Period
to 14 October 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 14 October 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 509 657 623
Rank change year-on-year +148 -34 -33
Contract jobs citing ABAP 312 248 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.87% 0.55% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 112 138
UK median daily rate £500 £468 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -6.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £410 £375 £373
90th Percentile £632 £611 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
UK median hourly rate £67.50 £35.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.86% -14.63% +310.00%
10th Percentile £59.50 £35.00 £39.00
90th Percentile £100.00 £35.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +85.71% - -

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 35,901 45,451 41,212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.03% 44.47% 41.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,880 31,889 28,571
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £323 £313 £306
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 707 788
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.31 £16.25 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £53.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.38 £40.50
% change year-on-year +1.46% +4.65% +8.00%

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 14 October 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 14 October 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 14 October 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 +118 253 £500 +5.26% 31
UK excluding London +122 228 £500 +11.11% 32
South East +97 122 £475 +5.56% 13
London +54 48 £525 - 5
North of England +22 27 £500 +11.11% 5
Northern Ireland - 27 £600 -
Midlands +45 24 £565 +24.52% 4
West Midlands +33 14 £494 +8.82% 1
North West -2 13 £466 +9.11% 5
Yorkshire +40 12 £500 +4.17%
Wales +33 10 £490 +7.10% 5
East Midlands +32 10 £593 +39.53% 3
Scotland +27 9 £471 +6.50% 1
East of England +32 5 £303 -40.98% 2
South West -9 4 £425 - 2
North East +17 2 - -

For the 6 months to 14 October 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.

1 308 (98.72%) SAP
2 68 (21.79%) SAP BW
2 68 (21.79%) SAP Fiori
3 54 (17.31%) OO
4 51 (16.35%) Finance
5 49 (15.71%) SAPUI5
5 49 (15.71%) SAP S/4HANA
6 48 (15.38%) BAPI
7 47 (15.06%) SAP HANA
8 45 (14.42%) Business Intelligence
8 45 (14.42%) Security Cleared
9 38 (12.18%) SC Cleared
10 36 (11.54%) SAP PI
11 31 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
12 30 (9.62%) Adobe
12 30 (9.62%) Web Dynpro
12 30 (9.62%) SAP Smart Forms
13 29 (9.29%) BusinessObjects
13 29 (9.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
14 28 (8.97%) Data Modelling
15 27 (8.65%) OOP
15 27 (8.65%) Web Services
15 27 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
16 26 (8.33%) SAPscript
16 26 (8.33%) Manufacturing
17 25 (8.01%) Logistics
18 24 (7.69%) Unit Testing
19 23 (7.37%) Migration
19 23 (7.37%) CRM
19 23 (7.37%) User Acceptance Testing

