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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sage
Rank 554 541 490
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -51
Contract jobs citing Sage 53 41 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.078% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.17% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 27 31
Average daily rate
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£375 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £460 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £365
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £11.30 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.30 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -19.28%

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
24357 23653 22103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.97% 44.93% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14074 13450 11763
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £222 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1123 1058 1214
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -15 49 £363 +9.84% 94
London 0 17 £338 -10.00% 16
South East -3 13 £375 +36.36% 16
Berkshire 0 7 £275 - 3
West Midlands -3 7 £420 - 8
City of London +11 5 £293 -2.66% 5
East Midlands -10 5 £388 +29.16% 4
Slough - 5 £145 -
Yorkshire -12 4 £338 - 6
Staffordshire - 4 - - 1
Wales +9 3 £400 - 5
South Wales +6 3 £400 - 5
Tamworth - 3 - - 1
Derbyshire - 3 £400 - 2
Derby - 3 £400 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £300 - 4
Rotherham - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £550 - 3
South Yorkshire - 2 - - 3
South West +9 1 £200 -42.85% 5
Reading +9 1 £650 - 3
Hampshire -3 1 - - 4
Scotland -4 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -11 1 - - 1
Leeds -14 1 - -
Manchester -18 1 - - 6
North West -28 1 - - 19
Surrey - 1 £513 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £420 -
Neath Port Talbot - 1 £400 -

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 26 (34.21%) CRM
2 24 (31.58%) Finance
3 20 (26.32%) ERP
4 17 (22.37%) SAP
5 16 (21.05%) SQL
6 15 (19.74%) Microsoft
6 15 (19.74%) Dynamics CRM
7 14 (18.42%) Migration
8 12 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (13.16%) Oracle
10 9 (11.84%) Data Migration
10 9 (11.84%) Project Management
10 9 (11.84%) ETL
11 8 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (10.53%) Sage 200
11 8 (10.53%) Sage CRM
12 7 (9.21%) Business Analysis
12 7 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
12 7 (9.21%) SAP CRM
13 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2
13 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
13 6 (7.89%) Sage 1000
14 5 (6.58%) NetSuite
14 5 (6.58%) Advertising
14 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (6.58%) Windows
14 5 (6.58%) Crystal Reports

Sage
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (6.58%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.63%) NetWeaver
3 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.32%) Lync
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.32%) IIS
4 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.95%) MS Office
3 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (19.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (10.53%) Sage 200
2 8 (10.53%) Sage CRM
3 7 (9.21%) SAP CRM
4 6 (7.89%) Sage 1000
5 5 (6.58%) Sage ERP X3
6 4 (5.26%) CODA-Financials
6 4 (5.26%) GoldMine
6 4 (5.26%) Line 500
7 3 (3.95%) Agresso
8 2 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (2.63%) Line 50
9 1 (1.32%) Infor CRM
9 1 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (1.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (1.32%) Sage 50
9 1 (1.32%) Magento
9 1 (1.32%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 1 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) Sage Pay
2 2 (2.63%) Office 365
3 1 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.32%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.32%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.32%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) ATM
2 3 (3.95%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.63%) MPLS
4 1 (1.32%) LAN
4 1 (1.32%) WAN
4 1 (1.32%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (6.58%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.95%) MS Access
5 2 (2.63%) OLAP
5 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.63%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.32%) QlikView
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.32%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) JIRA
1 1 (1.32%) Subversion
1 1 (1.32%) Maven
1 1 (1.32%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (31.58%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Advertising
3 4 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.26%) Marketing
4 3 (3.95%) Retail
4 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.63%) Electronics
5 2 (2.63%) Billing
6 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (19.74%) Project Manager
1 15 (19.74%) Analyst
2 13 (17.11%) Consultant
3 10 (13.16%) Developer
3 10 (13.16%) Sage Consultant
4 6 (7.89%) Architect
4 6 (7.89%) Business Analyst
5 4 (5.26%) Technical Architect
5 4 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (3.95%) CRM Manager
6 3 (3.95%) CRM Project Manager
7 2 (2.63%) Support Consultant
7 2 (2.63%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (2.63%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (2.63%) Finance Systems Manager
7 2 (2.63%) Systems Manager
7 2 (2.63%) Support Analyst
7 2 (2.63%) Test Analyst
7 2 (2.63%) Tester
7 2 (2.63%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) Middleware
1 2 (2.63%) CSS
1 2 (2.63%) Web Services
1 2 (2.63%) HTML
1 2 (2.63%) .NET
1 2 (2.63%) MDX
2 1 (1.32%) jQuery
2 1 (1.32%) WCF
2 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) APACS
2 4 (5.26%) EPoS
2 4 (5.26%) EMV
2 4 (5.26%) Chip and PIN
2 4 (5.26%) EFT
3 2 (2.63%) DTV
3 2 (2.63%) Smartcard
3 2 (2.63%) EFTPOS
3 2 (2.63%) FMCG
4 1 (1.32%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.32%) User Experience
4 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.32%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.32%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.58%) Windows
2 3 (3.95%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.63%) Linux
3 2 (2.63%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.63%) Windows CE
3 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.63%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.32%) CentOS
4 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.21%) CRM
2 20 (26.32%) ERP
3 14 (18.42%) Migration
4 12 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (11.84%) Data Migration
5 9 (11.84%) Project Management
5 9 (11.84%) ETL
6 7 (9.21%) Business Analysis
6 7 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (5.26%) EAI
9 4 (5.26%) SOA
9 4 (5.26%) Data Transformation
9 4 (5.26%) Data Mapping
10 3 (3.95%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (3.95%) E-Commerce
11 2 (2.63%) MVC
11 2 (2.63%) Scrum
11 2 (2.63%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (3.95%) C#
3 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.63%) VBA
4 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.32%) Perl
4 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.95%) ACCA
2 3 (3.95%) CIMA
3 1 (1.32%) Degree
3 1 (1.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) ISO 8583
2 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (22.37%) SAP
2 15 (19.74%) Microsoft
3 10 (13.16%) Oracle
4 8 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (6.58%) NetSuite
5 5 (6.58%) CODA
6 4 (5.26%) WorldPay
6 4 (5.26%) Elavon
6 4 (5.26%) Ingenico
6 4 (5.26%) VocaLink
6 4 (5.26%) TSYS
6 4 (5.26%) VeriFone
6 4 (5.26%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 3 (3.95%) Ceridian
8 2 (2.63%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (2.63%) Siebel
8 2 (2.63%) Hyperion
8 2 (2.63%) HP
8 2 (2.63%) JD Edwards
8 2 (2.63%) MicroStrategy
England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £14.00 - £20.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Suffolk
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Gloucestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + Travel expenses
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 27 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 27 days ago