Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 632 608 578
Rank change year-on-year -24 -30 -18
Contract jobs citing ABAP 263 274 326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.58% 0.67% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 141 146
UK median daily rate £465 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.12% +7.78% +0.56%
10th Percentile £375 £369 £300
90th Percentile £609 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £454 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -9.25% +11.11% +6.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £60.75 £38.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.39% +59.34% -32.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £10.00

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 45,345 40,788 42,450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.48% 41.88% 39.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,892 28,151 29,187
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £280
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 712 762 911
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.79 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +1.35%

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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 2018. 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 -46 231 £463 -6.57% 40
UK excluding London -29 157 £454 -9.25% 35
London -5 61 £513 +13.89% 6
South East -11 57 £456 -3.95% 12
North of England -29 44 £450 - 6
North West -21 32 £413 -8.33% 6
Midlands -54 26 £454 -12.74% 10
West Midlands -21 16 £454 -4.47% 6
Wales -15 12 £465 - 1
Scotland -10 11 £475 +10.14%
East Midlands -29 9 £425 -18.27% 4
Yorkshire -21 7 £480 -16.52%
East of England -6 5 £550 +37.33% 4
North East -10 5 £450 +12.50%
South West -11 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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.

1 262 (99.62%) SAP
2 53 (20.15%) Workflow
3 45 (17.11%) SAP HANA
4 39 (14.83%) SAPUI5
4 39 (14.83%) NetWeaver
5 38 (14.45%) Finance
6 37 (14.07%) SAP BW
7 34 (12.93%) Web Dynpro
8 33 (12.55%) SAP Fiori
9 29 (11.03%) Java
10 28 (10.65%) OO
10 28 (10.65%) SAP PI
11 27 (10.27%) Security Cleared
11 27 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (9.51%) SQL
13 24 (9.13%) CRM
13 24 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
14 23 (8.75%) ERP
15 22 (8.37%) Eclipse
15 22 (8.37%) SC Cleared
16 21 (7.98%) IDoc
16 21 (7.98%) SAP HR
17 19 (7.22%) HTML
18 18 (6.84%) Web Services
18 18 (6.84%) Project Management
18 18 (6.84%) Manufacturing
18 18 (6.84%) Agile Software Development
19 17 (6.46%) SAP Smart Forms
19 17 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
19 17 (6.46%) BusinessObjects

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 39 (14.83%) NetWeaver
2 7 (2.66%) SAP EP
2 7 (2.66%) SAP Portal
3 6 (2.28%) Confluence
4 3 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 21 (7.98%) SAP HR
2 14 (5.32%) SAP FI
2 14 (5.32%) SAP HCM
3 13 (4.94%) SAP CO
3 13 (4.94%) SAP FI/CO
4 12 (4.56%) SAP S/4HANA
5 11 (4.18%) SAP PSCD
6 10 (3.80%) SAP MM
6 10 (3.80%) SAP Payroll
7 9 (3.42%) SAP ERP
7 9 (3.42%) SAP SD
8 8 (3.04%) SAP BPC
8 8 (3.04%) SAP CRM
8 8 (3.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 7 (2.66%) SAP PM
10 4 (1.52%) SAP GRC
10 4 (1.52%) SAP IS-U
10 4 (1.52%) SAP PS
11 3 (1.14%) Movex
11 3 (1.14%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.56%) SuccessFactors
2 8 (3.04%) Boomi
3 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (17.11%) SAP HANA
2 37 (14.07%) SAP BW
3 17 (6.46%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (2.66%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 7 (2.66%) SAP Data Services
4 7 (2.66%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.90%) Power BI
5 5 (1.90%) Spotfire
6 3 (1.14%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (1.14%) DB2
7 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.38%) GIS
8 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.38%) Lumira
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (8.37%) Eclipse
2 9 (3.42%) JIRA
3 7 (2.66%) LSMW
4 5 (1.90%) NWDS
5 4 (1.52%) Ant
5 4 (1.52%) Maven
6 1 (0.38%) eCATT
6 1 (0.38%) NWDI
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.38%) Visual Composer
General
1 38 (14.45%) Finance
2 18 (6.84%) Manufacturing
3 11 (4.18%) Banking
3 11 (4.18%) Billing
4 6 (2.28%) Back Office
4 6 (2.28%) Retail
5 5 (1.90%) Legal
6 4 (1.52%) Automotive
7 3 (1.14%) German Language
8 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 115 (43.73%) Developer
2 109 (41.44%) SAP Developer
3 89 (33.84%) ABAP Developer
4 61 (23.19%) Consultant
5 55 (20.91%) SAP Consultant
6 22 (8.37%) Architect
7 21 (7.98%) Analyst
7 21 (7.98%) SAP Architect
8 17 (6.46%) SAP Analyst
9 13 (4.94%) ABAP Consultant
10 12 (4.56%) HR Consultant
10 12 (4.56%) SAP HR Consultant
10 12 (4.56%) SAP PI Developer
11 9 (3.42%) Lead Developer
11 9 (3.42%) SAP Technical Architect
11 9 (3.42%) Technical Architect
12 8 (3.04%) Integration Developer
13 7 (2.66%) IT Analyst
14 6 (2.28%) SAP Support
14 6 (2.28%) Senior SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (14.83%) SAPUI5
2 34 (12.93%) Web Dynpro
3 33 (12.55%) SAP Fiori
4 28 (10.65%) SAP PI
5 21 (7.98%) IDoc
6 19 (7.22%) HTML
7 18 (6.84%) Web Services
8 17 (6.46%) SAP Smart Forms
9 15 (5.70%) HTML5
9 15 (5.70%) XML
10 10 (3.80%) BAPI
10 10 (3.80%) REST
11 9 (3.42%) SAP Business Workflow
12 8 (3.04%) CSS
12 8 (3.04%) J2EE
13 7 (2.66%) SAP ALE
13 7 (2.66%) SAP Basis
14 6 (2.28%) EDI
14 6 (2.28%) JSON
14 6 (2.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.08%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (2.66%) Replication
4 4 (1.52%) Driving Licence
4 4 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (1.52%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.76%) FMCG
6 2 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.76%) Life Science
6 2 (0.76%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.76%) User Experience
7 1 (0.38%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (20.15%) Workflow
2 28 (10.65%) OO
3 27 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (9.13%) CRM
5 23 (8.75%) ERP
6 18 (6.84%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (6.84%) Project Management
7 17 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (6.08%) Data Modelling
8 16 (6.08%) Migration
9 13 (4.94%) Data Migration
10 11 (4.18%) Business Development
10 11 (4.18%) ITIL
10 11 (4.18%) OOP
11 10 (3.80%) Logistics
11 10 (3.80%) Process Improvement
11 10 (3.80%) SAP Implementation
12 9 (3.42%) Test Scripting
12 9 (3.42%) Test Strategy
12 9 (3.42%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (11.03%) Java
2 25 (9.51%) SQL
3 16 (6.08%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.56%) SAPscript
5 2 (0.76%) Python
6 1 (0.38%) R
6 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (10.27%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.37%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.52%) Degree
4 3 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.38%) CCA
5 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.04%) QA
1 8 (3.04%) SLA
2 6 (2.28%) IFRS
3 4 (1.52%) PMO
4 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (2.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.52%) MOM
1 4 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 262 (99.62%) SAP
2 15 (5.70%) Adobe
3 9 (3.42%) Workday
4 7 (2.66%) Oracle
5 6 (2.28%) Ariba
5 6 (2.28%) JD Edwards
5 6 (2.28%) Remedy
5 6 (2.28%) webMethods
6 5 (1.90%) Dell
6 5 (1.90%) Microsoft
7 4 (1.52%) Tableau
8 3 (1.14%) Concur
9 2 (0.76%) Apple
9 2 (0.76%) Informatica
9 2 (0.76%) Kony
9 2 (0.76%) OpenText
9 2 (0.76%) Pegasus
10 1 (0.38%) CA
10 1 (0.38%) IBM
10 1 (0.38%) MicroStrategy