Period
to 23 September 2018

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 September 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
England > South East
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 319 306 326
Rank change year-on-year -13 +20 +6
Contract jobs citing ABAP 57 56 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.35% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.87% 0.98% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 33 27
South East median daily rate £456 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +11.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £350 £413 £320
90th Percentile £564 £529 £544
England median daily rate £463 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -7.50% +11.11% +0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £60.75 £10.00
% change year-on-year -42.39% +507.50% -80.00%

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 6,528 5,689 6,202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 40.16% 34.96% 35.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,122 3,500 3,863
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 165 226
South East median hourly rate £44.75 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.56% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £21.25 £16.59 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.38 £57.80 £55.50
England median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% +2.74%

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 September 2018.

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 September 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
West Sussex +12 19 £463 +12.12%
Hampshire -28 14 £503 +0.50% 6
Thames Valley +12 11 £350 -26.32% 1
Berkshire +6 9 £350 -34.88% 1
Surrey -21 9 £337 -23.41% 6
East Sussex - 2 £525 -
M4 Corridor - 2 £450 -
Oxfordshire +7 1 £525 +23.53%
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
ABAP
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 57 (100.00%) SAP
2 17 (29.82%) Workflow
2 17 (29.82%) CRM
3 15 (26.32%) SAP PI
4 14 (24.56%) Java
5 13 (22.81%) ERP
6 12 (21.05%) SAP HANA
7 11 (19.30%) Web Dynpro
7 11 (19.30%) SAP PSCD
8 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
8 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
8 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (17.54%) SQL
8 10 (17.54%) Process Improvement
8 10 (17.54%) SAP Fiori
9 9 (15.79%) Test Strategy
9 9 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (15.79%) SAP BW
9 9 (15.79%) NetWeaver
10 8 (14.04%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (14.04%) Finance
10 8 (14.04%) Project Management
10 8 (14.04%) SAP ERP
10 8 (14.04%) IDoc
11 7 (12.28%) Waterfall
11 7 (12.28%) SAPUI5
11 7 (12.28%) Adobe
11 7 (12.28%) OO
12 6 (10.53%) Data Modelling
12 6 (10.53%) SLA

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 9 (15.79%) NetWeaver
2 6 (10.53%) Confluence
2 6 (10.53%) SAP EP
2 6 (10.53%) SAP Portal
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (19.30%) SAP PSCD
2 8 (14.04%) SAP ERP
3 5 (8.77%) SAP CRM
4 3 (5.26%) SAP FSCM
4 3 (5.26%) SAP MM
4 3 (5.26%) SAP PM
4 3 (5.26%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (3.51%) Movex
5 2 (3.51%) SAP MDM
6 1 (1.75%) SAP GRC
6 1 (1.75%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (1.75%) SAP MDG
6 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (1.75%) SAP R/3
6 1 (1.75%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (7.02%) Boomi
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) SAP HANA
2 9 (15.79%) SAP BW
3 8 (14.04%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.51%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) JIRA
2 2 (3.51%) LSMW
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Automotive
2 4 (7.02%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.26%) German Language
4 2 (3.51%) Back Office
5 1 (1.75%) Billing
Job Titles
1 31 (54.39%) Developer
2 27 (47.37%) SAP Developer
3 23 (40.35%) ABAP Developer
4 8 (14.04%) Architect
4 8 (14.04%) SAP Architect
5 7 (12.28%) SAP PI Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) Consultant
7 5 (8.77%) Lead Developer
7 5 (8.77%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (7.02%) Data Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) SAP Technical Architect
8 4 (7.02%) Technical Architect
9 3 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (5.26%) Integration Developer
9 3 (5.26%) IT Services Delivery Manager
9 3 (5.26%) IT Services Manager
9 3 (5.26%) Java Developer
9 3 (5.26%) SAP Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.32%) SAP PI
2 11 (19.30%) Web Dynpro
3 10 (17.54%) SAP Fiori
4 8 (14.04%) IDoc
5 7 (12.28%) SAPUI5
6 5 (8.77%) SAP Business Workflow
7 4 (7.02%) Middleware
7 4 (7.02%) SAP ALE
7 4 (7.02%) SAP Smart Forms
8 3 (5.26%) LDAP
8 3 (5.26%) XML
8 3 (5.26%) XML Schema
9 2 (3.51%) EDI
9 2 (3.51%) SAP Basis
10 1 (1.75%) BAPI
10 1 (1.75%) EDIFACT
10 1 (1.75%) Java SE
10 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (7.02%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.82%) CRM
1 17 (29.82%) Workflow
2 13 (22.81%) ERP
3 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (17.54%) Process Improvement
4 9 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (15.79%) Test Strategy
5 8 (14.04%) Project Management
6 7 (12.28%) OO
6 7 (12.28%) Waterfall
7 6 (10.53%) Configuration Management
7 6 (10.53%) Data Modelling
7 6 (10.53%) Problem Management
7 6 (10.53%) Revenue Management
7 6 (10.53%) Scenario Testing
7 6 (10.53%) Service Delivery
8 5 (8.77%) Collaborative Working
8 5 (8.77%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (8.77%) ITIL
8 5 (8.77%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.56%) Java
2 10 (17.54%) SQL
3 4 (7.02%) SAPscript
4 1 (1.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
1 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) SLA
2 3 (5.26%) PMO
3 2 (3.51%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) MOM
1 3 (5.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 57 (100.00%) SAP
2 7 (12.28%) Adobe
3 6 (10.53%) webMethods
4 5 (8.77%) Ariba
4 5 (8.77%) JD Edwards
5 4 (7.02%) Dell
5 4 (7.02%) Oracle
5 4 (7.02%) Remedy
6 3 (5.26%) Workday
7 1 (1.75%) Sybase