Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 519 655 618
Rank change year-on-year +136 -37 -16
Contract jobs citing ABAP 296 244 282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.84% 0.53% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 115 145
UK median daily rate £500 £458 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.29% -8.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £410 £375 £365
90th Percentile £625 £610 £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 3 3 1
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £35.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.71% -14.63% +310.00%
10th Percentile £62.50 £35.00 £39.00
90th Percentile £69.50 £69.00 £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 35,035 45,912 42,610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.74% 44.64% 42.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,214 32,294 29,731
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £323 £315 £308
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 711 681 791
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.18 £16.25 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.70% +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 12 November 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
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 12 November 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 +87 253 £500 +9.29% 20
UK excluding London +105 213 £500 +11.11% 16
South East +72 123 £495 +13.14% 3
London +68 53 £500 -10.71% 4
North of England +34 26 £500 +16.28% 7
Midlands +33 22 £580 +27.82% 4
Northern Ireland - 15 £600 -
West Midlands +34 12 £513 +12.95% 2
Yorkshire +32 12 £500 - 1
North West +11 12 £500 +16.28% 6
East Midlands +14 10 £593 +28.22% 2
Scotland +31 9 £471 +8.33%
Wales +39 8 £490 +5.38%
East of England +36 5 £303 -36.32% 2
South West +1 5 £425 -
North East - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 292 (98.65%) SAP
2 82 (27.70%) SAP Fiori
3 64 (21.62%) SAPUI5
4 62 (20.95%) SAP BW
5 52 (17.57%) OO
6 49 (16.55%) SAP HANA
7 48 (16.22%) Finance
8 44 (14.86%) BAPI
9 42 (14.19%) Business Intelligence
9 42 (14.19%) Security Cleared
9 42 (14.19%) SAP S/4HANA
10 36 (12.16%) SC Cleared
11 34 (11.49%) SAP PI
12 33 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
13 31 (10.47%) User Acceptance Testing
13 31 (10.47%) Unit Testing
13 31 (10.47%) Web Dynpro
14 29 (9.80%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
14 29 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
15 27 (9.12%) BusinessObjects
15 27 (9.12%) Data Modelling
16 26 (8.78%) Adobe
17 25 (8.45%) CRM
17 25 (8.45%) Web Services
18 23 (7.77%) SAP Smart Forms
19 22 (7.43%) OOP
19 22 (7.43%) LSMW
20 21 (7.09%) Workflow
20 21 (7.09%) Waterfall
21 20 (6.76%) Configuration Management

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 18 (6.08%) NetWeaver
1 18 (6.08%) SAP Portal
2 14 (4.73%) Confluence
3 11 (3.72%) SAP EP
Applications
1 7 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 42 (14.19%) SAP S/4HANA
2 19 (6.42%) SAP FI
3 16 (5.41%) SAP CO
3 16 (5.41%) SAP FI/CO
4 12 (4.05%) SAP CRM
4 12 (4.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (3.38%) SAP WM
6 9 (3.04%) SAP HCM
6 9 (3.04%) SAP MM
7 8 (2.70%) SAP HR
7 8 (2.70%) SAP PP
7 8 (2.70%) SAP PSCD
8 7 (2.36%) SAP BPC
8 7 (2.36%) SAP Payroll
8 7 (2.36%) SAP SD
9 5 (1.69%) SAP ERP
10 4 (1.35%) SAP IBP
10 4 (1.35%) SAP QM
11 3 (1.01%) OpenText VIM for SAP
11 3 (1.01%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.73%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (1.35%) IaaS
2 4 (1.35%) PaaS
3 2 (0.68%) Azure
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.34%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.34%) FTP
1 1 (0.34%) HTTP
1 1 (0.34%) RTP
1 1 (0.34%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (20.95%) SAP BW
2 49 (16.55%) SAP HANA
3 29 (9.80%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 27 (9.12%) BusinessObjects
5 12 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (3.04%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 7 (2.36%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.03%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.03%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.69%) BusinessObjects XI
9 5 (1.69%) Lumira
9 5 (1.69%) SQL Server
10 4 (1.35%) SAP Data Services
11 2 (0.68%) MaxDB
11 2 (0.68%) Sybase ASE
12 1 (0.34%) Big Data
12 1 (0.34%) Power BI
12 1 (0.34%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 22 (7.43%) LSMW
2 14 (4.73%) JIRA
3 6 (2.03%) eCATT
4 5 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
General
1 48 (16.22%) Finance
2 18 (6.08%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.36%) Back Office
3 7 (2.36%) Public Sector
3 7 (2.36%) Retail
4 5 (1.69%) Banking
5 3 (1.01%) Police
6 2 (0.68%) Advertising
6 2 (0.68%) Dutch Language
6 2 (0.68%) French Language
6 2 (0.68%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.34%) Electronics
7 1 (0.34%) German Language
7 1 (0.34%) Legal
7 1 (0.34%) Military
7 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.34%) Publishing
7 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 123 (41.55%) Developer
2 108 (36.49%) SAP Developer
3 102 (34.46%) Consultant
4 99 (33.45%) SAP Consultant
5 79 (26.69%) ABAP Developer
6 26 (8.78%) SAP BW Developer
7 21 (7.09%) ABAP Consultant
7 21 (7.09%) Architect
8 20 (6.76%) SAP Architect
9 17 (5.74%) SAPUI5 Developer
10 14 (4.73%) Technical Architect
11 13 (4.39%) SAP Technical Architect
12 10 (3.38%) Data Consultant
12 10 (3.38%) Designer
12 10 (3.38%) Digital Designer
12 10 (3.38%) SAP Data Consultant
12 10 (3.38%) Solutions Designer
13 9 (3.04%) Migration Consultant
13 9 (3.04%) SAP BW Consultant
13 9 (3.04%) SAP Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (27.70%) SAP Fiori
2 64 (21.62%) SAPUI5
3 44 (14.86%) BAPI
4 34 (11.49%) SAP PI
5 31 (10.47%) Web Dynpro
6 25 (8.45%) Web Services
7 23 (7.77%) SAP Smart Forms
8 18 (6.08%) IDoc
9 15 (5.07%) SAP ALE
10 11 (3.72%) SAP XI
11 8 (2.70%) SAP BSP
12 6 (2.03%) EDI
12 6 (2.03%) SAP Basis
13 5 (1.69%) jQuery
14 4 (1.35%) XML
15 3 (1.01%) LESS
16 2 (0.68%) Apache Cordova
16 2 (0.68%) SAP Business Workflow
17 1 (0.34%) OAuth
17 1 (0.34%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.03%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.35%) FMCG
4 3 (1.01%) CMDB
4 3 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.01%) SWIFT
4 3 (1.01%) User Experience
4 3 (1.01%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.34%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.34%) Derivative
5 1 (0.34%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.34%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.34%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.34%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.70%) Linux
1 8 (2.70%) Windows
2 5 (1.69%) Unix
3 4 (1.35%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (17.57%) OO
2 42 (14.19%) Business Intelligence
3 33 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (10.47%) Unit Testing
4 31 (10.47%) User Acceptance Testing
5 29 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
6 27 (9.12%) Data Modelling
7 25 (8.45%) CRM
8 22 (7.43%) OOP
9 21 (7.09%) Waterfall
9 21 (7.09%) Workflow
10 20 (6.76%) Configuration Management
10 20 (6.76%) Migration
11 17 (5.74%) Problem Management
11 17 (5.74%) SAP Implementation
11 17 (5.74%) System Integration Testing
11 17 (5.74%) Technical Architecture
12 16 (5.41%) ERP
13 15 (5.07%) Logistics
14 13 (4.39%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.76%) SAPscript
2 15 (5.07%) Java
2 15 (5.07%) JavaScript
3 12 (4.05%) SQL
4 1 (0.34%) C
4 1 (0.34%) C#
4 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (14.19%) Security Cleared
2 36 (12.16%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.05%) Degree
4 3 (1.01%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.34%) CCA
5 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.04%) SLA
2 3 (1.01%) QA
3 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.68%) GDPR
4 1 (0.34%) GxP
4 1 (0.34%) RosettaNet
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.34%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (2.03%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.34%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 292 (98.65%) SAP
2 26 (8.78%) Adobe
3 17 (5.74%) Ariba
4 12 (4.05%) Oracle
5 11 (3.72%) webMethods
6 6 (2.03%) Concur
6 6 (2.03%) HP
7 5 (1.69%) OpenText
8 3 (1.01%) Manugistics
8 3 (1.01%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.01%) Reuters
8 3 (1.01%) Veritas
9 2 (0.68%) hybris
9 2 (0.68%) Sybase
10 1 (0.34%) CA
10 1 (0.34%) Palantir
10 1 (0.34%) Talend