The table below looks at the statistics for SAP ALE skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAP ALE over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Application Link Enabling (ALE)
Rank 131 121 133
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Contract jobs citing SAP ALE 3 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.094% 0.44% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% 1.47% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
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£325 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £350 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £438 £338
% change year-on-year
-6.28% +29.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SAP ALE
England

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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
799 885 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.03% 30.03% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 482 591
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 35
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.28 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +19.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.00 £14.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £43.27
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 the North West

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

SAP ALE Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SAP ALE
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SAP ALE Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SAP ALE
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP ALE across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

SAP ALE Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

SAP ALE
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 23 September 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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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
Manchester -17 3 £325 -27.77%
SAP ALE
England

SAP ALE
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (100.00%) ABAP
1 3 (100.00%) SAP
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) SAPscript
1 3 (100.00%) Workflow
1 3 (100.00%) LSMW
1 3 (100.00%) SAP Smart Forms
1 3 (100.00%) BAPI
2 2 (66.67%) SAP Business Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Web Dynpro
2 2 (66.67%) Adobe

SAP ALE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) LSMW
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Consultant
1 3 (100.00%) SAP Consultant
1 3 (100.00%) ABAP Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) SAP HR Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) SAP Smart Forms
1 3 (100.00%) BAPI
2 2 (66.67%) SAP Business Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Web Dynpro
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) ABAP
1 3 (100.00%) SAPscript
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (66.67%) Adobe