Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 624 602 547
Rank change year-on-year -22 -55 +28
Contract jobs citing ABAP 257 288 323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.28% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.60% 0.68% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 153 175
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +1.69%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £357
90th Percentile £596 £610 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £57.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £52.50 £56.25 £47.50
90th Percentile £73.45 £58.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £57.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% +11.11%

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 43,056 42,640 39,065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.82% 42.04% 40.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,183 29,960 26,883
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £290
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 697 779 871
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.00 £16.84 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -34 222 £450 -10.00% 39
UK excluding London -26 178 £450 -10.00% 36
South East +38 91 £434 -11.03% 14
London -10 43 £500 - 6
Midlands -38 30 £481 -6.55% 9
North of England -37 18 £438 -16.27% 8
West Midlands -31 17 £450 -18.18% 8
East of England +24 15 £513 -18.00% 1
North West -20 15 £441 -19.77% 6
East Midlands -6 12 £500 -7.41% 1
Northern Ireland - 9 £425 - 2
Scotland -2 6 £439 -20.23% 1
Wales 0 5 £618 +41.55%
South West -43 4 £425 -5.56% 1
Yorkshire -16 2 - -
North East -4 1 £438 - 2

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 249 (96.89%) SAP
2 54 (21.01%) SAP PI
3 53 (20.62%) CRM
4 44 (17.12%) SAP Fiori
5 43 (16.73%) Java
6 41 (15.95%) OO
7 38 (14.79%) ERP
8 37 (14.40%) IDoc
9 36 (14.01%) SAP BW
9 36 (14.01%) NetWeaver
10 33 (12.84%) SAP S/4HANA
11 32 (12.45%) Finance
12 31 (12.06%) SAP HANA
13 30 (11.67%) Web Dynpro
14 29 (11.28%) Adobe
14 29 (11.28%) SAPUI5
15 28 (10.89%) Security Cleared
15 28 (10.89%) Workflow
15 28 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
16 26 (10.12%) Configuration Management
16 26 (10.12%) SC Cleared
17 24 (9.34%) SAP Portal
17 24 (9.34%) Problem-Solving
18 23 (8.95%) SQL
18 23 (8.95%) Web Services
19 22 (8.56%) Back Office
20 20 (7.78%) SAP XI
20 20 (7.78%) Migration
20 20 (7.78%) SuccessFactors
21 19 (7.39%) Test Scripting

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 36 (14.01%) NetWeaver
2 24 (9.34%) SAP Portal
3 14 (5.45%) Confluence
4 11 (4.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (3.11%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.56%) SAP EP
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 9 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.39%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 33 (12.84%) SAP S/4HANA
2 18 (7.00%) SAP ERP
3 17 (6.61%) SAP FI
4 16 (6.23%) SAP CRM
5 15 (5.84%) SAP CO
5 15 (5.84%) SAP FI/CO
6 14 (5.45%) SAP PP
7 10 (3.89%) SAP PS
8 8 (3.11%) SAP MM
9 7 (2.72%) SAP IS-U
9 7 (2.72%) SAP SD
10 6 (2.33%) SAP BPC
10 6 (2.33%) SAP EWM
10 6 (2.33%) SAP HR
11 5 (1.95%) HFM
11 5 (1.95%) Maximo
12 4 (1.56%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
12 4 (1.56%) SAP POS DM
12 4 (1.56%) SAP PSCD
12 4 (1.56%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.78%) SuccessFactors
2 16 (6.23%) Boomi
3 1 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.78%) FTP
2 1 (0.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.01%) SAP BW
2 31 (12.06%) SAP HANA
3 19 (7.39%) BusinessObjects
4 16 (6.23%) SQL Server
5 9 (3.50%) SAP Data Services
6 6 (2.33%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 5 (1.95%) Lumira
8 4 (1.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.78%) DB2
9 2 (0.78%) OLAP
9 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.78%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.39%) BODI
10 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.39%) DataStage
10 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.39%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 14 (5.45%) JIRA
2 5 (1.95%) Eclipse
2 5 (1.95%) LSMW
3 4 (1.56%) NWDI
3 4 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.39%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.39%) FrontPage
4 1 (0.39%) Hudson
4 1 (0.39%) Introscope
4 1 (0.39%) NWDS
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 32 (12.45%) Finance
2 22 (8.56%) Back Office
3 15 (5.84%) Manufacturing
4 10 (3.89%) Legal
5 8 (3.11%) Aerospace
5 8 (3.11%) Banking
6 7 (2.72%) Retail
7 4 (1.56%) German Language
8 3 (1.17%) Billing
8 3 (1.17%) French Language
9 2 (0.78%) Automotive
9 2 (0.78%) Marketing
9 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.39%) Local Government
10 1 (0.39%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 101 (39.30%) Consultant
2 94 (36.58%) SAP Consultant
3 90 (35.02%) Developer
4 82 (31.91%) SAP Developer
5 63 (24.51%) ABAP Developer
6 29 (11.28%) Architect
7 22 (8.56%) SAP Architect
8 17 (6.61%) Technical Architect
9 16 (6.23%) ABAP Consultant
10 14 (5.45%) SAP Technical Architect
11 11 (4.28%) SAP PI Consultant
12 10 (3.89%) Integration Architect
12 10 (3.89%) SAP PS Consultant
13 9 (3.50%) SAP CS Consultant
13 9 (3.50%) Senior Consultant
13 9 (3.50%) Senior SAP Consultant
14 8 (3.11%) SAP PP Consultant
15 7 (2.72%) SAP BW Consultant
15 7 (2.72%) SAP CO Consultant
15 7 (2.72%) SAP QM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (21.01%) SAP PI
2 44 (17.12%) SAP Fiori
3 37 (14.40%) IDoc
4 30 (11.67%) Web Dynpro
5 29 (11.28%) SAPUI5
6 23 (8.95%) Web Services
7 20 (7.78%) SAP XI
8 19 (7.39%) BAPI
9 14 (5.45%) Middleware
10 12 (4.67%) SAP Smart Forms
11 10 (3.89%) SAP ALE
11 10 (3.89%) XSLT
12 8 (3.11%) WebSphere MQ
13 7 (2.72%) EDI
13 7 (2.72%) RESTful
13 7 (2.72%) SOAP
13 7 (2.72%) XML
14 6 (2.33%) J2EE
14 6 (2.33%) SAP Basis
15 4 (1.56%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.67%) User Experience
3 10 (3.89%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.17%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.78%) Clustering
8 2 (0.78%) CMDB
8 2 (0.78%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.78%) Replication
9 1 (0.39%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.39%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.39%) PMI
9 1 (0.39%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.61%) Windows
2 11 (4.28%) Linux
3 9 (3.50%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.11%) Unix
5 7 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (20.62%) CRM
2 41 (15.95%) OO
3 38 (14.79%) ERP
4 28 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (10.89%) Workflow
5 26 (10.12%) Configuration Management
6 24 (9.34%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (7.78%) Migration
8 19 (7.39%) OOP
8 19 (7.39%) Test Scripting
8 19 (7.39%) Unit Testing
8 19 (7.39%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (6.61%) Data Migration
9 17 (6.61%) Problem Management
10 16 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (6.23%) Waterfall
11 15 (5.84%) Data Modelling
11 15 (5.84%) Technical Architecture
12 13 (5.06%) ITIL
13 12 (4.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 43 (16.73%) Java
2 23 (8.95%) SQL
3 12 (4.67%) SAPscript
4 2 (0.78%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.39%) Python
5 1 (0.39%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (10.89%) Security Cleared
2 26 (10.12%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.67%) Degree
4 3 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.17%) CCA
5 2 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.78%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.39%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) ISEB
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.50%) IFRS
2 8 (3.11%) SLA
3 6 (2.33%) PMO
4 5 (1.95%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.56%) QA
6 1 (0.39%) GAMP
System Software
1 7 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
1 7 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (2.72%) vSphere
2 6 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (2.72%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.95%) HP ALM
2 5 (1.95%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.56%) MOM
4 2 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.39%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 249 (96.89%) SAP
2 29 (11.28%) Adobe
3 17 (6.61%) Ariba
3 17 (6.61%) Oracle
4 13 (5.06%) Dell
5 9 (3.50%) CA
5 9 (3.50%) webMethods
6 8 (3.11%) IBM
6 8 (3.11%) Microsoft
6 8 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (2.72%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.72%) Sun
7 7 (2.72%) VMware
8 6 (2.33%) Hyperion
8 6 (2.33%) Remedy
9 5 (1.95%) HP
9 5 (1.95%) hybris
10 2 (0.78%) Informatica
10 2 (0.78%) Pegasus
10 2 (0.78%) Tableau