Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 179 144
Rank change year-on-year +16 -35 +7
Contract jobs citing ABAP 21 27 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.44% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.41% 1.36% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 15
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £393 £413 £404
90th Percentile £588 £550 £645
England median daily rate £500 £450 £441
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.98% -1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £41.00 £10.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +310.00% -80.00% -25.37%

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 1492 1979 1517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.83% 32.10% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 1210 893
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £488
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 62 57
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.25 £24.25 £25.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.87% -5.49% +17.98%
10th Percentile £15.65 £11.73 £12.42
90th Percentile £49.63 £42.48 £43.03
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +22.79%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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
Solihull +12 6 £550 -
Birmingham +3 4 £419 -1.47% 4
ABAP
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 21 (100.00%) SAP
2 7 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (33.33%) SAP IS-U
2 7 (33.33%) Business Process Mapping
3 6 (28.57%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (28.57%) SAP Retail
3 6 (28.57%) Retail
3 6 (28.57%) NHS
4 4 (19.05%) CRM
4 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
4 4 (19.05%) Billing
4 4 (19.05%) SAP Smart Forms
5 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Traceability Matrix
6 2 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.52%) SAP PI
6 2 (9.52%) SAP HANA
6 2 (9.52%) Logistics
6 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) ERP
6 2 (9.52%) SAP MM
7 1 (4.76%) SAP WM
7 1 (4.76%) Project Management
7 1 (4.76%) SAP HR
7 1 (4.76%) SAP SD
7 1 (4.76%) SMS
7 1 (4.76%) ITIL
7 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery

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 7 (33.33%) SAP IS-U
2 6 (28.57%) SAP Retail
2 6 (28.57%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (9.52%) SAP MM
4 1 (4.76%) SAP CRM
4 1 (4.76%) SAP ERP
4 1 (4.76%) SAP EWM
4 1 (4.76%) SAP HR
4 1 (4.76%) SAP QM
4 1 (4.76%) SAP SD
4 1 (4.76%) SAP WM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SAP HANA
General
1 6 (28.57%) Retail
2 4 (19.05%) Billing
2 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Automotive
3 1 (4.76%) German Language
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Consultant
2 12 (57.14%) SAP Consultant
3 6 (28.57%) Functional Consultant
3 6 (28.57%) SAP Functional Consultant
3 6 (28.57%) SAP ISU Consultant
4 4 (19.05%) ABAP Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Developer
4 4 (19.05%) SAP Developer
5 3 (14.29%) CRM Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) SAP CRM Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) SAP CRM Functional Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) ABAP Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Management Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) SAP IS-Retail Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) SAP PI Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) SAP Retail Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Service Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) SAP Smart Forms
2 2 (9.52%) SAP PI
3 1 (4.76%) SAP ALE
3 1 (4.76%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) NHS
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.76%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Business Process Mapping
1 7 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (19.05%) CRM
3 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (9.52%) ERP
4 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Logistics
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
4 2 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Traceability Matrix
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
5 1 (4.76%) People Management
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.76%) Workflow
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) SAP