Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 591 578 544
Rank change year-on-year -13 -34 -67
Contract jobs citing ABAP 286 328 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.31% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.69% 0.77% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 146 147
UK median daily rate £489 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.61% +2.27% +1.15%
10th Percentile £368 £300 £313
90th Percentile £575 £575 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £421
% change year-on-year +11.11% +6.82% +2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
UK median hourly rate £60.75 £10.00 £56.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +507.50% -82.22% -11.42%
10th Percentile £43.13 £9.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £76.98 £10.50 £64.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year - -84.62% +2.36%

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 41462 42488 43100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.86% 39.80% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 28630 29215 29051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £305 £280 £263
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 776 913 962
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 £15.79 £14.03 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +7.33% +1.35% +10.71%

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 26 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ABAP over the 6 months to 26 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 26 September 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 -1 267 £500 +11.11% 8
UK excluding London +63 192 £500 +11.11% 7
Midlands +46 70 £520 +22.35%
South East +12 60 £475 +11.76% 1
London -19 55 £450 +7.14% 1
East Midlands +32 50 £520 +18.86%
North of England +85 48 £450 -18.18% 6
North West +52 37 £450 -6.74% 1
West Midlands +28 18 £475 +22.58%
Yorkshire +25 8 £575 +4.55% 5
East of England +2 8 £401 -5.76%
South West -10 4 £511 +13.61%
North East +78 3 £400 -27.27%
Scotland +17 2 £431 -7.26%
Wales -8 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 281 (98.25%) SAP
2 65 (22.73%) Security Cleared
3 55 (19.23%) SC Cleared
4 50 (17.48%) Workflow
5 43 (15.03%) Web Dynpro
6 38 (13.29%) SAP HANA
7 36 (12.59%) Logistics
8 34 (11.89%) SAPUI5
9 32 (11.19%) ERP
10 31 (10.84%) SAP BW
11 30 (10.49%) Finance
12 27 (9.44%) IDoc
13 26 (9.09%) Migration
14 25 (8.74%) BAPI
15 24 (8.39%) OO
15 24 (8.39%) LSMW
16 23 (8.04%) NetWeaver
16 23 (8.04%) SAP SD
17 22 (7.69%) Data Migration
18 21 (7.34%) Data Modelling
18 21 (7.34%) SAP Business Workflow
19 20 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
19 20 (6.99%) Java
19 20 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
20 19 (6.64%) SAP Basis
20 19 (6.64%) SAP Fiori
21 18 (6.29%) SAP S/4HANA
21 18 (6.29%) Workflow Development
21 18 (6.29%) SAP PI
21 18 (6.29%) Billing

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 23 (8.04%) NetWeaver
2 10 (3.50%) SAP Portal
3 5 (1.75%) Documentum
4 2 (0.70%) SAP EP
4 2 (0.70%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 23 (8.04%) SAP SD
2 18 (6.29%) SAP S/4HANA
3 17 (5.94%) SAP ERP
4 13 (4.55%) SAP FI
5 11 (3.85%) SAP IS-U
6 10 (3.50%) SAP CO
6 10 (3.50%) SAP FI/CO
6 10 (3.50%) SAP MM
7 8 (2.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (2.80%) SAP Retail
8 7 (2.45%) SAP WM
9 5 (1.75%) SAP BPC
9 5 (1.75%) SAP HCM
9 5 (1.75%) SAP HR
9 5 (1.75%) SAP Payroll
9 5 (1.75%) SAP SRM
10 4 (1.40%) SAP EHS
10 4 (1.40%) SAP FI-AP
11 3 (1.05%) SAP PLM
11 3 (1.05%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.10%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.70%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.10%) HTTP
1 6 (2.10%) Internet
2 3 (1.05%) SMS
3 1 (0.35%) Firewall
3 1 (0.35%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.29%) SAP HANA
2 31 (10.84%) SAP BW
3 18 (6.29%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (2.80%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 6 (2.10%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.05%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (1.05%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.70%) OLAP
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.35%) MS Access
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (8.39%) LSMW
2 1 (0.35%) JIRA
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.35%) Toad
General
1 30 (10.49%) Finance
2 18 (6.29%) Billing
3 15 (5.24%) Manufacturing
4 11 (3.85%) Retail
5 9 (3.15%) Banking
5 9 (3.15%) Legal
6 5 (1.75%) Automotive
6 5 (1.75%) Back Office
6 5 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.40%) General Ledger
8 3 (1.05%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.05%) German Language
8 3 (1.05%) Marketing
9 2 (0.70%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.35%) French Language
10 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 114 (39.86%) Consultant
2 107 (37.41%) SAP Consultant
3 102 (35.66%) Developer
4 93 (32.52%) SAP Developer
5 74 (25.87%) ABAP Developer
6 19 (6.64%) SAPUI5 Developer
7 17 (5.94%) ABAP Consultant
8 16 (5.59%) Architect
8 16 (5.59%) SAP SD Consultant
9 14 (4.90%) SAP Architect
10 12 (4.20%) Functional Consultant
10 12 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (3.85%) SAP Functional Consultant
11 11 (3.85%) SAP Solutions Architect
12 10 (3.50%) Technical Leader
13 9 (3.15%) Analyst
13 9 (3.15%) Data Migration Lead
13 9 (3.15%) SAP BW Developer
13 9 (3.15%) SAP Data Migration Lead
14 8 (2.80%) SAP MM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (15.03%) Web Dynpro
2 34 (11.89%) SAPUI5
3 27 (9.44%) IDoc
4 25 (8.74%) BAPI
5 21 (7.34%) SAP Business Workflow
6 19 (6.64%) SAP Basis
6 19 (6.64%) SAP Fiori
7 18 (6.29%) SAP PI
7 18 (6.29%) SAP Smart Forms
7 18 (6.29%) Web Services
8 12 (4.20%) SAP ALE
9 11 (3.85%) EDI
10 10 (3.50%) SAP XI
10 10 (3.50%) SOAP
11 9 (3.15%) REST
12 7 (2.45%) HTML
12 7 (2.45%) XML
13 6 (2.10%) SAP BSP
14 5 (1.75%) HTML5
15 3 (1.05%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.15%) User Experience
3 6 (2.10%) NHS
4 5 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.70%) FMCG
5 2 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.70%) Life Science
5 2 (0.70%) PMI
6 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.35%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.35%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.70%) Windows
2 1 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (17.48%) Workflow
2 36 (12.59%) Logistics
3 32 (11.19%) ERP
4 26 (9.09%) Migration
5 24 (8.39%) OO
6 22 (7.69%) Data Migration
7 21 (7.34%) Data Modelling
8 20 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (6.29%) Workflow Development
10 17 (5.94%) Project Management
10 17 (5.94%) Time Management
11 16 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (4.55%) Presales
13 12 (4.20%) ITIL
14 11 (3.85%) B2B
14 11 (3.85%) CRM
14 11 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (3.50%) Analytics
15 10 (3.50%) Performance Tuning
16 9 (3.15%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.99%) Java
2 14 (4.90%) SAPscript
3 10 (3.50%) SQL
4 6 (2.10%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.05%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.70%) VB
7 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 65 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 55 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.85%) Degree
4 4 (1.40%) SAP Certification
5 2 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.70%) ISEB
5 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.70%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.85%) QA
2 3 (1.05%) SLA
3 2 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.70%) GAMP
4 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 281 (98.25%) SAP
2 9 (3.15%) Sybase
3 8 (2.80%) Adobe
4 6 (2.10%) OpenText
5 5 (1.75%) Microsoft
5 5 (1.75%) Tableau
6 4 (1.40%) Cognos
7 3 (1.05%) Concur
7 3 (1.05%) Oracle
8 2 (0.70%) Ariba
8 2 (0.70%) Syclo
9 1 (0.35%) Cisco
9 1 (0.35%) HP
9 1 (0.35%) hybris
9 1 (0.35%) SEEBURGER
9 1 (0.35%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.35%) VMware