Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 2019 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 524 646 594
Rank change year-on-year +122 -52 -37
Contract jobs citing ABAP 248 236 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.81% 0.55% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 119 146
England median daily rate £500 £470 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% -6.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £410 £375 £365
90th Percentile £649 £612 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £473 £500
% change year-on-year +5.82% -5.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
England median hourly rate £70.00 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% - -
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year +18.18% - -

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 30,435 43,138 40,203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.55% 45.03% 42.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,195 30,750 28,446
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £325 £321 £310
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 628 744
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.19 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.11% +5.48% +3.90%
10th Percentile £16.93 £17.11 £16.29
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +2.56%

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019. 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 +92 115 £491 +10.70% 4
London +97 58 £538 -2.27% 2
North of England +30 28 £500 +14.94% 5
Midlands +45 18 £585 +20.00% 8
Yorkshire +49 14 £500 -
North West +2 12 £500 +15.61% 5
East Midlands +26 10 £593 +18.60% 4
West Midlands +36 8 £550 +22.22% 4
East of England +36 5 £700 +36.59% 1
South West +1 5 £425 -
North East +27 2 - -
ABAP
UK

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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.

1 245 (98.79%) SAP
2 83 (33.47%) SAP Fiori
3 64 (25.81%) SAPUI5
4 57 (22.98%) SAP BW
5 45 (18.15%) OO
5 45 (18.15%) Finance
5 45 (18.15%) SAP HANA
6 41 (16.53%) Security Cleared
7 40 (16.13%) SAP S/4HANA
8 34 (13.71%) BAPI
8 34 (13.71%) Business Intelligence
9 33 (13.31%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (12.90%) SAP PI
10 32 (12.90%) SC Cleared
11 30 (12.10%) Unit Testing
12 29 (11.69%) Web Dynpro
13 27 (10.89%) User Acceptance Testing
13 27 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
14 26 (10.48%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
15 24 (9.68%) Workflow
15 24 (9.68%) CRM
16 23 (9.27%) OOP
17 22 (8.87%) Web Services
17 22 (8.87%) Adobe
18 21 (8.47%) BusinessObjects
18 21 (8.47%) SAP Smart Forms
19 20 (8.06%) Data Modelling
20 19 (7.66%) SAP FI
20 19 (7.66%) Technical Architecture
21 18 (7.26%) 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 18 (7.26%) NetWeaver
1 18 (7.26%) SAP Portal
2 14 (5.65%) Confluence
3 10 (4.03%) SAP EP
4 2 (0.81%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 40 (16.13%) SAP S/4HANA
2 19 (7.66%) SAP FI
3 15 (6.05%) SAP CO
3 15 (6.05%) SAP FI/CO
4 12 (4.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 11 (4.44%) SAP CRM
6 9 (3.63%) SAP HCM
7 8 (3.23%) SAP PSCD
8 7 (2.82%) SAP HR
9 6 (2.42%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 6 (2.42%) SAP Payroll
10 5 (2.02%) SAP BPC
10 5 (2.02%) SAP SD
11 4 (1.61%) SAP ERP
11 4 (1.61%) SAP IBP
11 4 (1.61%) SAP MM
12 3 (1.21%) SAP LE
12 3 (1.21%) SAP MDG
12 3 (1.21%) SAP PP
12 3 (1.21%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.65%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (1.61%) IaaS
2 4 (1.61%) PaaS
3 2 (0.81%) Azure
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.40%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.40%) FTP
1 1 (0.40%) HTTP
1 1 (0.40%) RTP
1 1 (0.40%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (22.98%) SAP BW
2 45 (18.15%) SAP HANA
3 26 (10.48%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 21 (8.47%) BusinessObjects
5 12 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (3.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 7 (2.82%) Lumira
8 6 (2.42%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.02%) BusinessObjects XI
9 5 (2.02%) RDBMS
