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 April 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 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 440 506 464
Rank change year-on-year +66 -42  
Contract jobs citing ABAP 162 152 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.84% 0.71% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 64 62
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £364 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.55% +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £65.25 £66.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.50% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £66.25 -
% change year-on-year -24.52% -  

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 19251 21327 20829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.54% 38.15% 37.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13233 14646 13547
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 £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 470 438
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.00 £19.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 +84 149 £475 - 25
London +47 44 £463 +10.44% 2
East Midlands +32 41 £515 -4.18%
Derbyshire +14 39 £515 -
Derby - 36 £518 -
South East +11 19 £425 -4.49% 8
Surrey +11 9 £432 -21.54% 4
North West +35 8 £495 -1.09% 1
Yorkshire +16 7 £388 -29.54% 3
West Midlands +21 6 £368 -11.44%
Manchester +18 6 £525 -8.69%
West Sussex +12 5 £409 -
Cambridgeshire +1 5 £350 -24.73% 2
East of England -7 5 £350 -22.22% 3
Sunbury-on-Thames - 5 £432 -
West Yorkshire +18 4 £388 -29.54%
Birmingham +12 4 £413 +17.85%
South West +6 4 £434 -
Peterborough - 4 - -
Hampshire +12 3 £475 +15.15% 1
Leeds +10 3 £400 -27.27%
Swindon - 3 £517 -
Wiltshire - 3 £517 -
Scotland - 3 £335 -
Worthing +21 2 - -
North East +16 2 £375 -31.81%
Coventry +14 2 £368 -38.75%
Bradford - 2 £375 -
Cheshire - 2 £484 -
Macclesfield - 2 £484 -

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 322 (98.77%) SAP
2 62 (19.02%) Workflow
3 49 (15.03%) Finance
4 47 (14.42%) SAP HANA
5 45 (13.80%) Security Cleared
6 42 (12.88%) Web Dynpro
7 40 (12.27%) SAP BW
8 39 (11.96%) Java
9 37 (11.35%) Logistics
10 34 (10.43%) ERP
11 32 (9.82%) Data Modelling
11 32 (9.82%) OO
11 32 (9.82%) Billing
11 32 (9.82%) SAP Smart Forms
12 31 (9.51%) Manufacturing
13 30 (9.20%) NetWeaver
14 29 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
14 29 (8.90%) Migration
15 28 (8.59%) SAP FI
15 28 (8.59%) SC Cleared
16 27 (8.28%) SAP CO
16 27 (8.28%) SAP FI/CO
16 27 (8.28%) SAP ALE
17 26 (7.98%) BAPI
17 26 (7.98%) Adobe
18 25 (7.67%) SAPUI5
19 24 (7.36%) SAP SD
20 23 (7.06%) Project Management
20 23 (7.06%) CRM
20 23 (7.06%) Analytical Skills

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 30 (9.20%) NetWeaver
2 17 (5.21%) Documentum
3 6 (1.84%) SAP Portal
4 5 (1.53%) Confluence
5 4 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.61%) SAP EP
7 2 (0.61%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.31%) CMS
8 1 (0.31%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.31%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 28 (8.59%) SAP FI
2 27 (8.28%) SAP CO
2 27 (8.28%) SAP FI/CO
3 24 (7.36%) SAP SD
4 20 (6.13%) SAP HR
5 18 (5.52%) SAP IS-U
6 12 (3.68%) SAP MM
7 11 (3.37%) SAP MDG
8 10 (3.07%) SAP ERP
8 10 (3.07%) SAP WM
9 8 (2.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (2.45%) SAP PSCD
10 7 (2.15%) SAP CRM
11 5 (1.53%) SAP EHS
11 5 (1.53%) SAP Payroll
11 5 (1.53%) SAP PLM
12 4 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
12 4 (1.23%) SAP BPC
12 4 (1.23%) SAP PM
12 4 (1.23%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.23%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.31%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.15%) HTTP
2 6 (1.84%) Internet
3 2 (0.61%) FTP
4 1 (0.31%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (14.42%) SAP HANA
2 40 (12.27%) SAP BW
3 14 (4.29%) BusinessObjects
4 11 (3.37%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 6 (1.84%) SAP Data Services
5 6 (1.84%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.23%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (1.23%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.23%) HBase
6 4 (1.23%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.23%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.61%) Lumira
8 2 (0.61%) OLAP
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.61%) Power BI
8 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (4.29%) LSMW
2 5 (1.53%) JIRA
3 1 (0.31%) NWDS
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.31%) Toad
3 1 (0.31%) Visual Composer
General
1 49 (15.03%) Finance
2 32 (9.82%) Billing
3 31 (9.51%) Manufacturing
4 13 (3.99%) Retail
5 10 (3.07%) Legal
6 9 (2.76%) Aerospace
7 8 (2.45%) German Language
8 5 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.23%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.92%) French Language
11 2 (0.61%) Back Office
11 2 (0.61%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.31%) Automotive
12 1 (0.31%) Banking
12 1 (0.31%) Marketing
12 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 163 (50.00%) Consultant
2 157 (48.16%) SAP Consultant
3 112 (34.36%) Developer
4 103 (31.60%) SAP Developer
5 83 (25.46%) ABAP Developer
6 29 (8.90%) ABAP Consultant
7 19 (5.83%) Architect
8 16 (4.91%) SAP SD Consultant
9 15 (4.60%) SAP BW Consultant
9 15 (4.60%) SAP ISU Consultant
10 14 (4.29%) SAP Architect
11 13 (3.99%) SAP PI Consultant
11 13 (3.99%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (3.68%) Analyst
13 11 (3.37%) SAP Analyst
13 11 (3.37%) SAP PI Developer
13 11 (3.37%) SAP Solutions Architect
14 10 (3.07%) Functional Consultant
14 10 (3.07%) SAP Functional Consultant
15 9 (2.76%) SAP HR Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (12.88%) Web Dynpro
2 32 (9.82%) SAP Smart Forms
3 27 (8.28%) SAP ALE
4 26 (7.98%) BAPI
5 25 (7.67%) SAPUI5
6 22 (6.75%) SAP PI
7 19 (5.83%) Web Services
8 17 (5.21%) SAP XI
9 16 (4.91%) EDI
9 16 (4.91%) SAP Basis
9 16 (4.91%) SAP Fiori
10 9 (2.76%) XML
11 8 (2.45%) SAP Business Workflow
12 7 (2.15%) SOAP
13 6 (1.84%) REST
14 5 (1.53%) HTML
15 4 (1.23%) EDIFACT
15 4 (1.23%) JDBC
15 4 (1.23%) JSON
15 4 (1.23%) SAP BSP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (1.23%) User Experience
4 3 (0.92%) Computer Science
4 3 (0.92%) FMCG
4 3 (0.92%) Smart Meter
5 2 (0.61%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.61%) Driving Licence
5 2 (0.61%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.61%) PMI
6 1 (0.31%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.31%) Life Science
6 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.92%) Windows
2 1 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (19.02%) Workflow
2 37 (11.35%) Logistics
3 34 (10.43%) ERP
4 32 (9.82%) Data Modelling
4 32 (9.82%) OO
5 29 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
5 29 (8.90%) Migration
6 23 (7.06%) CRM
6 23 (7.06%) Project Management
7 17 (5.21%) Integration Testing
7 17 (5.21%) Process Improvement
8 16 (4.91%) Coaching
9 15 (4.60%) Business Analysis
9 15 (4.60%) Data Migration
10 14 (4.29%) ITIL
10 14 (4.29%) Time Management
11 13 (3.99%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (3.68%) B2B
12 12 (3.68%) Data Mapping
13 11 (3.37%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 39 (11.96%) Java
2 15 (4.60%) SAPscript
3 12 (3.68%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.07%) SQL
5 2 (0.61%) C
5 2 (0.61%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.61%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (13.80%) Security Cleared
2 28 (8.59%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.60%) Degree
4 10 (3.07%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.23%) SAP Certification
6 3 (0.92%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.92%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.31%) CCA
8 1 (0.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.07%) QA
2 3 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.61%) SLA
4 1 (0.31%) PMO
4 1 (0.31%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (1.23%) NFS
2 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.31%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 322 (98.77%) SAP
2 26 (7.98%) Adobe
3 16 (4.91%) OpenText
4 11 (3.37%) Oracle
5 9 (2.76%) Sybase
6 8 (2.45%) Microsoft
7 5 (1.53%) webMethods
8 4 (1.23%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.23%) Pega
8 4 (1.23%) Syclo
9 3 (0.92%) Ariba
9 3 (0.92%) HP
9 3 (0.92%) Pegasus
10 2 (0.61%) hybris
10 2 (0.61%) Tableau
11 1 (0.31%) Cisco
11 1 (0.31%) Concur
11 1 (0.31%) Dell
11 1 (0.31%) Informatica
11 1 (0.31%) Kony
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