The table below looks at the statistics for Line 50 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Line 50 over the 3 months to 6 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.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sage Line 50
Rank 606 - 550
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Line 50 3 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% - 0.010%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.069% - 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4356 4818 4537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.94% 9.10% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2462 2520 2286
Average daily rate £450 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 60 76
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.75 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% -5.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.05 £45.00 £61.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.50 £36.90
% change year-on-year
-9.80% -30.89%

Line 50
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Line 50 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

Line 50 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Line 50
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Line 50 within the UK.

Line 50 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Line 50
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Line 50 within the UK.

Line 50 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Line 50
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Line 50 within the UK over the 3 months to 6 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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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
England - 3 £275 - 1
London - 1 £325 -
Wiltshire - 1 £225 -
South East - 1 £275 -
South West - 1 £225 -

Line 50
Top 13 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Line 50 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 Line 50.

1 3 (100.00%) Sage
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) Sage 200
3 1 (33.33%) ACCA
3 1 (33.33%) CIMA
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

Line 50
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Line 50 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 Line 50. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Sage 200
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Accountant
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ACCA
1 1 (33.33%) CIMA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Sage
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft