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 16 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage
Rank 532 485 512
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +27
Contract jobs citing Sage 34 44 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.065% 0.10% 0.092%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.21% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 12
Average daily rate £315 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £172 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £529 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
-13.15% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Average hourly rate £11.30 £18.40 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.58% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.98 £14.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £18.40 £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.30 £16.20 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-30.24% +4.51%
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24018 20541 25376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.86% 46.77% 45.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13757 11298 13318
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1052 1136 1256
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.53 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
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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 16 April 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 16 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
East of England -25 10 £400 +5.26% 7
London -45 8 £275 +37.50% 12
North West -24 5 £315 -51.53% 19
East Midlands -6 4 £300 -27.27% 7
West Midlands -4 3 £240 -31.42% 5
Yorkshire -17 2 - - 11
South West -14 1 - - 6
South East -21 1 - - 23
North East - - - - 8
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Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 22 (34.38%) SQL
2 19 (29.69%) Microsoft
3 16 (25.00%) Finance
4 15 (23.44%) SQL Server
5 13 (20.31%) CRM
6 12 (18.75%) Windows
6 12 (18.75%) Migration
6 12 (18.75%) Sage 200
7 11 (17.19%) ERP
8 9 (14.06%) MS Exchange
8 9 (14.06%) MS Office
9 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
10 7 (10.94%) Active Directory
10 7 (10.94%) Oracle
10 7 (10.94%) HTML
10 7 (10.94%) Data Migration
10 7 (10.94%) Retail
11 6 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (9.38%) Line 500
11 6 (9.38%) Windows 7
11 6 (9.38%) T-SQL
11 6 (9.38%) JavaScript
11 6 (9.38%) VBA
11 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
11 6 (9.38%) Project Management
11 6 (9.38%) Blackberry
12 5 (7.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (7.81%) VMware
12 5 (7.81%) Firewall
12 5 (7.81%) J2EE

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 9 (14.06%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.56%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (14.06%) MS Office
2 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (18.75%) Sage 200
2 6 (9.38%) Line 500
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (6.25%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (4.69%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (3.13%) ResourceLink
6 2 (3.13%) Line 50
6 2 (3.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (3.13%) Magento
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (1.56%) Agresso
7 1 (1.56%) SAP FI
7 1 (1.56%) CODA-Financials
7 1 (1.56%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (1.56%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) Firewall
2 4 (6.25%) Intranet
3 3 (4.69%) WAN
3 3 (4.69%) LAN
4 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.13%) VPN
5 1 (1.56%) Internet
5 1 (1.56%) 3G
5 1 (1.56%) RFID
5 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.56%) Wireless
5 1 (1.56%) IPv4
5 1 (1.56%) DHCP
5 1 (1.56%) DNS
5 1 (1.56%) VoIP
5 1 (1.56%) ATM
5 1 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.56%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.69%) MS Access
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.13%) MySQL
4 2 (3.13%) DB2
4 2 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Toad
General
1 16 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (10.94%) Retail
3 4 (6.25%) General Ledger
4 3 (4.69%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.13%) Marketing
6 1 (1.56%) Publishing
6 1 (1.56%) Back Office
6 1 (1.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (34.38%) Developer
2 15 (23.44%) Analyst
3 8 (12.50%) Consultant
4 7 (10.94%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.81%) Web Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Applications Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Web Applications Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Java Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Java Web Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Java Applications Developer
6 4 (6.25%) Developer Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Database Developer
6 4 (6.25%) Desktop Support
6 4 (6.25%) Database Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) CRM Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Data Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) ERP Consultant
7 3 (4.69%) Excel Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) HTML
2 5 (7.81%) J2EE
2 5 (7.81%) JSP
2 5 (7.81%) SOAP
2 5 (7.81%) XML
2 5 (7.81%) JSF
3 4 (6.25%) ADO
4 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.56%) CSS
4 1 (1.56%) .NET
4 1 (1.56%) CSS3
4 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.56%) HTML5
4 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.56%) jQuery
4 1 (1.56%) Ajax
4 1 (1.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.13%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.56%) EPoS
3 1 (1.56%) EMV
3 1 (1.56%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (1.56%) EFT
3 1 (1.56%) EFTPOS
3 1 (1.56%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.56%) APACS
3 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.56%) Social Media
3 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.56%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.56%) Replication
3 1 (1.56%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.75%) Windows
2 6 (9.38%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.13%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.13%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.56%) UNIX
5 1 (1.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.31%) CRM
2 12 (18.75%) Migration
3 11 (17.19%) ERP
4 7 (10.94%) Data Migration
5 6 (9.38%) Project Management
6 5 (7.81%) Web Application Development
7 4 (6.25%) Change Management
7 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.69%) Project Planning
9 2 (3.13%) Data Management
9 2 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.13%) Investment Management
9 2 (3.13%) Data Architecture
9 2 (3.13%) Data Cleansing
9 2 (3.13%) Data Mapping
9 2 (3.13%) Business Process Mapping
9 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (1.56%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.38%) SQL
2 6 (9.38%) T-SQL
2 6 (9.38%) JavaScript
2 6 (9.38%) VBA
3 5 (7.81%) VB
3 5 (7.81%) Java
3 5 (7.81%) VB6
4 3 (4.69%) C
5 2 (3.13%) C#
5 2 (3.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.56%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.56%) ISEB
2 1 (1.56%) MCP
2 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.69%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.69%) XenApp
2 3 (4.69%) XenServer
3 1 (1.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 19 (29.69%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.94%) Oracle
3 5 (7.81%) VMware
4 4 (6.25%) SAP
4 4 (6.25%) HP
4 4 (6.25%) Dell
4 4 (6.25%) Cisco
4 4 (6.25%) Symantec
4 4 (6.25%) Citrix
5 3 (4.69%) Sophos
5 3 (4.69%) Epicor
5 3 (4.69%) NetApp
5 3 (4.69%) Cognos
5 3 (4.69%) SonicWALL
6 2 (3.13%) NetSuite
6 2 (3.13%) Northgate
6 2 (3.13%) Business Objects
6 2 (3.13%) Sun
6 2 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.13%) Apple
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