The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SAP ALE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAP ALE over the 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SAP Application Link Enabling (ALE)
UK / England
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 626 605
Rank change year-on-year +54 -21  
Contract jobs citing SAP ALE 13 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.030% 0.014% 0.029%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.094% 0.048% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 6
Median daily rate £508 £486 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.37% +2.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £481 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £491 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £508 £486 £475
% change year-on-year +4.37% +2.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SAP ALE is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13777 14535 13851
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.71% 28.23% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9574 10277 9071
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 180 183
Median hourly rate £41.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.57% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £11.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £53.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £36.38
% change year-on-year +9.21% +4.46%  

SAP ALE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SAP ALE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for SAP ALE in England

SAP ALE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAP ALE in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP ALE in England

SAP ALE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAP ALE in England over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAP ALE in England

SAP ALE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP ALE in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAP ALE in England

SAP ALE
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
East Midlands -8 6 £540 - 1
South East - 2 £463 -
London +31 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North East - 1 £350 -
SAP ALE
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 across the England region with a requirement for SAP ALE.

1 27 (100.00%) SAP
2 23 (85.19%) ABAP
3 15 (55.56%) SAP Smart Forms
4 14 (51.85%) Workflow
5 13 (48.15%) OO
6 10 (37.04%) SAPscript
7 9 (33.33%) EDI
7 9 (33.33%) Finance
8 8 (29.63%) BAPI
9 7 (25.93%) Web Dynpro
9 7 (25.93%) QA
9 7 (25.93%) Data Modelling
10 6 (22.22%) Internet
10 6 (22.22%) SAP WM
10 6 (22.22%) HTTP
10 6 (22.22%) SOAP
10 6 (22.22%) REST
10 6 (22.22%) SAP HANA
11 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
11 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
11 5 (18.52%) ERP
11 5 (18.52%) LSMW
12 4 (14.81%) SAP Implementation
12 4 (14.81%) Logistics
12 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (14.81%) Data Structures
13 3 (11.11%) SAP MDG
13 3 (11.11%) Process Improvement
13 3 (11.11%) SAP Fiori
13 3 (11.11%) Retail

SAP ALE
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 2 (7.41%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 6 (22.22%) SAP WM
2 3 (11.11%) SAP MDG
3 2 (7.41%) SAP CAR
3 2 (7.41%) SAP ERP
3 2 (7.41%) SAP POS DM
3 2 (7.41%) SAP SD
4 1 (3.70%) SAP CO
4 1 (3.70%) SAP EWM
4 1 (3.70%) SAP FI
4 1 (3.70%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (3.70%) SAP HR
4 1 (3.70%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (3.70%) SAP S/4HANA
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) HTTP
1 6 (22.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SAP HANA
2 2 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (7.41%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) LSMW
2 1 (3.70%) NWDS
2 1 (3.70%) Visual Composer
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Billing
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Developer
2 11 (40.74%) ABAP Developer
2 11 (40.74%) SAP Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Consultant
3 7 (25.93%) SAP Consultant
4 5 (18.52%) ABAP Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) SAP SD Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Data Migration Lead
6 1 (3.70%) SAP Data Migration Lead
6 1 (3.70%) SAP EWM Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) SAP MDG Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Senior ABAP Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (55.56%) SAP Smart Forms
2 9 (33.33%) EDI
3 8 (29.63%) BAPI
4 7 (25.93%) Web Dynpro
5 6 (22.22%) REST
5 6 (22.22%) SOAP
6 3 (11.11%) SAP Business Workflow
6 3 (11.11%) SAP Fiori
7 2 (7.41%) XML
8 1 (3.70%) HTML
8 1 (3.70%) HTML5
8 1 (3.70%) OLE
8 1 (3.70%) SAP BSP
8 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Workflow
2 13 (48.15%) OO
3 7 (25.93%) Data Modelling
4 5 (18.52%) ERP
5 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (14.81%) Logistics
5 4 (14.81%) SAP Implementation
6 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 3 (11.11%) Migration
6 3 (11.11%) Process Improvement
7 2 (7.41%) Business Process Improvement
7 2 (7.41%) Data Conversion
7 2 (7.41%) Data Governance
7 2 (7.41%) Data Validation
7 2 (7.41%) Order to Cash
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
7 2 (7.41%) Validation
8 1 (3.70%) CRM
8 1 (3.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (85.19%) ABAP
2 10 (37.04%) SAPscript
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (7.41%) Adobe
3 1 (3.70%) Informatica
3 1 (3.70%) TIBCO
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