Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 584 542 585
Rank change year-on-year -42 +43 -62
Contract jobs citing ABAP 303 304 308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.33% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.70% 0.81% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 170 130
UK median daily rate £475 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% +1.12%
10th Percentile £388 £350 £325
90th Percentile £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £469 £450
% change year-on-year +3.47% +4.17% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £50.00 £55.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -10.11% +25.00%
10th Percentile £56.25 £40.70 £44.81
90th Percentile £58.75 £75.10 £64.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +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 43,379 37,759 40,648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.05% 41.46% 38.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,326 25,896 27,814
UK median daily rate £463 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.56% +2.99% +4.38%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.87% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 787 815 952
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +7.79% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.82 £16.70 £14.01
90th Percentile £52.50 £55.70 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.13 £38.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +6.82% +10.00%

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 27 May 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
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 27 May 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 -47 260 £475 +0.53% 46
UK excluding London +1 190 £485 +3.47% 42
London -74 65 £475 +3.26% 6
South East -13 59 £486 +9.16% 14
North of England +13 51 £485 +4.30% 6
Midlands -35 39 £475 -5.00% 10
North West +5 30 £535 +8.08% 6
West Midlands -7 23 £481 +24.19% 5
Wales +6 16 £473 +26.00%
Scotland -24 16 £475 +38.69% 2
Yorkshire -9 15 £495 +10.00%
East Midlands -35 10 £485 -4.43% 4
North East +10 6 £450 +12.50%
South West -2 5 £550 +29.41% 5
East of England -3 4 £625 +72.41% 5

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 302 (99.67%) SAP
2 41 (13.53%) SAP HANA
3 33 (10.89%) Finance
4 31 (10.23%) Security Cleared
5 30 (9.90%) SAP PI
6 29 (9.57%) SAP Smart Forms
6 29 (9.57%) SAP MM
7 28 (9.24%) SC Cleared
8 26 (8.58%) OO
9 25 (8.25%) SAP BW
10 24 (7.92%) Migration
11 23 (7.59%) Manufacturing
12 22 (7.26%) SAP HR
12 22 (7.26%) IDoc
12 22 (7.26%) Self-Motivation
13 21 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
14 19 (6.27%) NetWeaver
14 19 (6.27%) Java
14 19 (6.27%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (6.27%) SAP Fiori
15 18 (5.94%) SuccessFactors
16 17 (5.61%) LSMW
16 17 (5.61%) Logistics
16 17 (5.61%) HTML
16 17 (5.61%) SAPUI5
17 16 (5.28%) SAP S/4HANA
17 16 (5.28%) Data Modelling
17 16 (5.28%) Workflow
17 16 (5.28%) SAP HCM

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 19 (6.27%) NetWeaver
2 3 (0.99%) SAP Portal
3 2 (0.66%) SAP EP
4 1 (0.33%) CMS
4 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.33%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.33%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 29 (9.57%) SAP MM
2 22 (7.26%) SAP HR
3 16 (5.28%) SAP HCM
3 16 (5.28%) SAP S/4HANA
4 13 (4.29%) SAP Payroll
5 12 (3.96%) SAP IS-U
5 12 (3.96%) SAP SD
6 10 (3.30%) SAP FSCM
7 9 (2.97%) SAP CO
7 9 (2.97%) SAP FI
7 9 (2.97%) SAP FI/CO
8 8 (2.64%) SAP WM
9 7 (2.31%) SAP BPC
9 7 (2.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (1.98%) SAP ERP
10 6 (1.98%) SAP PP
11 5 (1.65%) SAP PM
11 5 (1.65%) SAP SCM
12 4 (1.32%) SAP FI-GL
12 4 (1.32%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.94%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (1.65%) Boomi
3 3 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.66%) SaaS
5 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.66%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (13.53%) SAP HANA
2 25 (8.25%) SAP BW
3 12 (3.96%) BusinessObjects
4 11 (3.63%) SAP Data Services
5 10 (3.30%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 5 (1.65%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.32%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 4 (1.32%) Power BI
7 4 (1.32%) Spotfire
8 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.66%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.66%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.66%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (5.61%) LSMW
2 6 (1.98%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.99%) NWDI
4 2 (0.66%) Ant
4 2 (0.66%) Maven
4 2 (0.66%) NWDS
5 1 (0.33%) eCATT
5 1 (0.33%) Introscope
5 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 33 (10.89%) Finance
2 23 (7.59%) Manufacturing
3 14 (4.62%) Billing
4 6 (1.98%) Retail
5 4 (1.32%) Automotive
5 4 (1.32%) Banking
5 4 (1.32%) General Ledger
5 4 (1.32%) German Language
6 2 (0.66%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.66%) Back Office
6 2 (0.66%) French Language
6 2 (0.66%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 116 (38.28%) Developer
2 112 (36.96%) SAP Developer
3 103 (33.99%) Consultant
4 96 (31.68%) SAP Consultant
5 91 (30.03%) ABAP Developer
6 19 (6.27%) Architect
7 18 (5.94%) ABAP Consultant
8 17 (5.61%) SAP Architect
9 12 (3.96%) SAP MM Consultant
9 12 (3.96%) SAP PI Developer
10 11 (3.63%) HR Consultant
10 11 (3.63%) SAP HR Consultant
11 9 (2.97%) Functional Consultant
11 9 (2.97%) SAP BW Consultant
11 9 (2.97%) SAP Functional Consultant
12 8 (2.64%) SAP Manager
13 7 (2.31%) Technical Architect
14 6 (1.98%) SAP Basis Consultant
14 6 (1.98%) SAP Technical Architect
14 6 (1.98%) SAP WM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (9.90%) SAP PI
2 29 (9.57%) SAP Smart Forms
3 22 (7.26%) IDoc
4 19 (6.27%) SAP Fiori
5 17 (5.61%) HTML
5 17 (5.61%) SAPUI5
6 15 (4.95%) BAPI
7 14 (4.62%) Web Services
8 13 (4.29%) HTML5
8 13 (4.29%) REST
8 13 (4.29%) SAP Basis
9 12 (3.96%) Web Dynpro
10 11 (3.63%) XML
11 9 (2.97%) CSS
11 9 (2.97%) SAP XI
12 8 (2.64%) EDI
12 8 (2.64%) SAP ALE
12 8 (2.64%) SOAP
13 6 (1.98%) Middleware
14 4 (1.32%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.26%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (3.96%) Smart Meter
3 10 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.64%) FMCG
5 5 (1.65%) Replication
6 3 (0.99%) Driving Licence
6 3 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.66%) LIMS
7 2 (0.66%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.66%) User Experience
7 2 (0.66%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.99%) Windows
2 2 (0.66%) Linux
3 1 (0.33%) Unix
3 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (8.58%) OO
2 24 (7.92%) Migration
3 21 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (6.27%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (5.61%) Logistics
6 16 (5.28%) Data Modelling
6 16 (5.28%) Workflow
7 15 (4.95%) Project Management
8 14 (4.62%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (4.29%) ERP
9 13 (4.29%) Test Scripting
10 11 (3.63%) Change Management
10 11 (3.63%) Data Migration
10 11 (3.63%) ITIL
11 10 (3.30%) SAP Implementation
12 9 (2.97%) Procure-to-Pay
13 8 (2.64%) Analytics
13 8 (2.64%) OOP
13 8 (2.64%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.27%) Java
2 15 (4.95%) JavaScript
2 15 (4.95%) SQL
3 13 (4.29%) SAPscript
4 1 (0.33%) Python
4 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 28 (9.24%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.96%) Degree
4 4 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.32%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.33%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.31%) QA
2 3 (0.99%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.33%) IFRS
3 1 (0.33%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (0.33%) CA Wily
1 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.33%) MOM
Vendors
1 302 (99.67%) SAP
2 10 (3.30%) Oracle
3 8 (2.64%) hybris
4 7 (2.31%) Workday
5 6 (1.98%) Concur
6 5 (1.65%) Ariba
6 5 (1.65%) Dell
7 3 (0.99%) Adobe
7 3 (0.99%) Sybase
8 2 (0.66%) Capita
8 2 (0.66%) Cognos
8 2 (0.66%) Microsoft
8 2 (0.66%) OpenText
8 2 (0.66%) Remedy
8 2 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.66%) Tableau
9 1 (0.33%) Kronos
9 1 (0.33%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.33%) SEEBURGER
9 1 (0.33%) ServiceNow