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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP Business Application Programming Interfaces (BAPIs)
Rank 599 552 524
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -28
Contract jobs citing BAPI 10 39 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.074% 0.063%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.067% 0.26% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 16
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £410 £420
% change year-on-year
- -2.38%
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
15034 14825 13750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 28.02% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10082 9622 8642
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 211 331
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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
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 6 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 6 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 -38 9 - - 4
South East -13 5 - - 2
Surrey +4 3 - -
London -14 3 - -
Berkshire +3 2 - -
Slough - 2 - -

BAPI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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 40 (100.00%) SAP
2 28 (70.00%) ABAP
3 16 (40.00%) SAPscript
4 12 (30.00%) SAP ALE
4 12 (30.00%) SAP Smart Forms
5 11 (27.50%) LSMW
6 10 (25.00%) OO
7 9 (22.50%) Workflow
7 9 (22.50%) SAP PI
8 8 (20.00%) Manufacturing
8 8 (20.00%) Web Dynpro
8 8 (20.00%) Business Objects
8 8 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (17.50%) Web Services
10 6 (15.00%) SQL
10 6 (15.00%) Validation
10 6 (15.00%) SAP MM
10 6 (15.00%) Degree
10 6 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
11 5 (12.50%) Data Management
11 5 (12.50%) SAP XI
11 5 (12.50%) Project Management
11 5 (12.50%) Migration
11 5 (12.50%) Finance
11 5 (12.50%) OOP
11 5 (12.50%) Java
11 5 (12.50%) Adobe
12 4 (10.00%) Automotive
12 4 (10.00%) Middleware

BAPI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 3 (7.50%) NetWeaver
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (15.00%) SAP MM
2 4 (10.00%) SAP WM
3 3 (7.50%) SAP MDM
3 3 (7.50%) SAP MII
4 2 (5.00%) SAP PM
5 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (2.50%) SAP SCM
5 1 (2.50%) SAP ERP
5 1 (2.50%) SAP HCM
5 1 (2.50%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (2.50%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (2.50%) SAP PSCD
5 1 (2.50%) SAP CO
5 1 (2.50%) SAP SD
5 1 (2.50%) SAP APO
5 1 (2.50%) SAP FI
5 1 (2.50%) SAP CRM
5 1 (2.50%) SAP FI/CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (7.50%) BusinessObjects XI
2 3 (7.50%) SAP Data Services
2 3 (7.50%) SAP HANA
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.50%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.00%) SAP BW
3 2 (5.00%) SAP BI
4 1 (2.50%) MS Access
4 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (27.50%) LSMW
2 1 (2.50%) NWDS
2 1 (2.50%) Toad
General
1 8 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 5 (12.50%) Finance
3 4 (10.00%) Automotive
4 3 (7.50%) Legal
4 3 (7.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (5.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (5.00%) Retail
6 1 (2.50%) German Language
6 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Consultant
2 17 (42.50%) SAP Consultant
3 14 (35.00%) Developer
4 13 (32.50%) ABAP Developer
4 13 (32.50%) SAP Developer
5 5 (12.50%) SAP MM Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) SAP WM Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Functional Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) SAP Functional Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) ABAP Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) SAP MDM Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) SAP MM Functional Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Management Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) SAP PM Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) CRM Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Data Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) SAP BW Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) SAP SD Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) SAP CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) SAP Smart Forms
1 12 (30.00%) SAP ALE
2 9 (22.50%) SAP PI
3 8 (20.00%) Web Dynpro
4 7 (17.50%) Web Services
5 5 (12.50%) SAP XI
6 4 (10.00%) Middleware
7 3 (7.50%) XML
7 3 (7.50%) EDI
8 2 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (5.00%) SOAP
8 2 (5.00%) REST
8 2 (5.00%) MDX
9 1 (2.50%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.00%) Statistics
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) FMCG
4 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) OO
2 9 (22.50%) Workflow
3 6 (15.00%) Validation
3 6 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 5 (12.50%) Migration
4 5 (12.50%) Data Management
4 5 (12.50%) OOP
4 5 (12.50%) Project Management
5 4 (10.00%) Logistics
5 4 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (7.50%) Time Management
6 3 (7.50%) Data Migration
6 3 (7.50%) ITIL
6 3 (7.50%) Quality Management
6 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Master Data Management
7 2 (5.00%) SOA
7 2 (5.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 28 (70.00%) ABAP
2 16 (40.00%) SAPscript
3 6 (15.00%) SQL
4 5 (12.50%) Java
5 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) MIIS
1 2 (5.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) SAP
2 8 (20.00%) Business Objects
3 5 (12.50%) Adobe
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle
5 2 (5.00%) IBM
6 1 (2.50%) Syclo
6 1 (2.50%) Twitter