The table below looks at the statistics for SAP ALE skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAP ALE over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SAP Application Link Enabling (ALE)
Rank 636 651 609
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -42
Contract jobs citing SAP ALE 25 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.019% 0.027%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.067% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Median daily rate £275 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -10.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 - £420
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
16193 16315 15394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.70% 27.91% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11229 11015 9789
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 286 218
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.97 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £55.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +15.44%

SAP ALE
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SAP ALE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 2016.

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 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP ALE within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +19 24 £275 -26.66% 5
London +12 10 £275 -26.66% 1
South East +16 3 - - 1
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - - 1

SAP ALE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SAP ALE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SAP ALE.

1 35 (100.00%) ABAP
1 35 (100.00%) SAP
2 21 (60.00%) Workflow
2 21 (60.00%) SAP HANA
3 13 (37.14%) SAP Smart Forms
3 13 (37.14%) Eclipse
3 13 (37.14%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (34.29%) Relational Database
4 12 (34.29%) Data Modelling
4 12 (34.29%) SQL
5 11 (31.43%) BAPI
6 10 (28.57%) SAPscript
7 7 (20.00%) OO
8 5 (14.29%) SAP HR
8 5 (14.29%) Web Dynpro
8 5 (14.29%) Manufacturing
9 4 (11.43%) SAP HCM
9 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
9 4 (11.43%) Retail
9 4 (11.43%) Finance
9 4 (11.43%) NetWeaver
9 4 (11.43%) CRM
9 4 (11.43%) Web Services
9 4 (11.43%) SOA
9 4 (11.43%) EAI
9 4 (11.43%) Adobe
9 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (11.43%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (11.43%) Boomi
10 3 (8.57%) Workflow Development

SAP ALE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.43%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) SAP HR
2 4 (11.43%) SAP HCM
3 2 (5.71%) SAP SD
4 1 (2.86%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Boomi
1 4 (11.43%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (60.00%) SAP HANA
2 12 (34.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.86%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 13 (37.14%) Eclipse
2 2 (5.71%) LSMW
General
1 5 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Retail
3 3 (8.57%) Legal
3 3 (8.57%) Publishing
4 1 (2.86%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Consultant
1 21 (60.00%) SAP Consultant
2 16 (45.71%) ABAP Consultant
3 9 (25.71%) SAP HANA Consultant
4 5 (14.29%) ABAP Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Developer
4 5 (14.29%) SAP Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Architect
5 4 (11.43%) SAP Architect
6 3 (8.57%) SAP HR Architect
6 3 (8.57%) SAP PI Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) SAP Solutions Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.71%) SAP Technical Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Functional Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) SAP Functional Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) SAP IS-Retail Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) SAP Manager
8 1 (2.86%) SAP Retail Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (37.14%) SAP Smart Forms
2 11 (31.43%) BAPI
3 5 (14.29%) Web Dynpro
4 4 (11.43%) Web Services
5 2 (5.71%) SAP XI
6 1 (2.86%) EDI
6 1 (2.86%) SAP Basis
6 1 (2.86%) SAP BSP
6 1 (2.86%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (37.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Workflow
2 12 (34.29%) Data Modelling
3 7 (20.00%) OO
4 4 (11.43%) CRM
4 4 (11.43%) EAI
4 4 (11.43%) SOA
4 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
5 3 (8.57%) Workflow Development
6 2 (5.71%) ERP
6 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.86%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.86%) Integration Testing
7 1 (2.86%) ITIL
7 1 (2.86%) Regulatory Compliance
7 1 (2.86%) SAP Implementation
7 1 (2.86%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (2.86%) Time Management
7 1 (2.86%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.86%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (100.00%) ABAP
2 12 (34.29%) SQL
3 10 (28.57%) SAPscript
4 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
Vendors
1 35 (100.00%) SAP
2 4 (11.43%) Adobe
3 2 (5.71%) Kronos