Period
to 22 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an ABAP Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 790 748 825
Rank change year-on-year -42 +77 -24
Contract jobs requiring an ABAP Developer 93 78 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.087% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.091% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 43 40
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £400 £325 £336
90th Percentile £600 £537 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £57.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 - -

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 95,507 85,547 100,376
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.90% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,687 55,526 65,025
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £252
90th Percentile £631 £613 £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 2,993 2,897 3,147
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -7.69% +18.18%

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 22 May 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 14 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 22 May 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 -51 81 £475 +11.76% 7
UK excluding London -5 62 £475 +11.76% 8
North of England +15 29 £450 +12.50%
North West -5 19 £405 -10.00%
London -46 18 £500 +11.11%
Midlands -15 12 £475 -1.04% 2
Yorkshire +3 9 £475 +18.75%
South East -26 9 £488 -3.47% 2
Scotland - 9 £475 - 1
West Midlands -21 6 £531 +63.46% 2
East Midlands -5 3 £325 -34.67%
Wales -8 2 £465 +24.00%
North East +2 1 - -
South West -2 1 - - 2

ABAP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 93 (100.00%) ABAP
2 92 (98.92%) SAP
3 27 (29.03%) SAP Smart Forms
4 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
4 15 (16.13%) Security Cleared
5 13 (13.98%) Smart Meter
5 13 (13.98%) SAP IS-U
5 13 (13.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (13.98%) Billing
6 12 (12.90%) Manufacturing
6 12 (12.90%) SAPscript
7 11 (11.83%) OO
8 9 (9.68%) HTML
8 9 (9.68%) JavaScript
9 8 (8.60%) Workflow
9 8 (8.60%) Business Process Mapping
9 8 (8.60%) SAPUI5
10 7 (7.53%) IDoc
10 7 (7.53%) CSS
11 6 (6.45%) SAP SD
11 6 (6.45%) Web Dynpro
11 6 (6.45%) BAPI
11 6 (6.45%) SAP ALE
11 6 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (6.45%) SAP HANA
12 5 (5.38%) HTML5
12 5 (5.38%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (4.30%) REST
13 4 (4.30%) SAP S/4HANA
13 4 (4.30%) Unit Testing

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 2 (2.15%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.08%) CMS
Business Applications
1 13 (13.98%) SAP IS-U
2 6 (6.45%) SAP SD
3 4 (4.30%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (3.23%) SAP MM
5 2 (2.15%) SAP EWM
5 2 (2.15%) SAP HCM
5 2 (2.15%) SAP HR
6 1 (1.08%) Maximo
6 1 (1.08%) SAP CO
6 1 (1.08%) SAP FI
6 1 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (1.08%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (1.08%) SAP GTS
6 1 (1.08%) SAP PM
6 1 (1.08%) SAP POS DM
6 1 (1.08%) SAP PP
6 1 (1.08%) SAP QM
6 1 (1.08%) SAP Retail
6 1 (1.08%) SAP SCM
6 1 (1.08%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.45%) SAP HANA
2 3 (3.23%) SAP BW
2 3 (3.23%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) NWDI
General
1 13 (13.98%) Billing
2 12 (12.90%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.30%) Finance
4 2 (2.15%) Retail
5 1 (1.08%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.08%) Banking
5 1 (1.08%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (29.03%) SAP Smart Forms
2 9 (9.68%) HTML
3 8 (8.60%) SAPUI5
4 7 (7.53%) CSS
4 7 (7.53%) IDoc
5 6 (6.45%) BAPI
5 6 (6.45%) SAP ALE
5 6 (6.45%) Web Dynpro
6 5 (5.38%) HTML5
7 4 (4.30%) REST
7 4 (4.30%) SAP BSP
7 4 (4.30%) SAP PI
8 3 (3.23%) EDI
8 3 (3.23%) SAP Business Workflow
8 3 (3.23%) Web Services
9 1 (1.08%) Java SE
9 1 (1.08%) Middleware
9 1 (1.08%) NancyFx
9 1 (1.08%) SAP Fiori
9 1 (1.08%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.98%) Smart Meter
2 5 (5.38%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.23%) FMCG
4 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.98%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (11.83%) OO
3 8 (8.60%) Business Process Mapping
3 8 (8.60%) Workflow
4 6 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (4.30%) Content Management
5 4 (4.30%) Unit Testing
6 3 (3.23%) Logistics
6 3 (3.23%) Project Management
7 2 (2.15%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.15%) CRM
7 2 (2.15%) ERP
7 2 (2.15%) Migration
7 2 (2.15%) Modular Programming
7 2 (2.15%) OOP
7 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.15%) SOA
7 2 (2.15%) Software Engineering
8 1 (1.08%) IT Strategy
8 1 (1.08%) Supplier Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (100.00%) ABAP
2 12 (12.90%) SAPscript
3 9 (9.68%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.15%) Java
5 1 (1.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
1 15 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.15%) Degree
3 1 (1.08%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) QA
Vendors
1 92 (98.92%) SAP
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle
2 1 (1.08%) Workday