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 23 May 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
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 428 493 465
Rank change year-on-year +65 -28  
Contract jobs citing ABAP 153 157 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.29% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.81% 0.76% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 68 64
Median daily rate £475 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +1.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £335 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £478 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +6.11% +4.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £80.50 £66.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.50% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £66.25 -

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 18923 20595 20633
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.22% 38.52% 37.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12895 14175 13605
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 £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 468 429
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £12.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  

ABAP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ABAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 23 May 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
Top 30 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 23 May 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 +72 142 £475 +5.55% 23
London +26 35 £450 +8.43% 5
East Midlands +16 33 £515 +14.44% 1
Derbyshire +12 33 £515 -
Derby - 31 £515 -
South East +46 28 £475 +15.15% 2
Hampshire +32 13 £480 +16.36%
North West +25 9 £484 -2.32% 2
Surrey +12 9 £432 -21.54% 1
Manchester +21 7 £488 -7.14% 1
West Midlands +20 7 £381 +8.92% 1
Cambridgeshire +7 6 £315 -34.37%
East of England +3 6 £315 -32.25% 2
Sunbury-on-Thames - 5 £432 -
Yorkshire +11 4 £513 -6.81% 4
Birmingham +9 4 £388 +33.62%
Southampton - 4 £475 -
Peterborough - 4 - -
North East +44 3 £400 -27.27%
West Sussex +24 3 £413 -
Coventry +13 3 £375 -11.76%
Berkshire +20 2 £475 +14.11%
West Yorkshire +15 2 £575 +4.54% 1
Cheshire - 2 £484 -
Bradford - 2 £575 -
Slough - 2 £475 -
Winchester - 2 £515 -
Macclesfield - 2 £484 -
Portsmouth - 2 £450 -
Scotland - 2 £365 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 305 (98.71%) SAP
2 53 (17.15%) Workflow
3 47 (15.21%) IDoc
4 41 (13.27%) Security Cleared
5 40 (12.94%) Finance
5 40 (12.94%) Web Dynpro
6 38 (12.30%) Logistics
7 36 (11.65%) SAP HANA
8 33 (10.68%) OO
9 31 (10.03%) Java
9 31 (10.03%) SAP BW
10 30 (9.71%) Billing
11 29 (9.39%) ERP
12 28 (9.06%) SAP SD
12 28 (9.06%) Manufacturing
12 28 (9.06%) SC Cleared
13 27 (8.74%) NetWeaver
14 26 (8.41%) Data Modelling
14 26 (8.41%) SAP Smart Forms
15 25 (8.09%) SAP FI
16 24 (7.77%) Migration
16 24 (7.77%) SAP FI/CO
16 24 (7.77%) SAP CO
16 24 (7.77%) SAP ALE
17 23 (7.44%) SAP PI
18 22 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
18 22 (7.12%) BAPI
18 22 (7.12%) Project Management
19 21 (6.80%) Adobe
19 21 (6.80%) SAPUI5

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 27 (8.74%) NetWeaver
2 13 (4.21%) Documentum
3 7 (2.27%) SAP Portal
4 3 (0.97%) Confluence
5 2 (0.65%) SAP EP
5 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.32%) CMS
6 1 (0.32%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.32%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.32%) SAS
6 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (9.06%) SAP SD
2 25 (8.09%) SAP FI
3 24 (7.77%) SAP CO
3 24 (7.77%) SAP FI/CO
4 18 (5.83%) SAP HR
5 14 (4.53%) SAP IS-U
6 11 (3.56%) SAP ERP
7 9 (2.91%) SAP MM
7 9 (2.91%) SAP Payroll
8 8 (2.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 8 (2.59%) SAP WM
9 7 (2.27%) SAP MDG
10 6 (1.94%) SAP S/4HANA
11 5 (1.62%) SAP EHS
11 5 (1.62%) SAP PLM
11 5 (1.62%) SAP PSCD
12 4 (1.29%) SAP PM
13 3 (0.97%) OpenText VIM for SAP
13 3 (0.97%) SAP HCM
13 3 (0.97%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.27%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.97%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.27%) HTTP
2 6 (1.94%) Internet
3 1 (0.32%) FTP
3 1 (0.32%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.65%) SAP HANA
2 31 (10.03%) SAP BW
3 10 (3.24%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (2.27%) SQL Server
5 6 (1.94%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 5 (1.62%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.32%) MS Access
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (3.56%) LSMW
2 3 (0.97%) JIRA
3 1 (0.32%) NWDS
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.32%) Toad
3 1 (0.32%) Visual Composer
General
1 40 (12.94%) Finance
2 30 (9.71%) Billing
3 28 (9.06%) Manufacturing
4 13 (4.21%) Retail
5 11 (3.56%) Legal
6 9 (2.91%) German Language
7 6 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.62%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.29%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.65%) Back Office
10 2 (0.65%) French Language
11 1 (0.32%) Automotive
11 1 (0.32%) Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.32%) Marketing
11 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 147 (47.57%) Consultant
2 141 (45.63%) SAP Consultant
3 105 (33.98%) Developer
4 95 (30.74%) SAP Developer
5 79 (25.57%) ABAP Developer
6 25 (8.09%) ABAP Consultant
7 16 (5.18%) SAP SD Consultant
8 15 (4.85%) Architect
9 14 (4.53%) SAP Architect
10 13 (4.21%) Analyst
11 12 (3.88%) SAP ISU Consultant
11 12 (3.88%) SAP PI Consultant
12 11 (3.56%) Functional Consultant
12 11 (3.56%) SAP Analyst
12 11 (3.56%) SAP PI Developer
13 10 (3.24%) SAP Functional Consultant
13 10 (3.24%) SAP HR Consultant
13 10 (3.24%) SAP Solutions Architect
13 10 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
13 10 (3.24%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (15.21%) IDoc
2 40 (12.94%) Web Dynpro
3 26 (8.41%) SAP Smart Forms
4 24 (7.77%) SAP ALE
5 23 (7.44%) SAP PI
6 22 (7.12%) BAPI
7 21 (6.80%) SAPUI5
8 20 (6.47%) SAP Basis
9 17 (5.50%) SAP Fiori
9 17 (5.50%) Web Services
10 16 (5.18%) EDI
11 11 (3.56%) SAP XI
12 10 (3.24%) SAP Business Workflow
13 8 (2.59%) SOAP
14 7 (2.27%) REST
15 6 (1.94%) HTML
16 5 (1.62%) SAP BSP
16 5 (1.62%) XML
17 4 (1.29%) HTML5
18 3 (0.97%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (1.29%) FMCG
3 4 (1.29%) User Experience
4 3 (0.97%) Smart Meter
5 2 (0.65%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.65%) Driving Licence
5 2 (0.65%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.65%) PMI
6 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.32%) Life Science
6 1 (0.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.65%) Windows
2 1 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (17.15%) Workflow
2 38 (12.30%) Logistics
3 33 (10.68%) OO
4 29 (9.39%) ERP
5 26 (8.41%) Data Modelling
6 24 (7.77%) Migration
7 22 (7.12%) Project Management
8 18 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (5.18%) Coaching
9 16 (5.18%) CRM
10 15 (4.85%) Data Migration
10 15 (4.85%) Integration Testing
10 15 (4.85%) Time Management
11 14 (4.53%) ITIL
11 14 (4.53%) Workflow Development
12 13 (4.21%) B2B
12 13 (4.21%) Process Improvement
13 12 (3.88%) Data Mapping
13 12 (3.88%) Presales
13 12 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (10.03%) Java
2 14 (4.53%) SAPscript
3 11 (3.56%) SQL
4 7 (2.27%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.65%) C
5 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (13.27%) Security Cleared
2 28 (9.06%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.18%) Degree
4 7 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.94%) SAP Certification
6 3 (0.97%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.97%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.24%) QA
2 3 (0.97%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.65%) SLA
4 1 (0.32%) PMO
4 1 (0.32%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (1.29%) NFS
2 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.32%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 305 (98.71%) SAP
2 21 (6.80%) Adobe
3 16 (5.18%) OpenText
4 9 (2.91%) Sybase
5 8 (2.59%) Oracle
6 5 (1.62%) Microsoft
7 3 (0.97%) Cognos
7 3 (0.97%) Concur
7 3 (0.97%) HP
7 3 (0.97%) Pegasus
7 3 (0.97%) Syclo
7 3 (0.97%) webMethods
8 2 (0.65%) hybris
8 2 (0.65%) Tableau
9 1 (0.32%) Ariba
9 1 (0.32%) Dell
9 1 (0.32%) Informatica
9 1 (0.32%) SEEBURGER
9 1 (0.32%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.32%) VMware
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