Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 574 536 577
Rank change year-on-year -38 +41 -52
Contract jobs citing ABAP 267 307 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.34% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.68% 0.83% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 161 137
England median daily rate £500 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.45% -1.69%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £346
90th Percentile £604 £595 £543
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
England median hourly rate - £10.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -77.78% -32.84%
UK median hourly rate - £10.00 £48.00
% change year-on-year - -79.17% -28.36%

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 39,168 36,959 37,854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.40% 40.87% 38.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,862 25,611 25,947
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £294 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 702 781 959
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.76 £15.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £50.78
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 17 January 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
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 17 January 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
London -50 75 £500 +11.11% 12
Midlands +36 72 £530 +24.71% 11
North of England +86 52 £450 -14.29% 17
South East -49 43 £500 +19.40% 16
North West +55 42 £455 -13.33% 9
East Midlands +28 37 £530 +28.48% 3
West Midlands +9 28 £550 +25.71% 8
Yorkshire +21 10 £450 -16.67% 8
South West -7 6 £425 -0.58% 3
East of England -36 2 £625 +31.58% 3
ABAP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 259 (97.00%) SAP
2 55 (20.60%) Security Cleared
3 47 (17.60%) SC Cleared
4 36 (13.48%) ERP
5 34 (12.73%) Finance
6 33 (12.36%) SAP HANA
7 31 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (11.61%) Logistics
8 30 (11.24%) LSMW
9 26 (9.74%) SAP SD
10 25 (9.36%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (8.99%) Billing
11 24 (8.99%) SAP ERP
12 23 (8.61%) Workflow
13 22 (8.24%) SAP BW
13 22 (8.24%) SAP IS-U
13 22 (8.24%) SAP S/4HANA
14 21 (7.87%) SAP Smart Forms
15 20 (7.49%) Migration
15 20 (7.49%) NetWeaver
15 20 (7.49%) Business Process Mapping
16 19 (7.12%) SAP Fiori
16 19 (7.12%) SAPUI5
16 19 (7.12%) SAP PI
17 18 (6.74%) IDoc
18 17 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (5.99%) SAP FI
19 16 (5.99%) SAP MM
19 16 (5.99%) Java
20 15 (5.62%) Data Modelling

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 20 (7.49%) NetWeaver
2 14 (5.24%) SAP Portal
3 3 (1.12%) SAP EP
4 2 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (9.74%) SAP SD
2 24 (8.99%) SAP ERP
3 22 (8.24%) SAP IS-U
3 22 (8.24%) SAP S/4HANA
4 16 (5.99%) SAP FI
4 16 (5.99%) SAP MM
5 15 (5.62%) SAP CO
5 15 (5.62%) SAP FI/CO
6 9 (3.37%) SAP FSCM
7 7 (2.62%) SAP SRM
8 6 (2.25%) SAP EWM
8 6 (2.25%) SAP Payroll
8 6 (2.25%) SAP Retail
9 5 (1.87%) SAP Travel Management
9 5 (1.87%) SAP WM
10 4 (1.50%) SAP FI-AP
10 4 (1.50%) SAP FI-GL
10 4 (1.50%) SAP PM
10 4 (1.50%) SAP SCM
11 3 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.49%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (1.50%) Boomi
2 4 (1.50%) PaaS
2 4 (1.50%) SaaS
3 2 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.62%) SMS
2 1 (0.37%) Firewall
2 1 (0.37%) LDAP
2 1 (0.37%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (12.36%) SAP HANA
2 22 (8.24%) SAP BW
3 13 (4.87%) SAP Data Services
4 9 (3.37%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (3.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.12%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.12%) Sybase ASE
8 2 (0.75%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (11.24%) LSMW
2 2 (0.75%) JIRA
3 1 (0.37%) Introscope
General
1 34 (12.73%) Finance
2 24 (8.99%) Billing
3 12 (4.49%) Banking
