The median contractor rate for an ABAP Developer was £480 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 566 610 601
Rank change year-on-year +44 -9  
Contract jobs requiring an ABAP Developer 44 44 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.081% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.086% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 15
Median daily rate £480 £388 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.87% -2.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £289 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £474 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +22.50% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

ABAP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured ABAP Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 25 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +27 41 £480 +20.00% 7
South East +22 12 £435 +8.75%
North West +20 7 £500 +2.04% 2
Manchester - 7 £500 - 1
Hampshire - 7 £465 -
East Midlands -1 5 £528 +62.30%
Derby - 5 £528 -
Derbyshire - 5 £528 -
London +3 4 £450 +69.81%
Middlesex - 4 £435 -
Portsmouth - 2 £425 -
Winchester - 2 £515 -
Yorkshire +29 1 - - 4
West Midlands +16 1 £325 -13.33%
West Sussex +14 1 £400 -
Birmingham +11 1 £325 -7.14%
North East - 1 £350 -
East of England - 1 £280 - 1
Middlesbrough - 1 - -
Chichester - 1 £400 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -
Huntingdon - 1 £280 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £280 -

ABAP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 78 (100.00%) ABAP
1 78 (100.00%) SAP
2 33 (42.31%) Workflow
3 28 (35.90%) Web Dynpro
4 25 (32.05%) BAPI
4 25 (32.05%) OO
5 20 (25.64%) SAP Smart Forms
6 19 (24.36%) Web Services
7 14 (17.95%) IDoc
8 13 (16.67%) Finance
9 12 (15.38%) SAPscript
10 11 (14.10%) Adobe
10 11 (14.10%) SAP ALE
10 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
11 10 (12.82%) SAPUI5
11 10 (12.82%) Data Modelling
12 9 (11.54%) EDI
13 8 (10.26%) SAP Business Workflow
13 8 (10.26%) SAP IS-U
13 8 (10.26%) SAP Fiori
13 8 (10.26%) Workflow Development
14 7 (8.97%) Billing
14 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
14 7 (8.97%) SOAP
14 7 (8.97%) Manufacturing
15 6 (7.69%) CRM
15 6 (7.69%) SAP BW
15 6 (7.69%) XML
15 6 (7.69%) Java
15 6 (7.69%) REST

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 5 (6.41%) NetWeaver
1 5 (6.41%) SAP Portal
2 2 (2.56%) Confluence
3 1 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.28%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (10.26%) SAP IS-U
2 5 (6.41%) SAP WM
3 4 (5.13%) SAP SD
4 3 (3.85%) SAP CO
4 3 (3.85%) SAP FI
4 3 (3.85%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (3.85%) SAP MM
5 2 (2.56%) SAP HR
5 2 (2.56%) SAP PSCD
6 1 (1.28%) SAP APO
6 1 (1.28%) SAP CAR
6 1 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (1.28%) SAP Retail
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) HTTP
1 5 (6.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) SAP BW
2 5 (6.41%) SAP HANA
3 2 (2.56%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) JIRA
1 2 (2.56%) LSMW
2 1 (1.28%) NWDS
2 1 (1.28%) Visual Composer
General
1 13 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (8.97%) Billing
2 7 (8.97%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.13%) Aerospace
3 4 (5.13%) Back Office
4 3 (3.85%) Retail
5 1 (1.28%) Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (35.90%) Web Dynpro
2 25 (32.05%) BAPI
3 20 (25.64%) SAP Smart Forms
4 19 (24.36%) Web Services
5 14 (17.95%) IDoc
6 11 (14.10%) SAP ALE
7 10 (12.82%) SAPUI5
8 9 (11.54%) EDI
9 8 (10.26%) SAP Business Workflow
9 8 (10.26%) SAP Fiori
10 7 (8.97%) SOAP
11 6 (7.69%) REST
11 6 (7.69%) SAP BSP
11 6 (7.69%) SAP PI
11 6 (7.69%) XML
12 5 (6.41%) SAP XI
13 2 (2.56%) HTML
14 1 (1.28%) CSS
14 1 (1.28%) Middleware
14 1 (1.28%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.28%) FMCG
3 1 (1.28%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (42.31%) Workflow
2 25 (32.05%) OO
3 10 (12.82%) Data Modelling
4 8 (10.26%) Workflow Development
5 6 (7.69%) CRM
5 6 (7.69%) Logistics
6 5 (6.41%) OOP
7 4 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (5.13%) Supply Chain Management
7 4 (5.13%) System Testing
8 3 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (3.85%) Performance Testing
8 3 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.85%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.85%) SAP Implementation
8 3 (3.85%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (3.85%) Waterfall
9 2 (2.56%) RUP
9 2 (2.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 78 (100.00%) ABAP
2 12 (15.38%) SAPscript
3 6 (7.69%) Java
4 2 (2.56%) SQL
5 1 (1.28%) C
5 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.56%) Degree
5 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.28%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) QA
Vendors
1 78 (100.00%) SAP
2 11 (14.10%) Adobe
3 2 (2.56%) webMethods
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle