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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage
Rank 567 511 573
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +62
Contract jobs citing Sage 34 64 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.12% 0.051%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.26% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 37 9
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £150 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
- +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -27.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -25.00%

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
25627 24987 27340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.26% 46.97% 46.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 14312 13806 13878
Average daily rate £385 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
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 1083 1115 1388
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 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -56 32 £350 +2.18% 55
South East +1 11 £325 -26.76% 9
London 0 9 £350 - 11
Crawley - 7 £300 -
West Sussex - 7 £300 - 1
Hampshire -13 3 £338 - 1
East of England -18 3 £398 +9.65% 6
North West -18 3 - - 8
City of London +26 2 £140 -62.66% 2
Cambridgeshire -6 2 £398 -11.66% 2
West Midlands -13 2 £358 -42.80% 2
Manchester -15 2 - - 3
Peterborough - 2 £398 - 1
Leeds +5 1 £350 +197.87% 2
Surrey +1 1 £375 - 2
West Yorkshire -1 1 £350 +197.87% 3
Staffordshire -2 1 £290 -53.60%
Yorkshire -6 1 £350 +12.00% 9
Hertfordshire -14 1 - - 3
South West -31 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £375 - 5
Warwickshire - 1 £425 -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Dorset - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £425 -
Watford - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Winchester - - - -

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (38.16%) SQL
2 27 (35.53%) Finance
3 24 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
5 16 (21.05%) Migration
6 15 (19.74%) MS Excel
6 15 (19.74%) CRM
7 14 (18.42%) ERP
8 13 (17.11%) Oracle
9 11 (14.47%) Windows
9 11 (14.47%) VBA
9 11 (14.47%) Spreadsheet
10 9 (11.84%) Data Migration
10 9 (11.84%) Marketing
10 9 (11.84%) Oracle General Ledger
10 9 (11.84%) Oracle Payables
10 9 (11.84%) Oracle Receivables
11 8 (10.53%) Data Mapping
11 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (10.53%) T-SQL
11 8 (10.53%) MS Office
12 7 (9.21%) Oracle Applications
12 7 (9.21%) Oracle EBS
12 7 (9.21%) Oracle 11i
12 7 (9.21%) PL/SQL
12 7 (9.21%) VPN
12 7 (9.21%) Toad
12 7 (9.21%) MS Access
12 7 (9.21%) MS Exchange

Sage
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (9.21%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (19.74%) MS Excel
2 11 (14.47%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (10.53%) MS Office
4 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.32%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Oracle General Ledger
1 9 (11.84%) Oracle Payables
1 9 (11.84%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle 11i
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle Assets
3 4 (5.26%) Sage 200
3 4 (5.26%) Line 500
4 3 (3.95%) ResourceLink
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (2.63%) Agresso
5 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (1.32%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (1.32%) BASE24
6 1 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (1.32%) Sage 1000
6 1 (1.32%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) VPN
2 5 (6.58%) WAN
3 4 (5.26%) Intranet
3 4 (5.26%) 3G
3 4 (5.26%) Firewall
3 4 (5.26%) IP Telephony
4 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.63%) DHCP
5 2 (2.63%) DNS
6 1 (1.32%) ATM
6 1 (1.32%) Broadband
6 1 (1.32%) LAN
6 1 (1.32%) VoIP
6 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (9.21%) Oracle Database
3 7 (9.21%) MS Access
4 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (1.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Toad
General
1 27 (35.53%) Finance
2 9 (11.84%) Marketing
3 7 (9.21%) General Ledger
4 4 (5.26%) Retail
5 3 (3.95%) Banking
5 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.95%) Advertising
6 1 (1.32%) Publishing
6 1 (1.32%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (34.21%) Developer
2 22 (28.95%) Analyst
3 8 (10.53%) Consultant
3 8 (10.53%) CRM Developer
4 7 (9.21%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.89%) Systems Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Developer Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Sage Consultant
6 5 (6.58%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Database Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Database Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Technical Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Excel Developer
8 3 (3.95%) ERP Project Manager
8 3 (3.95%) ERP Consultant
8 3 (3.95%) Technical Support
8 3 (3.95%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) ADO
2 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (1.32%) J2EE
3 1 (1.32%) HTML
3 1 (1.32%) JSP
3 1 (1.32%) SOAP
3 1 (1.32%) Web Services
3 1 (1.32%) XML
3 1 (1.32%) JSF
3 1 (1.32%) WCF
3 1 (1.32%) Mason
3 1 (1.32%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Data Extraction
2 5 (6.58%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.32%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.32%) APACS
3 1 (1.32%) Tandem
3 1 (1.32%) EPoS
3 1 (1.32%) EMV
3 1 (1.32%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (1.32%) EFT
3 1 (1.32%) EFTPOS
3 1 (1.32%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.32%) iPhone
3 1 (1.32%) iPad
3 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.47%) Windows
2 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (9.21%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.32%) Android
5 1 (1.32%) Linux
5 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) Migration
2 15 (19.74%) CRM
3 14 (18.42%) ERP
4 9 (11.84%) Data Migration
5 8 (10.53%) Data Mapping
6 7 (9.21%) Data Cleansing
6 7 (9.21%) Email Marketing
7 6 (7.89%) Data Architecture
8 5 (6.58%) Project Management
9 4 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (3.95%) Change Management
10 3 (3.95%) Business Analysis
10 3 (3.95%) Business Process Mapping
10 3 (3.95%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (3.95%) Project Planning
11 2 (2.63%) Test Scripting
11 2 (2.63%) Software Testing
11 2 (2.63%) Document Management
11 2 (2.63%) ETL
11 2 (2.63%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 29 (38.16%) SQL
2 11 (14.47%) VBA
3 8 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 7 (9.21%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.63%) C#
5 2 (2.63%) Java
6 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.32%) C++
6 1 (1.32%) VB
6 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.32%) C
6 1 (1.32%) VB6
6 1 (1.32%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 2 (2.63%) MCSE
1 2 (2.63%) ISEB
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (2.63%) ISTQB
1 2 (2.63%) Degree
2 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) SLA
1 1 (1.32%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.32%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.11%) Oracle
3 7 (9.21%) Zoho
4 5 (6.58%) Cisco
5 4 (5.26%) Siemens
6 3 (3.95%) Northgate
6 3 (3.95%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.95%) SAP
7 2 (2.63%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (2.63%) NetSuite
8 1 (1.32%) Draytek
8 1 (1.32%) VocaLink
8 1 (1.32%) TSYS
8 1 (1.32%) Tableau
8 1 (1.32%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.32%) Sun
8 1 (1.32%) Fidessa
8 1 (1.32%) Dell
8 1 (1.32%) Citrix
8 1 (1.32%) Avaya
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago