The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 18 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 Kent 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Sage 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - - -
As % of the Vendors category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £380 £313
% change year-on-year
-13.15% +21.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.30 £16.20 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-30.24% +4.51%
Vendors Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
108 172 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 49.77% 49.57% 50.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 92 93
Average daily rate £388 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £500 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £54.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.96% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Sage
South East

Sage
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Sage Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Sage
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Sage Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Sage
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Sage Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Sage
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) CRM
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Sophos
1 2 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (100.00%) Line 500
1 2 (100.00%) Investment Management
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (100.00%) Line 500
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) CRM
1 2 (100.00%) Investment Management
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Sophos