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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 448 495 426
Rank change year-on-year +47 -69  
Contract jobs citing ABAP 154 146 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.27% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.82% 0.71% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 53 89
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £352 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £500 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +2.85% -2.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £65.25 £55.63 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.30% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £55.63 -
% change year-on-year -10.11% -  

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 18757 20594 19950
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.20% 38.04% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12916 14137 12939
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 £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 469 411
Median hourly rate £42.49 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.21% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.00 £19.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

ABAP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ABAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 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 +69 134 £474 +5.27% 31
London +48 38 £463 +2.77% 6
East Midlands +15 33 £500 +6.38% 5
Derbyshire +9 29 £500 +2.04% 3
Derby - 28 £508 - 3
South East +3 19 £425 - 4
South West +8 8 £425 -5.55%
West Sussex +7 7 £417 +19.14% 3
West Midlands +21 6 £343 -34.76% 1
Cambridgeshire +4 6 £375 -16.66%
East of England -6 6 £375 -18.91% 2
North West +29 5 £484 - 2
Yorkshire +23 5 £388 - 1
Midlands +11 5 - -
Surrey +6 5 £423 +41.00%
Wiltshire - 5 £434 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 5 £423 -
Swindon - 5 £434 -
Worthing +15 4 - - 3
Berkshire +15 4 £475 +15.15%
Peterborough - 4 - -
Reading +9 3 £450 -
Birmingham +7 3 £325 -38.09% 1
Wales -7 3 £375 +3.02%
Manchester - 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £388 - 1
Scotland +22 2 £320 - 1
Cambridge +7 2 £375 -9.09%
Milton Keynes -4 2 £425 -10.52%
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £425 -10.52%

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 332 (98.81%) SAP
2 61 (18.15%) Finance
3 60 (17.86%) Workflow
4 50 (14.88%) Web Dynpro
5 45 (13.39%) Security Cleared
6 44 (13.10%) SAP BW
7 42 (12.50%) ERP
7 42 (12.50%) SAP HANA
8 41 (12.20%) Java
9 34 (10.12%) Logistics
9 34 (10.12%) Migration
10 32 (9.52%) SAP FI
11 31 (9.23%) SAP FI/CO
11 31 (9.23%) Manufacturing
11 31 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
11 31 (9.23%) SAP CO
12 29 (8.63%) Adobe
12 29 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
13 28 (8.33%) NetWeaver
13 28 (8.33%) BAPI
13 28 (8.33%) Billing
14 27 (8.04%) SAP Smart Forms
14 27 (8.04%) Data Modelling
14 27 (8.04%) SAPUI5
15 26 (7.74%) SAP PI
16 25 (7.44%) OO
17 24 (7.14%) SAP ALE
18 23 (6.85%) SAP HR
18 23 (6.85%) SAP SD
18 23 (6.85%) Data Migration

