Period
to 17 August 2017

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 17 August 2017 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 565 581 564
Rank change year-on-year +16 -17 -94
Contract jobs citing ABAP 296 314 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.29% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.74% 0.74% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 133 140
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% - -
10th Percentile £373 £300 £336
90th Percentile £550 £575 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
UK median hourly rate £60.75 £38.13 £56.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.34% -32.22% -11.42%
10th Percentile £43.13 £15.11 £50.00
90th Percentile £76.98 £61.24 £64.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year - -84.62% +2.36%

ABAP is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 40199 42636 42444
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.01% 39.19% 37.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 27630 29315 28158
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 781 907 898
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +4.32%
10th Percentile £16.00 £13.41 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.87 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +5.88%

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 17 August 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ABAP over the 6 months to 17 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 August 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 +63 273 £485 +7.78% 26
UK excluding London +72 188 £500 +11.11% 20
Midlands +42 70 £505 +20.12% 3
London +1 63 £450 +7.14% 4
East Midlands +36 55 £515 +17.71% 1
South East +33 54 £475 +15.15% 5
North of England +78 48 £469 -14.77% 11
North West +53 40 £484 +0.26% 7
West Midlands +16 12 £388 -3.13% 2
East of England +3 9 £401 -8.46% 1
Yorkshire +27 5 £575 +4.55% 4
North East +58 3 £400 -27.27%
Scotland +40 3 £425 -8.60%
South West -12 3 £573 +47.74%
Wales -20 2 - -

For the 6 months to 17 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ABAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ABAP.

1 295 (99.66%) SAP
2 67 (22.64%) Security Cleared
3 58 (19.59%) SC Cleared
4 51 (17.23%) Workflow
5 46 (15.54%) Web Dynpro
6 41 (13.85%) Logistics
6 41 (13.85%) SAP HANA
7 38 (12.84%) IDoc
8 36 (12.16%) SAPUI5
8 36 (12.16%) SAP BW
9 33 (11.15%) Finance
10 32 (10.81%) Migration
11 28 (9.46%) OO
11 28 (9.46%) Data Migration
12 27 (9.12%) BAPI
13 26 (8.78%) LSMW
14 25 (8.45%) Java
15 24 (8.11%) ERP
15 24 (8.11%) NetWeaver
15 24 (8.11%) SAP SD
16 23 (7.77%) Web Services
17 21 (7.09%) Manufacturing
17 21 (7.09%) SAP Basis
18 20 (6.76%) Project Management
18 20 (6.76%) Billing
18 20 (6.76%) Time Management
19 19 (6.42%) SAP Business Workflow
19 19 (6.42%) Workflow Development
20 18 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
20 18 (6.08%) SAP PI

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 24 (8.11%) NetWeaver
2 8 (2.70%) Documentum
3 6 (2.03%) SAP Portal
4 4 (1.35%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.34%) Confluence
5 1 (0.34%) SAS
Business Applications
1 24 (8.11%) SAP SD
2 14 (4.73%) SAP FI
3 12 (4.05%) SAP CO
3 12 (4.05%) SAP FI/CO
4 11 (3.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (3.38%) SAP S/4HANA
6 9 (3.04%) SAP ERP
6 9 (3.04%) SAP HR
6 9 (3.04%) SAP IS-U
7 8 (2.70%) SAP Payroll
8 7 (2.36%) SAP WM
9 6 (2.03%) SAP EHS
9 6 (2.03%) SAP MM
10 5 (1.69%) SAP BPC
10 5 (1.69%) SAP HCM
10 5 (1.69%) SAP PLM
10 5 (1.69%) SAP SRM
11 4 (1.35%) SAP FI-AP
12 3 (1.01%) SAP CRM
12 3 (1.01%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.04%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.68%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.03%) HTTP
1 6 (2.03%) Internet
2 3 (1.01%) SMS
3 1 (0.34%) Firewall
3 1 (0.34%) FTP
3 1 (0.34%) LDAP
3 1 (0.34%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (13.85%) SAP HANA
2 36 (12.16%) SAP BW
3 16 (5.41%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (2.70%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 3 (1.01%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (0.68%) OLAP
6 2 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.34%) MS Access
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (8.78%) LSMW
2 1 (0.34%) JIRA
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.34%) Toad
General
1 33 (11.15%) Finance
2 21 (7.09%) Manufacturing
3 20 (6.76%) Billing
4 11 (3.72%) Legal
5 8 (2.70%) Retail
6 7 (2.36%) General Ledger
7 6 (2.03%) German Language
8 5 (1.69%) Back Office
8 5 (1.69%) Banking
8 5 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.68%) Automotive
9 2 (0.68%) Marketing
10 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 110 (37.16%) Developer
2 106 (35.81%) Consultant
3 103 (34.80%) SAP Developer
4 101 (34.12%) SAP Consultant
5 78 (26.35%) ABAP Developer
6 21 (7.09%) SAPUI5 Developer
7 16 (5.41%) Architect
8 15 (5.07%) ABAP Consultant
8 15 (5.07%) SAP SD Consultant
9 14 (4.73%) SAP Architect
9 14 (4.73%) Technical Leader
10 13 (4.39%) Data Migration Lead
10 13 (4.39%) SAP Data Migration Lead
11 12 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (3.72%) SAP Solutions Architect
13 9 (3.04%) SAP BW Developer
14 8 (2.70%) Analyst
14 8 (2.70%) SAP Basis Consultant
14 8 (2.70%) SAP PI Developer
15 7 (2.36%) SAP BW Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (15.54%) Web Dynpro
2 38 (12.84%) IDoc
3 36 (12.16%) SAPUI5
4 27 (9.12%) BAPI
5 23 (7.77%) Web Services
6 21 (7.09%) SAP Basis
7 19 (6.42%) SAP Business Workflow
8 18 (6.08%) SAP PI
9 17 (5.74%) SAP Fiori
9 17 (5.74%) SAP Smart Forms
10 14 (4.73%) SAP ALE
11 12 (4.05%) SAP XI
12 11 (3.72%) EDI
13 10 (3.38%) SOAP
14 9 (3.04%) REST
14 9 (3.04%) XML
15 6 (2.03%) HTML
15 6 (2.03%) SAP BSP
16 3 (1.01%) CSS
16 3 (1.01%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.04%) User Experience
3 4 (1.35%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.01%) FMCG
5 2 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.68%) Life Science
6 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.34%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.34%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.34%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.68%) Windows
2 1 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (17.23%) Workflow
2 41 (13.85%) Logistics
3 32 (10.81%) Migration
4 28 (9.46%) Data Migration
4 28 (9.46%) OO
5 24 (8.11%) ERP
6 20 (6.76%) Project Management
6 20 (6.76%) Time Management
7 19 (6.42%) Workflow Development
8 17 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (5.41%) Data Modelling
10 13 (4.39%) ITIL
10 13 (4.39%) Presales
11 12 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (4.05%) B2B
11 12 (4.05%) CRM
12 11 (3.72%) Integration Testing
12 11 (3.72%) ITIL V3
12 11 (3.72%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (3.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.45%) Java
2 14 (4.73%) SAPscript
3 7 (2.36%) SQL
4 5 (1.69%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.68%) VB
6 1 (0.34%) C
6 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 67 (22.64%) Security Cleared
2 58 (19.59%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.39%) Degree
4 3 (1.01%) SAP Certification
5 2 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.34%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.04%) QA
2 3 (1.01%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.34%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (1.35%) NFS
2 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 295 (99.66%) SAP
2 11 (3.72%) Sybase
3 9 (3.04%) OpenText
4 7 (2.36%) Adobe
4 7 (2.36%) Oracle
5 5 (1.69%) Syclo
6 4 (1.35%) Cognos
7 3 (1.01%) Concur
7 3 (1.01%) HP
7 3 (1.01%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.01%) Pegasus
8 2 (0.68%) Ariba
9 1 (0.34%) Cisco
9 1 (0.34%) Informatica
9 1 (0.34%) SEEBURGER
9 1 (0.34%) Tableau
9 1 (0.34%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.34%) VMware
9 1 (0.34%) webMethods