Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 591 609 560
Rank change year-on-year +18 -49 +78
Contract jobs citing ABAP 224 249 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.26% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.61% 0.59% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 98 147
England median daily rate £485 £475 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% -1.04% +6.67%
10th Percentile £378 £384 £363
90th Percentile £588 £625 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £478
% change year-on-year +5.26% -0.52% +6.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
England median hourly rate £62.25 £35.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.86% -30.00% +400.00%
10th Percentile £56.88 £35.00 £40.70
90th Percentile £69.83 £54.00 £75.10
UK median hourly rate £59.00 £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +68.57% -30.00% +31.15%

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 36,427 41,886 36,508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.88% 44.07% 41.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,467 29,573 25,147
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 653 749 750
England median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.02% - +10.67%
10th Percentile £20.31 £17.50 £16.55
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.75 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £41.13
% change year-on-year +4.88% -0.30% +9.67%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +51 96 £475 - 11
London +44 50 £525 +2.44% 11
Midlands +22 30 £491 +3.42% 7
West Midlands +14 23 £475 - 3
North of England -3 18 £458 +1.67% 7
North West -14 9 £465 +12.73% 2
Yorkshire +21 7 £463 -6.57% 4
East Midlands +16 7 £550 +15.79% 4
East of England +11 6 £450 -28.00%
North East +17 2 £325 -27.78% 1
South West -22 2 - - 1
ABAP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 220 (98.21%) SAP
2 51 (22.77%) SAP BW
3 50 (22.32%) SAP Fiori
4 46 (20.54%) OO
5 43 (19.20%) Finance
6 40 (17.86%) SAP S/4HANA
7 38 (16.96%) BAPI
8 33 (14.73%) SAP HANA
9 31 (13.84%) SAPUI5
9 31 (13.84%) SAP Smart Forms
10 29 (12.95%) OOP
10 29 (12.95%) Business Intelligence
11 27 (12.05%) SAPscript
12 26 (11.61%) Web Services
12 26 (11.61%) Security Cleared
13 24 (10.71%) BusinessObjects
14 21 (9.38%) SQL
14 21 (9.38%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
15 20 (8.93%) ERP
15 20 (8.93%) Web Dynpro
15 20 (8.93%) SC Cleared
15 20 (8.93%) Logistics
16 19 (8.48%) Problem-Solving
16 19 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (8.04%) SAP PI
17 18 (8.04%) User Acceptance Testing
17 18 (8.04%) Migration
17 18 (8.04%) Back Office
18 17 (7.59%) Manufacturing
18 17 (7.59%) 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 (6.70%) NetWeaver
2 4 (1.79%) SAP Portal
3 1 (0.45%) Confluence
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.45%) SAP EP
3 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 40 (17.86%) SAP S/4HANA
2 17 (7.59%) SAP FI
3 13 (5.80%) SAP CO
3 13 (5.80%) SAP FI/CO
4 12 (5.36%) SAP HR
5 10 (4.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (3.57%) SAP HCM
7 7 (3.13%) SAP ERP
8 6 (2.68%) SAP IS-U
8 6 (2.68%) SAP MM
8 6 (2.68%) SAP Payroll
8 6 (2.68%) SAP SD
9 5 (2.23%) SAP PP
10 4 (1.79%) SAP BPC
10 4 (1.79%) SAP WM
11 3 (1.34%) SAP PS
12 2 (0.89%) SAP Hybris
12 2 (0.89%) SAP LE
12 2 (0.89%) SAP QM
12 2 (0.89%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.46%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.89%) Boomi
3 1 (0.45%) GitHub
3 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.89%) RTP
2 1 (0.45%) HTTP
2 1 (0.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (22.77%) SAP BW
2 33 (14.73%) SAP HANA
3 24 (10.71%) BusinessObjects
4 21 (9.38%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 8 (3.57%) SQL Server
6 6 (2.68%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 5 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.23%) Lumira
7 5 (2.23%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.23%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (1.34%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.34%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.45%) PowerMart
9 1 (0.45%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (4.46%) LSMW
2 4 (1.79%) Eclipse
