The first table below looks at the demand for SAP ALE skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAP ALE over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Application Link Enabling (ALE)
Rank 209 195 223
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +28
Contract jobs citing SAP ALE 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.015% 0.032% 0.012%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.052% 0.11% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £388 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £330 £363
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -8.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1905 1752 1962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.52% 28.11% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1431 1391 1421
Average daily rate £425 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 18
Average hourly rate £41.00 £97.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.94% +267.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £25.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £135.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
SAP ALE
London

SAP ALE
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAP ALE across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SAP ALE Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SAP ALE
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAP ALE across the City of London region.

SAP ALE Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SAP ALE
Top 17 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SAP ALE 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 SAP ALE.

1 4 (100.00%) ABAP
1 4 (100.00%) SAP
2 3 (75.00%) SAPscript
2 3 (75.00%) SAP Smart Forms
2 3 (75.00%) BAPI
3 2 (50.00%) LSMW
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) SAP CRM
4 1 (25.00%) CRM
4 1 (25.00%) EDI
4 1 (25.00%) SAP Business Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) PowerBuilder

SAP ALE
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SAP ALE 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 SAP ALE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP CRM
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) LSMW
2 1 (25.00%) PowerBuilder
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) SAP Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) ABAP Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) SAP Smart Forms
1 3 (75.00%) BAPI
2 1 (25.00%) EDI
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Business Workflow
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) CRM
1 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) ABAP
2 3 (75.00%) SAPscript
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) SAP