The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sage
Rank - 35 -
Contract jobs citing Sage 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 0.48% -
As % of the Vendors category - 1.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £11.30 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+50.44% -19.28%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
112 100 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 46.09% 47.85% 52.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 34 16
Average daily rate £400 £325 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £228 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £730 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 11
Average hourly rate £16.84 £32.50 £44.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.18% -27.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £15.50 £14.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%