Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 536 628 603
Rank change year-on-year +92 -25 -21
Contract jobs citing ABAP 302 278 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.80% 0.61% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 119 148
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.06% +7.78%
10th Percentile £410 £375 £372
90th Percentile £632 £607 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £463 £500
% change year-on-year +8.11% -7.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £35.00 £60.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.71% -42.39% +59.34%
10th Percentile £58.90 £35.00 £43.13
90th Percentile £100.00 £35.00 £76.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +85.71% - -

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 37,576 45,823 41,042
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.09% 44.46% 41.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,035 32,203 28,282
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £305
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 726 782
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.25 £16.85 £15.79
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.57% +5.00% +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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +78 250 £500 +5.26% 35
UK excluding London +92 213 £500 +8.11% 31
South East +90 119 £475 +1.33% 6
London +57 55 £525 - 8
Midlands +37 29 £550 +20.22% 6
Northern Ireland - 28 £600 -
North of England -7 20 £484 +9.99% 8
West Midlands +32 16 £475 +3.83% 3
East Midlands +31 13 £583 +37.06% 3
Yorkshire +37 10 £500 +3.09% 2
North West -10 9 £468 +16.98% 5
Scotland +32 8 £471 -0.79% 1
East of England +21 3 £401 -27.05% 4
Wales +8 3 £725 +55.91% 3
South West -13 3 £475 - 3
North East +20 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 298 (98.68%) SAP
2 72 (23.84%) SAP BW
3 60 (19.87%) SAP Fiori
4 54 (17.88%) OO
5 51 (16.89%) Finance
6 48 (15.89%) BAPI
6 48 (15.89%) Business Intelligence
6 48 (15.89%) SAPUI5
7 47 (15.56%) SAP HANA
8 40 (13.25%) Security Cleared
9 38 (12.58%) SAP S/4HANA
10 34 (11.26%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 34 (11.26%) SAP Smart Forms
11 33 (10.93%) Web Dynpro
11 33 (10.93%) BusinessObjects
11 33 (10.93%) SC Cleared
12 32 (10.60%) Adobe
13 30 (9.93%) SAPscript
13 30 (9.93%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (9.60%) Data Modelling
15 28 (9.27%) Manufacturing
16 27 (8.94%) Web Services
16 27 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
17 26 (8.61%) OOP
18 25 (8.28%) Logistics
19 23 (7.62%) SAP PI
20 22 (7.28%) LSMW
21 21 (6.95%) SAP ALE
21 21 (6.95%) CRM
21 21 (6.95%) 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 16 (5.30%) SAP Portal
2 14 (4.64%) Confluence
2 14 (4.64%) NetWeaver
3 4 (1.32%) SAP EP
Applications
1 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 38 (12.58%) SAP S/4HANA
2 20 (6.62%) SAP FI
3 16 (5.30%) SAP MM
3 16 (5.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 16 (5.30%) SAP WM
4 15 (4.97%) SAP CO
4 15 (4.97%) SAP FI/CO
5 11 (3.64%) SAP HR
6 9 (2.98%) SAP PP
7 8 (2.65%) SAP ERP
7 8 (2.65%) SAP HCM
7 8 (2.65%) SAP PSCD
8 7 (2.32%) SAP SD
9 6 (1.99%) SAP CRM
9 6 (1.99%) SAP Payroll
10 5 (1.66%) SAP QM
11 3 (0.99%) OpenText VIM for SAP
11 3 (0.99%) SAP IS-U
11 3 (0.99%) SAP LE
12 2 (0.66%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.65%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (1.32%) IaaS
2 4 (1.32%) PaaS
3 2 (0.66%) Azure
4 1 (0.33%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.66%) HTTP
2 1 (0.33%) FTP
2 1 (0.33%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (23.84%) SAP BW
2 47 (15.56%) SAP HANA
3 34 (11.26%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 33 (10.93%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.98%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 6 (1.99%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.99%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.99%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.66%) BusinessObjects XI
8 5 (1.66%) Lumira
8 5 (1.66%) SAP Data Services
8 5 (1.66%) SQL Server
9 2 (0.66%) MaxDB
9 2 (0.66%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (0.33%) Big Data
10 1 (0.33%) Power BI
10 1 (0.33%) PowerMart
Development Applications
1 22 (7.28%) LSMW
2 14 (4.64%) JIRA
3 10 (3.31%) eCATT
4 5 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.33%) Eclipse
General
1 51 (16.89%) Finance
2 28 (9.27%) Manufacturing
3 10 (3.31%) Back Office
4 7 (2.32%) Banking
5 6 (1.99%) Public Sector
5 6 (1.99%) Retail
6 3 (0.99%) Police
7 2 (0.66%) Advertising
7 2 (0.66%) Billing
7 2 (0.66%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.66%) French Language
8 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.33%) Electronics
8 1 (0.33%) German Language
8 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Marketing
8 1 (0.33%) Military
8 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 141 (46.69%) Developer
2 127 (42.05%) SAP Developer
3 97 (32.12%) ABAP Developer
4 93 (30.79%) Consultant
5 89 (29.47%) SAP Consultant
6 26 (8.61%) SAP BW Developer
7 18 (5.96%) ABAP Consultant
8 16 (5.30%) Architect
9 13 (4.30%) SAP Architect
10 12 (3.97%) SAP BW Consultant
11 11 (3.64%) SAP WM Consultant
12 10 (3.31%) Designer
12 10 (3.31%) Digital Designer
12 10 (3.31%) Solutions Designer
13 9 (2.98%) Functional Consultant
13 9 (2.98%) SAP Functional Consultant
14 8 (2.65%) SAP MM Consultant
14 8 (2.65%) Senior SAP Consultant
14 8 (2.65%) Technical Architect
14 8 (2.65%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (19.87%) SAP Fiori
2 48 (15.89%) BAPI
2 48 (15.89%) SAPUI5
3 34 (11.26%) SAP Smart Forms
4 33 (10.93%) Web Dynpro
5 27 (8.94%) Web Services
6 23 (7.62%) SAP PI
7 21 (6.95%) SAP ALE
8 19 (6.29%) IDoc
9 11 (3.64%) SAP XI
10 8 (2.65%) SAP BSP
11 5 (1.66%) SAP Basis
12 4 (1.32%) EDI
12 4 (1.32%) XML
13 3 (0.99%) HTML
13 3 (0.99%) HTML5
13 3 (0.99%) SAP Business Workflow
13 3 (0.99%) SOAP
14 2 (0.66%) JDBC
14 2 (0.66%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (1.99%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.32%) FMCG
3 4 (1.32%) Learning Management System
3 4 (1.32%) User Experience
4 3 (0.99%) CMDB
4 3 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (0.99%) SWIFT
5 2 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (0.66%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.33%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.33%) Derivative
6 1 (0.33%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.33%) iSeries
6 1 (0.33%) Life Science
6 1 (0.33%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.33%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.98%) Windows
2 7 (2.32%) Linux
3 4 (1.32%) Unix
4 3 (0.99%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (17.88%) OO
2 48 (15.89%) Business Intelligence
3 30 (9.93%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (9.60%) Data Modelling
5 27 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (8.61%) OOP
7 25 (8.28%) Logistics
8 21 (6.95%) CRM
8 21 (6.95%) Waterfall
9 20 (6.62%) Configuration Management
9 20 (6.62%) Workflow
10 18 (5.96%) Migration
10 18 (5.96%) Unit Testing
11 17 (5.63%) Problem Management
12 16 (5.30%) Performance Tuning
13 14 (4.64%) ERP
13 14 (4.64%) Test Strategy
14 13 (4.30%) Issue Tracking
14 13 (4.30%) Kanban
14 13 (4.30%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.93%) SAPscript
2 13 (4.30%) JavaScript
2 13 (4.30%) SQL
3 11 (3.64%) Java
4 1 (0.33%) C
4 1 (0.33%) C#
4 1 (0.33%) Groovy
4 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (13.25%) Security Cleared
2 33 (10.93%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.64%) Degree
4 3 (0.99%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.33%) CCA
5 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.98%) SLA
2 7 (2.32%) QA
3 3 (0.99%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.99%) GxP
4 1 (0.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (2.32%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.66%) Control-M
3 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.33%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 298 (98.68%) SAP
2 32 (10.60%) Adobe
3 12 (3.97%) webMethods
4 10 (3.31%) Oracle
5 7 (2.32%) HP
6 6 (1.99%) Concur
7 5 (1.66%) Ariba
8 4 (1.32%) OpenText
9 3 (0.99%) Manugistics
9 3 (0.99%) Microsoft
9 3 (0.99%) Reuters
10 2 (0.66%) CA
10 2 (0.66%) Cadence
10 2 (0.66%) hybris
10 2 (0.66%) Informatica
10 2 (0.66%) Sybase
10 2 (0.66%) Tableau
10 2 (0.66%) Veritas
11 1 (0.33%) Palantir
11 1 (0.33%) TIBCO