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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 61 60 51
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing ABAP 2 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.26% 0.15% 0.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.80% 0.42% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£380 £360 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +84.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £360 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £360 £223
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £418 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.79% -1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £67.00 - £45.00
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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
249 237 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.55% 35.91% 37.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 170 120
Average daily rate £350 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £425 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 5
Average hourly rate £20.50 £37.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.59% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.15 £12.54 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £175.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) SAP
2 4 (57.14%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
3 3 (42.86%) Workflow
3 3 (42.86%) Billing
3 3 (42.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (28.57%) SAP ALE
4 2 (28.57%) NetWeaver
5 1 (14.29%) SAML
5 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (14.29%) SAP BW
5 1 (14.29%) AIX
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) ERP
5 1 (14.29%) SAP ERP
5 1 (14.29%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) Sybase
5 1 (14.29%) Business Objects
5 1 (14.29%) Retail
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) SAP CRM
5 1 (14.29%) SAP XI
5 1 (14.29%) SAP Basis
5 1 (14.29%) Time Management
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
5 1 (14.29%) SAP Portal

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) NetWeaver
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Portal
Business Applications
1 4 (57.14%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (42.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (14.29%) SAP ERP
3 1 (14.29%) SAP GTS
3 1 (14.29%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (14.29%) SAP BW
General
1 3 (42.86%) Billing
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Consultant
2 3 (42.86%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) ABAP Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) ABAP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) ABAP Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) SAP ISU Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Technical Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Basis Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) SAP ALE
2 1 (14.29%) SAML
2 1 (14.29%) SAP XI
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
1 3 (42.86%) Workflow
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) PowerHA
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Sybase
2 1 (14.29%) Business Objects