Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an ABAP Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 825 792 825
Rank change year-on-year -33 +33 -32
Contract jobs requiring an ABAP Developer 71 94 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.090% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.094% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 57 22
UK median daily rate £475 £420 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.10% +1.20% -2.35%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £351
90th Percentile £588 £510 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +8.82% +1.80% -1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
UK median hourly rate £41.00 - £35.00
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 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 24 November 2017.

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 11 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 24 November 2017. 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 -20 68 £475 +11.76% 5
UK excluding London +30 49 £463 +8.82% 3
North of England +66 19 £500 - 2
North West +42 17 £500 +15.94% 1
South East 0 16 £490 +17.01% 1
London -20 12 £538 +23.56% 1
Midlands +29 11 £350 -12.50%
East Midlands -5 5 £338 -15.63%
West Midlands +22 4 £400 -5.88%
South West -5 3 £450 +8.43%
Yorkshire +22 2 £408 -18.50% 1

ABAP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, ABAP Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring ABAP Developer in the job title.

1 71 (100.00%) ABAP
2 70 (98.59%) SAP
3 26 (36.62%) Web Dynpro
4 20 (28.17%) Workflow
5 18 (25.35%) Security Cleared
6 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
7 16 (22.54%) SAPUI5
8 15 (21.13%) SAP IS-U
9 13 (18.31%) Billing
10 11 (15.49%) SAP Smart Forms
10 11 (15.49%) BAPI
10 11 (15.49%) SAP Business Workflow
11 10 (14.08%) Workflow Development
11 10 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (14.08%) Web Services
12 9 (12.68%) SAP Fiori
12 9 (12.68%) SAP HANA
13 7 (9.86%) Business Process Mapping
13 7 (9.86%) Smart Meter
14 6 (8.45%) SAP S/4HANA
14 6 (8.45%) OO
14 6 (8.45%) Finance
15 5 (7.04%) IDoc
16 4 (5.63%) SAP Data Services
16 4 (5.63%) Unit Testing
17 3 (4.23%) Degree
17 3 (4.23%) Logistics
17 3 (4.23%) Manufacturing
17 3 (4.23%) Back Office
17 3 (4.23%) SAP BW

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:

Business Applications
1 15 (21.13%) SAP IS-U
2 6 (8.45%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (2.82%) SAP CRM
3 2 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.41%) Maximo
4 1 (1.41%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.41%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.41%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.41%) SAP HR
4 1 (1.41%) SAP PM
4 1 (1.41%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) SAP HANA
2 4 (5.63%) SAP Data Services
3 3 (4.23%) SAP BW
4 2 (2.82%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) JIRA
1 1 (1.41%) LSMW
General
1 13 (18.31%) Billing
2 6 (8.45%) Finance
3 3 (4.23%) Back Office
3 3 (4.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.41%) Automotive
4 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (36.62%) Web Dynpro
2 16 (22.54%) SAPUI5
3 11 (15.49%) BAPI
3 11 (15.49%) SAP Business Workflow
3 11 (15.49%) SAP Smart Forms
4 10 (14.08%) Web Services
5 9 (12.68%) SAP Fiori
6 5 (7.04%) IDoc
7 2 (2.82%) SAP ALE
7 2 (2.82%) SAP PI
7 2 (2.82%) SOAP
8 1 (1.41%) HTML
8 1 (1.41%) HTML5
8 1 (1.41%) REST
8 1 (1.41%) SAP BSP
8 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Smart Meter
2 2 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.17%) Workflow
2 10 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (14.08%) Workflow Development
3 7 (9.86%) Business Process Mapping
4 6 (8.45%) OO
5 4 (5.63%) Unit Testing
6 3 (4.23%) ERP
6 3 (4.23%) Logistics
6 3 (4.23%) OOP
6 3 (4.23%) People Management
6 3 (4.23%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.82%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.82%) CRM
7 2 (2.82%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.82%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (1.41%) Analytics
8 1 (1.41%) Coaching
8 1 (1.41%) Marketing Automation
8 1 (1.41%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.41%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (100.00%) ABAP
2 2 (2.82%) SAPscript
3 1 (1.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (25.35%) Security Cleared
2 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.23%) Degree
4 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.41%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) QA
Vendors
1 70 (98.59%) SAP
2 3 (4.23%) Adobe
3 1 (1.41%) HP
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle