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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Application Link Enabling (ALE)
Rank 569 530 521
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -9
Contract jobs citing SAP ALE 10 22 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.045% 0.070%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.071% 0.16% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 16
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£420 £450 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
13987 14142 14723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.94% 29.13% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9035 9265 9178
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 238 347
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.80 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 20 August 2014. 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
South East - 5 £420 - 2
West Midlands - 3 - - 2
East of England - - - -
South West - - - -
London - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
SAP ALE
UK

SAP ALE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 26 (100.00%) SAP
2 17 (65.38%) ABAP
3 7 (26.92%) BAPI
3 7 (26.92%) EDI
4 6 (23.08%) SAP FI
5 5 (19.23%) SAP MM
5 5 (19.23%) SAP IS-U
6 4 (15.38%) Logistics
6 4 (15.38%) CRM
7 3 (11.54%) SAP SD
7 3 (11.54%) Workflow
7 3 (11.54%) Finance
7 3 (11.54%) Validation
7 3 (11.54%) Migration
7 3 (11.54%) SAPscript
7 3 (11.54%) SAP Smart Forms
7 3 (11.54%) Data Migration
8 2 (7.69%) SAP EWM
8 2 (7.69%) Data Mapping
8 2 (7.69%) SAP MRS
8 2 (7.69%) Resource Management
8 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Retail
8 2 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (7.69%) EDIFACT
8 2 (7.69%) SAP CO
8 2 (7.69%) SAP HR
8 2 (7.69%) CCA
8 2 (7.69%) SAP BW
8 2 (7.69%) ERP

SAP ALE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 1 (3.85%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (23.08%) SAP FI
2 5 (19.23%) SAP MM
2 5 (19.23%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (11.54%) SAP SD
4 2 (7.69%) SAP EWM
4 2 (7.69%) SAP MRS
4 2 (7.69%) SAP CO
4 2 (7.69%) SAP HR
4 2 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (3.85%) SAP HCM
5 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (3.85%) SAP HR-PA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.85%) SAP Data Services
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Retail
2 2 (7.69%) Automotive
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Consultant
2 15 (57.69%) SAP Consultant
3 5 (19.23%) Developer
3 5 (19.23%) ABAP Developer
3 5 (19.23%) SAP Developer
4 4 (15.38%) SAP FI Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) SAP MM Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) EDI Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) SAP EDI Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) SAP Logistics Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) SAP SD Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Data Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Architect
7 1 (3.85%) SAP CO Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) BAPI
1 7 (26.92%) EDI
2 3 (11.54%) SAP Smart Forms
3 2 (7.69%) EDIFACT
4 1 (3.85%) SOAP
4 1 (3.85%) SAP XI
4 1 (3.85%) SAP PI
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Logistics
1 4 (15.38%) CRM
2 3 (11.54%) Workflow
2 3 (11.54%) Validation
2 3 (11.54%) Migration
2 3 (11.54%) Data Migration
3 2 (7.69%) Data Mapping
3 2 (7.69%) Resource Management
3 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (7.69%) ERP
3 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.85%) Data Modelling
4 1 (3.85%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.85%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 17 (65.38%) ABAP
2 3 (11.54%) SAPscript
3 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) CCA
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) SAP