The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sage
Rank 96 84 69
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -15
Contract jobs citing Sage 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.065% 0.16% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.35% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £250 £350
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
- -18.47%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
654 567 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 42.33% 46.36% 43.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 272 192
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 40
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.33 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.96% -23.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Sage
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Sage Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Sage
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Sage Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Sage
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Sage Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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Top 21 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (50.00%) Data Extraction
2 1 (50.00%) Data Mapping
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Access
2 1 (50.00%) Toad
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

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Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) MS Access
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Toad
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Finance Systems Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Migration Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Finance Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Data Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Data Cleansing
1 1 (50.00%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VBA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft