The table below looks at the statistics for BAPI skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BAPI over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAP Business Application Programming Interfaces (BAPIs)
UK
Rank 551 575 583
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +8
Contract jobs citing BAPI 30 43 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.085% 0.065%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.29% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 11
Median daily rate £444 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.41% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £381 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £447 £450 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.69% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
13587 14651 13891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.84% 28.86% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9325 10124 9363
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 257 186
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £22.50 £20.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

BAPI
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing BAPI as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

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 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BAPI within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 21 £472 -0.68% 1
Hertfordshire +11 12 £469 -1.36%
East of England +10 12 £469 -1.36%
Hemel Hempstead - 12 £469 -
London -12 3 £410 +2.50%
Merseyside - 3 £650 -
North West - 3 £650 -
Liverpool - 2 £650 -
South East +13 1 - - 1
West Midlands -1 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Coventry - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Birkenhead - 1 £600 -

BAPI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BAPI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for BAPI.

1 56 (100.00%) SAP
2 36 (64.29%) ABAP
3 31 (55.36%) Finance
4 27 (48.21%) Security Cleared
5 25 (44.64%) Data Migration
5 25 (44.64%) Migration
6 23 (41.07%) LSMW
7 22 (39.29%) SAP Smart Forms
8 20 (35.71%) Data Cleansing
9 19 (33.93%) Adobe
10 18 (32.14%) Workflow
11 15 (26.79%) SAP XI
11 15 (26.79%) Manufacturing
11 15 (26.79%) SAP HR
11 15 (26.79%) XML
12 14 (25.00%) Aerospace
12 14 (25.00%) System Testing
12 14 (25.00%) Supply Chain Management
12 14 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
13 13 (23.21%) BPSS Clearance
14 12 (21.43%) SC Cleared
14 12 (21.43%) SAP ALE
14 12 (21.43%) SAPscript
15 11 (19.64%) Validation
15 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (19.64%) Data Structures
16 9 (16.07%) SAP Data Services
16 9 (16.07%) SQL
16 9 (16.07%) OO
16 9 (16.07%) ETL

BAPI
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.57%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (26.79%) SAP HR
2 7 (12.50%) SAP FI
3 4 (7.14%) SAP ERP
4 3 (5.36%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (5.36%) SAP SD
5 2 (3.57%) SAP APO
5 2 (3.57%) SAP CO
5 2 (3.57%) SAP CRM
5 2 (3.57%) SAP EHS
5 2 (3.57%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (1.79%) SAP MDM
6 1 (1.79%) SAP MM
6 1 (1.79%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) SAP Data Services
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.36%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.57%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (41.07%) LSMW
2 1 (1.79%) NWDS
2 1 (1.79%) Visual Composer
General
1 31 (55.36%) Finance
2 15 (26.79%) Manufacturing
3 14 (25.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.79%) Billing
4 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (44.64%) Consultant
1 25 (44.64%) SAP Consultant
2 23 (41.07%) ABAP Developer
2 23 (41.07%) Developer
2 23 (41.07%) SAP Developer
3 15 (26.79%) ABAP Consultant
4 10 (17.86%) Data Migration Specialist
4 10 (17.86%) Migration Specialist
5 8 (14.29%) HR Specialist
6 7 (12.50%) Data Consultant
6 7 (12.50%) SAP Data Consultant
7 6 (10.71%) Data Migration Consultant
7 6 (10.71%) Migration Consultant
7 6 (10.71%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
7 6 (10.71%) SAP Migration Consultant
8 5 (8.93%) SAP Data Migration Specialist
9 4 (7.14%) Data Manager
9 4 (7.14%) Data Migration Manager
9 4 (7.14%) Migration Manager
10 3 (5.36%) SAP HR Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (39.29%) SAP Smart Forms
2 15 (26.79%) SAP XI
2 15 (26.79%) XML
3 12 (21.43%) SAP ALE
4 4 (7.14%) SAP Fiori
4 4 (7.14%) Web Dynpro
4 4 (7.14%) Web Services
5 3 (5.36%) SAPUI5
6 2 (3.57%) HTML
6 2 (3.57%) HTML5
6 2 (3.57%) SAP PI
7 1 (1.79%) EJB
7 1 (1.79%) JDBC
7 1 (1.79%) Middleware
7 1 (1.79%) OLE
7 1 (1.79%) SOAP
7 1 (1.79%) WSDL
7 1 (1.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (19.64%) Data Structures
2 7 (12.50%) Data Conversion
3 6 (10.71%) Data Extraction
4 3 (5.36%) FMCG
5 2 (3.57%) AS400
5 2 (3.57%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.79%) RIA
6 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (44.64%) Data Migration
1 25 (44.64%) Migration
2 20 (35.71%) Data Cleansing
3 18 (32.14%) Workflow
4 14 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 14 (25.00%) Supply Chain Management
4 14 (25.00%) System Testing
5 11 (19.64%) Validation
6 9 (16.07%) ETL
6 9 (16.07%) OO
7 8 (14.29%) Data Mapping
8 7 (12.50%) Data Transformation
9 6 (10.71%) Data Validation
9 6 (10.71%) ERP
10 4 (7.14%) CRM
10 4 (7.14%) Process Improvement
10 4 (7.14%) SAP Implementation
11 3 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (3.57%) Problem Management
12 2 (3.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (64.29%) ABAP
2 12 (21.43%) SAPscript
3 9 (16.07%) SQL
4 6 (10.71%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.57%) Java
6 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (48.21%) Security Cleared
2 13 (23.21%) BPSS Clearance
3 12 (21.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.79%) GxP
3 1 (1.79%) QA
Vendors
1 56 (100.00%) SAP
2 19 (33.93%) Adobe
3 3 (5.36%) Northgate
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle
3 3 (5.36%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.79%) TIBCO