Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 582 548 556
Rank change year-on-year -34 +8 -51
Contract jobs citing ABAP 310 349 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.34% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.71% 0.84% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 173 159
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £348
90th Percentile £600 £579 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
UK median hourly rate - £10.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -80.00% -25.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year - -76.74% -35.82%

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 43405 41744 43261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.01% 40.44% 38.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30457 28667 29365
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £285 £270
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 778 879 1061
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +17.21%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.42 £14.10
90th Percentile £52.08 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +15.38%

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 13 December 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 14 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 13 December 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 -24 294 £500 +11.11% 20
UK excluding London +48 204 £500 +11.11% 16
Midlands +58 80 £528 +24.12% 6
London -53 75 £505 +12.22% 5
North of England +91 57 £475 -5.00% 7
South East -34 54 £500 +17.65% 1
North West +54 47 £500 +15.94% 5
East Midlands +32 45 £505 +26.25% 1
West Midlands +25 28 £550 +22.22% 5
Yorkshire +24 10 £450 -15.49% 2
South West -6 8 £450 +2.27%
Wales +10 2 £400 -15.79% 1
Scotland -12 2 £438 -5.91%
East of England -33 2 £401 -19.90% 1

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 301 (97.10%) SAP
2 65 (20.97%) Security Cleared
3 55 (17.74%) SC Cleared
4 42 (13.55%) SAP HANA
5 40 (12.90%) Workflow
6 39 (12.58%) ERP
7 36 (11.61%) Logistics
8 35 (11.29%) Finance
9 34 (10.97%) SAP BW
10 33 (10.65%) LSMW
11 32 (10.32%) Stakeholder Management
12 31 (10.00%) Billing
12 31 (10.00%) SAPUI5
13 30 (9.68%) Web Dynpro
14 28 (9.03%) SAP SD
15 27 (8.71%) SAP IS-U
15 27 (8.71%) SAP S/4HANA
16 25 (8.06%) SAP Fiori
17 24 (7.74%) SAP ERP
17 24 (7.74%) Migration
18 23 (7.42%) SAP Smart Forms
18 23 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
19 22 (7.10%) Agile Software Development
20 21 (6.77%) Data Migration
20 21 (6.77%) Business Process Mapping
21 20 (6.45%) IDoc
21 20 (6.45%) NetWeaver
22 19 (6.13%) SAP FI
22 19 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
22 19 (6.13%) 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 20 (6.45%) NetWeaver
2 14 (4.52%) SAP Portal
3 3 (0.97%) SAP EP
4 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (9.03%) SAP SD
2 27 (8.71%) SAP IS-U
2 27 (8.71%) SAP S/4HANA
3 24 (7.74%) SAP ERP
4 19 (6.13%) SAP FI
5 16 (5.16%) SAP CO
5 16 (5.16%) SAP FI/CO
6 15 (4.84%) SAP MM
7 8 (2.58%) SAP Retail
7 8 (2.58%) SAP SRM
8 5 (1.61%) SAP EWM
8 5 (1.61%) SAP FSCM
8 5 (1.61%) SAP Travel Management
9 4 (1.29%) SAP FI-AP
9 4 (1.29%) SAP FI-GL
9 4 (1.29%) SAP HCM
9 4 (1.29%) SAP PM
9 4 (1.29%) SAP WM
10 3 (0.97%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.97%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.90%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (1.29%) PaaS
2 4 (1.29%) SaaS
3 2 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.65%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.58%) SMS
2 1 (0.32%) Firewall
2 1 (0.32%) LDAP
2 1 (0.32%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (13.55%) SAP HANA
2 34 (10.97%) SAP BW
3 15 (4.84%) BusinessObjects
4 13 (4.19%) SAP Data Services
5 9 (2.90%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 8 (2.58%) SQL Server
7 5 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.97%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (0.65%) OLAP
10 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (10.65%) LSMW
2 2 (0.65%) JIRA
3 1 (0.32%) Introscope
General
1 35 (11.29%) Finance
2 31 (10.00%) Billing
3 13 (4.19%) Banking
4 11 (3.55%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.90%) Retail
6 8 (2.58%) General Ledger
7 5 (1.61%) Automotive
7 5 (1.61%) Legal
8 4 (1.29%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.97%) Marketing
9 3 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.32%) Back Office
10 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.32%) French Language
10 1 (0.32%) German Language
10 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 122 (39.35%) Consultant
2 117 (37.74%) Developer
3 114 (36.77%) SAP Consultant
4 109 (35.16%) SAP Developer
5 79 (25.48%) ABAP Developer
6 21 (6.77%) ABAP Consultant
7 20 (6.45%) SAPUI5 Developer
8 19 (6.13%) Architect
8 19 (6.13%) SAP SD Consultant
9 18 (5.81%) Functional Consultant
9 18 (5.81%) SAP Functional Consultant
10 13 (4.19%) SAP Architect
11 11 (3.55%) SAP BW Consultant
11 11 (3.55%) SAP MM Consultant
12 10 (3.23%) SAP BW Developer
13 9 (2.90%) Analyst
13 9 (2.90%) Data Migration Lead
13 9 (2.90%) SAP Analyst
13 9 (2.90%) SAP Data Migration Lead
14 8 (2.58%) SAP PI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (10.00%) SAPUI5
2 30 (9.68%) Web Dynpro
3 25 (8.06%) SAP Fiori
4 23 (7.42%) SAP Smart Forms
5 20 (6.45%) IDoc
6 19 (6.13%) SAP PI
7 17 (5.48%) BAPI
8 13 (4.19%) SAP Business Workflow
9 11 (3.55%) SAP Basis
9 11 (3.55%) SAP XI
10 9 (2.90%) Web Services
11 8 (2.58%) SAP ALE
11 8 (2.58%) XML
12 5 (1.61%) HTML
13 4 (1.29%) EDI
13 4 (1.29%) HTML5
14 3 (0.97%) REST
14 3 (0.97%) SOAP
15 2 (0.65%) CSS
15 2 (0.65%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.52%) Smart Meter
3 7 (2.26%) User Experience
4 6 (1.94%) NHS
5 4 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.65%) FMCG
6 2 (0.65%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.65%) PMI
6 2 (0.65%) Replication
7 1 (0.32%) Clustering
7 1 (0.32%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.32%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.32%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.32%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.32%) HACMP
7 1 (0.32%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.65%) Linux
1 2 (0.65%) Windows
2 1 (0.32%) Unix
2 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
2 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (12.90%) Workflow
2 39 (12.58%) ERP
3 36 (11.61%) Logistics
4 32 (10.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (7.74%) Migration
6 23 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (7.10%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (6.77%) Business Process Mapping
8 21 (6.77%) Data Migration
9 18 (5.81%) Data Modelling
10 13 (4.19%) Time Management
11 11 (3.55%) Project Management
11 11 (3.55%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (3.55%) Workflow Development
12 10 (3.23%) OO
12 10 (3.23%) Process Improvement
13 9 (2.90%) Analytics
13 9 (2.90%) Performance Tuning
13 9 (2.90%) PRINCE2
14 8 (2.58%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.81%) Java
2 12 (3.87%) SQL
3 4 (1.29%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.65%) SAPscript
6 1 (0.32%) VB
6 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 65 (20.97%) Security Cleared
2 55 (17.74%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.58%) Degree
4 3 (0.97%) ISEB
5 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.65%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.65%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.94%) QA
2 3 (0.97%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.97%) GAMP
3 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.32%) CA Wily
1 1 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 301 (97.10%) SAP
2 6 (1.94%) Tableau
3 5 (1.61%) Adobe
3 5 (1.61%) Oracle
3 5 (1.61%) Sybase
4 4 (1.29%) Kronos
4 4 (1.29%) MuleSoft
4 4 (1.29%) ServiceNow
5 3 (0.97%) Ariba
5 3 (0.97%) Concur
5 3 (0.97%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.65%) Cognos
6 2 (0.65%) Syclo
7 1 (0.32%) HP
7 1 (0.32%) hybris
7 1 (0.32%) IBM
7 1 (0.32%) Lotus
7 1 (0.32%) OpenText
7 1 (0.32%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.32%) Veritas