The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage
Rank 548 490 553
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +63
Contract jobs citing Sage 40 73 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.14% 0.062%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.30% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 43 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £154 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £260
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +25.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.00 £66.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -80.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.70 £27.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.00 £105.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £66.50
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -80.45%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25024 24051 26881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 47.04% 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13872 13054 13605
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1195 1394
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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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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 -61 38 £350 +7.69% 74
South East -13 12 £300 -32.39% 21
London +5 10 £325 -7.07% 12
Crawley - 7 £300 -
West Sussex - 7 £300 - 2
North West -6 6 £425 +55.96% 5
East of England -16 6 £320 - 5
Hampshire -4 4 £275 - 4
Manchester -14 4 £425 +54.54% 2
City of London +10 3 £220 -41.26% 3
Hertfordshire -3 3 £245 -23.43%
Peterborough - 3 £450 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £450 - 2
Cheshire - 2 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £245 -
West Yorkshire 0 1 £350 +197.87%
Yorkshire 0 1 £350 +12.00% 3
Surrey -3 1 £375 - 1
Leeds -6 1 £350 +197.87%
West Midlands -19 1 £425 -1.44% 3
South West -21 1 - - 9
Warwickshire - 1 £425 -
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Warwick - 1 £425 -
Bournemouth - 1 - - 1
Bradford - - - -
Braintree - - - - 1
Brighton - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 4
Burnley - - - -

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 29 (36.25%) SQL
2 27 (33.75%) Finance
3 24 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 17 (21.25%) SQL Server
5 16 (20.00%) CRM
5 16 (20.00%) Migration
6 14 (17.50%) MS Excel
7 13 (16.25%) Windows
7 13 (16.25%) ERP
8 12 (15.00%) Oracle
9 11 (13.75%) Spreadsheet
10 10 (12.50%) VBA
11 9 (11.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (10.00%) Oracle General Ledger
12 8 (10.00%) Windows 7
12 8 (10.00%) Oracle Payables
12 8 (10.00%) Oracle Receivables
12 8 (10.00%) Marketing
12 8 (10.00%) Data Migration
12 8 (10.00%) T-SQL
12 8 (10.00%) MS Office
13 7 (8.75%) MS Exchange
13 7 (8.75%) VPN
13 7 (8.75%) Email Marketing
13 7 (8.75%) Sage 200
13 7 (8.75%) Zoho
14 6 (7.50%) Oracle EBS R12
14 6 (7.50%) Data Architecture
14 6 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010

Sage
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 7 (8.75%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (17.50%) MS Excel
2 11 (13.75%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (10.00%) MS Office
4 1 (1.25%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 8 (10.00%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (10.00%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (8.75%) Sage 200
3 6 (7.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (7.50%) Oracle Assets
3 6 (7.50%) Oracle 11i
3 6 (7.50%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (7.50%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (6.25%) Line 500
5 3 (3.75%) ResourceLink
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (1.25%) BASE24
7 1 (1.25%) Agresso
7 1 (1.25%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (1.25%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (1.25%) Sage 1000
7 1 (1.25%) Magento
7 1 (1.25%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) VPN
2 5 (6.25%) Firewall
2 5 (6.25%) Intranet
2 5 (6.25%) WAN
3 4 (5.00%) IP Telephony
3 4 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.00%) 3G
4 2 (2.50%) ATM
4 2 (2.50%) DNS
4 2 (2.50%) DHCP
4 2 (2.50%) LAN
5 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.25%) VoIP
5 1 (1.25%) Broadband
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database
3 6 (7.50%) MS Access
4 5 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.25%) MySQL
7 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Toad
General
1 27 (33.75%) Finance
2 8 (10.00%) Marketing
3 6 (7.50%) General Ledger
4 4 (5.00%) Retail
5 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.75%) Advertising
5 3 (3.75%) Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Publishing
6 1 (1.25%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (35.00%) Developer
2 22 (27.50%) Analyst
3 9 (11.25%) Project Manager
3 9 (11.25%) CRM Developer
4 8 (10.00%) Consultant
5 6 (7.50%) Sage Consultant
5 6 (7.50%) Systems Developer
6 5 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Developer Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Database Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Technical Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Database Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Technical Support
8 3 (3.75%) Technical Project Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.75%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) ERP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) ADO
2 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.50%) .NET
2 2 (2.50%) HTML
3 1 (1.25%) J2EE
3 1 (1.25%) JSP
3 1 (1.25%) SOAP
3 1 (1.25%) Web Services
3 1 (1.25%) XML
3 1 (1.25%) JSF
3 1 (1.25%) WCF
3 1 (1.25%) Mason
3 1 (1.25%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Data Extraction
1 6 (7.50%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.50%) EPoS
2 2 (2.50%) EMV
2 2 (2.50%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (2.50%) EFT
2 2 (2.50%) EFTPOS
2 2 (2.50%) APACS
2 2 (2.50%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.25%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.25%) Tandem
3 1 (1.25%) iPhone
3 1 (1.25%) iPad
3 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.25%) Windows
2 9 (11.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.50%) Linux
6 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.25%) Android
6 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.00%) CRM
1 16 (20.00%) Migration
2 13 (16.25%) ERP
3 8 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 7 (8.75%) Email Marketing
5 6 (7.50%) Data Architecture
5 6 (7.50%) Data Cleansing
5 6 (7.50%) Data Mapping
5 6 (7.50%) Project Management
6 4 (5.00%) Project Planning
6 4 (5.00%) Change Management
6 4 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.75%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (3.75%) Business Process Mapping
8 2 (2.50%) Test Scripting
8 2 (2.50%) Software Testing
8 2 (2.50%) Document Management
8 2 (2.50%) Business Analysis
8 2 (2.50%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 29 (36.25%) SQL
2 10 (12.50%) VBA
3 8 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 6 (7.50%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.50%) C#
5 2 (2.50%) Java
5 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.25%) C++
6 1 (1.25%) Delphi
6 1 (1.25%) VB
6 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.25%) C
6 1 (1.25%) VB6
6 1 (1.25%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 2 (2.50%) ISTQB
1 2 (2.50%) Degree
1 2 (2.50%) ISEB
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (2.50%) MCSE
1 2 (2.50%) MCP
2 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) ISO 8583
1 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.25%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.00%) Oracle
3 7 (8.75%) Zoho
4 6 (7.50%) Cisco
5 4 (5.00%) Siemens
6 3 (3.75%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.75%) SAP
6 3 (3.75%) NetSuite
6 3 (3.75%) Northgate
7 2 (2.50%) TSYS
7 2 (2.50%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 2 (2.50%) Citrix
7 2 (2.50%) Avaya
7 2 (2.50%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (2.50%) VMware
7 2 (2.50%) Sophos
8 1 (1.25%) Symantec
8 1 (1.25%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.25%) Fidessa
8 1 (1.25%) Dell
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