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 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAP ABAP
England / West Midlands
Rank 113 127 109
Rank change year-on-year +14 -18  
Contract jobs citing ABAP 5 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.15% 0.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.73% 0.43% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 7
Median daily rate £360 £525 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.42% +27.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £55.63 -
% change year-on-year -10.11% -  

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 West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 684 920 784
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.23% 34.15% 30.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 553 451
Median daily rate £390 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 43
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +21.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £22.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £38.00 £37.30
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 West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 26 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
Birmingham +2 2 - - 1
Coventry +2 1 £360 -40.00%
ABAP
England

ABAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for ABAP.

1 17 (100.00%) SAP
2 8 (47.06%) Java
3 6 (35.29%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (29.41%) WFM
4 5 (29.41%) Use Case
4 5 (29.41%) SAP WM
4 5 (29.41%) Syclo
5 4 (23.53%) Migration
5 4 (23.53%) Workflow
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) Content Management
6 3 (17.65%) JSON
6 3 (17.65%) Pega
6 3 (17.65%) Hadoop
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (17.65%) MongoDB
6 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
6 3 (17.65%) Cloudera
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (17.65%) EDIFACT
6 3 (17.65%) SAP HR
6 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle
6 3 (17.65%) XML
6 3 (17.65%) Documentum
6 3 (17.65%) SAP HANA
6 3 (17.65%) HBase
6 3 (17.65%) Data Ingestion
7 2 (11.76%) SAP BW
7 2 (11.76%) SAP SD

ABAP
Top Related 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 3 (17.65%) Documentum
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (29.41%) SAP WM
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (17.65%) SAP HR
3 2 (11.76%) SAP MM
3 2 (11.76%) SAP SD
4 1 (5.88%) SAP CAR
4 1 (5.88%) SAP EWM
4 1 (5.88%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (5.88%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (5.88%) SAP POS DM
4 1 (5.88%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Hadoop
1 3 (17.65%) HBase
1 3 (17.65%) MongoDB
1 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
1 3 (17.65%) SAP HANA
2 2 (11.76%) SAP BW
3 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Billing
3 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Consultant
1 9 (52.94%) SAP Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Management Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Workforce Management Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.76%) ABAP Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Architect
5 1 (5.88%) SAP BW Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) SAP EWM Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) SAP ISU Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) SAP SD Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) SAP WM Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) EDIFACT
1 3 (17.65%) JSON
1 3 (17.65%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) BAPI
2 1 (5.88%) SAP ALE
2 1 (5.88%) SAP Core Interface
2 1 (5.88%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (5.88%) SAP Smart Forms
2 1 (5.88%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (29.41%) Use Case
2 5 (29.41%) WFM
3 4 (23.53%) Migration
3 4 (23.53%) Workflow
4 3 (17.65%) Content Management
4 3 (17.65%) Data Ingestion
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
5 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.88%) CRM
6 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL
6 1 (5.88%) MVC
6 1 (5.88%) OO
6 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Java
2 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) SAP
2 5 (29.41%) Syclo
3 3 (17.65%) Cloudera
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) Pega
4 1 (5.88%) Adobe