The table below looks at the statistics for Line 500 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Line 500 over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sage Line 500
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Line 500 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - -
As % of the Business Applications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00
Line 500
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Business Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
381 380 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.04% 11.82% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 189 145
Average daily rate £400 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year
- +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 4
Average hourly rate £69.07 £19.00 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+263.52% +10.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £17.75 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+116.90% -53.04%

Line 500
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Line 500 across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

Line 500 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Line 500
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Line 500 across the North West region.

Line 500 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Line 500
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Line 500 across the North West region.

Line 500 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Line 500
Top 10 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Line 500 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 Line 500.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) ERP
1 2 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (100.00%) Sage
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
1 2 (100.00%) Spring
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (100.00%) Sage 1000
1 2 (100.00%) Sage X3

Line 500
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Line 500 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 Line 500. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (100.00%) Sage 1000
1 2 (100.00%) Sage X3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
General
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Implementation Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Sage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ERP
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Sage