Period
to 24 March 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 24 March 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
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 611 604 530
Rank change year-on-year -7 -74 +52
Contract jobs citing ABAP 267 294 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.29% 0.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.64% 0.68% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 146 190
UK median daily rate £453 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.50% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £375 £357 £356
90th Percentile £600 £613 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £488 £440
% change year-on-year -7.69% +10.80% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £57.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £52.50 £56.25 £47.50
90th Percentile £73.45 £58.75 £52.50
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 41,839 43,489 38,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.33% 42.58% 40.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,259 30,477 26,128
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £290
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 806 843
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.81 £15.99
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.78 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 March 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 24 March 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 24 March 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 -25 220 £450 -10.00% 9
UK excluding London +1 184 £450 -7.69% 14
South East +22 89 £430 -11.79% 2
London +18 48 £500 -8.26%
Midlands -23 30 £488 +2.63% 5
North of England -36 17 £450 -13.88% 2
Northern Ireland - 17 £425 -
East Midlands +18 15 £500 +42.86% 4
East of England +27 14 £475 -24.00%
West Midlands -35 14 £419 -20.24% 1
North West -12 12 £463 -13.95% 1
Scotland +7 8 £453 -4.74% 3
Wales -3 5 £618 +41.55% 2
South West -25 4 £425 -10.53%
Yorkshire -2 3 £500 +2.56%
North East +1 2 £381 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 260 (97.38%) SAP
2 54 (20.22%) SAP PI
3 53 (19.85%) CRM
4 46 (17.23%) SAP Fiori
5 45 (16.85%) OO
5 45 (16.85%) Java
6 40 (14.98%) IDoc
7 39 (14.61%) NetWeaver
8 38 (14.23%) SAP BW
9 37 (13.86%) SAP S/4HANA
10 36 (13.48%) Finance
10 36 (13.48%) ERP
11 34 (12.73%) SAPUI5
12 32 (11.99%) Agile Software Development
13 31 (11.61%) Web Dynpro
14 29 (10.86%) Adobe
14 29 (10.86%) SAP HANA
15 27 (10.11%) Security Cleared
16 26 (9.74%) Configuration Management
17 25 (9.36%) Workflow
17 25 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
18 24 (8.99%) SC Cleared
18 24 (8.99%) SAP Portal
18 24 (8.99%) BAPI
19 23 (8.61%) Web Services
20 22 (8.24%) BusinessObjects
21 21 (7.87%) SQL
21 21 (7.87%) Migration
21 21 (7.87%) SuccessFactors
22 20 (7.49%) SAP XI

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 39 (14.61%) NetWeaver
2 24 (8.99%) SAP Portal
3 14 (5.24%) Confluence
4 10 (3.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (3.00%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.50%) SAP EP
7 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (2.62%) 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 37 (13.86%) SAP S/4HANA
2 19 (7.12%) SAP FI
3 18 (6.74%) SAP ERP
4 17 (6.37%) SAP CO
4 17 (6.37%) SAP FI/CO
5 15 (5.62%) SAP CRM
6 14 (5.24%) SAP PP
7 13 (4.87%) SAP MM
8 10 (3.75%) SAP HR
9 9 (3.37%) SAP BPC
10 7 (2.62%) SAP IS-U
10 7 (2.62%) SAP SD
11 6 (2.25%) SAP PS
12 5 (1.87%) HFM
12 5 (1.87%) Maximo
12 5 (1.87%) SAP EWM
13 4 (1.50%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
13 4 (1.50%) SAP POS DM
13 4 (1.50%) SAP PSCD
13 4 (1.50%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.87%) 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 38 (14.23%) SAP BW
2 29 (10.86%) SAP HANA
3 22 (8.24%) BusinessObjects
4 15 (5.62%) SQL Server
5 9 (3.37%) SAP Data Services
6 7 (2.62%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 5 (1.87%) Lumira
8 4 (1.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.75%) DB2
10 2 (0.75%) OLAP
10 2 (0.75%) Oracle OLAP
10 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.37%) BODI
11 1 (0.37%) DataStage
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.37%) Snowflake Schema
11 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.37%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 14 (5.24%) JIRA
