Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 534 628 578
Rank change year-on-year +94 -50 +50
Contract jobs citing ABAP 311 274 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.82% 0.60% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 117 151
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% +6.67%
10th Percentile £406 £365 £374
90th Percentile £634 £609 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £499 £458 £498
% change year-on-year +9.07% -8.04% +10.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £35.00 £60.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.71% -42.39% +59.34%
10th Percentile £58.90 £35.00 £43.13
90th Percentile £100.00 £35.00 £76.98
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 38,096 45,317 40,204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.31% 44.33% 42.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,366 31,782 27,637
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £323 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 732 769
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.50 £16.52 £16.00
90th Percentile £55.50 £52.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +4.82% +2.47% +8.00%

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 20 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ABAP over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 August 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 +46 247 £500 +6.67% 32
UK excluding London +91 217 £499 +9.07% 26
South East +71 105 £475 +5.56% 8
London +41 57 £525 +5.00% 9
Northern Ireland - 36 £600 -
Midlands +45 34 £550 +17.96% 6
North of England +24 21 £465 +3.33% 8
West Midlands +21 18 £475 +3.83% 3
East Midlands +37 16 £565 +18.95% 3
North West -6 11 £468 +15.18% 6
Scotland +38 10 £468 -1.58% 1
Yorkshire +24 8 £425 -12.37% 2
East of England +22 6 £450 -20.00% 1
Wales -4 3 £725 +55.91% 2
North East +17 2 £325 -27.78%
South West -9 2 - -

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 307 (98.71%) SAP
2 71 (22.83%) SAP BW
3 61 (19.61%) SAP Fiori
4 59 (18.97%) OO
5 56 (18.01%) Finance
6 54 (17.36%) BAPI
7 46 (14.79%) Business Intelligence
8 44 (14.15%) SAPUI5
9 41 (13.18%) SAP HANA
9 41 (13.18%) SAP S/4HANA
10 39 (12.54%) Security Cleared
11 38 (12.22%) SAP Smart Forms
12 34 (10.93%) BusinessObjects
12 34 (10.93%) SAPscript
12 34 (10.93%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 32 (10.29%) SC Cleared
14 31 (9.97%) OOP
15 30 (9.65%) Manufacturing
16 29 (9.32%) Web Dynpro
16 29 (9.32%) Logistics
17 28 (9.00%) Web Services
18 26 (8.36%) Adobe
18 26 (8.36%) SAP FI
19 25 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
20 24 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
21 23 (7.40%) Data Modelling
21 23 (7.40%) SAP PI
22 22 (7.07%) SAP ALE
23 21 (6.75%) Migration
23 21 (6.75%) IDoc

