The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 - - 22
Contract jobs citing Sage 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - - 4.20%
As % of the Vendors category - - 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate
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- - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+25.92% +3.84%
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Vendors Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
42 47 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 26.75% 39.83% 39.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 24
Average daily rate £338 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -0.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £183 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £385 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 7
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -41.30%
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 Staffordshire

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

Sage Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Sage
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Sage Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Sage
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 4 (100.00%) CRM
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (50.00%) System Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Data Mapping
2 2 (50.00%) Data Transformation
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Line 500
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Line 500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) System Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) Data Mapping
2 2 (50.00%) Data Transformation
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft