The table below looks at the statistics for BAPI skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BAPI over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP Business Application Programming Interfaces (BAPIs)
Rank 565 560 521
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -39
Contract jobs citing BAPI 28 39 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.069% 0.088%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.26% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 17
Average daily rate
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£413 £500 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £285 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £288 £340
% change year-on-year
+56.52% -15.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14870 15193 13060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.61% 26.95% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9632 9759 8160
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 228 362
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

BAPI
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BAPI within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

BAPI Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BAPI
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BAPI within the UK.

BAPI Daily Rate Trend in the UK

BAPI
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BAPI within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

BAPI Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

BAPI
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BAPI within the UK.

BAPI Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

BAPI
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BAPI within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 24 £398 -33.66% 2
London -3 11 £368 -38.75%
West Midlands -12 4 £500 -
South East -23 4 £396 -20.80%
Scotland +2 3 £425 +58.87% 3
Middlesex +6 2 £396 -
City of London +20 1 £365 -
East of England +19 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Egham - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 2
Manchester - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Staines - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Home Counties - - - -

BAPI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing BAPI also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BAPI.

1 64 (100.00%) SAP
2 39 (60.94%) ABAP
3 19 (29.69%) SAP ALE
4 14 (21.88%) LSMW
5 13 (20.31%) SAPscript
6 12 (18.75%) SAP Smart Forms
7 11 (17.19%) SAP WM
7 11 (17.19%) Migration
8 10 (15.63%) Validation
9 9 (14.06%) Web Dynpro
9 9 (14.06%) SQL
10 8 (12.50%) Workflow
10 8 (12.50%) Finance
10 8 (12.50%) Data Migration
11 7 (10.94%) Manufacturing
11 7 (10.94%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (10.94%) SOAP
11 7 (10.94%) Web Services
11 7 (10.94%) Oracle
11 7 (10.94%) REST
11 7 (10.94%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (9.38%) OO
12 6 (9.38%) CRM
12 6 (9.38%) SOA
12 6 (9.38%) NetWeaver
12 6 (9.38%) Legal
12 6 (9.38%) SAP PI
13 5 (7.81%) Test Scripting
13 5 (7.81%) SAP IS-U
13 5 (7.81%) Automotive

BAPI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing BAPI also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BAPI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.38%) NetWeaver
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Office
2 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (17.19%) SAP WM
2 5 (7.81%) SAP CRM
2 5 (7.81%) SAP MM
2 5 (7.81%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (6.25%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (4.69%) SAP MDM
5 2 (3.13%) SAP CO
5 2 (3.13%) SAP SRM
5 2 (3.13%) SAP HCM
5 2 (3.13%) SAP FI
5 2 (3.13%) SAP APO
5 2 (3.13%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (1.56%) SAP PSCD
6 1 (1.56%) SAP MII
6 1 (1.56%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (1.56%) SAP HR
6 1 (1.56%) SAP SD
6 1 (1.56%) SAP FI-CA
6 1 (1.56%) SAP ERP
6 1 (1.56%) SAP PM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (6.25%) SAP BW
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.69%) BusinessObjects XI
2 3 (4.69%) SAP Data Services
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.69%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.56%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 14 (21.88%) LSMW
2 1 (1.56%) NWDS
General
1 8 (12.50%) Finance
2 7 (10.94%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (10.94%) Manufacturing
3 6 (9.38%) Legal
4 5 (7.81%) Automotive
5 2 (3.13%) Retail
5 2 (3.13%) Billing
6 1 (1.56%) German Language
6 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (68.75%) Consultant
2 38 (59.38%) SAP Consultant
3 12 (18.75%) Functional Consultant
3 12 (18.75%) SAP Functional Consultant
4 11 (17.19%) Developer
5 10 (15.63%) ABAP Developer
5 10 (15.63%) SAP Developer
6 9 (14.06%) SAP WM Consultant
7 7 (10.94%) ABAP Consultant
8 5 (7.81%) SAP CRM Consultant
8 5 (7.81%) SAP MM Consultant
8 5 (7.81%) CRM Consultant
8 5 (7.81%) SAP CRM Functional Consultant
9 4 (6.25%) TIBCO Consultant
10 2 (3.13%) SAP SRM Consultant
10 2 (3.13%) Data Consultant
10 2 (3.13%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
10 2 (3.13%) SAP MDM Consultant
10 2 (3.13%) SAP MM Functional Consultant
10 2 (3.13%) SAP ISU Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (29.69%) SAP ALE
2 12 (18.75%) SAP Smart Forms
3 9 (14.06%) Web Dynpro
4 7 (10.94%) REST
4 7 (10.94%) SOAP
4 7 (10.94%) Web Services
5 6 (9.38%) SAP PI
6 3 (4.69%) EDI
6 3 (4.69%) Middleware
7 2 (3.13%) XML
8 1 (1.56%) XSLT
8 1 (1.56%) HTML
8 1 (1.56%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (1.56%) SAP XI
8 1 (1.56%) SAP MI
8 1 (1.56%) MDX
8 1 (1.56%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) Data Integration
2 2 (3.13%) Replication
2 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.56%) Statistics
3 1 (1.56%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.19%) Migration
2 10 (15.63%) Validation
3 8 (12.50%) Workflow
3 8 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 7 (10.94%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (9.38%) OO
5 6 (9.38%) CRM
5 6 (9.38%) SOA
6 5 (7.81%) Test Scripting
7 4 (6.25%) Data Management
7 4 (6.25%) Logistics
7 4 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (6.25%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.69%) Quality Management
8 3 (4.69%) Unit Testing
8 3 (4.69%) Master Data Management
9 2 (3.13%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (3.13%) Project Management
9 2 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.13%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 39 (60.94%) ABAP
2 13 (20.31%) SAPscript
3 9 (14.06%) SQL
4 5 (7.81%) Java
5 4 (6.25%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.69%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.56%) C
7 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) MIIS
1 2 (3.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 64 (100.00%) SAP
2 7 (10.94%) Oracle
3 4 (6.25%) Business Objects
3 4 (6.25%) TIBCO
4 3 (4.69%) Syclo
4 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.13%) Adobe
6 1 (1.56%) Twitter
6 1 (1.56%) IBM
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