The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SAP Application Link Enabling (ALE)
England / South East
Rank 251 - 269
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SAP ALE 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.026% - 0.020%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.096% - 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £438 - £580
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 the South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2077 2182 2359
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.65% 23.66% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1249 1462 1369
Median daily rate £400 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% +1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 50 52
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £60.62 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

SAP ALE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

SAP ALE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP ALE in the South East

SAP ALE
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Oxfordshire - 1 £450 -
West Sussex - 1 £425 -
SAP ALE
England

SAP ALE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region with a requirement for SAP ALE.

1 3 (100.00%) ABAP
1 3 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (66.67%) SAP Smart Forms
2 2 (66.67%) BAPI
2 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Validation
3 1 (33.33%) Data Conversion
3 1 (33.33%) Data Extraction
3 1 (33.33%) Data Mapping
3 1 (33.33%) Data Governance
3 1 (33.33%) SAP HANA
3 1 (33.33%) SAP EWM
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Data Reconciliation
3 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (33.33%) Data Enrichment
3 1 (33.33%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (33.33%) SAP CO
3 1 (33.33%) LSMW
3 1 (33.33%) Billing
3 1 (33.33%) Logistics
3 1 (33.33%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (33.33%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Informatica
3 1 (33.33%) SAP FI

SAP ALE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (33.33%) SAP CO
1 1 (33.33%) SAP EWM
1 1 (33.33%) SAP FI
1 1 (33.33%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (33.33%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (33.33%) SAP S/4HANA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) LSMW
General
1 1 (33.33%) Billing
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) ABAP Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration Lead
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Data Migration Lead
1 1 (33.33%) SAP EWM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) BAPI
1 2 (66.67%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Conversion
2 1 (33.33%) Data Enrichment
2 1 (33.33%) Data Extraction
2 1 (33.33%) Data Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Data Mapping
2 1 (33.33%) Data Reconciliation
2 1 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Logistics
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) ABAP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Informatica