Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 608 577 556
Rank change year-on-year -31 -21 -65
Contract jobs citing ABAP 282 332 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.31% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.65% 0.78% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 161 156
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.12% -1.11%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £339
90th Percentile £588 £580 £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £10.00 £50.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +310.00% -80.20% -24.63%
10th Percentile £39.00 £9.50 £42.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £10.50 £64.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 £51.00
% change year-on-year - -80.39% -23.88%

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 43282 42516 43243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.95% 40.32% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 30242 29187 29245
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 806 887 1038
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.40 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +19.05%

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 22 November 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
Top 14 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 22 November 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 -17 264 £500 +11.11% 31
UK excluding London +42 186 £500 +11.11% 24
Midlands +42 68 £530 +21.14% 6
London -58 63 £500 +11.11% 6
North of England +107 52 £450 -10.00% 13
South East -10 51 £488 +14.71% 3
North West +49 43 £426 -1.33% 9
East Midlands +27 43 £515 +28.75%
West Midlands +21 21 £550 +22.22% 6
Yorkshire +25 9 £513 +2.50% 4
South West -4 8 £450 -5.26%
East of England -22 4 £525 +5.00% 2
Wales +15 2 £400 -15.79%
Scotland -6 2 £438 -5.91%

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 273 (96.81%) SAP
2 60 (21.28%) Security Cleared
3 52 (18.44%) SC Cleared
4 39 (13.83%) Workflow
5 37 (13.12%) ERP
6 36 (12.77%) SAP HANA
7 35 (12.41%) Web Dynpro
8 34 (12.06%) Logistics
9 32 (11.35%) Finance
10 31 (10.99%) SAPUI5
11 29 (10.28%) SAP BW
12 28 (9.93%) LSMW
12 28 (9.93%) Billing
13 26 (9.22%) SAP SD
14 24 (8.51%) Migration
14 24 (8.51%) SAP IS-U
15 23 (8.16%) BAPI
16 22 (7.80%) Data Migration
16 22 (7.80%) SAP ERP
17 21 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
17 21 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
17 21 (7.45%) IDoc
18 20 (7.09%) SAP S/4HANA
18 20 (7.09%) SAP Fiori
18 20 (7.09%) SAP PI
18 20 (7.09%) Agile Software Development
19 19 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
20 17 (6.03%) SAP Smart Forms
20 17 (6.03%) Data Modelling
21 16 (5.67%) SAP FI