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 (5.45%) NetWeaver
1 17 (5.45%) SAP Portal
2 14 (4.49%) Confluence
3 9 (2.88%) SAP EP
Applications
1 6 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 49 (15.71%) SAP S/4HANA
2 22 (7.05%) SAP FI
3 17 (5.45%) SAP CO
3 17 (5.45%) SAP FI/CO
4 16 (5.13%) SAP MM
4 16 (5.13%) SAP WM
5 14 (4.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (3.21%) SAP CRM
7 9 (2.88%) SAP PP
8 8 (2.56%) SAP HCM
8 8 (2.56%) SAP HR
8 8 (2.56%) SAP PSCD
8 8 (2.56%) SAP SD
9 6 (1.92%) SAP Payroll
10 5 (1.60%) SAP QM
11 4 (1.28%) SAP BPC
11 4 (1.28%) SAP ERP
11 4 (1.28%) SAP IBP
12 3 (0.96%) SAP IS-U
12 3 (0.96%) SAP LE
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.85%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (1.28%) IaaS
2 4 (1.28%) PaaS
3 2 (0.64%) Azure
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.32%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.64%) HTTP
2 1 (0.32%) FTP
2 1 (0.32%) RTP
2 1 (0.32%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (21.79%) SAP BW
2 47 (15.06%) SAP HANA
3 29 (9.29%) BusinessObjects
3 29 (9.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 12 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.88%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 7 (2.24%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.60%) BusinessObjects XI
7 5 (1.60%) Lumira
7 5 (1.60%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.60%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.60%) SAP Data Services
7 5 (1.60%) SQL Server
8 2 (0.64%) MaxDB
8 2 (0.64%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (0.32%) Big Data
9 1 (0.32%) Power BI
9 1 (0.32%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 23 (7.37%) LSMW
2 14 (4.49%) JIRA
3 10 (3.21%) eCATT
4 5 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
General
1 51 (16.35%) Finance
2 26 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 9 (2.88%) Back Office
4 6 (1.92%) Public Sector
4 6 (1.92%) Retail
5 5 (1.60%) Banking
6 3 (0.96%) Police
7 2 (0.64%) Advertising
7 2 (0.64%) Billing
7 2 (0.64%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.64%) French Language
8 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.32%) Electronics
8 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Marketing
8 1 (0.32%) Military
8 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.32%) Publishing
8 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 132 (42.31%) Developer
2 119 (38.14%) SAP Developer
3 106 (33.97%) Consultant
4 103 (33.01%) SAP Consultant
5 91 (29.17%) ABAP Developer
6 26 (8.33%) SAP BW Developer
7 24 (7.69%) Architect
8 21 (6.73%) ABAP Consultant
8 21 (6.73%) SAP Architect
9 14 (4.49%) Technical Architect
10 13 (4.17%) SAP Technical Architect
11 11 (3.53%) SAP WM Consultant
12 10 (3.21%) Data Consultant
12 10 (3.21%) Designer
12 10 (3.21%) Digital Designer
12 10 (3.21%) SAP BW Consultant
12 10 (3.21%) SAP Data Consultant
12 10 (3.21%) Solutions Designer
13 9 (2.88%) Data Migration Consultant
13 9 (2.88%) SAPUI5 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (21.79%) SAP Fiori
2 49 (15.71%) SAPUI5
3 48 (15.38%) BAPI
4 36 (11.54%) SAP PI
5 30 (9.62%) SAP Smart Forms
5 30 (9.62%) Web Dynpro
6 27 (8.65%) Web Services
7 20 (6.41%) IDoc
8 18 (5.77%) SAP ALE
9 13 (4.17%) SAP XI
10 8 (2.56%) SAP BSP
11 5 (1.60%) EDI
12 4 (1.28%) SAP Basis
12 4 (1.28%) XML
13 2 (0.64%) JDBC
13 2 (0.64%) jQuery
14 1 (0.32%) .NET
14 1 (0.32%) SOAP
14 1 (0.32%) XSD
14 1 (0.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (1.92%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.28%) FMCG
4 3 (0.96%) CMDB
4 3 (0.96%) SWIFT
4 3 (0.96%) Virtual Team
5 2 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (0.64%) User Experience
6 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.32%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.32%) Derivative
6 1 (0.32%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.32%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.32%) iSeries
6 1 (0.32%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.32%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.32%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.32%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.56%) Linux
1 8 (2.56%) Windows
2 5 (1.60%) Unix
3 4 (1.28%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (17.31%) OO
2 45 (14.42%) Business Intelligence
3 31 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (8.97%) Data Modelling
5 27 (8.65%) OOP
5 27 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (8.01%) Logistics
7 24 (7.69%) Unit Testing
8 23 (7.37%) CRM
8 23 (7.37%) Migration
8 23 (7.37%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (6.73%) Waterfall
10 20 (6.41%) Configuration Management
11 18 (5.77%) Workflow
12 17 (5.45%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (5.45%) Problem Management
13 16 (5.13%) ERP
13 16 (5.13%) Technical Architecture
14 15 (4.81%) SAP Implementation
15 13 (4.17%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.33%) SAPscript
2 16 (5.13%) Java
3 12 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 11 (3.53%) SQL
5 1 (0.32%) C
5 1 (0.32%) C#
5 1 (0.32%) Groovy
5 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (14.42%) Security Cleared
2 38 (12.18%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.17%) Degree
4 3 (0.96%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.32%) CCA
5 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.88%) SLA
2 5 (1.60%) QA
3 4 (1.28%) GxP
4 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.32%) GDPR
4 1 (0.32%) RosettaNet
4 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (0.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.32%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (2.24%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.32%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 308 (98.72%) SAP
2 30 (9.62%) Adobe
3 14 (4.49%) webMethods
4 13 (4.17%) Ariba
5 11 (3.53%) Oracle
6 7 (2.24%) HP
7 6 (1.92%) Concur
8 4 (1.28%) OpenText
9 3 (0.96%) Manugistics
9 3 (0.96%) Reuters
9 3 (0.96%) Veritas
10 2 (0.64%) CA
10 2 (0.64%) hybris
10 2 (0.64%) Microsoft
10 2 (0.64%) Sybase
10 2 (0.64%) Tableau
11 1 (0.32%) Palantir