Period
to 13 December 2019

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 13 December 2019 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
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 513 657 598
Rank change year-on-year +144 -59 -37
Contract jobs citing ABAP 277 254 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.24% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.84% 0.54% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 124 167
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £410 £375 £363
90th Percentile £638 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +85.71% - -

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 32,831 47,011 43,408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.16% 44.72% 42.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,582 33,090 30,459
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £323 £319 £308
90th Percentile £650 £644 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 666 700 778
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +1.91%
10th Percentile £17.25 £16.25 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.27%

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 13 December 2019.

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 16 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 13 December 2019. 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 +127 243 £500 +5.26% 28
UK excluding London +111 191 £500 +11.11% 25
South East +88 114 £495 +13.14% 6
London +86 56 £525 -2.33% 3
North of England +30 27 £500 +14.94% 8
Midlands +47 15 £586 +18.68% 10
Yorkshire +48 14 £500 -
Northern Ireland - 12 £575 -
North West -5 11 £500 +15.61% 8
East Midlands +26 10 £593 +18.60% 3
Wales +33 8 £490 -20.65%
Scotland +39 5 £475 +9.20% 1
West Midlands +38 5 £425 -5.56% 7
East of England +31 5 £700 +36.59%
South West +9 5 £425 -
North East +29 2 - -

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, 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.

1 274 (98.92%) SAP
2 79 (28.52%) SAP Fiori
3 65 (23.47%) SAPUI5
4 62 (22.38%) SAP BW
5 53 (19.13%) SAP HANA
6 46 (16.61%) OO
6 46 (16.61%) Finance
6 46 (16.61%) Security Cleared
7 44 (15.88%) BAPI
8 42 (15.16%) SAP S/4HANA
9 37 (13.36%) Business Intelligence
9 37 (13.36%) SC Cleared
10 33 (11.91%) Agile Software Development
11 31 (11.19%) User Acceptance Testing
11 31 (11.19%) Unit Testing
12 30 (10.83%) Web Dynpro
13 28 (10.11%) SAP PI
14 27 (9.75%) Problem-Solving
15 26 (9.39%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
16 25 (9.03%) Workflow
16 25 (9.03%) Adobe
17 24 (8.66%) CRM
17 24 (8.66%) Data Modelling
17 24 (8.66%) Migration
18 23 (8.30%) SAP Smart Forms
18 23 (8.30%) OOP
18 23 (8.30%) Web Services
18 23 (8.30%) LSMW
19 21 (7.58%) BusinessObjects
19 21 (7.58%) NetWeaver

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 21 (7.58%) NetWeaver
2 18 (6.50%) SAP Portal
3 14 (5.05%) Confluence
4 11 (3.97%) SAP EP
5 2 (0.72%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 42 (15.16%) SAP S/4HANA
2 19 (6.86%) SAP FI
3 15 (5.42%) SAP CO
3 15 (5.42%) SAP FI/CO
4 12 (4.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 11 (3.97%) SAP CRM
6 9 (3.25%) SAP BPC
7 8 (2.89%) SAP PSCD
8 6 (2.17%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 6 (2.17%) SAP MM
8 6 (2.17%) SAP Payroll
8 6 (2.17%) SAP PP
8 6 (2.17%) SAP SD
8 6 (2.17%) SAP WM
9 5 (1.81%) SAP ERP
9 5 (1.81%) SAP HR
10 4 (1.44%) SAP IBP
10 4 (1.44%) SAP QM
11 3 (1.08%) SAP LE
11 3 (1.08%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.05%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (1.44%) IaaS
2 4 (1.44%) PaaS
3 2 (0.72%) Azure
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.36%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.36%) FTP
1 1 (0.36%) HTTP
1 1 (0.36%) RTP
1 1 (0.36%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (22.38%) SAP BW
2 53 (19.13%) SAP HANA
3 26 (9.39%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 21 (7.58%) BusinessObjects
5 12 (4.33%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (3.25%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 7 (2.53%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.17%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.17%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.81%) BusinessObjects XI
9 5 (1.81%) SAP Data Services
9 5 (1.81%) SQL Server
10 3 (1.08%) Lumira
11 2 (0.72%) MaxDB
11 2 (0.72%) Sybase ASE
12 1 (0.36%) Big Data
12 1 (0.36%) Power BI
12 1 (0.36%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 23 (8.30%) LSMW
2 14 (5.05%) JIRA
3 6 (2.17%) eCATT
4 5 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.72%) Eclipse
General
1 46 (16.61%) Finance
2 14 (5.05%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.53%) Back Office
4 6 (2.17%) Public Sector
4 6 (2.17%) Retail
5 5 (1.81%) Banking
6 3 (1.08%) Police
7 2 (0.72%) Advertising
7 2 (0.72%) Billing
7 2 (0.72%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Military
8 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.36%) Publishing
8 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 115 (41.52%) Developer
2 101 (36.46%) SAP Developer
3 89 (32.13%) Consultant
4 87 (31.41%) SAP Consultant
5 71 (25.63%) ABAP Developer
6 25 (9.03%) SAP BW Developer
7 24 (8.66%) Architect
8 22 (7.94%) SAP Architect
9 19 (6.86%) ABAP Consultant
10 17 (6.14%) SAPUI5 Developer
11 16 (5.78%) Technical Architect
12 15 (5.42%) SAP Technical Architect
13 10 (3.61%) Data Consultant
13 10 (3.61%) Designer
13 10 (3.61%) Digital Designer
13 10 (3.61%) SAP Data Consultant
13 10 (3.61%) Solutions Designer
14 9 (3.25%) Data Migration Consultant
14 9 (3.25%) Migration Consultant
14 9 (3.25%) SAP Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (28.52%) SAP Fiori
2 65 (23.47%) SAPUI5
3 44 (15.88%) BAPI
4 30 (10.83%) Web Dynpro
5 28 (10.11%) SAP PI
6 23 (8.30%) SAP Smart Forms
6 23 (8.30%) Web Services
7 18 (6.50%) IDoc
8 15 (5.42%) SAP ALE
9 10 (3.61%) SAP XI
10 8 (2.89%) SAP BSP
11 7 (2.53%) EDI
11 7 (2.53%) SAP Basis
12 6 (2.17%) SAP Business Workflow
13 5 (1.81%) jQuery
14 3 (1.08%) LESS
14 3 (1.08%) XML
15 2 (0.72%) Apache Cordova
15 2 (0.72%) SOAP
16 1 (0.36%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.08%) CMDB
3 3 (1.08%) FMCG
3 3 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (1.08%) SWIFT
3 3 (1.08%) Virtual Team
4 2 (0.72%) User Experience
5 1 (0.36%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.36%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.36%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.36%) Derivative
5 1 (0.36%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.36%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.36%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.36%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.89%) Linux
1 8 (2.89%) Windows
2 5 (1.81%) Unix
3 4 (1.44%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (16.61%) OO
2 37 (13.36%) Business Intelligence
3 33 (11.91%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (11.19%) Unit Testing
4 31 (11.19%) User Acceptance Testing
5 27 (9.75%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (9.03%) Workflow
7 24 (8.66%) CRM
7 24 (8.66%) Data Modelling
7 24 (8.66%) Migration
8 23 (8.30%) OOP
9 20 (7.22%) ERP
10 19 (6.86%) Technical Architecture
11 18 (6.50%) SAP Implementation
12 17 (6.14%) System Integration Testing
13 15 (5.42%) Data Migration
14 14 (5.05%) Configuration Management
14 14 (5.05%) Integration Testing
14 14 (5.05%) Waterfall
15 13 (4.69%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.86%) SAPscript
2 15 (5.42%) Java
2 15 (5.42%) JavaScript
3 14 (5.05%) SQL
4 2 (0.72%) VBA
5 1 (0.36%) C
5 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (16.61%) Security Cleared
2 37 (13.36%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.69%) Degree
4 3 (1.08%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.36%) CCA
5 1 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.25%) SLA
2 2 (0.72%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.72%) GDPR
3 1 (0.36%) GxP
3 1 (0.36%) RosettaNet
3 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.36%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (1.81%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.36%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 274 (98.92%) SAP
2 25 (9.03%) Adobe
3 16 (5.78%) Ariba
4 13 (4.69%) Oracle
5 11 (3.97%) webMethods
6 8 (2.89%) OpenText
7 5 (1.81%) HP
7 5 (1.81%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.08%) Manugistics
8 3 (1.08%) Reuters
8 3 (1.08%) Veritas
9 2 (0.72%) hybris
9 2 (0.72%) Sybase
10 1 (0.36%) CA
10 1 (0.36%) Concur
10 1 (0.36%) Palantir
10 1 (0.36%) Talend