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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sage Line 500
Rank - 632 623
Contract jobs citing Line 500 0 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.005% 0.005%
As % of the Business Applications category - 0.065% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £438 £450
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
4302 4589 4992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.70% 8.23% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2652 2550 2802
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 30 46
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £16.00 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.70 £60.16 £53.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £32.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-14.06% -14.65%

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 27 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Sage
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Veeam
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Sage X3
3 1 (33.33%) EMC VNX
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Migration

Line 500
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) ERP Manager
1 1 (33.33%) ERP Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Sage
2 2 (66.67%) Veeam
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) HP