Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 547 643 605
Rank change year-on-year +96 -38 -40
Contract jobs citing ABAP 179 261 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.64% 0.61% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 119 152
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £413 £368 £363
90th Percentile £678 £595 £611
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
UK median hourly rate £70.00 £55.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -4.35% +15.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 £55.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year +27.27% -4.35% +15.00%

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 27,875 43,117 42,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.83% 43.87% 42.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,950 30,253 29,576
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.26% +8.24%
10th Percentile £325 £324 £310
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 692 765
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.25 £16.80
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 +85 162 £500 +11.11% 13
UK excluding London +48 119 £500 +11.11% 10
South East +47 64 £508 +18.02% 2
London +136 40 £500 - 4
North of England +77 25 £500 +14.29% 2
Yorkshire +58 12 £500 -
North West +28 12 £488 +8.33% 2
Midlands +29 10 £765 +58.96% 4
Wales +35 9 £490 -20.65% 1
West Midlands +45 5 - - 3
East Midlands +31 5 £765 +53.00% 1
South West +15 5 £425 - 1
East of England +14 5 £700 +36.59%
North East +22 1 - -
Scotland +11 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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.

1 179 (100.00%) SAP
2 58 (32.40%) SAP Fiori
3 39 (21.79%) SAPUI5
4 37 (20.67%) SAP S/4HANA
5 33 (18.44%) SAP PI
6 32 (17.88%) SAP HANA
6 32 (17.88%) Workflow
6 32 (17.88%) OO
7 27 (15.08%) SAP BW
7 27 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (14.53%) Finance
9 25 (13.97%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (12.85%) User Acceptance Testing
11 22 (12.29%) JIRA
11 22 (12.29%) CRM
11 22 (12.29%) Data Modelling
12 21 (11.73%) Migration
13 20 (11.17%) ERP
13 20 (11.17%) Unit Testing
14 19 (10.61%) Ariba
15 18 (10.06%) BAPI
15 18 (10.06%) SAP Basis
15 18 (10.06%) Technical Architecture
15 18 (10.06%) IDoc
15 18 (10.06%) System Integration Testing
16 17 (9.50%) Security Cleared
16 17 (9.50%) SAP Portal
17 16 (8.94%) Web Dynpro
17 16 (8.94%) NetWeaver
18 15 (8.38%) Integration 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 (9.50%) SAP Portal
2 16 (8.94%) NetWeaver
3 13 (7.26%) Confluence
4 7 (3.91%) SAP EP
5 3 (1.68%) CMS
6 2 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (20.67%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (5.03%) SAP PSCD
3 8 (4.47%) SAP BPC
3 8 (4.47%) SAP CRM
4 7 (3.91%) SAP FI
4 7 (3.91%) SAP MDG
5 5 (2.79%) SAP CO
5 5 (2.79%) SAP ERP
5 5 (2.79%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (2.23%) SAP IBP
6 4 (2.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (1.68%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 3 (1.68%) SAP HR
7 3 (1.68%) SAP MDM
7 3 (1.68%) SAP SD
8 2 (1.12%) SAP Bank Analyzer
8 2 (1.12%) SAP MM
8 2 (1.12%) SAP Payroll
8 2 (1.12%) SAP Retail
9 1 (0.56%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.82%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (2.23%) Power Platform
3 3 (1.68%) GCP
4 1 (0.56%) Azure
4 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.56%) FTP
1 1 (0.56%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.88%) SAP HANA
2 27 (15.08%) SAP BW
3 10 (5.59%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (3.91%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 6 (3.35%) SAP Data Services
6 5 (2.79%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.23%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.23%) Power BI
8 3 (1.68%) BigQuery
8 3 (1.68%) Lumira
8 3 (1.68%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.68%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.68%) Redis
8 3 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.12%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.12%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.56%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 22 (12.29%) JIRA
2 13 (7.26%) LSMW
3 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (14.53%) Finance
2 5 (2.79%) German Language
3 4 (2.23%) Aerospace
3 4 (2.23%) Public Sector
4 3 (1.68%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.68%) Retail
5 2 (1.12%) Billing
6 1 (0.56%) Advertising
6 1 (0.56%) Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.56%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.56%) Publishing
6 1 (0.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 64 (35.75%) Developer
2 54 (30.17%) SAP Developer
3 52 (29.05%) Consultant
3 52 (29.05%) SAP Consultant
4 36 (20.11%) ABAP Developer
5 27 (15.08%) Architect
6 25 (13.97%) SAP Architect
7 16 (8.94%) SAPUI5 Developer
8 15 (8.38%) ABAP Consultant
8 15 (8.38%) SAP Technical Architect
8 15 (8.38%) Technical Architect
9 9 (5.03%) SAP BW Developer
10 7 (3.91%) Lead Architect
10 7 (3.91%) SAP S/4HANA Architect
11 6 (3.35%) Integration Architect
11 6 (3.35%) Integration Consultant
11 6 (3.35%) SAP Integration Consultant
12 5 (2.79%) Data Consultant
12 5 (2.79%) SAP Data Consultant
12 5 (2.79%) SAP MDG Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (32.40%) SAP Fiori
2 39 (21.79%) SAPUI5
3 33 (18.44%) SAP PI
4 18 (10.06%) BAPI
4 18 (10.06%) IDoc
4 18 (10.06%) SAP Basis
5 16 (8.94%) Web Dynpro
6 9 (5.03%) SAP ALE
7 8 (4.47%) Web Services
8 7 (3.91%) SAP Business Workflow
9 6 (3.35%) SAP Smart Forms
9 6 (3.35%) SAP XI
10 5 (2.79%) jQuery
11 3 (1.68%) EDI
11 3 (1.68%) LESS
11 3 (1.68%) Natural Language Processing
11 3 (1.68%) NumPy
11 3 (1.68%) TensorFlow
12 2 (1.12%) JMS
12 2 (1.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (2.79%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.23%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.68%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.12%) User Experience
7 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.23%) Unix
2 3 (1.68%) Linux
2 3 (1.68%) Solaris
3 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.56%) Windows
3 1 (0.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.88%) OO
1 32 (17.88%) Workflow
2 27 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (13.97%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (12.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 22 (12.29%) CRM
5 22 (12.29%) Data Modelling
6 21 (11.73%) Migration
7 20 (11.17%) ERP
7 20 (11.17%) Unit Testing
8 18 (10.06%) System Integration Testing
8 18 (10.06%) Technical Architecture
9 15 (8.38%) Integration Testing
9 15 (8.38%) SAP Implementation
10 13 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (6.15%) Scrum
11 11 (6.15%) Test Strategy
12 10 (5.59%) Configuration Management
12 10 (5.59%) Data Migration
12 10 (5.59%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.82%) Java
2 11 (6.15%) SQL
3 9 (5.03%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.79%) SAPscript
5 4 (2.23%) C
5 4 (2.23%) R
6 3 (1.68%) MATLAB
6 3 (1.68%) Python
7 2 (1.12%) VBA
8 1 (0.56%) Groovy
8 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (9.50%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.70%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.23%) Degree
4 2 (1.12%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.47%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.12%) GDPR
2 2 (1.12%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) GxP
3 1 (0.56%) RosettaNet
3 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 179 (100.00%) SAP
2 19 (10.61%) Ariba
3 14 (7.82%) Adobe
4 12 (6.70%) webMethods
5 9 (5.03%) Oracle
6 5 (2.79%) OpenText
6 5 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.79%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.23%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.68%) Google
8 3 (1.68%) Informatica
9 1 (0.56%) CA
9 1 (0.56%) HP
9 1 (0.56%) hybris
9 1 (0.56%) Palantir
9 1 (0.56%) Talend
9 1 (0.56%) Veritas