Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 545 625 566
Rank change year-on-year +80 -59 +57
Contract jobs citing ABAP 305 287 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.28% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.77% 0.63% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 116 156
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -0.52% +6.11%
10th Percentile £395 £388 £363
90th Percentile £625 £594 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £475 £485
% change year-on-year +1.32% -2.06% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 3
UK median hourly rate £59.00 £35.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.57% -30.00% +31.15%
10th Percentile £52.50 £35.00 £40.70
90th Percentile £100.00 £54.00 £75.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.50 £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +58.57% -30.00% +400.00%

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 39,681 45,599 39,645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.57% 43.77% 41.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,476 31,921 27,172
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 736 797 800
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £41.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% -0.30% +9.67%
10th Percentile £20.31 £16.25 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.88 £42.00
% change year-on-year +6.42% -2.68% +12.00%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +18 224 £485 +2.11% 37
UK excluding London +46 215 £481 +1.32% 29
South East +51 96 £475 - 11
London +44 50 £525 +2.44% 11
Northern Ireland - 45 £600 -
Midlands +22 30 £491 +3.42% 7
West Midlands +14 23 £475 - 3
North of England -3 18 £458 +1.67% 7
Scotland +31 15 £464 -2.37% 2
North West -14 9 £465 +12.73% 2
Yorkshire +21 7 £463 -6.57% 4
East Midlands +16 7 £550 +15.79% 4
East of England +11 6 £450 -28.00%
Wales -8 3 £725 +53.44% 1
North East +17 2 £325 -27.78% 1
South West -22 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 301 (98.69%) SAP
2 59 (19.34%) Finance
3 56 (18.36%) SAP BW
4 54 (17.70%) SAP Fiori
5 53 (17.38%) OO
6 50 (16.39%) BAPI
7 44 (14.43%) SAP S/4HANA
8 37 (12.13%) SAP Smart Forms
9 35 (11.48%) Manufacturing
10 34 (11.15%) Business Intelligence
10 34 (11.15%) SAP HANA
11 33 (10.82%) SAPUI5
11 33 (10.82%) SAPscript
12 32 (10.49%) Logistics
13 29 (9.51%) OOP
14 28 (9.18%) SAP FI
15 27 (8.85%) BusinessObjects
15 27 (8.85%) Security Cleared
16 26 (8.52%) Web Services
17 24 (7.87%) SAP MM
18 23 (7.54%) SAP FI/CO
18 23 (7.54%) ERP
18 23 (7.54%) SAP CO
18 23 (7.54%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
19 22 (7.21%) IDoc
20 21 (6.89%) SC Cleared
20 21 (6.89%) SQL
21 20 (6.56%) Migration
21 20 (6.56%) Web Dynpro
21 20 (6.56%) SAP WM

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 17 (5.57%) NetWeaver
2 4 (1.31%) SAP Portal
3 1 (0.33%) Confluence
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.33%) SAP EP
3 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.33%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 44 (14.43%) SAP S/4HANA
2 28 (9.18%) SAP FI
3 24 (7.87%) SAP MM
4 23 (7.54%) SAP CO
4 23 (7.54%) SAP FI/CO
5 20 (6.56%) SAP WM
6 14 (4.59%) SAP PP
7 13 (4.26%) SAP HR
8 11 (3.61%) SAP SD
9 10 (3.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 9 (2.95%) SAP ERP
10 9 (2.95%) SAP QM
11 8 (2.62%) SAP HCM
12 6 (1.97%) SAP IS-U
12 6 (1.97%) SAP Payroll
13 4 (1.31%) SAP BPC
13 4 (1.31%) SAP PS
14 3 (0.98%) SAP Hybris
15 2 (0.66%) SAP CRM
15 2 (0.66%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.28%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (0.98%) Boomi
3 1 (0.33%) GitHub
3 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.66%) RTP
2 1 (0.33%) HTTP
2 1 (0.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (18.36%) SAP BW
2 34 (11.15%) SAP HANA
3 27 (8.85%) BusinessObjects
4 23 (7.54%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 8 (2.62%) SQL Server
6 6 (1.97%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 6 (1.97%) SAP Data Services
7 5 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.64%) Lumira
7 5 (1.64%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.98%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.98%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.33%) PowerMart
9 1 (0.33%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 18 (5.90%) LSMW
2 10 (3.28%) eCATT
3 4 (1.31%) Eclipse
3 4 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.33%) JIRA
4 1 (0.33%) NWDS
4 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 59 (19.34%) Finance
2 35 (11.48%) Manufacturing
3 19 (6.23%) Back Office
4 8 (2.62%) Retail
5 6 (1.97%) Legal
6 5 (1.64%) Billing
7 4 (1.31%) Marketing
8 3 (0.98%) Banking
8 3 (0.98%) French Language
8 3 (0.98%) German Language
9 2 (0.66%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.66%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.33%) Advertising
10 1 (0.33%) Electronics
10 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.33%) Military
10 1 (0.33%) Norwegian Language
10 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 127 (41.64%) Developer
2 117 (38.36%) SAP Developer
3 115 (37.70%) Consultant
4 112 (36.72%) SAP Consultant
5 91 (29.84%) ABAP Developer
6 17 (5.57%) ABAP Consultant
7 16 (5.25%) Senior Consultant
7 16 (5.25%) Senior SAP Consultant
8 15 (4.92%) Architect
9 14 (4.59%) SAP BW Developer
9 14 (4.59%) SAP CO Consultant
9 14 (4.59%) SAP WM Consultant
10 12 (3.93%) SAP Architect
10 12 (3.93%) SAP MM Consultant
11 11 (3.61%) SAP PP Consultant
12 10 (3.28%) Functional Consultant
12 10 (3.28%) SAP Functional Consultant
13 9 (2.95%) SAP QM Consultant
14 8 (2.62%) SAP BW Consultant
14 8 (2.62%) SAP FI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (17.70%) SAP Fiori
2 50 (16.39%) BAPI
3 37 (12.13%) SAP Smart Forms
4 33 (10.82%) SAPUI5
5 26 (8.52%) Web Services
6 22 (7.21%) IDoc
7 20 (6.56%) SAP ALE
7 20 (6.56%) SAP PI
7 20 (6.56%) Web Dynpro
8 6 (1.97%) SAP BSP
8 6 (1.97%) SAP XI
9 5 (1.64%) EDI
10 4 (1.31%) SAP Basis
10 4 (1.31%) SAP Business Workflow
10 4 (1.31%) SOAP
11 3 (0.98%) HTML
11 3 (0.98%) HTML5
11 3 (0.98%) RESTful
12 2 (0.66%) Middleware
12 2 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.30%) Management Information System
3 6 (1.97%) User Experience
4 4 (1.31%) CMDB
4 4 (1.31%) Learning Management System
5 3 (0.98%) FMCG
5 3 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (0.98%) SWIFT
6 2 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.66%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.33%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.33%) Derivative
7 1 (0.33%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.33%) iSeries
7 1 (0.33%) Life Science
7 1 (0.33%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.33%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.28%) Windows
2 6 (1.97%) Linux
3 3 (0.98%) Unix
4 2 (0.66%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (17.38%) OO
2 34 (11.15%) Business Intelligence
3 32 (10.49%) Logistics
4 29 (9.51%) OOP
5 23 (7.54%) ERP
6 20 (6.56%) Migration
6 20 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (6.23%) Business Analysis
8 17 (5.57%) CRM
9 16 (5.25%) Unit Testing
10 15 (4.92%) Data Modelling
10 15 (4.92%) Issue Tracking
10 15 (4.92%) ITIL
11 14 (4.59%) Service Delivery
12 12 (3.93%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (3.93%) Change Management
12 12 (3.93%) Integration Testing
12 12 (3.93%) Performance Tuning
13 11 (3.61%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 33 (10.82%) SAPscript
2 21 (6.89%) SQL
3 13 (4.26%) Java
4 3 (0.98%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.66%) Groovy
6 1 (0.33%) C
6 1 (0.33%) C#
6 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (8.85%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.89%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.61%) CCA
3 11 (3.61%) Degree
4 3 (0.98%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.62%) QA
1 8 (2.62%) SLA
2 5 (1.64%) IFRS
3 3 (0.98%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.98%) GxP
4 1 (0.33%) GDPR
4 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.30%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.66%) Control-M
3 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 301 (98.69%) SAP
2 19 (6.23%) Adobe
3 10 (3.28%) Oracle
4 7 (2.30%) HP
5 6 (1.97%) Ariba
5 6 (1.97%) Concur
5 6 (1.97%) hybris
6 4 (1.31%) CA
7 3 (0.98%) Dell
7 3 (0.98%) Microsoft
7 3 (0.98%) Reuters
7 3 (0.98%) webMethods
8 2 (0.66%) Cadence
8 2 (0.66%) Informatica
8 2 (0.66%) Manugistics
8 2 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.66%) Tableau
9 1 (0.33%) IBM
9 1 (0.33%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.33%) Sun