Period
to 20 June 2019

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 20 June 2019 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 590 608 574
Rank change year-on-year +18 -34 +25
Contract jobs citing ABAP 265 284 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.69% 0.66% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 116 154
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £363 £388 £350
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 3
UK median hourly rate £56.00 £46.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.08% -7.50% -10.11%
10th Percentile £52.50 £37.13 £40.70
90th Percentile £100.00 £56.38 £75.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £46.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year +18.92% -7.50% +11.11%

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 38,682 43,269 37,829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.63% 43.34% 41.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,795 30,176 25,939
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +5.14% +4.17%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £390
% change year-on-year +4.94% +3.85% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 701 774 814
UK median hourly rate £42.87 £41.00 £41.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% -0.30% +6.82%
10th Percentile £18.14 £16.83 £17.08
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.38 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +6.17% -1.82% +7.14%

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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ABAP in the UK

ABAP
Top 16 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 20 June 2019. 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 -3 193 £475 - 21
UK excluding London +6 183 £488 +2.63% 22
South East +27 77 £475 +5.56% 11
London +17 43 £500 +5.26% 2
Northern Ireland - 37 £600 -
Midlands +8 30 £475 - 3
West Midlands +1 23 £463 -2.63% 1
North of England -13 15 £466 +3.66% 4
Scotland +18 12 £460 -3.16% 3
North West +2 8 £466 +16.61% 1
East Midlands +22 7 £550 +13.40% 2
East of England 0 7 £475 -24.00%
Yorkshire +11 6 £500 +1.01% 3
Wales -7 3 £725 +53.44%
South West -37 2 - - 1
North East +11 1 £325 -27.78%

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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 (98.87%) SAP
2 54 (20.38%) Finance
3 44 (16.60%) SAP BW
4 42 (15.85%) OO
4 42 (15.85%) SAP S/4HANA
5 40 (15.09%) SAP Fiori
6 35 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
7 33 (12.45%) SAP HANA
8 32 (12.08%) BusinessObjects
9 30 (11.32%) BAPI
10 29 (10.94%) Manufacturing
11 27 (10.19%) Logistics
12 25 (9.43%) ERP
13 24 (9.06%) SAP FI
14 23 (8.68%) SAP Smart Forms
14 23 (8.68%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
15 22 (8.30%) SAP PI
16 21 (7.92%) IDoc
16 21 (7.92%) SAP MM
16 21 (7.92%) CRM
17 20 (7.55%) SAPscript
18 19 (7.17%) NetWeaver
18 19 (7.17%) SAP FI/CO
18 19 (7.17%) SAP CO
18 19 (7.17%) Business Analysis
18 19 (7.17%) SAPUI5
19 18 (6.79%) SAP WM
19 18 (6.79%) OOP
20 17 (6.42%) Web Services
20 17 (6.42%) Java

