The table below looks at the statistics for Line 500 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Line 500 over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sage Line 500
Rank 660 639 608
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -31
Contract jobs citing Line 500 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.005% 0.004%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.023% 0.063% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £350 £425 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -8.10%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £463
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
4416 4747 5386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.17% 8.33% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2655 2687 2813
Median daily rate £438 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 57 75
Median hourly rate £38.00 £22.50 £31.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.88% -27.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £17.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.00 £50.37 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+68.88% -25.00%

Line 500
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Line 500 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Line 500 within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 1 £350 -17.64% 6
Essex - 1 £350 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £350 -
East of England - 1 £350 - 1

Line 500
Top 6 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Line 500 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Line 500.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Sage
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) Sage 1000

Line 500
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Sage 1000
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Sage