The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Oxford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Sage 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford - - -
As % of the Vendors category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £380 £313
% change year-on-year
-13.15% +21.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.30 £16.20 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-30.24% +4.51%
Vendors Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
77 114 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 31.95% 45.97% 57.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 64 83
Average daily rate £325 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 32
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.43 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.88% -40.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £10.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Sage
Oxfordshire

Sage
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Sage Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Sage
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Business Objects
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) IPv4
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) SalesLogix
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) SalesLogix
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) IPv4
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Business Objects
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy