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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP ABAP
Rank 115 103 83
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -20
Contract jobs citing ABAP 8 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.51% 1.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.01% 1.68% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 9
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£563 £383 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -13.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £353 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £434 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.91% +2.94%
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
789 714 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.04% 30.24% 30.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 425 255
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £221 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 25 20
Average hourly rate £26.25 £32.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.96% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £18.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ABAP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

ABAP Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 May 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 -7 4 £325 -10.95% 1
Worcestershire +3 2 £650 +69.93%
Staffordshire - 1 £475 - 1
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 20 (100.00%) SAP
2 7 (35.00%) SAP BW
3 4 (20.00%) SAP FI
3 4 (20.00%) Remedy
3 4 (20.00%) CRM
3 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (15.00%) SAP BPC
4 3 (15.00%) Data Conversion
4 3 (15.00%) FMCG
4 3 (15.00%) Change Management
4 3 (15.00%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (15.00%) SAP CO
4 3 (15.00%) LSMW
4 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (15.00%) SAP SD
5 2 (10.00%) SLA
5 2 (10.00%) EDI
5 2 (10.00%) ERP
5 2 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (10.00%) Cognos
5 2 (10.00%) General Ledger
5 2 (10.00%) BAPI
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Business Objects
5 2 (10.00%) SAP PI

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (5.00%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) SAP FI
2 3 (15.00%) SAP BPC
2 3 (15.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (15.00%) SAP CO
2 3 (15.00%) SAP SD
3 1 (5.00%) SAP HCM
3 1 (5.00%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (5.00%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (5.00%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (5.00%) SAP xRPM
3 1 (5.00%) SAP CRM
3 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (5.00%) SAP PP
3 1 (5.00%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SAP BW
2 2 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) LSMW
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Consultant
1 12 (60.00%) SAP Consultant
2 8 (40.00%) SAP Support
3 3 (15.00%) SAP Support Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Support Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) SAP FI Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) SAP CO Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) SAP BW Support
4 2 (10.00%) SAP BW Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) SAP SD Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) SAP P2P Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) SAP CRM Developer
5 1 (5.00%) SAP CRM Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) SAP Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) CRM Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) EDI
1 2 (10.00%) BAPI
1 2 (10.00%) SAP PI
2 1 (5.00%) SAP XI
2 1 (5.00%) SAP ALE
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Conversion
1 3 (15.00%) FMCG
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Learning Management System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) CRM
1 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (15.00%) Change Management
2 3 (15.00%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.00%) ERP
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
3 2 (10.00%) Kanban
3 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (10.00%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (5.00%) System Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.00%) SAP Security
4 1 (5.00%) Cash Management
4 1 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) SAPscript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (20.00%) Remedy
3 2 (10.00%) Cognos
3 2 (10.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (5.00%) Informatica
4 1 (5.00%) JD Edwards
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft