Period
to 4 April 2020

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 4 April 2020 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
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 501 628 626
Rank change year-on-year +127 -2 -94
Contract jobs citing ABAP 163 217 257
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.72% 0.57% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 112 127
Median daily rate £500 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +5.82%
10th Percentile £418 £375 £357
90th Percentile £650 £593 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £75.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.33% +30.43% -11.88%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £55.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year -36.94% -3.48% -11.88%

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 22,669 38,278 40,217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.90% 43.43% 43.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,488 26,987 28,331
Median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +8.57%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £485 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.11% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 512 603 730
Median hourly rate £40.25 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.30% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.83 £18.00 £17.43
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £51.25
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

ABAP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for ABAP in England

ABAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ABAP in England.

Daily rate trend for ABAP in England

ABAP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ABAP in England over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for ABAP in England

ABAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ABAP in England.

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 4 April 2020. 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 +69 61 £515 +18.73% 8
London +148 49 £525 +7.69% 2
North of England +73 17 £451 +1.63% 1
Midlands +45 14 £613 +25.64% 3
North West +35 10 £500 +13.31% 1
East Midlands +28 8 £613 +20.69% 2
Yorkshire +57 6 £444 -11.25%
West Midlands +53 6 - - 1
East of England +21 5 £600 +23.08% 1
South West +28 4 £413 -2.94% 1
North East +31 1 - -
ABAP
UK

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, 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.

1 163 (100.00%) SAP
2 53 (32.52%) SAP Fiori
3 39 (23.93%) SAP PI
4 35 (21.47%) Business Intelligence
5 34 (20.86%) SAPUI5
6 33 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (17.79%) NetWeaver
7 29 (17.79%) SAP S/4HANA
8 27 (16.56%) Java
8 27 (16.56%) Workflow
9 26 (15.95%) ERP
9 26 (15.95%) SAP BW
10 25 (15.34%) BusinessObjects
10 25 (15.34%) CRM
10 25 (15.34%) OO
11 24 (14.72%) Data Modelling
11 24 (14.72%) Finance
12 21 (12.88%) Ariba
13 19 (11.66%) Technical Architecture
13 19 (11.66%) SAP HANA
14 18 (11.04%) JIRA
14 18 (11.04%) SQL
15 16 (9.82%) IDoc
16 15 (9.20%) Migration
16 15 (9.20%) SuccessFactors
16 15 (9.20%) Integration Testing
17 14 (8.59%) User Acceptance Testing
17 14 (8.59%) Problem Management
17 14 (8.59%) Configuration Management
17 14 (8.59%) System Integration Testing

