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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sage
Rank 155 154 141
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing Sage 2 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.062% 0.19% 0.031%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.48% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £325 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £331 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.18% -5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £24.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+12.24% +104.16%
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
1517 1682 1503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 47.23% 40.17% 46.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 934 885 818
Median daily rate £405 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 80 100
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.33 £35.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

Sage
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Sage as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage within the North West region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +14 1 £325 - 2
Lancashire - 1 - -
Sage
England

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sage also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Sage.

1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) ACCA
3 3 (37.50%) CIMA
3 3 (37.50%) Sage 200
4 2 (25.00%) SAP FI
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (25.00%) E-business
4 2 (25.00%) JD Edwards
4 2 (25.00%) Delphi
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) SAP
4 2 (25.00%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (25.00%) SAP CO
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Marketing
5 1 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (12.50%) BPMN
5 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Data Management
5 1 (12.50%) Advertising
5 1 (12.50%) UML
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) VB
5 1 (12.50%) ISEB

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Sage 200
2 2 (25.00%) SAP CO
2 2 (25.00%) SAP FI
2 2 (25.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (12.50%) Sage 50
3 1 (12.50%) Sage CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Advertising
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Accountant
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Delphi Software Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Accountant
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Excel Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Finance Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Report Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Data Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Reporting Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) E-business
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) BPMN
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Data Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
2 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) SDLC
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
2 1 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Delphi
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ACCA
1 3 (37.50%) CIMA
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) JD Edwards
3 2 (25.00%) SAP