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 16 (5.14%) NetWeaver
2 9 (2.89%) SAP Portal
3 7 (2.25%) Confluence
4 4 (1.29%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 41 (13.18%) SAP S/4HANA
2 26 (8.36%) SAP FI
3 20 (6.43%) SAP CO
3 20 (6.43%) SAP FI/CO
3 20 (6.43%) SAP MM
4 17 (5.47%) SAP WM
5 14 (4.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 13 (4.18%) SAP HR
7 10 (3.22%) SAP PP
8 8 (2.57%) SAP HCM
8 8 (2.57%) SAP SD
9 7 (2.25%) SAP ERP
9 7 (2.25%) SAP Payroll
10 6 (1.93%) SAP QM
11 4 (1.29%) SAP BPC
11 4 (1.29%) SAP CRM
11 4 (1.29%) SAP IS-U
12 3 (0.96%) OpenText VIM for SAP
12 3 (0.96%) SAP LE
12 3 (0.96%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.25%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (1.29%) IaaS
2 4 (1.29%) PaaS
3 1 (0.32%) GitHub
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.64%) HTTP
1 2 (0.64%) RTP
2 1 (0.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (22.83%) SAP BW
2 41 (13.18%) SAP HANA
3 34 (10.93%) BusinessObjects
3 34 (10.93%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 11 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.89%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 8 (2.57%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.93%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.93%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.93%) SAP Data Services
7 6 (1.93%) SQL Server
8 5 (1.61%) BusinessObjects XI
8 5 (1.61%) Lumira
9 2 (0.64%) MaxDB
9 2 (0.64%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (0.32%) Big Data
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.32%) PowerMart
10 1 (0.32%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 20 (6.43%) LSMW
2 10 (3.22%) eCATT
3 7 (2.25%) JIRA
4 5 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 56 (18.01%) Finance
2 30 (9.65%) Manufacturing
3 14 (4.50%) Back Office
4 6 (1.93%) Banking
4 6 (1.93%) Retail
5 5 (1.61%) Public Sector
6 4 (1.29%) Billing
7 3 (0.96%) Dutch Language
7 3 (0.96%) French Language
7 3 (0.96%) Police
8 2 (0.64%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.64%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.64%) German Language
8 2 (0.64%) Marketing
9 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
9 1 (0.32%) Norwegian Language
9 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 141 (45.34%) Developer
2 127 (40.84%) SAP Developer
3 105 (33.76%) Consultant
4 101 (32.48%) SAP Consultant
5 98 (31.51%) ABAP Developer
6 21 (6.75%) SAP BW Developer
7 15 (4.82%) ABAP Consultant
8 14 (4.50%) Architect
9 12 (3.86%) SAP BW Consultant
9 12 (3.86%) SAP WM Consultant
10 11 (3.54%) SAP Architect
11 9 (2.89%) Functional Consultant
11 9 (2.89%) SAP Functional Consultant
11 9 (2.89%) SAP MM Consultant
11 9 (2.89%) Senior Consultant
11 9 (2.89%) Senior SAP Consultant
12 8 (2.57%) SAP CO Consultant
13 7 (2.25%) Analyst
13 7 (2.25%) Technical Architect
13 7 (2.25%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (19.61%) SAP Fiori
2 54 (17.36%) BAPI
3 44 (14.15%) SAPUI5
4 38 (12.22%) SAP Smart Forms
5 29 (9.32%) Web Dynpro
6 28 (9.00%) Web Services
7 23 (7.40%) SAP PI
8 22 (7.07%) SAP ALE
9 21 (6.75%) IDoc
10 11 (3.54%) SAP XI
11 7 (2.25%) SAP BSP
12 5 (1.61%) EDI
12 5 (1.61%) SAP Basis
12 5 (1.61%) XML
13 4 (1.29%) SOAP
14 3 (0.96%) HTML
14 3 (0.96%) HTML5
14 3 (0.96%) SAP Business Workflow
15 2 (0.64%) OAuth
15 2 (0.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.57%) Management Information System
3 6 (1.93%) User Experience
4 4 (1.29%) CMDB
4 4 (1.29%) FMCG
4 4 (1.29%) Learning Management System
5 3 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (0.96%) SWIFT
6 2 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.64%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.32%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.32%) Derivative
7 1 (0.32%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.32%) iSeries
7 1 (0.32%) Life Science
7 1 (0.32%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.32%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.32%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.32%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.86%) Windows
2 8 (2.57%) Linux
3 5 (1.61%) Unix
4 4 (1.29%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (18.97%) OO
2 46 (14.79%) Business Intelligence
3 31 (9.97%) OOP
4 29 (9.32%) Logistics
5 25 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (7.40%) Data Modelling
8 21 (6.75%) Migration
9 20 (6.43%) Unit Testing
10 16 (5.14%) Configuration Management
10 16 (5.14%) CRM
10 16 (5.14%) Performance Tuning
10 16 (5.14%) Service Delivery
11 15 (4.82%) ERP
11 15 (4.82%) ITIL
12 14 (4.50%) Issue Tracking
12 14 (4.50%) Waterfall
12 14 (4.50%) Workflow
13 13 (4.18%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (4.18%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 34 (10.93%) SAPscript
2 16 (5.14%) SQL
3 15 (4.82%) Java
4 10 (3.22%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.64%) Groovy
6 1 (0.32%) C
6 1 (0.32%) C#
6 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (12.54%) Security Cleared
2 32 (10.29%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.50%) Degree
4 8 (2.57%) CCA
5 2 (0.64%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.22%) SLA
2 8 (2.57%) QA
3 4 (1.29%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.96%) GxP
5 1 (0.32%) GDPR
5 1 (0.32%) IFRS
5 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (0.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.32%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (2.25%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.64%) Control-M
3 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.32%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 307 (98.71%) SAP
2 26 (8.36%) Adobe
3 12 (3.86%) Oracle
4 7 (2.25%) Concur
4 7 (2.25%) HP
4 7 (2.25%) webMethods
5 5 (1.61%) Ariba
6 4 (1.29%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.29%) OpenText
7 3 (0.96%) Manugistics
7 3 (0.96%) Reuters
8 2 (0.64%) CA
8 2 (0.64%) Cadence
8 2 (0.64%) hybris
8 2 (0.64%) Informatica
8 2 (0.64%) Sybase
8 2 (0.64%) Tableau
8 2 (0.64%) Veritas
9 1 (0.32%) Gigya
9 1 (0.32%) Kronos