Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 231 284 317
Rank change year-on-year +53 +33 -8
Contract jobs citing ABAP 63 92 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.60% 0.57% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.74% 1.42% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 46 30
South East median daily rate £515 £430 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.77% -12.91% +17.91%
10th Percentile £413 £338 £404
90th Percentile £610 £575 £613
England median daily rate £500 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £70.00 - -
England median hourly rate £70.00 £70.25 £57.50
% change year-on-year -0.36% +22.17% +15.00%

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 3,620 6,459 6,085
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 34.25% 40.33% 36.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,267 4,157 3,734
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £300
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £488 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +0.52% +2.11% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 177 146
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £22.00 £19.56
90th Percentile £70.00 £52.50 £50.89
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020. 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
Hampshire +50 21 £537 +26.35% 1
West Sussex +27 21 £475 +1.33%
Surrey +52 9 £610 +74.29%
Thames Valley +30 8 £425 -1.16%
Berkshire +22 8 £425 -10.53%
East Sussex +8 4 £413 -
ABAP
England

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 63 (100.00%) SAP
2 29 (46.03%) SAP Fiori
3 28 (44.44%) SAPUI5
4 21 (33.33%) CRM
5 18 (28.57%) Workflow
6 16 (25.40%) Data Modelling
6 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (22.22%) ERP
7 14 (22.22%) SAP Portal
8 13 (20.63%) Confluence
8 13 (20.63%) JIRA
8 13 (20.63%) OO
8 13 (20.63%) Adobe
8 13 (20.63%) Ariba
9 12 (19.05%) webMethods
9 12 (19.05%) Web Dynpro
9 12 (19.05%) SAP PI
10 11 (17.46%) SAP HANA
11 10 (15.87%) SAP S/4HANA
11 10 (15.87%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (15.87%) Problem Management
11 10 (15.87%) Configuration Management
12 9 (14.29%) NetWeaver
12 9 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
12 9 (14.29%) Unit Testing
12 9 (14.29%) SAP PSCD
12 9 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
13 8 (12.70%) Integration Testing
13 8 (12.70%) Waterfall

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 (22.22%) SAP Portal
2 13 (20.63%) Confluence
3 9 (14.29%) NetWeaver
4 6 (9.52%) SAP EP
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (15.87%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (14.29%) SAP PSCD
3 8 (12.70%) SAP CRM
4 7 (11.11%) SAP MDG
5 4 (6.35%) SAP ERP
5 4 (6.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (4.76%) SAP MDM
7 2 (3.17%) SAP HR
8 1 (1.59%) SAP FI
8 1 (1.59%) SAP FI-AR
8 1 (1.59%) SAP FI-GL
8 1 (1.59%) SAP FSCM
8 1 (1.59%) SAP HCM
8 1 (1.59%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (1.59%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (1.59%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.11%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.59%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) SAP HANA
2 8 (12.70%) SAP BW
3 5 (7.94%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.17%) Lumira
5 1 (1.59%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 13 (20.63%) JIRA
2 3 (4.76%) LSMW
3 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (7.94%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.59%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (53.97%) Developer
2 31 (49.21%) SAP Developer
3 21 (33.33%) ABAP Developer
4 15 (23.81%) Architect
5 14 (22.22%) SAP Architect
6 10 (15.87%) SAPUI5 Developer
7 9 (14.29%) Consultant
7 9 (14.29%) SAP Consultant
8 7 (11.11%) SAP Technical Architect
8 7 (11.11%) Technical Architect
9 6 (9.52%) SAP BW Developer
10 5 (7.94%) Lead Architect
10 5 (7.94%) SAP MDG Architect
10 5 (7.94%) SAP S/4HANA Architect
11 4 (6.35%) Integration Architect
12 3 (4.76%) Digital Designer
12 3 (4.76%) SAP HANA Developer
12 3 (4.76%) SAP Integration Consultant
12 3 (4.76%) SAP PI Architect
12 3 (4.76%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (46.03%) SAP Fiori
2 28 (44.44%) SAPUI5
3 12 (19.05%) SAP PI
3 12 (19.05%) Web Dynpro
4 6 (9.52%) IDoc
4 6 (9.52%) jQuery
5 5 (7.94%) SAP Basis
6 4 (6.35%) SAP XI
6 4 (6.35%) Web Services
7 3 (4.76%) LESS
8 2 (3.17%) Apache Cordova
8 2 (3.17%) BAPI
9 1 (1.59%) EDI
9 1 (1.59%) EDIFACT
9 1 (1.59%) Java EE
9 1 (1.59%) JMS
9 1 (1.59%) SAP ALE
9 1 (1.59%) SAP Business Workflow
9 1 (1.59%) SAP Smart Forms
9 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.17%) User Experience
3 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.33%) CRM
2 18 (28.57%) Workflow
3 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (25.40%) Data Modelling
4 14 (22.22%) ERP
5 13 (20.63%) OO
6 10 (15.87%) Configuration Management
6 10 (15.87%) Problem Management
6 10 (15.87%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
7 9 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 8 (12.70%) Integration Testing
8 8 (12.70%) Waterfall
9 7 (11.11%) Revenue Management
9 7 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (11.11%) Test Strategy
10 6 (9.52%) Migration
10 6 (9.52%) Process Improvement
10 6 (9.52%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 8 (12.70%) Java
3 4 (6.35%) C
4 1 (1.59%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.59%) RosettaNet
Vendors
1 63 (100.00%) SAP
2 13 (20.63%) Adobe
2 13 (20.63%) Ariba
3 12 (19.05%) webMethods
4 4 (6.35%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (4.76%) Informatica
6 1 (1.59%) CA
6 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.59%) OpenText