The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage
Rank 68 54 82
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +28
Contract jobs citing Sage 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.13% 0.38% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.28% 0.68% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £341 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
- +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -25.00%
Sage
East of England

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

Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
363 296 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 48.86% 55.53% 51.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 156 194
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £180 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 37
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +12.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.55 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.90 £50.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%

Sage
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Sage Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Sage
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Sage Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Sage
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Sage Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Sage
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 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
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Sage
East of England

Sage
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Project Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V