The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage
Rank - 30 27
Contract jobs citing Sage 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 0.79% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category - 2.08% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £525 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £215
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +74.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £31.25 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-56.80% +62.33%
Sage
North West

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

Vendors Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
120 96 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 46.15% 38.10% 38.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 50 34
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.05 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.42 £20.90 £21.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

Sage
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Sage Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Sage
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Sage Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 September 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
Liverpool - - - - 1
Sage
North West