Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 600 818 873
Rank change year-on-year +218 +55 -53
Contract jobs citing SAP ALE 9 27 14
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.030% 0.014%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.066% 0.092% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 7
Median daily rate £765 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.09% +15.79% -1.04%
10th Percentile £753 £500 £403
90th Percentile £766 £575 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £765 £550 £475
% change year-on-year +39.09% +15.79% -3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 13,618 29,300 33,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.46% 32.57% 32.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,169 20,497 23,189
Median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +8.57%
10th Percentile £331 £331 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £413
% change year-on-year +1.12% +7.88% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 309 336
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +0.28% +4.65%
10th Percentile £22.50 £18.11 £17.13
90th Percentile £63.00 £60.85 £66.13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +3.66% +2.50%

SAP ALE
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SAP ALE in the UK

SAP ALE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SAP ALE.

Daily rate trend for SAP ALE in the UK

SAP ALE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SAP ALE.

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 6 months to 5 June 2020. 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 +229 9 £765 +39.09% 1
UK excluding London +178 6 £765 +39.09% 1
Midlands +67 5 £765 +39.09% 1
East Midlands +43 5 £765 +39.09%
London +166 2 - -
South East +122 1 - -

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 9 (100.00%) SAP
2 7 (77.78%) ABAP
2 7 (77.78%) IDoc
3 6 (66.67%) BAPI
4 5 (55.56%) SAP PI
4 5 (55.56%) SAP Data Services
4 5 (55.56%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (55.56%) Requirements Gathering
5 4 (44.44%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
5 4 (44.44%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (33.33%) Migration
6 3 (33.33%) EDI
7 2 (22.22%) SAP HANA
7 2 (22.22%) XSLT
7 2 (22.22%) Java
8 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 1 (11.11%) EJB
8 1 (11.11%) JDBC
8 1 (11.11%) SOAP
8 1 (11.11%) Web Services
8 1 (11.11%) ERP
8 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
8 1 (11.11%) B2B
8 1 (11.11%) Ariba
8 1 (11.11%) SAP BW
8 1 (11.11%) NetWeaver
8 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (11.11%) Project Management
8 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management

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 (11.11%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP ERP
1 1 (11.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (22.22%) SAP HANA
3 1 (11.11%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) LSMW
General
1 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
1 4 (44.44%) SAP Developer
2 3 (33.33%) ABAP Developer
3 2 (22.22%) SAP PI Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration Lead
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Architect
4 1 (11.11%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) IDoc
2 6 (66.67%) BAPI
3 5 (55.56%) SAP PI
4 3 (33.33%) EDI
5 2 (22.22%) XSLT
6 1 (11.11%) EJB
6 1 (11.11%) JDBC
6 1 (11.11%) SAP XI
6 1 (11.11%) SOAP
6 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Problem-Solving
1 5 (55.56%) Requirements Gathering
2 4 (44.44%) GAP Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) B2B
4 1 (11.11%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (11.11%) Data Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 1 (11.11%) ERP
4 1 (11.11%) Master Data Management
4 1 (11.11%) Metadata Management
4 1 (11.11%) Process Management
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) ABAP
2 2 (22.22%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) Groovy
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) Ariba
2 1 (11.11%) OpenText
2 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow