Period
to 4 August 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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 457 552 637
Rank change year-on-year +95 +85 -59
Contract jobs citing ABAP 96 309 278
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.34% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.65% 0.80% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 148 118
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -1.55%
10th Percentile £413 £406 £375
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £483 £488 £475
% change year-on-year -1.03% +2.63% -3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £59.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.68% +68.57% -30.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +58.57% -30.00%

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 14,744 38,735 45,588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.17% 42.49% 44.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,762 26,790 31,929
Median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £676 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 704 752
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +8.64% -
10th Percentile £17.75 £20.50 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.80 £56.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £36.00 £44.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -18.18% +8.64% -1.82%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +143 81 £483 -0.77% 5
UK excluding London +95 59 £483 -1.03% 1
London +193 27 £515 -1.90% 3
South East +91 27 £490 +3.16% 1
Midlands +73 14 £463 -8.87%
Work from Home -18 13 £450 -
East Midlands +54 8 £613 +11.36%
Wales +46 7 £600 -17.24%
South West +90 6 £419 -
West Midlands +55 6 £450 -5.26%
North of England +101 3 £438 -4.37%
East of England +78 2 £600 +33.33%
Yorkshire +76 2 £350 -24.32%
North West +71 1 £450 -3.23%

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 96 (100.00%) SAP
2 28 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (27.08%) Finance
4 22 (22.92%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (20.83%) SAP PI
6 18 (18.75%) SAP HANA
6 18 (18.75%) SAP S/4HANA
7 17 (17.71%) BusinessObjects
7 17 (17.71%) Java
8 16 (16.67%) SAP BW
8 16 (16.67%) NetWeaver
9 15 (15.63%) ERP
9 15 (15.63%) Data Modelling
10 13 (13.54%) CRM
10 13 (13.54%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (13.54%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (12.50%) SAP Fiori
11 12 (12.50%) SQL
12 10 (10.42%) Risk Management
12 10 (10.42%) Migration
13 9 (9.38%) Technical Architecture
13 9 (9.38%) Problem Management
13 9 (9.38%) Scrum
13 9 (9.38%) SAP XI
13 9 (9.38%) Configuration Management
13 9 (9.38%) Ariba
13 9 (9.38%) ITIL
14 8 (8.33%) XML
14 8 (8.33%) Web Dynpro
14 8 (8.33%) Workflow

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 (16.67%) NetWeaver
2 8 (8.33%) Confluence
3 5 (5.21%) SAP EP
4 4 (4.17%) CMS
5 3 (3.13%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (18.75%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (7.29%) SAP PSCD
3 6 (6.25%) SAP CO
3 6 (6.25%) SAP CRM
3 6 (6.25%) SAP FI
3 6 (6.25%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (5.21%) SAP BPC
4 5 (5.21%) SAP ERP
5 4 (4.17%) SAP HR
6 3 (3.13%) SAP SD
7 2 (2.08%) SAP MDG
7 2 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (2.08%) SAP PM
7 2 (2.08%) SAP PP
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (1.04%) SAP EWM
8 1 (1.04%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (1.04%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (1.04%) SAP MDM
8 1 (1.04%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.21%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (4.17%) Azure
3 1 (1.04%) Boomi
3 1 (1.04%) IaaS
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle CX
3 1 (1.04%) PaaS
3 1 (1.04%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (1.04%) SAP Leonardo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.29%) FTP
2 6 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.75%) SAP HANA
2 17 (17.71%) BusinessObjects
3 16 (16.67%) SAP BW
4 7 (7.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 7 (7.29%) SQL Server
5 6 (6.25%) Lumira
5 6 (6.25%) OLAP
5 6 (6.25%) SAP Data Services
6 5 (5.21%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 4 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.08%) DB2
8 2 (2.08%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (1.04%) OLTP
9 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (8.33%) JIRA
1 8 (8.33%) LSMW
2 7 (7.29%) Eclipse
3 6 (6.25%) NWDS
General
1 26 (27.08%) Finance
2 4 (4.17%) Public Sector
3 3 (3.13%) Retail
4 1 (1.04%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.04%) Billing
4 1 (1.04%) French Language
4 1 (1.04%) German Language
4 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.04%) Marketing
4 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (37.50%) Consultant
2 32 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
3 30 (31.25%) Developer
4 26 (27.08%) SAP Developer
5 18 (18.75%) ABAP Developer
6 10 (10.42%) Architect
6 10 (10.42%) SAP Architect
7 9 (9.38%) SAP PI Developer
8 7 (7.29%) SAP Technical Consultant
8 7 (7.29%) Technical Consultant
9 6 (6.25%) SAP Technical Architect
9 6 (6.25%) Scrum Master
9 6 (6.25%) Technical Architect
10 4 (4.17%) SAP BPC Consultant
10 4 (4.17%) SAP CO Consultant
10 4 (4.17%) SAP Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) SAP FI Consultant
10 4 (4.17%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
10 4 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
11 3 (3.13%) SAP BW Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.83%) SAP PI
2 12 (12.50%) SAP Fiori
3 9 (9.38%) SAP XI
4 8 (8.33%) SAPUI5
4 8 (8.33%) Web Dynpro
4 8 (8.33%) XML
5 7 (7.29%) BAPI
5 7 (7.29%) IDoc
5 7 (7.29%) XSLT
6 6 (6.25%) JSON
6 6 (6.25%) REST
6 6 (6.25%) SOAP
6 6 (6.25%) XSD
7 5 (5.21%) SAP ALE
8 4 (4.17%) XML Schema
9 3 (3.13%) SAP Basis
10 2 (2.08%) JDBC
10 2 (2.08%) SAP Business Workflow
10 2 (2.08%) SAP Smart Forms
11 1 (1.04%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.54%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.25%) W3C
3 5 (5.21%) Data Structures
3 5 (5.21%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.13%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.04%) BBC
7 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.04%) Social Media
7 1 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.92%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (15.63%) Data Modelling
3 15 (15.63%) ERP
4 13 (13.54%) CRM
4 13 (13.54%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (10.42%) Migration
5 10 (10.42%) Risk Management
6 9 (9.38%) Configuration Management
6 9 (9.38%) ITIL
6 9 (9.38%) Problem Management
6 9 (9.38%) Scrum
6 9 (9.38%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (8.33%) Waterfall
7 8 (8.33%) Workflow
8 7 (7.29%) Analytics
8 7 (7.29%) Data Analysis
8 7 (7.29%) Data Migration
8 7 (7.29%) Data Protection
8 7 (7.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.71%) Java
2 12 (12.50%) SQL
3 5 (5.21%) VBA
4 4 (4.17%) C
5 3 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.04%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 7 (7.29%) Degree
1 7 (7.29%) SAP Certification
1 7 (7.29%) SC Cleared
1 7 (7.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.08%) CCA
3 2 (2.08%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.08%) PMP
4 1 (1.04%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.29%) IFRS
2 3 (3.13%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.04%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (6.25%) NFS
Vendors
1 96 (100.00%) SAP
2 9 (9.38%) Ariba
3 6 (6.25%) Adobe
4 4 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.13%) Oracle
5 3 (3.13%) webMethods
6 2 (2.08%) hybris
6 2 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.08%) Workday
7 1 (1.04%) Birst
7 1 (1.04%) Concur
7 1 (1.04%) Infor
7 1 (1.04%) Informatica
7 1 (1.04%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 1 (1.04%) Siebel