The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAP ABAP
England / South West
Rank 131 136 142
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6  
Contract jobs citing ABAP 9 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.35% 0.069% 0.064%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.86% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Median daily rate £425 £450 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +26.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £410 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year +11.11% -  

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 the South West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1041 1103 1149
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.07% 38.13% 36.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 651 729
Median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.40% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 113 55
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.23 £27.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £44.50
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 the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 South West

ABAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ABAP in the South West

ABAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ABAP in the South West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ABAP in the South West

ABAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ABAP in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ABAP in the South West

ABAP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire - 5 £434 - 1
Bristol - 3 £425 -
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

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

1 19 (90.48%) SAP
2 9 (42.86%) Workflow
3 8 (38.10%) Finance
3 8 (38.10%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (38.10%) SAP FI
3 8 (38.10%) SAP CO
4 7 (33.33%) Adobe
5 6 (28.57%) SAP Fiori
6 5 (23.81%) ERP
7 3 (14.29%) SAP ALE
7 3 (14.29%) Web Dynpro
7 3 (14.29%) SAP Business Workflow
7 3 (14.29%) Migration
7 3 (14.29%) LSMW
7 3 (14.29%) Billing
7 3 (14.29%) SAP MDG
8 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (9.52%) Workflow Development
8 2 (9.52%) Java
8 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
8 2 (9.52%) NetWeaver
8 2 (9.52%) SAP HANA
8 2 (9.52%) SAP Implementation
9 1 (4.76%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (4.76%) SAP PP-PI
9 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
9 1 (4.76%) QA
9 1 (4.76%) SAP ERP
9 1 (4.76%) SAP Data Services
9 1 (4.76%) Mobile App

ABAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 8 (38.10%) SAP CO
1 8 (38.10%) SAP FI
1 8 (38.10%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (14.29%) SAP MDG
3 1 (4.76%) SAP ERP
3 1 (4.76%) SAP FSCM
3 1 (4.76%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (4.76%) SAP PP
3 1 (4.76%) SAP PP-PI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SAP HANA
2 1 (4.76%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) LSMW
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Billing
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Developer
2 13 (61.90%) SAP Developer
3 12 (57.14%) ABAP Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Consultant
4 5 (23.81%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) ABAP Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Architect
6 2 (9.52%) SAP PI Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Data Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Data Migration Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) SAP Architect
7 1 (4.76%) SAP Data Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) SAP Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) SAP ISU Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) SAP PI Developer
7 1 (4.76%) SAP Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.76%) SAP Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) SAP Fiori
2 3 (14.29%) SAP ALE
2 3 (14.29%) SAP Business Workflow
2 3 (14.29%) Web Dynpro
3 1 (4.76%) SAP PI
3 1 (4.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) FMCG
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Workflow
2 5 (23.81%) ERP
3 3 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
4 2 (9.52%) SAP Implementation
4 2 (9.52%) Workflow Development
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.76%) Data Conversion
5 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.76%) ETL
5 1 (4.76%) Information Management
5 1 (4.76%) OO
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Process Management
5 1 (4.76%) Programme Governance
5 1 (4.76%) Quality Management
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) SAP
2 7 (33.33%) Adobe