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 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage
Rank 582 525 546
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +21
Contract jobs citing Sage 33 44 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.084% 0.074%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 16
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.43% +28.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £137 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £363 £233
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +55.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.40% +60.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £13.12 £18.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £42.80 £20.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £31.25 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-55.20% +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
25895 24212 26082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.08% 46.26% 47.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15104 13695 13458
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
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 1227 1161 1343
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 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

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 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sage within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Sage Hourly Rate Histogram 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 October 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 -38 30 £425 +30.76% 70
London +21 15 £500 +53.84% 19
South East -9 5 £313 - 10
City of London +17 3 £300 -3.22% 9
Hampshire - 3 £356 - 2
East Midlands -4 2 £363 -27.50% 5
Yorkshire -6 2 - - 4
West Yorkshire -6 2 - -
Manchester -13 2 - - 4
North West -17 2 - - 8
West Midlands -18 2 £308 -21.90% 4
Surrey - 2 £170 - 1
Dorset -1 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -5 1 £365 -18.88% 3
Leeds -5 1 - -
Coventry -9 1 £325 +13.04%
Scotland -12 1 £155 -
South Wales -13 1 - - 1
East of England -26 1 £365 +0.68% 9
Wales -28 1 - - 1
South West -33 1 - - 5
Nottinghamshire - 1 £350 - 2
Nottingham - 1 £350 - 2
Staffordshire - 1 £290 -
Edinburgh - 1 £155 -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 £365 - 2
Poole - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 1

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 28 (38.36%) SQL
2 25 (34.25%) Microsoft
3 24 (32.88%) Finance
4 22 (30.14%) CRM
5 14 (19.18%) Marketing
6 13 (17.81%) Migration
6 13 (17.81%) Windows
6 13 (17.81%) SQL Server
7 12 (16.44%) MS Excel
7 12 (16.44%) MS Exchange
8 11 (15.07%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (15.07%) ERP
9 10 (13.70%) Oracle
9 10 (13.70%) MS Office
9 10 (13.70%) Windows 7
10 8 (10.96%) Analytics
10 8 (10.96%) SharePoint
10 8 (10.96%) VPN
11 7 (9.59%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (9.59%) E-Commerce
11 7 (9.59%) Zoho
11 7 (9.59%) Spreadsheet
11 7 (9.59%) Oracle General Ledger
11 7 (9.59%) Data Mapping
11 7 (9.59%) Email Marketing
11 7 (9.59%) Data Migration
12 6 (8.22%) Dynamics CRM
12 6 (8.22%) Data Cleansing
12 6 (8.22%) Data Extraction

Sage
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 12 (16.44%) MS Exchange
2 11 (15.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.96%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (4.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.37%) Apache
6 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 12 (16.44%) MS Excel
2 10 (13.70%) MS Office
3 7 (9.59%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.37%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (8.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (8.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (8.22%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (8.22%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (6.85%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (6.85%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (6.85%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (6.85%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (5.48%) Sage 200
5 3 (4.11%) Sage 1000
6 2 (2.74%) Line 500
6 2 (2.74%) Google Analytics
6 2 (2.74%) Sage 300 ERP
6 2 (2.74%) Agresso
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (1.37%) ResourceLink
7 1 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (1.37%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.96%) VPN
2 6 (8.22%) Intranet
3 5 (6.85%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.85%) Firewall
3 5 (6.85%) 3G
3 5 (6.85%) IP Telephony
4 3 (4.11%) DNS
4 3 (4.11%) WAN
4 3 (4.11%) DHCP
5 2 (2.74%) VoIP
6 1 (1.37%) Broadband
6 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (8.22%) Oracle Database
2 6 (8.22%) MS Access
3 4 (5.48%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (4.11%) MySQL
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.37%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Toad
General
1 24 (32.88%) Finance
2 14 (19.18%) Marketing
3 5 (6.85%) General Ledger
4 4 (5.48%) Advertising
5 2 (2.74%) Banking
5 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.74%) Back Office
6 1 (1.37%) Publishing
6 1 (1.37%) Retail
6 1 (1.37%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (28.77%) Developer
2 20 (27.40%) Analyst
3 12 (16.44%) CRM Developer
4 10 (13.70%) Consultant
5 7 (9.59%) Architect
6 6 (8.22%) Sage Consultant
6 6 (8.22%) CRM Architect
6 6 (8.22%) Project Manager
6 6 (8.22%) Business Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) Systems Developer
7 5 (6.85%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Technical Manager
8 4 (5.48%) Technical Support
8 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.48%) Technical Support Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Technical Project Manager
9 3 (4.11%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (2.74%) Data Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) .NET
2 2 (2.74%) HTML
3 1 (1.37%) J2EE
3 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.37%) CSS
3 1 (1.37%) JSP
3 1 (1.37%) SOAP
3 1 (1.37%) XML
3 1 (1.37%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.37%) Underscore.js
3 1 (1.37%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.37%) CSS3
3 1 (1.37%) WebSockets
3 1 (1.37%) HTML5
3 1 (1.37%) JSON
3 1 (1.37%) JSF
3 1 (1.37%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Data Extraction
1 6 (8.22%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.37%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.37%) iPad
3 1 (1.37%) iPhone
3 1 (1.37%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.81%) Windows
2 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (13.70%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.74%) Linux
5 2 (2.74%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.14%) CRM
2 13 (17.81%) Migration
3 11 (15.07%) ERP
4 8 (10.96%) Analytics
5 7 (9.59%) E-Commerce
5 7 (9.59%) Data Mapping
5 7 (9.59%) Email Marketing
5 7 (9.59%) Data Migration
6 6 (8.22%) Data Cleansing
7 4 (5.48%) Business Analysis
7 4 (5.48%) Data Architecture
8 3 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.11%) ITIL
8 3 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.74%) BPMN
9 2 (2.74%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (2.74%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.74%) User Stories
9 2 (2.74%) ETL
10 1 (1.37%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 28 (38.36%) SQL
2 6 (8.22%) VBA
2 6 (8.22%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.74%) VB.NET
3 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.37%) Java
4 1 (1.37%) C
4 1 (1.37%) C#
4 1 (1.37%) VB
4 1 (1.37%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (2.74%) MCSE
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.37%) ISEB
2 1 (1.37%) MCP
2 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.37%) Degree
2 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) SLA
1 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (8.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.37%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (34.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.70%) Oracle
3 7 (9.59%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (9.59%) Zoho
4 6 (8.22%) Siemens
4 6 (8.22%) Cisco
5 4 (5.48%) Avaya
6 3 (4.11%) VMware
7 2 (2.74%) Google
7 2 (2.74%) Mitel
7 2 (2.74%) SAP
7 2 (2.74%) Sun
7 2 (2.74%) CODA
7 2 (2.74%) Citrix
8 1 (1.37%) Fidessa
8 1 (1.37%) Dell
8 1 (1.37%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.37%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.37%) Symantec
8 1 (1.37%) Sophos
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