Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 627 617 547
Rank change year-on-year -10 -70 +13
Contract jobs citing ABAP 248 284 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.29% 0.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.56% 0.68% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 161 179
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +3.45%
10th Percentile £353 £363 £338
90th Percentile £600 £600 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% -2.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £75.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 44,216 41,984 38,929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.37% 42.15% 40.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,032 29,597 26,730
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £320 £308 £288
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 757 857
UK median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.48% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.00 £16.45 £14.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 22 January 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
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 22 January 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 -28 228 £450 -10.00% 30
UK excluding London -46 165 £450 -10.00% 26
South East +37 90 £430 -11.79% 10
London -4 51 £500 - 5
Midlands -38 24 £481 -9.20% 8
North of England -40 24 £435 -8.42% 6
North West -22 21 £433 -13.50% 6
East of England +20 13 £513 -18.00% 1
East Midlands -6 12 £500 -5.66% 1
West Midlands -38 11 £425 -22.73% 7
Wales -9 5 £618 +54.38% 1
Scotland -10 5 £430 -15.89%
South West -32 4 £425 -
Yorkshire -20 2 - -
North East - 1 £438 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 241 (97.18%) SAP
2 53 (21.37%) SAP PI
3 51 (20.56%) CRM
4 47 (18.95%) Java
4 47 (18.95%) NetWeaver
5 46 (18.55%) SAP Fiori
6 45 (18.15%) SAP BW
7 40 (16.13%) Workflow
7 40 (16.13%) IDoc
8 39 (15.73%) Web Dynpro
9 38 (15.32%) OO
10 35 (14.11%) ERP
10 35 (14.11%) SAP HANA
11 34 (13.71%) SAPUI5
12 33 (13.31%) Adobe
13 31 (12.50%) Security Cleared
14 30 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
16 27 (10.89%) SAP S/4HANA
16 27 (10.89%) SC Cleared
17 26 (10.48%) SAP Portal
17 26 (10.48%) Configuration Management
18 24 (9.68%) Finance
18 24 (9.68%) Web Services
19 22 (8.87%) Migration
20 21 (8.47%) SQL
20 21 (8.47%) BusinessObjects
20 21 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
21 20 (8.06%) SAP XI
22 19 (7.66%) JIRA

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 47 (18.95%) NetWeaver
2 26 (10.48%) SAP Portal
3 16 (6.45%) Confluence
4 11 (4.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (3.23%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.42%) SAP EP
7 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 10 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (10.89%) SAP S/4HANA
2 17 (6.85%) SAP CRM
3 16 (6.45%) SAP ERP
4 10 (4.03%) SAP FI
5 9 (3.63%) SAP CO
5 9 (3.63%) SAP FI/CO
5 9 (3.63%) SAP PP
6 8 (3.23%) SAP BPC
6 8 (3.23%) SAP PSCD
7 6 (2.42%) SAP EWM
7 6 (2.42%) SAP HR
7 6 (2.42%) SAP PM
7 6 (2.42%) SAP PS
7 6 (2.42%) SAP SD
8 5 (2.02%) HFM
8 5 (2.02%) Maximo
8 5 (2.02%) SAP IS-U
9 4 (1.61%) SAP GRC
9 4 (1.61%) SAP HCM
10 3 (1.21%) SAP POS DM
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.66%) SuccessFactors
2 14 (5.65%) Boomi
3 1 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.81%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (18.15%) SAP BW
2 35 (14.11%) SAP HANA
3 21 (8.47%) BusinessObjects
4 14 (5.65%) SQL Server
5 11 (4.44%) SAP Data Services
6 5 (2.02%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 5 (2.02%) Lumira
7 3 (1.21%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.81%) DB2
8 2 (0.81%) OLAP
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.40%) BODI
9 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.40%) DataStage
9 1 (0.40%) GIS
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.40%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 19 (7.66%) JIRA
2 9 (3.63%) Eclipse
3 5 (2.02%) LSMW
4 4 (1.61%) NWDI
4 4 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.21%) NWDS
6 2 (0.81%) Ant
6 2 (0.81%) Maven
7 1 (0.40%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.40%) FrontPage
7 1 (0.40%) Hudson
7 1 (0.40%) Introscope
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.40%) Visual Composer
General
1 24 (9.68%) Finance
2 16 (6.45%) Back Office
3 13 (5.24%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.23%) Aerospace
4 8 (3.23%) Banking
5 6 (2.42%) Legal
6 5 (2.02%) Retail
7 4 (1.61%) Billing
8 3 (1.21%) German Language
9 1 (0.40%) Automotive
9 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.40%) French Language
9 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.40%) Local Government
9 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 93 (37.50%) Developer
2 85 (34.27%) SAP Developer
3 84 (33.87%) Consultant
4 77 (31.05%) SAP Consultant
5 68 (27.42%) ABAP Developer
6 29 (11.69%) Architect
7 22 (8.87%) SAP Architect
8 17 (6.85%) Technical Architect
9 16 (6.45%) Analyst
10 15 (6.05%) ABAP Consultant
11 14 (5.65%) SAP Technical Architect
12 11 (4.44%) SAP PI Consultant
13 10 (4.03%) Integration Architect
13 10 (4.03%) SAP Analyst
14 7 (2.82%) Integration Developer
15 6 (2.42%) IT Analyst
15 6 (2.42%) Management Consultant
15 6 (2.42%) SAP BW Consultant
15 6 (2.42%) SAP PS Consultant
15 6 (2.42%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (21.37%) SAP PI
2 46 (18.55%) SAP Fiori
3 40 (16.13%) IDoc
4 39 (15.73%) Web Dynpro
5 34 (13.71%) SAPUI5
6 24 (9.68%) Web Services
7 20 (8.06%) SAP XI
8 16 (6.45%) BAPI
9 14 (5.65%) Middleware
10 11 (4.44%) SAP Smart Forms
11 10 (4.03%) SAP ALE
12 9 (3.63%) SOAP
12 9 (3.63%) XSLT
13 8 (3.23%) J2EE
13 8 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
14 7 (2.82%) RESTful
14 7 (2.82%) SAP Basis
14 7 (2.82%) SAP Business Workflow
14 7 (2.82%) XML
15 6 (2.42%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.84%) User Experience
3 10 (4.03%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.21%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.81%) Clustering
8 2 (0.81%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.81%) Replication
9 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.40%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.40%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.05%) Windows
2 9 (3.63%) Linux
2 9 (3.63%) Windows Server
3 8 (3.23%) Unix
4 7 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (2.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (20.56%) CRM
2 40 (16.13%) Workflow
3 38 (15.32%) OO
4 35 (14.11%) ERP
5 30 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (10.48%) Configuration Management
8 22 (8.87%) Migration
9 19 (7.66%) Data Migration
9 19 (7.66%) Problem Management
10 18 (7.26%) Data Modelling
10 18 (7.26%) Waterfall
11 17 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (6.85%) OOP
12 15 (6.05%) Technical Architecture
12 15 (6.05%) Test Scripting
12 15 (6.05%) Test Strategy
13 13 (5.24%) Process Improvement
13 13 (5.24%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (4.84%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (18.95%) Java
2 21 (8.47%) SQL
3 10 (4.03%) SAPscript
4 3 (1.21%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.40%) Python
5 1 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 31 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 27 (10.89%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.84%) Degree
4 3 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) ISEB
5 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.40%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.23%) SLA
2 6 (2.42%) PMO
3 5 (2.02%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.02%) IFRS
4 4 (1.61%) QA
5 1 (0.40%) GAMP
System Software
1 7 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
1 7 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (2.82%) vSphere
2 6 (2.42%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.42%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.61%) HP ALM
3 4 (1.61%) MOM
4 2 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.40%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 241 (97.18%) SAP
2 33 (13.31%) Adobe
3 17 (6.85%) Ariba
4 15 (6.05%) Oracle
5 12 (4.84%) webMethods
6 11 (4.44%) Dell
7 8 (3.23%) IBM
7 8 (3.23%) Microsoft
8 7 (2.82%) CA
8 7 (2.82%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.82%) Sun
8 7 (2.82%) VMware
9 6 (2.42%) Hyperion
9 6 (2.42%) JD Edwards
9 6 (2.42%) Remedy
10 4 (1.61%) HP
11 3 (1.21%) Workday
12 2 (0.81%) Concur
12 2 (0.81%) Tableau