The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 28 June 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)
England / Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 179 -
Rank change year-on-year +26 -  
Contract jobs citing SAP ALE 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.24% 0.021% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.89% 0.085% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £545 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £508 - £425
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 the Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1007 1174 984
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 27.28% 24.84% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2989 3218 2501
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £507 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 58 64
Median hourly rate £38.50 £24.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.41% +1.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £21.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £38.75 £42.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

SAP ALE
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for SAP ALE in the Midlands

SAP ALE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP ALE in the Midlands

SAP ALE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAP ALE in the Midlands over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAP ALE in the Midlands

SAP ALE
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 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 -3 7 £540 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
SAP ALE
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Midlands region with a requirement for SAP ALE.

1 9 (100.00%) SAP
1 9 (100.00%) IDoc
2 7 (77.78%) ABAP
3 6 (66.67%) SOAP
3 6 (66.67%) OO
3 6 (66.67%) EDI
3 6 (66.67%) Data Modelling
3 6 (66.67%) HTTP
3 6 (66.67%) SAPscript
3 6 (66.67%) Internet
3 6 (66.67%) SAP WM
3 6 (66.67%) Workflow
3 6 (66.67%) SAP Smart Forms
3 6 (66.67%) QA
3 6 (66.67%) REST
4 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
4 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) Retail
6 2 (22.22%) SAP Retail
6 2 (22.22%) SAP Implementation
6 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 2 (22.22%) SAP CAR
6 2 (22.22%) SAP POS DM
6 2 (22.22%) SAP HANA
6 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
6 2 (22.22%) XML
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (11.11%) Web Services

SAP ALE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 6 (66.67%) SAP WM
2 2 (22.22%) SAP CAR
2 2 (22.22%) SAP POS DM
2 2 (22.22%) SAP Retail
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) HTTP
1 6 (66.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SAP HANA
General
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) ABAP Developer
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
1 5 (55.56%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) IDoc
2 6 (66.67%) EDI
2 6 (66.67%) REST
2 6 (66.67%) SAP Smart Forms
2 6 (66.67%) SOAP
3 2 (22.22%) XML
4 1 (11.11%) BAPI
4 1 (11.11%) SAP PI
4 1 (11.11%) SAP XI
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Data Modelling
1 6 (66.67%) OO
1 6 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (22.22%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (11.11%) Order to Cash
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) ABAP
2 6 (66.67%) SAPscript
3 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) SAP