The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 1 August 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 East of England 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage
Rank 131 118 134
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Contract jobs citing Sage 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.20% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.44% 0.27% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate
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£320 £341 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.22% +82.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £220
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +52.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £66.50
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -80.45%
Vendors Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1365 1101 1411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 44.61% 46.30% 46.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 494 649
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £200 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 121 137
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.66 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.12% -6.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.64 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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England

Sage
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Sage Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Sage
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Sage Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Sage
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sage across the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Sage Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Sage
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Sage Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Sage
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage within the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
Hertfordshire 0 3 £245 -28.20% 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £450 - 2
Essex - - - - 3
Suffolk - - - -
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England

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 6 (35.29%) Migration
2 4 (23.53%) CRM
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Line 500
2 4 (23.53%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) Sage 200
3 3 (17.65%) ERP
4 2 (11.76%) MCSE
4 2 (11.76%) MS Office
4 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall
4 2 (11.76%) Finance
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.88%) Magento
5 1 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) .NET

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Line 500
1 4 (23.53%) Sage 200
2 1 (5.88%) Magento
2 1 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Project Manager
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) CRM Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Sage Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Sage Line 500 Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Delphi Developer
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Project Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.88%) ERP Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) ERP Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Migration
2 4 (23.53%) CRM
2 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) ERP
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) Delphi
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) MCSE
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) VMware