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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sage
Rank 567 535 478
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -57
Contract jobs citing Sage 20 31 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.061% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.084% 0.13% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 24
Average daily rate
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£400 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £219 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £250 £350
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
- -18.47%

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
23940 23150 21262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.53% 45.61% 46.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13687 12610 11157
Average daily rate £400 £388 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 966 1001 1261
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015. 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 -19 17 £400 +60.00% 76
London +7 6 £450 +60.57% 12
South East -16 4 £425 +30.76% 21
South West -11 3 £353 -19.42% 4
Yorkshire -8 2 £315 +110.00% 3
Bristol -9 2 £353 -19.42%
City of London - 2 - - 5
South Wales - 2 £400 -
Wales - 2 £400 - 1
West Midlands -5 1 £425 +77.08% 6
Staffordshire -5 1 £425 +77.08% 1
Manchester -12 1 - - 2
North West -18 1 - - 12
West Yorkshire - 1 £300 - 2
Leeds - 1 £300 - 1
Cardiff - 1 £400 -
Coventry - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Egham - - - -
Fareham - - - - 1
Godalming - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Haywards Heath - - - -
Hull - - - - 1
Hungerford - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Broxbourne - - - - 1

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 27 (49.09%) CRM
2 21 (38.18%) SQL
3 15 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 12 (21.82%) Finance
5 11 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (16.36%) Analytics
6 9 (16.36%) SAP
7 8 (14.55%) Oracle
7 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
7 8 (14.55%) VBA
7 8 (14.55%) Marketing
8 7 (12.73%) SharePoint
9 6 (10.91%) MS Exchange
9 6 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (9.09%) NetSuite
10 5 (9.09%) Migration
10 5 (9.09%) SAP CRM
10 5 (9.09%) E-Commerce
10 5 (9.09%) ERP
10 5 (9.09%) MS Access
11 4 (7.27%) EAI
11 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2
11 4 (7.27%) Windows
11 4 (7.27%) MS Office
11 4 (7.27%) Citrix
11 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (7.27%) SOA

Sage
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 (12.73%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.91%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.27%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.82%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Office
2 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (9.09%) SAP CRM
3 4 (7.27%) GoldMine
4 3 (5.45%) Sage 200
4 3 (5.45%) Sage 300 ERP
5 2 (3.64%) Sage 1000
5 2 (3.64%) Google Analytics
5 2 (3.64%) Agresso
5 2 (3.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (1.82%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (1.82%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (1.82%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (1.82%) Maximo
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (1.82%) SAP Business One
6 1 (1.82%) Exchequer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) ATM
1 3 (5.45%) Intranet
2 2 (3.64%) 3G
2 2 (3.64%) IP Telephony
2 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.64%) VPN
3 1 (1.82%) DNS
3 1 (1.82%) VoIP
3 1 (1.82%) DHCP
3 1 (1.82%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) MS Access
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.45%) MySQL
3 3 (5.45%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (3.64%) OLAP
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (3.64%) QlikView
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.64%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Toad
1 1 (1.82%) Subversion
1 1 (1.82%) Maven
General
1 12 (21.82%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Marketing
3 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.64%) Electronics
4 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.82%) Legal
5 1 (1.82%) Advertising
5 1 (1.82%) Retail
5 1 (1.82%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Analyst
2 9 (16.36%) Project Manager
3 8 (14.55%) Consultant
3 8 (14.55%) MI Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Sage Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) CRM Developer
7 3 (5.45%) CRM Architect
7 3 (5.45%) CRM Manager
7 3 (5.45%) CRM Project Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Systems Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Finance Systems Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Finance Project Manager
8 2 (3.64%) QlikView Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) CSS
1 3 (5.45%) HTML
1 3 (5.45%) .NET
2 2 (3.64%) MDX
2 2 (3.64%) jQuery
3 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.82%) HTML5
3 1 (1.82%) CSS3
3 1 (1.82%) WebSockets
3 1 (1.82%) Underscore.js
3 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (1.82%) WCF
3 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.82%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.82%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) EPoS
2 3 (5.45%) EMV
2 3 (5.45%) Chip and PIN
2 3 (5.45%) EFT
2 3 (5.45%) APACS
3 2 (3.64%) Statistics
3 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.64%) DTV
4 1 (1.82%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.82%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.82%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.82%) FMCG
4 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.82%) EFTPOS
4 1 (1.82%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Windows
1 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (7.27%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.82%) Linux
3 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (49.09%) CRM
2 9 (16.36%) Analytics
3 6 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (9.09%) Migration
4 5 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 5 (9.09%) ERP
5 4 (7.27%) EAI
5 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2
5 4 (7.27%) SOA
5 4 (7.27%) ETL
5 4 (7.27%) Project Management
6 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.45%) ITIL
6 3 (5.45%) Campaign Analysis
7 2 (3.64%) MVC
7 2 (3.64%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.64%) Business Analysis
7 2 (3.64%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.64%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.18%) SQL
2 8 (14.55%) VBA
3 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.64%) C#
4 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) VCP4
2 1 (1.82%) ACCA
2 1 (1.82%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) ISO 8583
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (16.36%) SAP
4 8 (14.55%) Oracle
5 5 (9.09%) NetSuite
6 4 (7.27%) Citrix
7 3 (5.45%) Avaya
7 3 (5.45%) Siemens
7 3 (5.45%) VocaLink
7 3 (5.45%) TSYS
7 3 (5.45%) VeriFone
7 3 (5.45%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 2 (3.64%) RedPrairie
8 2 (3.64%) CODA
8 2 (3.64%) Siebel
8 2 (3.64%) Cisco
8 2 (3.64%) VMware
8 2 (3.64%) Mitel
8 2 (3.64%) Google
9 1 (1.82%) JD Edwards
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