The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Sage Group PLC.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sage
Rank 581 570 558
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -12
Contract jobs citing Sage 31 43 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.061% 0.084% 0.073%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 24
Median daily rate £306 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £161 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £511 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £400 £330
% change year-on-year
-28.75% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £11.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 - £11.30
Sage
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22467 23356 22772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.96% 45.36% 45.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14029 13562 13122
Median daily rate £413 £400 £392
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 1022 1025
Median hourly rate £18.28 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.04 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Sage
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Sage as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage within the England region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -24 16 £350 +7.69% 21
South East -19 4 £250 -33.33% 7
Yorkshire +3 3 £275 -17.60% 2
East of England - 3 £350 - 4
South West -2 2 £238 -40.62% 4
West Midlands -16 2 £450 +7.14% 4
Sage
UK

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sage also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Sage.

1 33 (44.00%) ERP
2 28 (37.33%) SQL
3 20 (26.67%) CRM
4 19 (25.33%) Finance
4 19 (25.33%) Advertising
5 16 (21.33%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (20.00%) Sage 200
7 14 (18.67%) Migration
8 12 (16.00%) Microsoft
9 10 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (13.33%) Windows
9 10 (13.33%) Sage X3
10 9 (12.00%) Manufacturing
10 9 (12.00%) .NET
10 9 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (10.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
11 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
12 7 (9.33%) MS Exchange
12 7 (9.33%) JavaScript
12 7 (9.33%) Project Management
12 7 (9.33%) Data Migration
12 7 (9.33%) SaaS
12 7 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (9.33%) Windows 7
13 6 (8.00%) RedGate
13 6 (8.00%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (8.00%) IaaS
13 6 (8.00%) Sage CRM

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.33%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.00%) Confluence
4 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (4.00%) Skype for Business
5 3 (4.00%) WordPress
6 2 (2.67%) IIS
6 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.33%) Drupal
7 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) MS Office
2 3 (4.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (20.00%) Sage 200
2 10 (13.33%) Sage X3
3 6 (8.00%) Sage CRM
4 4 (5.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (4.00%) Sage 1000
5 3 (4.00%) Sage 300 ERP
5 3 (4.00%) Sage 50
6 2 (2.67%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (2.67%) Infor CRM
6 2 (2.67%) Line 500
6 2 (2.67%) Teamcenter
7 1 (1.33%) BASE24
7 1 (1.33%) Lawson
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (1.33%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.33%) SaaS
2 6 (8.00%) IaaS
2 6 (8.00%) PaaS
3 5 (6.67%) Office 365
4 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.67%) Sage Pay
5 1 (1.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) Firewall
1 4 (5.33%) VPN
2 3 (4.00%) DHCP
2 3 (4.00%) DNS
2 3 (4.00%) SAN
2 3 (4.00%) WAN
3 2 (2.67%) 3G
3 2 (2.67%) Intranet
3 2 (2.67%) IP Telephony
3 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.33%) ATM
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.33%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.33%) LAN
4 1 (1.33%) MPLS
4 1 (1.33%) NAS
4 1 (1.33%) Skype
4 1 (1.33%) VoIP
4 1 (1.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.33%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.00%) MS Access
5 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.33%) DataStage
7 1 (1.33%) MySQL
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.33%) QlikView
7 1 (1.33%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) JIRA
1 6 (8.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 6 (8.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.33%) Subversion
General
1 19 (25.33%) Advertising
1 19 (25.33%) Finance
2 9 (12.00%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.33%) Billing
4 1 (1.33%) Electronics
4 1 (1.33%) French Language
4 1 (1.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (21.33%) Developer
2 13 (17.33%) Consultant
3 11 (14.67%) Sage Consultant
4 10 (13.33%) Analyst
5 9 (12.00%) Project Manager
6 7 (9.33%) Administrator
7 6 (8.00%) Architect
7 6 (8.00%) DBA
8 5 (6.67%) Enterprise Architect
8 5 (6.67%) Salesforce.com Architect
9 4 (5.33%) Business Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) ERP Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Support Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (4.00%) Data Migration Specialist
10 3 (4.00%) ERP Consultant
10 3 (4.00%) ERP Project Manager
10 3 (4.00%) Migration Specialist
10 3 (4.00%) SQL Developer
10 3 (4.00%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.00%) .NET
2 5 (6.67%) ODBC
3 4 (5.33%) HTML
4 3 (4.00%) jQuery
5 2 (2.67%) CSS
5 2 (2.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (2.67%) XML
6 1 (1.33%) Ajax
6 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.33%) Classic ASP
6 1 (1.33%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (1.33%) CSS3
6 1 (1.33%) HTML5
6 1 (1.33%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (1.33%) LAMP
6 1 (1.33%) Laravel
6 1 (1.33%) Middleware
6 1 (1.33%) Velocity
6 1 (1.33%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Replication
2 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.67%) FMCG
3 2 (2.67%) Handset
4 1 (1.33%) APACS
4 1 (1.33%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (1.33%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.33%) EFT
4 1 (1.33%) EFTPOS
4 1 (1.33%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.33%) EMV
4 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.33%) EPoS
4 1 (1.33%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.33%) Windows
2 8 (10.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (9.33%) Windows 7
4 5 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.67%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.33%) Android
7 1 (1.33%) Linux
7 1 (1.33%) Unix
7 1 (1.33%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.00%) ERP
2 20 (26.67%) CRM
3 14 (18.67%) Migration
4 7 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (9.33%) Data Migration
4 7 (9.33%) Project Management
4 7 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (8.00%) Refactoring
5 6 (8.00%) TOGAF
6 4 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.33%) Data Cleansing
7 3 (4.00%) ETL
7 3 (4.00%) ITIL
8 2 (2.67%) Change Management
8 2 (2.67%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.67%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (2.67%) High Availability
8 2 (2.67%) Logistics
8 2 (2.67%) Process Improvement
8 2 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (37.33%) SQL
2 7 (9.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.00%) C#
3 3 (4.00%) PHP
4 2 (2.67%) Java
4 2 (2.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (5.33%) Degree
1 4 (5.33%) MCP
1 4 (5.33%) MCSE
1 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.67%) MCDBA
2 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) ACCA
3 1 (1.33%) CIMA
3 1 (1.33%) MCSA
3 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.67%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 5 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (8.00%) DBAmp
2 3 (4.00%) WSUS
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (21.33%) Salesforce.com
2 12 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.00%) Cisco
3 6 (8.00%) CommVault
3 6 (8.00%) IDERA
3 6 (8.00%) RedGate
4 5 (6.67%) VMware
5 4 (5.33%) Oracle
5 4 (5.33%) Siemens
6 3 (4.00%) Avaya
6 3 (4.00%) SAP
6 3 (4.00%) Veeam
7 2 (2.67%) HP
8 1 (1.33%) Apple
8 1 (1.33%) EMC
8 1 (1.33%) IBM
8 1 (1.33%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.33%) Lotus
8 1 (1.33%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.33%) Siebel