The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAP Application Link Enabling (ALE)
England / London
Rank 398 427 403
Rank change year-on-year +29 -24  
Contract jobs citing SAP ALE 2 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.010% 0.005% 0.029%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.029% 0.014% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £400 - £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £478 £475
% change year-on-year -8.37% +0.52%  
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 London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 6784 7020 6323
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 34.85% 31.84% 30.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5050 5255 4574
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 30 28
Median hourly rate £47.00 £48.92 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.91% +78.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £22.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

SAP ALE
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

SAP ALE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP ALE in London

SAP ALE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 London region with a requirement for SAP ALE.

1 6 (100.00%) ABAP
1 6 (100.00%) SAP
2 3 (50.00%) Web Dynpro
2 3 (50.00%) SAP Smart Forms
3 2 (33.33%) Logistics
3 2 (33.33%) SAP ERP
3 2 (33.33%) SAP MDG
3 2 (33.33%) SAP Business Workflow
3 2 (33.33%) BAPI
3 2 (33.33%) Workflow
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) ERP
3 2 (33.33%) SAPscript
4 1 (16.67%) OLE
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) NetWeaver
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Data Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Data Conversion
4 1 (16.67%) Visual Composer
4 1 (16.67%) NWDS
4 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC

SAP ALE
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 1 (16.67%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SAP ERP
1 2 (33.33%) SAP MDG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) NWDS
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Composer
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) SAP Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) SAP Developer
2 2 (33.33%) ABAP Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) ABAP Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) SAP MDG Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) SAP Smart Forms
1 3 (50.00%) Web Dynpro
2 2 (33.33%) BAPI
2 2 (33.33%) SAP Business Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) OLE
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ERP
1 2 (33.33%) Logistics
1 2 (33.33%) OO
1 2 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Data Conversion
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Data Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) ABAP
2 2 (33.33%) SAPscript
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) Java
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) SAP