Period
to 25 May 2020

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 25 May 2020 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
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 499 617 605
Rank change year-on-year +118 -12 -52
Contract jobs citing ABAP 127 250 309
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.27% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.65% 0.64% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 108 143
Median daily rate £500 £471 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.05% -0.75% +3.26%
10th Percentile £413 £355 £388
90th Percentile £663 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £466 £486
% change year-on-year -3.49% -4.11% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £56.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% -2.61% -11.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year - -4.35% +15.00%

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 19,542 39,296 43,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.88% 42.87% 43.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,152 27,219 30,568
Median daily rate £488 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +7.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 681 793
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -3.61%
10th Percentile £18.25 £18.00 £16.89
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -19.54% +8.75% -3.03%

ABAP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ABAP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ABAP.

Daily rate trend for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ABAP over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ABAP.

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 25 May 2020. 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 +167 115 £500 +7.53% 10
UK excluding London +90 75 £450 -3.49% 9
South East +92 37 £470 +4.44% 4
London +164 35 £525 +10.53% 1
Midlands +67 16 £463 -2.63%
Work from Home +11 11 £450 - 1
North of England +85 9 £444 -5.16% 4
West Midlands +59 8 £450 +5.88%
East Midlands +47 8 £613 +11.36%
South West +52 6 £419 - 1
North West +52 6 £450 -3.53% 3
Wales +32 4 £613 -15.52%
Yorkshire +61 3 £356 -28.75% 1
East of England +54 3 £600 +39.53%

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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.

