Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an ABAP Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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 Developer
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 809 799 810
Rank change year-on-year -10 +11 +14
Contract jobs requiring an ABAP Developer 75 68 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.068% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.072% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 30 48
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +1.19%
10th Percentile £356 £348 £311
90th Percentile £613 £509 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £490 £425
% change year-on-year -8.16% +15.29% +1.49%
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 97,688 94,343 101,051
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.91% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,226 61,914 65,863
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 3,139 2,819 3,291
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +2.33% +1.58%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.68
% change year-on-year -2.78% +1.84% +1.00%

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 18 October 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 13 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 18 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 +5 71 £450 -5.26% 3
UK excluding London -18 51 £450 -8.16% 3
South East -7 27 £437 -11.77% 1
North of England -33 12 £428 -14.50%
London -11 10 £475 +18.75%
North West -23 10 £425 -15.00%
Midlands -15 5 £450 +20.00%
West Midlands -15 5 £450 +20.00%
Scotland - 3 £443 -
South West -14 2 - -
Yorkshire -17 2 £485 -
East of England -6 1 £550 +96.43% 2
Wales - 1 £465 -

ABAP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 75 (100.00%) ABAP
1 75 (100.00%) SAP
2 21 (28.00%) Workflow
3 19 (25.33%) Web Dynpro
3 19 (25.33%) SAP BW
4 18 (24.00%) OO
5 15 (20.00%) Adobe
6 13 (17.33%) NetWeaver
6 13 (17.33%) Security Cleared
7 12 (16.00%) SAP HANA
8 11 (14.67%) SAPUI5
8 11 (14.67%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (14.67%) Data Modelling
9 10 (13.33%) CRM
9 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
10 9 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (12.00%) OOP
10 9 (12.00%) SAP Smart Forms
11 8 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (10.67%) Configuration Management
11 8 (10.67%) SAP Fiori
11 8 (10.67%) JIRA
11 8 (10.67%) Problem Management
11 8 (10.67%) Confluence
11 8 (10.67%) Waterfall
11 8 (10.67%) SAP Portal
12 7 (9.33%) SAP PSCD
12 7 (9.33%) Revenue Management
12 7 (9.33%) Process Improvement
12 7 (9.33%) Test Strategy

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 13 (17.33%) NetWeaver
2 8 (10.67%) Confluence
2 8 (10.67%) SAP Portal
Business Applications
1 7 (9.33%) SAP PSCD
2 5 (6.67%) SAP PM
3 3 (4.00%) SAP FSCM
3 3 (4.00%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (2.67%) SAP CRM
4 2 (2.67%) SAP HCM
4 2 (2.67%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (2.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (2.67%) SAP PP
5 1 (1.33%) SAP CO
5 1 (1.33%) SAP FI
5 1 (1.33%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (1.33%) SAP HR
5 1 (1.33%) SAP MM
5 1 (1.33%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.33%) SAP BW
2 12 (16.00%) SAP HANA
3 11 (14.67%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (4.00%) DB2
5 1 (1.33%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 8 (10.67%) JIRA
2 6 (8.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.33%) LSMW
3 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (8.00%) Banking
1 6 (8.00%) Finance
1 6 (8.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.67%) Back Office
2 2 (2.67%) Billing
3 1 (1.33%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.33%) Web Dynpro
2 11 (14.67%) SAPUI5
3 9 (12.00%) SAP Smart Forms
4 8 (10.67%) SAP Fiori
5 4 (5.33%) BAPI
5 4 (5.33%) Web Services
6 3 (4.00%) HTML
7 2 (2.67%) HTML5
7 2 (2.67%) IDoc
7 2 (2.67%) XML
8 1 (1.33%) CSS
8 1 (1.33%) SAP ALE
8 1 (1.33%) SAP BSP
8 1 (1.33%) SAP Business Workflow
8 1 (1.33%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.67%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.33%) Life Science
4 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.00%) Workflow
2 18 (24.00%) OO
3 11 (14.67%) Data Modelling
4 10 (13.33%) CRM
5 9 (12.00%) OOP
5 9 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (10.67%) Configuration Management
6 8 (10.67%) Problem Management
6 8 (10.67%) Waterfall
7 7 (9.33%) Process Improvement
7 7 (9.33%) Revenue Management
7 7 (9.33%) Test Strategy
8 6 (8.00%) Project Management
9 4 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (5.33%) Data Transformation
9 4 (5.33%) ETL
9 4 (5.33%) ETL Development
9 4 (5.33%) Migration
9 4 (5.33%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 75 (100.00%) ABAP
2 6 (8.00%) SAPscript
3 3 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (17.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) IFRS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 75 (100.00%) SAP
2 15 (20.00%) Adobe
3 7 (9.33%) webMethods
4 3 (4.00%) Workday
5 2 (2.67%) Pegasus
6 1 (1.33%) HP