The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Chester region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage
Rank 21 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sage 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.74% - -
As % of the Vendors category 1.43% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £260
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +25.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £66.50
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -80.45%
Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
70 90 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 51.85% 58.06% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 18
Average daily rate £300 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.43% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £378 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 2
Average hourly rate £16.84 £40.57 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.49% -1.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £15.55 £39.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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Top 8 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL