Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 607 557 626
Rank change year-on-year -50 +69 -68
Contract jobs citing ABAP 242 275 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.58% 0.76% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 147 116
England median daily rate £475 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £388 £363 £303
90th Percentile £620 £563 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
England median hourly rate £46.25 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.50% - -
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £50.00 £66.25
% change year-on-year -7.50% -24.53% +32.50%

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 41,755 36,280 39,578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.14% 41.50% 38.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,418 24,963 27,489
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £460 £440 £423
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.02% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 747 757 864
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.00 £14.16
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +9.33% +7.14%

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 16 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ABAP in England over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

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 6 months to 16 July 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 -21 65 £450 -5.26% 17
London -58 53 £475 - 6
North of England -9 48 £450 -4.76% 15
North West -17 29 £406 -18.75% 15
Midlands -64 29 £475 -5.00% 7
West Midlands -13 18 £475 +22.58% 6
Yorkshire -15 13 £495 +16.47%
East Midlands -46 9 £485 -3.00% 1
North East +5 6 £450 +12.50%
South West +3 4 £550 +29.41% 1
East of England +2 4 £625 +61.19% 2
ABAP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 241 (99.59%) SAP
2 41 (16.94%) SAP HANA
3 31 (12.81%) OO
4 28 (11.57%) Finance
4 28 (11.57%) Security Cleared
5 27 (11.16%) Workflow
6 26 (10.74%) SC Cleared
7 25 (10.33%) Manufacturing
7 25 (10.33%) SAP Smart Forms
7 25 (10.33%) SAP BW
8 24 (9.92%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (9.50%) SQL
9 23 (9.50%) SAP PI
10 22 (9.09%) Java
10 22 (9.09%) NetWeaver
10 22 (9.09%) SAPUI5
10 22 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (7.85%) SAP MM
11 19 (7.85%) Migration
11 19 (7.85%) Web Dynpro
12 18 (7.44%) Data Modelling
13 17 (7.02%) HTML
13 17 (7.02%) Project Management
13 17 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (7.02%) Self-Motivation
13 17 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (6.61%) IDoc
14 16 (6.61%) BusinessObjects
15 15 (6.20%) SAPscript
15 15 (6.20%) SAP HR

