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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 24 July 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sage
Rank 577 591 563
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -28
Contract jobs citing Sage 66 55 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.097% 0.075%
As % of the Vendors category 0.27% 0.22% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 38 28
Median daily rate £350 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £221 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £491 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £340
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% -20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-20.58% +54.54%

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
24318 25098 23933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.94% 44.07% 45.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 14876 14729 13223
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 804 1084 1053
Median hourly rate £19.61 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.94% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

Sage
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Sage as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 61 £338 -15.62% 157
London +3 22 £295 -15.71% 35
South East +6 18 £338 -28.94% 31
Hampshire +7 8 £338 -15.62% 9
Yorkshire +3 6 £425 +6.25% 10
Basingstoke - 5 £338 -
East of England +20 4 £363 -19.44% 6
Berkshire +6 4 £463 -7.50% 12
North West -2 4 £423 - 23
City of London +42 3 £265 -29.33% 1
West Yorkshire +3 3 £500 - 6
West Midlands -28 3 £400 -4.76% 16
Surrey - 3 £175 - 2
Wales +14 2 £350 +16.66% 3
South Wales +12 2 £350 +16.66% 2
Reading +6 2 - -
East Midlands +1 2 £450 +12.50% 10
Leeds 0 2 - - 3
Manchester -10 2 £410 - 11
Slough - 2 £463 - 2
Essex - 2 £363 -
Cardiff +16 1 £375 +87.50% 1
Hertfordshire +13 1 £575 +27.77% 2
Oxfordshire +7 1 - - 6
Middlesex -2 1 £300 -40.00%
South West -3 1 £213 -33.59% 15
North Yorkshire -4 1 £350 -12.50% 2
Warwick -5 1 - -
Dorset -5 1 £213 -52.77% 2
Warwickshire -6 1 - - 1

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sage also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Sage.

1 34 (34.69%) Finance
2 29 (29.59%) ERP
3 27 (27.55%) CRM
4 24 (24.49%) SQL
5 20 (20.41%) Oracle
5 20 (20.41%) Microsoft
6 17 (17.35%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (17.35%) Advertising
6 17 (17.35%) Dynamics CRM
7 15 (15.31%) SAP
8 14 (14.29%) MS Office
9 12 (12.24%) Sage 200
9 12 (12.24%) Sage X3
10 11 (11.22%) SQL Server
10 11 (11.22%) Windows
10 11 (11.22%) Degree
11 10 (10.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (10.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (10.20%) MS Excel
12 9 (9.18%) SharePoint
12 9 (9.18%) JavaScript
12 9 (9.18%) Manufacturing
13 8 (8.16%) Migration
13 8 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (8.16%) WordPress
13 8 (8.16%) .NET
13 8 (8.16%) Siebel
13 8 (8.16%) Project Management
13 8 (8.16%) Process Improvement
14 7 (7.14%) Analytical Skills

Sage
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (9.18%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.16%) WordPress
3 6 (6.12%) MS Exchange
4 5 (5.10%) Confluence
5 4 (4.08%) IBM Notes
6 3 (3.06%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.04%) CMS
7 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.04%) IBM Domino
7 2 (2.04%) IIS
7 2 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.04%) Umbraco
8 1 (1.02%) Drupal
8 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (14.29%) MS Office
2 10 (10.20%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.10%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (5.10%) Photoshop
4 4 (4.08%) MS Project
5 3 (3.06%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (2.04%) InDesign
7 1 (1.02%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 17 (17.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (12.24%) Sage 200
2 12 (12.24%) Sage X3
3 7 (7.14%) Sage CRM
4 5 (5.10%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 3 (3.06%) Sage 1000
5 3 (3.06%) Sage 300 ERP
5 3 (3.06%) Sage 50
6 2 (2.04%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (2.04%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (2.04%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (1.02%) BASE24
7 1 (1.02%) Magento
7 1 (1.02%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (1.02%) SAP CRM
7 1 (1.02%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (1.02%) Teamcenter
7 1 (1.02%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.12%) SaaS
2 3 (3.06%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 3 (3.06%) Office 365
3 2 (2.04%) Sage Pay
4 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.02%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.02%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) Intranet
1 3 (3.06%) Skype
1 3 (3.06%) Wireless
2 2 (2.04%) VoIP
2 2 (2.04%) VPN
2 2 (2.04%) WAN
3 1 (1.02%) 3G
3 1 (1.02%) ADSL
3 1 (1.02%) ATM
3 1 (1.02%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.02%) Firewall
3 1 (1.02%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.02%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.02%) LAN
3 1 (1.02%) NAS
3 1 (1.02%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.22%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (10.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.06%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.04%) MS Access
6 2 (2.04%) MySQL
6 2 (2.04%) QlikView
6 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.04%) SQLPlus
7 1 (1.02%) Big Data
7 1 (1.02%) DataStage
7 1 (1.02%) FileMaker
7 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 5 (5.10%) JIRA
1 5 (5.10%) Octopus Deploy
1 5 (5.10%) TeamCity
2 4 (4.08%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.08%) Subversion
3 3 (3.06%) Bower
3 3 (3.06%) Grunt
3 3 (3.06%) gulp
3 3 (3.06%) Vagrant
3 3 (3.06%) webpack
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
General
1 34 (34.69%) Finance
2 17 (17.35%) Advertising
3 9 (9.18%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.10%) Marketing
5 4 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.04%) Back Office
6 2 (2.04%) Front Office
6 2 (2.04%) Retail
7 1 (1.02%) French Language
Job Titles
1 25 (25.51%) Developer
2 17 (17.35%) Analyst
3 14 (14.29%) Administrator
4 12 (12.24%) Consultant
5 11 (11.22%) Project Manager
6 8 (8.16%) Sage Consultant
7 7 (7.14%) Business Analyst
7 7 (7.14%) Business Systems Analyst
8 6 (6.12%) Cloud Administrator
8 6 (6.12%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (5.10%) DBA
9 5 (5.10%) SAP Analyst
9 5 (5.10%) WordPress Developer
10 4 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (4.08%) ERP Manager
10 4 (4.08%) ERP Project Manager
10 4 (4.08%) PHP Developer
11 3 (3.06%) C# Developer
11 3 (3.06%) CRM Developer
11 3 (3.06%) Sage 200 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.16%) .NET
2 7 (7.14%) HTML
3 6 (6.12%) jQuery
3 6 (6.12%) SOAP
3 6 (6.12%) Web Services
4 5 (5.10%) CSS
4 5 (5.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (4.08%) Ajax
5 4 (4.08%) ODBC
5 4 (4.08%) XML
6 3 (3.06%) JSON
7 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.02%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.02%) Classic ASP
8 1 (1.02%) CodeIgniter
8 1 (1.02%) COM
8 1 (1.02%) CSS3
8 1 (1.02%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (1.02%) LAMP
8 1 (1.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.10%) Replication
3 4 (4.08%) Blog
4 3 (3.06%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.06%) Social Media
5 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.04%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.02%) APACS
6 1 (1.02%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (1.02%) EFT
6 1 (1.02%) EFTPOS
6 1 (1.02%) EMV
6 1 (1.02%) EPoS
6 1 (1.02%) FMCG
6 1 (1.02%) Handset
6 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.02%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.02%) Xserve
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.22%) Windows
2 6 (6.12%) Windows 7
3 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.08%) Windows 10
4 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.06%) Android
5 3 (3.06%) Linux
6 2 (2.04%) Unix
6 2 (2.04%) Windows 2000
6 2 (2.04%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.04%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.02%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.02%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.59%) ERP
2 27 (27.55%) CRM
3 8 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (8.16%) Migration
3 8 (8.16%) Process Improvement
3 8 (8.16%) Project Management
4 7 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (7.14%) Workflow
5 6 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (6.12%) SEO
6 5 (5.10%) Data Modelling
6 5 (5.10%) E-Commerce
6 5 (5.10%) Refactoring
7 4 (4.08%) Data Migration
7 4 (4.08%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (3.06%) Business Analysis
8 3 (3.06%) Data Cleansing
8 3 (3.06%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (3.06%) MVC
8 3 (3.06%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 24 (24.49%) SQL
2 9 (9.18%) JavaScript
3 7 (7.14%) PHP
4 5 (5.10%) C#
5 3 (3.06%) Java
6 1 (1.02%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (11.22%) Degree
2 6 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.10%) ISEB
4 4 (4.08%) MCSE
4 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.04%) MCP
6 1 (1.02%) ACCA
6 1 (1.02%) CIMA
6 1 (1.02%) MCDBA
6 1 (1.02%) MCSA
6 1 (1.02%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.02%) PMP
6 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.04%) QA
3 1 (1.02%) COBIT
3 1 (1.02%) ISO 8583
3 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.10%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) DBAmp
2 3 (3.06%) Ansible
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (20.41%) Microsoft
1 20 (20.41%) Oracle
2 17 (17.35%) Salesforce.com
3 15 (15.31%) SAP
4 8 (8.16%) Siebel
5 6 (6.12%) Adobe
6 5 (5.10%) CommVault
6 5 (5.10%) IDERA
6 5 (5.10%) NetSuite
6 5 (5.10%) RedGate
7 4 (4.08%) Apple
7 4 (4.08%) Lotus
7 4 (4.08%) Northgate
7 4 (4.08%) VMware
8 3 (3.06%) FrontRange
8 3 (3.06%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (2.04%) arcserve
9 2 (2.04%) JD Edwards
9 2 (2.04%) Siemens
9 2 (2.04%) Sun
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