Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 526 638 605
Rank change year-on-year +112 -33 -68
Contract jobs citing ABAP 228 249 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.77% 0.56% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 123 163
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £410 £350 £363
90th Percentile £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £493 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +9.44% -10.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £70.00 £75.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 - -

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 29,539 44,186 42,376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.79% 44.34% 42.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,241 31,013 29,861
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £308
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 591 688 769
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.19 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.73% +5.48% -
10th Percentile £17.21 £17.00 £16.48
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.25 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 January 2020.

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 23 January 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 +112 207 £500 +11.11% 23
UK excluding London +88 153 £493 +9.44% 20
South East +58 89 £481 +11.92% 5
London +113 47 £500 - 4
North of England +41 30 £500 +14.94% 7
North West +17 15 £500 +15.61% 5
Yorkshire +60 14 £500 - 2
Midlands +39 14 £593 +23.22% 6
East Midlands +34 10 £593 +18.60% 5
Wales +32 8 £490 -20.65%
East of England +29 6 £700 +36.59%
South West +23 5 £425 - 1
West Midlands +45 4 - - 1
Scotland +23 1 - - 1
North East +12 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 227 (99.56%) SAP
2 68 (29.82%) SAP Fiori
3 51 (22.37%) SAPUI5
4 45 (19.74%) SAP HANA
5 42 (18.42%) SAP BW
5 42 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (17.11%) OO
6 39 (17.11%) SAP S/4HANA
7 38 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
8 36 (15.79%) Workflow
8 36 (15.79%) Finance
9 32 (14.04%) SAP PI
10 31 (13.60%) Data Modelling
11 30 (13.16%) Security Cleared
12 28 (12.28%) Unit Testing
12 28 (12.28%) JIRA
12 28 (12.28%) CRM
13 26 (11.40%) Web Dynpro
14 24 (10.53%) Adobe
14 24 (10.53%) SC Cleared
14 24 (10.53%) SAP Portal
15 23 (10.09%) User Acceptance Testing
16 22 (9.65%) Migration
17 21 (9.21%) Technical Architecture
18 20 (8.77%) Confluence
18 20 (8.77%) BAPI
18 20 (8.77%) BusinessObjects
18 20 (8.77%) Ariba
18 20 (8.77%) ERP
18 20 (8.77%) 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 24 (10.53%) SAP Portal
2 20 (8.77%) Confluence
2 20 (8.77%) NetWeaver
3 10 (4.39%) SAP EP
4 3 (1.32%) CMS
5 2 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 39 (17.11%) SAP S/4HANA
2 14 (6.14%) SAP FI
3 12 (5.26%) SAP PSCD
4 11 (4.82%) SAP CO
4 11 (4.82%) SAP CRM
4 11 (4.82%) SAP FI/CO
5 9 (3.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (3.51%) SAP BPC
7 6 (2.63%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 6 (2.63%) SAP MDG
8 5 (2.19%) SAP ERP
9 4 (1.75%) SAP HR
9 4 (1.75%) SAP IBP
9 4 (1.75%) SAP Payroll
10 3 (1.32%) SAP MM
10 3 (1.32%) SAP SD
11 2 (0.88%) SAP Bank Analyzer
11 2 (0.88%) SAP MDM
11 2 (0.88%) SAP Retail
12 1 (0.44%) SAP LE
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.58%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (1.75%) IaaS
2 4 (1.75%) PaaS
2 4 (1.75%) Power Platform
3 3 (1.32%) GCP
4 2 (0.88%) Azure
5 1 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.44%) FTP
1 1 (0.44%) HTTP
1 1 (0.44%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (19.74%) SAP HANA
2 42 (18.42%) SAP BW
3 20 (8.77%) BusinessObjects
4 19 (8.33%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 8 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.51%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.19%) BusinessObjects XI
6 5 (2.19%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.19%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.19%) SQL Server
7 4 (1.75%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 4 (1.75%) Power BI
8 3 (1.32%) BigQuery
8 3 (1.32%) Lumira
8 3 (1.32%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.32%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.32%) Redis
8 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.88%) MaxDB
9 2 (0.88%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 28 (12.28%) JIRA
2 15 (6.58%) LSMW
3 2 (0.88%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (15.79%) Finance
2 5 (2.19%) Banking
2 5 (2.19%) Public Sector
3 4 (1.75%) Aerospace
3 4 (1.75%) German Language
3 4 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.75%) Retail
4 2 (0.88%) Billing
5 1 (0.44%) Advertising
5 1 (0.44%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.44%) French Language
5 1 (0.44%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.44%) Police
5 1 (0.44%) Publishing
5 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 84 (36.84%) Developer
2 71 (31.14%) SAP Developer
3 69 (30.26%) Consultant
4 68 (29.82%) SAP Consultant
5 48 (21.05%) ABAP Developer
6 27 (11.84%) Architect
7 24 (10.53%) SAP Architect
8 16 (7.02%) ABAP Consultant
8 16 (7.02%) SAP BW Developer
8 16 (7.02%) Technical Architect
9 15 (6.58%) SAP Technical Architect
9 15 (6.58%) SAPUI5 Developer
10 10 (4.39%) Designer
10 10 (4.39%) Digital Designer
10 10 (4.39%) Solutions Designer
11 7 (3.07%) Data Consultant
11 7 (3.07%) Lead Architect
11 7 (3.07%) SAP BW Consultant
11 7 (3.07%) SAP Data Consultant
12 6 (2.63%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (29.82%) SAP Fiori
2 51 (22.37%) SAPUI5
3 32 (14.04%) SAP PI
4 26 (11.40%) Web Dynpro
5 20 (8.77%) BAPI
6 17 (7.46%) SAP Basis
7 16 (7.02%) IDoc
8 12 (5.26%) Web Services
9 10 (4.39%) SAP XI
10 8 (3.51%) SAP ALE
10 8 (3.51%) SAP Smart Forms
11 6 (2.63%) SAP Business Workflow
12 5 (2.19%) EDI
12 5 (2.19%) jQuery
13 3 (1.32%) LESS
13 3 (1.32%) Natural Language Processing
13 3 (1.32%) NumPy
13 3 (1.32%) SOAP
13 3 (1.32%) TensorFlow
13 3 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.19%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.75%) Algorithms
4 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (0.88%) User Experience
4 2 (0.88%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.44%) CMDB
5 1 (0.44%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.44%) FMCG
5 1 (0.44%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.44%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.07%) Linux
1 7 (3.07%) Unix
2 6 (2.63%) Windows
3 4 (1.75%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (17.11%) OO
3 38 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 36 (15.79%) Workflow
5 31 (13.60%) Data Modelling
6 28 (12.28%) CRM
6 28 (12.28%) Unit Testing
7 23 (10.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (9.65%) Migration
9 21 (9.21%) Technical Architecture
10 20 (8.77%) ERP
11 18 (7.89%) System Integration Testing
12 17 (7.46%) Configuration Management
12 17 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (7.46%) Scrum
13 16 (7.02%) Problem Management
13 16 (7.02%) SAP Implementation
14 15 (6.58%) Integration Testing
14 15 (6.58%) Waterfall
15 14 (6.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.89%) Java
2 16 (7.02%) JavaScript
3 13 (5.70%) SQL
4 6 (2.63%) SAPscript
5 4 (1.75%) C
6 3 (1.32%) MATLAB
6 3 (1.32%) Python
6 3 (1.32%) R
7 2 (0.88%) VBA
8 1 (0.44%) Groovy
8 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 24 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.51%) Degree
4 2 (0.88%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.51%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.63%) SLA
3 2 (0.88%) GDPR
4 1 (0.44%) GxP
4 1 (0.44%) RosettaNet
4 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.44%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.88%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.44%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 227 (99.56%) SAP
2 24 (10.53%) Adobe
3 20 (8.77%) Ariba
4 16 (7.02%) webMethods
5 13 (5.70%) Oracle
6 9 (3.95%) OpenText
7 5 (2.19%) Microsoft
7 5 (2.19%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.32%) Google
9 3 (1.32%) hybris
9 3 (1.32%) Veritas
10 2 (0.88%) HP
10 2 (0.88%) Informatica
10 2 (0.88%) Sybase
11 1 (0.44%) CA
11 1 (0.44%) Concur
11 1 (0.44%) Manugistics
11 1 (0.44%) Palantir
11 1 (0.44%) Talend