Period
to 17 October 2019

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 6 months to 17 October 2019 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
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 783 896 851
Rank change year-on-year +113 -45 +12
Contract jobs citing SAP ALE 24 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.009% 0.021%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.091% 0.025% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 5
UK median daily rate £550 £463 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.92% +8.70% +15.78%
10th Percentile £470 £400 £360
90th Percentile £640 £675 £695
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £426
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.76% -12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 - -

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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 26,358 36,018 31,987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.98% 34.91% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,328 25,342 22,429
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 326 374
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.26 £15.24 £18.58
90th Percentile £69.25 £58.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +11.11%

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 6 months to 17 October 2019.

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 11 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 6 months to 17 October 2019. 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
UK excluding London +83 16 £500 +11.11% 1
England +91 15 £550 +18.92%
Northern Ireland - 9 £525 -
London +74 5 £600 +26.32%
South East +26 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £500 -
North of England - 2 £500 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
South West - 1 £550 -
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SAP ALE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for SAP ALE.

1 24 (100.00%) SAP
2 18 (75.00%) ABAP
2 18 (75.00%) BAPI
3 13 (54.17%) SAP Smart Forms
3 13 (54.17%) LSMW
4 10 (41.67%) eCATT
4 10 (41.67%) IDoc
4 10 (41.67%) Adobe
4 10 (41.67%) SAPscript
5 6 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (16.67%) Strategic Roadmap
6 4 (16.67%) Logistics
6 4 (16.67%) Finance
6 4 (16.67%) Replication
6 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.67%) Data Modelling
6 4 (16.67%) SOA
6 4 (16.67%) Web Services
6 4 (16.67%) OO
7 3 (12.50%) Workflow
7 3 (12.50%) SAP Payroll
7 3 (12.50%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (12.50%) SAP MDG
7 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (8.33%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (8.33%) Data Governance
8 2 (8.33%) SAP HANA
8 2 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (8.33%) Aerospace
8 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing

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 (4.17%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) SAP MDG
1 3 (12.50%) SAP Payroll
1 3 (12.50%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (8.33%) SAP MDM
2 2 (8.33%) SAP WM
3 1 (4.17%) SAP APO
3 1 (4.17%) SAP ERP
3 1 (4.17%) SAP HR
3 1 (4.17%) SAP MM
3 1 (4.17%) SAP PP
3 1 (4.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SAP HANA
2 1 (4.17%) SAP BW
2 1 (4.17%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 13 (54.17%) LSMW
2 10 (41.67%) eCATT
3 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Aerospace
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Czech Language
3 1 (4.17%) Dutch Language
3 1 (4.17%) French Language
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
1 9 (37.50%) SAP Developer
2 8 (33.33%) ABAP Developer
2 8 (33.33%) Consultant
2 8 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) ABAP Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) SAP MDG Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Senior SAP Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Data Migration Lead
5 1 (4.17%) EDI Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) HR Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) SAP EDI Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) SAP HR Functional Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) SAP S/4HANA Developer
5 1 (4.17%) WSO2 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (75.00%) BAPI
2 13 (54.17%) SAP Smart Forms
3 10 (41.67%) IDoc
4 4 (16.67%) Web Services
5 2 (8.33%) EDI
6 1 (4.17%) EDIFACT
6 1 (4.17%) JMS
6 1 (4.17%) JSON
6 1 (4.17%) OAuth
6 1 (4.17%) OpenID
6 1 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (4.17%) REST
6 1 (4.17%) SAML
6 1 (4.17%) SAP Business Workflow
6 1 (4.17%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (4.17%) SAPUI5
6 1 (4.17%) SOAP
6 1 (4.17%) Web Dynpro
6 1 (4.17%) XML
6 1 (4.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Replication
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 4 (16.67%) Logistics
2 4 (16.67%) OO
2 4 (16.67%) SOA
2 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (16.67%) Strategic Roadmap
3 3 (12.50%) Workflow
4 2 (8.33%) Data Governance
4 2 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Data Integration
5 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.17%) DevOps
5 1 (4.17%) Metadata Management
5 1 (4.17%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (4.17%) Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Security
5 1 (4.17%) SDLC
5 1 (4.17%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) ABAP
2 10 (41.67%) SAPscript
3 1 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) RosettaNet
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) logstash
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) SAP
2 10 (41.67%) Adobe
3 1 (4.17%) JDA
3 1 (4.17%) WSO2