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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sage
Rank 596 557 567
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +10
Contract jobs citing Sage 47 53 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.098% 0.084%
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 29
Median daily rate £325 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £11.75 £17.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.88% +25.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £17.00 £8.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £17.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.75 £17.00 £11.30
% change year-on-year
-30.88% +50.44%

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
23948 24289 23781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.65% 44.81% 44.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14824 14140 13473
Median daily rate £401 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 788 1108 1060
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.24 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -13 44 £319 -12.06% 134
London +14 22 £325 -3.70% 29
South East -24 9 £270 -28.00% 28
Hampshire +4 4 £338 - 10
Yorkshire -2 3 £400 +18.51% 8
West Midlands -23 3 £450 +7.14% 8
Wales +14 2 £363 -9.37% 4
West Yorkshire +4 2 £400 - 1
South West -6 2 £194 -3.12% 8
North West -14 2 £435 - 25
East of England - 2 £275 - 10
Coventry - 2 - - 1
Kent - 2 £250 -
Basingstoke - 2 £331 - 1
City of London +36 1 £313 +6.83% 5
South Wales +12 1 £325 -18.75% 4
Oxfordshire +7 1 - - 3
Birmingham 0 1 £450 - 2
South Yorkshire -4 1 - - 2
Leeds -7 1 £300 - 1
Manchester -16 1 - - 9
Sheffield -21 1 - -
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £275 -
Bradford - 1 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £175 - 1
Norwich - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - - 1
Bath - 1 £175 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £175 - 3
Middlesex - 1 £270 -

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 30 (35.29%) ERP
2 24 (28.24%) CRM
2 24 (28.24%) SQL
3 23 (27.06%) Finance
4 19 (22.35%) Microsoft
5 18 (21.18%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (17.65%) Advertising
7 14 (16.47%) Oracle
8 13 (15.29%) Migration
9 12 (14.12%) Windows
9 12 (14.12%) Sage X3
10 11 (12.94%) SQL Server
10 11 (12.94%) SAP
11 10 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (11.76%) Degree
11 10 (11.76%) Sage 200
12 9 (10.59%) Dynamics CRM
12 9 (10.59%) Manufacturing
12 9 (10.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (10.59%) Project Management
12 9 (10.59%) MS Office
12 9 (10.59%) SharePoint
13 8 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (9.41%) .NET
13 8 (9.41%) Sage CRM
14 7 (8.24%) JavaScript
14 7 (8.24%) MS Excel
14 7 (8.24%) MS Exchange
14 7 (8.24%) Data Migration
14 7 (8.24%) Windows Server 2008

