The table below looks at the statistics for ABAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 18 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ABAP 8 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.52% - 1.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.38% - 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£400 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £401 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.03% -5.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £67.00 - -
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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 Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
52 44 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 29.38% 26.83% 41.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 26 33
Average daily rate £300 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £575 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £10.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -77.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

ABAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

ABAP Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

ABAP
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

ABAP Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

ABAP
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ABAP across the Midlands region.

ABAP Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

ABAP
Top 9 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 8 (100.00%) SAP
2 6 (75.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (12.50%) SAP CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware
3 1 (12.50%) SAP BSP
3 1 (12.50%) SAP PI

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (12.50%) SAP CRM
General
1 6 (75.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
1 8 (100.00%) SAP Developer
2 7 (87.50%) ABAP Developer
3 1 (12.50%) CRM Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SAP CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
1 1 (12.50%) SAP BSP
1 1 (12.50%) SAP PI
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) OO
1 1 (12.50%) CRM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) SAP