Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 2018 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 598 550 582
Rank change year-on-year -48 +32 -71
Contract jobs citing ABAP 287 322 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.34% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.68% 0.82% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 174 144
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.98% -1.94%
10th Percentile £363 £357 £350
90th Percentile £610 £575 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £443
% change year-on-year +17.65% -3.95% -3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +11.11% +1.12%
10th Percentile £56.25 £47.50 £36.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £50.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +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 42,344 39,052 41,562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.07% 40.73% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,753 26,878 28,284
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £310 £290 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 769 867 1,049
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £16.84 £15.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.88 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%

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 24 February 2018.

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 15 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 24 February 2018. 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 -33 270 £500 +11.11% 31
UK excluding London +32 183 £500 +17.65% 30
London -47 72 £500 +8.11% 2
Midlands +35 67 £515 +21.18% 12
South East -13 56 £488 +14.71% 6
North of England +49 41 £523 +1.95% 7
West Midlands +21 33 £550 +22.22% 6
East Midlands +8 27 £540 +27.06% 6
North West +35 25 £550 +4.76% 5
Yorkshire +7 15 £475 -9.52% 2
South West +1 8 £450 +5.88%
Wales +3 5 £436 +16.33% 2
Scotland -8 4 £550 +60.58%
East of England -28 3 £625 +31.58% 3
North East +59 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, 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.

1 278 (96.86%) SAP
2 38 (13.24%) Stakeholder Management
2 38 (13.24%) SAP HANA
3 34 (11.85%) ERP
4 30 (10.45%) Finance
4 30 (10.45%) Security Cleared
5 28 (9.76%) SAP BW
6 27 (9.41%) SAP PI
6 27 (9.41%) Billing
6 27 (9.41%) SAP S/4HANA
7 25 (8.71%) Logistics
7 25 (8.71%) SC Cleared
7 25 (8.71%) SAP IS-U
8 24 (8.36%) SAP MM
8 24 (8.36%) Data Modelling
8 24 (8.36%) SAP Smart Forms
9 23 (8.01%) SAP SD
9 23 (8.01%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (8.01%) Business Process Mapping
10 20 (6.97%) SAP Fiori
11 19 (6.62%) IDoc
11 19 (6.62%) LSMW
11 19 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (6.62%) SAP ERP
12 18 (6.27%) Migration
13 17 (5.92%) Workflow
13 17 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (5.92%) Smart Meter
14 16 (5.57%) SuccessFactors
14 16 (5.57%) NetWeaver

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 (5.57%) NetWeaver
2 12 (4.18%) SAP Portal
3 3 (1.05%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.35%) SAP EP
Applications
1 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.35%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.35%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 27 (9.41%) SAP S/4HANA
2 25 (8.71%) SAP IS-U
3 24 (8.36%) SAP MM
4 23 (8.01%) SAP SD
5 19 (6.62%) SAP ERP
6 14 (4.88%) SAP FI
7 13 (4.53%) SAP CO
7 13 (4.53%) SAP FI/CO
8 9 (3.14%) SAP FSCM
9 8 (2.79%) SAP WM
10 6 (2.09%) SAP EWM
10 6 (2.09%) SAP Payroll
10 6 (2.09%) SAP Retail
10 6 (2.09%) SAP SCM
11 5 (1.74%) SAP HCM
11 5 (1.74%) SAP Hybris
11 5 (1.74%) SAP PM
11 5 (1.74%) SAP PP
11 5 (1.74%) SAP Travel Management
12 4 (1.39%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.57%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (1.74%) Boomi
3 4 (1.39%) PaaS
3 4 (1.39%) SaaS
4 2 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.74%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.24%) SAP HANA
2 28 (9.76%) SAP BW
3 13 (4.53%) SAP Data Services
4 11 (3.83%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (2.79%) SQL Server
6 6 (2.09%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.39%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 3 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.05%) Sybase ASE
10 2 (0.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 2 (0.70%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (6.62%) LSMW
2 2 (0.70%) JIRA
3 1 (0.35%) Introscope
3 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 30 (10.45%) Finance
2 27 (9.41%) Billing
3 10 (3.48%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.79%) Banking
5 6 (2.09%) Aerospace
5 6 (2.09%) Retail
6 5 (1.74%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.39%) Legal
8 3 (1.05%) Automotive
8 3 (1.05%) French Language
8 3 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.70%) Back Office
10 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.35%) German Language
10 1 (0.35%) Marketing
10 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 133 (46.34%) Consultant
2 124 (43.21%) SAP Consultant
3 89 (31.01%) Developer
4 80 (27.87%) SAP Developer
5 61 (21.25%) ABAP Developer
6 22 (7.67%) ABAP Consultant
7 19 (6.62%) Functional Consultant
7 19 (6.62%) SAP Functional Consultant
8 18 (6.27%) Architect
9 14 (4.88%) SAP MM Consultant
9 14 (4.88%) SAP SD Consultant
10 13 (4.53%) SAP Architect
10 13 (4.53%) SAP BW Consultant
11 10 (3.48%) SAP ISU Consultant
11 10 (3.48%) Support Consultant
12 9 (3.14%) SAP PI Consultant
12 9 (3.14%) SAP Support
12 9 (3.14%) SAP Support Consultant
13 7 (2.44%) SAP FI Consultant
14 6 (2.09%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.41%) SAP PI
2 24 (8.36%) SAP Smart Forms
3 20 (6.97%) SAP Fiori
4 19 (6.62%) IDoc
5 12 (4.18%) SAP Basis
5 12 (4.18%) Web Dynpro
6 11 (3.83%) BAPI
7 9 (3.14%) SAP ALE
7 9 (3.14%) SAPUI5
7 9 (3.14%) XML
8 7 (2.44%) SAP XI
8 7 (2.44%) Web Services
9 5 (1.74%) EDI
10 4 (1.39%) Middleware
10 4 (1.39%) REST
10 4 (1.39%) SAP Business Workflow
10 4 (1.39%) SAP TM
11 3 (1.05%) HTML5
11 3 (1.05%) J2EE
11 3 (1.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (5.92%) Smart Meter
2 6 (2.09%) NHS
3 5 (1.74%) FMCG
4 4 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.70%) LIMS
5 2 (0.70%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.70%) PMI
5 2 (0.70%) Replication
5 2 (0.70%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.35%) Clustering
6 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.35%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.35%) HACMP
6 1 (0.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.39%) Windows
2 3 (1.05%) Linux
3 2 (0.70%) Unix
3 2 (0.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (13.24%) Stakeholder Management
2 34 (11.85%) ERP
3 25 (8.71%) Logistics
4 24 (8.36%) Data Modelling
5 23 (8.01%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (8.01%) Business Process Mapping
6 19 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (6.27%) Migration
8 17 (5.92%) Workflow
9 12 (4.18%) Test Scripting
10 11 (3.83%) OO
10 11 (3.83%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (3.48%) Project Management
12 9 (3.14%) Data Migration
12 9 (3.14%) PRINCE2
12 9 (3.14%) Supply Chain Management
13 7 (2.44%) Analytics
13 7 (2.44%) CRM
13 7 (2.44%) Technical Architecture
13 7 (2.44%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.88%) SQL
2 13 (4.53%) Java
3 3 (1.05%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.05%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.35%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 30 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.71%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.18%) Degree
4 5 (1.74%) SAP Certification
5 3 (1.05%) ISEB
6 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.70%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.09%) QA
2 3 (1.05%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.05%) GAMP
2 3 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.35%) CA Wily
1 1 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (0.35%) HP ALM
1 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 278 (96.86%) SAP
2 15 (5.23%) Oracle
3 9 (3.14%) hybris
4 5 (1.74%) Ariba
4 5 (1.74%) Tableau
5 4 (1.39%) Concur
5 4 (1.39%) Kronos
5 4 (1.39%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.39%) MuleSoft
5 4 (1.39%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.05%) Adobe
6 3 (1.05%) Dell
6 3 (1.05%) Sybase
7 2 (0.70%) Capita
7 2 (0.70%) Cognos
7 2 (0.70%) OpenText
7 2 (0.70%) Remedy
7 2 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.35%) HP
8 1 (0.35%) IBM