The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for ABAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ABAP over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAP ABAP
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 57 57 61
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4  
Contract jobs citing ABAP 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.31% 0.16% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.88% 0.51% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £55.63 -
% change year-on-year -10.11% -  

ABAP is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 226 195 195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 34.82% 30.23% 26.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 133 125
Median daily rate £400 £350 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +3.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £250 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Median hourly rate £24.75 £11.75 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.63% -51.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £9.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.95 £36.50 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

ABAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing ABAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for ABAP in Birmingham

ABAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ABAP in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for ABAP in Birmingham

ABAP
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for ABAP.

1 5 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) SAP BW
2 2 (40.00%) SAP WM
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) WFM
2 2 (40.00%) Use Case
2 2 (40.00%) SAP HANA
2 2 (40.00%) Syclo
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (20.00%) Order to Cash
3 1 (20.00%) SAP CAR
3 1 (20.00%) SAP POS DM
3 1 (20.00%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Billing
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SAP WM
2 1 (20.00%) SAP CAR
2 1 (20.00%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (20.00%) SAP POS DM
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SAP BW
1 2 (40.00%) SAP HANA
2 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
General
1 1 (20.00%) Billing
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Consultant
1 4 (80.00%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Management Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Workforce Management Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Architect
3 1 (20.00%) SAP BW Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) SAP ISU Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) SAP WM Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) Use Case
1 2 (40.00%) WFM
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (20.00%) Order to Cash
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) Syclo