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 (10.59%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.24%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.06%) Confluence
4 4 (4.71%) IBM Notes
5 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.53%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.53%) WordPress
6 2 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.35%) IBM Domino
6 2 (2.35%) IIS
6 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.18%) Drupal
7 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (10.59%) MS Office
2 7 (8.24%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.18%) CINEMA 4D
3 1 (1.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (14.12%) Sage X3
2 10 (11.76%) Sage 200
3 9 (10.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (9.41%) Sage CRM
5 5 (5.88%) Sage 1000
6 3 (3.53%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (3.53%) Sage 300 ERP
6 3 (3.53%) Sage 50
7 2 (2.35%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (2.35%) Infor CRM
7 2 (2.35%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (2.35%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 2 (2.35%) Teamcenter
8 1 (1.18%) BASE24
8 1 (1.18%) Lawson
8 1 (1.18%) Line 500
8 1 (1.18%) SAP CRM
8 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (1.18%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (1.18%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) Office 365
2 3 (3.53%) SaaS
3 2 (2.35%) Mimecast
3 2 (2.35%) Sage Pay
4 1 (1.18%) IaaS
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.18%) PaaS
4 1 (1.18%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) Firewall
2 3 (3.53%) DHCP
2 3 (3.53%) DNS
2 3 (3.53%) VPN
3 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.35%) WAN
3 2 (2.35%) Wireless
4 1 (1.18%) 3G
4 1 (1.18%) ADSL
4 1 (1.18%) ATM
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.18%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.18%) Intranet
4 1 (1.18%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.18%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.18%) LAN
4 1 (1.18%) MPLS
4 1 (1.18%) NAS
4 1 (1.18%) SAN
4 1 (1.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.94%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (10.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (7.06%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (3.53%) MS Access
6 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (2.35%) QlikView
7 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.35%) SQLPlus
8 1 (1.18%) Big Data
8 1 (1.18%) DataStage
8 1 (1.18%) FileMaker
8 1 (1.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.06%) JIRA
1 6 (7.06%) Octopus Deploy
1 6 (7.06%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.18%) Subversion
General
1 23 (27.06%) Finance
2 15 (17.65%) Advertising
3 9 (10.59%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.35%) Marketing
5 2 (2.35%) Retail
6 1 (1.18%) Back Office
6 1 (1.18%) Billing
6 1 (1.18%) Electronics
6 1 (1.18%) French Language
6 1 (1.18%) Front Office
6 1 (1.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (21.18%) Developer
2 15 (17.65%) Consultant
3 12 (14.12%) Sage Consultant
4 11 (12.94%) Administrator
4 11 (12.94%) Analyst
4 11 (12.94%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.06%) Business Analyst
5 6 (7.06%) DBA
6 5 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (3.53%) Business Systems Analyst
7 3 (3.53%) Data Migration Specialist
7 3 (3.53%) ERP Manager
7 3 (3.53%) ERP Project Manager
7 3 (3.53%) IT Manager
7 3 (3.53%) Migration Specialist
7 3 (3.53%) PHP Developer
7 3 (3.53%) Report Developer
7 3 (3.53%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (3.53%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.41%) .NET
2 6 (7.06%) ODBC
3 4 (4.71%) HTML
4 3 (3.53%) jQuery
4 3 (3.53%) SOAP
4 3 (3.53%) Web Services
5 2 (2.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (2.35%) XML
6 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.18%) Classic ASP
6 1 (1.18%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (1.18%) COM
6 1 (1.18%) CSS
6 1 (1.18%) CSS3
6 1 (1.18%) HTML5
6 1 (1.18%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (1.18%) Laravel
6 1 (1.18%) Middleware
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.18%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) Replication
2 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.53%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.35%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.18%) APACS
5 1 (1.18%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.18%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.18%) EFT
5 1 (1.18%) EFTPOS
5 1 (1.18%) EMV
5 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.18%) EPoS
5 1 (1.18%) FMCG
5 1 (1.18%) Handset
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.18%) Xserve
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.12%) Windows
2 7 (8.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (7.06%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.71%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.53%) Windows 2000
5 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.53%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.35%) Linux
6 2 (2.35%) Unix
6 2 (2.35%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.18%) Android
7 1 (1.18%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (35.29%) ERP
2 24 (28.24%) CRM
3 13 (15.29%) Migration
4 9 (10.59%) Project Management
5 8 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (8.24%) Data Migration
7 6 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (7.06%) Process Improvement
7 6 (7.06%) Refactoring
8 5 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
9 4 (4.71%) ITIL
9 4 (4.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (3.53%) ETL
10 3 (3.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (3.53%) Workflow
11 2 (2.35%) Business Analysis
11 2 (2.35%) Data Analysis
11 2 (2.35%) Data Management
11 2 (2.35%) Logistics
11 2 (2.35%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.24%) SQL
2 7 (8.24%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.53%) Java
3 3 (3.53%) PHP
4 2 (2.35%) C#
4 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (11.76%) Degree
2 5 (5.88%) MCSE
2 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.71%) MCP
4 2 (2.35%) ISEB
4 2 (2.35%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.18%) ACCA
5 1 (1.18%) CIMA
5 1 (1.18%) MCSA
5 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.18%) PMP
5 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.35%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) COBIT
2 1 (1.18%) ISO 8583
2 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) DBAmp
2 4 (4.71%) WSUS
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 19 (22.35%) Microsoft
2 18 (21.18%) Salesforce.com
3 14 (16.47%) Oracle
4 11 (12.94%) SAP
5 6 (7.06%) CommVault
5 6 (7.06%) IDERA
5 6 (7.06%) RedGate
6 5 (5.88%) Siebel
7 4 (4.71%) Cisco
7 4 (4.71%) Lotus
7 4 (4.71%) Northgate
7 4 (4.71%) VMware
8 3 (3.53%) Avaya
8 3 (3.53%) Infor
8 3 (3.53%) NetSuite
8 3 (3.53%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (3.53%) Siemens
9 2 (2.35%) Apple
9 2 (2.35%) Intel Security
9 2 (2.35%) Kaseya
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