Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 261 321 321
Rank change year-on-year +60 0 +29
Contract jobs citing ABAP 104 65 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.70% 0.39% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.92% 0.98% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 39 30
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £375 £309 £412
90th Percentile £594 £567 £526
England median daily rate £486 £469 £485
% change year-on-year +3.73% -3.35% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £59.00 - -
England median hourly rate £59.00 £35.00 £60.75
% change year-on-year +68.57% -42.39% +507.50%

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 5,411 6,611 5,577
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 36.65% 39.32% 34.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,353 4,112 3,365
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £312 £288
90th Percentile £588 £565 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 198 168
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £23.70 £18.93 £16.46
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.75 £53.83
England median hourly rate £44.96 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.04% +5.00% +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 17 August 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 17 August 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
Hampshire +26 41 £450 -14.29% 7
Thames Valley +31 21 £425 -2.86%
West Sussex +21 20 £475 +2.70% 1
Berkshire +12 20 £425 +21.43%
Surrey +29 12 £590 +60.11% 1
East Sussex -2 8 £475 -9.57%
Kent - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +15 1 £425 -22.73%
ABAP
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 104 (100.00%) SAP
2 33 (31.73%) SAP BW
2 33 (31.73%) SAP Fiori
3 32 (30.77%) SAPUI5
3 32 (30.77%) OO
4 24 (23.08%) Finance
4 24 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 22 (21.15%) Web Services
5 22 (21.15%) OOP
6 21 (20.19%) Web Dynpro
6 21 (20.19%) SC Cleared
7 19 (18.27%) BAPI
7 19 (18.27%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (16.35%) SAP S/4HANA
9 16 (15.38%) Adobe
9 16 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
10 15 (14.42%) Configuration Management
10 15 (14.42%) SAP Smart Forms
11 14 (13.46%) SAPscript
11 14 (13.46%) Waterfall
11 14 (13.46%) SAP HANA
12 12 (11.54%) Problem Management
12 12 (11.54%) CRM
13 11 (10.58%) Validation
13 11 (10.58%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
14 10 (9.62%) Degree
14 10 (9.62%) SLA
14 10 (9.62%) Data Modelling
15 9 (8.65%) Service Delivery

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 7 (6.73%) Confluence
1 7 (6.73%) SAP Portal
2 2 (1.92%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (16.35%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (7.69%) SAP FI
3 6 (5.77%) SAP CO
3 6 (5.77%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (3.85%) SAP IS-U
4 4 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (3.85%) SAP SD
5 3 (2.88%) SAP CRM
5 3 (2.88%) SAP ERP
5 3 (2.88%) SAP PSCD
5 3 (2.88%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.96%) SAP FI-CA
6 1 (0.96%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.96%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.96%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.96%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.96%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.88%) IaaS
1 3 (2.88%) PaaS
2 2 (1.92%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (31.73%) SAP BW
2 16 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
3 14 (13.46%) SAP HANA
4 11 (10.58%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 8 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (6.73%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.92%) SAP Data Services
9 1 (0.96%) Snowflake Schema
9 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (6.73%) JIRA
2 4 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.88%) LSMW
4 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (23.08%) Finance
2 7 (6.73%) Back Office
3 6 (5.77%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.92%) Billing
4 2 (1.92%) Retail
5 1 (0.96%) Electronics
5 1 (0.96%) German Language
5 1 (0.96%) Marketing
5 1 (0.96%) Military
5 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (56.73%) Developer
2 55 (52.88%) SAP Developer
3 33 (31.73%) ABAP Developer
4 17 (16.35%) SAP BW Developer
5 15 (14.42%) Consultant
5 15 (14.42%) SAP Consultant
6 7 (6.73%) Architect
6 7 (6.73%) Designer
6 7 (6.73%) Digital Designer
6 7 (6.73%) SAP Architect
6 7 (6.73%) Solutions Designer
7 5 (4.81%) ABAP Consultant
7 5 (4.81%) Integration Architect
7 5 (4.81%) SAPUI5 Developer
8 4 (3.85%) SAP Manager
8 4 (3.85%) SAP S/4HANA Architect
9 3 (2.88%) Lead Architect
9 3 (2.88%) SAP PI Architect
9 3 (2.88%) SAP S/4HANA Developer
9 3 (2.88%) SAP Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (31.73%) SAP Fiori
2 32 (30.77%) SAPUI5
3 22 (21.15%) Web Services
4 21 (20.19%) Web Dynpro
5 19 (18.27%) BAPI
6 15 (14.42%) SAP Smart Forms
7 9 (8.65%) SAP PI
8 6 (5.77%) IDoc
8 6 (5.77%) SAP BSP
9 5 (4.81%) SAP XI
10 2 (1.92%) RESTful
10 2 (1.92%) SAP ALE
10 2 (1.92%) SOAP
11 1 (0.96%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.88%) CMDB
3 3 (2.88%) SWIFT
4 2 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.92%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.96%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.96%) Derivative
5 1 (0.96%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.96%) Life Science
5 1 (0.96%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.96%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.88%) Linux
1 3 (2.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (30.77%) OO
2 22 (21.15%) OOP
3 19 (18.27%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (14.42%) Configuration Management
6 14 (13.46%) Waterfall
7 12 (11.54%) CRM
7 12 (11.54%) Problem Management
8 11 (10.58%) Validation
9 10 (9.62%) Data Modelling
10 9 (8.65%) Change Management
10 9 (8.65%) Kanban
10 9 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (8.65%) Service Delivery
11 8 (7.69%) ERP
11 8 (7.69%) Process Improvement
11 8 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (7.69%) Test Strategy
11 8 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.46%) SAPscript
2 6 (5.77%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.81%) Java
3 5 (4.81%) SQL
4 1 (0.96%) C
4 1 (0.96%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 24 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 21 (20.19%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.62%) Degree
4 1 (0.96%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.62%) SLA
2 3 (2.88%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.88%) QA
3 2 (1.92%) GxP
4 1 (0.96%) PMO
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 104 (100.00%) SAP
2 16 (15.38%) Adobe
3 7 (6.73%) webMethods
4 5 (4.81%) HP
5 4 (3.85%) Oracle
6 3 (2.88%) Ariba
6 3 (2.88%) Reuters
7 2 (1.92%) CA
7 2 (1.92%) Tableau