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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SAP Application Link Enabling (ALE)
Rank 580 555 539
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -16
Contract jobs citing SAP ALE 15 23 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.043% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.096% 0.15% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 23
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£420 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.88%
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
15617 15211 15394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.71% 28.53% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9909 9790 9471
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 260 364
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £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
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 23 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 22 August 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
England -38 10 £420 -6.66% 4
South East - 5 £420 - 2
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
Egham - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
London - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Staines - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 1
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -

SAP ALE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 33 (100.00%) SAP
2 20 (60.61%) ABAP
3 9 (27.27%) BAPI
4 8 (24.24%) EDI
5 6 (18.18%) SAP FI
6 5 (15.15%) SAP MM
6 5 (15.15%) Logistics
6 5 (15.15%) SAP HCM
6 5 (15.15%) SAP IS-U
6 5 (15.15%) SAP SD
6 5 (15.15%) SAP Smart Forms
7 4 (12.12%) LSMW
7 4 (12.12%) SAPscript
7 4 (12.12%) SAP HR
7 4 (12.12%) CRM
8 3 (9.09%) ERP
8 3 (9.09%) Workflow
8 3 (9.09%) Finance
8 3 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (9.09%) Italian Language
8 3 (9.09%) Validation
8 3 (9.09%) Migration
8 3 (9.09%) Time Management
8 3 (9.09%) Data Migration
8 3 (9.09%) SAP Security
8 3 (9.09%) SAP PI
8 3 (9.09%) Data Privacy
9 2 (6.06%) Resource Management
9 2 (6.06%) SAP EWM
9 2 (6.06%) SAP MRS

SAP ALE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1 (3.03%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (18.18%) SAP FI
2 5 (15.15%) SAP MM
2 5 (15.15%) SAP HCM
2 5 (15.15%) SAP IS-U
2 5 (15.15%) SAP SD
3 4 (12.12%) SAP HR
4 2 (6.06%) SAP EWM
4 2 (6.06%) SAP MRS
4 2 (6.06%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (6.06%) SAP CO
4 2 (6.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (3.03%) SAP HR-PA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.03%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) LSMW
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
1 3 (9.09%) Italian Language
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Automotive
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Billing
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (60.61%) Consultant
2 19 (57.58%) SAP Consultant
3 7 (21.21%) Developer
3 7 (21.21%) ABAP Developer
4 6 (18.18%) SAP Developer
5 4 (12.12%) SAP FI Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) SAP MM Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) SAP Authorisation Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) EDI Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) SAP EDI Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) SAP PI Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) SAP SD Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) SAP Logistics Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Data Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) BAPI
2 8 (24.24%) EDI
3 5 (15.15%) SAP Smart Forms
4 3 (9.09%) SAP PI
5 2 (6.06%) Web Dynpro
5 2 (6.06%) EDIFACT
5 2 (6.06%) SAP XI
6 1 (3.03%) SOAP
6 1 (3.03%) Web Services
6 1 (3.03%) JMS
6 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.03%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) Logistics
2 4 (12.12%) CRM
3 3 (9.09%) ERP
3 3 (9.09%) Workflow
3 3 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (9.09%) Validation
3 3 (9.09%) Migration
3 3 (9.09%) Time Management
3 3 (9.09%) Data Migration
3 3 (9.09%) SAP Security
3 3 (9.09%) Data Privacy
4 2 (6.06%) Resource Management
4 2 (6.06%) Data Mapping
4 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.06%) Data Modelling
4 2 (6.06%) OO
5 1 (3.03%) Project Management
5 1 (3.03%) Data Management
5 1 (3.03%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (60.61%) ABAP
2 4 (12.12%) SAPscript
3 2 (6.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) CCA
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (6.06%) Adobe