The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for ABAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 254 238
Rank change year-on-year +48 -16  
Contract jobs citing ABAP 32 23 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.42% 0.26% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.20% 0.75% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 15
Median daily rate £475 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £313 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £498 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £65.00

ABAP is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2674 3083 3233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 35.01% 34.99% 34.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1668 1914 2015
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 119 86
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +7.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £12.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

ABAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing ABAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for ABAP in the South East

ABAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ABAP in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for ABAP in the South East

ABAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ABAP in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ABAP in the South East

ABAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ABAP in the South East

ABAP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +23 17 £480 +16.36%
Surrey +3 7 £440 -7.36% 1
Middlesex +14 4 £435 -
Berkshire +18 3 £475 +41.79% 2
West Sussex +16 1 £400 -
ABAP
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 South East region with a requirement for ABAP.

1 49 (94.23%) SAP
2 16 (30.77%) Web Dynpro
3 14 (26.92%) Workflow
3 14 (26.92%) SAP HANA
4 13 (25.00%) SAP Basis
5 12 (23.08%) NetWeaver
6 10 (19.23%) SAPUI5
7 9 (17.31%) Project Management
7 9 (17.31%) ITIL
8 8 (15.38%) Sybase
8 8 (15.38%) SAP BW
8 8 (15.38%) SAP Fiori
8 8 (15.38%) ITIL V3
8 8 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (13.46%) Mentoring
9 7 (13.46%) OO
9 7 (13.46%) Time Management
9 7 (13.46%) SAP Business Workflow
10 6 (11.54%) Data Modelling
10 6 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (11.54%) SAP S/4HANA
10 6 (11.54%) Workflow Development
11 5 (9.62%) SDLC
11 5 (9.62%) SAP HR
11 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (9.62%) Billing
12 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (7.69%) Retail
12 4 (7.69%) Degree

ABAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (23.08%) NetWeaver
2 3 (5.77%) SAP Portal
3 2 (3.85%) Confluence
4 1 (1.92%) CMS
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 6 (11.54%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (9.62%) SAP HR
3 3 (5.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (5.77%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (3.85%) SAP PSCD
5 1 (1.92%) SAP BPC
5 1 (1.92%) SAP CO
5 1 (1.92%) SAP ERP
5 1 (1.92%) SAP EWM
5 1 (1.92%) SAP FI
5 1 (1.92%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (1.92%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (1.92%) SAP GTS
5 1 (1.92%) SAP HCM
5 1 (1.92%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (1.92%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.92%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.92%) SAP HANA
2 8 (15.38%) SAP BW
3 2 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (1.92%) LSMW
General
1 5 (9.62%) Billing
2 4 (7.69%) Retail
3 3 (5.77%) Back Office
3 3 (5.77%) Finance
4 1 (1.92%) Automotive
4 1 (1.92%) German Language
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (42.31%) Consultant
2 21 (40.38%) SAP Consultant
3 18 (34.62%) Developer
4 17 (32.69%) SAP Developer
5 14 (26.92%) ABAP Developer
6 5 (9.62%) HR Consultant
6 5 (9.62%) SAP Basis Consultant
6 5 (9.62%) SAP HR Consultant
7 4 (7.69%) SAP BW Consultant
8 3 (5.77%) Payroll Consultant
8 3 (5.77%) SAP HANA Consultant
8 3 (5.77%) SAP HR/Payroll Consultant
8 3 (5.77%) SAP Payroll Consultant
8 3 (5.77%) SAPUI5 Developer
9 2 (3.85%) ABAP Consultant
9 2 (3.85%) Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) NetWeaver Consultant
9 2 (3.85%) SAP Architect
9 2 (3.85%) SAP PI Consultant
9 2 (3.85%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (30.77%) Web Dynpro
2 13 (25.00%) SAP Basis
3 10 (19.23%) SAPUI5
4 8 (15.38%) SAP Fiori
5 7 (13.46%) SAP Business Workflow
6 4 (7.69%) BAPI
6 4 (7.69%) SAP Smart Forms
7 3 (5.77%) IDoc
7 3 (5.77%) SAP BSP
7 3 (5.77%) Web Services
8 2 (3.85%) J2EE
8 2 (3.85%) SAP ALE
9 1 (1.92%) EDI
9 1 (1.92%) HTML
9 1 (1.92%) HTML5
9 1 (1.92%) SAP PI
9 1 (1.92%) SAP TM
9 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
2 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.92%) PMI
2 1 (1.92%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.92%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) Workflow
2 9 (17.31%) ITIL
2 9 (17.31%) Project Management
3 8 (15.38%) ITIL V3
4 7 (13.46%) Mentoring
4 7 (13.46%) OO
4 7 (13.46%) Time Management
5 6 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (11.54%) Data Modelling
5 6 (11.54%) Workflow Development
6 5 (9.62%) SDLC
6 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.69%) CRM
7 4 (7.69%) Migration
7 4 (7.69%) SAP Security
8 3 (5.77%) ERP
8 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.77%) Validation
9 2 (3.85%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) Java
2 3 (5.77%) SAPscript
3 2 (3.85%) SQL
4 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.92%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.92%) PMO
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 49 (94.23%) SAP
2 8 (15.38%) Sybase
3 2 (3.85%) Adobe
3 2 (3.85%) Ariba
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.85%) webMethods
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco
4 1 (1.92%) HP
4 1 (1.92%) Informatica
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle
4 1 (1.92%) SEEBURGER
4 1 (1.92%) Tableau
4 1 (1.92%) VMware