Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 652 595 552
Rank change year-on-year -57 -43 +3
Contract jobs citing ABAP 257 305 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.30% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.55% 0.71% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 166 176
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +3.45%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £325
90th Percentile £612 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
UK median hourly rate £55.00 - £10.00
10th Percentile £38.75 - £9.50
90th Percentile £73.25 - £10.50
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 46,682 43,067 41,597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.80% 41.97% 40.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,867 30,236 28,546
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £319 £308 £285
90th Percentile £644 £638 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 698 776 876
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £16.54 £16.25 £14.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.13 £52.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 16 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ABAP over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 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 -46 243 £475 -5.00% 28
UK excluding London -43 164 £450 -10.00% 23
South East +21 88 £438 -12.50% 8
London +2 59 £538 +6.44% 5
North of England -40 31 £435 -8.42% 5
North West -28 28 £433 -13.50% 4
Midlands -78 23 £494 -6.40% 5
East Midlands -26 13 £500 -0.99% 2
East of England +7 11 £513 +27.97% 2
West Midlands -37 9 £450 -18.18% 3
Wales -21 5 £618 +54.38%
South West -28 4 £425 -5.56% 3
Scotland -11 2 £435 -0.57%
Yorkshire -20 2 - - 1
North East - 1 £438 -

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 251 (97.67%) SAP
2 53 (20.62%) NetWeaver
2 53 (20.62%) SAP PI
3 49 (19.07%) Java
3 49 (19.07%) CRM
4 48 (18.68%) SAP Fiori
5 46 (17.90%) SAP BW
6 45 (17.51%) Workflow
7 42 (16.34%) Web Dynpro
8 41 (15.95%) SAPUI5
9 38 (14.79%) IDoc
9 38 (14.79%) OO
10 35 (13.62%) SAP HANA
11 34 (13.23%) Security Cleared
12 33 (12.84%) ERP
13 31 (12.06%) Adobe
14 29 (11.28%) SC Cleared
14 29 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
15 27 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
16 26 (10.12%) Finance
17 25 (9.73%) SQL
17 25 (9.73%) SAP S/4HANA
18 24 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (8.95%) Migration
19 23 (8.95%) Configuration Management
20 22 (8.56%) Web Services
20 22 (8.56%) SAP Portal
21 21 (8.17%) SuccessFactors
22 20 (7.78%) Data Migration
23 19 (7.39%) Ariba

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 53 (20.62%) NetWeaver
2 22 (8.56%) SAP Portal
3 13 (5.06%) Confluence
4 10 (3.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (3.11%) SAP EP
6 7 (2.72%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.39%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (4.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (9.73%) SAP S/4HANA
2 19 (7.39%) SAP CRM
3 17 (6.61%) SAP ERP
4 14 (5.45%) SAP FI
5 12 (4.67%) SAP CO
5 12 (4.67%) SAP FI/CO
6 10 (3.89%) SAP PP
7 7 (2.72%) SAP HR
7 7 (2.72%) SAP PM
7 7 (2.72%) SAP PSCD
7 7 (2.72%) SAP SD
8 6 (2.33%) SAP BPC
8 6 (2.33%) SAP EWM
8 6 (2.33%) SAP PS
9 5 (1.95%) HFM
9 5 (1.95%) Maximo
9 5 (1.95%) SAP HCM
9 5 (1.95%) SAP IS-U
10 4 (1.56%) SAP GRC
11 3 (1.17%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.17%) SuccessFactors
2 13 (5.06%) Boomi
3 1 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.78%) FTP
2 1 (0.39%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (17.90%) SAP BW
2 35 (13.62%) SAP HANA
3 18 (7.00%) BusinessObjects
4 11 (4.28%) SAP Data Services
4 11 (4.28%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.95%) Lumira
6 3 (1.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 3 (1.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (1.17%) DB2
7 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.39%) BODI
8 1 (0.39%) DataStage
8 1 (0.39%) GIS
8 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.39%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 16 (6.23%) JIRA
2 12 (4.67%) Eclipse
3 6 (2.33%) LSMW
4 4 (1.56%) NWDI
4 4 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.17%) NWDS
