The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 412 406 403
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Sage 16 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.065% 0.051% 0.064%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 4
Average daily rate
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£500 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -21.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £357 £233
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +53.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £31.25 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-55.20% +62.33%
Sage
England

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

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
11068 11536 11513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.93% 45.54% 46.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7364 7607 7146
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 274 229 307
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.65 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

Sage
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Sage Jobs Demand Trend in London

Sage
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Sage Daily Rate Trend in London

Sage
Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

Sage Daily Rate Histogram in London

Sage
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Sage Hourly Rate Trend in London

Sage
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage within the London 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
City of London +21 3 £300 -3.22% 9
Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Sage
England

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 9 (36.00%) SQL
1 9 (36.00%) CRM
2 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
3 7 (28.00%) Windows
3 7 (28.00%) Finance
3 7 (28.00%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (28.00%) Marketing
3 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (28.00%) Analytics
4 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (24.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (24.00%) Blackberry
4 6 (24.00%) Cisco
4 6 (24.00%) E-Commerce
4 6 (24.00%) MS Office
4 6 (24.00%) VPN
5 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 5 (20.00%) 3G
5 5 (20.00%) Intranet
5 5 (20.00%) Siemens
5 5 (20.00%) IP Telephony
5 5 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (16.00%) ERP
6 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (12.00%) WAN
8 2 (8.00%) CODA
8 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Office
2 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.00%) Google Analytics
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (4.00%) Sage 300 ERP
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (4.00%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) VPN
2 5 (20.00%) IP Telephony
2 5 (20.00%) Intranet
2 5 (20.00%) 3G
3 3 (12.00%) WAN
4 1 (4.00%) DHCP
4 1 (4.00%) Broadband
4 1 (4.00%) VoIP
4 1 (4.00%) Firewall
4 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
1 7 (28.00%) Marketing
2 2 (8.00%) Advertising
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Private Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Publishing
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Architect
2 6 (24.00%) CRM Developer
2 6 (24.00%) CRM Architect
2 6 (24.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Technical Support
3 4 (16.00%) Technical Support Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Financial Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) ERP Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) ERP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) iPhone
3 1 (4.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Windows
1 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.00%) Android
4 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) CRM
2 7 (28.00%) Analytics
3 6 (24.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (16.00%) ERP
5 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.00%) BPMN
5 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Direct Marketing
6 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.00%) User Stories
6 1 (4.00%) Data Transformation
6 1 (4.00%) Scrum
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.00%) Document Management
6 1 (4.00%) Project Management
6 1 (4.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) MCP
1 1 (4.00%) ISEB
1 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Terminal Server
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (24.00%) Cisco
4 5 (20.00%) Siemens
5 2 (8.00%) CODA
5 2 (8.00%) Sun
6 1 (4.00%) Fidessa
6 1 (4.00%) Dell
6 1 (4.00%) Citrix
6 1 (4.00%) Avaya
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle
6 1 (4.00%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (4.00%) SAP
6 1 (4.00%) Bloomberg
6 1 (4.00%) Symantec
6 1 (4.00%) Sophos
6 1 (4.00%) VMware
6 1 (4.00%) Google
6 1 (4.00%) Draytek