The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the West Midlands region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP ABAP
Rank 101 98 85
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs citing ABAP 12 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.48% 0.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.60% 1.50% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 10
Average daily rate £450 £394 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £35.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -41.66%
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
749 602 750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.27% 31.90% 33.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 317 372
Average daily rate £320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 24 38
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +29.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £15.31 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
ABAP
England

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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Coventry 0 6 £450 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 3
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 50 (100.00%) SAP
2 21 (42.00%) CRM
3 15 (30.00%) SAP BW
3 15 (30.00%) Billing
4 11 (22.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (22.00%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (20.00%) SAP BI
5 10 (20.00%) Finance
5 10 (20.00%) SAP IS-U
6 8 (16.00%) NetWeaver
7 7 (14.00%) VMS
7 7 (14.00%) Workflow
7 7 (14.00%) Asset Management
8 6 (12.00%) WFM
8 6 (12.00%) Analytics
8 6 (12.00%) Manufacturing
8 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
8 6 (12.00%) Data Modelling
8 6 (12.00%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
9 5 (10.00%) Project Planning
9 5 (10.00%) SAP CRM
10 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (8.00%) OO
10 4 (8.00%) SAP SD
10 4 (8.00%) Migration
10 4 (8.00%) Web Dynpro
10 4 (8.00%) SAP Smart Forms
11 3 (6.00%) SLA

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 8 (16.00%) NetWeaver
2 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (20.00%) SAP IS-U
2 5 (10.00%) SAP CRM
3 4 (8.00%) SAP SD
4 2 (4.00%) SAP xRPM
4 2 (4.00%) SAP R/3
4 2 (4.00%) SAP MM
5 1 (2.00%) SAP FI
5 1 (2.00%) SAP EWM
5 1 (2.00%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (2.00%) SAP CO
5 1 (2.00%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (2.00%) SAP SRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (30.00%) SAP BW
2 10 (20.00%) SAP BI
3 6 (12.00%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (4.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.00%) Ant
1 1 (2.00%) NWDI
1 1 (2.00%) NWDS
1 1 (2.00%) Subversion
1 1 (2.00%) Maven
1 1 (2.00%) LSMW
General
1 15 (30.00%) Billing
2 10 (20.00%) Finance
3 6 (12.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.00%) Marketing
5 2 (4.00%) Automotive
6 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (52.00%) Consultant
1 26 (52.00%) SAP Consultant
2 10 (20.00%) SAP ISU Consultant
3 9 (18.00%) SAP Developer
3 9 (18.00%) Developer
4 5 (10.00%) SAP BW Developer
5 4 (8.00%) SAP BI Consultant
5 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) SAP SD Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) SAP CRM Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) CRM Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) ABAP Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Team Leader
6 3 (6.00%) SAP Team Leader
7 2 (4.00%) Technical Leader
7 2 (4.00%) SAP Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (4.00%) SAP Architect
7 2 (4.00%) SAP MM Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) SAP BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) Web Dynpro
1 4 (8.00%) SAP Smart Forms
2 3 (6.00%) EDI
3 2 (4.00%) Web Services
3 2 (4.00%) XML
3 2 (4.00%) SAP Basis
4 1 (2.00%) BAPI
4 1 (2.00%) SAP XI
4 1 (2.00%) SAP MI
4 1 (2.00%) HTML
4 1 (2.00%) J2EE
4 1 (2.00%) CSS
4 1 (2.00%) JSP
4 1 (2.00%) Servlets
4 1 (2.00%) SOAP
4 1 (2.00%) Struts
4 1 (2.00%) jQuery
4 1 (2.00%) Spring
4 1 (2.00%) SAP ALE
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) VMS
2 2 (4.00%) AIX
2 2 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) CRM
2 11 (22.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (22.00%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (14.00%) Workflow
3 7 (14.00%) Asset Management
4 6 (12.00%) WFM
4 6 (12.00%) Analytics
4 6 (12.00%) Data Modelling
5 5 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
5 5 (10.00%) Project Planning
6 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (8.00%) OO
6 4 (8.00%) Migration
7 3 (6.00%) Product Management
8 2 (4.00%) Problem Management
8 2 (4.00%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.00%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.00%) Data Migration
8 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) Java
2 2 (4.00%) SAPscript
3 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) SLA
1 3 (6.00%) QA
Vendors
1 50 (100.00%) SAP
2 3 (6.00%) Adobe
3 1 (2.00%) Sun
3 1 (2.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle