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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage
Rank 580 526 561
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +35
Contract jobs citing Sage 32 60 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.11% 0.075%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.24% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 39 12
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£375 £351 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% +50.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £150 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £215
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +74.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £31.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.80% +64.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.15 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £42.80 £19.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £31.25 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-56.80% +62.33%

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
26411 24620 26895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.85% 46.66% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14970 13786 13658
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1179 1110 1356
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 -36 29 £375 +7.14% 96
London +3 14 £500 +53.84% 22
South East +4 4 £363 -17.14% 19
West Midlands -17 3 £325 -17.46% 6
East of England -22 3 £343 -5.51% 7
City of London +21 2 £140 -54.83% 3
Cambridgeshire +5 2 £343 -23.88% 1
North West -13 2 - - 9
Manchester -15 2 - - 3
Peterborough - 2 £343 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £350 - 2
West Yorkshire +4 1 £350 +268.42% 9
East Midlands 0 1 £375 -25.00% 9
Yorkshire -1 1 £350 +268.42% 11
Leeds -1 1 £350 +268.42% 2
Coventry -4 1 £325 +13.04% 2
Scotland -13 1 £155 -
Hertfordshire -24 1 - - 4
South West -44 1 - - 6
Staffordshire - 1 £290 - 1
Hampshire - 1 £400 - 3
Surrey - 1 £375 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £155 -
Egham - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Fareham - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (38.67%) SQL
2 26 (34.67%) Finance
3 23 (30.67%) Microsoft
4 19 (25.33%) CRM
5 15 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 15 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 15 (20.00%) Migration
6 14 (18.67%) Oracle
6 14 (18.67%) Marketing
7 12 (16.00%) Windows
7 12 (16.00%) ERP
8 10 (13.33%) Oracle General Ledger
9 9 (12.00%) Oracle Payables
9 9 (12.00%) Oracle Receivables
9 9 (12.00%) Data Migration
9 9 (12.00%) Data Mapping
9 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (12.00%) VBA
10 8 (10.67%) PL/SQL
10 8 (10.67%) Toad
10 8 (10.67%) MS Access
10 8 (10.67%) MS Exchange
10 8 (10.67%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (10.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (10.67%) Data Cleansing
10 8 (10.67%) Data Extraction
10 8 (10.67%) Oracle EBS R12
10 8 (10.67%) Spreadsheet
10 8 (10.67%) Windows 7
10 8 (10.67%) Oracle Database

Sage
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (10.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.33%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.67%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (9.33%) MS Office
4 1 (1.33%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (13.33%) Oracle General Ledger
2 9 (12.00%) Oracle Payables
2 9 (12.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (10.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (9.33%) Oracle Assets
4 7 (9.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (9.33%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (9.33%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (9.33%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (4.00%) Sage 200
5 3 (4.00%) Sage 1000
5 3 (4.00%) Line 500
5 3 (4.00%) ResourceLink
6 2 (2.67%) Agresso
6 2 (2.67%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (1.33%) Sage 300 ERP
7 1 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (1.33%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.33%) VPN
2 5 (6.67%) Intranet
2 5 (6.67%) Firewall
3 4 (5.33%) 3G
3 4 (5.33%) IP Telephony
4 3 (4.00%) DNS
4 3 (4.00%) WAN
4 3 (4.00%) DHCP
4 3 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.33%) Broadband
5 1 (1.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.67%) MS Access
2 8 (10.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (10.67%) Oracle Database
3 5 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.67%) MySQL
7 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 8 (10.67%) Toad
General
1 26 (34.67%) Finance
2 14 (18.67%) Marketing
3 7 (9.33%) General Ledger
4 3 (4.00%) Banking
4 3 (4.00%) Advertising
5 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.67%) Retail
6 1 (1.33%) Private Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Publishing
6 1 (1.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (36.00%) Developer
2 22 (29.33%) Analyst
3 12 (16.00%) CRM Developer
4 8 (10.67%) Consultant
5 6 (8.00%) Architect
5 6 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.00%) Business Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) Systems Developer
5 6 (8.00%) CRM Architect
6 5 (6.67%) Sage Consultant
6 5 (6.67%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Technical Support
8 3 (4.00%) Technical Project Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.00%) Technical Support Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) .NET
2 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.33%) Visualforce
3 1 (1.33%) JSF
3 1 (1.33%) WCF
3 1 (1.33%) Mason
3 1 (1.33%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.33%) HTML
3 1 (1.33%) J2EE
3 1 (1.33%) JSP
3 1 (1.33%) SOAP
3 1 (1.33%) Web Services
3 1 (1.33%) XML
3 1 (1.33%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Data Extraction
2 5 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.33%) iPhone
4 1 (1.33%) iPad
4 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.00%) Windows
2 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.67%) Linux
6 1 (1.33%) Android
6 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.33%) CRM
2 15 (20.00%) Migration
3 12 (16.00%) ERP
4 9 (12.00%) Data Migration
4 9 (12.00%) Data Mapping
5 8 (10.67%) Data Cleansing
6 7 (9.33%) Email Marketing
7 6 (8.00%) E-Commerce
7 6 (8.00%) Data Architecture
7 6 (8.00%) Analytics
8 4 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.33%) Business Analysis
9 3 (4.00%) Business Process Mapping
9 3 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (2.67%) ETL
10 2 (2.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (2.67%) Test Scripting
10 2 (2.67%) BPMN
10 2 (2.67%) Project Planning
10 2 (2.67%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (38.67%) SQL
2 9 (12.00%) VBA
3 8 (10.67%) PL/SQL
4 5 (6.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.67%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.67%) C#
6 1 (1.33%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.33%) VB6
6 1 (1.33%) Java
6 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.33%) VB
6 1 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (2.67%) MCSE
1 2 (2.67%) ISEB
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (2.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (30.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (18.67%) Oracle
3 8 (10.67%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (9.33%) Zoho
5 5 (6.67%) Cisco
6 4 (5.33%) Siemens
7 3 (4.00%) Northgate
7 3 (4.00%) SAP
8 2 (2.67%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (2.67%) CODA
8 2 (2.67%) Sun
8 2 (2.67%) Citrix
8 2 (2.67%) Avaya
8 2 (2.67%) NetSuite
9 1 (1.33%) Tableau
9 1 (1.33%) Draytek
9 1 (1.33%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.33%) Symantec
9 1 (1.33%) Sophos
9 1 (1.33%) VMware
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