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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP Application Link Enabling (ALE)
Rank 576 576 536
Rank change year-on-year
0 -40
Contract jobs citing SAP ALE 18 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.043% 0.047%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 8
Average daily rate
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£475 £460 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +18.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £332 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £482 £658
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £380 £330
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 -

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
14860 15075 13098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.67% 27.30% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9628 9762 8191
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 221 356
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.20 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 24 April 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 15 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 24 April 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 -3 14 £475 -2.56% 7
West Midlands -8 4 £475 - 1
London +5 3 - -
South East -11 3 £580 - 4
Scotland - 2 £425 -
Worthing - 2 £580 -
West Sussex - 2 £580 -
Surrey 0 1 - - 1
North West -19 1 - -
Bradford - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Weybridge - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Midlands - 1 - -

SAP ALE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 22 (55.00%) ABAP
3 17 (42.50%) BAPI
4 10 (25.00%) Workflow
4 10 (25.00%) Finance
5 9 (22.50%) SAP FI
5 9 (22.50%) SAPscript
5 9 (22.50%) SAP BW
6 8 (20.00%) EDI
6 8 (20.00%) XML
6 8 (20.00%) SAP Smart Forms
7 7 (17.50%) Retail
7 7 (17.50%) LSMW
7 7 (17.50%) SAP PI
7 7 (17.50%) Data Structures
8 6 (15.00%) SAP Retail
8 6 (15.00%) SAP IS-U
8 6 (15.00%) Integration Testing
8 6 (15.00%) CRM
8 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (12.50%) Web Dynpro
9 5 (12.50%) SAP CRM
9 5 (12.50%) Manufacturing
10 4 (10.00%) Data Management
10 4 (10.00%) SAP SRM
10 4 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (10.00%) Migration
11 3 (7.50%) SAP MDM
11 3 (7.50%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (7.50%) SAP FI/CO

SAP ALE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (7.50%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (5.00%) SAP EP
3 1 (2.50%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (22.50%) SAP FI
2 6 (15.00%) SAP Retail
2 6 (15.00%) SAP IS-U
3 5 (12.50%) SAP CRM
4 4 (10.00%) SAP SRM
5 3 (7.50%) SAP MDM
5 3 (7.50%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (7.50%) SAP CO
6 2 (5.00%) SAP CCM
6 2 (5.00%) SAP BPC
6 2 (5.00%) SAP MM
7 1 (2.50%) SAP WM
7 1 (2.50%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (2.50%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) SAP BW
2 3 (7.50%) RDBMS
2 3 (7.50%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.50%) BusinessObjects XI
2 3 (7.50%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) LSMW
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Retail
3 5 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.00%) Billing
5 1 (2.50%) Electronics
5 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.50%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 33 (82.50%) Consultant
1 33 (82.50%) SAP 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%) CRM Consultant
3 5 (12.50%) SAP CRM Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) Developer
4 4 (10.00%) ABAP Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) ABAP Developer
5 3 (7.50%) SAP ISU Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) SAP Developer
6 2 (5.00%) SAP Basis Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) SAP MM Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) SAP SRM Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) SAP Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) SAP MDM Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Management Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) SAP WM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (42.50%) BAPI
2 8 (20.00%) EDI
2 8 (20.00%) XML
2 8 (20.00%) SAP Smart Forms
3 7 (17.50%) SAP PI
4 5 (12.50%) Web Dynpro
5 3 (7.50%) Web Services
6 2 (5.00%) SAP Basis
6 2 (5.00%) SAP XI
7 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Data Structures
2 3 (7.50%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.00%) Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.50%) FMCG
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
1 2 (5.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Workflow
2 6 (15.00%) Integration Testing
2 6 (15.00%) CRM
2 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (10.00%) Data Management
3 4 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (10.00%) Migration
4 3 (7.50%) Quality Management
4 3 (7.50%) ERP
4 3 (7.50%) OO
4 3 (7.50%) Master Data Management
4 3 (7.50%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
5 2 (5.00%) Content Management
5 2 (5.00%) Logistics
5 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.00%) SOA
6 1 (2.50%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.50%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 22 (55.00%) ABAP
2 9 (22.50%) SAPscript
3 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
3 3 (7.50%) SQL
4 2 (5.00%) Java
5 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) SAP
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle
2 3 (7.50%) Business Objects
3 2 (5.00%) HP
3 2 (5.00%) EMC
3 2 (5.00%) IBM
4 1 (2.50%) Adobe
4 1 (2.50%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.50%) Twitter
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