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 19 (7.17%) NetWeaver
2 7 (2.64%) SAP Portal
3 4 (1.51%) Confluence
4 2 (0.75%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.38%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 42 (15.85%) SAP S/4HANA
2 24 (9.06%) SAP FI
3 21 (7.92%) SAP MM
4 19 (7.17%) SAP CO
4 19 (7.17%) SAP FI/CO
5 18 (6.79%) SAP WM
6 12 (4.53%) SAP HR
7 10 (3.77%) SAP SD
8 9 (3.40%) SAP ERP
8 9 (3.40%) SAP PP
9 8 (3.02%) SAP HCM
9 8 (3.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (2.26%) SAP BPC
10 6 (2.26%) SAP IS-U
10 6 (2.26%) SAP Payroll
10 6 (2.26%) SAP QM
11 4 (1.51%) SAP CRM
11 4 (1.51%) SAP PS
12 3 (1.13%) SAP Hybris
13 2 (0.75%) SAP CAR
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.15%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (1.13%) Boomi
3 1 (0.38%) GitHub
3 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.75%) RTP
2 1 (0.38%) HTTP
2 1 (0.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (16.60%) SAP BW
2 33 (12.45%) SAP HANA
3 32 (12.08%) BusinessObjects
4 23 (8.68%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 8 (3.02%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 8 (3.02%) SQL Server
6 6 (2.26%) Lumira
7 5 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.89%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.13%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.13%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.38%) DB2
9 1 (0.38%) OLAP
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.38%) PowerMart
9 1 (0.38%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (3.77%) LSMW
2 5 (1.89%) Eclipse
3 4 (1.51%) eCATT
3 4 (1.51%) JIRA
4 1 (0.38%) Introscope
4 1 (0.38%) NWDS
4 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 54 (20.38%) Finance
2 29 (10.94%) Manufacturing
3 13 (4.91%) Back Office
4 7 (2.64%) Retail
5 6 (2.26%) Legal
6 5 (1.89%) Billing
7 3 (1.13%) French Language
7 3 (1.13%) Marketing
8 2 (0.75%) Banking
8 2 (0.75%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.75%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.75%) German Language
9 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.38%) Automotive
9 1 (0.38%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.38%) Norwegian Language
9 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 112 (42.26%) Consultant
2 107 (40.38%) SAP Consultant
3 96 (36.23%) Developer
4 88 (33.21%) SAP Developer
5 68 (25.66%) ABAP Developer
6 18 (6.79%) ABAP Consultant
7 14 (5.28%) Architect
7 14 (5.28%) SAP WM Consultant
8 13 (4.91%) SAP CO Consultant
9 12 (4.53%) Senior Consultant
9 12 (4.53%) Senior SAP Consultant
10 11 (4.15%) SAP Architect
11 10 (3.77%) Functional Consultant
11 10 (3.77%) SAP BW Consultant
11 10 (3.77%) SAP BW Developer
11 10 (3.77%) SAP Functional Consultant
12 9 (3.40%) SAP MM Consultant
13 8 (3.02%) Technical Architect
14 7 (2.64%) SAP FI Consultant
14 7 (2.64%) SAP Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (15.09%) SAP Fiori
2 30 (11.32%) BAPI
3 23 (8.68%) SAP Smart Forms
4 22 (8.30%) SAP PI
5 21 (7.92%) IDoc
6 19 (7.17%) SAPUI5
7 17 (6.42%) Web Services
8 14 (5.28%) SAP ALE
8 14 (5.28%) Web Dynpro
9 6 (2.26%) SAP Basis
9 6 (2.26%) SAP XI
10 4 (1.51%) EDI
10 4 (1.51%) SAP Business Workflow
10 4 (1.51%) SOAP
11 3 (1.13%) HTML
11 3 (1.13%) HTML5
11 3 (1.13%) Middleware
11 3 (1.13%) RESTful
12 2 (0.75%) REST
12 2 (0.75%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.26%) User Experience
3 4 (1.51%) Learning Management System
3 4 (1.51%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.75%) Clustering
5 2 (0.75%) CMDB
5 2 (0.75%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.38%) FMCG
6 1 (0.38%) iSeries
6 1 (0.38%) Life Science
6 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.38%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.77%) Windows
2 5 (1.89%) Linux
3 4 (1.51%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.13%) Unix
5 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (15.85%) OO
2 35 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
3 27 (10.19%) Logistics
4 25 (9.43%) ERP
5 21 (7.92%) CRM
6 19 (7.17%) Business Analysis
7 18 (6.79%) OOP
8 16 (6.04%) Data Modelling
9 15 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (5.66%) Migration
10 14 (5.28%) Issue Tracking
10 14 (5.28%) Workflow
11 13 (4.91%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (4.53%) Change Management
12 12 (4.53%) Configuration Management
12 12 (4.53%) ITIL
13 11 (4.15%) Unit Testing
13 11 (4.15%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (4.15%) Waterfall
14 10 (3.77%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.55%) SAPscript
2 17 (6.42%) Java
2 17 (6.42%) SQL
3 3 (1.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.75%) Groovy
5 1 (0.38%) C
5 1 (0.38%) C#
5 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (6.04%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.91%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.15%) CCA
4 8 (3.02%) Degree
5 4 (1.51%) SAP Certification
6 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.02%) QA
2 6 (2.26%) SLA
3 5 (1.89%) IFRS
4 3 (1.13%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.13%) GxP
5 1 (0.38%) GDPR
5 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.51%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.75%) Control-M
2 2 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.38%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 262 (98.87%) SAP
2 16 (6.04%) Adobe
3 7 (2.64%) Ariba
4 6 (2.26%) Concur
4 6 (2.26%) hybris
4 6 (2.26%) Oracle
5 5 (1.89%) webMethods
6 4 (1.51%) CA
6 4 (1.51%) HP
6 4 (1.51%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.13%) Dell
8 2 (0.75%) Cadence
8 2 (0.75%) Informatica
8 2 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.75%) Tableau
9 1 (0.38%) BMC
9 1 (0.38%) Gigya
9 1 (0.38%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.38%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.38%) VMware