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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP Application Link Enabling (ALE)
Rank 621 586 556
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -30
Contract jobs citing SAP ALE 7 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.045% 0.054%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.048% 0.17% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 10
Average daily rate £475 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £463 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £43.90

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
14624 13900 13032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.43% 26.94% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10168 9284 8197
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 195 268
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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
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 7 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 8 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
England -27 7 £475 +35.71% 4
London +9 4 - - 1
East of England - 2 £475 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £475 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £475 -
West Midlands -14 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -

SAP ALE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 19 (100.00%) SAP
2 16 (84.21%) BAPI
3 13 (68.42%) ABAP
4 12 (63.16%) SAP PI
5 11 (57.89%) SAP XI
6 10 (52.63%) Web Services
7 6 (31.58%) Migration
7 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (31.58%) EAI
7 6 (31.58%) Java
7 6 (31.58%) Middleware
7 6 (31.58%) QA
7 6 (31.58%) SAP Data Services
7 6 (31.58%) High Availability
7 6 (31.58%) SAP HANA
7 6 (31.58%) WSO2
8 5 (26.32%) Workflow
8 5 (26.32%) SAPscript
9 4 (21.05%) SAP Smart Forms
9 4 (21.05%) Web Dynpro
9 4 (21.05%) Finance
9 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
9 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
10 3 (15.79%) Retail
10 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
10 3 (15.79%) Publishing
10 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
10 3 (15.79%) SOA
10 3 (15.79%) XML
11 2 (10.53%) CRM

SAP ALE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (10.53%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP CO
1 2 (10.53%) SAP FI
1 2 (10.53%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (10.53%) SAP MM
2 1 (5.26%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SAP Data Services
1 6 (31.58%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) LSMW
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
2 3 (15.79%) Publishing
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
3 2 (10.53%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Consultant
1 7 (36.84%) SAP Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) Architect
2 6 (31.58%) Integration Architect
2 6 (31.58%) SAP Architect
3 5 (26.32%) ABAP Consultant
3 5 (26.32%) Developer
3 5 (26.32%) SAP Developer
4 2 (10.53%) SAP PI Developer
4 2 (10.53%) SAP Workflow Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Workflow Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Data Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Master Data Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Data Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Master Data Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) SAP MDM Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) SAP PI Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (84.21%) BAPI
2 12 (63.16%) SAP PI
3 11 (57.89%) SAP XI
4 10 (52.63%) Web Services
5 6 (31.58%) Middleware
6 4 (21.05%) SAP Smart Forms
6 4 (21.05%) Web Dynpro
7 3 (15.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (31.58%) EAI
1 6 (31.58%) High Availability
1 6 (31.58%) Migration
2 5 (26.32%) Workflow
3 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
3 3 (15.79%) SOA
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) CRM
4 2 (10.53%) Data Management
4 2 (10.53%) ERP
4 2 (10.53%) ETRM
4 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.53%) Master Data Management
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (10.53%) Presales
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Data Governance
5 1 (5.26%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) ABAP
2 6 (31.58%) Java
3 5 (26.32%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) SAP
2 6 (31.58%) WSO2
3 2 (10.53%) Ariba
4 1 (5.26%) Capita
4 1 (5.26%) SEEBURGER