Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for BAPI skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BAPI over the 6 months to 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SAP Business Application Programming Interfaces (BAPIs)
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 846 796 791
Rank change year-on-year -50 -5 +20
Contract jobs citing BAPI 22 56 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.058% 0.070%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.068% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 41 34
UK median daily rate £475 £434 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.51% -3.61% +34.33%
10th Percentile £409 £379 £363
90th Percentile £488 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +46.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
UK median hourly rate £65.00 - £48.00
10th Percentile £62.50 - £43.30
90th Percentile £67.50 - £51.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £48.00

BAPI is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32,242 30,283 30,940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.06% 31.51% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,988 20,880 21,376
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £279
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.78% +4.80% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 336 581
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.00 £15.25 £15.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.00 £55.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +8.70%

BAPI
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing BAPI as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for BAPI in the UK

BAPI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BAPI.

Contractor daily rate trend for BAPI in the UK

BAPI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BAPI.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BAPI in the UK

BAPI
Top 9 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 6 months to 23 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -45 20 £475 +6.29% 6
UK excluding London -13 9 £475 +5.56% 6
London -30 8 £475 +15.85% 1
South East -26 5 - -
North of England +45 2 £475 -24.00% 4
Yorkshire +10 2 £475 - 4
Midlands +1 1 - - 1
East Midlands -1 1 - -
Wales - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing BAPI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for BAPI.

1 22 (100.00%) SAP
2 13 (59.09%) ABAP
3 11 (50.00%) LSMW
4 10 (45.45%) Migration
5 8 (36.36%) Data Migration
5 8 (36.36%) IDoc
6 7 (31.82%) Logistics
6 7 (31.82%) SAP ALE
7 6 (27.27%) Data Management
7 6 (27.27%) OO
7 6 (27.27%) ETL
7 6 (27.27%) SAP SD
7 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Workflow
8 5 (22.73%) ERP
9 4 (18.18%) Validation
9 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
9 4 (18.18%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (18.18%) Finance
9 4 (18.18%) SAP ERP
9 4 (18.18%) Data Cleansing
9 4 (18.18%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (18.18%) Data Quality
9 4 (18.18%) Runbook
9 4 (18.18%) Cutover Planning
10 3 (13.64%) SAP PI
10 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (13.64%) EDI
10 3 (13.64%) SQL
10 3 (13.64%) Web Services

BAPI
Co-occurring 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 (9.09%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 6 (27.27%) SAP SD
2 4 (18.18%) SAP ERP
3 2 (9.09%) SAP SRM
4 1 (4.55%) SAP MDG
4 1 (4.55%) SAP MM
4 1 (4.55%) SAP S/4HANA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (18.18%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (4.55%) SAP BW
2 1 (4.55%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) LSMW
2 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
2 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Consultant
2 13 (59.09%) SAP Consultant
3 6 (27.27%) Developer
3 6 (27.27%) SAP SD Consultant
4 5 (22.73%) SAP Developer
5 4 (18.18%) ABAP Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Data Consultant
5 4 (18.18%) Data Migration Consultant
5 4 (18.18%) Migration Consultant
5 4 (18.18%) SAP Data Consultant
5 4 (18.18%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
5 4 (18.18%) SAP Migration Consultant
6 3 (13.64%) Functional Consultant
6 3 (13.64%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
6 3 (13.64%) SAP Functional Consultant
6 3 (13.64%) SAP SD Functional Consultant
7 2 (9.09%) Senior Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Programmer
8 1 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) IDoc
2 7 (31.82%) SAP ALE
3 3 (13.64%) EDI
3 3 (13.64%) SAP PI
3 3 (13.64%) Web Dynpro
3 3 (13.64%) Web Services
4 2 (9.09%) SAP Business Workflow
4 2 (9.09%) SAP Smart Forms
4 2 (9.09%) SAP XI
4 2 (9.09%) SOAP
4 2 (9.09%) WSH
4 2 (9.09%) XML
5 1 (4.55%) Middleware
5 1 (4.55%) REST
5 1 (4.55%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Migration
2 8 (36.36%) Data Migration
3 7 (31.82%) Logistics
4 6 (27.27%) Data Management
4 6 (27.27%) ETL
4 6 (27.27%) OO
4 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (22.73%) ERP
5 5 (22.73%) Workflow
6 4 (18.18%) Cutover Planning
6 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
6 4 (18.18%) Data Cleansing
6 4 (18.18%) Runbook
6 4 (18.18%) Validation
7 2 (9.09%) Data Integration
7 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Master Data Management
7 2 (9.09%) Performance Optimisation
7 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) ABAP
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.55%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
1 2 (9.09%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (9.09%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Informatica
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Capita
3 1 (4.55%) Fujitsu