Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ABAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ABAP over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the 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
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 656 609 580
Rank change year-on-year -47 -29 -28
Contract jobs citing ABAP 249 274 332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.54% 0.66% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 141 147
UK median daily rate £465 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.00% +11.11% +0.56%
10th Percentile £375 £375 £300
90th Percentile £612 £588 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +310.00% -80.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £10.00

ABAP is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 45,866 41,586 42,470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.47% 41.91% 40.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,162 28,869 29,199
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £280
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 711 790 913
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.25 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.08 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% +1.35%

ABAP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ABAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP within the UK over the 6 months to 16 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 -28 232 £473 -5.50% 33
UK excluding London -66 149 £450 -10.00% 31
South East +3 71 £450 -7.69% 20
London -4 59 £550 +18.92% 3
North of England -35 34 £450 - 2
North West -12 27 £428 +0.47% 2
Midlands -52 27 £454 -13.98% 6
West Midlands -30 17 £454 -9.25% 6
East Midlands -31 9 £425 -19.81%
Wales -13 6 £458 +14.38% 1
North East +8 5 £450 -3.23%
East of England +2 5 £513 +27.97% 2
Scotland -14 3 £443 +1.14%
South West -21 3 - -
Yorkshire -29 2 £485 -15.65%

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ABAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for ABAP.

1 247 (99.20%) SAP
2 54 (21.69%) Workflow
3 45 (18.07%) SAP HANA
4 41 (16.47%) NetWeaver
5 39 (15.66%) SAP BW
6 37 (14.86%) Finance
6 37 (14.86%) Web Dynpro
7 34 (13.65%) Java
7 34 (13.65%) SAP Fiori
7 34 (13.65%) SAPUI5
8 31 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
8 31 (12.45%) OO
8 31 (12.45%) CRM
9 27 (10.84%) ERP
9 27 (10.84%) SAP PI
10 25 (10.04%) Security Cleared
11 24 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
11 24 (9.64%) SQL
12 21 (8.43%) Eclipse
13 20 (8.03%) Migration
13 20 (8.03%) SC Cleared
14 19 (7.63%) BusinessObjects
14 19 (7.63%) SAP HR
15 18 (7.23%) Adobe
15 18 (7.23%) Data Modelling
15 18 (7.23%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (7.23%) Self-Motivation
15 18 (7.23%) IDoc
16 17 (6.83%) Data Migration
16 17 (6.83%) Business Intelligence

ABAP
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 41 (16.47%) NetWeaver
2 13 (5.22%) SAP Portal
3 8 (3.21%) Confluence
4 7 (2.81%) SAP EP
5 3 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 19 (7.63%) SAP HR
2 16 (6.43%) SAP FI
3 14 (5.62%) SAP CO
3 14 (5.62%) SAP FI/CO
3 14 (5.62%) SAP HCM
3 14 (5.62%) SAP S/4HANA
4 13 (5.22%) SAP ERP
5 12 (4.82%) SAP PSCD
6 11 (4.42%) SAP MM
6 11 (4.42%) SAP Payroll
7 9 (3.61%) SAP CRM
8 8 (3.21%) SAP SD
9 7 (2.81%) SAP BPC
9 7 (2.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (2.41%) SAP IS-U
10 6 (2.41%) SAP PM
10 6 (2.41%) SAP PP
11 4 (1.61%) SAP GRC
11 4 (1.61%) SAP PS
12 3 (1.20%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.62%) SuccessFactors
2 8 (3.21%) Boomi
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.80%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (18.07%) SAP HANA
2 39 (15.66%) SAP BW
3 19 (7.63%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (3.21%) SAP Data Services
4 8 (3.21%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.41%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 4 (1.61%) Lumira
6 4 (1.61%) Power BI
6 4 (1.61%) Spotfire
7 3 (1.20%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (1.20%) DB2
8 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.40%) GIS
8 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (8.43%) Eclipse
2 11 (4.42%) JIRA
3 7 (2.81%) LSMW
4 5 (2.01%) NWDS
5 4 (1.61%) Ant
5 4 (1.61%) Maven
6 2 (0.80%) NWDI
7 1 (0.40%) eCATT
7 1 (0.40%) Hudson
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.40%) Visual Composer
General
1 37 (14.86%) Finance
2 14 (5.62%) Manufacturing
3 13 (5.22%) Banking
4 11 (4.42%) Billing
5 6 (2.41%) Back Office
6 5 (2.01%) Legal
7 4 (1.61%) Automotive
8 3 (1.20%) German Language
9 2 (0.80%) Retail
10 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 94 (37.75%) Developer
2 88 (35.34%) SAP Developer
3 74 (29.72%) ABAP Developer
4 70 (28.11%) Consultant
5 64 (25.70%) SAP Consultant
6 21 (8.43%) Architect
7 18 (7.23%) Analyst
7 18 (7.23%) SAP Architect
8 14 (5.62%) SAP Analyst
9 12 (4.82%) ABAP Consultant
10 10 (4.02%) SAP Technical Architect
10 10 (4.02%) Technical Architect
11 9 (3.61%) HR Consultant
11 9 (3.61%) SAP HR Consultant
12 8 (3.21%) SAP PI Developer
13 7 (2.81%) IT Analyst
14 6 (2.41%) Integration Developer
14 6 (2.41%) Lead Developer
14 6 (2.41%) SAP SD Consultant
14 6 (2.41%) SAP Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (14.86%) Web Dynpro
2 34 (13.65%) SAP Fiori
2 34 (13.65%) SAPUI5
3 27 (10.84%) SAP PI
4 18 (7.23%) IDoc
5 14 (5.62%) SAP Smart Forms
6 13 (5.22%) HTML
7 12 (4.82%) HTML5
8 11 (4.42%) BAPI
8 11 (4.42%) Web Services
9 10 (4.02%) SAP Business Workflow
10 9 (3.61%) J2EE
11 8 (3.21%) XML
12 6 (2.41%) SAP Basis
13 5 (2.01%) JSON
13 5 (2.01%) Middleware
13 5 (2.01%) REST
13 5 (2.01%) SAP ALE
14 4 (1.61%) OSGi
14 4 (1.61%) Stripes Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.23%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (2.41%) Replication
4 5 (2.01%) Driving Licence
4 5 (2.01%) User Experience
5 4 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.61%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.80%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.80%) Life Science
7 2 (0.80%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (21.69%) Workflow
2 31 (12.45%) CRM
2 31 (12.45%) OO
2 31 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
3 27 (10.84%) ERP
4 20 (8.03%) Migration
5 18 (7.23%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (7.23%) Data Modelling
6 17 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (6.83%) Data Migration
7 15 (6.02%) ITIL
8 14 (5.62%) Project Management
9 12 (4.82%) Configuration Management
9 12 (4.82%) Logistics
9 12 (4.82%) OOP
9 12 (4.82%) SAP Implementation
9 12 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (4.42%) Business Development
10 11 (4.42%) Change Management
10 11 (4.42%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 34 (13.65%) Java
2 24 (9.64%) SQL
3 10 (4.02%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.61%) SAPscript
5 1 (0.40%) Python
5 1 (0.40%) R
5 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (10.04%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.03%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.61%) Degree
4 3 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.40%) CCA
5 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.21%) SLA
2 6 (2.41%) IFRS
2 6 (2.41%) QA
3 4 (1.61%) PMO
4 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (2.41%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (1.61%) MOM
1 4 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.40%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 247 (99.20%) SAP
2 18 (7.23%) Adobe
3 9 (3.61%) webMethods
3 9 (3.61%) Workday
4 8 (3.21%) Ariba
5 7 (2.81%) Oracle
6 6 (2.41%) JD Edwards
6 6 (2.41%) Remedy
7 5 (2.01%) Dell
8 4 (1.61%) Microsoft
8 4 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.20%) CA
9 3 (1.20%) Concur
9 3 (1.20%) Tableau
10 2 (0.80%) Apple
10 2 (0.80%) Informatica
10 2 (0.80%) Kony
10 2 (0.80%) OpenText
10 2 (0.80%) Pegasus
11 1 (0.40%) MicroStrategy