Period
to 23 January 2019

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 6 months to 23 January 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
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 283 329 289
Rank change year-on-year +46 -40 +33
Contract jobs citing ABAP 91 51 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.57% 0.31% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.39% 0.86% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 33 37
South East median daily rate £430 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.79% +14.71% -
10th Percentile £337 £388 £340
90th Percentile £572 £610 £540
England median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £75.00 - -

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 the South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 6,549 5,924 5,248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 40.90% 35.71% 34.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,214 3,635 3,192
South East median daily rate £442 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.09% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
England median daily rate £480 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +1.05% +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 151 187
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% +5.81%
10th Percentile £24.61 £19.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

ABAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing ABAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 23 January 2019.

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 6 months to 23 January 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
West Sussex +6 27 £450 +0.56% 2
Hampshire -12 25 £450 +3.75% 3
Thames Valley +9 18 £400 -20.00% 3
Berkshire +7 16 £400 -30.43% 1
East Sussex - 12 - -
Surrey -13 8 £337 -4.40% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 2 £363 -27.50% 2
ABAP
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 South East region with a requirement for ABAP.

1 88 (96.70%) SAP
2 34 (37.36%) SAP PI
3 31 (34.07%) CRM
4 27 (29.67%) Java
5 25 (27.47%) SAP Fiori
6 24 (26.37%) Configuration Management
7 22 (24.18%) Workflow
7 22 (24.18%) SAP Portal
8 21 (23.08%) Web Dynpro
8 21 (23.08%) Adobe
9 20 (21.98%) SAP BW
10 19 (20.88%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (19.78%) OO
11 18 (19.78%) Problem Management
11 18 (19.78%) Waterfall
11 18 (19.78%) IDoc
12 17 (18.68%) Security Cleared
13 16 (17.58%) SC Cleared
13 16 (17.58%) Confluence
13 16 (17.58%) JIRA
14 15 (16.48%) ERP
14 15 (16.48%) NetWeaver
14 15 (16.48%) SAP HANA
15 14 (15.38%) SuccessFactors
15 14 (15.38%) OOP
15 14 (15.38%) SAP CRM
16 13 (14.29%) Ariba
16 13 (14.29%) SAPUI5
16 13 (14.29%) SAP S/4HANA
17 12 (13.19%) Test Strategy

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 22 (24.18%) SAP Portal
2 16 (17.58%) Confluence
3 15 (16.48%) NetWeaver
4 5 (5.49%) SAP EP
5 4 (4.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (15.38%) SAP CRM
2 13 (14.29%) SAP S/4HANA
3 11 (12.09%) SAP ERP
4 8 (8.79%) SAP PSCD
5 4 (4.40%) SAP IS-U
5 4 (4.40%) SAP PP
6 3 (3.30%) SAP PM
7 2 (2.20%) Movex
7 2 (2.20%) SAP MDM
7 2 (2.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (1.10%) SAP BPC
8 1 (1.10%) SAP EWM
8 1 (1.10%) SAP GRC
8 1 (1.10%) SAP HR
8 1 (1.10%) SAP MM
8 1 (1.10%) SAP R/3
8 1 (1.10%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.38%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (3.30%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.98%) SAP BW
2 15 (16.48%) SAP HANA
3 9 (9.89%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (5.49%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.30%) Lumira
6 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.10%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (17.58%) JIRA
2 4 (4.40%) NWDI
3 1 (1.10%) LSMW
3 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (8.79%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Back Office
3 2 (2.20%) German Language
3 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.10%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.10%) Automotive
4 1 (1.10%) Billing
4 1 (1.10%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (46.15%) Developer
2 38 (41.76%) SAP Developer
3 36 (39.56%) ABAP Developer
4 24 (26.37%) Consultant
5 23 (25.27%) SAP Consultant
6 14 (15.38%) Architect
7 13 (14.29%) SAP Architect
8 9 (9.89%) SAP Technical Architect
8 9 (9.89%) Technical Architect
9 7 (7.69%) Analyst
9 7 (7.69%) SAP PI Consultant
10 4 (4.40%) Data Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) Integration Developer
10 4 (4.40%) SAP BW Consultant
10 4 (4.40%) SAP PI Developer
11 3 (3.30%) Integration Consultant
11 3 (3.30%) Java Developer
11 3 (3.30%) Management Consultant
11 3 (3.30%) SAP Manager
11 3 (3.30%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (37.36%) SAP PI
2 25 (27.47%) SAP Fiori
3 21 (23.08%) Web Dynpro
4 18 (19.78%) IDoc
5 13 (14.29%) SAPUI5
6 9 (9.89%) SAP XI
7 8 (8.79%) BAPI
7 8 (8.79%) Web Services
7 8 (8.79%) XSLT
8 7 (7.69%) SAP ALE
9 5 (5.49%) SAP Business Workflow
9 5 (5.49%) SAP Smart Forms
10 4 (4.40%) EDI
10 4 (4.40%) J2EE
10 4 (4.40%) LDAP
10 4 (4.40%) Middleware
10 4 (4.40%) XML
10 4 (4.40%) XML Schema
11 3 (3.30%) EJB
11 3 (3.30%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (6.59%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (5.49%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.49%) User Experience
4 4 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.10%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.10%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.10%) PMI
6 1 (1.10%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.07%) CRM
2 24 (26.37%) Configuration Management
3 22 (24.18%) Workflow
4 19 (20.88%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (19.78%) OO
5 18 (19.78%) Problem Management
5 18 (19.78%) Waterfall
6 15 (16.48%) ERP
7 14 (15.38%) OOP
8 12 (13.19%) Test Strategy
9 11 (12.09%) Process Improvement
10 9 (9.89%) Data Modelling
10 9 (9.89%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (8.79%) Data Migration
11 8 (8.79%) Migration
12 7 (7.69%) Revenue Management
12 7 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
13 6 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (6.59%) ITIL
13 6 (6.59%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (29.67%) Java
2 11 (12.09%) SQL
3 6 (6.59%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 17 (18.68%) Security Cleared
2 16 (17.58%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.40%) Degree
4 1 (1.10%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.10%) ISEB
4 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) SLA
2 4 (4.40%) PMO
3 2 (2.20%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.20%) QA
4 1 (1.10%) GAMP
System Software
1 4 (4.40%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (4.40%) MOM
1 4 (4.40%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.10%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 88 (96.70%) SAP
2 21 (23.08%) Adobe
3 13 (14.29%) Ariba
4 12 (13.19%) webMethods
5 5 (5.49%) CA
5 5 (5.49%) JD Edwards
6 4 (4.40%) Oracle
6 4 (4.40%) Remedy
6 4 (4.40%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (3.30%) Dell
7 3 (3.30%) Workday
8 2 (2.20%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.20%) Tableau
9 1 (1.10%) HP
9 1 (1.10%) Informatica