The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the 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 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 517 481 540
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +59
Contract jobs citing Sage 36 68 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.073% 0.15% 0.057%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.31% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 41 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £335 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £150 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £438 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £220
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +52.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £66.50
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -80.45%
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22497 21835 24501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.58% 46.85% 46.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12759 12225 12831
Average daily rate £388 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1001 1104 1284
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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Sage
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Sage Jobs Demand Trend in England

Sage
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Sage Daily Rate Trend in England

Sage
Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Sage Daily Rate Histogram in England

Sage
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Sage Hourly Rate Trend in England

Sage
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 Sage 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
South East -7 12 £300 -32.39% 20
London -5 9 £350 - 11
East of England -13 6 £320 -6.22% 6
North West -19 5 £400 +46.78% 6
Yorkshire -6 1 £350 +12.00% 3
West Midlands -16 1 £425 -32.00% 5
South West -32 1 - - 6
East Midlands - - - - 7
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 9
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Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 27 (36.49%) SQL
2 24 (32.43%) Finance
2 24 (32.43%) Microsoft
3 17 (22.97%) SQL Server
4 16 (21.62%) CRM
5 15 (20.27%) Migration
6 14 (18.92%) MS Excel
7 13 (17.57%) ERP
8 12 (16.22%) Windows
8 12 (16.22%) Oracle
9 11 (14.86%) Spreadsheet
10 10 (13.51%) VBA
11 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (10.81%) Windows 7
12 8 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (10.81%) Oracle General Ledger
12 8 (10.81%) Data Migration
12 8 (10.81%) Oracle Payables
12 8 (10.81%) Oracle Receivables
12 8 (10.81%) T-SQL
13 7 (9.46%) MS Office
13 7 (9.46%) MS Exchange
13 7 (9.46%) Zoho
13 7 (9.46%) Sage 200
13 7 (9.46%) Marketing
13 7 (9.46%) Email Marketing
14 6 (8.11%) General Ledger
14 6 (8.11%) Data Cleansing
14 6 (8.11%) Data Extraction
14 6 (8.11%) Data Mapping

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 7 (9.46%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 11 (14.86%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (9.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (10.81%) Oracle General Ledger
1 8 (10.81%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (10.81%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (9.46%) Sage 200
3 6 (8.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (8.11%) Oracle Assets
3 6 (8.11%) Oracle 11i
3 6 (8.11%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (8.11%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (6.76%) Line 500
5 3 (4.05%) ResourceLink
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (1.35%) Agresso
7 1 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (1.35%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (1.35%) Sage 1000
7 1 (1.35%) Magento
7 1 (1.35%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) VPN
2 5 (6.76%) Intranet
2 5 (6.76%) WAN
3 4 (5.41%) 3G
3 4 (5.41%) IP Telephony
3 4 (5.41%) Firewall
4 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.70%) LAN
6 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.35%) ATM
6 1 (1.35%) Broadband
6 1 (1.35%) VoIP
6 1 (1.35%) DHCP
6 1 (1.35%) DNS
6 1 (1.35%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.97%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.11%) Oracle Database
3 6 (8.11%) MS Access
4 5 (6.76%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 6 (8.11%) Toad
General
1 24 (32.43%) Finance
2 7 (9.46%) Marketing
3 6 (8.11%) General Ledger
4 4 (5.41%) Retail
5 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.05%) Advertising
5 3 (4.05%) Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Publishing
6 1 (1.35%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (35.14%) Developer
2 22 (29.73%) Analyst
3 9 (12.16%) Project Manager
3 9 (12.16%) CRM Developer
4 8 (10.81%) Consultant
5 6 (8.11%) Sage Consultant
5 6 (8.11%) Systems Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Developer Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Database Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Technical Manager
7 4 (5.41%) Database Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Data Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Technical Support
8 3 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.05%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Technical Project Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) ADO
2 2 (2.70%) .NET
2 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.35%) Web Services
3 1 (1.35%) HTML
3 1 (1.35%) WCF
3 1 (1.35%) Mason
3 1 (1.35%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Data Extraction
1 6 (8.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.35%) APACS
2 1 (1.35%) Smartcard
2 1 (1.35%) EPoS
2 1 (1.35%) EMV
2 1 (1.35%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (1.35%) EFT
2 1 (1.35%) EFTPOS
2 1 (1.35%) iPhone
2 1 (1.35%) iPad
2 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.22%) Windows
2 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.81%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.35%) Linux
5 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.35%) Android
5 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.62%) CRM
2 15 (20.27%) Migration
3 13 (17.57%) ERP
4 8 (10.81%) Data Migration
5 7 (9.46%) Email Marketing
6 6 (8.11%) Data Cleansing
6 6 (8.11%) Data Mapping
6 6 (8.11%) Data Architecture
7 5 (6.76%) Project Management
8 4 (5.41%) Project Planning
8 4 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.41%) Change Management
9 3 (4.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.05%) Business Process Mapping
10 2 (2.70%) Document Management
10 2 (2.70%) Test Scripting
10 2 (2.70%) Software Testing
10 2 (2.70%) Business Analysis
10 2 (2.70%) ETL
10 2 (2.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 27 (36.49%) SQL
2 10 (13.51%) VBA
3 8 (10.81%) T-SQL
4 6 (8.11%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.70%) C#
6 1 (1.35%) Delphi
6 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.35%) C
6 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.35%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 2 (2.70%) ISTQB
1 2 (2.70%) Degree
1 2 (2.70%) ISEB
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (2.70%) MCP
1 2 (2.70%) MCSE
2 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.35%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.22%) Oracle
3 7 (9.46%) Zoho
4 6 (8.11%) Cisco
5 4 (5.41%) Siemens
6 3 (4.05%) SAP
6 3 (4.05%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (4.05%) Northgate
6 3 (4.05%) NetSuite
7 2 (2.70%) Citrix
7 2 (2.70%) Avaya
7 2 (2.70%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (2.70%) Sophos
7 2 (2.70%) VMware
8 1 (1.35%) Symantec
8 1 (1.35%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.35%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.35%) Sun
8 1 (1.35%) Fidessa
8 1 (1.35%) Dell
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