Period
to 26 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 6 months to 26 May 2018 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 160 166
Rank change year-on-year -6 +6 -15
Contract jobs citing ABAP 24 11 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.25% 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.48% 0.83% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 17
West Midlands median daily rate £488 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.81% -3.13% -7.25%
10th Percentile £413 £323 £270
90th Percentile £600 £500 £519
England median daily rate £483 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +2.12% +5.00% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £57.50 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% +11.11% +1.12%

ABAP is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,617 1,332 1,821
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.80% 30.76% 33.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,019 856 1,119
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £269 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £513
England median daily rate £475 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +6.15% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 34 28
West Midlands median hourly rate £37.50 £32.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.19% +42.22% -21.58%
10th Percentile £18.18 £21.63 £13.19
90th Percentile £48.75 £75.63 £38.75
England median hourly rate £40.50 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -2.41% +7.10% +10.71%

ABAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing ABAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for ABAP in the West Midlands

ABAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ABAP in the West Midlands

ABAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ABAP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ABAP in the West Midlands

ABAP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ABAP within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 26 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry -8 8 £441 +17.67% 2
Birmingham -16 5 £575 +29.58% 3
Warwickshire - 2 £650 -
Solihull - 2 £550 -
Herefordshire - 1 £475 -
ABAP
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ABAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for ABAP.

1 24 (100.00%) SAP
2 9 (37.50%) SAP Payroll
3 4 (16.67%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (12.50%) SAP HANA
4 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (12.50%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (12.50%) Smart Meter
4 3 (12.50%) Business Process Mapping
4 3 (12.50%) Billing
4 3 (12.50%) SAP Smart Forms
4 3 (12.50%) Finance
4 3 (12.50%) SAP BW
5 2 (8.33%) Cognos
5 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 2 (8.33%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (8.33%) SAP Fiori
5 2 (8.33%) Concur
6 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
6 1 (4.17%) QA
6 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.17%) SAP POS DM
6 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (4.17%) Runbook
6 1 (4.17%) Supplier Relationship Management
6 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (4.17%) People Management
6 1 (4.17%) RDBMS

ABAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 9 (37.50%) SAP Payroll
2 3 (12.50%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (8.33%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (4.17%) SAP MM
4 1 (4.17%) SAP POS DM
4 1 (4.17%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SAP BW
1 3 (12.50%) SAP HANA
2 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (12.50%) Billing
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Developer
1 8 (33.33%) SAP Developer
2 7 (29.17%) ABAP Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Report Specialist
4 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) HR Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Environment Manager
6 1 (4.17%) NetWeaver Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Report Developer
6 1 (4.17%) SAP Architect
6 1 (4.17%) SAP BW Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) SAP Financial Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) SAP Manager
6 1 (4.17%) SAP MM Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) SAP Technical Architect
6 1 (4.17%) SAP WM Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) SAP Smart Forms
2 2 (8.33%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (4.17%) Middleware
3 1 (4.17%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.17%) LIMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) Business Process Mapping
1 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
2 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.17%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Migration
3 1 (4.17%) People Management
3 1 (4.17%) Project Management
3 1 (4.17%) Runbook
3 1 (4.17%) Supplier Relationship Management
3 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Java
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (8.33%) Cognos
2 2 (8.33%) Concur