Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 615 536 555
Rank change year-on-year -79 +19 -61
Contract jobs citing ABAP 283 345 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.35% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.67% 0.87% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 178 152
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £341
90th Percentile £600 £577 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £435
% change year-on-year +17.65% -2.30% -5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
UK median hourly rate - £10.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -79.17% -28.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -77.78% -32.84%

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 42,220 39,754 40,938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.09% 40.84% 38.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,785 27,308 27,773
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £308 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 758 865 1,044
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.58 £14.56 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.17 £50.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 17 January 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 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 17 January 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 -38 267 £500 +11.11% 66
UK excluding London +36 181 £500 +17.65% 52
London -50 75 £500 +11.11% 14
Midlands +36 72 £530 +24.71% 13
North of England +86 52 £450 -14.29% 17
South East -49 43 £500 +19.40% 16
North West +55 42 £455 -13.33% 9
East Midlands +28 37 £530 +28.48% 3
West Midlands +9 28 £550 +25.71% 10
Yorkshire +21 10 £450 -16.67% 8
South West -7 6 £425 -0.58% 3
Scotland -12 5 £511 +25.46%
Wales +2 2 £400 +6.67%
East of England -36 2 £625 +31.58% 3

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ABAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ABAP.

1 274 (96.82%) SAP
2 55 (19.43%) Security Cleared
3 47 (16.61%) SC Cleared
4 38 (13.43%) ERP
5 36 (12.72%) SAP HANA
6 35 (12.37%) Finance
7 33 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (10.95%) Logistics
9 30 (10.60%) LSMW
9 30 (10.60%) SAP BW
10 26 (9.19%) SAP SD
10 26 (9.19%) Billing
11 25 (8.83%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (8.48%) SAP IS-U
12 24 (8.48%) SAP ERP
12 24 (8.48%) Workflow
13 23 (8.13%) SAP Smart Forms
13 23 (8.13%) SAP S/4HANA
14 22 (7.77%) Business Process Mapping
14 22 (7.77%) Migration
15 21 (7.42%) NetWeaver
15 21 (7.42%) SAP PI
16 20 (7.07%) Data Modelling
17 19 (6.71%) IDoc
17 19 (6.71%) SAP Fiori
17 19 (6.71%) SAPUI5
18 17 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
18 17 (6.01%) Data Migration
19 16 (5.65%) SAP FI

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 21 (7.42%) NetWeaver
2 14 (4.95%) SAP Portal
3 3 (1.06%) SAP EP
4 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (9.19%) SAP SD
2 24 (8.48%) SAP ERP
2 24 (8.48%) SAP IS-U
3 23 (8.13%) SAP S/4HANA
4 16 (5.65%) SAP FI
4 16 (5.65%) SAP MM
5 15 (5.30%) SAP CO
5 15 (5.30%) SAP FI/CO
6 9 (3.18%) SAP FSCM
7 7 (2.47%) SAP SRM
8 6 (2.12%) SAP EWM
8 6 (2.12%) SAP Payroll
8 6 (2.12%) SAP Retail
9 5 (1.77%) SAP Travel Management
9 5 (1.77%) SAP WM
10 4 (1.41%) SAP FI-AP
10 4 (1.41%) SAP FI-GL
10 4 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (1.41%) SAP PM
10 4 (1.41%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.24%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (1.41%) Boomi
2 4 (1.41%) PaaS
2 4 (1.41%) SaaS
3 2 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.47%) SMS
2 1 (0.35%) Firewall
2 1 (0.35%) LDAP
2 1 (0.35%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.72%) SAP HANA
2 30 (10.60%) SAP BW
3 13 (4.59%) SAP Data Services
4 11 (3.89%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (2.83%) SQL Server
6 6 (2.12%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 5 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.06%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (0.71%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (10.60%) LSMW
2 2 (0.71%) JIRA
3 1 (0.35%) Introscope
General
1 35 (12.37%) Finance
2 26 (9.19%) Billing
3 13 (4.59%) Banking
4 8 (2.83%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.47%) Retail
6 5 (1.77%) General Ledger
6 5 (1.77%) Legal
7 4 (1.41%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.41%) Automotive
8 3 (1.06%) Marketing
8 3 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.71%) French Language
9 2 (0.71%) German Language
10 1 (0.35%) Back Office
10 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 115 (40.64%) Consultant
2 108 (38.16%) SAP Consultant
3 97 (34.28%) Developer
4 89 (31.45%) SAP Developer
5 62 (21.91%) ABAP Developer
6 20 (7.07%) ABAP Consultant
6 20 (7.07%) Functional Consultant
6 20 (7.07%) SAP Functional Consultant
7 19 (6.71%) Architect
8 17 (6.01%) SAP SD Consultant
9 14 (4.95%) SAP Architect
10 12 (4.24%) SAPUI5 Developer
11 11 (3.89%) SAP BW Consultant
12 10 (3.53%) SAP ISU Consultant
13 9 (3.18%) Analyst
13 9 (3.18%) SAP Analyst
13 9 (3.18%) SAP MM Consultant
14 8 (2.83%) SAP Support
14 8 (2.83%) SAP Support Consultant
14 8 (2.83%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.13%) SAP Smart Forms
2 21 (7.42%) SAP PI
3 19 (6.71%) IDoc
3 19 (6.71%) SAP Fiori
3 19 (6.71%) SAPUI5
4 15 (5.30%) Web Dynpro
5 14 (4.95%) SAP XI
6 11 (3.89%) BAPI
6 11 (3.89%) SAP Basis
7 9 (3.18%) XML
8 7 (2.47%) SAP ALE
9 6 (2.12%) SAP Business Workflow
9 6 (2.12%) Web Services
10 5 (1.77%) EDI
11 3 (1.06%) HTML
11 3 (1.06%) Middleware
11 3 (1.06%) REST
11 3 (1.06%) SOAP
12 2 (0.71%) HTML5
12 2 (0.71%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.65%) Smart Meter
3 6 (2.12%) NHS
3 6 (2.12%) User Experience
4 5 (1.77%) FMCG
5 3 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.71%) PMI
6 2 (0.71%) Replication
7 1 (0.35%) Clustering
7 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.35%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.35%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.35%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.35%) HACMP
7 1 (0.35%) Life Science
7 1 (0.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.71%) Linux
1 2 (0.71%) Windows
2 1 (0.35%) Unix
2 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
2 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (13.43%) ERP
2 33 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 31 (10.95%) Logistics
4 25 (8.83%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (8.48%) Workflow
6 22 (7.77%) Business Process Mapping
6 22 (7.77%) Migration
7 20 (7.07%) Data Modelling
8 17 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (6.01%) Data Migration
9 11 (3.89%) Project Management
10 10 (3.53%) Process Improvement
11 9 (3.18%) PRINCE2
12 8 (2.83%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (2.47%) B2B
13 7 (2.47%) Scrum
13 7 (2.47%) Technical Architecture
13 7 (2.47%) Test Scripting
13 7 (2.47%) Time Management
13 7 (2.47%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.65%) Java
2 12 (4.24%) SQL
3 3 (1.06%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.06%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.35%) SAPscript
4 1 (0.35%) VB
4 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (19.43%) Security Cleared
2 47 (16.61%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.47%) Degree
4 3 (1.06%) ISEB
5 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.71%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.71%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.47%) QA
2 3 (1.06%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.06%) GAMP
2 3 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.71%) 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%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 274 (96.82%) SAP
2 8 (2.83%) Oracle
3 7 (2.47%) hybris
4 5 (1.77%) Sybase
4 5 (1.77%) Tableau
5 4 (1.41%) Ariba
5 4 (1.41%) Concur
5 4 (1.41%) Kronos
5 4 (1.41%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.41%) MuleSoft
5 4 (1.41%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.06%) Adobe
6 3 (1.06%) Cognos
7 2 (0.71%) Capita
7 2 (0.71%) Dell
8 1 (0.35%) HP
8 1 (0.35%) IBM
8 1 (0.35%) Lotus
8 1 (0.35%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.35%) Veritas