The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 24 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 Reading 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage
Rank 78 - 77
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sage 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.096% - 0.093%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% - 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £383 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.72% +27.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.30 £14.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.28% -30.00%
Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
537 399 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 51.68% 51.09% 57.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 155 211
Average daily rate £365 £340 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% -0.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £185 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 28
Average hourly rate £14.67 £28.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.60% +93.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £15.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £32.50 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Sage
Berkshire

Sage
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Sage Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Sage
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Sage Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Sage
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) ERP
1 3 (75.00%) Epicor
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
1 3 (75.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (75.00%) Sage 200
2 2 (50.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Line 50
3 1 (25.00%) SaaS

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Sage 200
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Line 50
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
2 2 (50.00%) Implementation Consultant
2 2 (50.00%) ERP Consultant
2 2 (50.00%) ERP Implementation Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ERP
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
1 3 (75.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Epicor
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft