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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage
Rank 128 113 121
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Contract jobs citing Sage 10 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.32% 0.14% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% 0.31% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Average daily rate £400 £380 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +52.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £383 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.72% +27.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.30 £14.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.28% -30.00%
Vendors Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1470 979 1360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 47.68% 44.10% 44.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 440 619
Average daily rate £375 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 134 135
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.70 £43.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Sage
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
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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Suffolk - 4 £425 - 1
Essex -18 3 £375 -1.31%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £350 - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Sage
England

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (33.33%) CRM
1 4 (33.33%) ERP
1 4 (33.33%) Project Management
1 4 (33.33%) Sage 200
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) LAN
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Line 500
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Magento
4 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) VPN
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (8.33%) CODA
4 1 (8.33%) Agresso
4 1 (8.33%) Intranet
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
4 1 (8.33%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (8.33%) RFID
4 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (8.33%) MS Office
4 1 (8.33%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Sage 200
2 2 (16.67%) Line 500
3 1 (8.33%) Magento
3 1 (8.33%) Agresso
3 1 (8.33%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (8.33%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) LAN
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) Intranet
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) RFID
2 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (8.33%) MS Access
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
1 4 (33.33%) Consultant
1 4 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) CRM Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Database Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Support Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Delphi Developer
3 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
3 1 (8.33%) ERP Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) ERP Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Sage Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Sage Line 500 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) CRM
1 4 (33.33%) ERP
1 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Delphi
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) CODA
1 1 (8.33%) VMware