Period
to 20 January 2018

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 6 months to 20 January 2018 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
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 819 790 817
Rank change year-on-year -29 +27 -1
Contract jobs citing SAP ALE 18 41 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.020% 0.046% 0.022%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.061% 0.14% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 11
England median daily rate £446 £410 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.84% -13.68% +39.71%
10th Percentile £343 £283 £363
90th Percentile £484 £557 £488
UK median daily rate £446 £410 £475
% change year-on-year +8.84% -13.68% +39.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

SAP ALE is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 29,742 28,527 29,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.49% 31.71% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,420 19,758 20,248
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 321 539
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.73 £15.33 £15.21
90th Percentile £52.63 £51.25 £55.55
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

SAP ALE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SAP ALE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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
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 6 months to 20 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Midlands +9 9 £350 - 2
West Midlands +24 8 £350 - 2
North of England +37 2 £475 -
Yorkshire +14 2 £475 -
South East -23 2 £418 +10.60%
London -42 1 £475 +35.71% 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
SAP ALE
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 18 (100.00%) SAP
2 10 (55.56%) IDoc
3 9 (50.00%) SAP Implementation
4 8 (44.44%) Retail
4 8 (44.44%) SAP Retail
4 8 (44.44%) ABAP
4 8 (44.44%) Web Services
5 6 (33.33%) Workflow
5 6 (33.33%) BAPI
6 5 (27.78%) SAP HANA
6 5 (27.78%) XML
6 5 (27.78%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (22.22%) SAP Fiori
7 4 (22.22%) OO
7 4 (22.22%) SAP PI
8 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (16.67%) SAP SD
8 3 (16.67%) SAP MM
8 3 (16.67%) EDI
9 2 (11.11%) ERP
9 2 (11.11%) J2EE
9 2 (11.11%) Oracle
9 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
9 2 (11.11%) Java
9 2 (11.11%) SQL
9 2 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (11.11%) NetWeaver
9 2 (11.11%) Finance
9 2 (11.11%) Data Structures

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 (11.11%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 8 (44.44%) SAP Retail
2 3 (16.67%) SAP MM
2 3 (16.67%) SAP SD
3 2 (11.11%) SAP CAR
3 2 (11.11%) SAP ERP
3 2 (11.11%) SAP POS DM
3 2 (11.11%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SAP HANA
2 2 (11.11%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) LSMW
General
1 8 (44.44%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) SAP Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) SAP Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) ABAP Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Integration Developer
5 2 (11.11%) SAP MM Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) SAP PI Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) ABAP Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) Integration Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) SAP Integration Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) SAP PI Developer
6 1 (5.56%) SAP Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) SAP Retail Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior SAP Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) IDoc
2 8 (44.44%) Web Services
3 6 (33.33%) BAPI
4 5 (27.78%) XML
5 4 (22.22%) SAP Fiori
5 4 (22.22%) SAP PI
6 3 (16.67%) EDI
7 2 (11.11%) J2EE
7 2 (11.11%) SAP Business Workflow
7 2 (11.11%) SAP Smart Forms
7 2 (11.11%) Web Dynpro
8 1 (5.56%) LDAP
8 1 (5.56%) Middleware
8 1 (5.56%) SAP XI
8 1 (5.56%) SOAP
8 1 (5.56%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) SAP Implementation
2 6 (33.33%) Workflow
3 5 (27.78%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (22.22%) OO
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) ERP
5 2 (11.11%) Order to Cash
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Data Mapping
6 1 (5.56%) Logistics
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) ABAP
2 2 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle