The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services 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 Sage over the 3 months to 28 April 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Sage Group PLC.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sage
Rank - 157 135
Contract jobs citing Sage 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.026% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.057% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate - - £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 - £11.30
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 North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1797 1767 1324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.63% 45.52% 43.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1022 842 630
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £230 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £650 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 109 110
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £49.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%

Sage
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Sage Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Sage
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Sage Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Sage
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Sage Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Sage
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (75.00%) ERP
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Sage 1000
2 2 (50.00%) Advertising
3 1 (25.00%) PLM
3 1 (25.00%) Teamcenter
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Siemens
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) ODBC
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) MCDBA
3 1 (25.00%) MS Access
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Sage X3
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Sage 1000
2 1 (25.00%) Sage X3
2 1 (25.00%) Teamcenter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) MS Access
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Advertising
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
1 3 (75.00%) Sage Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Development Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) ERP Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) ODBC
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PLM
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) MCDBA
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Siemens