Period
to 17 January 2018

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 6 months to 17 January 2018 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
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 184 177
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7 -9
Contract jobs citing SAP ALE 8 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.13% 0.082%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.67% 0.50% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
West Midlands median daily rate £350 - £475
10th Percentile £325 - £463
90th Percentile £375 - £488
England median daily rate £446 £410 £475
% change year-on-year +8.84% -13.68% +39.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,201 1,404 1,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.49% 25.49% 23.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 846 715
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £376 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.31% +7.50% -1.82%
10th Percentile £260 £270 £256
90th Percentile £562 £538 £517
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 18 32
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £23.50 £29.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.79% -19.92% -1.36%
10th Percentile £14.21 £10.68 £11.08
90th Percentile £43.75 £32.74 £43.78
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

SAP ALE
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SAP ALE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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

SAP ALE
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. 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
Coventry +15 6 - -
Birmingham -2 1 £350 - 1
SAP ALE
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 8 (100.00%) SAP
2 7 (87.50%) Retail
2 7 (87.50%) SAP Retail
2 7 (87.50%) SAP Implementation
3 5 (62.50%) System Integration Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) SAP SD
4 3 (37.50%) SAP HANA
5 2 (25.00%) Data Structures
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) Order to Cash
5 2 (25.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) SAP CAR
5 2 (25.00%) SAP POS DM
5 2 (25.00%) IDoc
5 2 (25.00%) SAP MM
5 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Migration
6 1 (12.50%) ABAP
6 1 (12.50%) SMS
6 1 (12.50%) Workflow
6 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
6 1 (12.50%) SAP Fiori

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 7 (87.50%) SAP Retail
2 3 (37.50%) SAP SD
3 2 (25.00%) SAP CAR
3 2 (25.00%) SAP MM
3 2 (25.00%) SAP POS DM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SAP HANA
2 2 (25.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
General
1 7 (87.50%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (12.50%) ABAP Developer
1 1 (12.50%) Consultant
1 1 (12.50%) Developer
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Developer
1 1 (12.50%) SAP MM Consultant
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Retail Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) IDoc
2 2 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) SAP Implementation
2 5 (62.50%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Order to Cash
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) ABAP
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) SAP