The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 591 638 634
Rank change year-on-year +47 -4  
Contract jobs citing SAP ALE 19 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.024% 0.020%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.085% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 2
Median daily rate £508 £333 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.63% -21.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £265 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £425 £438
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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15073 15351 15194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 28.50% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 40527 42125 37909
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £298 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £579 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 521 675
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £48.75 £55.00
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

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

Job vacancy trend for SAP ALE in the UK

SAP ALE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP ALE in the UK

SAP ALE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAP ALE in the UK

SAP ALE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAP ALE in the UK

SAP ALE
Top 6 Contract Locations

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 UK 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
England +45 19 £508 +52.63% 3
UK excluding London +49 15 £508 - 2
Midlands +26 9 £545 -
South East +28 3 £500 - 1
North of England - 2 £388 - 1
East of England - 1 £425 -

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 with a requirement for SAP ALE.

1 27 (100.00%) SAP
2 19 (70.37%) ABAP
3 15 (55.56%) IDoc
4 14 (51.85%) OO
5 13 (48.15%) EDI
5 13 (48.15%) SAP Smart Forms
6 10 (37.04%) Workflow
7 8 (29.63%) Finance
7 8 (29.63%) SAPscript
8 7 (25.93%) Data Modelling
8 7 (25.93%) BAPI
9 6 (22.22%) SAP WM
9 6 (22.22%) SOAP
9 6 (22.22%) Internet
9 6 (22.22%) HTTP
9 6 (22.22%) QA
9 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
9 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 6 (22.22%) REST
10 5 (18.52%) SAP HANA
10 5 (18.52%) SAP SD
11 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (14.81%) ERP
11 4 (14.81%) Logistics
11 4 (14.81%) SAP PI
11 4 (14.81%) SAP Implementation
12 3 (11.11%) SAP ERP
12 3 (11.11%) Retail
12 3 (11.11%) Process Improvement
12 3 (11.11%) Data Structures

SAP ALE
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (3.70%) Gentran
1 1 (3.70%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 6 (22.22%) SAP WM
2 5 (18.52%) SAP SD
3 3 (11.11%) SAP ERP
4 2 (7.41%) SAP CAR
4 2 (7.41%) SAP POS DM
4 2 (7.41%) SAP PS
4 2 (7.41%) SAP Retail
5 1 (3.70%) SAP CO
5 1 (3.70%) SAP EWM
5 1 (3.70%) SAP FI
5 1 (3.70%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (3.70%) SAP HR
5 1 (3.70%) SAP MDG
5 1 (3.70%) SAP PP
5 1 (3.70%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) HTTP
1 6 (22.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SAP HANA
2 2 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (7.41%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.70%) GIS
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) LSMW
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Billing
3 2 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Developer
2 10 (37.04%) ABAP Developer
2 10 (37.04%) SAP Developer
3 9 (33.33%) Consultant
3 9 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) ABAP Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) SAP SD Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Data Migration Lead
5 1 (3.70%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) EDI Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) EDI Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Lead Developer
5 1 (3.70%) SAP Data Migration Lead
5 1 (3.70%) SAP EWM Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) SAP Functional Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) SAP MDG Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) SAP PI Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior ABAP Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (55.56%) IDoc
2 13 (48.15%) EDI
2 13 (48.15%) SAP Smart Forms
3 7 (25.93%) BAPI
4 6 (22.22%) REST
4 6 (22.22%) SOAP
5 4 (14.81%) SAP PI
6 3 (11.11%) SAP Fiori
6 3 (11.11%) Web Dynpro
7 2 (7.41%) SAP XI
7 2 (7.41%) XML
8 1 (3.70%) EDIFACT
8 1 (3.70%) J2EE
8 1 (3.70%) SAP BSP
8 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.70%) FMCG
2 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.70%) Replication
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) OO
2 10 (37.04%) Workflow
3 7 (25.93%) Data Modelling
4 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (14.81%) ERP
4 4 (14.81%) Logistics
4 4 (14.81%) SAP Implementation
5 3 (11.11%) Process Improvement
6 2 (7.41%) Business Process Improvement
6 2 (7.41%) CRM
6 2 (7.41%) Data Governance
6 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
6 2 (7.41%) Migration
6 2 (7.41%) Order to Cash
6 2 (7.41%) Validation
7 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.70%) B2B
7 1 (3.70%) OOP
7 1 (3.70%) SOA
7 1 (3.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) ABAP
2 8 (29.63%) SAPscript
3 2 (7.41%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (7.41%) Adobe
3 1 (3.70%) IBM
3 1 (3.70%) IBM Sterling
3 1 (3.70%) Informatica
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) TIBCO