1 127 (100.00%) SAP
2 35 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (26.77%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (20.47%) SAP PI
5 25 (19.69%) SAP BW
6 23 (18.11%) BusinessObjects
6 23 (18.11%) Data Modelling
6 23 (18.11%) Finance
6 23 (18.11%) JIRA
7 22 (17.32%) SAP HANA
7 22 (17.32%) SAP Fiori
8 21 (16.54%) Workflow
8 21 (16.54%) Java
9 20 (15.75%) NetWeaver
10 19 (14.96%) ERP
10 19 (14.96%) CRM
11 18 (14.17%) SAP S/4HANA
12 16 (12.60%) OO
13 15 (11.81%) Migration
13 15 (11.81%) Scrum
13 15 (11.81%) SAP Basis
13 15 (11.81%) SQL
14 14 (11.02%) Problem Management
14 14 (11.02%) Technical Architecture
14 14 (11.02%) Test Strategy
14 14 (11.02%) Confluence
14 14 (11.02%) Web Dynpro
14 14 (11.02%) Configuration Management
15 13 (10.24%) SAPUI5
16 12 (9.45%) 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 20 (15.75%) NetWeaver
2 14 (11.02%) Confluence
3 11 (8.66%) SAP Portal
4 5 (3.94%) CMS
4 5 (3.94%) SAP EP
5 2 (1.57%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (14.17%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (8.66%) SAP PSCD
3 7 (5.51%) SAP ERP
4 6 (4.72%) SAP CRM
5 5 (3.94%) SAP BPC
6 4 (3.15%) SAP CO
6 4 (3.15%) SAP FI
6 4 (3.15%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (3.15%) SAP HR
6 4 (3.15%) SAP MDG
7 3 (2.36%) SAP MDM
7 3 (2.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (2.36%) SAP SD
8 2 (1.57%) SAP PM
8 2 (1.57%) SAP PP
9 1 (0.79%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.79%) SAP CCM
9 1 (0.79%) SAP FS
9 1 (0.79%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.79%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.94%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (3.15%) Azure
3 3 (2.36%) GCP
3 3 (2.36%) Power Platform
4 1 (0.79%) Boomi
4 1 (0.79%) IaaS
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle CX
4 1 (0.79%) PaaS
4 1 (0.79%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (0.79%) SAP Leonardo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.51%) FTP
2 6 (4.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.69%) SAP BW
2 23 (18.11%) BusinessObjects
3 22 (17.32%) SAP HANA
4 10 (7.87%) SQL Server
5 7 (5.51%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 7 (5.51%) Lumira
5 7 (5.51%) SAP Data Services
6 6 (4.72%) OLAP
7 5 (3.94%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 4 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.36%) BigQuery
9 3 (2.36%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.36%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.36%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.36%) Power BI
9 3 (2.36%) Redis
9 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.57%) DB2
10 2 (1.57%) Oracle OLAP
11 1 (0.79%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 23 (18.11%) JIRA
2 9 (7.09%) LSMW
3 8 (6.30%) Eclipse
4 6 (4.72%) NWDS
General
1 23 (18.11%) Finance
2 5 (3.94%) German Language
2 5 (3.94%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.15%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.36%) Billing
4 3 (2.36%) Retail
5 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.79%) Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.79%) French Language
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (40.94%) Developer
2 46 (36.22%) SAP Developer
3 34 (26.77%) Consultant
4 32 (25.20%) SAP Consultant
5 31 (24.41%) ABAP Developer
6 16 (12.60%) Architect
7 15 (11.81%) SAP Architect
8 9 (7.09%) SAP PI Developer
9 8 (6.30%) SAP Technical Architect
9 8 (6.30%) Technical Architect
10 6 (4.72%) Scrum Master
11 5 (3.94%) ABAP Consultant
11 5 (3.94%) Data Engineer
11 5 (3.94%) SAP S/4HANA Architect
11 5 (3.94%) SAPUI5 Developer
12 4 (3.15%) Business Intelligence Consultant
12 4 (3.15%) SAP BPC Consultant
12 4 (3.15%) SAP Engineer
12 4 (3.15%) Technical Specialist
13 3 (2.36%) Data Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (20.47%) SAP PI
2 22 (17.32%) SAP Fiori
3 15 (11.81%) SAP Basis
4 14 (11.02%) Web Dynpro
5 13 (10.24%) SAPUI5
6 9 (7.09%) SAP XI
7 8 (6.30%) BAPI
7 8 (6.30%) IDoc
7 8 (6.30%) SOAP
7 8 (6.30%) XSLT
8 7 (5.51%) SAP ALE
8 7 (5.51%) XML
9 6 (4.72%) JSON
9 6 (4.72%) REST
9 6 (4.72%) XSD
10 5 (3.94%) SAP Smart Forms
11 4 (3.15%) XML Schema
12 3 (2.36%) Natural Language Processing
12 3 (2.36%) NumPy
12 3 (2.36%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.30%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.72%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.72%) W3C
4 5 (3.94%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.36%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Cloud
5 3 (2.36%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.79%) BBC
7 1 (0.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.36%) Solaris
1 3 (2.36%) Unix
2 2 (1.57%) Linux
3 1 (0.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (26.77%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (18.11%) Data Modelling
4 21 (16.54%) Workflow
5 19 (14.96%) CRM
5 19 (14.96%) ERP
6 16 (12.60%) OO
7 15 (11.81%) Migration
7 15 (11.81%) Scrum
8 14 (11.02%) Configuration Management
8 14 (11.02%) Problem Management
8 14 (11.02%) Technical Architecture
8 14 (11.02%) Test Strategy
9 11 (8.66%) Analytics
10 10 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (7.87%) Risk Management
11 9 (7.09%) Integration Testing
11 9 (7.09%) ITIL
11 9 (7.09%) Process Improvement
11 9 (7.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.54%) Java
2 15 (11.81%) SQL
3 7 (5.51%) C
4 5 (3.94%) VBA
5 4 (3.15%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.15%) R
5 4 (3.15%) SAPscript
6 3 (2.36%) MATLAB
6 3 (2.36%) Python
7 1 (0.79%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 8 (6.30%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.51%) SAP Certification
3 6 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.94%) Degree
5 4 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.57%) CCA
6 2 (1.57%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.57%) PMP
7 1 (0.79%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.30%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.57%) IFRS
2 2 (1.57%) SLA
3 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.79%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (4.72%) NFS
Vendors
1 127 (100.00%) SAP
2 12 (9.45%) Adobe
3 11 (8.66%) Ariba
4 9 (7.09%) Oracle
5 8 (6.30%) webMethods
6 6 (4.72%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (3.94%) ServiceNow
8 4 (3.15%) Microsoft
9 3 (2.36%) Google
9 3 (2.36%) Informatica
10 2 (1.57%) hybris
10 2 (1.57%) Workday
11 1 (0.79%) Birst
11 1 (0.79%) Infor
11 1 (0.79%) OpenText
11 1 (0.79%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 1 (0.79%) Siebel