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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 113 104 80
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -24
Contract jobs citing ABAP 7 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.72% 1.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.91% 2.35% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 9
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£420 £400 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -9.09%
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 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +71.42%
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
771 724 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.46% 30.48% 31.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 429 265
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £240 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 17
Average hourly rate £23.75 £33.55 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.21% +8.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £15.50 £19.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.00 £43.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +5.88%

ABAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ABAP across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -10 5 £420 +8.38% 3
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 22 (100.00%) SAP
2 6 (27.27%) SAP BW
2 6 (27.27%) CRM
2 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Finance
4 4 (18.18%) SAP FI
4 4 (18.18%) Remedy
4 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
5 3 (13.64%) SAP BPC
5 3 (13.64%) Data Conversion
5 3 (13.64%) FMCG
5 3 (13.64%) SAP IS-U
5 3 (13.64%) SAP SD
5 3 (13.64%) Data Modelling
5 3 (13.64%) Change Management
5 3 (13.64%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (13.64%) LSMW
5 3 (13.64%) Billing
5 3 (13.64%) SAP CO
6 2 (9.09%) General Ledger
6 2 (9.09%) BAPI
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (9.09%) SLA
6 2 (9.09%) EDI
6 2 (9.09%) ERP
6 2 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (9.09%) Cognos

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) SAP FI
2 3 (13.64%) SAP SD
2 3 (13.64%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (13.64%) SAP CO
2 3 (13.64%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (13.64%) SAP BPC
3 1 (4.55%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (4.55%) SAP xRPM
3 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (4.55%) SAP HCM
3 1 (4.55%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (4.55%) SAP R/3
3 1 (4.55%) SAP PP
3 1 (4.55%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SAP BW
2 2 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) LSMW
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Billing
3 2 (9.09%) General Ledger
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Consultant
1 13 (59.09%) SAP Consultant
2 8 (36.36%) SAP Support
3 3 (13.64%) SAP Support Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Support Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Functional Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) SAP SD Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) SAP BW Support
4 2 (9.09%) SAP FI Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) SAP CO Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) SAP ISU Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) SAP Functional Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) SAP P2P Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) CRM Developer
5 1 (4.55%) SAP CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) EDI
1 2 (9.09%) BAPI
1 2 (9.09%) SAP PI
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) SAP XI
2 1 (4.55%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Data Conversion
1 3 (13.64%) FMCG
2 1 (4.55%) Learning Management System
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) CRM
1 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Data Modelling
3 3 (13.64%) Change Management
3 3 (13.64%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.09%) ERP
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) SAP Implementation
4 2 (9.09%) Kanban
4 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (9.09%) Procure-to-pay
5 1 (4.55%) System Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.55%) SAP Security
5 1 (4.55%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) SAPscript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (18.18%) Remedy
3 2 (9.09%) Business Objects
3 2 (9.09%) Cognos
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) Informatica
4 1 (4.55%) JD Edwards
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