Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 591 573 552
Rank change year-on-year -18 -21 -54
Contract jobs citing ABAP 275 332 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.66% 0.78% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 147 144
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £449
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +0.28% +3.76%
10th Percentile £376 £300 £338
90th Percentile £588 £583 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £423
% change year-on-year +11.11% +6.45% +2.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £10.00 £50.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +310.00% -80.20% -24.63%
10th Percentile £39.00 £9.50 £42.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £10.50 £64.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 £51.00
% change year-on-year - -80.39% -23.88%

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 41633 42750 43158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.90% 40.13% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 28899 29383 29187
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £306 £280 £264
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 784 915 976
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +12.31%
10th Percentile £16.08 £14.13 £15.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +1.35% +13.85%

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 18 October 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
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 18 October 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 +11 256 £500 +11.11% 27
UK excluding London +43 186 £500 +11.11% 17
Midlands +43 66 £525 +23.53% 3
South East +11 62 £489 +15.00% 1
London -31 52 £475 +5.56% 8
North of England +104 45 £450 -10.00% 13
East Midlands +37 41 £528 +27.80%
North West +64 36 £426 -10.42% 6
West Midlands +25 23 £500 +17.65% 3
Yorkshire +24 8 £575 +9.52% 7
South West -10 6 £511 +13.61%
East of England -16 6 £401 -19.90%
Wales -2 2 £400 -15.79%
Scotland +18 1 £438 -5.91%
North East - 1 £465 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 267 (97.09%) SAP
2 55 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 46 (16.73%) SC Cleared
4 42 (15.27%) Workflow
5 41 (14.91%) Web Dynpro
6 37 (13.45%) SAP HANA
7 36 (13.09%) ERP
8 33 (12.00%) Logistics
9 32 (11.64%) Finance
10 31 (11.27%) SAPUI5
11 30 (10.91%) SAP BW
12 27 (9.82%) LSMW
13 26 (9.45%) Migration
14 24 (8.73%) BAPI
15 23 (8.36%) Data Migration
16 22 (8.00%) SAP SD
16 22 (8.00%) SAP Fiori
17 21 (7.64%) SAP PI
17 21 (7.64%) SAP Business Workflow
17 21 (7.64%) SAP ERP
18 20 (7.27%) Billing
18 20 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
18 20 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
18 20 (7.27%) Java
19 19 (6.91%) IDoc
20 18 (6.55%) SAP S/4HANA
20 18 (6.55%) Workflow Development
20 18 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
21 17 (6.18%) Web Services
21 17 (6.18%) NetWeaver

