The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 30 April 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 125
Contract jobs citing SAP ALE 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - - 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £508 £486 £475
% change year-on-year +4.37% +2.36%  
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 West Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 514 706 665
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.23% 24.41% 24.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 425 428
Median daily rate £375 £390 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +15.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 16
Median hourly rate £38.00 £22.50 £34.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.88% -34.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £9.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

SAP ALE
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

SAP ALE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAP ALE in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SAP ALE.

1 2 (100.00%) SAP
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
1 2 (100.00%) SAP HANA
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (50.00%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (50.00%) Order to Cash
2 1 (50.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) SAP CAR
2 1 (50.00%) SAP POS DM
2 1 (50.00%) ABAP
2 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Web Dynpro
2 1 (50.00%) SAP Smart Forms
2 1 (50.00%) BAPI
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Adobe
2 1 (50.00%) SAPscript
2 1 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (50.00%) MVC

SAP ALE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (50.00%) SAP CAR
1 1 (50.00%) SAP POS DM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SAP HANA
2 1 (50.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) BAPI
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Fiori
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Smart Forms
1 1 (50.00%) Web Dynpro
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) Order to Cash
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Implementation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) ABAP
1 1 (50.00%) SAPscript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) Adobe