The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage
Rank 201 224 220
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -4
Contract jobs citing Sage 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.050% 0.055% 0.040%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.12% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -17.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £357 £233
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +53.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £31.25 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-61.60% +62.33%
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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 City of London region.

Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2699 3333 3258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.43% 45.64% 43.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1944 2325 2263
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 89 89
Average hourly rate £17.82 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.92% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.13 £41.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Sage Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Sage Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Sage Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) VPN
1 4 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
1 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 3 (50.00%) Siemens
2 3 (50.00%) Intranet
2 3 (50.00%) 3G
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Phone
4 1 (16.67%) Data Transformation
4 1 (16.67%) iPad
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
4 1 (16.67%) Direct Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (16.67%) Draytek

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) VPN
2 3 (50.00%) Intranet
2 3 (50.00%) 3G
2 3 (50.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) Broadband
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 1 (16.67%) Publishing
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Support
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (16.67%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) iPhone
3 1 (16.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Phone
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
2 1 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) CRM
1 1 (16.67%) Direct Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
1 1 (16.67%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCP
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Terminal Server
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Siemens
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec
3 1 (16.67%) Sophos
3 1 (16.67%) Draytek
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix