The table below looks at the statistics for SAP ALE skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAP ALE over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Application Link Enabling (ALE)
Rank 607 557 535
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -22
Contract jobs citing SAP ALE 11 29 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.055% 0.091%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.070% 0.19% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 17
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £350 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £450 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15734 15245 15428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 29.00% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10384 9914 9250
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 280 393
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £18.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

SAP ALE
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SAP ALE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SAP ALE
Daily Rate Trend

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

SAP ALE Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SAP ALE
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAP ALE within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

SAP ALE Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SAP ALE
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SAP ALE Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SAP ALE
Top 21 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 21 October 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
England -46 8 £400 -0.62% 6
Manchester -15 3 £325 -27.77% 1
North West -24 3 £325 -23.52% 2
South West -37 2 £400 +39.13%
West Midlands - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Goole - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
London - - - -
Staines - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -

SAP ALE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 31 (100.00%) SAP
2 20 (64.52%) ABAP
3 8 (25.81%) BAPI
3 8 (25.81%) LSMW
4 7 (22.58%) Logistics
4 7 (22.58%) Workflow
5 6 (19.35%) EDI
5 6 (19.35%) SAP SD
6 5 (16.13%) ERP
6 5 (16.13%) Java
6 5 (16.13%) CRM
6 5 (16.13%) SAP XI
6 5 (16.13%) SAP IS-U
7 4 (12.90%) SAP HCM
7 4 (12.90%) SAP PI
7 4 (12.90%) SAP Smart Forms
7 4 (12.90%) Migration
7 4 (12.90%) Web Dynpro
7 4 (12.90%) OO
7 4 (12.90%) SAP MM
7 4 (12.90%) SAPscript
7 4 (12.90%) Data Modelling
7 4 (12.90%) Adobe
8 3 (9.68%) SAP BW
8 3 (9.68%) NetWeaver
8 3 (9.68%) SAP HR
8 3 (9.68%) Web Services
8 3 (9.68%) Validation
8 3 (9.68%) Time Management
8 3 (9.68%) SAP Security

SAP ALE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (9.68%) NetWeaver
2 2 (6.45%) CMS
2 2 (6.45%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (19.35%) SAP SD
2 5 (16.13%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (12.90%) SAP HCM
3 4 (12.90%) SAP MM
4 3 (9.68%) SAP HR
5 2 (6.45%) SAP ECC
5 2 (6.45%) SAP MRS
5 2 (6.45%) SAP EWM
5 2 (6.45%) SAP CRM
5 2 (6.45%) SAP FI
5 2 (6.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (6.45%) SAP ERP
6 1 (3.23%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (3.23%) SAP CO
6 1 (3.23%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SAP BW
2 2 (6.45%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.23%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) LSMW
General
1 3 (9.68%) Italian Language
2 2 (6.45%) Marketing
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Automotive
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Consultant
2 16 (51.61%) SAP Consultant
3 6 (19.35%) Developer
4 4 (12.90%) ABAP Developer
5 3 (9.68%) SAP Developer
5 3 (9.68%) ABAP Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) SAP Authorisation Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) EDI Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) SAP EDI Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) SAP PI Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) SAP MM Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) SAP Logistics Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) SAP HR Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Data Architect
7 1 (3.23%) SAP Architect
7 1 (3.23%) SAP ISU Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) BAPI
2 6 (19.35%) EDI
3 5 (16.13%) SAP XI
4 4 (12.90%) Web Dynpro
4 4 (12.90%) SAP Smart Forms
4 4 (12.90%) SAP PI
5 3 (9.68%) Web Services
6 2 (6.45%) XML
6 2 (6.45%) HTML
6 2 (6.45%) .NET
6 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
6 2 (6.45%) Middleware
6 2 (6.45%) EDIFACT
6 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
6 2 (6.45%) SAP Business Workflow
7 1 (3.23%) SOAP
7 1 (3.23%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Workflow
1 7 (22.58%) Logistics
2 5 (16.13%) ERP
2 5 (16.13%) CRM
3 4 (12.90%) Data Modelling
3 4 (12.90%) OO
3 4 (12.90%) Migration
4 3 (9.68%) Validation
4 3 (9.68%) Time Management
4 3 (9.68%) SAP Security
4 3 (9.68%) Data Privacy
5 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.45%) Data Mapping
5 2 (6.45%) Automated Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (6.45%) Resource Management
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.45%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (64.52%) ABAP
2 5 (16.13%) Java
3 4 (12.90%) SAPscript
4 2 (6.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) CCA
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (12.90%) Adobe
3 2 (6.45%) Sitecore
3 2 (6.45%) Business Objects