The table below looks at the statistics for Sage 50 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sage 50 over the 3 months to 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sage 50
Rank 645 657 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing Sage 50 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.003% -
As % of the Business Applications category 0.044% 0.042% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £200 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £300 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 - -

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
4500 4716 5427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.32% 8.20% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2698 2638 2887
Median daily rate £450 £449 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.33% -0.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £423 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.59% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 67 82
Median hourly rate £36.00 £21.64 £30.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.35% -29.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £12.35 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.05 £51.76 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+105.71% -44.44%

Sage 50
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Sage 50 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Business Applications category.

Sage 50 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Sage 50
Daily Rate Trend

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

Sage 50 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Sage 50
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Sage 50 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Sage 50
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage 50 within the UK over the 3 months to 30 August 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 +5 2 £200 -33.33% 1
Lytham St Annes - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
London - 1 £200 -
North West - 1 - -

Sage 50
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sage 50 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 Sage 50.

1 3 (100.00%) Sage
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) Classic ASP
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) MS Access
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) Toshiba
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Advertising
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) iSCSI

Sage 50
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MS Access
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Accountant
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Excel Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Support Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Accountant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Classic ASP
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) ERP
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Sage
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Toshiba
3 1 (33.33%) Veeam
3 1 (33.33%) VMware