Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 855 846 869
Rank change year-on-year -9 +23 -40
Contract jobs citing SAP ALE 20 50 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.048% 0.020%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.062% 0.16% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 7
UK median daily rate £426 £373 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.23% -21.58% +18.75%
10th Percentile £349 £268 £363
90th Percentile £685 £557 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £422 £430 £475
% change year-on-year -1.98% -9.47% +31.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 32518 31826 32407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.07% 30.35% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22959 22067 22211
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 364 554
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.10 £14.19 £15.01
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.40 £54.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +10.29%

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 19 November 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 9 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 19 November 2017. 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
England -4 20 £426 +14.23% 1
UK excluding London +20 15 £422 -1.98%
Midlands +36 13 £550 -
West Midlands +33 10 £350 -
North of England +58 1 £426 -
South East +2 1 £418 +12.08%
London -43 1 £475 +65.22% 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 £426 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 20 (100.00%) SAP
2 12 (60.00%) SAP Implementation
3 11 (55.00%) Retail
3 11 (55.00%) SAP Retail
4 10 (50.00%) IDoc
5 8 (40.00%) SAP HANA
6 7 (35.00%) ABAP
7 6 (30.00%) Web Services
7 6 (30.00%) XML
7 6 (30.00%) SAP PI
8 5 (25.00%) Data Structures
8 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (25.00%) Finance
8 5 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (25.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 5 (25.00%) SAP CAR
8 5 (25.00%) SAP POS DM
9 4 (20.00%) Order to Cash
9 4 (20.00%) SAP SD
9 4 (20.00%) BAPI
9 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
10 3 (15.00%) SAP MM
10 3 (15.00%) ERP
10 3 (15.00%) OO
10 3 (15.00%) SAP Fiori
11 2 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (10.00%) J2EE
11 2 (10.00%) Oracle
11 2 (10.00%) SQL Server

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 (5.00%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 11 (55.00%) SAP Retail
2 5 (25.00%) SAP CAR
2 5 (25.00%) SAP POS DM
3 4 (20.00%) SAP SD
4 3 (15.00%) SAP MM
5 2 (10.00%) SAP ERP
6 1 (5.00%) SAP CRM
6 1 (5.00%) SAP PP
6 1 (5.00%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) LDAP
1 1 (5.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SAP HANA
2 5 (25.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) LSMW
General
1 11 (55.00%) Retail
2 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.00%) Automotive
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Consultant
1 5 (25.00%) Developer
1 5 (25.00%) SAP Consultant
2 4 (20.00%) SAP Developer
3 3 (15.00%) ABAP Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Integration Developer
4 2 (10.00%) SAP MM Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) SAP PI Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) ABAP Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) ABAP Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) CRM Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) SAP CRM Developer
5 1 (5.00%) SAP Integration Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) SAP PI Developer
5 1 (5.00%) SAP Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) SAP Retail Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) SAP S/4HANA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) IDoc
2 6 (30.00%) SAP PI
2 6 (30.00%) Web Services
2 6 (30.00%) XML
3 4 (20.00%) BAPI
4 3 (15.00%) SAP Fiori
5 2 (10.00%) EDI
5 2 (10.00%) J2EE
5 2 (10.00%) SAP Smart Forms
6 1 (5.00%) Middleware
6 1 (5.00%) SAP XI
6 1 (5.00%) SOAP
6 1 (5.00%) Web Dynpro
6 1 (5.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Structures
2 2 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) SAP Implementation
2 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Order to Cash
3 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.00%) ERP
4 3 (15.00%) OO
5 2 (10.00%) Workflow
6 1 (5.00%) CRM
6 1 (5.00%) Data Mapping
6 1 (5.00%) Decision Table
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) ABAP
2 2 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) SAPscript
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) SAP
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe