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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP Business Application Programming Interfaces (BAPIs)
Rank 551 511 483
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -28
Contract jobs citing BAPI 32 42 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.087% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.32% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 30 22
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£350 £600 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £374 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £603 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate - £388 £450
% change year-on-year
- -13.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £46.23 -
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
13821 12977 12603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.94% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9280 8153 7957
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 267 323
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £14.03 £19.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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
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 30 January 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 29 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 30 January 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 -28 31 £350 -41.66% 1
London -16 17 £350 -41.66%
South East -5 9 - -
East Midlands - 4 - -
City of London +11 3 £500 -20.00%
Surrey - 3 - -
Hampshire -22 2 - -
Berkshire -2 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
East of England - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Rugby - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Egham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -

BAPI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 59 (96.72%) SAP
2 36 (59.02%) ABAP
3 16 (26.23%) SAP ALE
4 12 (19.67%) LSMW
5 11 (18.03%) SAPscript
6 10 (16.39%) Migration
7 9 (14.75%) Validation
7 9 (14.75%) SAP WM
7 9 (14.75%) OO
7 9 (14.75%) SAP Smart Forms
7 9 (14.75%) Data Migration
8 8 (13.11%) OOP
8 8 (13.11%) CRM
8 8 (13.11%) SAP FI
9 7 (11.48%) NetWeaver
9 7 (11.48%) Workflow
9 7 (11.48%) SAP CRM
9 7 (11.48%) SAP FI/CO
9 7 (11.48%) SAP CO
10 6 (9.84%) Finance
10 6 (9.84%) Web Dynpro
11 5 (8.20%) SAP BW
11 5 (8.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (8.20%) Oracle
11 5 (8.20%) SQL
11 5 (8.20%) SOAP
11 5 (8.20%) SAP IS-U
11 5 (8.20%) SAP SRM
11 5 (8.20%) Unit Testing
11 5 (8.20%) REST

BAPI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (11.48%) NetWeaver
2 2 (3.28%) SAP EP
3 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Office
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (14.75%) SAP WM
2 8 (13.11%) SAP FI
3 7 (11.48%) SAP CRM
3 7 (11.48%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (11.48%) SAP CO
4 5 (8.20%) SAP IS-U
4 5 (8.20%) SAP SRM
5 4 (6.56%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (4.92%) SAP HR
6 3 (4.92%) SAP HCM
7 2 (3.28%) SAP ERP
7 2 (3.28%) SAP SD
7 2 (3.28%) SAP APO
7 2 (3.28%) SAP MM
8 1 (1.64%) Maximo
8 1 (1.64%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (1.64%) SAP FI-CA
8 1 (1.64%) SAP MII
8 1 (1.64%) SAP PSCD
8 1 (1.64%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.64%) SAP BI
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (19.67%) LSMW
2 1 (1.64%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 6 (9.84%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (6.56%) Legal
4 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.28%) Billing
5 2 (3.28%) Automotive
6 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.64%) Retail
6 1 (1.64%) Marketing
6 1 (1.64%) German Language
Job Titles
1 47 (77.05%) Consultant
2 41 (67.21%) SAP Consultant
3 13 (21.31%) ABAP Consultant
3 13 (21.31%) Functional Consultant
4 11 (18.03%) SAP Functional Consultant
5 9 (14.75%) Developer
6 8 (13.11%) SAP WM Consultant
7 7 (11.48%) ABAP Developer
7 7 (11.48%) SAP Developer
8 6 (9.84%) CRM Consultant
8 6 (9.84%) SAP CRM Consultant
9 5 (8.20%) SAP CRM Functional Consultant
10 4 (6.56%) SAP APO Consultant
10 4 (6.56%) TIBCO Consultant
11 3 (4.92%) Migration Consultant
11 3 (4.92%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
11 3 (4.92%) Data Consultant
11 3 (4.92%) SAP Data Consultant
11 3 (4.92%) Data Migration Consultant
12 2 (3.28%) SAP Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (26.23%) SAP ALE
2 9 (14.75%) SAP Smart Forms
3 6 (9.84%) Web Dynpro
4 5 (8.20%) SOAP
4 5 (8.20%) REST
5 4 (6.56%) Web Services
6 3 (4.92%) Middleware
7 2 (3.28%) SAP Business Workflow
7 2 (3.28%) EDI
7 2 (3.28%) HTML
7 2 (3.28%) XSLT
8 1 (1.64%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (1.64%) XML
8 1 (1.64%) JDBC
8 1 (1.64%) SAP MI
8 1 (1.64%) SAP XI
8 1 (1.64%) MDX
8 1 (1.64%) HTML5
8 1 (1.64%) Sencha Touch
8 1 (1.64%) MEAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.28%) Replication
2 1 (1.64%) AS400
2 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.64%) PDA
2 1 (1.64%) Statistics
2 1 (1.64%) Data Conversion
2 1 (1.64%) Data Extraction
2 1 (1.64%) iPhone
2 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.64%) Windows
1 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.64%) Android
1 1 (1.64%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.39%) Migration
2 9 (14.75%) Validation
2 9 (14.75%) OO
2 9 (14.75%) Data Migration
3 8 (13.11%) OOP
3 8 (13.11%) CRM
4 7 (11.48%) Workflow
5 5 (8.20%) Unit Testing
6 4 (6.56%) SOA
6 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.92%) ERP
7 3 (4.92%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.28%) ETL
8 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.64%) Risk Management
9 1 (1.64%) Six Sigma
9 1 (1.64%) Project Management
9 1 (1.64%) B2B
9 1 (1.64%) Data Management
9 1 (1.64%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (59.02%) ABAP
2 11 (18.03%) SAPscript
3 5 (8.20%) SQL
4 4 (6.56%) Java
4 4 (6.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.64%) C
5 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.64%) GxP
1 1 (1.64%) QA
1 1 (1.64%) PAS 55
Vendors
1 59 (96.72%) SAP
2 5 (8.20%) Oracle
3 4 (6.56%) TIBCO
4 3 (4.92%) Adobe
4 3 (4.92%) Syclo
5 1 (1.64%) Sybase
5 1 (1.64%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.64%) IBM
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.64%) Informatica
5 1 (1.64%) Sencha
5 1 (1.64%) Infor
5 1 (1.64%) Appcelerator