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 25 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 120 112
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8  
Contract jobs citing ABAP 5 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.67% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.77% 2.05% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 4
Median daily rate £388 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £290 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £464 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
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 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 646 975 766
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 32.19% 32.69% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 619 469
Median daily rate £375 £373 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +14.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 38
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.50 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.40 £37.50
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ABAP in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ABAP in the West Midlands

ABAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 25 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
Birmingham +8 3 £388 +21.09%
Coventry +13 2 £413 -5.71%
ABAP
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for ABAP.

1 11 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (36.36%) SAP Payroll
2 4 (36.36%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (27.27%) Concur
3 3 (27.27%) Cognos
4 2 (18.18%) SAP MM
4 2 (18.18%) Billing
4 2 (18.18%) IDoc
4 2 (18.18%) Retail
4 2 (18.18%) SAP Smart Forms
4 2 (18.18%) SAP HANA
5 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) BAPI
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Coaching
5 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
5 1 (9.09%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) Order to Cash
5 1 (9.09%) SAP CAR
5 1 (9.09%) SAP POS DM
5 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
5 1 (9.09%) SAP Retail
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) SAP ALE
5 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) QA
5 1 (9.09%) SEEBURGER

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 (36.36%) SAP Payroll
2 2 (18.18%) SAP MM
3 1 (9.09%) SAP CAR
3 1 (9.09%) SAP GTS
3 1 (9.09%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (9.09%) SAP POS DM
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SAP HANA
2 1 (9.09%) SAP BW
General
1 2 (18.18%) Billing
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) ABAP Developer
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Developer
1 3 (27.27%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) HR Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Architect
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Developer
2 1 (9.09%) SAP ISU Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Solutions Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) IDoc
1 2 (18.18%) SAP Smart Forms
2 1 (9.09%) BAPI
2 1 (9.09%) EDI
2 1 (9.09%) SAP ALE
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (9.09%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
1 1 (9.09%) Coaching
1 1 (9.09%) Data Integration
1 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
1 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
1 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL
1 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
1 1 (9.09%) MVC
1 1 (9.09%) OO
1 1 (9.09%) Order to Cash
1 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Implementation
1 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
1 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
1 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
1 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) SAP
2 3 (27.27%) Cognos
2 3 (27.27%) Concur
3 1 (9.09%) Adobe
3 1 (9.09%) SEEBURGER