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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage
Rank 571 529 531
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +2
Contract jobs citing Sage 29 42 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.088% 0.070%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 14
Average daily rate
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£425 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £136 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £357 £233
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +53.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £31.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.80% +60.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.26 £13.12 £18.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £42.80 £20.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £31.25 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-55.20% +62.33%
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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
23945 22129 23971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.08% 46.10% 46.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 14166 12842 12752
Average daily rate £398 £390 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% -1.26%
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 1166 1052 1250
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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 21 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sage across the England region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Sage Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 October 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
London -6 16 £500 +53.84% 19
South East -21 3 £356 - 11
East Midlands -1 2 £363 -27.50% 5
Yorkshire -7 2 - - 5
West Midlands -13 2 £308 -21.90% 3
North West -21 2 - - 9
East of England -22 1 £365 +6.95% 8
South West -35 1 - - 5
North East - - - - 4
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Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 26 (39.39%) SQL
2 23 (34.85%) Microsoft
2 23 (34.85%) Finance
3 19 (28.79%) CRM
4 14 (21.21%) Marketing
5 13 (19.70%) Migration
6 12 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 11 (16.67%) Windows
7 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 11 (16.67%) ERP
8 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (13.64%) Windows 7
9 9 (13.64%) MS Exchange
9 9 (13.64%) Oracle
9 9 (13.64%) MS Office
10 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (10.61%) Oracle General Ledger
11 7 (10.61%) Spreadsheet
11 7 (10.61%) Data Migration
11 7 (10.61%) Data Mapping
11 7 (10.61%) Email Marketing
11 7 (10.61%) Zoho
11 7 (10.61%) Analytics
11 7 (10.61%) E-Commerce
11 7 (10.61%) VPN
11 7 (10.61%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (9.09%) Siemens
12 6 (9.09%) Toad
12 6 (9.09%) MS Access
12 6 (9.09%) SharePoint

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 5 (7.58%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 9 (13.64%) MS Office
3 7 (10.61%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (9.09%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (9.09%) Oracle Receivables
2 6 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (7.58%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (7.58%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (7.58%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (7.58%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (4.55%) Sage 200
4 3 (4.55%) Sage 1000
5 2 (3.03%) Agresso
5 2 (3.03%) Line 500
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (1.52%) Sage 300 ERP
6 1 (1.52%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (1.52%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.52%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (1.52%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.61%) VPN
2 5 (7.58%) IP Telephony
2 5 (7.58%) Intranet
2 5 (7.58%) 3G
3 3 (4.55%) Firewall
3 3 (4.55%) WAN
4 2 (3.03%) VoIP
4 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.52%) DNS
5 1 (1.52%) Broadband
5 1 (1.52%) DHCP
5 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.09%) MS Access
2 6 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 4 (6.06%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.52%) QlikView
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Toad
General
1 23 (34.85%) Finance
2 14 (21.21%) Marketing
3 5 (7.58%) General Ledger
4 4 (6.06%) Advertising
5 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.03%) Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Back Office
6 1 (1.52%) Retail
6 1 (1.52%) Private Banking
6 1 (1.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (30.30%) Developer
2 18 (27.27%) Analyst
3 12 (18.18%) CRM Developer
4 10 (15.15%) Consultant
5 6 (9.09%) Architect
5 6 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 6 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 6 (9.09%) CRM Architect
5 6 (9.09%) Sage Consultant
5 6 (9.09%) Systems Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Technical Support
7 4 (6.06%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.06%) Technical Support Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Technical Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Technical Project Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) .NET
2 2 (3.03%) HTML
3 1 (1.52%) J2EE
3 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.52%) CSS
3 1 (1.52%) JSP
3 1 (1.52%) SOAP
3 1 (1.52%) XML
3 1 (1.52%) JSF
3 1 (1.52%) JSON
3 1 (1.52%) jQuery
3 1 (1.52%) HTML5
3 1 (1.52%) CSS3
3 1 (1.52%) WebSockets
3 1 (1.52%) Underscore.js
3 1 (1.52%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 6 (9.09%) Data Extraction
2 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.52%) iPhone
3 1 (1.52%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.67%) Windows
2 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (13.64%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.03%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.52%) Android
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.79%) CRM
2 13 (19.70%) Migration
3 11 (16.67%) ERP
4 7 (10.61%) E-Commerce
4 7 (10.61%) Email Marketing
4 7 (10.61%) Data Migration
4 7 (10.61%) Data Mapping
4 7 (10.61%) Analytics
5 6 (9.09%) Data Cleansing
6 4 (6.06%) Data Architecture
6 4 (6.06%) Business Analysis
7 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.03%) ETL
8 2 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.03%) BPMN
8 2 (3.03%) User Stories
9 1 (1.52%) Data Transformation
9 1 (1.52%) Business Process Mapping
9 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 26 (39.39%) SQL
2 6 (9.09%) VBA
2 6 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.03%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.52%) VB
4 1 (1.52%) VB6
4 1 (1.52%) C
4 1 (1.52%) C#
4 1 (1.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.03%) MCSE
2 1 (1.52%) ISEB
2 1 (1.52%) MCP
2 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.52%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) SLA
1 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.52%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (34.85%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.64%) Oracle
3 7 (10.61%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (10.61%) Zoho
4 6 (9.09%) Siemens
4 6 (9.09%) Cisco
5 2 (3.03%) SAP
5 2 (3.03%) Sun
5 2 (3.03%) CODA
6 1 (1.52%) Fidessa
6 1 (1.52%) Dell
6 1 (1.52%) Citrix
6 1 (1.52%) Avaya
6 1 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.52%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.52%) Symantec
6 1 (1.52%) Sophos
6 1 (1.52%) VMware
6 1 (1.52%) Northgate
6 1 (1.52%) Google
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