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 27 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 / South West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 125 139
Rank change year-on-year -11 +14  
Contract jobs citing ABAP 1 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.037% 0.54% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.098% 1.42% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Median daily rate £573 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.12% -11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £450 £422
% change year-on-year +6.66% +6.76%  
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 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 1020 1130 1174
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 37.35% 37.91% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 711 784
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 80 71
Median hourly rate £47.50 £39.00 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.79% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £25.00 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.80 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 27 June 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
Somerset -6 1 £573 +54.72%
ABAP
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 South West region with a requirement for ABAP.

1 8 (80.00%) SAP
2 4 (40.00%) Workflow
3 3 (30.00%) Billing
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (20.00%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (20.00%) SAP CO
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) Adobe
4 2 (20.00%) SAP FI
5 1 (10.00%) SAP PP
5 1 (10.00%) NetWeaver
5 1 (10.00%) SMS
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) ERP
5 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
5 1 (10.00%) Process Management
5 1 (10.00%) Information Management
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) SAP Retail
5 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (10.00%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (10.00%) SAP PP-PI
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing

ABAP
Co-occurring 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 1 (10.00%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SAP CO
1 2 (20.00%) SAP FI
1 2 (20.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (10.00%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (10.00%) SAP POS DM
2 1 (10.00%) SAP PP
2 1 (10.00%) SAP PP-PI
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Retail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SMS
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) LSMW
General
1 3 (30.00%) Billing
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Consultant
1 5 (50.00%) SAP Consultant
2 4 (40.00%) ABAP Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) SAP Developer
3 2 (20.00%) ABAP Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) SAP PI Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) NetWeaver Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Process Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Migration Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SAP PI Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SAP POS DM Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SAP PP Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Technical Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Utilities Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (10.00%) FMCG
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Workflow
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Data Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) ERP
4 1 (10.00%) Information Management
4 1 (10.00%) Order to Cash
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Process Management
4 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) SAP
2 2 (20.00%) Adobe