The first table below looks at the demand for Line 500 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Line 500 over the 3 months to 18 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 of the Business Applications category for the 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage Line 500
Rank 588 501 575
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +74
Contract jobs citing Line 500 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.005% 0.004%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.047% 0.053% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate £450 £375 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £381
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00
Business Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4286 3757 4925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.35% 8.72% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2548 2038 2549
Average daily rate £425 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £433
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 70 68
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.80 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.63% +68.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £70.25 £56.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £37.80 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.69% +89.00%
Line 500
UK

Line 500
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Line 500 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

Line 500 Jobs Demand Trend in England

Line 500
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Line 500 across the England region.

Line 500 Daily Rate Trend in England

Line 500
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Line 500 across the England region.

Line 500 Hourly Rate Trend in England

Line 500
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Line 500 within the England region over the 3 months to 18 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
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1
Line 500
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Line 500
Top 28 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Line 500 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 Line 500.

1 6 (100.00%) Sage
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) General Ledger
4 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (33.33%) Investment Management
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (33.33%) Sun
4 2 (33.33%) JD Edwards
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) Sophos
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) SAP
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) CRM
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Migration

Line 500
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Line 500 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 Line 500. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Accountant
1 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Sage Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Sage Line 500 Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Investment Management
1 2 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Sage
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Sun
3 2 (33.33%) JD Edwards
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) Sophos
3 2 (33.33%) SAP
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
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