The table below looks at the statistics for ABAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP ABAP
Rank 141 104 111
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +7
Contract jobs citing ABAP 9 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.72% 0.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.87% 2.46% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
Median daily rate £375 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +15.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £443 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £62.50 £67.00
% change year-on-year
-84.00% -6.71%
ABAP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1037 732 810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.86% 29.35% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 440 441
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £248 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £467 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 27
Median hourly rate £39.60 £30.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.83% +48.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £11.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.92 £37.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

ABAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing ABAP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

ABAP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

ABAP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

ABAP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

ABAP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

ABAP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

ABAP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -22 2 £375 -21.05% 1
Staffordshire -2 1 - - 1
Coventry -13 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ABAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for ABAP.

1 29 (100.00%) SAP
2 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Time Management
3 6 (20.69%) SAP IS-U
3 6 (20.69%) CRM
4 5 (17.24%) Migration
4 5 (17.24%) SAP HR
4 5 (17.24%) SAP HANA
5 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (13.79%) SAP HCM
5 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
5 4 (13.79%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (13.79%) NetWeaver
5 4 (13.79%) Workflow
5 4 (13.79%) SAP Payroll
5 4 (13.79%) SAP ALE
6 3 (10.34%) Project Planning
6 3 (10.34%) Logistics
6 3 (10.34%) SAP PM
6 3 (10.34%) Retail
6 3 (10.34%) LSMW
6 3 (10.34%) Billing
6 3 (10.34%) SAP CRM
6 3 (10.34%) Web Dynpro
6 3 (10.34%) Manufacturing
6 3 (10.34%) Publishing
6 3 (10.34%) SAP BW
6 3 (10.34%) LIMS
6 3 (10.34%) EDI

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.79%) NetWeaver
2 2 (6.90%) SAP Portal
Business Applications
1 6 (20.69%) SAP IS-U
2 5 (17.24%) SAP HR
3 4 (13.79%) SAP HCM
3 4 (13.79%) SAP Payroll
4 3 (10.34%) SAP CRM
4 3 (10.34%) SAP PM
5 2 (6.90%) SAP MM
5 2 (6.90%) StreamServe
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (3.45%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (3.45%) SAP GTS
6 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (3.45%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Boomi
1 3 (10.34%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SAP HANA
2 4 (13.79%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (10.34%) SAP BW
4 2 (6.90%) SAP BI
4 2 (6.90%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (3.45%) Lumira
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.45%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) LSMW
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Billing
2 3 (10.34%) Manufacturing
2 3 (10.34%) Publishing
2 3 (10.34%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Automotive
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Consultant
1 15 (51.72%) SAP Consultant
2 9 (31.03%) Developer
3 8 (27.59%) SAP Developer
4 6 (20.69%) ABAP Developer
5 5 (17.24%) HR Consultant
5 5 (17.24%) SAP HR Consultant
6 4 (13.79%) CRM Developer
6 4 (13.79%) Payroll Consultant
6 4 (13.79%) SAP CRM Developer
6 4 (13.79%) SAP HR/Payroll Consultant
6 4 (13.79%) SAP ISU Consultant
6 4 (13.79%) SAP Payroll Consultant
7 3 (10.34%) Architect
7 3 (10.34%) SAP Architect
7 3 (10.34%) SAP PM Consultant
7 3 (10.34%) SAP Solutions Architect
7 3 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (6.90%) SAP HR Architect
9 1 (3.45%) SAP MM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) SAP ALE
2 3 (10.34%) EDI
2 3 (10.34%) Web Dynpro
2 3 (10.34%) Web Services
3 2 (6.90%) SAP Business Workflow
4 1 (3.45%) BAPI
4 1 (3.45%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (3.45%) SAP PI
4 1 (3.45%) SAP Smart Forms
4 1 (3.45%) SAP XI
4 1 (3.45%) SAPUI5
4 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (10.34%) LIMS
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Time Management
2 6 (20.69%) CRM
3 5 (17.24%) Migration
4 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
4 4 (13.79%) Workflow
5 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.34%) Demand Management
5 3 (10.34%) EAI
5 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Logistics
5 3 (10.34%) Project Planning
5 3 (10.34%) SOA
6 2 (6.90%) ERP
6 2 (6.90%) Regulatory Compliance
6 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.90%) TOGAF
7 1 (3.45%) Dashboard Development
7 1 (3.45%) Predictive Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) Java
1 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
1 1 (3.45%) SAPscript
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (6.90%) Kronos
2 2 (6.90%) OpenText
3 1 (3.45%) Adobe
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle