The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 24 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
England / Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 27 23
Contract jobs citing ABAP 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands - 1.07% 1.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 6.06% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
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 - £66.25 £65.00
% change year-on-year - +1.92%  

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 the Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 20 33 47
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 20.00% 17.65% 27.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 23 16
Median daily rate £450 £450 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +39.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% 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 £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

ABAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

ABAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ABAP in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 Midlands region with a requirement for ABAP.

1 5 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (80.00%) EDI
2 4 (80.00%) IDoc
3 2 (40.00%) SAP BW
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) SAP PI
4 1 (20.00%) Logistics
4 1 (20.00%) General Ledger
4 1 (20.00%) SAP Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Apache Axis
4 1 (20.00%) SAP CO
4 1 (20.00%) Billing
4 1 (20.00%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (20.00%) SAP SD
4 1 (20.00%) SAP FI
4 1 (20.00%) SAP MM
4 1 (20.00%) JMS
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) JDBC
4 1 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) XSLT
4 1 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) Java

ABAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 CO
1 1 (20.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (20.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (20.00%) SAP MM
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Retail
1 1 (20.00%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SAP BW
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Billing
2 1 (20.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Consultant
1 5 (100.00%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) ABAP Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) SAP Integration Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) SAP PI Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) ABAP Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Process Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) SAP CO Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SAP FI Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) SAP MM Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Retail Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) SAP SD Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) SAP SD/MM Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Technical Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) EDI
1 4 (80.00%) IDoc
2 2 (40.00%) SAP PI
3 1 (20.00%) Apache Axis
3 1 (20.00%) JDBC
3 1 (20.00%) JMS
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Logistics
1 1 (20.00%) OO
1 1 (20.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) SAP