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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sage
Rank 540 568 541
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -27
Contract jobs citing Sage 40 12 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.085% 0.026% 0.068%
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.057% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 6 22
Average daily rate £350 £303 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% +23.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £263 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £375 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £400 £240
% change year-on-year
-14.06% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00
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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
20222 21084 20149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 42.85% 45.74% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12248 12496 11397
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 815 899 900
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +10 17 £388 - 35
South East +7 8 £297 - 18
South West +6 4 £375 +22.95% 18
North West -16 3 £413 - 17
North East - 3 £375 - 4
Yorkshire -9 2 £288 -8.00% 5
East of England - 2 £325 - 6
West Midlands -16 1 £350 +27.27% 9
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Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 44 (44.44%) ERP
2 37 (37.37%) Finance
3 27 (27.27%) CRM
4 24 (24.24%) SQL
5 23 (23.23%) Advertising
6 20 (20.20%) Sage X3
7 19 (19.19%) Microsoft
8 16 (16.16%) Manufacturing
9 15 (15.15%) Migration
10 14 (14.14%) Windows
11 13 (13.13%) Sage 200
11 13 (13.13%) Sage CRM
12 12 (12.12%) SQL Server
12 12 (12.12%) Crystal Reports
13 11 (11.11%) SharePoint
14 10 (10.10%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (10.10%) Cisco
15 8 (8.08%) Windows Server
15 8 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (8.08%) Dynamics AX
15 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (8.08%) Windows 7
15 8 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (8.08%) XML
16 7 (7.07%) ITIL
16 7 (7.07%) MS Office
16 7 (7.07%) SAP
16 7 (7.07%) Java
16 7 (7.07%) Project Management
16 7 (7.07%) Data Migration

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.06%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.05%) IIS
4 4 (4.04%) Lync
5 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.01%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (7.07%) MS Office
2 4 (4.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (20.20%) Sage X3
2 13 (13.13%) Sage 200
2 13 (13.13%) Sage CRM
3 8 (8.08%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (5.05%) Line 500
5 4 (4.04%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (4.04%) Sage 1000
5 4 (4.04%) Sage 300 ERP
5 4 (4.04%) Sage 50
5 4 (4.04%) Teamcenter
6 3 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (2.02%) Infor CRM
8 1 (1.01%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (1.01%) HFM
8 1 (1.01%) Lawson
8 1 (1.01%) Line 50
8 1 (1.01%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (1.01%) SAP Business One
8 1 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.07%) Office 365
1 7 (7.07%) SaaS
2 6 (6.06%) IaaS
2 6 (6.06%) PaaS
3 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.01%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (1.01%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.01%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.06%) Firewall
1 6 (6.06%) VPN
2 4 (4.04%) WAN
3 3 (3.03%) DHCP
3 3 (3.03%) DNS
3 3 (3.03%) SAN
4 2 (2.02%) 3G
4 2 (2.02%) Intranet
4 2 (2.02%) IP Telephony
4 2 (2.02%) LAN
4 2 (2.02%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.01%) ATM
5 1 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.01%) MPLS
5 1 (1.01%) Skype
5 1 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.01%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.12%) Crystal Reports
1 12 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (4.04%) MS Access
3 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.01%) Big Data
6 1 (1.01%) Essbase
6 1 (1.01%) Informix
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.01%) QlikView
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.01%) JIRA
1 1 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.01%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (37.37%) Finance
2 23 (23.23%) Advertising
3 16 (16.16%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.03%) Marketing
4 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.02%) Billing
5 2 (2.02%) Legal
5 2 (2.02%) Retail
6 1 (1.01%) Electronics
6 1 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (33.33%) Consultant
2 30 (30.30%) Sage Consultant
3 20 (20.20%) Developer
4 19 (19.19%) Analyst
5 10 (10.10%) CRM Consultant
5 10 (10.10%) ERP Consultant
5 10 (10.10%) Sage CRM Consultant
6 8 (8.08%) Implementation Consultant
7 7 (7.07%) Architect
7 7 (7.07%) Business Analyst
8 6 (6.06%) CRM Developer
8 6 (6.06%) Sage CRM Developer
8 6 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Enterprise Architect
9 5 (5.05%) ERP Developer
9 5 (5.05%) Salesforce.com Architect
10 4 (4.04%) CRM Implementation Consultant
10 4 (4.04%) IT Analyst
10 4 (4.04%) Programmer
10 4 (4.04%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.08%) XML
2 5 (5.05%) ODBC
3 4 (4.04%) HTML
3 4 (4.04%) Web Services
4 3 (3.03%) .NET
4 3 (3.03%) CSS
4 3 (3.03%) Spring
5 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.01%) Velocity
5 1 (1.01%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.02%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.02%) Handset
4 1 (1.01%) APACS
4 1 (1.01%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (1.01%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.01%) EFT
4 1 (1.01%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.01%) EMV
4 1 (1.01%) EPoS
4 1 (1.01%) FMCG
4 1 (1.01%) Replication
4 1 (1.01%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.14%) Windows
2 8 (8.08%) Windows 7
2 8 (8.08%) Windows Server
2 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.03%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.02%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (44.44%) ERP
2 27 (27.27%) CRM
3 15 (15.15%) Migration
4 8 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (7.07%) Data Migration
5 7 (7.07%) ITIL
5 7 (7.07%) Project Management
6 6 (6.06%) TOGAF
7 4 (4.04%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (4.04%) High Availability
7 4 (4.04%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (4.04%) Software Engineering
8 3 (3.03%) Change Management
8 3 (3.03%) ETL
8 3 (3.03%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (3.03%) PLM
8 3 (3.03%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (2.02%) Business Analysis
9 2 (2.02%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (24.24%) SQL
2 7 (7.07%) Java
3 3 (3.03%) C#
4 2 (2.02%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.02%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.05%) Degree
1 5 (5.05%) MCP
2 4 (4.04%) MCDBA
2 4 (4.04%) MCSE
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.02%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.01%) ACCA
4 1 (1.01%) CIMA
4 1 (1.01%) ISEB
4 1 (1.01%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.01%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.02%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (2.02%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (2.02%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (2.02%) WSUS
2 1 (1.01%) DBAmp
2 1 (1.01%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (19.19%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.10%) Cisco
2 10 (10.10%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (7.07%) SAP
4 6 (6.06%) Siemens
5 5 (5.05%) Oracle
6 3 (3.03%) NetSuite
6 3 (3.03%) VMware
7 2 (2.02%) Avaya
7 2 (2.02%) Veeam
8 1 (1.01%) CommVault
8 1 (1.01%) EMC
8 1 (1.01%) Epicor
8 1 (1.01%) HP
8 1 (1.01%) Hyperion
8 1 (1.01%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.01%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.01%) TSYS
8 1 (1.01%) VeriFone
8 1 (1.01%) VocaLink
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