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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP Application Link Enabling (ALE)
Rank 550 539 513
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -26
Contract jobs citing SAP ALE 26 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.054% 0.053%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 10
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£400 £443 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.60% +34.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £350 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £494 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +28.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £43.80 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £43.80 -

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
14022 13562 12160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.72% 26.98% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9222 8450 7632
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 260 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 18 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 27 February 2015. 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
England -11 26 £400 -12.32% 2
London -13 6 £335 -31.28%
West Midlands -1 5 £475 -
South East -35 4 £580 +36.47%
Yorkshire - 2 £340 -
Staines +2 1 - -
Surrey -1 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £340 -
Doncaster - 1 £340 -
Egham - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Southampton - - - -
North West - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -

SAP ALE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 40 (100.00%) SAP
2 23 (57.50%) ABAP
3 19 (47.50%) BAPI
4 13 (32.50%) Workflow
5 10 (25.00%) Migration
6 9 (22.50%) SAP Smart Forms
7 8 (20.00%) LSMW
7 8 (20.00%) SAPscript
7 8 (20.00%) SAP BW
7 8 (20.00%) CRM
7 8 (20.00%) EDI
8 7 (17.50%) Web Dynpro
8 7 (17.50%) SAP CRM
9 6 (15.00%) Finance
9 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (15.00%) XML
9 6 (15.00%) OO
9 6 (15.00%) SAP IS-U
9 6 (15.00%) Data Migration
9 6 (15.00%) SAP PI
10 5 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (12.50%) Business Objects
10 5 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (12.50%) Manufacturing
10 5 (12.50%) SAP FI
11 4 (10.00%) NetWeaver
11 4 (10.00%) Java
11 4 (10.00%) Retail
11 4 (10.00%) Content Management
11 4 (10.00%) Logistics

SAP ALE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 4 (10.00%) NetWeaver
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (5.00%) CMS
3 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.50%) SAP EP
Business Applications
1 7 (17.50%) SAP CRM
2 6 (15.00%) SAP IS-U
3 5 (12.50%) SAP FI
4 4 (10.00%) SAP Retail
5 3 (7.50%) SAP MDM
5 3 (7.50%) SAP SD
5 3 (7.50%) SAP SRM
6 2 (5.00%) SAP ERP
6 2 (5.00%) SAP CCM
6 2 (5.00%) SAP ECC
7 1 (2.50%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (2.50%) SAP GRC
7 1 (2.50%) SAP BPC
7 1 (2.50%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (2.50%) SAP CO
7 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (2.50%) SAP MM
7 1 (2.50%) SAP WM
7 1 (2.50%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SAP BW
2 5 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (7.50%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.50%) BusinessObjects XI
3 3 (7.50%) SAP Data Services
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) LSMW
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 4 (10.00%) Retail
4 2 (5.00%) Billing
4 2 (5.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (80.00%) Consultant
1 32 (80.00%) SAP Consultant
2 8 (20.00%) ABAP Consultant
2 8 (20.00%) Functional Consultant
2 8 (20.00%) SAP Functional Consultant
3 5 (12.50%) SAP CRM Functional Consultant
3 5 (12.50%) SAP CRM Consultant
3 5 (12.50%) CRM Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Developer
4 3 (7.50%) SAP ISU Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) SAP SRM Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) SAP MDM Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Management Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Administrator
6 1 (2.50%) SAP HR Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) SAP Developer
6 1 (2.50%) SAP MM Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) ABAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (47.50%) BAPI
2 9 (22.50%) SAP Smart Forms
3 8 (20.00%) EDI
4 7 (17.50%) Web Dynpro
5 6 (15.00%) XML
5 6 (15.00%) SAP PI
6 3 (7.50%) SAP XI
6 3 (7.50%) .NET
6 3 (7.50%) Web Services
7 2 (5.00%) HTML
7 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.00%) SAP Business Workflow
8 1 (2.50%) SAP Basis
8 1 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Data Structures
2 3 (7.50%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) VMS
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Workflow
2 10 (25.00%) Migration
3 8 (20.00%) CRM
4 6 (15.00%) OO
4 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (15.00%) Data Migration
5 5 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 4 (10.00%) Data Management
6 4 (10.00%) Content Management
6 4 (10.00%) Logistics
7 3 (7.50%) Quality Management
7 3 (7.50%) SOA
7 3 (7.50%) ERP
7 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
7 3 (7.50%) Master Data Management
8 2 (5.00%) Performance Testing
8 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.00%) Automated Testing
8 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (57.50%) ABAP
2 8 (20.00%) SAPscript
3 4 (10.00%) Java
4 3 (7.50%) SQL
4 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.00%) C#
6 1 (2.50%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) SAP
2 5 (12.50%) Business Objects
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle
3 3 (7.50%) Adobe
4 2 (5.00%) Sitecore
4 2 (5.00%) Syclo
5 1 (2.50%) Twitter
5 1 (2.50%) HP
5 1 (2.50%) EMC
5 1 (2.50%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.50%) IBM