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 29 (17.79%) NetWeaver
2 13 (7.98%) Confluence
3 11 (6.75%) SAP EP
3 11 (6.75%) SAP Portal
4 7 (4.29%) CMS
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (17.79%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (7.36%) SAP CRM
3 10 (6.13%) SAP PSCD
4 9 (5.52%) SAP BPC
5 8 (4.91%) SAP ERP
6 7 (4.29%) SAP MDG
7 5 (3.07%) SAP FI
8 4 (2.45%) SAP HR
9 3 (1.84%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 3 (1.84%) SAP CO
9 3 (1.84%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (1.84%) SAP MDM
9 3 (1.84%) SAP SD
10 2 (1.23%) SAP Bank Analyzer
10 2 (1.23%) SAP IS-U
10 2 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (1.23%) SAP PP
10 2 (1.23%) SAP Retail
11 1 (0.61%) SAP CCM
11 1 (0.61%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.20%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (2.45%) Azure
3 3 (1.84%) GCP
3 3 (1.84%) Power Platform
4 1 (0.61%) Boomi
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle CX
4 1 (0.61%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.29%) FTP
2 6 (3.68%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.95%) SAP BW
2 25 (15.34%) BusinessObjects
3 19 (11.66%) SAP HANA
4 8 (4.91%) SAP Data Services
5 7 (4.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 7 (4.29%) SQL Server
6 6 (3.68%) Lumira
7 5 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 4 (2.45%) OLAP
9 3 (1.84%) BigQuery
9 3 (1.84%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.84%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.84%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.84%) Power BI
9 3 (1.84%) Redis
9 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.23%) DB2
10 2 (1.23%) Oracle OLAP
11 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (11.04%) JIRA
2 9 (5.52%) LSMW
3 8 (4.91%) Eclipse
4 6 (3.68%) NWDS
General
1 24 (14.72%) Finance
2 7 (4.29%) Public Sector
3 5 (3.07%) Retail
4 4 (2.45%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.23%) Billing
5 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.61%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.61%) German Language
6 1 (0.61%) Marketing
6 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 60 (36.81%) Developer
2 52 (31.90%) SAP Developer
3 46 (28.22%) Consultant
4 45 (27.61%) SAP Consultant
5 32 (19.63%) ABAP Developer
6 30 (18.40%) Architect
7 28 (17.18%) SAP Architect
8 18 (11.04%) SAP Technical Architect
8 18 (11.04%) Technical Architect
9 13 (7.98%) SAPUI5 Developer
10 11 (6.75%) ABAP Consultant
11 9 (5.52%) SAP PI Developer
12 7 (4.29%) Lead Architect
12 7 (4.29%) SAP S/4HANA Architect
13 6 (3.68%) Integration Architect
14 5 (3.07%) Integration Consultant
14 5 (3.07%) SAP BPC Consultant
14 5 (3.07%) SAP Integration Consultant
14 5 (3.07%) SAP MDG Architect
14 5 (3.07%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (32.52%) SAP Fiori
2 39 (23.93%) SAP PI
3 34 (20.86%) SAPUI5
4 16 (9.82%) IDoc
5 13 (7.98%) SAP Basis
5 13 (7.98%) SAP XI
5 13 (7.98%) Web Dynpro
6 12 (7.36%) BAPI
7 8 (4.91%) SAP ALE
7 8 (4.91%) SOAP
7 8 (4.91%) XSLT
8 7 (4.29%) XML
9 6 (3.68%) JSON
9 6 (3.68%) REST
9 6 (3.68%) SAP Business Workflow
9 6 (3.68%) Web Services
9 6 (3.68%) XSD
10 4 (2.45%) jQuery
10 4 (2.45%) XML Schema
11 3 (1.84%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.91%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.68%) Data Structures
4 6 (3.68%) W3C
5 3 (1.84%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.61%) BBC
7 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.61%) Social Media
7 1 (0.61%) User Experience
7 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.84%) Solaris
1 3 (1.84%) Unix
2 2 (1.23%) Linux
3 1 (0.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (21.47%) Business Intelligence
2 33 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (16.56%) Workflow
4 26 (15.95%) ERP
5 25 (15.34%) CRM
5 25 (15.34%) OO
6 24 (14.72%) Data Modelling
7 19 (11.66%) Technical Architecture
8 15 (9.20%) Integration Testing
8 15 (9.20%) Migration
9 14 (8.59%) Configuration Management
9 14 (8.59%) Problem Management
9 14 (8.59%) System Integration Testing
9 14 (8.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (7.98%) Test Strategy
10 13 (7.98%) Unit Testing
11 12 (7.36%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (7.36%) SAP Implementation
12 11 (6.75%) Scrum
13 10 (6.13%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.56%) Java
2 18 (11.04%) SQL
3 7 (4.29%) VBA
4 6 (3.68%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.07%) C
6 4 (2.45%) R
7 3 (1.84%) MATLAB
7 3 (1.84%) Python
7 3 (1.84%) SAPscript
8 1 (0.61%) Groovy
8 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (5.52%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.68%) SAP Certification
2 6 (3.68%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.07%) Degree
3 5 (3.07%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.23%) CCA
5 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.52%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.23%) GDPR
2 2 (1.23%) SLA
3 1 (0.61%) GxP
3 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (3.68%) NFS
Vendors
1 163 (100.00%) SAP
2 21 (12.88%) Ariba
3 10 (6.13%) Oracle
4 9 (5.52%) Adobe
4 9 (5.52%) webMethods
5 6 (3.68%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.68%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.07%) OpenText
7 3 (1.84%) Google
7 3 (1.84%) Informatica
8 2 (1.23%) hybris
9 1 (0.61%) CA
9 1 (0.61%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 1 (0.61%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.61%) Siebel
9 1 (0.61%) Talend
9 1 (0.61%) Workday