The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sage
Rank 66 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Sage 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 0.18% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 0.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £325 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £17.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+22.05% +25.92%
Sage
North West

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

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
345 379 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.18% 33.27% 43.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 243 152
Median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £282 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 30
Median hourly rate £13.25 £17.00 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% +0.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.23 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £25.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

Sage
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Sage as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Sage Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Sage
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Sage Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Sage
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 1 £325 - 1
Sage
North West

Sage
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sage 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Sage.

1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Unit4 Business World
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) BPMN
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (100.00%) Unit4 Business World
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Business Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BPMN
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) UML
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB