3.56%) Analyst
11 9 (3.56%) SAP BW Consultant
12 8 (3.16%) Data Consultant
12 8 (3.16%) SAP Basis Consultant
12 8 (3.16%) SAP PI Consultant
12 8 (3.16%) SAP PI Developer
13 7 (2.77%) SAP Analyst
13 7 (2.77%) SAP Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (17.79%) IDoc
2 36 (14.23%) Web Dynpro
3 25 (9.88%) Web Services
4 23 (9.09%) BAPI
5 22 (8.70%) SAPUI5
6 20 (7.91%) SAP Smart Forms
7 19 (7.51%) SAP Basis
7 19 (7.51%) SAP PI
8 18 (7.11%) SAP ALE
9 14 (5.53%) EDI
10 13 (5.14%) SAP Fiori
11 9 (3.56%) SAP Business Workflow
11 9 (3.56%) SOAP
12 7 (2.77%) REST
13 6 (2.37%) SAP BSP
13 6 (2.37%) XML
14 5 (1.98%) SAP XI
15 3 (1.19%) HTML
15 3 (1.19%) J2EE
16 2 (0.79%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.58%) FMCG
2 4 (1.58%) User Experience
3 3 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (1.19%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.79%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.40%) Life Science
5 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.40%) PMI
5 1 (0.40%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.79%) Windows
2 1 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (15.42%) Logistics
1 39 (15.42%) Workflow
2 33 (13.04%) OO
3 25 (9.88%) ERP
4 21 (8.30%) Migration
5 20 (7.91%) Project Management
6 18 (7.11%) Data Modelling
7 16 (6.32%) Coaching
8 15 (5.93%) Time Management
9 14 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (5.53%) Data Migration
9 14 (5.53%) Integration Testing
10 13 (5.14%) B2B
10 13 (5.14%) Data Mapping
10 13 (5.14%) ITIL
11 11 (4.35%) Presales
11 11 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (3.95%) CRM
12 10 (3.95%) Process Improvement
12 10 (3.95%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.88%) Java
2 15 (5.93%) SAPscript
3 8 (3.16%) SQL
4 6 (2.37%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.79%) C
6 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 26 (10.28%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.32%) Degree
4 3 (1.19%) SAP Certification
5 2 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.79%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.40%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.95%) QA
2 2 (0.79%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.79%) SLA
3 1 (0.40%) PMO
3 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.40%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (1.58%) NFS
2 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.40%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 250 (98.81%) SAP
2 10 (3.95%) OpenText
3 9 (3.56%) Adobe
3 9 (3.56%) Sybase
4 6 (2.37%) Oracle
5 4 (1.58%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.19%) Cognos
6 3 (1.19%) Concur
6 3 (1.19%) Pegasus
6 3 (1.19%) Syclo
7 2 (0.79%) Ariba
7 2 (0.79%) HP
7 2 (0.79%) hybris
7 2 (0.79%) webMethods
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco
8 1 (0.40%) Dell
8 1 (0.40%) Informatica
8 1 (0.40%) SEEBURGER
8 1 (0.40%) Tableau
8 1 (0.40%) VMware
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