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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP Application Link Enabling (ALE)
Rank 575 560 549
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -11
Contract jobs citing SAP ALE 6 25 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.054% 0.048%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.045% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 8
Average daily rate £475 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
- +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £43.90
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
13292 12534 12300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.60% 26.93% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9301 8453 7834
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 177 253
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.00 £15.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.33 £46.33 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 3 - -
East of England - 2 £475 -
West Midlands -21 1 - -
SAP ALE
UK

SAP ALE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 18 (100.00%) SAP
2 15 (83.33%) BAPI
3 12 (66.67%) ABAP
4 11 (61.11%) SAP PI
5 10 (55.56%) Web Services
5 10 (55.56%) SAP XI
6 6 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (33.33%) Migration
6 6 (33.33%) EAI
6 6 (33.33%) Java
6 6 (33.33%) Middleware
6 6 (33.33%) QA
6 6 (33.33%) SAP Data Services
6 6 (33.33%) High Availability
6 6 (33.33%) SAP HANA
6 6 (33.33%) WSO2
7 5 (27.78%) Workflow
7 5 (27.78%) SAPscript
8 4 (22.22%) SAP Smart Forms
8 4 (22.22%) Finance
8 4 (22.22%) Web Dynpro
8 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
8 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 3 (16.67%) Retail
9 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
9 3 (16.67%) Publishing
9 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
9 3 (16.67%) SOA
10 2 (11.11%) Ariba
10 2 (11.11%) NetWeaver

SAP ALE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (11.11%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP CO
1 2 (11.11%) SAP FI
1 2 (11.11%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (11.11%) SAP MM
2 1 (5.56%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SAP Data Services
1 6 (33.33%) SAP HANA
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 3 (16.67%) Publishing
2 3 (16.67%) Retail
3 2 (11.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Architect
1 6 (33.33%) Consultant
1 6 (33.33%) Integration Architect
1 6 (33.33%) SAP Architect
1 6 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
2 5 (27.78%) ABAP Consultant
2 5 (27.78%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) SAP Developer
3 2 (11.11%) SAP PI Developer
3 2 (11.11%) SAP Workflow Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Workflow Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Data Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Master Data Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) SAP Data Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) SAP Master Data Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) SAP MDM Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) SAP PI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (83.33%) BAPI
2 11 (61.11%) SAP PI
3 10 (55.56%) SAP XI
3 10 (55.56%) Web Services
4 6 (33.33%) Middleware
5 4 (22.22%) SAP Smart Forms
5 4 (22.22%) Web Dynpro
6 2 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (33.33%) EAI
1 6 (33.33%) High Availability
1 6 (33.33%) Migration
2 5 (27.78%) Workflow
3 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 3 (16.67%) SOA
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) CRM
4 2 (11.11%) Data Management
4 2 (11.11%) ERP
4 2 (11.11%) ETRM
4 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 2 (11.11%) Master Data Management
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (11.11%) Presales
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) Data Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) ABAP
2 6 (33.33%) Java
3 5 (27.78%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) SAP
2 6 (33.33%) WSO2
3 2 (11.11%) Ariba
4 1 (5.56%) SEEBURGER