The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Sage Group PLC.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sage
Rank 116 116 122
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Sage 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.28% 0.040% 0.041%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 0.081% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£275 - £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £365
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.30 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -19.28%
Sage
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1242 1231 1231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.96% 48.64% 50.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 571 485
Average daily rate £400 £350 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 48 52
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.33 £11.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £33.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

Sage
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sage across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sage Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Sage
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sage across the Berkshire region.

Sage Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Sage
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sage across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Sage Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Sage
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sage across the Berkshire region.

Sage Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Sage
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough - 5 £145 -
Reading +9 1 £650 - 3
Sage
South East

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Sage also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sage.

1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) ERP
3 2 (28.57%) MS Office
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (28.57%) Mac OS X
3 2 (28.57%) Windows CE
3 2 (28.57%) CODA
3 2 (28.57%) CODA-Financials
3 2 (28.57%) MPLS
3 2 (28.57%) Sage 1000
3 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 2 (28.57%) ProCurve
3 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (28.57%) Sage 200
3 2 (28.57%) Office 365
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Phone
3 2 (28.57%) Aerohive Networks
3 2 (28.57%) Meru Networks
4 1 (14.29%) Sage ERP X3
4 1 (14.29%) Sage 50
4 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (14.29%) Marketing

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Sage also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sage. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) CODA-Financials
1 2 (28.57%) Sage 1000
1 2 (28.57%) Sage 200
2 1 (14.29%) Sage ERP X3
2 1 (14.29%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) MPLS
1 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (14.29%) MS Access
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Sage Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) Database Developer
3 1 (14.29%) ERP Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Mac OS X
1 2 (28.57%) Windows CE
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
1 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Email Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) HP
1 2 (28.57%) MicroStrategy
1 2 (28.57%) CODA
1 2 (28.57%) ProCurve
1 2 (28.57%) Aerohive Networks
1 2 (28.57%) Meru Networks
2 1 (14.29%) SAP