The table below looks at the statistics for Line 500 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 500 over the 3 months to 21 August 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage Line 500
Rank 598 569 -
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -
Contract jobs citing Line 500 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.008% -
As % of the Business Applications category 0.019% 0.087% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £315 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.79% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £315 -
% change year-on-year
+50.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
5170 4617 5342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.18% 8.80% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2695 2424 2601
Average daily rate £450 £428 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £595 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 82 64
Average hourly rate £30.82 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.11% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £47.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £18.03 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+74.73% -14.15%

Line 500
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Line 500 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

Line 500 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Line 500
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Line 500 within the UK.

Line 500 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Line 500
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Line 500 within the UK.

Line 500 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Line 500
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Line 500 within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 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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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 -17 1 £475 +90.00% 2
East of England - 1 £475 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £475 -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Barnsley - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Cannock - - - -
Castleford - - - -
Chesterfield - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -

Line 500
Top 23 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Line 500 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 500.

1 4 (100.00%) Sage
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis

Line 500
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Line 500 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 500. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Sage Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Analyst Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Sage