Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 156 181
Rank change year-on-year -33 +25 -30
Contract jobs citing ABAP 17 21 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.44% 0.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.94% 1.41% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 14
West Midlands median daily rate £454 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +22.22% -5.26%
10th Percentile £418 £393 £378
90th Percentile £563 £588 £550
England median daily rate £458 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -8.50% +11.11% +0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year -14.63% +310.00% -80.00%

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 1,811 1,489 1,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.23% 30.98% 32.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,118 961 1,217
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 48 59
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £27.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.03% +16.47% +12.08%
10th Percentile £15.25 £15.23 £14.35
90th Percentile £57.60 £51.13 £42.75
England median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.48% +6.67% +1.35%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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
Birmingham -3 6 £450 +7.46% 3
Coventry - 4 £458 -
Shropshire - 4 - -
ABAP
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 17 (100.00%) SAP
2 9 (52.94%) Finance
3 4 (23.53%) SAP FI
3 4 (23.53%) SAP PS
3 4 (23.53%) ERP
3 4 (23.53%) SAP CO
3 4 (23.53%) Back Office
3 4 (23.53%) Workflow
3 4 (23.53%) Legal
3 4 (23.53%) SAP Payroll
3 4 (23.53%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
3 4 (23.53%) Revenue Recognition
3 4 (23.53%) IFRS
3 4 (23.53%) SAP HANA
4 3 (17.65%) CRM
5 2 (11.76%) Pegasus
5 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
5 2 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (5.88%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (5.88%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (5.88%) SAP VC
6 1 (5.88%) Record to Report
6 1 (5.88%) Prototyping
6 1 (5.88%) SAP PI
6 1 (5.88%) SAP BPC
6 1 (5.88%) Eclipse

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) SAP CO
1 4 (23.53%) SAP FI
1 4 (23.53%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (23.53%) SAP Payroll
1 4 (23.53%) SAP PS
2 1 (5.88%) SAP BPC
2 1 (5.88%) SAP CRM
2 1 (5.88%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (5.88%) SAP VC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SAP HANA
2 1 (5.88%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Back Office
2 4 (23.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Consultant
1 8 (47.06%) SAP Consultant
2 5 (29.41%) ABAP Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) SAP Developer
3 4 (23.53%) SAP CS Consultant
3 4 (23.53%) SAP PS Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) Report Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) CRM Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Functional Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) SAP BPC Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) SAP CRM Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Financial Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Functional Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) SAP PI Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) SAP S/4HANA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) EDI
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Fiori
1 1 (5.88%) SAP PI
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Smart Forms
1 1 (5.88%) XML
1 1 (5.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ERP
1 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
1 4 (23.53%) Revenue Recognition
1 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
1 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
1 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (23.53%) Workflow
2 3 (17.65%) CRM
3 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.88%) B2B
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) OO
4 1 (5.88%) Prototyping
4 1 (5.88%) Record to Report
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) IFRS
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (11.76%) Pegasus