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 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 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage Line 500
Rank 551 546 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Line 500 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.006% -
As % of the Business Applications category 0.044% 0.075% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£463 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+85.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4530 4012 4614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.18% 8.61% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2435 2173 2387
Average daily rate £433 £431 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.39% -4.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 72 52
Average hourly rate £32.03 £18.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.82% -46.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.05 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £44.99 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+62.50% -30.43%
Line 500
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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 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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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 of England - 2 £463 -
London - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 3
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Line 500
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Line 500
Top 24 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 5 (100.00%) Sage
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (20.00%) WCF

Line 500
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Sage Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Sage Line 500 Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Analyst Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Sage