Period
to 19 May 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 19 May 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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 586 610 530
Rank change year-on-year +24 -80 +67
Contract jobs citing ABAP 261 307 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.30% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.67% 0.70% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 142 172
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £365 £388 £350
90th Percentile £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £485 £450
% change year-on-year -2.06% +7.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 2
UK median hourly rate £56.00 £57.50 £65.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.61% -11.88% +17.30%
10th Percentile £52.50 £56.25 £50.78
90th Percentile £100.00 £58.75 £77.93
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 39,015 43,679 37,518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.88% 43.01% 41.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,088 30,527 25,714
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +1.19%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £388
% change year-on-year +5.59% +3.87% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 786 816
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +7.79%
10th Percentile £18.00 £17.06 £16.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £55.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +8.75% -2.44% +6.49%

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 19 May 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 19 May 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 19 May 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 -13 197 £475 -0.63% 12
UK excluding London -1 178 £475 -2.06% 10
South East +31 69 £450 -7.02% 4
London +27 46 £488 +2.63% 4
Midlands +8 33 £481 +1.32% 1
Northern Ireland - 30 £550 -
West Midlands +5 18 £425 -15.00% 1
North of England -27 15 £465 -3.13% 1
East Midlands +19 14 £518 +6.70%
East of England +17 12 £500 -20.00% 2
Scotland +22 9 £445 -6.32% 1
North West -5 8 £465 -15.45% 1
Wales -2 7 £725 +49.87% 1
Yorkshire -1 5 £500 +3.09%
South West -25 3 - - 1
North East +7 2 £381 -15.28%

For the 6 months to 19 May 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.

1 258 (98.85%) SAP
2 48 (18.39%) Finance
3 43 (16.48%) SAP S/4HANA
4 41 (15.71%) OO
5 39 (14.94%) SAP BW
6 36 (13.79%) SAP Fiori
7 34 (13.03%) SAP PI
8 32 (12.26%) CRM
8 32 (12.26%) BAPI
9 31 (11.88%) ERP
10 30 (11.49%) SAP HANA
11 29 (11.11%) IDoc
12 26 (9.96%) NetWeaver
13 25 (9.58%) Manufacturing
14 24 (9.20%) SAP Smart Forms
14 24 (9.20%) Adobe
14 24 (9.20%) Web Services
14 24 (9.20%) Java
14 24 (9.20%) SAPUI5
15 23 (8.81%) Logistics
16 22 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
16 22 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
16 22 (8.43%) BusinessObjects
16 22 (8.43%) Web Dynpro
17 21 (8.05%) SAP FI
17 21 (8.05%) SAPscript
17 21 (8.05%) Security Cleared
18 19 (7.28%) OOP
19 18 (6.90%) Back Office
19 18 (6.90%) 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 26 (9.96%) NetWeaver
2 12 (4.60%) SAP Portal
3 8 (3.07%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.68%) Confluence
4 7 (2.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.38%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.38%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 43 (16.48%) SAP S/4HANA
2 21 (8.05%) SAP FI
3 17 (6.51%) SAP CO
3 17 (6.51%) SAP FI/CO
3 17 (6.51%) SAP MM
4 10 (3.83%) SAP WM
5 9 (3.45%) SAP ERP
5 9 (3.45%) SAP HR
5 9 (3.45%) SAP PP
6 8 (3.07%) SAP BPC
7 7 (2.68%) SAP CRM
7 7 (2.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (2.30%) SAP IS-U
8 6 (2.30%) SAP PS
8 6 (2.30%) SAP SD
9 5 (1.92%) HFM
9 5 (1.92%) Maximo
9 5 (1.92%) SAP QM
10 4 (1.53%) SAP POS DM
11 3 (1.15%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.98%) SuccessFactors
2 10 (3.83%) Boomi
3 1 (0.38%) GitHub
3 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.38%) FTP
1 1 (0.38%) HTTP
1 1 (0.38%) Internet
1 1 (0.38%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.94%) SAP BW
2 30 (11.49%) SAP HANA
3 22 (8.43%) BusinessObjects
4 14 (5.36%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 9 (3.45%) SQL Server
6 6 (2.30%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (1.53%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.77%) DB2
9 2 (0.77%) Lumira
9 2 (0.77%) OLAP
9 2 (0.77%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (0.77%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.38%) PowerMart
10 1 (0.38%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (3.83%) LSMW
2 7 (2.68%) JIRA
3 5 (1.92%) Eclipse
4 4 (1.53%) eCATT
4 4 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.38%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.38%) FrontPage
5 1 (0.38%) Introscope
5 1 (0.38%) NWDS
5 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 48 (18.39%) Finance
2 25 (9.58%) Manufacturing
3 18 (6.90%) Back Office
4 8 (3.07%) Retail
5 7 (2.68%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.92%) Legal
7 4 (1.53%) Banking
7 4 (1.53%) Billing
8 3 (1.15%) French Language
8 3 (1.15%) German Language
8 3 (1.15%) Marketing
9 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.38%) Automotive
10 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.38%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.38%) Local Government
10 1 (0.38%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 100 (38.31%) Consultant
2 96 (36.78%) SAP Consultant
3 94 (36.02%) Developer
4 86 (32.95%) SAP Developer
5 72 (27.59%) ABAP Developer
6 22 (8.43%) Architect
7 15 (5.75%) SAP Architect
8 14 (5.36%) ABAP Consultant
9 13 (4.98%) SAP CO Consultant
10 12 (4.60%) Technical Architect
11 11 (4.21%) Integration Architect
12 10 (3.83%) Senior Consultant
12 10 (3.83%) Senior SAP Consultant
13 9 (3.45%) SAP Technical Architect
13 9 (3.45%) SAP WM Consultant
14 8 (3.07%) SAP BW Consultant
14 8 (3.07%) SAP Manager
14 8 (3.07%) SAP MM Consultant
14 8 (3.07%) SAP PI Consultant
14 8 (3.07%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.79%) SAP Fiori
2 34 (13.03%) SAP PI
3 32 (12.26%) BAPI
4 29 (11.11%) IDoc
5 24 (9.20%) SAP Smart Forms
5 24 (9.20%) SAPUI5
5 24 (9.20%) Web Services
6 22 (8.43%) Web Dynpro
7 16 (6.13%) SAP XI
8 14 (5.36%) SAP ALE
9 11 (4.21%) Middleware
10 10 (3.83%) SOAP
11 9 (3.45%) RESTful
12 8 (3.07%) WebSphere MQ
13 6 (2.30%) EDI
14 5 (1.92%) SAP Basis
14 5 (1.92%) XSLT
15 4 (1.53%) HTML
15 4 (1.53%) JDBC
16 3 (1.15%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.68%) Management Information System
2 7 (2.68%) User Experience
3 6 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (1.53%) Learning Management System
5 2 (0.77%) Clustering
5 2 (0.77%) CMDB
6 1 (0.38%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.38%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.38%) iSeries
6 1 (0.38%) Life Science
6 1 (0.38%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.38%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.38%) Replication
6 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.51%) Windows
2 10 (3.83%) Linux
2 10 (3.83%) Windows Server
3 9 (3.45%) Unix
4 7 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (2.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (15.71%) OO
2 32 (12.26%) CRM
3 31 (11.88%) ERP
4 23 (8.81%) Logistics
5 22 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (7.28%) OOP
7 18 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (6.51%) Business Analysis
9 16 (6.13%) Migration
9 16 (6.13%) Workflow
10 15 (5.75%) Unit Testing
11 14 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (4.98%) ITIL
13 12 (4.60%) Change Management
13 12 (4.60%) Configuration Management
13 12 (4.60%) Data Modelling
14 11 (4.21%) Test Scripting
15 10 (3.83%) Performance Tuning
16 9 (3.45%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.20%) Java
2 21 (8.05%) SAPscript
3 17 (6.51%) SQL
4 4 (1.53%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.77%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 21 (8.05%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.51%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.36%) Degree
4 10 (3.83%) CCA
5 3 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.15%) SAP Certification
6 2 (0.77%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.92%) IFRS
1 5 (1.92%) QA
2 3 (1.15%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.15%) GxP
2 3 (1.15%) PMO
2 3 (1.15%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
1 7 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (2.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.30%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.77%) Control-M
2 2 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.38%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 258 (98.85%) SAP
2 24 (9.20%) Adobe
3 12 (4.60%) Oracle
4 10 (3.83%) Dell
5 9 (3.45%) Ariba
6 8 (3.07%) IBM
7 7 (2.68%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.68%) Sun
7 7 (2.68%) VMware
8 6 (2.30%) HP
8 6 (2.30%) hybris
8 6 (2.30%) Microsoft
9 5 (1.92%) Hyperion
9 5 (1.92%) webMethods
10 4 (1.53%) CA
11 2 (0.77%) Cadence
11 2 (0.77%) Informatica
11 2 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.77%) Tableau
12 1 (0.38%) ServiceNow