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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sage
Rank 560 557 501
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -56
Contract jobs citing Sage 29 31 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.058% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.13% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 28
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £234 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £460 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £380
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £11.30 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.30 £18.40
% change year-on-year
- -38.58%

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
24903 24255 21715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.32% 45.52% 46.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 14217 13367 11566
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1069 1060 1196
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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
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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 -8 27 £400 +33.33% 103
South East -20 10 £425 - 13
London +7 7 £450 +99.55% 26
Berkshire +4 5 £275 - 3
South West -3 3 £353 - 11
West Midlands -8 3 £425 +77.08% 9
Yorkshire -7 2 £334 - 7
Oxfordshire - 2 £550 - 1
Bristol - 2 £353 - 2
City of London +14 1 - - 5
South Wales +5 1 £400 -
Reading -1 1 £650 - 3
Burton-upon-Trent -4 1 £425 +77.08%
East Midlands -5 1 £375 +25.00% 9
Staffordshire -7 1 £425 +77.08% 1
Wales -7 1 £400 -
Scotland -8 1 - - 2
Manchester -10 1 - - 4
North West -17 1 - - 13
Birmingham - 1 £450 - 5
Cardiff - 1 £400 -
Surrey - 1 £513 -
East Sussex - 1 £375 - 2
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 3
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - - 2
Nottinghamshire - - - - 3
Shropshire - - - -

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 25 (41.67%) CRM
2 18 (30.00%) SQL
3 14 (23.33%) SAP
3 14 (23.33%) Finance
4 13 (21.67%) Microsoft
5 11 (18.33%) ERP
6 10 (16.67%) Sage CRM
7 9 (15.00%) Oracle
8 8 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (11.67%) Marketing
9 7 (11.67%) VBA
9 7 (11.67%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
10 6 (10.00%) SharePoint
10 6 (10.00%) Analytics
10 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (8.33%) Sage 200
11 5 (8.33%) SAP CRM
11 5 (8.33%) NetSuite
11 5 (8.33%) Project Management
11 5 (8.33%) Migration
11 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2
11 5 (8.33%) MS Access
11 5 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (6.67%) MS Office
12 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
12 4 (6.67%) MS Exchange
12 4 (6.67%) EAI
12 4 (6.67%) SOA

Sage
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 6 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.33%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS Office
1 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (16.67%) Sage CRM
2 8 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (8.33%) SAP CRM
3 5 (8.33%) Sage 200
4 4 (6.67%) GoldMine
4 4 (6.67%) Sage 1000
5 3 (5.00%) Sage ERP X3
6 2 (3.33%) Google Analytics
6 2 (3.33%) Agresso
6 2 (3.33%) CODA-Financials
6 2 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (1.67%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (1.67%) Maximo
7 1 (1.67%) SAP Business One
7 1 (1.67%) Line 500
7 1 (1.67%) Sage 300 ERP
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (1.67%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
1 1 (1.67%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) ATM
2 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.67%) VPN
3 1 (1.67%) Intranet
3 1 (1.67%) 3G
3 1 (1.67%) MPLS
3 1 (1.67%) Firewall
3 1 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.67%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (8.33%) MS Access
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.33%) OLAP
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.33%) MySQL
4 2 (3.33%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.67%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Subversion
1 1 (1.67%) Maven
General
1 14 (23.33%) Finance
2 7 (11.67%) Marketing
3 4 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.33%) Advertising
4 2 (3.33%) Electronics
4 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.67%) Legal
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
5 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (23.33%) Analyst
2 12 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 10 (16.67%) Consultant
4 8 (13.33%) MI Analyst
4 8 (13.33%) Sage Consultant
5 6 (10.00%) Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.00%) CRM Project Manager
7 3 (5.00%) CRM Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Finance Project Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.33%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Tester
8 2 (3.33%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Finance Systems Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Systems Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) .NET
2 2 (3.33%) HTML
2 2 (3.33%) CSS
2 2 (3.33%) Web Services
2 2 (3.33%) MDX
3 1 (1.67%) WCF
3 1 (1.67%) jQuery
3 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (1.67%) Middleware
3 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.00%) APACS
2 3 (5.00%) EPoS
2 3 (5.00%) EMV
2 3 (5.00%) Chip and PIN
2 3 (5.00%) EFT
3 2 (3.33%) Statistics
3 2 (3.33%) DTV
4 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.67%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.67%) FMCG
4 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.67%) EFTPOS
4 1 (1.67%) NHS
4 1 (1.67%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Windows
1 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.67%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (41.67%) CRM
2 11 (18.33%) ERP
3 6 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (10.00%) Analytics
4 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 5 (8.33%) Project Management
4 5 (8.33%) Migration
5 4 (6.67%) EAI
5 4 (6.67%) SOA
5 4 (6.67%) ETL
5 4 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 3 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.00%) Campaign Analysis
7 2 (3.33%) MVC
7 2 (3.33%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.33%) ITIL
7 2 (3.33%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.00%) SQL
2 7 (11.67%) VBA
3 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.33%) C#
3 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.67%) Perl
4 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.67%) ACCA
2 1 (1.67%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (23.33%) SAP
2 13 (21.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (15.00%) Oracle
4 7 (11.67%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (8.33%) NetSuite
6 3 (5.00%) Ceridian
6 3 (5.00%) CODA
6 3 (5.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 3 (5.00%) VocaLink
6 3 (5.00%) TSYS
6 3 (5.00%) VeriFone
6 3 (5.00%) Citrix
7 2 (3.33%) Avaya
7 2 (3.33%) VMware
7 2 (3.33%) Mitel
7 2 (3.33%) Google
7 2 (3.33%) Siebel
7 2 (3.33%) Siemens
7 2 (3.33%) RedPrairie
8 1 (1.67%) ProCurve
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