The table below looks at the statistics for SAP ALE skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAP ALE over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP Application Link Enabling (ALE)
Rank 578 550 506
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -44
Contract jobs citing SAP ALE 13 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.034% 0.037%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.094% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 8
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£475 £420 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% +8.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £413 £330
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 -
SAP ALE
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13882 13695 11708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.38% 27.55% 27.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9144 9096 7485
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 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 201 344
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £18.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

SAP ALE
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SAP ALE Jobs Demand Trend in England

SAP ALE
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SAP ALE Daily Rate Trend in England

SAP ALE
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAP ALE across the England region.

SAP ALE Hourly Rate Trend in England

SAP ALE
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP ALE within the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London +16 3 - -
West Midlands -15 3 £475 +13.09% 3
South East -30 3 £580 - 3
North West -15 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
SAP ALE
UK

SAP ALE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 36 (100.00%) SAP
2 19 (52.78%) ABAP
3 15 (41.67%) BAPI
4 10 (27.78%) Workflow
4 10 (27.78%) Finance
5 9 (25.00%) SAP FI
5 9 (25.00%) SAP BW
6 7 (19.44%) Retail
6 7 (19.44%) Data Structures
6 7 (19.44%) EDI
6 7 (19.44%) XML
7 6 (16.67%) CRM
7 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (16.67%) SAPscript
7 6 (16.67%) SAP PI
7 6 (16.67%) SAP Retail
7 6 (16.67%) SAP IS-U
7 6 (16.67%) Integration Testing
8 5 (13.89%) LSMW
8 5 (13.89%) Manufacturing
8 5 (13.89%) SAP Smart Forms
8 5 (13.89%) Web Dynpro
8 5 (13.89%) SAP CRM
9 4 (11.11%) Migration
9 4 (11.11%) SAP SRM
9 4 (11.11%) Data Management
9 4 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
10 3 (8.33%) Data Quality
10 3 (8.33%) Master Data Management

SAP ALE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (5.56%) SAP EP
3 1 (2.78%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (25.00%) SAP FI
2 6 (16.67%) SAP Retail
2 6 (16.67%) SAP IS-U
3 5 (13.89%) SAP CRM
4 4 (11.11%) SAP SRM
5 3 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (8.33%) SAP MDM
5 3 (8.33%) SAP CO
6 2 (5.56%) SAP CCM
6 2 (5.56%) SAP BPC
7 1 (2.78%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (2.78%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (2.78%) SAP MM
7 1 (2.78%) SAP WM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) SAP BW
2 3 (8.33%) BusinessObjects XI
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 3 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (8.33%) SAP Data Services
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) LSMW
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Retail
3 5 (13.89%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.56%) Billing
5 1 (2.78%) Korean Language
5 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.78%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (86.11%) Consultant
1 31 (86.11%) SAP Consultant
2 8 (22.22%) Functional Consultant
2 8 (22.22%) SAP Functional Consultant
3 5 (13.89%) SAP CRM Consultant
3 5 (13.89%) CRM Consultant
3 5 (13.89%) SAP CRM Functional Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) ABAP Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) SAP ISU Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) ABAP Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Management Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) SAP Basis Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) SAP SRM Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) SAP Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) SAP MDM Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) SAP MM Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) SAP WM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (41.67%) BAPI
2 7 (19.44%) XML
2 7 (19.44%) EDI
3 6 (16.67%) SAP PI
4 5 (13.89%) Web Dynpro
4 5 (13.89%) SAP Smart Forms
5 3 (8.33%) Web Services
6 2 (5.56%) SAP Basis
7 1 (2.78%) .NET
7 1 (2.78%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Data Structures
2 3 (8.33%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.56%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.78%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
1 2 (5.56%) VMS
1 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Workflow
2 6 (16.67%) CRM
2 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 4 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (11.11%) Migration
3 4 (11.11%) Data Management
4 3 (8.33%) Quality Management
4 3 (8.33%) OO
4 3 (8.33%) Unit Testing
4 3 (8.33%) Master Data Management
5 2 (5.56%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.56%) ERP
5 2 (5.56%) SOA
5 2 (5.56%) Content Management
5 2 (5.56%) Logistics
6 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.78%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.78%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) ABAP
2 6 (16.67%) SAPscript
3 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 3 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (2.78%) C
4 1 (2.78%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Tivoli
1 2 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 36 (100.00%) SAP
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) Business Objects
3 2 (5.56%) IBM
3 2 (5.56%) HP
3 2 (5.56%) EMC
4 1 (2.78%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.78%) Twitter
4 1 (2.78%) Adobe