Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an ABAP Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Consultant
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 873 863 849
Rank change year-on-year -10 -14 +27
Contract jobs requiring an ABAP Consultant 12 18 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.018% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.019% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 22
UK median daily rate £475 £426 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.63% +6.38% -5.88%
10th Percentile £420 £358 £280
90th Percentile £543 £500 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +29.63% +1.25% -8.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96,956 94,333 100,787
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.94% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,726 61,958 65,644
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,110 2,812 3,299
UK median hourly rate £17.73 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.19% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.49
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

ABAP Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured ABAP Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ABAP Consultant in the UK

ABAP Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ABAP Consultant.

Contractor daily rate trend for ABAP Consultant in the UK

ABAP Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ABAP Consultant over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ABAP Consultant in the UK

ABAP Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP Consultant.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ABAP Consultant in the UK

ABAP Consultant
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 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
England -12 12 £475 +17.28% 5
London -10 5 £425 -
UK excluding London -27 4 £525 +29.63% 5
East of England +7 1 £550 -
East Midlands +4 1 £475 -
South East -6 1 - - 3
North West -15 1 £525 +34.62% 1
Midlands -21 1 £475 - 1
North of England -28 1 £525 +29.63% 1

ABAP Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, ABAP Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring ABAP Consultant in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) ABAP
1 12 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (33.33%) Workflow
3 3 (25.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (25.00%) SAP Smart Forms
3 3 (25.00%) SAP CO
3 3 (25.00%) OO
3 3 (25.00%) Adobe
3 3 (25.00%) SAP HR
3 3 (25.00%) SAP FI
3 3 (25.00%) Web Dynpro
3 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) SAP HANA
4 2 (16.67%) SAP Fiori
4 2 (16.67%) Workday
4 2 (16.67%) IDoc
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) SAP Business Workflow
4 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 2 (16.67%) SAPscript
4 2 (16.67%) BAPI
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Billing
5 1 (8.33%) Spring
5 1 (8.33%) Maven
5 1 (8.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) SAP ALE

ABAP Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (8.33%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) SAP CO
1 3 (25.00%) SAP FI
1 3 (25.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (25.00%) SAP HR
2 1 (8.33%) SAP EWM
2 1 (8.33%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (8.33%) SAP SD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Ant
1 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (8.33%) Maven
1 1 (8.33%) NWDS
General
1 1 (8.33%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) SAP Smart Forms
1 3 (25.00%) Web Dynpro
2 2 (16.67%) BAPI
2 2 (16.67%) IDoc
2 2 (16.67%) SAP Business Workflow
2 2 (16.67%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) J2EE
3 1 (8.33%) JSON
3 1 (8.33%) OSGi
3 1 (8.33%) REST
3 1 (8.33%) SAP ALE
3 1 (8.33%) SAPUI5
3 1 (8.33%) SOAP
3 1 (8.33%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) Stripes Framework
3 1 (8.33%) Struts
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Workflow
2 3 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Decision-Making
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (8.33%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) ABAP
2 2 (16.67%) SAPscript
3 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (8.33%) CCA
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) SAP
2 3 (25.00%) Adobe
3 2 (16.67%) Workday
4 1 (8.33%) Concur