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 28 (8.33%) NetWeaver
2 12 (3.57%) Documentum
3 7 (2.08%) SAP Portal
4 5 (1.49%) Confluence
5 4 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.60%) SAP EP
7 2 (0.60%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.30%) CMS
8 1 (0.30%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.30%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (0.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 32 (9.52%) SAP FI
2 31 (9.23%) SAP CO
2 31 (9.23%) SAP FI/CO
3 23 (6.85%) SAP HR
3 23 (6.85%) SAP SD
4 21 (6.25%) SAP MDG
5 19 (5.65%) SAP IS-U
6 14 (4.17%) SAP MM
7 12 (3.57%) SAP ERP
8 8 (2.38%) SAP PSCD
9 7 (2.08%) SAP CRM
9 7 (2.08%) SAP WM
10 6 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (1.19%) SAP BPC
11 4 (1.19%) SAP Payroll
11 4 (1.19%) SAP PM
12 3 (0.89%) SAP EWM
12 3 (0.89%) SAP FSCM
12 3 (0.89%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.19%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.30%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.89%) FTP
2 2 (0.60%) Internet
3 1 (0.30%) HTTP
3 1 (0.30%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (13.10%) SAP BW
2 42 (12.50%) SAP HANA
3 14 (4.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 13 (3.87%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (2.08%) SAP Data Services
6 4 (1.19%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.19%) HBase
6 4 (1.19%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.19%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.19%) SQL Server
7 3 (0.89%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.60%) Lumira
8 2 (0.60%) OLAP
8 2 (0.60%) Power BI
8 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (4.76%) LSMW
2 5 (1.49%) JIRA
3 2 (0.60%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.30%) NWDS
4 1 (0.30%) Visual Composer
General
1 61 (18.15%) Finance
2 31 (9.23%) Manufacturing
3 28 (8.33%) Billing
4 12 (3.57%) Aerospace
5 11 (3.27%) Retail
6 8 (2.38%) German Language
7 5 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.19%) French Language
8 4 (1.19%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.19%) Legal
9 3 (0.89%) Back Office
10 2 (0.60%) Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Automotive
11 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 169 (50.30%) Consultant
2 164 (48.81%) SAP Consultant
3 126 (37.50%) Developer
4 116 (34.52%) SAP Developer
5 93 (27.68%) ABAP Developer
6 37 (11.01%) ABAP Consultant
7 18 (5.36%) SAP BW Consultant
8 17 (5.06%) Architect
9 16 (4.76%) SAP ISU Consultant
10 15 (4.46%) SAP SD Consultant
11 14 (4.17%) Analyst
11 14 (4.17%) SAP MDG Consultant
12 13 (3.87%) SAP Analyst
13 12 (3.57%) HR Consultant
13 12 (3.57%) SAP Architect
13 12 (3.57%) SAP HR Consultant
13 12 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (3.27%) SAP PI Consultant
15 10 (2.98%) SAP BI Consultant
15 10 (2.98%) SAP Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (14.88%) Web Dynpro
2 28 (8.33%) BAPI
3 27 (8.04%) SAP Smart Forms
3 27 (8.04%) SAPUI5
4 26 (7.74%) SAP PI
5 24 (7.14%) SAP ALE
6 21 (6.25%) SAP XI
7 18 (5.36%) SAP Fiori
8 14 (4.17%) Web Services
9 12 (3.57%) SAP Business Workflow
10 8 (2.38%) EDI
11 7 (2.08%) XML
12 6 (1.79%) JDBC
13 5 (1.49%) HTML
13 5 (1.49%) SAP Basis
14 4 (1.19%) EDIFACT
14 4 (1.19%) JSON
15 3 (0.89%) HTML5
15 3 (0.89%) JMS
16 2 (0.60%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.19%) User Experience
3 3 (0.89%) Computer Science
3 3 (0.89%) Smart Meter
4 2 (0.60%) Data Structures
4 2 (0.60%) Driving Licence
4 2 (0.60%) FMCG
4 2 (0.60%) PMI
5 1 (0.30%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.30%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (17.86%) Workflow
2 42 (12.50%) ERP
3 34 (10.12%) Logistics
3 34 (10.12%) Migration
4 31 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
5 27 (8.04%) Data Modelling
6 25 (7.44%) OO
7 23 (6.85%) Data Migration
8 21 (6.25%) CRM
9 18 (5.36%) System Testing
10 16 (4.76%) Business Analysis
10 16 (4.76%) Process Improvement
10 16 (4.76%) Time Management
11 13 (3.87%) Project Management
12 12 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (3.57%) Coaching
12 12 (3.57%) Integration Testing
12 12 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
12 12 (3.57%) Supply Chain Management
13 11 (3.27%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 41 (12.20%) Java
2 12 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 9 (2.68%) SQL
4 8 (2.38%) SAPscript
5 2 (0.60%) C
5 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (13.39%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.55%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.06%) Degree
4 13 (3.87%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.49%) BC Cleared
6 4 (1.19%) SAP Certification
7 3 (0.89%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.30%) CCA
9 1 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.19%) QA
2 3 (0.89%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.30%) PMO
3 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.30%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (1.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.30%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 332 (98.81%) SAP
2 29 (8.63%) Adobe
3 10 (2.98%) OpenText
3 10 (2.98%) Oracle
4 8 (2.38%) Syclo
5 5 (1.49%) Microsoft
5 5 (1.49%) webMethods
6 4 (1.19%) Cloudera
6 4 (1.19%) Pega
7 3 (0.89%) Pegasus
8 2 (0.60%) Ariba
8 2 (0.60%) HP
8 2 (0.60%) hybris
8 2 (0.60%) Sybase
8 2 (0.60%) Tableau
9 1 (0.30%) Concur
9 1 (0.30%) Dell
9 1 (0.30%) IBM
9 1 (0.30%) Informatica
9 1 (0.30%) Kony
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