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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sage
Rank 157 126 120
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -6
Contract jobs citing Sage 1 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.026% 0.20% 0.59%
As % of the Vendors category 0.061% 0.45% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 9
Average daily rate
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- £425 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +55.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+25.92% +3.84%
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
1647 1329 1254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.03% 44.26% 46.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 674 545
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 98 98
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -20.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.61 £40.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester -11 1 - - 3
Sage
England

Sage
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) CentOS
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Lync
2 1 (50.00%) Sage 200
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Sage CRM
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Sage 200
1 1 (50.00%) Sage CRM
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Delivery Manager
1 1 (50.00%) CRM Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Sage Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) CentOS
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
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