The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Birmingham region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank - 44 49
Contract jobs citing ABAP 0 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.77% 0.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 2.30% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £401 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -19.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £35.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -41.66%
Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
230 174 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 37.34% 33.53% 36.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 92 121
Average daily rate £320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 4
Average hourly rate £31.00 £37.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% +111.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £37.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
ABAP
West Midlands

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 7 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 10 (100.00%) SAP
2 9 (90.00%) Billing
3 7 (70.00%) SAP IS-U
4 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (10.00%) SAP Smart Forms
5 1 (10.00%) SAPscript

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Business Applications
1 7 (70.00%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (10.00%) SAP FI-CA
General
1 9 (90.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Consultant
1 9 (90.00%) SAP Consultant
2 7 (70.00%) SAP ISU Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) ABAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Smart Forms
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SAPscript
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) SAP