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 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP Business Application Programming Interfaces (BAPIs)
Rank 583 562 511
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -51
Contract jobs citing BAPI 18 29 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.055% 0.075%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.20% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 17
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£400 £525 £590
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -11.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £385 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £595 £701
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £434
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
14444 14426 12708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.99% 27.60% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9576 9521 7999
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 182 358
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.79 £18.65 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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 June 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 13 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 June 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 -27 15 £396 -24.57% 1
London +5 9 £376 -28.33%
Scotland -1 3 £425 -
West Midlands -5 2 £488 -
South East -23 2 £396 -
Middlesex - 2 £396 -
Aberdeen +9 1 - -
City of London +3 1 £365 -
Feltham - 1 £368 -
Leeds - 1 £450 -
Staffordshire - 1 £475 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 -

BAPI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 54 (100.00%) SAP
2 32 (59.26%) ABAP
3 14 (25.93%) SAP ALE
4 13 (24.07%) SAPscript
5 12 (22.22%) LSMW
6 10 (18.52%) SAP Smart Forms
7 9 (16.67%) Web Dynpro
7 9 (16.67%) SQL
8 8 (14.81%) Finance
8 8 (14.81%) SAP WM
9 7 (12.96%) Validation
9 7 (12.96%) Migration
9 7 (12.96%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (12.96%) Workflow
9 7 (12.96%) Oracle
10 6 (11.11%) SOAP
10 6 (11.11%) Web Services
10 6 (11.11%) OO
10 6 (11.11%) SOA
10 6 (11.11%) Legal
10 6 (11.11%) Manufacturing
10 6 (11.11%) SAP MM
10 6 (11.11%) SAP PI
10 6 (11.11%) REST
11 5 (9.26%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (9.26%) Test Scripting
11 5 (9.26%) Data Migration
11 5 (9.26%) SAP IS-U
11 5 (9.26%) NetWeaver
12 4 (7.41%) SAP BW

BAPI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 5 (9.26%) NetWeaver
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Office
2 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (14.81%) SAP WM
2 6 (11.11%) SAP MM
3 5 (9.26%) SAP IS-U
4 4 (7.41%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (5.56%) SAP MDM
5 3 (5.56%) SAP CRM
6 2 (3.70%) SAP APO
6 2 (3.70%) SAP PM
6 2 (3.70%) SAP SRM
7 1 (1.85%) SAP HCM
7 1 (1.85%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (1.85%) SAP ERP
7 1 (1.85%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (1.85%) SAP SCM
7 1 (1.85%) SAP CO
7 1 (1.85%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (1.85%) SAP FI
7 1 (1.85%) SAP SD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SAP BW
1 4 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.56%) SAP Data Services
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.56%) BusinessObjects XI
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.85%) SAP BI
3 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (22.22%) LSMW
2 1 (1.85%) NWDS
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 7 (12.96%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (11.11%) Legal
3 6 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 4 (7.41%) Automotive
5 2 (3.70%) Retail
5 2 (3.70%) Billing
6 1 (1.85%) German Language
6 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (62.96%) Consultant
2 28 (51.85%) SAP Consultant
3 11 (20.37%) Developer
4 10 (18.52%) SAP Developer
4 10 (18.52%) ABAP Developer
5 8 (14.81%) Functional Consultant
5 8 (14.81%) SAP Functional Consultant
6 6 (11.11%) SAP WM Consultant
7 5 (9.26%) SAP MM Consultant
8 4 (7.41%) TIBCO Consultant
9 3 (5.56%) CRM Consultant
9 3 (5.56%) ABAP Consultant
9 3 (5.56%) SAP CRM Consultant
10 2 (3.70%) Management Consultant
10 2 (3.70%) SAP SRM Consultant
10 2 (3.70%) SAP MDM Consultant
10 2 (3.70%) SAP MM Functional Consultant
10 2 (3.70%) SAP ISU Consultant
10 2 (3.70%) SAP CRM Functional Consultant
11 1 (1.85%) CRM Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.93%) SAP ALE
2 10 (18.52%) SAP Smart Forms
3 9 (16.67%) Web Dynpro
4 6 (11.11%) SOAP
4 6 (11.11%) Web Services
4 6 (11.11%) SAP PI
4 6 (11.11%) REST
5 3 (5.56%) Middleware
5 3 (5.56%) EDI
6 2 (3.70%) XML
6 2 (3.70%) SAP XI
7 1 (1.85%) MDX
7 1 (1.85%) SAP Business Workflow
7 1 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Data Integration
2 2 (3.70%) Replication
2 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) FMCG
3 1 (1.85%) Statistics
3 1 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.96%) Validation
1 7 (12.96%) Migration
1 7 (12.96%) Workflow
2 6 (11.11%) OO
2 6 (11.11%) SOA
3 5 (9.26%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (9.26%) Test Scripting
3 5 (9.26%) Data Migration
4 4 (7.41%) CRM
4 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
4 4 (7.41%) Logistics
4 4 (7.41%) Data Management
4 4 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (5.56%) Master Data Management
5 3 (5.56%) Unit Testing
5 3 (5.56%) Quality Management
6 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.70%) Project Management
6 2 (3.70%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (1.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 32 (59.26%) ABAP
2 13 (24.07%) SAPscript
3 9 (16.67%) SQL
4 4 (7.41%) Java
4 4 (7.41%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) MIIS
1 2 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 54 (100.00%) SAP
2 7 (12.96%) Oracle
3 4 (7.41%) Business Objects
3 4 (7.41%) TIBCO
4 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.70%) Adobe
6 1 (1.85%) Syclo
6 1 (1.85%) Twitter
6 1 (1.85%) IBM