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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP Business Application Programming Interfaces (BAPIs)
Rank 641 620 587
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -33
Contract jobs citing BAPI 23 27 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.048% 0.064%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 11
Average daily rate £450 £413 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £366 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £275
% change year-on-year
- +63.63%
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
15410 15204 14820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.57% 26.80% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10764 9851 9713
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 204 205
Average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 1 May 2016.

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 20 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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 21 £413 +3.64% 3
East of England +16 6 £480 -
Cambridgeshire +15 6 £480 -
South West - 4 £338 -
London -28 3 - - 2
West Midlands -12 2 £375 -25.00%
South East -16 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £338 -
Cambridge -4 1 - -
Huntingdon - 1 £493 -
Corby - 1 - -
Taunton - 1 - -
Leamington Spa - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £375 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

BAPI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 65 (100.00%) SAP
2 39 (60.00%) ABAP
3 17 (26.15%) Migration
3 17 (26.15%) LSMW
4 16 (24.62%) SAPscript
5 14 (21.54%) SAP ALE
5 14 (21.54%) Workflow
5 14 (21.54%) Data Migration
5 14 (21.54%) SAP PI
6 13 (20.00%) SAP Smart Forms
6 13 (20.00%) Web Services
7 12 (18.46%) Oracle
8 11 (16.92%) SQL Server
8 11 (16.92%) Java
8 11 (16.92%) Manufacturing
9 10 (15.38%) ERP
9 10 (15.38%) NetWeaver
9 10 (15.38%) ETL
9 10 (15.38%) SAPUI5
10 9 (13.85%) SAP Fiori
10 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
10 9 (13.85%) XML
10 9 (13.85%) SQL
10 9 (13.85%) SAP XI
11 8 (12.31%) IBM
11 8 (12.31%) WebSphere
11 8 (12.31%) SAP Data Services
11 8 (12.31%) SAP HANA
12 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared
12 7 (10.77%) DB2

BAPI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 10 (15.38%) NetWeaver
2 8 (12.31%) WebSphere
3 6 (9.23%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 4 (6.15%) SAP Portal
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 5 (7.69%) SAP ERP
1 5 (7.69%) SAP MM
1 5 (7.69%) SAP PM
2 4 (6.15%) Maximo
3 3 (4.62%) SAP CO
3 3 (4.62%) SAP FI
3 3 (4.62%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (3.08%) SAP SD
5 1 (1.54%) SAP EHS
5 1 (1.54%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (1.54%) SAP MII
5 1 (1.54%) SAP PLM
5 1 (1.54%) SAP PP
5 1 (1.54%) SAP R/3
5 1 (1.54%) SAP Retail
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) FTP
2 2 (3.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.31%) SAP Data Services
2 8 (12.31%) SAP HANA
3 7 (10.77%) DB2
4 6 (9.23%) DataStage
4 6 (9.23%) SQL Anywhere
5 3 (4.62%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (3.08%) BODI
6 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (1.54%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.54%) MS Access
7 1 (1.54%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 17 (26.15%) LSMW
2 2 (3.08%) Subversion
2 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.54%) Ant
3 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (16.92%) Manufacturing
2 7 (10.77%) Billing
3 6 (9.23%) Finance
4 5 (7.69%) Legal
5 4 (6.15%) Aerospace
5 4 (6.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (4.62%) Banking
6 3 (4.62%) Retail
7 2 (3.08%) Automotive
7 2 (3.08%) Front Office
8 1 (1.54%) Dutch Language
8 1 (1.54%) French Language
8 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (38.46%) Consultant
1 25 (38.46%) SAP Consultant
2 14 (21.54%) Developer
3 10 (15.38%) SAP Developer
4 6 (9.23%) ABAP Consultant
4 6 (9.23%) ABAP Developer
4 6 (9.23%) Data Consultant
4 6 (9.23%) SAP Data Consultant
4 6 (9.23%) SAP PI Developer
5 4 (6.15%) Analyst
5 4 (6.15%) Data Migration Consultant
5 4 (6.15%) Functional Consultant
5 4 (6.15%) Migration Consultant
5 4 (6.15%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
5 4 (6.15%) SAP Functional Consultant
5 4 (6.15%) SAP Migration Consultant
5 4 (6.15%) SAP PM Consultant
6 3 (4.62%) NetWeaver Consultant
6 3 (4.62%) SAP Technical Consultant
6 3 (4.62%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.54%) SAP ALE
1 14 (21.54%) SAP PI
2 13 (20.00%) SAP Smart Forms
2 13 (20.00%) Web Services
3 10 (15.38%) SAPUI5
4 9 (13.85%) SAP Fiori
4 9 (13.85%) SAP XI
4 9 (13.85%) XML
5 5 (7.69%) jQuery
6 4 (6.15%) SOAP
7 3 (4.62%) EDI
7 3 (4.62%) Middleware
7 3 (4.62%) Web Dynpro
7 3 (4.62%) WSDL
7 3 (4.62%) XML Schema
8 2 (3.08%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (3.08%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (3.08%) XML Messaging
9 1 (1.54%) JMS
9 1 (1.54%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.69%) User Experience
3 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.15%) Client/Server
3 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.08%) Data Extraction
4 2 (3.08%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.08%) FMCG
4 2 (3.08%) Life Science
4 2 (3.08%) Replication
5 1 (1.54%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.54%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.77%) Linux
1 7 (10.77%) Unix
1 7 (10.77%) Windows
2 6 (9.23%) Solaris
3 4 (6.15%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) Migration
2 14 (21.54%) Data Migration
2 14 (21.54%) Workflow
3 10 (15.38%) ERP
3 10 (15.38%) ETL
4 7 (10.77%) OO
5 6 (9.23%) Logistics
6 5 (7.69%) Regression Testing
6 5 (7.69%) SOA
7 4 (6.15%) Change Management
7 4 (6.15%) CRM
7 4 (6.15%) Data Cleansing
7 4 (6.15%) Information Security
7 4 (6.15%) iOS Development
7 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.15%) Test Scripting
8 3 (4.62%) BPEL
8 3 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.62%) High Availability
8 3 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 39 (60.00%) ABAP
2 16 (24.62%) SAPscript
3 11 (16.92%) Java
4 9 (13.85%) SQL
5 6 (9.23%) C
6 5 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.54%) COBOL
8 1 (1.54%) R
8 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.54%) CCA
3 1 (1.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) Data Quality
1 3 (4.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Control-M
Vendors
1 65 (100.00%) SAP
2 12 (18.46%) Oracle
3 8 (12.31%) IBM
4 6 (9.23%) Mercator
5 5 (7.69%) Informatica
6 3 (4.62%) WSO2
7 2 (3.08%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.54%) Adobe
8 1 (1.54%) Cognos
8 1 (1.54%) Microsoft