Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 552 599 548
Rank change year-on-year +47 -51 -81
Contract jobs citing ABAP 298 306 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.75% 0.72% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 126 127
UK median daily rate £480 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £363 £309 £357
90th Percentile £553 £575 £596
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £38.13 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.15% -23.75% +14.94%
10th Percentile £40.70 £15.11 £44.58
90th Percentile £75.10 £61.24 £60.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £10.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year +400.00% -84.62% +49.43%

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 39610 42579 42705
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.66% 38.70% 37.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27147 29186 28205
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £594 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 793 917 880
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.27 £15.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14% -

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 24 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ABAP over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 July 2017. 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 +78 271 £485 +7.78% 32
UK excluding London +57 182 £488 +8.33% 30
Midlands +57 77 £500 +11.11% 6
London +32 66 £475 +5.56% 1
East Midlands +33 60 £510 +13.22%
South East +28 54 £475 +11.76% 3
North of England +63 32 £469 -14.77% 18
North West +31 19 £500 +3.63% 15
West Midlands +23 14 £388 -7.74% 6
Yorkshire +24 10 £425 -22.73% 3
South West -7 9 £434 +11.87% 1
East of England -10 9 £401 -5.76% 2
North East +57 3 £400 -27.27%
Scotland - 3 £335 -
Wales -18 2 - -

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 295 (98.99%) SAP
2 52 (17.45%) Security Cleared
3 50 (16.78%) Workflow
4 47 (15.77%) Web Dynpro
5 46 (15.44%) Logistics
6 42 (14.09%) SC Cleared
7 40 (13.42%) IDoc
8 36 (12.08%) Finance
9 34 (11.41%) SAP HANA
10 33 (11.07%) OO
11 32 (10.74%) Migration
12 31 (10.40%) SAP SD
13 30 (10.07%) SAP BW
13 30 (10.07%) Manufacturing
13 30 (10.07%) Billing
14 29 (9.73%) BAPI
15 27 (9.06%) ERP
15 27 (9.06%) SAPUI5
16 26 (8.72%) Web Services
17 25 (8.39%) Data Migration
18 23 (7.72%) Java
19 22 (7.38%) Data Modelling
19 22 (7.38%) SAP Smart Forms
20 21 (7.05%) LSMW
20 21 (7.05%) Time Management
21 20 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
22 19 (6.38%) SAP Basis
23 18 (6.04%) SAP Business Workflow
23 18 (6.04%) Project Management
23 18 (6.04%) SAP PI