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 (9.09%) NetWeaver
2 4 (1.65%) SAP Portal
3 3 (1.24%) Confluence
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.83%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.41%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 19 (7.85%) SAP MM
2 15 (6.20%) SAP HR
3 14 (5.79%) SAP S/4HANA
4 13 (5.37%) SAP HCM
5 11 (4.55%) SAP SD
6 8 (3.31%) SAP FI
6 8 (3.31%) SAP Payroll
7 7 (2.89%) SAP BPC
7 7 (2.89%) SAP CO
7 7 (2.89%) SAP FI/CO
7 7 (2.89%) SAP IS-U
8 6 (2.48%) SAP ERP
8 6 (2.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (2.48%) SAP PSCD
9 5 (2.07%) SAP PP
10 4 (1.65%) SAP PLM
11 3 (1.24%) SAP APO
11 3 (1.24%) SAP CRM
11 3 (1.24%) SAP FSCM
11 3 (1.24%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.72%) SuccessFactors
2 7 (2.89%) Boomi
3 3 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.24%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (16.94%) SAP HANA
2 25 (10.33%) SAP BW
3 16 (6.61%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (4.13%) SAP Data Services
5 9 (3.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 5 (2.07%) Spotfire
7 4 (1.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 4 (1.65%) Power BI
7 4 (1.65%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.24%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.83%) DB2
9 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.41%) Lumira
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 12 (4.96%) LSMW
2 11 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.24%) JIRA
3 3 (1.24%) NWDI
4 2 (0.83%) Ant
4 2 (0.83%) Maven
4 2 (0.83%) NWDS
5 1 (0.41%) eCATT
General
1 28 (11.57%) Finance
2 25 (10.33%) Manufacturing
3 10 (4.13%) Billing
4 7 (2.89%) Banking
5 6 (2.48%) Retail
6 4 (1.65%) Automotive
7 3 (1.24%) German Language
8 2 (0.83%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.41%) Back Office
9 1 (0.41%) French Language
9 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 106 (43.80%) Developer
2 98 (40.50%) SAP Developer
3 84 (34.71%) ABAP Developer
4 71 (29.34%) Consultant
5 67 (27.69%) SAP Consultant
6 14 (5.79%) ABAP Consultant
7 12 (4.96%) Architect
7 12 (4.96%) SAP PI Developer
8 11 (4.55%) SAP Architect
9 8 (3.31%) SAP MM Consultant
10 6 (2.48%) Integration Developer
10 6 (2.48%) SAP BW Consultant
10 6 (2.48%) SAP PI Consultant
10 6 (2.48%) SAPUI5 Developer
11 5 (2.07%) HR Consultant
11 5 (2.07%) SAP FI Consultant
11 5 (2.07%) SAP HR Consultant
11 5 (2.07%) SAP SD Consultant
11 5 (2.07%) Senior Developer
11 5 (2.07%) Senior SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.33%) SAP Smart Forms
2 23 (9.50%) SAP PI
3 22 (9.09%) SAPUI5
4 19 (7.85%) Web Dynpro
5 17 (7.02%) HTML
6 16 (6.61%) IDoc
7 13 (5.37%) HTML5
7 13 (5.37%) REST
8 12 (4.96%) SAP Fiori
9 11 (4.55%) BAPI
9 11 (4.55%) SAP ALE
10 10 (4.13%) SAP Basis
11 9 (3.72%) CSS
12 8 (3.31%) SOAP
12 8 (3.31%) Web Services
13 7 (2.89%) XML
14 6 (2.48%) EDI
14 6 (2.48%) Middleware
15 5 (2.07%) J2EE
15 5 (2.07%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (7.02%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (2.48%) Replication
2 6 (2.48%) Smart Meter
3 4 (1.65%) Driving Licence
3 4 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.24%) FMCG
4 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.24%) Virtual Team
5 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.83%) LIMS
5 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.41%) Life Science
6 1 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.41%) Linux
1 1 (0.41%) Unix
1 1 (0.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (12.81%) OO
2 27 (11.16%) Workflow
3 24 (9.92%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (7.85%) Migration
6 18 (7.44%) Data Modelling
7 17 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (7.02%) Project Management
8 14 (5.79%) CRM
9 13 (5.37%) ITIL
9 13 (5.37%) Logistics
10 11 (4.55%) Change Management
10 11 (4.55%) SAP Implementation
10 11 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (4.13%) ERP
12 9 (3.72%) Analytics
12 9 (3.72%) Test Scripting
13 8 (3.31%) Data Migration
13 8 (3.31%) ETL
13 8 (3.31%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 23 (9.50%) SQL
2 22 (9.09%) Java
3 15 (6.20%) JavaScript
3 15 (6.20%) SAPscript
4 1 (0.41%) Python
4 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (11.57%) Security Cleared
2 26 (10.74%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.79%) Degree
4 4 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.65%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.41%) CCA
5 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.48%) QA
2 5 (2.07%) SLA
3 3 (1.24%) PMO
4 1 (0.41%) IFRS
System Software
1 4 (1.65%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (1.24%) MOM
2 2 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 241 (99.59%) SAP
2 12 (4.96%) Oracle
3 7 (2.89%) Workday
4 6 (2.48%) Adobe
4 6 (2.48%) Dell
4 6 (2.48%) Remedy
5 4 (1.65%) Tableau
6 3 (1.24%) webMethods
7 2 (0.83%) Ariba
7 2 (0.83%) Concur
7 2 (0.83%) hybris
7 2 (0.83%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.41%) Apple
8 1 (0.41%) Cognos
8 1 (0.41%) IBM
8 1 (0.41%) Informatica
8 1 (0.41%) Kony
8 1 (0.41%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.41%) Sybase