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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 233 238
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5  
Contract jobs citing ABAP 19 34 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.37% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.72% 1.09% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 16
Median daily rate £425 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £350 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £55.63 -
% change year-on-year -10.11% -  

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 2635 3131 3324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 33.63% 33.75% 33.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1566 2070 1916
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 121 121
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.55 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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
West Sussex +8 7 £417 +19.14% 1
Surrey +14 5 £423 +41.00%
Berkshire +16 4 £475 +15.15% 1
Buckinghamshire -8 2 £425 -10.52%
Oxfordshire - 1 £450 - 1
ABAP
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 47 (92.16%) SAP
2 17 (33.33%) Web Dynpro
3 14 (27.45%) NetWeaver
3 14 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (25.49%) Data Modelling
5 12 (23.53%) Java
6 11 (21.57%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (21.57%) SAPUI5
7 10 (19.61%) SAP HR
7 10 (19.61%) CRM
7 10 (19.61%) Workflow
7 10 (19.61%) SAP BW
7 10 (19.61%) Time Management
8 8 (15.69%) SAP PSCD
8 8 (15.69%) Process Improvement
8 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (15.69%) ERP
9 7 (13.73%) OO
9 7 (13.73%) SAP HANA
10 6 (11.76%) Data Extraction
10 6 (11.76%) Adobe
11 5 (9.80%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (9.80%) webMethods
11 5 (9.80%) Configuration Management
11 5 (9.80%) RUP
11 5 (9.80%) Finance
11 5 (9.80%) Revenue Management
11 5 (9.80%) Test Strategy
11 5 (9.80%) SAP Portal
11 5 (9.80%) Confluence

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 14 (27.45%) NetWeaver
2 5 (9.80%) Confluence
2 5 (9.80%) SAP Portal
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.96%) CMS
Business Applications
1 10 (19.61%) SAP HR
2 8 (15.69%) SAP PSCD
3 5 (9.80%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (5.88%) SAP FI-CA
5 2 (3.92%) SAP BPC
5 2 (3.92%) SAP CO
5 2 (3.92%) SAP CRM
5 2 (3.92%) SAP FI
5 2 (3.92%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (3.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (1.96%) SAP ERP
6 1 (1.96%) SAP EWM
6 1 (1.96%) SAP MM
6 1 (1.96%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (1.96%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (1.96%) SAP SD
6 1 (1.96%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) SAP BW
2 7 (13.73%) SAP HANA
3 5 (9.80%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (5.88%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.92%) Lumira
5 2 (3.92%) OLAP
5 2 (3.92%) Power BI
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) JIRA
2 1 (1.96%) LSMW
General
1 5 (9.80%) Billing
1 5 (9.80%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Automotive
3 1 (1.96%) German Language
Job Titles
1 29 (56.86%) Consultant
2 28 (54.90%) SAP Consultant
3 17 (33.33%) Developer
4 14 (27.45%) SAP Developer
5 10 (19.61%) ABAP Developer
5 10 (19.61%) HR Consultant
5 10 (19.61%) SAP HR Consultant
6 8 (15.69%) SAP BW Consultant
7 4 (7.84%) SAP ISU Consultant
8 3 (5.88%) SAP PI Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) Business Developer
9 2 (3.92%) CRM Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Report Developer
9 2 (3.92%) SAP CRM Developer
9 2 (3.92%) SAP HANA Developer
9 2 (3.92%) SAPUI5 Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) Senior SAP BW Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) Senior SAP Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) Tableau Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (33.33%) Web Dynpro
2 11 (21.57%) SAPUI5
3 5 (9.80%) SAP Fiori
4 3 (5.88%) SAP ALE
4 3 (5.88%) SAP PI
4 3 (5.88%) SAP Smart Forms
5 2 (3.92%) BAPI
5 2 (3.92%) SAP Basis
6 1 (1.96%) HTML
6 1 (1.96%) HTML5
6 1 (1.96%) SAP Business Workflow
6 1 (1.96%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.92%) PMI
3 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.96%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) Data Modelling
2 11 (21.57%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (19.61%) CRM
3 10 (19.61%) Time Management
3 10 (19.61%) Workflow
4 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (15.69%) ERP
4 8 (15.69%) Process Improvement
5 7 (13.73%) OO
6 6 (11.76%) Data Extraction
7 5 (9.80%) Configuration Management
7 5 (9.80%) Problem Management
7 5 (9.80%) Revenue Management
7 5 (9.80%) RUP
7 5 (9.80%) Test Strategy
7 5 (9.80%) Waterfall
8 4 (7.84%) Integration Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Migration
8 4 (7.84%) Project Management
9 3 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) Java
2 4 (7.84%) SQL
3 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.96%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.92%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.92%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) Data Quality
1 2 (3.92%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) PMO
Vendors
1 47 (92.16%) SAP
2 6 (11.76%) Adobe
3 5 (9.80%) webMethods
4 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.92%) Sybase
5 2 (3.92%) Tableau
6 1 (1.96%) Concur
6 1 (1.96%) Informatica
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle