Period
to 15 July 2020

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 15 July 2020 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
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 457 573 618
Rank change year-on-year +116 +45 -49
Contract jobs citing ABAP 111 298 282
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.67% 0.75% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 138 112
Median daily rate £500 £486 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.83% +2.37% -
10th Percentile £416 £384 £388
90th Percentile £625 £625 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £56.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +21.08% -7.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year - +18.92% -7.50%

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 16,448 39,665 45,425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.41% 42.63% 43.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,006 27,501 31,741
Median daily rate £498 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.74% +3.26% +4.55%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 730 802
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.93 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.48% +4.71% -
10th Percentile £17.83 £19.99 £16.25
90th Percentile £56.50 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.25 £40.50
% change year-on-year -19.08% +6.79% -2.41%

ABAP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ABAP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ABAP.

Daily rate trend for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ABAP over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ABAP.

Hourly rate trend 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 15 July 2020. 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 +152 99 £493 +3.68% 2
UK excluding London +83 71 £475 - 1
South East +95 36 £475 - 1
London +163 32 £520 +4.00% 1
Midlands +74 15 £463 -2.63%
Work from Home -9 9 £450 -
East Midlands +65 8 £613 +11.36%
West Midlands +57 7 £450 -
Wales +45 7 £600 -17.24%
South West +90 6 £419 -
North of England +95 5 £438 -4.37%
Yorkshire +71 4 £425 -8.11%
East of England +63 2 £600 +26.32%
North West +66 1 £450 -3.23%

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, 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.

1 111 (100.00%) SAP
2 31 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (25.23%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (23.42%) Finance
4 26 (23.42%) SAP PI
5 24 (21.62%) Data Modelling
6 22 (19.82%) BusinessObjects
6 22 (19.82%) SAP HANA
6 22 (19.82%) SAP S/4HANA
7 20 (18.02%) SAP BW
7 20 (18.02%) Workflow
8 19 (17.12%) Java
8 19 (17.12%) CRM
9 18 (16.22%) NetWeaver
10 17 (15.32%) ERP
10 17 (15.32%) SAP Fiori
11 16 (14.41%) JIRA
12 14 (12.61%) Problem Management
12 14 (12.61%) Confluence
12 14 (12.61%) Configuration Management
12 14 (12.61%) Migration
13 13 (11.71%) Web Dynpro
14 12 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (10.81%) Adobe
14 12 (10.81%) SQL
15 11 (9.91%) Scrum
15 11 (9.91%) SAP Portal
15 11 (9.91%) Test Strategy
15 11 (9.91%) SAP PSCD
16 10 (9.01%) Technical Architecture

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 18 (16.22%) NetWeaver
2 14 (12.61%) Confluence
3 11 (9.91%) SAP Portal
4 5 (4.50%) CMS
4 5 (4.50%) SAP EP
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 22 (19.82%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (9.91%) SAP PSCD
3 7 (6.31%) SAP ERP
4 6 (5.41%) SAP CRM
5 5 (4.50%) SAP BPC
5 5 (4.50%) SAP HR
6 4 (3.60%) SAP CO
6 4 (3.60%) SAP FI
6 4 (3.60%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (3.60%) SAP MDG
6 4 (3.60%) SAP SD
7 3 (2.70%) SAP MDM
7 3 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (1.80%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (1.80%) SAP MM
8 2 (1.80%) SAP PM
8 2 (1.80%) SAP PP
9 1 (0.90%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.90%) SAP FS
9 1 (0.90%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.50%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (3.60%) Azure
3 1 (0.90%) Boomi
3 1 (0.90%) IaaS
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle CX
3 1 (0.90%) PaaS
3 1 (0.90%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (0.90%) SAP Leonardo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.31%) FTP
2 6 (5.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.82%) BusinessObjects
1 22 (19.82%) SAP HANA
2 20 (18.02%) SAP BW
3 7 (6.31%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 7 (6.31%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.41%) Lumira
4 6 (5.41%) OLAP
4 6 (5.41%) SAP Data Services
5 5 (4.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.80%) DB2
8 2 (1.80%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.90%) OLTP
9 1 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (14.41%) JIRA
2 9 (8.11%) LSMW
3 7 (6.31%) Eclipse
4 6 (5.41%) NWDS
General
1 26 (23.42%) Finance
2 5 (4.50%) Public Sector
3 3 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (0.90%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.90%) Banking
4 1 (0.90%) Billing
4 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.90%) French Language
4 1 (0.90%) German Language
4 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.90%) Marketing
4 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (36.94%) Developer
2 35 (31.53%) Consultant
2 35 (31.53%) SAP Developer
3 33 (29.73%) SAP Consultant
4 27 (24.32%) ABAP Developer
5 14 (12.61%) Architect
6 13 (11.71%) SAP Architect
7 9 (8.11%) SAP PI Developer
8 7 (6.31%) SAP Technical Architect
8 7 (6.31%) Technical Architect
9 6 (5.41%) SAP Technical Consultant
9 6 (5.41%) Scrum Master
9 6 (5.41%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (4.50%) SAP S/4HANA Architect
11 4 (3.60%) Business Intelligence Consultant
11 4 (3.60%) SAP BPC Consultant
11 4 (3.60%) SAP Engineer
12 3 (2.70%) SAP HANA Consultant
12 3 (2.70%) SAP Migration Consultant
12 3 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (23.42%) SAP PI
2 17 (15.32%) SAP Fiori
3 13 (11.71%) Web Dynpro
4 10 (9.01%) SAP Basis
4 10 (9.01%) SAPUI5
5 9 (8.11%) SAP XI
6 8 (7.21%) BAPI
6 8 (7.21%) XML
7 7 (6.31%) IDoc
7 7 (6.31%) XSLT
8 6 (5.41%) JSON
8 6 (5.41%) REST
8 6 (5.41%) SOAP
8 6 (5.41%) XSD
9 5 (4.50%) SAP ALE
10 4 (3.60%) XML Schema
11 3 (2.70%) SAP Smart Forms
12 2 (1.80%) JDBC
12 2 (1.80%) SAP Business Workflow
13 1 (0.90%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (5.41%) W3C
3 5 (4.50%) Data Structures
3 5 (4.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.90%) BBC
6 1 (0.90%) Social Media
6 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.70%) Solaris
1 3 (2.70%) Unix
2 2 (1.80%) Linux
3 1 (0.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (25.23%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (21.62%) Data Modelling
4 20 (18.02%) Workflow
5 19 (17.12%) CRM
6 17 (15.32%) ERP
7 14 (12.61%) Configuration Management
7 14 (12.61%) Migration
7 14 (12.61%) Problem Management
8 11 (9.91%) Scrum
8 11 (9.91%) Test Strategy
9 10 (9.01%) Analytics
9 10 (9.01%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (9.01%) Risk Management
9 10 (9.01%) Technical Architecture
10 9 (8.11%) ITIL
10 9 (8.11%) Process Improvement
10 9 (8.11%) Waterfall
11 7 (6.31%) Data Migration
11 7 (6.31%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.12%) Java
2 12 (10.81%) SQL
3 7 (6.31%) C
4 5 (4.50%) VBA
5 3 (2.70%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.80%) SAPscript
7 1 (0.90%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (6.31%) SAP Certification
2 6 (5.41%) SC Cleared
2 6 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.50%) Degree
4 4 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.80%) CCA
5 2 (1.80%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.80%) PMP
6 1 (0.90%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.31%) IFRS
2 5 (4.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.90%) GDPR
3 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.41%) NFS
Vendors
1 111 (100.00%) SAP
2 12 (10.81%) Adobe
3 10 (9.01%) Ariba
4 8 (7.21%) webMethods
5 6 (5.41%) Oracle
6 5 (4.50%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (3.60%) Microsoft
8 3 (2.70%) hybris
8 3 (2.70%) Informatica
9 2 (1.80%) Workday
10 1 (0.90%) Birst
10 1 (0.90%) Concur
10 1 (0.90%) Infor
10 1 (0.90%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 1 (0.90%) Siebel