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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 59 55 44
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing ABAP 5 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.69% 0.90% 1.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.03% 2.82% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
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£420 £388 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +7.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £419 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.29% -1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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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
246 213 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.88% 31.84% 29.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 139 87
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Average hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -32.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £20.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £36.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 3 July 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 7 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (57.14%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) Billing
3 2 (28.57%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) FMCG
4 1 (14.29%) Learning Management System
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (14.29%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (14.29%) SAP HCM
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) LSMW
4 1 (14.29%) EDI
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) SLA
4 1 (14.29%) Informatica
4 1 (14.29%) SAP BW
4 1 (14.29%) SAP SD
4 1 (14.29%) SAP R/3
4 1 (14.29%) Remedy
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Migration

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2 (28.57%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (14.29%) SAP SD
2 1 (14.29%) SAP R/3
2 1 (14.29%) SAP CRM
2 1 (14.29%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) LSMW
General
1 2 (28.57%) Billing
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Consultant
1 5 (71.43%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Functional Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) SAP Functional Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) SAP ISU Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) CRM Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SAP CRM Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SAP CRM Technical Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Technical Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) CRM Technical Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) SAP HCM Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) SAP SD Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) SAP CRM Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) ABAP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) CRM Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Support Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) FMCG
1 1 (14.29%) Learning Management System
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) CRM
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Informatica
2 1 (14.29%) Remedy