4 7 (2.62%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.62%) Retail
5 5 (1.87%) General Ledger
5 5 (1.87%) Legal
6 4 (1.50%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.50%) Automotive
7 3 (1.12%) Marketing
7 3 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.75%) French Language
8 2 (0.75%) German Language
9 1 (0.37%) Back Office
9 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 106 (39.70%) Consultant
2 101 (37.83%) SAP Consultant
3 90 (33.71%) Developer
4 83 (31.09%) SAP Developer
5 60 (22.47%) ABAP Developer
6 18 (6.74%) ABAP Consultant
6 18 (6.74%) Architect
6 18 (6.74%) Functional Consultant
6 18 (6.74%) SAP Functional Consultant
7 17 (6.37%) SAP SD Consultant
8 13 (4.87%) SAP Architect
9 12 (4.49%) SAPUI5 Developer
10 9 (3.37%) Analyst
10 9 (3.37%) SAP Analyst
10 9 (3.37%) SAP MM Consultant
11 8 (3.00%) SAP BW Consultant
11 8 (3.00%) SAP ISU Consultant
11 8 (3.00%) SAP Support
11 8 (3.00%) SAP Support Consultant
11 8 (3.00%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.87%) SAP Smart Forms
2 19 (7.12%) SAP Fiori
2 19 (7.12%) SAP PI
2 19 (7.12%) SAPUI5
3 18 (6.74%) IDoc
4 14 (5.24%) Web Dynpro
5 13 (4.87%) SAP XI
6 11 (4.12%) SAP Basis
7 10 (3.75%) BAPI
8 9 (3.37%) XML
9 6 (2.25%) SAP ALE
9 6 (2.25%) SAP Business Workflow
9 6 (2.25%) Web Services
10 5 (1.87%) EDI
11 3 (1.12%) HTML
11 3 (1.12%) Middleware
11 3 (1.12%) REST
11 3 (1.12%) SOAP
12 2 (0.75%) HTML5
12 2 (0.75%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.24%) Smart Meter
3 6 (2.25%) NHS
3 6 (2.25%) User Experience
4 5 (1.87%) FMCG
5 3 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.75%) PMI
6 2 (0.75%) Replication
7 1 (0.37%) Clustering
7 1 (0.37%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.37%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.37%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.37%) HACMP
7 1 (0.37%) Life Science
7 1 (0.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.75%) Linux
1 2 (0.75%) Windows
2 1 (0.37%) Unix
2 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
2 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (13.48%) ERP
2 31 (11.61%) Logistics
2 31 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (9.36%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (8.61%) Workflow
5 20 (7.49%) Business Process Mapping
5 20 (7.49%) Migration
6 15 (5.62%) Data Migration
6 15 (5.62%) Data Modelling
7 14 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (4.12%) Project Management
9 10 (3.75%) Process Improvement
10 9 (3.37%) PRINCE2
11 8 (3.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (2.62%) B2B
12 7 (2.62%) Scrum
12 7 (2.62%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (2.62%) Test Scripting
12 7 (2.62%) Time Management
12 7 (2.62%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.99%) Java
2 12 (4.49%) SQL
3 3 (1.12%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.12%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.37%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 55 (20.60%) Security Cleared
2 47 (17.60%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.62%) Degree
4 3 (1.12%) ISEB
5 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.75%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.75%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.62%) QA
2 3 (1.12%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.12%) GAMP
2 3 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.37%) CA Wily
1 1 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 259 (97.00%) SAP
2 7 (2.62%) hybris
2 7 (2.62%) Oracle
3 5 (1.87%) Sybase
3 5 (1.87%) Tableau
4 4 (1.50%) Ariba
4 4 (1.50%) Concur
4 4 (1.50%) Kronos
4 4 (1.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.50%) MuleSoft
4 4 (1.50%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.12%) Adobe
6 2 (0.75%) Capita
6 2 (0.75%) Cognos
6 2 (0.75%) Dell
7 1 (0.37%) HP
7 1 (0.37%) IBM
7 1 (0.37%) Lotus
7 1 (0.37%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.37%) Veritas