Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 649 623 570
Rank change year-on-year -26 -53 -6
Contract jobs citing ABAP 244 282 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.28% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.53% 0.66% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 142 162
UK median daily rate £451 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.90% +11.11% +0.28%
10th Percentile £375 £368 £313
90th Percentile £610 £588 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +310.00% -80.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £10.00

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 45,785 42,862 42,623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.71% 41.97% 40.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,212 29,957 29,286
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £316 £308 £281
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 671 796 887
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +0.67%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.07 £14.30
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 18 November 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 18 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 November 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 -17 234 £450 -10.00% 38
UK excluding London -47 161 £450 -10.00% 34
South East +31 94 £438 -9.56% 12
London +3 50 £560 +12.00% 6
North of England -42 31 £430 -7.53% 9
North West -29 29 £430 +1.06% 7
Midlands -57 23 £450 -14.69% 9
West Midlands -27 14 £450 -18.18% 4
East Midlands -25 8 £450 -13.46% 5
East of England +11 6 £475 -9.52% 1
South West -39 3 £425 -5.56% 1
Yorkshire -10 2 - - 2
Scotland -12 2 £435 -0.57%
Wales -17 2 £465 +16.25% 2

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 239 (97.95%) SAP
2 56 (22.95%) Workflow
3 48 (19.67%) NetWeaver
4 46 (18.85%) Java
4 46 (18.85%) CRM
5 45 (18.44%) SAP Fiori
6 44 (18.03%) SAP PI
7 43 (17.62%) SAP BW
7 43 (17.62%) Web Dynpro
8 39 (15.98%) SAPUI5
9 38 (15.57%) SAP HANA
10 36 (14.75%) OO
11 33 (13.52%) Problem-Solving
12 30 (12.30%) IDoc
12 30 (12.30%) Finance
13 29 (11.89%) SQL
14 27 (11.07%) ERP
14 27 (11.07%) Security Cleared
15 25 (10.25%) Adobe
16 24 (9.84%) Migration
16 24 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
16 24 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
17 22 (9.02%) Data Migration
17 22 (9.02%) Data Modelling
17 22 (9.02%) SAP S/4HANA
17 22 (9.02%) SC Cleared
18 20 (8.20%) SuccessFactors
18 20 (8.20%) BusinessObjects
18 20 (8.20%) Configuration Management
19 19 (7.79%) SAP Portal

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 48 (19.67%) NetWeaver
2 19 (7.79%) SAP Portal
3 13 (5.33%) Confluence
4 8 (3.28%) SAP EP
5 6 (2.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (4.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (9.02%) SAP S/4HANA
2 16 (6.56%) SAP ERP
3 15 (6.15%) SAP CRM
4 14 (5.74%) SAP FI
5 13 (5.33%) SAP PSCD
6 12 (4.92%) SAP CO
6 12 (4.92%) SAP FI/CO
7 9 (3.69%) SAP PP
8 8 (3.28%) SAP HR
8 8 (3.28%) SAP SD
9 7 (2.87%) SAP PM
10 5 (2.05%) SAP EWM
10 5 (2.05%) SAP HCM
10 5 (2.05%) SAP IS-U
11 4 (1.64%) SAP BPC
11 4 (1.64%) SAP GRC
11 4 (1.64%) SAP MM
11 4 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (1.64%) SAP Payroll
11 4 (1.64%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.20%) SuccessFactors
2 11 (4.51%) Boomi
3 1 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.82%) SMS
2 1 (0.41%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (17.62%) SAP BW
2 38 (15.57%) SAP HANA
3 20 (8.20%) BusinessObjects
4 14 (5.74%) SQL Server
5 12 (4.92%) SAP Data Services
6 4 (1.64%) Lumira
7 3 (1.23%) DB2
8 2 (0.82%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.82%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.82%) Power BI
8 2 (0.82%) Spotfire
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.41%) DataStage
9 1 (0.41%) GIS
9 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (6.97%) Eclipse
2 16 (6.56%) JIRA
3 8 (3.28%) LSMW
4 4 (1.64%) NWDI
5 3 (1.23%) NWDS
6 2 (0.82%) Ant
6 2 (0.82%) Maven
7 1 (0.41%) Hudson
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.41%) Visual Composer
General
1 30 (12.30%) Finance
2 11 (4.51%) Banking
3 9 (3.69%) Back Office
3 9 (3.69%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.28%) Billing
5 5 (2.05%) Legal
6 2 (0.82%) German Language
6 2 (0.82%) Retail
7 1 (0.41%) Automotive
7 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 107 (43.85%) Developer
2 98 (40.16%) SAP Developer
3 75 (30.74%) ABAP Developer
4 72 (29.51%) Consultant
5 67 (27.46%) SAP Consultant
6 25 (10.25%) Architect
7 23 (9.43%) SAP Architect
8 19 (7.79%) Analyst
9 13 (5.33%) ABAP Consultant
9 13 (5.33%) SAP Analyst
9 13 (5.33%) SAP Technical Architect
9 13 (5.33%) Technical Architect
10 12 (4.92%) SAP PI Developer
11 11 (4.51%) Integration Developer
12 8 (3.28%) SAP PI Consultant
13 7 (2.87%) HR Consultant
13 7 (2.87%) IT Analyst
13 7 (2.87%) SAP HR Consultant
14 6 (2.46%) Lead Developer
14 6 (2.46%) SAP SD Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (18.44%) SAP Fiori
2 44 (18.03%) SAP PI
3 43 (17.62%) Web Dynpro
4 39 (15.98%) SAPUI5
5 30 (12.30%) IDoc
6 13 (5.33%) Web Services
7 12 (4.92%) XML
8 11 (4.51%) SAP ALE
8 11 (4.51%) SAP Smart Forms
9 10 (4.10%) J2EE
9 10 (4.10%) SAP Business Workflow
10 9 (3.69%) BAPI
10 9 (3.69%) SAP XI
11 8 (3.28%) Middleware
12 6 (2.46%) LDAP
12 6 (2.46%) XML Schema
12 6 (2.46%) XSLT
13 5 (2.05%) HTML
13 5 (2.05%) HTML5
13 5 (2.05%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (4.51%) User Experience
4 7 (2.87%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.64%) Replication
7 3 (1.23%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.82%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.82%) Life Science
8 2 (0.82%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.41%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.41%) PMI
9 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.64%) Windows
2 1 (0.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (22.95%) Workflow
2 46 (18.85%) CRM
3 36 (14.75%) OO
4 33 (13.52%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (11.07%) ERP
6 24 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (9.84%) Migration
7 22 (9.02%) Data Migration
7 22 (9.02%) Data Modelling
8 20 (8.20%) Configuration Management
9 18 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (6.97%) Waterfall
11 16 (6.56%) Problem Management
11 16 (6.56%) Process Improvement
12 14 (5.74%) OOP
13 13 (5.33%) Test Strategy
14 12 (4.92%) ETL
15 11 (4.51%) Business Development
15 11 (4.51%) SAP Implementation
15 11 (4.51%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 46 (18.85%) Java
2 29 (11.89%) SQL
3 8 (3.28%) SAPscript
4 4 (1.64%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.41%) Python
5 1 (0.41%) R
Qualifications
1 27 (11.07%) Security Cleared
2 22 (9.02%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.46%) Degree
4 1 (0.41%) ISEB
4 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.92%) SLA
2 6 (2.46%) PMO
3 5 (2.05%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.05%) IFRS
3 5 (2.05%) QA
4 1 (0.41%) GAMP
System Software
1 10 (4.10%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (2.87%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (2.87%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (2.46%) MOM
3 1 (0.41%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 239 (97.95%) SAP
2 25 (10.25%) Adobe
3 16 (6.56%) Ariba
4 13 (5.33%) webMethods
5 11 (4.51%) Oracle
6 10 (4.10%) Remedy
7 7 (2.87%) CA
7 7 (2.87%) Dell
7 7 (2.87%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (2.46%) JD Edwards
8 6 (2.46%) Microsoft
9 4 (1.64%) Tableau
9 4 (1.64%) Workday
10 3 (1.23%) Informatica
11 2 (0.82%) Apple
11 2 (0.82%) Concur
11 2 (0.82%) Kony
11 2 (0.82%) OpenText
11 2 (0.82%) Pegasus
12 1 (0.41%) Hyland