2 7 (2.62%) LSMW
3 5 (1.87%) Eclipse
3 5 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.50%) NWDI
5 1 (0.37%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.37%) FrontPage
5 1 (0.37%) Hudson
5 1 (0.37%) Introscope
5 1 (0.37%) NWDS
5 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (13.48%) Finance
2 18 (6.74%) Back Office
3 15 (5.62%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.00%) Aerospace
5 7 (2.62%) Retail
6 6 (2.25%) Legal
7 5 (1.87%) German Language
8 4 (1.50%) Banking
9 3 (1.12%) Billing
9 3 (1.12%) French Language
9 3 (1.12%) Marketing
10 2 (0.75%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.37%) Automotive
11 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.37%) Local Government
11 1 (0.37%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 114 (42.70%) Consultant
2 108 (40.45%) SAP Consultant
3 91 (34.08%) Developer
4 83 (31.09%) SAP Developer
5 64 (23.97%) ABAP Developer
6 28 (10.49%) Architect
7 21 (7.87%) SAP Architect
8 17 (6.37%) Technical Architect
9 14 (5.24%) SAP Technical Architect
10 13 (4.87%) ABAP Consultant
10 13 (4.87%) SAP CO 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 9 (3.37%) SAP BW Consultant
14 8 (3.00%) Integration Consultant
14 8 (3.00%) SAP MM Consultant
14 8 (3.00%) SAP PI Developer
14 8 (3.00%) SAP PP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (20.22%) SAP PI
2 46 (17.23%) SAP Fiori
3 40 (14.98%) IDoc
4 34 (12.73%) SAPUI5
5 31 (11.61%) Web Dynpro
6 24 (8.99%) BAPI
7 23 (8.61%) Web Services
8 20 (7.49%) SAP XI
9 16 (5.99%) SAP Smart Forms
10 13 (4.87%) Middleware
10 13 (4.87%) SAP ALE
11 11 (4.12%) XSLT
12 8 (3.00%) SOAP
12 8 (3.00%) WebSphere MQ
13 7 (2.62%) EDI
13 7 (2.62%) RESTful
13 7 (2.62%) SAP Basis
14 6 (2.25%) J2EE
15 5 (1.87%) XML
16 4 (1.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (5.99%) User Experience
2 11 (4.12%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.75%) Clustering
6 2 (0.75%) CMDB
6 2 (0.75%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.75%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.75%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.37%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.37%) PMI
7 1 (0.37%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.37%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.37%) Replication
7 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.49%) 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 53 (19.85%) CRM
2 45 (16.85%) OO
3 36 (13.48%) ERP
4 32 (11.99%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (9.74%) Configuration Management
6 25 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (9.36%) Workflow
7 21 (7.87%) Migration
8 20 (7.49%) OOP
9 17 (6.37%) Business Analysis
9 17 (6.37%) ITIL
9 17 (6.37%) Unit Testing
10 16 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (5.99%) Data Migration
10 16 (5.99%) Problem Management
10 16 (5.99%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (5.99%) Waterfall
11 15 (5.62%) Data Modelling
11 15 (5.62%) Technical Architecture
11 15 (5.62%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 45 (16.85%) Java
2 21 (7.87%) SQL
3 14 (5.24%) SAPscript
4 4 (1.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.37%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 27 (10.11%) Security Cleared
2 24 (8.99%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.24%) 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%) SLA
2 6 (2.25%) PMO
3 5 (1.87%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.87%) IFRS
4 2 (0.75%) 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 7 (2.62%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.25%) HP ALM
3 4 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.12%) MOM
5 2 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.37%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 260 (97.38%) SAP
2 29 (10.86%) Adobe
3 18 (6.74%) Ariba
4 16 (5.99%) Oracle
5 12 (4.49%) Dell
6 9 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (3.37%) webMethods
7 8 (3.00%) CA
7 8 (3.00%) IBM
8 7 (2.62%) Microsoft
8 7 (2.62%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.62%) Sun
8 7 (2.62%) VMware
9 6 (2.25%) HP
9 6 (2.25%) hybris
9 6 (2.25%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.50%) Remedy
11 2 (0.75%) Concur
11 2 (0.75%) Tableau
12 1 (0.37%) ServiceNow