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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 12 February 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.

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

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sage
Rank 580 587 555
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -32
Contract jobs citing Sage 46 25 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.048% 0.066%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 19 22
Average daily rate £350 £400 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +63.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £400 £240
% change year-on-year
-14.06% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00

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
22062 23715 22622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.89% 45.79% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13130 13749 12420
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 1006 988
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Sage
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sage within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 12 February 2016.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +24 41 £350 +11.11% 112
London +22 17 £388 -22.50% 37
South East +21 8 £297 -30.11% 13
South West +8 4 £375 +22.95% 12
Hampshire - 4 £311 - 2
City of London +37 3 £525 - 4
Wales -15 3 £315 -21.25%
North West -16 3 £413 - 18
North East - 3 £375 - 4
Stockton-on-Tees - 3 £375 -
Berkshire - 3 £281 - 3
Durham - 3 £375 - 2
Manchester -14 2 £450 - 12
Yorkshire -21 2 £288 -8.00% 5
West Wales - 2 £326 -
East of England - 2 £325 - 6
Gloucestershire - 2 £300 - 2
Carmarthenshire - 2 £326 -
Bolton -5 1 - -
Cardiff -9 1 £270 -32.50%
West Yorkshire -11 1 £225 -28.00% 3
Leeds -12 1 £225 -28.00% 2
West Midlands -14 1 £350 +27.27% 6
South Wales -19 1 £270 -32.50%
Merseyside - 1 £375 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £350 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Somerset - 1 - - 2
Essex - 1 - - 1
Colchester - 1 - - 1

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Sage 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 Sage.

1 48 (44.04%) ERP
2 40 (36.70%) Finance
3 30 (27.52%) CRM
4 27 (24.77%) SQL
5 24 (22.02%) Advertising
6 23 (21.10%) Sage X3
7 18 (16.51%) Microsoft
8 16 (14.68%) Manufacturing
9 15 (13.76%) Migration
9 15 (13.76%) Windows
10 14 (12.84%) Crystal Reports
11 13 (11.93%) SQL Server
11 13 (11.93%) SharePoint
11 13 (11.93%) Sage 200
11 13 (11.93%) Sage CRM
12 10 (9.17%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (9.17%) Cisco
13 9 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (8.26%) Windows Server
14 8 (7.34%) Office 365
14 8 (7.34%) Dynamics AX
14 8 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (7.34%) XML
14 8 (7.34%) Java
15 7 (6.42%) SAP
15 7 (6.42%) ITIL
15 7 (6.42%) Project Management
15 7 (6.42%) Windows 7
15 7 (6.42%) SaaS

Sage
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Sage 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 Sage. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (11.93%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.59%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.59%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.67%) IIS
3 4 (3.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (5.50%) MS Office
2 4 (3.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 23 (21.10%) Sage X3
2 13 (11.93%) Sage 200
2 13 (11.93%) Sage CRM
3 8 (7.34%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (5.50%) Sage 1000
5 5 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (4.59%) Line 500
5 5 (4.59%) Sage 50
6 4 (3.67%) Teamcenter
7 3 (2.75%) CODA-Financials
7 3 (2.75%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (2.75%) Sage 300 ERP
8 2 (1.83%) Infor CRM
9 1 (0.92%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.92%) HFM
9 1 (0.92%) Lawson
9 1 (0.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.92%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.34%) Office 365
2 7 (6.42%) SaaS
3 6 (5.50%) IaaS
3 6 (5.50%) PaaS
4 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.92%) FinancialForce.com
5 1 (0.92%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.92%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.50%) Firewall
1 6 (5.50%) VPN
2 5 (4.59%) SAN
3 3 (2.75%) DHCP
3 3 (2.75%) DNS
3 3 (2.75%) WAN
4 2 (1.83%) 3G
4 2 (1.83%) Intranet
4 2 (1.83%) IP Telephony
4 2 (1.83%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.92%) ATM
5 1 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.92%) LAN
5 1 (0.92%) MPLS
5 1 (0.92%) Skype
5 1 (0.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.84%) Crystal Reports
2 13 (11.93%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (3.67%) MS Access
4 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.75%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.92%) Big Data
7 1 (0.92%) Essbase
7 1 (0.92%) Informix
7 1 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.92%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (0.92%) JIRA
1 1 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
General
1 40 (36.70%) Finance
2 24 (22.02%) Advertising
3 16 (14.68%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.75%) Marketing
4 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.83%) Billing
5 2 (1.83%) Legal
5 2 (1.83%) Retail
6 1 (0.92%) Electronics
6 1 (0.92%) French Language
6 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (32.11%) Consultant
2 32 (29.36%) Sage Consultant
3 22 (20.18%) Developer
4 21 (19.27%) Analyst
5 10 (9.17%) CRM Consultant
5 10 (9.17%) ERP Consultant
5 10 (9.17%) Sage CRM Consultant
6 7 (6.42%) Architect
6 7 (6.42%) Business Analyst
6 7 (6.42%) Implementation Consultant
7 6 (5.50%) CRM Developer
7 6 (5.50%) Sage CRM Developer
7 6 (5.50%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (4.59%) Enterprise Architect
8 5 (4.59%) ERP Developer
8 5 (4.59%) Financial Analyst
8 5 (4.59%) Salesforce.com Architect
8 5 (4.59%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Programmer
9 4 (3.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.34%) XML
2 5 (4.59%) ODBC
3 4 (3.67%) HTML
3 4 (3.67%) Web Services
4 3 (2.75%) .NET
4 3 (2.75%) CSS
4 3 (2.75%) Spring
5 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.92%) Velocity
5 1 (0.92%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.83%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.83%) Handset
4 1 (0.92%) APACS
4 1 (0.92%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (0.92%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.92%) EFT
4 1 (0.92%) EMC VNX
4 1 (0.92%) EMV
4 1 (0.92%) EPoS
4 1 (0.92%) FMCG
4 1 (0.92%) Replication
4 1 (0.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.76%) Windows
2 9 (8.26%) Windows Server
2 9 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (6.42%) Windows 7
3 7 (6.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.75%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (44.04%) ERP
2 30 (27.52%) CRM
3 15 (13.76%) Migration
4 8 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (6.42%) Data Migration
5 7 (6.42%) ITIL
5 7 (6.42%) Project Management
6 6 (5.50%) TOGAF
7 5 (4.59%) Procure-to-pay
8 4 (3.67%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (3.67%) High Availability
8 4 (3.67%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.67%) Software Engineering
9 3 (2.75%) Change Management
9 3 (2.75%) ETL
9 3 (2.75%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (2.75%) PLM
9 3 (2.75%) Software Testing
9 3 (2.75%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (24.77%) SQL
2 8 (7.34%) Java
3 2 (1.83%) C#
3 2 (1.83%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.83%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (4.59%) Degree
1 5 (4.59%) MCP
2 4 (3.67%) MCDBA
2 4 (3.67%) MCSE
2 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.83%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) ACCA
4 1 (0.92%) CIMA
4 1 (0.92%) ISEB
4 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.92%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (5.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (1.83%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (1.83%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (1.83%) SCCM
1 2 (1.83%) WSUS
2 1 (0.92%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 18 (16.51%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.17%) Cisco
2 10 (9.17%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (6.42%) SAP
4 6 (5.50%) Siemens
5 5 (4.59%) Oracle
5 5 (4.59%) VMware
6 4 (3.67%) Veeam
7 3 (2.75%) CODA
7 3 (2.75%) NetSuite
7 3 (2.75%) Sun
8 2 (1.83%) Avaya
9 1 (0.92%) Ceridian
9 1 (0.92%) CommVault
9 1 (0.92%) EMC
9 1 (0.92%) Epicor
9 1 (0.92%) HP
9 1 (0.92%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.92%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.92%) PeopleSoft
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