6 2 (0.78%) Ant
6 2 (0.78%) Maven
7 1 (0.39%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.39%) FrontPage
7 1 (0.39%) Hudson
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.39%) Visual Composer
General
1 26 (10.12%) Finance
2 15 (5.84%) Back Office
3 14 (5.45%) Manufacturing
4 11 (4.28%) Banking
5 8 (3.11%) Billing
6 7 (2.72%) Aerospace
7 6 (2.33%) Legal
8 3 (1.17%) German Language
9 2 (0.78%) Retail
10 1 (0.39%) Automotive
10 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.39%) French Language
10 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 101 (39.30%) Developer
2 94 (36.58%) SAP Developer
3 78 (30.35%) Consultant
4 74 (28.79%) ABAP Developer
5 73 (28.40%) SAP Consultant
6 31 (12.06%) Architect
7 25 (9.73%) SAP Architect
8 19 (7.39%) Analyst
9 17 (6.61%) Technical Architect
10 15 (5.84%) SAP Technical Architect
11 14 (5.45%) ABAP Consultant
12 13 (5.06%) SAP Analyst
13 10 (3.89%) SAP PI Consultant
14 9 (3.50%) Integration Architect
15 8 (3.11%) Integration Developer
16 7 (2.72%) IT Analyst
17 6 (2.33%) Management Consultant
17 6 (2.33%) SAP SD Consultant
17 6 (2.33%) SAPUI5 Developer
17 6 (2.33%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (20.62%) SAP PI
2 48 (18.68%) SAP Fiori
3 42 (16.34%) Web Dynpro
4 41 (15.95%) SAPUI5
5 38 (14.79%) IDoc
6 22 (8.56%) Web Services
7 19 (7.39%) SAP XI
8 15 (5.84%) BAPI
9 13 (5.06%) Middleware
9 13 (5.06%) SAP Smart Forms
10 11 (4.28%) SAP ALE
11 9 (3.50%) J2EE
11 9 (3.50%) SAP Business Workflow
11 9 (3.50%) XML
11 9 (3.50%) XSLT
12 8 (3.11%) SOAP
13 7 (2.72%) WebSphere MQ
14 6 (2.33%) HTML
14 6 (2.33%) RESTful
14 6 (2.33%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (5.06%) User Experience
3 9 (3.50%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.56%) Replication
6 3 (1.17%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.78%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.39%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.39%) Life Science
8 1 (0.39%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.39%) PMI
8 1 (0.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.28%) Windows
2 7 (2.72%) Linux
2 7 (2.72%) Unix
3 6 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (2.33%) Solaris
3 6 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (19.07%) CRM
2 45 (17.51%) Workflow
3 38 (14.79%) OO
4 33 (12.84%) ERP
5 29 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
6 27 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (8.95%) Configuration Management
7 23 (8.95%) Migration
8 20 (7.78%) Data Migration
9 17 (6.61%) Data Modelling
9 17 (6.61%) OOP
10 16 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (6.23%) Problem Management
10 16 (6.23%) Waterfall
11 14 (5.45%) Technical Architecture
12 13 (5.06%) Test Scripting
13 12 (4.67%) ETL
13 12 (4.67%) ITIL
13 12 (4.67%) Scenario Testing
13 12 (4.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (19.07%) Java
2 25 (9.73%) SQL
3 11 (4.28%) SAPscript
4 5 (1.95%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.39%) Python
5 1 (0.39%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (13.23%) Security Cleared
2 29 (11.28%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.28%) Degree
4 2 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.39%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.39%) ISEB
5 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.11%) SLA
2 5 (1.95%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.95%) IFRS
2 5 (1.95%) PMO
3 4 (1.56%) QA
4 1 (0.39%) GAMP
System Software
1 6 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
1 6 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
1 6 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.72%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.95%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.56%) HP ALM
3 4 (1.56%) MOM
Vendors
1 251 (97.67%) SAP
2 31 (12.06%) Adobe
3 19 (7.39%) Ariba
4 14 (5.45%) Oracle
5 10 (3.89%) Dell
5 10 (3.89%) webMethods
6 8 (3.11%) IBM
7 7 (2.72%) CA
7 7 (2.72%) Microsoft
7 7 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (2.33%) Hyperion
8 6 (2.33%) JD Edwards
8 6 (2.33%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.33%) Remedy
8 6 (2.33%) Sun
8 6 (2.33%) VMware
9 4 (1.56%) HP
10 3 (1.17%) Informatica
10 3 (1.17%) Tableau
10 3 (1.17%) Workday