The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 June 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sage Line 500
Rank 579 569 540
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -29
Contract jobs citing Line 500 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.006% 0.007%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.074% 0.069% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£425 £463 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +85.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £463 £250
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +85.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Business Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4033 4359 3970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.92% 8.94% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2382 2394 2132
Average daily rate £450 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 60 76
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.03 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.75% -15.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £51.00 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.61 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-17.96% -16.66%

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 30 June 2015. 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
East Midlands -7 1 £425 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
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Line 500
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) ERP
1 4 (100.00%) Sage
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) CRM
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Advertising
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (25.00%) Marketing
4 1 (25.00%) Sage 1000
4 1 (25.00%) Kaspersky
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Middleware
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP

Line 500
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (25.00%) Sage 1000
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Advertising
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ERP
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Sage
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Kaspersky