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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 471 488 470
Rank change year-on-year +17 -18  
Contract jobs citing ABAP 139 163 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.70% 0.78% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 77 69
Median daily rate £480 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £275 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £567 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £483 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +7.22% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £60.75 - £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £65.00

ABAP is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19720 20910 21020
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.86% 38.83% 38.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 26328 28996 26859
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £285 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 797 908 915
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £14.43 £18.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.50 £51.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Top 10 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +23 127 £480 +6.66% 32
UK excluding London +34 85 £483 +7.22% 27
South East +38 33 £475 +15.15% 5
London +7 29 £500 +13.96% 4
Midlands +16 23 £515 +28.66% 3
North of England +56 20 £500 -9.09% 14
East of England - 7 £401 - 2
Wales -2 1 - - 1
South West -17 1 £573 +43.12% 2
Scotland - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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.

1 284 (98.95%) SAP
2 45 (15.68%) Workflow
3 44 (15.33%) IDoc
4 41 (14.29%) Logistics
5 39 (13.59%) Web Dynpro
5 39 (13.59%) Security Cleared
6 36 (12.54%) Finance
7 35 (12.20%) OO
8 33 (11.50%) SAP HANA
9 32 (11.15%) Billing
10 31 (10.80%) SAP BW
10 31 (10.80%) SAP SD
10 31 (10.80%) BAPI
11 29 (10.10%) SC Cleared
12 28 (9.76%) Manufacturing
13 27 (9.41%) Web Services
14 26 (9.06%) ERP
14 26 (9.06%) SAP Smart Forms
15 25 (8.71%) Migration
16 23 (8.01%) Java
17 22 (7.67%) SAPUI5
18 21 (7.32%) SAP PI
19 20 (6.97%) NetWeaver
20 19 (6.62%) SAP Basis
20 19 (6.62%) SAP ALE
20 19 (6.62%) Data Modelling
20 19 (6.62%) Project Management
20 19 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
21 18 (6.27%) Data Migration
22 17 (5.92%) Time Management

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 20 (6.97%) NetWeaver
2 8 (2.79%) Documentum
3 5 (1.74%) SAP Portal
4 2 (0.70%) Confluence
4 2 (0.70%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.35%) CMS
5 1 (0.35%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.35%) SAS
5 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 31 (10.80%) SAP SD
2 16 (5.57%) SAP FI
3 15 (5.23%) SAP HR
4 14 (4.88%) SAP CO
4 14 (4.88%) SAP FI/CO
5 11 (3.83%) SAP IS-U
6 10 (3.48%) SAP ERP
7 9 (3.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 9 (3.14%) SAP Payroll
8 7 (2.44%) SAP MM
8 7 (2.44%) SAP S/4HANA
8 7 (2.44%) SAP WM
9 6 (2.09%) SAP EHS
10 5 (1.74%) SAP PLM
10 5 (1.74%) SAP Retail
11 4 (1.39%) SAP HCM
11 4 (1.39%) SAP PM
12 3 (1.05%) SAP BPC
13 2 (0.70%) SAP Hybris
13 2 (0.70%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.44%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (1.05%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.44%) HTTP
2 6 (2.09%) Internet
3 1 (0.35%) FTP
3 1 (0.35%) LDAP
3 1 (0.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (11.50%) SAP HANA
2 31 (10.80%) SAP BW
3 11 (3.83%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (2.09%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.74%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 3 (1.05%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (0.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.70%) OLAP
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.35%) MS Access
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (5.23%) LSMW
2 2 (0.70%) JIRA
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.35%) Toad
General
1 36 (12.54%) Finance
2 32 (11.15%) Billing
3 28 (9.76%) Manufacturing
4 14 (4.88%) Retail
5 10 (3.48%) Legal
6 7 (2.44%) General Ledger
6 7 (2.44%) German Language
7 5 (1.74%) Back Office
7 5 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.39%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.35%) Automotive
9 1 (0.35%) Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 128 (44.60%) Consultant
2 124 (43.21%) SAP Consultant
3 97 (33.80%) Developer
4 87 (30.31%) SAP Developer
5 77 (26.83%) ABAP Developer
6 24 (8.36%) ABAP Consultant
7 20 (6.97%) SAP SD Consultant
8 15 (5.23%) Architect
9 14 (4.88%) SAP Architect
10 11 (3.83%) Analyst
10 11 (3.83%) SAP Solutions Architect
10 11 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (3.48%) SAP PI Developer
11 10 (3.48%) Technical Leader
12 9 (3.14%) SAP Analyst
12 9 (3.14%) SAP BW Consultant
13 8 (2.79%) SAP Basis Consultant
13 8 (2.79%) SAP CO Consultant
13 8 (2.79%) SAP FI Consultant
13 8 (2.79%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (15.33%) IDoc
2 39 (13.59%) Web Dynpro
3 31 (10.80%) BAPI
4 27 (9.41%) Web Services
5 26 (9.06%) SAP Smart Forms
6 22 (7.67%) SAPUI5
7 21 (7.32%) SAP PI
8 19 (6.62%) SAP ALE
8 19 (6.62%) SAP Basis
9 15 (5.23%) EDI
10 13 (4.53%) SAP Fiori
11 10 (3.48%) SAP Business Workflow
12 9 (3.14%) SAP XI
12 9 (3.14%) SOAP
13 7 (2.44%) REST
13 7 (2.44%) XML
14 6 (2.09%) SAP BSP
15 4 (1.39%) HTML
16 3 (1.05%) J2EE
16 3 (1.05%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.74%) User Experience
3 4 (1.39%) FMCG
4 3 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.05%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.70%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.70%) Driving Licence
5 2 (0.70%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.35%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.35%) Life Science
6 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.35%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.70%) Windows
2 1 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (15.68%) Workflow
2 41 (14.29%) Logistics
3 35 (12.20%) OO
4 26 (9.06%) ERP
5 25 (8.71%) Migration
6 19 (6.62%) Data Modelling
6 19 (6.62%) Project Management
7 18 (6.27%) Data Migration
8 17 (5.92%) Time Management
9 16 (5.57%) Coaching
10 15 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (4.88%) Integration Testing
12 13 (4.53%) B2B
12 13 (4.53%) Data Mapping
13 12 (4.18%) CRM
13 12 (4.18%) ITIL
14 11 (3.83%) Presales
14 11 (3.83%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (3.83%) Workflow Development
15 9 (3.14%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.01%) Java
2 15 (5.23%) SAPscript
3 10 (3.48%) SQL
4 6 (2.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.35%) C
5 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (13.59%) Security Cleared
2 29 (10.10%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.57%) Degree
4 6 (2.09%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.05%) SAP Certification
6 2 (0.70%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.35%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.14%) QA
2 2 (0.70%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.70%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.35%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (1.39%) NFS
2 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.35%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 284 (98.95%) SAP
2 12 (4.18%) Adobe
3 9 (3.14%) OpenText
3 9 (3.14%) Sybase
4 7 (2.44%) Oracle
5 4 (1.39%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.05%) Cognos
6 3 (1.05%) Concur
6 3 (1.05%) HP
6 3 (1.05%) Pegasus
6 3 (1.05%) Syclo
7 2 (0.70%) Ariba
7 2 (0.70%) hybris
7 2 (0.70%) webMethods
8 1 (0.35%) Cisco
8 1 (0.35%) Informatica
8 1 (0.35%) SEEBURGER
8 1 (0.35%) Tableau
8 1 (0.35%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.35%) VMware
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