2 4 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.45%) eCATT
3 1 (0.45%) JIRA
3 1 (0.45%) NWDS
3 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 43 (19.20%) Finance
2 18 (8.04%) Back Office
3 17 (7.59%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.13%) Retail
5 5 (2.23%) Legal
6 4 (1.79%) Marketing
7 3 (1.34%) Banking
7 3 (1.34%) Billing
7 3 (1.34%) French Language
8 2 (0.89%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.89%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.89%) German Language
9 1 (0.45%) Advertising
9 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.45%) Automotive
9 1 (0.45%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.45%) Electronics
9 1 (0.45%) Military
9 1 (0.45%) Norwegian Language
9 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 107 (47.77%) Developer
2 97 (43.30%) SAP Developer
3 75 (33.48%) ABAP Developer
4 62 (27.68%) Consultant
5 59 (26.34%) SAP Consultant
6 14 (6.25%) SAP BW Developer
7 13 (5.80%) Architect
8 12 (5.36%) SAP Architect
9 11 (4.91%) ABAP Consultant
10 8 (3.57%) SAP BW Consultant
10 8 (3.57%) Technical Architect
11 7 (3.13%) SAP Technical Architect
11 7 (3.13%) Senior Consultant
11 7 (3.13%) Senior SAP Consultant
12 6 (2.68%) Analyst
12 6 (2.68%) Integration Architect
12 6 (2.68%) SAP Analyst
12 6 (2.68%) SAP Manager
12 6 (2.68%) SAP S/4HANA Developer
12 6 (2.68%) SAPUI5 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (22.32%) SAP Fiori
2 38 (16.96%) BAPI
3 31 (13.84%) SAP Smart Forms
3 31 (13.84%) SAPUI5
4 26 (11.61%) Web Services
5 20 (8.93%) Web Dynpro
6 18 (8.04%) SAP PI
7 17 (7.59%) IDoc
8 11 (4.91%) SAP ALE
9 6 (2.68%) SAP BSP
9 6 (2.68%) SAP XI
10 4 (1.79%) SAP Basis
10 4 (1.79%) SOAP
11 3 (1.34%) EDI
11 3 (1.34%) HTML
11 3 (1.34%) HTML5
11 3 (1.34%) RESTful
11 3 (1.34%) SAP Business Workflow
12 2 (0.89%) REST
12 2 (0.89%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.68%) User Experience
4 4 (1.79%) CMDB
4 4 (1.79%) Learning Management System
5 3 (1.34%) FMCG
5 3 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.34%) SWIFT
6 2 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.45%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.45%) Derivative
7 1 (0.45%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.45%) Life Science
7 1 (0.45%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.45%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.46%) Windows
2 6 (2.68%) Linux
3 3 (1.34%) Unix
4 2 (0.89%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (20.54%) OO
2 29 (12.95%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (12.95%) OOP
3 20 (8.93%) ERP
3 20 (8.93%) Logistics
4 19 (8.48%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (8.04%) Migration
5 18 (8.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (7.14%) CRM
7 15 (6.70%) Unit Testing
8 14 (6.25%) Service Delivery
9 13 (5.80%) Data Modelling
10 12 (5.36%) Change Management
10 12 (5.36%) ITIL
11 11 (4.91%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (4.91%) Configuration Management
11 11 (4.91%) Integration Testing
11 11 (4.91%) Validation
12 9 (4.02%) Data Migration
12 9 (4.02%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.05%) SAPscript
2 21 (9.38%) SQL
3 13 (5.80%) Java
4 3 (1.34%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.89%) Groovy
6 1 (0.45%) C
6 1 (0.45%) C#
6 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (11.61%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.93%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.91%) Degree
4 3 (1.34%) SAP Certification
5 2 (0.89%) CCA
6 1 (0.45%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.57%) SLA
2 5 (2.23%) QA
3 4 (1.79%) IFRS
4 3 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.34%) GxP
5 1 (0.45%) GDPR
5 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.68%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.89%) Control-M
3 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 220 (98.21%) SAP
2 13 (5.80%) Adobe
3 10 (4.46%) Oracle
4 6 (2.68%) Ariba
4 6 (2.68%) Concur
4 6 (2.68%) HP
5 5 (2.23%) hybris
6 4 (1.79%) CA
7 3 (1.34%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.34%) Reuters
7 3 (1.34%) webMethods
8 2 (0.89%) Cadence
8 2 (0.89%) Dell
8 2 (0.89%) Informatica
8 2 (0.89%) Manugistics
8 2 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.89%) Tableau
9 1 (0.45%) IBM
9 1 (0.45%) Sun
9 1 (0.45%) TIBCO