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 29 June 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.

SAP ABAP
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 59 58
Rank change year-on-year +7 -1  
Contract jobs citing ABAP 2 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.32% 1.38% 0.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.89% 3.90% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 3
Median daily rate £500 £320 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.25% -23.80%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £65.00

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 225 282 251
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 35.49% 35.25% 33.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 418 283
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 13
Median hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +41.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £36.25 £25.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.68 £38.75 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

ABAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing ABAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ABAP in Birmingham over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ABAP in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 June 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%) Billing
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) SEEBURGER
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (20.00%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (20.00%) SAP GTS
3 1 (20.00%) SAP HANA
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (20.00%) Concur
3 1 (20.00%) Order to Cash
3 1 (20.00%) SAP CAR
3 1 (20.00%) SAP POS DM
3 1 (20.00%) IDoc
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Legal
3 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Smart Forms
3 1 (20.00%) Cognos
3 1 (20.00%) EDI
3 1 (20.00%) SAP BW
3 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical

ABAP
Co-occurring 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 1 (20.00%) SAP CAR
1 1 (20.00%) SAP GTS
1 1 (20.00%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Payroll
1 1 (20.00%) SAP POS DM
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SAP BW
1 1 (20.00%) SAP HANA
General
1 2 (40.00%) Billing
2 1 (20.00%) Legal
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) ABAP Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Architect
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SAP ISU Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) EDI
1 1 (20.00%) IDoc
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Coaching
1 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Order to Cash
1 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Implementation
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Cognos
2 1 (20.00%) Concur
2 1 (20.00%) SEEBURGER