Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 627 572 602
Rank change year-on-year -55 +30 -45
Contract jobs citing ABAP 275 299 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.61% 0.76% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 155 126
UK median daily rate £475 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £388 £363 £309
90th Percentile £586 £553 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £485 £450
% change year-on-year -2.06% +7.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £38.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +31.15% -23.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% +400.00% -84.62%

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 45,260 39,578 42,583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.83% 41.60% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,702 27,125 29,183
UK median daily rate £463 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 783 797 917
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.61% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.54 £16.25 £13.27
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.38% +12.00% +7.14%

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 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ABAP over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 July 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 -71 238 £475 -2.06% 45
UK excluding London -34 176 £475 -2.06% 40
South East +2 60 £475 - 13
London -55 54 £513 +7.89% 6
North of England +11 50 £450 -4.00% 17
North West -7 33 £413 -17.50% 13
Midlands -60 31 £475 -5.00% 4
West Midlands -20 18 £475 +22.58% 2
Wales 0 15 £473 - 2
Scotland -24 13 £475 +41.79%
Yorkshire -19 11 £490 +15.29% 3
East Midlands -44 11 £475 -5.75% 2
North East +7 6 £450 +12.50% 1
South West -5 4 £550 +26.87% 3
East of England -12 3 £563 +45.07% 1

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, 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.

1 274 (99.64%) SAP
2 38 (13.82%) SAP HANA
3 35 (12.73%) SAP PI
4 33 (12.00%) Workflow
5 31 (11.27%) OO
5 31 (11.27%) Security Cleared
5 31 (11.27%) SAPUI5
6 29 (10.55%) SC Cleared
6 29 (10.55%) SAP BW
6 29 (10.55%) NetWeaver
6 29 (10.55%) Finance
7 26 (9.45%) SAP Smart Forms
7 26 (9.45%) Java
8 25 (9.09%) Manufacturing
9 24 (8.73%) Web Dynpro
9 24 (8.73%) SQL
10 23 (8.36%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (8.00%) SAP HR
12 21 (7.64%) IDoc
13 20 (7.27%) Self-Motivation
14 19 (6.91%) HTML
14 19 (6.91%) CRM
14 19 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (6.91%) SAP Fiori
14 19 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (6.55%) Migration
16 17 (6.18%) Project Management
16 17 (6.18%) JavaScript
17 15 (5.45%) SAPscript

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 29 (10.55%) NetWeaver
2 5 (1.82%) SAP EP
3 4 (1.45%) SAP Portal
4 3 (1.09%) Confluence
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.36%) CMS
6 1 (0.36%) SAS
6 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.36%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.36%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 22 (8.00%) SAP HR
2 15 (5.45%) SAP MM
3 14 (5.09%) SAP HCM
3 14 (5.09%) SAP S/4HANA
4 10 (3.64%) SAP FI
4 10 (3.64%) SAP SD
5 9 (3.27%) SAP CO
5 9 (3.27%) SAP FI/CO
5 9 (3.27%) SAP Payroll
6 8 (2.91%) SAP BPC
7 7 (2.55%) SAP ERP
7 7 (2.55%) SAP IS-U
7 7 (2.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (2.55%) SAP PSCD
8 6 (2.18%) SAP CRM
9 5 (1.82%) SAP PP
10 4 (1.45%) SAP PLM
11 3 (1.09%) SAP FSCM
11 3 (1.09%) SAP MDG
11 3 (1.09%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.64%) SuccessFactors
2 6 (2.18%) Boomi
3 3 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.09%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.82%) SAP HANA
2 29 (10.55%) SAP BW
3 15 (5.45%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (3.64%) SAP Data Services
5 9 (3.27%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 5 (1.82%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 5 (1.82%) Spotfire
7 4 (1.45%) Power BI
7 4 (1.45%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.09%) DB2
9 2 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.73%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.73%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.36%) Lumira
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 15 (5.45%) Eclipse
2 11 (4.00%) LSMW
3 3 (1.09%) JIRA
3 3 (1.09%) NWDI
4 2 (0.73%) Ant
4 2 (0.73%) Maven
4 2 (0.73%) NWDS
5 1 (0.36%) eCATT
5 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 29 (10.55%) Finance
2 25 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 12 (4.36%) Billing
4 8 (2.91%) Banking
5 6 (2.18%) Retail
6 4 (1.45%) Automotive
7 3 (1.09%) German Language
8 2 (0.73%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.36%) Back Office
9 1 (0.36%) French Language
9 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 122 (44.36%) Developer
2 115 (41.82%) SAP Developer
3 94 (34.18%) ABAP Developer
4 70 (25.45%) Consultant
5 64 (23.27%) SAP Consultant
6 20 (7.27%) Architect
7 19 (6.91%) SAP Architect
8 18 (6.55%) SAP PI Developer
9 13 (4.73%) ABAP Consultant
10 11 (4.00%) HR Consultant
10 11 (4.00%) SAP HR Consultant
11 8 (2.91%) Analyst
11 8 (2.91%) Integration Developer
11 8 (2.91%) SAP Analyst
12 7 (2.55%) SAP Technical Architect
12 7 (2.55%) SAPUI5 Developer
12 7 (2.55%) Technical Architect
13 6 (2.18%) Lead Developer
13 6 (2.18%) SAP BW Consultant
14 5 (1.82%) SAP MM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.73%) SAP PI
2 31 (11.27%) SAPUI5
3 26 (9.45%) SAP Smart Forms
4 24 (8.73%) Web Dynpro
5 21 (7.64%) IDoc
6 19 (6.91%) HTML
6 19 (6.91%) SAP Fiori
7 15 (5.45%) HTML5
8 14 (5.09%) REST
8 14 (5.09%) Web Services
9 13 (4.73%) XML
10 10 (3.64%) CSS
11 9 (3.27%) BAPI
11 9 (3.27%) SAP ALE
11 9 (3.27%) SAP Basis
12 8 (2.91%) SOAP
13 7 (2.55%) EDI
14 6 (2.18%) J2EE
15 5 (1.82%) Middleware
15 5 (1.82%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.27%) Self-Motivation
2 19 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.18%) Replication
3 6 (2.18%) Smart Meter
4 4 (1.45%) Driving Licence
4 4 (1.45%) FMCG
5 3 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.09%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.09%) User Experience
5 3 (1.09%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.73%) Life Science
6 2 (0.73%) LIMS
6 2 (0.73%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.36%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.36%) Windows
1 1 (0.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (12.00%) Workflow
2 31 (11.27%) OO
3 23 (8.36%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (6.91%) CRM
5 18 (6.55%) Migration
6 17 (6.18%) Project Management
7 15 (5.45%) Data Modelling
8 13 (4.73%) ITIL
8 13 (4.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (4.36%) Logistics
10 11 (4.00%) Change Management
10 11 (4.00%) ERP
10 11 (4.00%) SAP Implementation
11 9 (3.27%) Analytics
11 9 (3.27%) Data Migration
11 9 (3.27%) Procure-to-Pay
12 8 (2.91%) OOP
12 8 (2.91%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.45%) Java
2 24 (8.73%) SQL
3 17 (6.18%) JavaScript
4 15 (5.45%) SAPscript
5 1 (0.36%) Python
5 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (11.27%) Security Cleared
2 29 (10.55%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.09%) Degree
4 4 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.09%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.36%) CCA
6 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.18%) QA
2 4 (1.45%) SLA
3 3 (1.09%) PMO
4 1 (0.36%) IFRS
System Software
1 4 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (1.09%) MOM
2 2 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 274 (99.64%) SAP
2 11 (4.00%) Oracle
3 8 (2.91%) Adobe
4 7 (2.55%) Workday
5 6 (2.18%) Remedy
6 5 (1.82%) Ariba
6 5 (1.82%) Dell
7 4 (1.45%) Tableau
8 3 (1.09%) webMethods
9 2 (0.73%) Concur
9 2 (0.73%) Microsoft
9 2 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.36%) Apple
10 1 (0.36%) Cognos
10 1 (0.36%) hybris
10 1 (0.36%) IBM
10 1 (0.36%) Informatica
10 1 (0.36%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.36%) OpenText
10 1 (0.36%) SEEBURGER