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 (6.18%) NetWeaver
2 15 (5.45%) SAP Portal
3 3 (1.09%) SAP EP
4 2 (0.73%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.36%) Documentum
Applications
1 4 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (8.00%) SAP SD
2 21 (7.64%) SAP ERP
3 18 (6.55%) SAP S/4HANA
4 16 (5.82%) SAP IS-U
5 13 (4.73%) SAP FI
6 10 (3.64%) SAP CO
6 10 (3.64%) SAP FI/CO
7 8 (2.91%) SAP MM
7 8 (2.91%) SAP Retail
8 6 (2.18%) SAP BPC
8 6 (2.18%) SAP HR
9 5 (1.82%) SAP HCM
9 5 (1.82%) SAP SRM
10 4 (1.45%) SAP EWM
10 4 (1.45%) SAP FI-AP
10 4 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (1.45%) SAP Payroll
10 4 (1.45%) SAP Travel Management
11 3 (1.09%) SAP CRM
11 3 (1.09%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.91%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.09%) PaaS
3 3 (1.09%) SaaS
4 2 (0.73%) Boomi
5 1 (0.36%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.55%) SMS
2 1 (0.36%) Firewall
2 1 (0.36%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.45%) SAP HANA
2 30 (10.91%) SAP BW
3 16 (5.82%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (2.91%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.55%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 5 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.45%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.73%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.73%) OLAP
9 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.36%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 27 (9.82%) LSMW
2 2 (0.73%) JIRA
General
1 32 (11.64%) Finance
2 20 (7.27%) Billing
3 14 (5.09%) Manufacturing
4 11 (4.00%) Banking
4 11 (4.00%) Retail
5 8 (2.91%) Legal
6 5 (1.82%) Automotive
7 4 (1.45%) Back Office
7 4 (1.45%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.09%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.09%) German Language
8 3 (1.09%) Marketing
9 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.36%) French Language
9 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 114 (41.45%) Consultant
2 105 (38.18%) SAP Consultant
3 93 (33.82%) Developer
4 86 (31.27%) SAP Developer
5 68 (24.73%) ABAP Developer
6 18 (6.55%) ABAP Consultant
6 18 (6.55%) SAPUI5 Developer
7 17 (6.18%) Architect
8 15 (5.45%) Functional Consultant
8 15 (5.45%) SAP SD Consultant
9 14 (5.09%) SAP Functional Consultant
10 12 (4.36%) SAP Architect
11 10 (3.64%) Technical Leader
12 9 (3.27%) Data Migration Lead
12 9 (3.27%) SAP BW Developer
12 9 (3.27%) SAP Data Migration Lead
12 9 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (2.91%) Analyst
13 8 (2.91%) SAP BW Consultant
13 8 (2.91%) SAP Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (14.91%) Web Dynpro
2 31 (11.27%) SAPUI5
3 24 (8.73%) BAPI
4 22 (8.00%) SAP Fiori
5 21 (7.64%) SAP Business Workflow
5 21 (7.64%) SAP PI
6 19 (6.91%) IDoc
7 17 (6.18%) Web Services
8 15 (5.45%) SAP Basis
9 11 (4.00%) SAP Smart Forms
9 11 (4.00%) SAP XI
10 8 (2.91%) XML
11 6 (2.18%) HTML
11 6 (2.18%) SAP ALE
12 5 (1.82%) HTML5
12 5 (1.82%) SAP BSP
12 5 (1.82%) SOAP
13 4 (1.45%) EDI
13 4 (1.45%) REST
14 3 (1.09%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.55%) User Experience
3 6 (2.18%) NHS
4 4 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.73%) PMI
7 1 (0.36%) Clustering
7 1 (0.36%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.36%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.36%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.36%) FMCG
7 1 (0.36%) HACMP
7 1 (0.36%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.09%) Windows
2 1 (0.36%) Linux
2 1 (0.36%) Unix
2 1 (0.36%) VMS
2 1 (0.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (15.27%) Workflow
2 36 (13.09%) ERP
3 33 (12.00%) Logistics
4 26 (9.45%) Migration
5 23 (8.36%) Data Migration
6 20 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (6.55%) Workflow Development
8 16 (5.82%) Data Modelling
8 16 (5.82%) OO
8 16 (5.82%) Time Management
9 14 (5.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (4.73%) Project Management
11 11 (4.00%) Analytics
11 11 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (3.64%) CRM
13 9 (3.27%) Performance Tuning
13 9 (3.27%) Presales
13 9 (3.27%) Process Improvement
14 8 (2.91%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.27%) Java
2 12 (4.36%) SQL
3 6 (2.18%) SAPscript
4 5 (1.82%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.09%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.36%) VB
6 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (16.73%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.64%) Degree
4 4 (1.45%) SAP Certification
5 3 (1.09%) ISEB
6 2 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.73%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.82%) QA
2 3 (1.09%) GAMP
3 2 (0.73%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 267 (97.09%) SAP
2 7 (2.55%) Adobe
3 6 (2.18%) Tableau
4 5 (1.82%) Microsoft
4 5 (1.82%) Oracle
4 5 (1.82%) Sybase
5 3 (1.09%) Cognos
5 3 (1.09%) Kronos
5 3 (1.09%) MuleSoft
5 3 (1.09%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.73%) Ariba
6 2 (0.73%) Concur
6 2 (0.73%) OpenText
6 2 (0.73%) Syclo
7 1 (0.36%) HP
7 1 (0.36%) hybris
7 1 (0.36%) IBM
7 1 (0.36%) SEEBURGER
7 1 (0.36%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.36%) Veritas