The table below looks at the statistics for ABAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 42 62 61
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -1
Contract jobs citing ABAP 17 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.28% 0.26% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.26% 0.80% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
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£475 £380 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £67.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.71% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
234 249 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.41% 32.51% 35.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 138 170
Average daily rate £375 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.87% -44.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £18.15 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.45 £22.90 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

ABAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ABAP across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

ABAP Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

ABAP
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ABAP across the Birmingham region.

ABAP Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

ABAP
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ABAP across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

ABAP Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing ABAP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ABAP.

1 21 (100.00%) SAP
2 8 (38.10%) CRM
3 6 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (23.81%) SAP CRM
5 4 (19.05%) Finance
5 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
5 4 (19.05%) Marketing
6 3 (14.29%) SAP Implementation
6 3 (14.29%) Retail
6 3 (14.29%) Publishing
6 3 (14.29%) SAP WM
7 2 (9.52%) Java
7 2 (9.52%) SAP BW
7 2 (9.52%) SAPscript
7 2 (9.52%) Web Dynpro
7 2 (9.52%) SAP Smart Forms
7 2 (9.52%) BAPI
7 2 (9.52%) SAP MI
7 2 (9.52%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (9.52%) WFM
7 2 (9.52%) QA
7 2 (9.52%) Syclo
7 2 (9.52%) Billing
7 2 (9.52%) SAP ALE
8 1 (4.76%) Network Planning
8 1 (4.76%) Statistical Modelling
8 1 (4.76%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (4.76%) Algorithms

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing ABAP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ABAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 5 (23.81%) SAP CRM
2 3 (14.29%) SAP WM
3 2 (9.52%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (4.76%) SAP PM
4 1 (4.76%) SAP SD
4 1 (4.76%) SAP APO
4 1 (4.76%) SAP R/3
4 1 (4.76%) SAP MM
4 1 (4.76%) SAP PP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) LSMW
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
1 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
1 4 (19.05%) Marketing
2 3 (14.29%) Retail
2 3 (14.29%) Publishing
3 2 (9.52%) Billing
4 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Consultant
1 13 (61.90%) SAP Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) SAP CRM Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) SAP Support
2 5 (23.81%) CRM Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) SAP Support Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Applications Support
3 4 (19.05%) Support Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Developer
4 3 (14.29%) ABAP Developer
4 3 (14.29%) SAP Developer
5 2 (9.52%) SAP Functional Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Support Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) SAP Architect
5 2 (9.52%) SAP ISU Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) SAP Technical Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Architect
5 2 (9.52%) ABAP Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Web Dynpro
1 2 (9.52%) SAP Smart Forms
1 2 (9.52%) BAPI
1 2 (9.52%) SAP MI
1 2 (9.52%) SAP ALE
2 1 (4.76%) SAP PI
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) FMCG
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) CRM
2 6 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (14.29%) SAP Implementation
4 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (9.52%) WFM
5 1 (4.76%) Statistical Modelling
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
5 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Data Mapping
5 1 (4.76%) ERP
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.76%) Workflow
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Network Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Java
1 2 (9.52%) SAPscript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (9.52%) Syclo
3 1 (4.76%) Informatica
3 1 (4.76%) Remedy
3 1 (4.76%) SEEBURGER
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