Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 163 183
Rank change year-on-year -24 +20 -20
Contract jobs citing ABAP 13 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.28% 0.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.78% 0.90% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 17
West Midlands median daily rate £458 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.06% -3.13% -4.76%
10th Percentile £415 £323 £270
90th Percentile £695 £500 £479
England median daily rate £469 £485 £450
% change year-on-year -3.35% +7.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% +400.00% -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 1,672 1,332 1,933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.00% 30.90% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,045 881 1,192
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £512
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 35 42
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.85% +30.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £15.25 £18.80 £11.66
90th Percentile £48.75 £75.00 £40.22
England median hourly rate £41.77 £40.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.76% +7.33% +4.17%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -12 4 £458 +22.00% 1
Birmingham -17 3 £469 +5.63% 3
Warwickshire - 1 £650 -
ABAP
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 13 (100.00%) SAP
2 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) SAP Payroll
4 3 (23.08%) SAP HANA
5 2 (15.38%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) SAP Fiori
5 2 (15.38%) Workflow
5 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
6 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
6 1 (7.69%) B2B
6 1 (7.69%) SAP BW
6 1 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (7.69%) XML
6 1 (7.69%) XSD
6 1 (7.69%) OO
6 1 (7.69%) CRM
6 1 (7.69%) EDI
6 1 (7.69%) Migration
6 1 (7.69%) SAP Smart Forms
6 1 (7.69%) SAP Basis
6 1 (7.69%) Record to Report
6 1 (7.69%) QA
6 1 (7.69%) SAP PI
6 1 (7.69%) Runbook
6 1 (7.69%) SAP VC
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development

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 (30.77%) SAP Payroll
2 2 (15.38%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (7.69%) SAP VC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SAP HANA
2 1 (7.69%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) ABAP Developer
1 3 (23.08%) Consultant
1 3 (23.08%) Developer
1 3 (23.08%) Report Specialist
1 3 (23.08%) SAP Consultant
1 3 (23.08%) SAP Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Environment Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Functional Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) SAP Financial Specialist
2 1 (7.69%) SAP Functional Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) SAP Manager
2 1 (7.69%) SAP PI Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) SAP S/4HANA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (7.69%) EDI
2 1 (7.69%) SAP Basis
2 1 (7.69%) SAP PI
2 1 (7.69%) SAP Smart Forms
2 1 (7.69%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
1 2 (15.38%) Workflow
2 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.69%) B2B
2 1 (7.69%) CRM
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) OO
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) Record to Report
2 1 (7.69%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) SAP