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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP Application Link Enabling (ALE)
Rank 576 547 515
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -32
Contract jobs citing SAP ALE 23 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.044% 0.054%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 11
Average daily rate
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£463 £460 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.54% +18.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £332 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £482 £575
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
14151 14119 12451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.37% 27.20% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9202 8972 7852
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 221 325
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.31 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £53.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 March 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 24 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 March 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 -1 22 £463 -5.12% 3
London +7 7 £335 -31.28%
West Midlands -1 7 £475 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £340 - 1
South East -34 2 £580 - 1
Bradford - 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £340 -
Doncaster - 1 £340 -
Egham - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Staines - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
North West - - - -
East of England - - - -

SAP ALE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 39 (100.00%) SAP
2 20 (51.28%) ABAP
3 16 (41.03%) BAPI
4 11 (28.21%) SAP BW
5 10 (25.64%) Workflow
6 9 (23.08%) XML
7 8 (20.51%) CRM
7 8 (20.51%) EDI
7 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (20.51%) Finance
7 8 (20.51%) Migration
8 7 (17.95%) SAP PI
8 7 (17.95%) Data Structures
8 7 (17.95%) SAP CRM
8 7 (17.95%) SAP FI
9 6 (15.38%) SAP Smart Forms
9 6 (15.38%) SAP Retail
9 6 (15.38%) Retail
9 6 (15.38%) SAP IS-U
9 6 (15.38%) Integration Testing
10 5 (12.82%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (12.82%) Web Dynpro
10 5 (12.82%) Manufacturing
10 5 (12.82%) SAPscript
10 5 (12.82%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (12.82%) Business Objects
11 4 (10.26%) SOA
11 4 (10.26%) ERP
11 4 (10.26%) Web Services
11 4 (10.26%) Data Migration

SAP ALE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
1 3 (7.69%) NetWeaver
2 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.13%) CMS
2 2 (5.13%) SAP EP
2 2 (5.13%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 7 (17.95%) SAP CRM
1 7 (17.95%) SAP FI
2 6 (15.38%) SAP Retail
2 6 (15.38%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (10.26%) SAP SRM
4 3 (7.69%) SAP MDM
5 2 (5.13%) SAP MM
5 2 (5.13%) SAP BPC
5 2 (5.13%) SAP ECC
5 2 (5.13%) SAP ERP
5 2 (5.13%) SAP CCM
6 1 (2.56%) SAP FI-CA
6 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (2.56%) SAP PSCD
6 1 (2.56%) SAP WM
6 1 (2.56%) SAP SD
6 1 (2.56%) SAP CO
6 1 (2.56%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) SAP BW
2 5 (12.82%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (7.69%) BusinessObjects XI
3 3 (7.69%) SAP Data Services
3 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) LSMW
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Retail
3 5 (12.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.13%) Marketing
4 2 (5.13%) Billing
5 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (84.62%) Consultant
1 33 (84.62%) SAP Consultant
2 8 (20.51%) Functional Consultant
2 8 (20.51%) SAP Functional Consultant
3 6 (15.38%) ABAP Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) SAP CRM Functional Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) SAP CRM Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) CRM Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) SAP ISU Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) SAP WM Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) SAP Basis Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Management Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Developer
6 2 (5.13%) SAP MM Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) SAP SRM Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) SAP Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) SAP MDM Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) SAP Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (41.03%) BAPI
2 9 (23.08%) XML
3 8 (20.51%) EDI
4 7 (17.95%) SAP PI
5 6 (15.38%) SAP Smart Forms
6 5 (12.82%) Web Dynpro
7 4 (10.26%) Web Services
8 3 (7.69%) .NET
9 2 (5.13%) HTML
9 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
9 2 (5.13%) SAP XI
9 2 (5.13%) SAP Basis
9 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Data Structures
2 3 (7.69%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.13%) Clustering
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
1 2 (5.13%) VMS
1 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Workflow
2 8 (20.51%) CRM
2 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (20.51%) Migration
3 6 (15.38%) Integration Testing
4 5 (12.82%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (10.26%) SOA
5 4 (10.26%) ERP
5 4 (10.26%) Data Migration
5 4 (10.26%) Content Management
5 4 (10.26%) Data Management
6 3 (7.69%) Unit Testing
6 3 (7.69%) Master Data Management
6 3 (7.69%) Quality Management
6 3 (7.69%) OO
7 2 (5.13%) Data Modelling
7 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.13%) B2C
7 2 (5.13%) Logistics
7 2 (5.13%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) ABAP
2 5 (12.82%) SAPscript
3 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
3 3 (7.69%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) SQL
4 2 (5.13%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Tivoli
1 2 (5.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 39 (100.00%) SAP
2 5 (12.82%) Business Objects
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) IBM
4 2 (5.13%) HP
4 2 (5.13%) EMC
4 2 (5.13%) Syclo
4 2 (5.13%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.56%) Twitter
5 1 (2.56%) JD Edwards
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