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 (5.67%) NetWeaver
2 12 (4.26%) SAP Portal
3 3 (1.06%) SAP EP
4 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (9.22%) SAP SD
2 24 (8.51%) SAP IS-U
3 22 (7.80%) SAP ERP
4 20 (7.09%) SAP S/4HANA
5 16 (5.67%) SAP FI
6 13 (4.61%) SAP CO
6 13 (4.61%) SAP FI/CO
7 11 (3.90%) SAP MM
8 8 (2.84%) SAP Retail
9 6 (2.13%) SAP SRM
10 4 (1.42%) SAP BPC
10 4 (1.42%) SAP EWM
10 4 (1.42%) SAP FI-AP
10 4 (1.42%) SAP HCM
10 4 (1.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (1.06%) SAP EHS
11 3 (1.06%) SAP MDM
11 3 (1.06%) SAP PM
11 3 (1.06%) SAP R/3
11 3 (1.06%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.77%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.06%) PaaS
2 3 (1.06%) SaaS
3 2 (0.71%) Boomi
4 1 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.48%) SMS
2 1 (0.35%) Firewall
2 1 (0.35%) LDAP
2 1 (0.35%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.77%) SAP HANA
2 29 (10.28%) SAP BW
3 14 (4.96%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (3.19%) SAP Data Services
5 8 (2.84%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 7 (2.48%) SQL Server
7 5 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.71%) OLAP
10 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.35%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 28 (9.93%) LSMW
2 2 (0.71%) JIRA
General
1 32 (11.35%) Finance
2 28 (9.93%) Billing
3 12 (4.26%) Banking
3 12 (4.26%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.19%) Retail
5 5 (1.77%) Automotive
5 5 (1.77%) Legal
6 4 (1.42%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.42%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.06%) Back Office
7 3 (1.06%) Marketing
7 3 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.35%) French Language
8 1 (0.35%) German Language
8 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (38.65%) Consultant
2 104 (36.88%) Developer
3 102 (36.17%) SAP Consultant
4 95 (33.69%) SAP Developer
5 73 (25.89%) ABAP Developer
6 20 (7.09%) ABAP Consultant
6 20 (7.09%) SAPUI5 Developer
7 19 (6.74%) SAP SD Consultant
8 17 (6.03%) Architect
9 16 (5.67%) Functional Consultant
9 16 (5.67%) SAP Functional Consultant
10 12 (4.26%) SAP Architect
11 10 (3.55%) Analyst
11 10 (3.55%) SAP Analyst
11 10 (3.55%) SAP BW Developer
12 9 (3.19%) Data Migration Lead
12 9 (3.19%) SAP BW Consultant
12 9 (3.19%) SAP Data Migration Lead
12 9 (3.19%) SAP MM Consultant
12 9 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.41%) Web Dynpro
2 31 (10.99%) SAPUI5
3 23 (8.16%) BAPI
4 21 (7.45%) IDoc
5 20 (7.09%) SAP Fiori
5 20 (7.09%) SAP PI
6 17 (6.03%) SAP Smart Forms
7 15 (5.32%) SAP Business Workflow
7 15 (5.32%) Web Services
8 11 (3.90%) SAP XI
9 8 (2.84%) XML
10 7 (2.48%) SAP ALE
10 7 (2.48%) SAP Basis
11 5 (1.77%) HTML
11 5 (1.77%) SOAP
12 4 (1.42%) HTML5
12 4 (1.42%) REST
13 3 (1.06%) EDI
14 2 (0.71%) JSON
14 2 (0.71%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.48%) Smart Meter
2 7 (2.48%) User Experience
3 6 (2.13%) NHS
4 4 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.71%) PMI
7 1 (0.35%) Clustering
7 1 (0.35%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.35%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.35%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.35%) FMCG
7 1 (0.35%) HACMP
7 1 (0.35%) Life Science
7 1 (0.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.35%) Linux
1 1 (0.35%) Unix
1 1 (0.35%) Windows
1 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (13.83%) Workflow
2 37 (13.12%) ERP
3 34 (12.06%) Logistics
4 24 (8.51%) Migration
5 22 (7.80%) Data Migration
6 21 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (7.09%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (6.03%) Data Modelling
9 14 (4.96%) Business Process Mapping
9 14 (4.96%) Time Management
10 13 (4.61%) OO
11 12 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (4.26%) Workflow Development
12 11 (3.90%) Analytics
12 11 (3.90%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (3.55%) Project Management
14 9 (3.19%) CRM
14 9 (3.19%) Process Improvement
15 8 (2.84%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.32%) Java
2 12 (4.26%) SQL
3 5 (1.77%) JavaScript
3 5 (1.77%) SAPscript
4 3 (1.06%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.35%) VB
5 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 60 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 52 (18.44%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.90%) Degree
4 3 (1.06%) ISEB
4 3 (1.06%) SAP Certification
5 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.71%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.48%) QA
2 3 (1.06%) GAMP
3 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 273 (96.81%) SAP
2 6 (2.13%) Adobe
2 6 (2.13%) Tableau
3 5 (1.77%) Oracle
4 3 (1.06%) Kronos
4 3 (1.06%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.06%) MuleSoft
4 3 (1.06%) ServiceNow
4 3 (1.06%) Sybase
5 2 (0.71%) Ariba
5 2 (0.71%) Syclo
6 1 (0.35%) Cognos
6 1 (0.35%) HP
6 1 (0.35%) hybris
6 1 (0.35%) IBM
6 1 (0.35%) Lotus
6 1 (0.35%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.35%) Veritas