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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAP Application Link Enabling (ALE)
UK
Rank 590 631 597
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -34
Contract jobs citing SAP ALE 11 5 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.010% 0.050%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.077% 0.034% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 10
Median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -
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
14205 14607 14048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.22% 28.54% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9909 10043 9256
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 241 188
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.07 £20.55 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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
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 8 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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +16 9 £450 -5.26% 2
London +20 3 £425 - 1
West Midlands +9 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
South East - 1 £450 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £450 -
Oxford - 1 £450 -

SAP ALE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 37 (100.00%) SAP
2 30 (81.08%) ABAP
3 12 (32.43%) BAPI
3 12 (32.43%) Workflow
4 11 (29.73%) SAP Smart Forms
5 10 (27.03%) OO
6 8 (21.62%) Logistics
6 8 (21.62%) Web Dynpro
6 8 (21.62%) Finance
7 6 (16.22%) ERP
7 6 (16.22%) Web Services
8 5 (13.51%) SAPscript
8 5 (13.51%) SAP Business Workflow
8 5 (13.51%) SAP Fiori
8 5 (13.51%) SAP MDG
9 4 (10.81%) Data Structures
9 4 (10.81%) Retail
9 4 (10.81%) Process Improvement
9 4 (10.81%) SAP HANA
9 4 (10.81%) Java
9 4 (10.81%) NetWeaver
10 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (8.11%) XML
10 3 (8.11%) HTML
10 3 (8.11%) LSMW
10 3 (8.11%) SAP ERP
10 3 (8.11%) SAP IS-U
10 3 (8.11%) SAP EWM
10 3 (8.11%) HTML5
10 3 (8.11%) SAP POS DM

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 (10.81%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.70%) Gentran
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) SAP MDG
2 3 (8.11%) SAP ERP
2 3 (8.11%) SAP EWM
2 3 (8.11%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (8.11%) SAP POS DM
3 2 (5.41%) SAP CAR
3 2 (5.41%) SAP CRM
3 2 (5.41%) SAP EHS
3 2 (5.41%) SAP LE
4 1 (2.70%) SAP FI
4 1 (2.70%) SAP HCM
4 1 (2.70%) SAP HR
4 1 (2.70%) SAP MM
4 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (2.70%) SAP Retail
4 1 (2.70%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Boomi
1 1 (2.70%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SAP HANA
2 2 (5.41%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 2 (5.41%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (2.70%) GIS
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) LSMW
2 1 (2.70%) NWDS
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Composer
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.70%) Billing
4 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Developer
2 13 (35.14%) SAP Developer
3 12 (32.43%) Consultant
3 12 (32.43%) SAP Consultant
4 10 (27.03%) ABAP Developer
5 6 (16.22%) ABAP Consultant
5 6 (16.22%) Architect
6 4 (10.81%) SAP Architect
7 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.41%) CRM Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) SAP CRM Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) SAP EWM Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) SAP MDG Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) SAP PI Developer
8 2 (5.41%) SAPUI5 Consultant
9 1 (2.70%) SAP HR Architect
9 1 (2.70%) SAP Logistics Consultant
9 1 (2.70%) SAP MM Consultant
9 1 (2.70%) SAP POS DM Consultant
9 1 (2.70%) SAP Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) BAPI
2 11 (29.73%) SAP Smart Forms
3 8 (21.62%) Web Dynpro
4 6 (16.22%) Web Services
5 5 (13.51%) SAP Business Workflow
5 5 (13.51%) SAP Fiori
6 3 (8.11%) HTML
6 3 (8.11%) HTML5
6 3 (8.11%) XML
7 2 (5.41%) SAP PI
7 2 (5.41%) SAP XI
7 2 (5.41%) SAPUI5
7 2 (5.41%) Spring
8 1 (2.70%) EDI
8 1 (2.70%) EDIFACT
8 1 (2.70%) EJB
8 1 (2.70%) JDBC
8 1 (2.70%) Middleware
8 1 (2.70%) OLE
8 1 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.70%) TRADACOMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Workflow
2 10 (27.03%) OO
3 8 (21.62%) Logistics
4 6 (16.22%) ERP
5 4 (10.81%) Process Improvement
6 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (8.11%) Order to Cash
7 2 (5.41%) Change Management
7 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.41%) CRM
7 2 (5.41%) ETL
7 2 (5.41%) MVC
7 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.41%) Programme Governance
7 2 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.41%) SAP Implementation
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
7 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (81.08%) ABAP
2 5 (13.51%) SAPscript
3 4 (10.81%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 37 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (2.70%) Adobe
2 1 (2.70%) IBM
2 1 (2.70%) IBM Sterling
2 1 (2.70%) Kronos
2 1 (2.70%) TIBCO