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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP Business Application Programming Interfaces (BAPIs)
Rank 599 565 533
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -32
Contract jobs citing BAPI 21 46 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.084% 0.090%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.30% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 22
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £499
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -19.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £328 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £645
UK excluding London average daily rate - £393 £450
% change year-on-year
- -12.77%
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
15587 15227 14467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 27.86% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10478 9801 9188
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 225 284
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 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 7 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 31 July 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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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 -48 19 £413 +3.12% 6
London -13 12 £413 -9.83% 3
South East -10 5 - -
Surrey -2 3 - -
Berkshire +6 2 - -
City of London -10 2 £413 +50.00%
Slough - 2 - -

BAPI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 48 (100.00%) SAP
2 26 (54.17%) ABAP
3 14 (29.17%) SAP MM
4 13 (27.08%) SAPscript
4 13 (27.08%) SAP ALE
5 12 (25.00%) Workflow
6 11 (22.92%) Web Services
7 10 (20.83%) OO
7 10 (20.83%) SQL
7 10 (20.83%) SAP SD
7 10 (20.83%) LSMW
7 10 (20.83%) SAP Smart Forms
8 9 (18.75%) SAP PI
9 8 (16.67%) Web Dynpro
9 8 (16.67%) Manufacturing
9 8 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (14.58%) Oracle
10 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
10 7 (14.58%) Retail
10 7 (14.58%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (12.50%) Unit Testing
11 6 (12.50%) Degree
11 6 (12.50%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (12.50%) Finance
12 5 (10.42%) Validation
12 5 (10.42%) Migration
12 5 (10.42%) Adobe
12 5 (10.42%) Project Management
12 5 (10.42%) Java

BAPI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (12.50%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (6.25%) NetWeaver
3 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Office
2 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (29.17%) SAP MM
2 10 (20.83%) SAP SD
3 5 (10.42%) SAP Retail
4 3 (6.25%) SAP MII
4 3 (6.25%) SAP MDM
5 2 (4.17%) SAP WM
5 2 (4.17%) SAP PM
6 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (2.08%) SAP SCM
6 1 (2.08%) SAP ERP
6 1 (2.08%) SAP HCM
6 1 (2.08%) SAP CRM
6 1 (2.08%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (2.08%) SAP CO
6 1 (2.08%) SAP APO
6 1 (2.08%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (6.25%) PowerCenter
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 3 (6.25%) Data Mart
2 3 (6.25%) BusinessObjects XI
2 3 (6.25%) SAP Data Services
2 3 (6.25%) SAP HANA
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.17%) SAP BW
3 2 (4.17%) SAP BI
4 1 (2.08%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) LSMW
2 1 (2.08%) NWDS
2 1 (2.08%) Toad
General
1 8 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 7 (14.58%) Retail
3 6 (12.50%) Finance
4 4 (8.33%) Automotive
4 4 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (6.25%) Financial Institution
5 3 (6.25%) Banking
6 2 (4.17%) Legal
7 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 1 (2.08%) Marketing
7 1 (2.08%) German Language
Job Titles
1 23 (47.92%) Consultant
2 21 (43.75%) SAP Consultant
3 18 (37.50%) Developer
4 13 (27.08%) SAP Developer
4 13 (27.08%) ABAP Developer
5 9 (18.75%) SAP MM Consultant
6 4 (8.33%) Informatica Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Management Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) SAP SD Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Functional Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) SAP Functional Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) SAP MDM Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) SAP MM Functional Consultant
8 1 (2.08%) SAP IS-Retail Consultant
8 1 (2.08%) SAP Data Migration Manager
8 1 (2.08%) SAP Data Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) SAP Data Consultant
8 1 (2.08%) SAP Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Data Migration Consultant
8 1 (2.08%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.08%) SAP ALE
2 11 (22.92%) Web Services
3 10 (20.83%) SAP Smart Forms
4 9 (18.75%) SAP PI
5 8 (16.67%) Web Dynpro
6 5 (10.42%) SAP XI
6 5 (10.42%) EDI
7 4 (8.33%) JMS
7 4 (8.33%) XML
7 4 (8.33%) Middleware
8 2 (4.17%) SOAP
8 2 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (4.17%) REST
8 2 (4.17%) MDX
9 1 (2.08%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Data Integration
3 2 (4.17%) Statistics
3 2 (4.17%) Life Science
4 1 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) FMCG
4 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) Workflow
2 10 (20.83%) OO
3 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
3 7 (14.58%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 5 (10.42%) Project Management
5 5 (10.42%) Data Management
5 5 (10.42%) OOP
5 5 (10.42%) ETL
5 5 (10.42%) Validation
5 5 (10.42%) Migration
6 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (8.33%) Logistics
6 4 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (6.25%) Master Data Management
7 3 (6.25%) System Testing
7 3 (6.25%) Time Management
7 3 (6.25%) Data Migration
7 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (54.17%) ABAP
2 13 (27.08%) SAPscript
3 10 (20.83%) SQL
4 5 (10.42%) Java
5 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.08%) Python
7 1 (2.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Degree
2 3 (6.25%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Control-M
1 2 (4.17%) MIIS
1 2 (4.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 48 (100.00%) SAP
2 7 (14.58%) Oracle
3 5 (10.42%) Adobe
4 4 (8.33%) Informatica
5 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.25%) Cognos
6 2 (4.17%) IBM
7 1 (2.08%) Syclo
7 1 (2.08%) Twitter
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