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 17 (5.70%) NetWeaver
2 8 (2.68%) Documentum
3 4 (1.34%) SAP Portal
4 2 (0.67%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.34%) Confluence
5 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.34%) SAS
5 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 31 (10.40%) SAP SD
2 14 (4.70%) SAP FI
3 13 (4.36%) SAP HR
4 12 (4.03%) SAP CO
4 12 (4.03%) SAP FI/CO
5 11 (3.69%) SAP IS-U
6 10 (3.36%) SAP S/4HANA
7 9 (3.02%) SAP ERP
7 9 (3.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 8 (2.68%) SAP Payroll
9 7 (2.35%) SAP MM
9 7 (2.35%) SAP WM
10 6 (2.01%) SAP EHS
10 6 (2.01%) SAP HCM
10 6 (2.01%) SAP PM
11 5 (1.68%) SAP PLM
12 4 (1.34%) SAP BPC
12 4 (1.34%) SAP Retail
13 3 (1.01%) SAP CRM
13 3 (1.01%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.02%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.67%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.01%) HTTP
1 6 (2.01%) Internet
2 1 (0.34%) Firewall
2 1 (0.34%) FTP
2 1 (0.34%) LDAP
2 1 (0.34%) SMS
2 1 (0.34%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.41%) SAP HANA
2 30 (10.07%) SAP BW
3 14 (4.70%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (2.01%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.68%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 3 (1.01%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (0.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.67%) OLAP
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.34%) MS Access
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (7.05%) LSMW
2 1 (0.34%) JIRA
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.34%) Toad
General
1 36 (12.08%) Finance
2 30 (10.07%) Billing
2 30 (10.07%) Manufacturing
3 11 (3.69%) Legal
4 9 (3.02%) Retail
5 7 (2.35%) General Ledger
6 6 (2.01%) German Language
7 5 (1.68%) Back Office
7 5 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.67%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.34%) Automotive
9 1 (0.34%) Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 122 (40.94%) Consultant
2 117 (39.26%) SAP Consultant
3 102 (34.23%) Developer
4 93 (31.21%) SAP Developer
5 81 (27.18%) ABAP Developer
6 24 (8.05%) ABAP Consultant
7 20 (6.71%) SAP SD Consultant
8 15 (5.03%) Architect
9 13 (4.36%) SAP Architect
10 12 (4.03%) Data Migration Lead
10 12 (4.03%) SAP Data Migration Lead
10 12 (4.03%) SAPUI5 Developer
10 12 (4.03%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (3.69%) Analyst
11 11 (3.69%) SAP Solutions Architect
11 11 (3.69%) Technical Leader
12 9 (3.02%) SAP Analyst
13 8 (2.68%) SAP Basis Consultant
13 8 (2.68%) SAP PI Developer
14 7 (2.35%) SAP CO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (15.77%) Web Dynpro
2 40 (13.42%) IDoc
3 29 (9.73%) BAPI
4 27 (9.06%) SAPUI5
5 26 (8.72%) Web Services
6 22 (7.38%) SAP Smart Forms
7 19 (6.38%) SAP Basis
8 18 (6.04%) SAP Business Workflow
8 18 (6.04%) SAP PI
9 17 (5.70%) SAP ALE
10 16 (5.37%) SAP Fiori
11 12 (4.03%) EDI
12 9 (3.02%) SOAP
13 7 (2.35%) REST
13 7 (2.35%) XML
14 6 (2.01%) SAP BSP
14 6 (2.01%) SAP XI
15 5 (1.68%) HTML
16 3 (1.01%) HTML5
16 3 (1.01%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.68%) User Experience
3 4 (1.34%) FMCG
3 4 (1.34%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.67%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.34%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.34%) Life Science
6 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.34%) PMI
6 1 (0.34%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.67%) Windows
2 1 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (16.78%) Workflow
2 46 (15.44%) Logistics
3 33 (11.07%) OO
4 32 (10.74%) Migration
5 27 (9.06%) ERP
6 25 (8.39%) Data Migration
7 22 (7.38%) Data Modelling
8 21 (7.05%) Time Management
9 18 (6.04%) Project Management
10 17 (5.70%) Workflow Development
11 16 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (5.37%) Coaching
12 15 (5.03%) Integration Testing
13 14 (4.70%) Data Mapping
14 13 (4.36%) B2B
14 13 (4.36%) CRM
14 13 (4.36%) Presales
15 12 (4.03%) ITIL
15 12 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (3.02%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.72%) Java
2 14 (4.70%) SAPscript
3 11 (3.69%) SQL
4 4 (1.34%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.34%) C
5 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (17.45%) Security Cleared
2 42 (14.09%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.37%) Degree
4 4 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.67%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.67%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.34%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.02%) QA
2 3 (1.01%) SLA
3 2 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.34%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (1.34%) NFS
2 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 295 (98.99%) SAP
2 9 (3.02%) Adobe
2 9 (3.02%) OpenText
2 9 (3.02%) Sybase
3 7 (2.35%) Oracle
4 5 (1.68%) Syclo
5 4 (1.34%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.01%) Cognos
6 3 (1.01%) Concur
6 3 (1.01%) HP
6 3 (1.01%) Pegasus
7 2 (0.67%) Ariba
7 2 (0.67%) Tableau
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco
8 1 (0.34%) hybris
8 1 (0.34%) Informatica
8 1 (0.34%) SEEBURGER
8 1 (0.34%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.34%) VMware
8 1 (0.34%) webMethods
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