Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an ABAP Developer was £456 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 August 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 Developer
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 792 784 824
Rank change year-on-year -8 +40 +2
Contract jobs requiring an ABAP Developer 96 78 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.094% 0.082% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.086% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 37 42
UK median daily rate £456 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +18.75% -4.48%
10th Percentile £352 £320 £313
90th Percentile £611 £527 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £400
% change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.63% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 97,050 90,865 103,552
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.97% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,549 59,046 67,469
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,109 2,798 3,126
UK median hourly rate £17.88 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.39% -1.58% +6.38%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.32
90th Percentile £48.00 £48.83 £46.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.78 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.55% -6.45% +11.76%

ABAP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ABAP Developer in the UK

ABAP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ABAP Developer in the UK

ABAP Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ABAP Developer over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ABAP Developer in the UK

ABAP Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ABAP Developer in the UK

ABAP Developer
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 16 August 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 -48 85 £450 -5.26% 6
UK excluding London -13 67 £450 -10.00% 7
North of England +3 28 £413 -17.50% 3
South East -15 24 £450 -9.09%
North West -8 21 £400 -20.00% 2
London -5 14 £475 +11.76%
Scotland - 9 £475 - 1
Yorkshire -7 7 £480 - 1
Midlands -12 4 £488 -5.34% 2
West Midlands -24 3 £488 +50.00% 1
South West -6 1 - -
Wales -16 1 £465 -

ABAP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, ABAP Developer 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 Developer in the job title.

1 96 (100.00%) SAP
1 96 (100.00%) ABAP
2 20 (20.83%) SAP Smart Forms
3 19 (19.79%) Security Cleared
4 18 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 18 (18.75%) Workflow
5 15 (15.63%) Web Dynpro
6 14 (14.58%) SAPscript
6 14 (14.58%) SAPUI5
7 13 (13.54%) OO
7 13 (13.54%) Manufacturing
8 12 (12.50%) SAP BW
9 10 (10.42%) NetWeaver
10 9 (9.38%) Data Modelling
10 9 (9.38%) HTML
10 9 (9.38%) JavaScript
10 9 (9.38%) SAP HANA
11 8 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (8.33%) Adobe
11 8 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (8.33%) Project Management
12 7 (7.29%) CSS
13 6 (6.25%) CRM
13 6 (6.25%) Eclipse
13 6 (6.25%) webMethods
13 6 (6.25%) Configuration Management
13 6 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (6.25%) Process Improvement
13 6 (6.25%) Test Strategy
13 6 (6.25%) Performance Tuning

ABAP Developer 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 10 (10.42%) NetWeaver
2 6 (6.25%) Confluence
2 6 (6.25%) SAP Portal
3 1 (1.04%) CMS
Business Applications
1 6 (6.25%) SAP PSCD
2 5 (5.21%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (4.17%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (4.17%) SAP SD
4 3 (3.13%) SAP FSCM
4 3 (3.13%) SAP PM
5 2 (2.08%) SAP HCM
5 2 (2.08%) SAP HR
5 2 (2.08%) SAP MM
5 2 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (2.08%) SAP PP
6 1 (1.04%) SAP CO
6 1 (1.04%) SAP FI
6 1 (1.04%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (1.04%) SAP Retail
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.50%) SAP BW
2 9 (9.38%) SAP HANA
3 8 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (3.13%) DB2
5 1 (1.04%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Eclipse
1 6 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (1.04%) LSMW
2 1 (1.04%) NWDI
General
1 13 (13.54%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.21%) Billing
3 4 (4.17%) Banking
4 3 (3.13%) Finance
5 2 (2.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.83%) SAP Smart Forms
2 15 (15.63%) Web Dynpro
3 14 (14.58%) SAPUI5
4 9 (9.38%) HTML
5 7 (7.29%) CSS
6 5 (5.21%) HTML5
7 4 (4.17%) IDoc
7 4 (4.17%) REST
7 4 (4.17%) SAP ALE
7 4 (4.17%) SAP BSP
8 2 (2.08%) BAPI
8 2 (2.08%) EDI
8 2 (2.08%) Web Services
9 1 (1.04%) Java SE
9 1 (1.04%) JDBC
9 1 (1.04%) Middleware
9 1 (1.04%) SAP Basis
9 1 (1.04%) SAP Business Workflow
9 1 (1.04%) SOAP
9 1 (1.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (5.21%) Smart Meter
2 3 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.04%) FMCG
3 1 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.04%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.75%) Workflow
2 13 (13.54%) OO
3 9 (9.38%) Data Modelling
4 8 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (8.33%) Project Management
5 6 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 6 (6.25%) CRM
5 6 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 6 (6.25%) Process Improvement
5 6 (6.25%) Revenue Management
5 6 (6.25%) Test Strategy
5 6 (6.25%) Waterfall
6 4 (4.17%) Business Development
6 4 (4.17%) Content Management
6 4 (4.17%) Data Migration
6 4 (4.17%) ETL
6 4 (4.17%) Migration
6 4 (4.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 96 (100.00%) ABAP
2 14 (14.58%) SAPscript
3 9 (9.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.08%) Java
4 2 (2.08%) SQL
5 1 (1.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (19.79%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.08%) Degree
Vendors
1 96 (100.00%) SAP
2 8 (8.33%) Adobe
3 6 (6.25%) webMethods
4 3 (3.13%) Workday