9 5 (2.02%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.02%) SAP Data Services
10 4 (1.61%) SQL Server
11 2 (0.81%) MaxDB
11 2 (0.81%) Sybase ASE
12 1 (0.40%) Big Data
12 1 (0.40%) Power BI
12 1 (0.40%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 15 (6.05%) LSMW
2 14 (5.65%) JIRA
3 5 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.40%) eCATT
4 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
General
1 45 (18.15%) Finance
2 10 (4.03%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.82%) Back Office
4 6 (2.42%) Public Sector
4 6 (2.42%) Retail
5 5 (2.02%) Banking
6 3 (1.21%) Police
7 2 (0.81%) Advertising
7 2 (0.81%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) German Language
8 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Military
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 103 (41.53%) Developer
2 89 (35.89%) SAP Developer
3 81 (32.66%) Consultant
4 78 (31.45%) SAP Consultant
5 64 (25.81%) ABAP Developer
6 24 (9.68%) SAP BW Developer
7 23 (9.27%) Architect
8 22 (8.87%) SAP Architect
9 19 (7.66%) ABAP Consultant
10 17 (6.85%) SAPUI5 Developer
11 15 (6.05%) SAP Technical Architect
11 15 (6.05%) Technical Architect
12 10 (4.03%) Designer
12 10 (4.03%) Digital Designer
12 10 (4.03%) Solutions Designer
13 8 (3.23%) Data Consultant
13 8 (3.23%) SAP Data Consultant
14 7 (2.82%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
14 7 (2.82%) SAP FI Consultant
14 7 (2.82%) Senior SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (33.47%) SAP Fiori
2 64 (25.81%) SAPUI5
3 34 (13.71%) BAPI
4 32 (12.90%) SAP PI
5 29 (11.69%) Web Dynpro
6 22 (8.87%) Web Services
7 21 (8.47%) SAP Smart Forms
8 16 (6.45%) IDoc
9 10 (4.03%) SAP XI
10 9 (3.63%) SAP ALE
11 8 (3.23%) SAP BSP
12 6 (2.42%) EDI
12 6 (2.42%) SAP Basis
12 6 (2.42%) SAP Business Workflow
13 5 (2.02%) jQuery
14 3 (1.21%) LESS
14 3 (1.21%) XML
15 2 (0.81%) Apache Cordova
16 1 (0.40%) SAP Core Interface
16 1 (0.40%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.02%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.21%) CMDB
3 3 (1.21%) FMCG
3 3 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (1.21%) SWIFT
3 3 (1.21%) User Experience
3 3 (1.21%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.40%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.40%) Derivative
4 1 (0.40%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.40%) Market Risk
4 1 (0.40%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.23%) Linux
2 7 (2.82%) Windows
3 4 (1.61%) Unix
4 3 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (18.15%) OO
2 34 (13.71%) Business Intelligence
3 33 (13.31%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (12.10%) Unit Testing
5 27 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (10.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (9.68%) CRM
6 24 (9.68%) Workflow
7 23 (9.27%) OOP
8 20 (8.06%) Data Modelling
9 19 (7.66%) Technical Architecture
10 18 (7.26%) ERP
10 18 (7.26%) Migration
11 15 (6.05%) Configuration Management
11 15 (6.05%) Waterfall
12 14 (5.65%) Integration Testing
12 14 (5.65%) SAP Implementation
12 14 (5.65%) Service Delivery
13 13 (5.24%) Kanban
13 13 (5.24%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.85%) SAPscript
2 15 (6.05%) JavaScript
3 14 (5.65%) Java
3 14 (5.65%) SQL
4 2 (0.81%) VBA
5 1 (0.40%) C
5 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (16.53%) Security Cleared
2 32 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.84%) Degree
4 3 (1.21%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.40%) CCA
5 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.63%) SLA
2 2 (0.81%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.81%) GDPR
3 1 (0.40%) GxP
3 1 (0.40%) RosettaNet
3 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.40%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (2.02%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.40%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 245 (98.79%) SAP
2 22 (8.87%) Adobe
3 15 (6.05%) Ariba
4 11 (4.44%) Oracle
4 11 (4.44%) webMethods
5 8 (3.23%) OpenText
6 6 (2.42%) Concur
7 5 (2.02%) HP
7 5 (2.02%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.21%) Manugistics
8 3 (1.21%) Reuters
8 3 (1.21%) Veritas
9 2 (0.81%) Sybase
10 1 (0.40%) CA
10 1 (0.40%) hybris
10 1 (0.40%) Palantir
10 1 (0.40%) Talend