The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Sage Group PLC.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sage
UK
Rank 549 575 596
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +21
Contract jobs citing Sage 47 43 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.084% 0.044%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.20% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 29 15
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £296 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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 Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
20258 22037 23894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.68% 43.09% 45.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12532 13173 13748
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 761 825 977
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

Sage
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Sage Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Sage
Daily Rate Trend

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

Sage Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Sage
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sage within the UK over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Sage Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Sage
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Sage Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Sage
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage within the UK over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 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 +48 43 £350 - 103
London +8 19 £350 -5.08% 14
South East +15 7 £394 +26.60% 22
West Midlands +9 6 £350 - 13
East Midlands - 6 £300 - 10
Derbyshire - 6 £300 - 2
City of London +3 5 £363 -30.95%
Yorkshire +23 4 £338 -3.57% 7
Wales +10 4 £388 +18.77% 1
Chesterfield - 4 - -
Worcester - 3 £350 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £350 - 3
Worcestershire - 3 £350 -
Derby - 2 £300 - 2
Abingdon - 2 £481 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £481 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £388 -
South Wales - 2 £388 - 1
Berkshire +20 1 £500 +70.94% 6
Hampshire +3 1 £288 -7.55% 3
Birmingham -2 1 £550 +57.14% 3
West Sussex - 1 £325 -
East Sussex - 1 £300 - 4
Surrey - 1 - - 6
Walsall - 1 £325 -
Leeds - 1 £325 - 2
Slough - 1 £500 - 1

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sage 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.

1 48 (48.00%) Finance
2 43 (43.00%) ERP
3 33 (33.00%) Advertising
4 24 (24.00%) Sage 200
5 22 (22.00%) Sage X3
6 21 (21.00%) Manufacturing
7 13 (13.00%) SQL
8 12 (12.00%) Business Analysis
9 11 (11.00%) CRM
9 11 (11.00%) Migration
10 10 (10.00%) Oracle
10 10 (10.00%) SQL Server
10 10 (10.00%) SAP
10 10 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (9.00%) Microsoft
11 9 (9.00%) Crystal Reports
11 9 (9.00%) NetSuite
12 8 (8.00%) C#
12 8 (8.00%) E-Commerce
12 8 (8.00%) Unit4 Business World
13 7 (7.00%) Project Management
13 7 (7.00%) Sage 50
13 7 (7.00%) Sage CRM
13 7 (7.00%) Dynamics AX
14 6 (6.00%) Dynamics NAV
14 6 (6.00%) ACCA
14 6 (6.00%) ISEB
14 6 (6.00%) SharePoint
14 6 (6.00%) .NET
14 6 (6.00%) CIMA

Sage
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 6 (6.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.00%) WordPress
4 1 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.00%) MS Project
3 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (24.00%) Sage 200
2 22 (22.00%) Sage X3
3 9 (9.00%) NetSuite
4 8 (8.00%) Unit4 Business World
5 7 (7.00%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (7.00%) Sage 50
5 7 (7.00%) Sage CRM
6 6 (6.00%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (5.00%) Sage 1000
8 2 (2.00%) SAP Business One
9 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (1.00%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (1.00%) Line 50
9 1 (1.00%) Line 500
9 1 (1.00%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (1.00%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (1.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (1.00%) Sage BI
9 1 (1.00%) Sage MMS
9 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (2.00%) SaaS
4 1 (1.00%) Office 365
4 1 (1.00%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.00%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.00%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (3.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (3.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.00%) Power BI
4 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.00%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Bower
1 2 (2.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.00%) Grunt
1 2 (2.00%) gulp
1 2 (2.00%) Subversion
1 2 (2.00%) Vagrant
1 2 (2.00%) webpack
2 1 (1.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (48.00%) Finance
2 33 (33.00%) Advertising
3 21 (21.00%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.00%) Billing
6 2 (2.00%) Marketing
7 1 (1.00%) Back Office
7 1 (1.00%) Electronics
7 1 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (28.00%) Analyst
2 24 (24.00%) Business Analyst
3 21 (21.00%) Consultant
4 20 (20.00%) Sage Consultant
5 16 (16.00%) Developer
6 12 (12.00%) Project Manager
7 9 (9.00%) ERP Analyst
8 8 (8.00%) ERP Business Analyst
8 8 (8.00%) Sage 200 Consultant
9 7 (7.00%) Financial Analyst
10 6 (6.00%) CRM Consultant
10 6 (6.00%) Finance Business Analyst
11 5 (5.00%) Accountant
11 5 (5.00%) Architect
11 5 (5.00%) Sage CRM Consultant
12 4 (4.00%) C# Developer
12 4 (4.00%) Data Architect
12 4 (4.00%) Sage 500 Consultant
12 4 (4.00%) Software Analyst
12 4 (4.00%) Systems Accountant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.00%) .NET
2 4 (4.00%) Web Services
3 3 (3.00%) JSON
3 3 (3.00%) XML
4 2 (2.00%) Ajax
4 2 (2.00%) CSS
4 2 (2.00%) HTML
4 2 (2.00%) jQuery
4 2 (2.00%) RESTful
4 2 (2.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.00%) Middleware
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.00%) REST
5 1 (1.00%) SOAP
5 1 (1.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.00%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.00%) Blog
3 1 (1.00%) APACS
3 1 (1.00%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (1.00%) EFT
3 1 (1.00%) EFTPOS
3 1 (1.00%) EMV
3 1 (1.00%) EPoS
3 1 (1.00%) PMI
3 1 (1.00%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (43.00%) ERP
2 12 (12.00%) Business Analysis
3 11 (11.00%) CRM
3 11 (11.00%) Migration
4 8 (8.00%) E-Commerce
5 7 (7.00%) Project Management
6 5 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (5.00%) Document Management
6 5 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (3.00%) Data Architecture
7 3 (3.00%) Data Integration
7 3 (3.00%) DevOps
7 3 (3.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (3.00%) Workflow
8 2 (2.00%) ETL
8 2 (2.00%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.00%) SDLC
8 2 (2.00%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.00%) SQL
2 8 (8.00%) C#
3 3 (3.00%) Java
3 3 (3.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.00%) Delphi
4 2 (2.00%) PHP
4 2 (2.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (6.00%) ACCA
1 6 (6.00%) CIMA
1 6 (6.00%) ISEB
2 5 (5.00%) AAT
3 3 (3.00%) Degree
3 3 (3.00%) IIBA
3 3 (3.00%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.00%) PMP
5 1 (1.00%) APMP
5 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.00%) MCSD
5 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.00%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 2 (2.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (10.00%) Oracle
1 10 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
1 10 (10.00%) SAP
2 9 (9.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.00%) JD Edwards
4 4 (4.00%) Epicor
4 4 (4.00%) Infor
4 4 (4.00%) Workday
4 4 (4.00%) Zuora
5 2 (2.00%) Adobe
6 1 (1.00%) CODA
6 1 (1.00%) Elavon
6 1 (1.00%) Ingenico
6 1 (1.00%) JDA
6 1 (1.00%) Logi Analytics
6 1 (1.00%) Magma
6 1 (1.00%) Pegasus
6 1 (1.00%) Progress
6 1 (1.00%) Sun
6 1 (1.00%) WorldPay
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