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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage
Rank 138 124 141
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +17
Contract jobs citing Sage 2 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.063% 0.24% 0.091%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.54% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Average daily rate
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- £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £369 £208
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +77.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £31.25 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-48.80% +62.33%
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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
1481 1294 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.37% 44.45% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 588 737
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 104 117
Average hourly rate £18.03 £21.00 £16.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.14% +25.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.10 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

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 1 October 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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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 -15 2 - - 3
Cheshire - - - - 2
Cumbria - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
Sage
England

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 11 (84.62%) Oracle
2 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
3 8 (61.54%) PL/SQL
3 8 (61.54%) VBA
3 8 (61.54%) MS Excel
3 8 (61.54%) MS Access
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 8 (61.54%) Toad
3 8 (61.54%) Finance
3 8 (61.54%) Migration
3 8 (61.54%) Data Migration
3 8 (61.54%) Data Cleansing
3 8 (61.54%) Data Extraction
3 8 (61.54%) Data Mapping
3 8 (61.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (61.54%) Oracle General Ledger
3 8 (61.54%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (61.54%) Oracle Database
4 7 (53.85%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (53.85%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (53.85%) Oracle Assets
4 7 (53.85%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (53.85%) General Ledger
4 7 (53.85%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (53.85%) Oracle 11i
5 6 (46.15%) Data Architecture
6 3 (23.08%) Northgate
6 3 (23.08%) Business Process Mapping
6 3 (23.08%) ResourceLink

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 8 (61.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle General Ledger
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle Assets
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (23.08%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (61.54%) MS Access
2 8 (61.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (61.54%) Oracle Database
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Toad
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Data Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Migration Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Data Migration Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Developer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Migration
1 8 (61.54%) Data Migration
1 8 (61.54%) Data Cleansing
1 8 (61.54%) Data Mapping
2 6 (46.15%) Data Architecture
3 3 (23.08%) Business Process Mapping
3 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) ETL
4 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) PL/SQL
2 8 (61.54%) VBA
3 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Oracle
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) Northgate