Period
to 22 April 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 April 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 595 600 523
Rank change year-on-year +5 -77 +64
Contract jobs citing ABAP 267 298 325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.29% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.65% 0.69% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 141 187
UK median daily rate £465 £484 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.93% +7.56% -
10th Percentile £375 £358 £345
90th Percentile £593 £613 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £484 £450
% change year-on-year -4.96% +7.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £57.50 £65.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.35% -11.88% +17.30%
10th Percentile £52.50 £56.25 £50.78
90th Percentile £73.45 £58.75 £77.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £57.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% +11.11%

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 40,931 43,475 37,689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.86% 42.98% 40.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,519 30,426 25,829
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +2.41%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £295
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 692 778 841
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +5.19%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.61 £16.17
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.55 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%

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 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ABAP over the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Top 16 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 April 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 -19 217 £465 -3.93% 14
UK excluding London +5 183 £460 -4.96% 10
South East +37 79 £450 -5.26% 4
London +18 50 £500 - 4
Midlands -3 35 £488 +2.63% 3
Northern Ireland - 19 £513 -
North of England -26 18 £458 -8.04% 2
East Midlands +26 17 £518 +53.33%
West Midlands -7 17 £425 -15.00% 3
East of England +36 13 £488 -22.00%
North West -19 10 £458 -16.82% 1
Scotland +13 8 £453 -4.74%
Wales -2 6 £618 +24.75%
Yorkshire -12 6 £500 +4.17% 1
South West -32 5 £425 -10.53% 1
North East -5 2 £381 -

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 261 (97.75%) SAP
2 49 (18.35%) SAP PI
3 45 (16.85%) SAP Fiori
4 44 (16.48%) CRM
5 43 (16.10%) Finance
6 42 (15.73%) OO
6 42 (15.73%) SAP S/4HANA
7 40 (14.98%) IDoc
8 38 (14.23%) Java
9 37 (13.86%) SAP BW
10 36 (13.48%) NetWeaver
10 36 (13.48%) ERP
11 34 (12.73%) SAPUI5
12 32 (11.99%) SAP HANA
13 31 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (10.86%) BAPI
14 29 (10.86%) Security Cleared
15 27 (10.11%) Web Dynpro
16 26 (9.74%) Web Services
16 26 (9.74%) SC Cleared
17 25 (9.36%) Adobe
18 24 (8.99%) SQL
19 22 (8.24%) BusinessObjects
20 21 (7.87%) Windows
20 21 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
21 20 (7.49%) SuccessFactors
21 20 (7.49%) OOP
21 20 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
21 20 (7.49%) Workflow
21 20 (7.49%) Back Office

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 36 (13.48%) NetWeaver
2 16 (5.99%) SAP Portal
3 10 (3.75%) Confluence
3 10 (3.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (3.00%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.50%) SAP EP
6 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.37%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 42 (15.73%) SAP S/4HANA
2 18 (6.74%) SAP FI
3 17 (6.37%) SAP CO
3 17 (6.37%) SAP FI/CO
4 16 (5.99%) SAP ERP
5 13 (4.87%) SAP CRM
6 10 (3.75%) SAP MM
6 10 (3.75%) SAP PP
7 9 (3.37%) SAP HR
8 8 (3.00%) SAP BPC
9 6 (2.25%) SAP IS-U
9 6 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (2.25%) SAP PS
10 5 (1.87%) HFM
10 5 (1.87%) Maximo
10 5 (1.87%) SAP SD
11 4 (1.50%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
11 4 (1.50%) SAP POS DM
11 4 (1.50%) SAP QM
11 4 (1.50%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.49%) SuccessFactors
2 13 (4.87%) Boomi
3 1 (0.37%) GitHub
3 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.75%) FTP
2 1 (0.37%) Internet
2 1 (0.37%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.86%) SAP BW
2 32 (11.99%) SAP HANA
3 22 (8.24%) BusinessObjects
4 15 (5.62%) SQL Server
5 11 (4.12%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 9 (3.37%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (1.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.75%) DB2
9 2 (0.75%) Lumira
9 2 (0.75%) OLAP
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (0.75%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.37%) DataStage
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.37%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (3.75%) JIRA
2 9 (3.37%) LSMW
3 5 (1.87%) Eclipse
4 4 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.75%) NWDI
6 1 (0.37%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.37%) FrontPage
6 1 (0.37%) Introscope
6 1 (0.37%) NWDS
6 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 43 (16.10%) Finance
2 20 (7.49%) Back Office
3 17 (6.37%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.00%) Aerospace
4 8 (3.00%) Retail
5 6 (2.25%) Legal
6 5 (1.87%) German Language
7 4 (1.50%) Banking
8 3 (1.12%) Billing
8 3 (1.12%) French Language
8 3 (1.12%) Marketing
9 2 (0.75%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.37%) Automotive
10 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.37%) Local Government
10 1 (0.37%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 101 (37.83%) Developer
2 100 (37.45%) Consultant
3 95 (35.58%) SAP Consultant
4 91 (34.08%) SAP Developer
5 67 (25.09%) ABAP Developer
6 25 (9.36%) Architect
7 20 (7.49%) SAP Architect
8 16 (5.99%) Technical Architect
9 13 (4.87%) SAP CO Consultant
9 13 (4.87%) SAP Technical Architect
10 12 (4.49%) ABAP Consultant
11 11 (4.12%) SAP PI Consultant
12 10 (3.75%) Integration Architect
12 10 (3.75%) Senior Consultant
12 10 (3.75%) Senior SAP Consultant
13 8 (3.00%) SAP PI Developer
13 8 (3.00%) Technical Leader
14 7 (2.62%) Integration Consultant
14 7 (2.62%) SAP MM Consultant
14 7 (2.62%) SAP PP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (18.35%) SAP PI
2 45 (16.85%) SAP Fiori
3 40 (14.98%) IDoc
4 34 (12.73%) SAPUI5
5 29 (10.86%) BAPI
6 27 (10.11%) Web Dynpro
7 26 (9.74%) Web Services
8 20 (7.49%) SAP Smart Forms
8 20 (7.49%) SAP XI
9 16 (5.99%) SAP ALE
10 13 (4.87%) Middleware
11 10 (3.75%) SOAP
12 9 (3.37%) RESTful
12 9 (3.37%) XSLT
13 8 (3.00%) WebSphere MQ
14 7 (2.62%) EDI
14 7 (2.62%) SAP Basis
15 5 (1.87%) HTML
15 5 (1.87%) XML
16 4 (1.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.87%) User Experience
3 10 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.12%) Learning Management System
7 2 (0.75%) Clustering
7 2 (0.75%) CMDB
8 1 (0.37%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.37%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.37%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.37%) Life Science
8 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.37%) PMI
8 1 (0.37%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.37%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.37%) Replication
8 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.87%) Windows
2 11 (4.12%) Linux
3 10 (3.75%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.37%) Unix
5 7 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.62%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (16.48%) CRM
2 42 (15.73%) OO
3 36 (13.48%) ERP
4 31 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (7.49%) Migration
6 20 (7.49%) OOP
6 20 (7.49%) Workflow
7 18 (6.74%) Business Analysis
7 18 (6.74%) Unit Testing
8 17 (6.37%) Configuration Management
8 17 (6.37%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (5.24%) Logistics
10 13 (4.87%) Data Migration
10 13 (4.87%) Data Modelling
10 13 (4.87%) ITIL
10 13 (4.87%) Technical Architecture
10 13 (4.87%) Test Scripting
11 11 (4.12%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 38 (14.23%) Java
2 24 (8.99%) SQL
3 18 (6.74%) SAPscript
4 5 (1.87%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.37%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 29 (10.86%) Security Cleared
2 26 (9.74%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.62%) Degree
4 10 (3.75%) CCA
5 3 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.12%) SAP Certification
6 2 (0.75%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.37%) ISEB
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.62%) Data Quality
1 7 (2.62%) SLA
2 6 (2.25%) PMO
3 5 (1.87%) IFRS
4 4 (1.50%) QA
5 1 (0.37%) GAMP
System Software
1 7 (2.62%) Virtual Machines
1 7 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (2.62%) vSphere
2 4 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (1.87%) HP ALM
2 4 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.12%) MOM
4 2 (0.75%) Control-M
4 2 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.37%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 261 (97.75%) SAP
2 25 (9.36%) Adobe
3 16 (5.99%) Ariba
3 16 (5.99%) Oracle
4 12 (4.49%) Dell
5 8 (3.00%) IBM
5 8 (3.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (2.62%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.62%) Sun
6 7 (2.62%) VMware
6 7 (2.62%) webMethods
7 6 (2.25%) CA
7 6 (2.25%) hybris
7 6 (2.25%) Hyperion
8 5 (1.87%) HP
8 5 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.50%) Remedy
10 3 (1.12%) Informatica
11 2 (0.75%) Cadence
11 2 (0.75%) Tableau