The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage
Rank 533 492 540
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +48
Contract jobs citing Sage 39 71 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.14% 0.072%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.30% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 36 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £186 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 £66.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -81.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 £66.50
% change year-on-year
- -81.20%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24030 23781 27086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.57% 47.29% 46.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13435 12814 13600
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
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 1060 1242 1376
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.15% -5.00%

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 14 July 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 14 July 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 -36 39 £350 +6.06% 68
South East -10 11 £300 -33.33% 20
London -1 10 £363 +11.53% 9
North West -9 8 £365 +33.94% 8
West Sussex - 7 £300 - 2
Crawley - 7 £300 -
Manchester -10 6 £365 +33.94% 3
East of England -10 6 £300 -6.25% 12
City of London +27 4 £301 +4.52% 2
Hertfordshire +8 4 £190 -40.62% 1
Hampshire -2 3 £275 - 8
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £190 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £463 - 3
Cheshire - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +6 1 - -
Nottingham +5 1 - -
East Midlands -3 1 - - 3
Surrey -6 1 £375 - 2
West Midlands -14 1 £425 +70.00% 3
South West -26 1 £350 -6.66% 3
Warwickshire - 1 £425 -
Warwick - 1 £425 -
Bristol - 1 £350 - 1
Burnley - - - - 1
Burton-upon-Trent - - - - 1
Caerphilly - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cannock - - - -
Carlisle - - - -
Castleford - - - -

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 24 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 23 (30.26%) Finance
4 17 (22.37%) Migration
4 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
5 16 (21.05%) CRM
6 14 (18.42%) ERP
7 13 (17.11%) MS Excel
8 12 (15.79%) Windows
8 12 (15.79%) Oracle
9 11 (14.47%) Spreadsheet
10 10 (13.16%) VBA
11 9 (11.84%) Data Migration
11 9 (11.84%) Marketing
11 9 (11.84%) Windows 7
12 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (10.53%) Oracle General Ledger
12 8 (10.53%) Oracle Payables
12 8 (10.53%) Oracle Receivables
12 8 (10.53%) T-SQL
12 8 (10.53%) MS Office
13 7 (9.21%) MS Access
13 7 (9.21%) MS Exchange
13 7 (9.21%) Cisco
13 7 (9.21%) Sage 200
13 7 (9.21%) Zoho
13 7 (9.21%) Email Marketing
14 6 (7.89%) Data Cleansing
14 6 (7.89%) Data Extraction

Sage
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 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%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.58%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (17.11%) MS Excel
2 11 (14.47%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (10.53%) Oracle General Ledger
1 8 (10.53%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (10.53%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (9.21%) Sage 200
3 6 (7.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (7.89%) Oracle Assets
3 6 (7.89%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (7.89%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (7.89%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (6.58%) Line 500
5 3 (3.95%) ResourceLink
6 2 (2.63%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (2.63%) Magento
7 1 (1.32%) Sage 300 ERP
7 1 (1.32%) Sage 1000
7 1 (1.32%) Agresso
7 1 (1.32%) BASE24
7 1 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) WAN
1 6 (7.89%) VPN
1 6 (7.89%) Intranet
2 4 (5.26%) 3G
2 4 (5.26%) Firewall
2 4 (5.26%) IP Telephony
2 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.95%) LAN
4 2 (2.63%) ATM
4 2 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.32%) RFID
5 1 (1.32%) Internet
5 1 (1.32%) Broadband
5 1 (1.32%) DHCP
5 1 (1.32%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (9.21%) MS Access
4 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database
5 5 (6.58%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (1.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Toad
General
1 23 (30.26%) Finance
2 9 (11.84%) Marketing
3 6 (7.89%) Retail
3 6 (7.89%) General Ledger
4 4 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.95%) Advertising
6 2 (2.63%) Banking
7 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (35.53%) Developer
2 23 (30.26%) Analyst
3 9 (11.84%) Project Manager
3 9 (11.84%) Consultant
3 9 (11.84%) CRM Developer
4 6 (7.89%) Sage Consultant
4 6 (7.89%) Systems Developer
5 5 (6.58%) Developer Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) Database Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) Database Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Technical Manager
7 3 (3.95%) ERP Consultant
7 3 (3.95%) Excel Developer
7 3 (3.95%) ERP Project Manager
7 3 (3.95%) Technical Support
7 3 (3.95%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) ADO
2 3 (3.95%) HTML
3 2 (2.63%) XML
3 2 (2.63%) JSF
3 2 (2.63%) JSP
3 2 (2.63%) SOAP
3 2 (2.63%) J2EE
4 1 (1.32%) Web Services
4 1 (1.32%) WCF
4 1 (1.32%) Mason
4 1 (1.32%) Visualforce
4 1 (1.32%) .NET
4 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Blackberry
1 6 (7.89%) Data Extraction
2 2 (2.63%) APACS
2 2 (2.63%) EPoS
2 2 (2.63%) EMV
2 2 (2.63%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (2.63%) EFT
2 2 (2.63%) EFTPOS
2 2 (2.63%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.32%) Tandem
3 1 (1.32%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.32%) Replication
3 1 (1.32%) iPhone
3 1 (1.32%) iPad
3 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.79%) Windows
2 9 (11.84%) Windows 7
3 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.63%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.32%) Android
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.32%) Linux
5 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) Migration
2 16 (21.05%) CRM
3 14 (18.42%) ERP
4 9 (11.84%) Data Migration
5 7 (9.21%) Email Marketing
6 6 (7.89%) Data Cleansing
6 6 (7.89%) Data Mapping
6 6 (7.89%) Data Architecture
6 6 (7.89%) Project Management
7 4 (5.26%) Change Management
7 4 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.26%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.95%) Business Process Mapping
8 3 (3.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (3.95%) Project Planning
9 2 (2.63%) Test Scripting
9 2 (2.63%) Business Analysis
9 2 (2.63%) Software Testing
9 2 (2.63%) Mobile Commerce
9 2 (2.63%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (38.16%) SQL
2 10 (13.16%) VBA
3 8 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 6 (7.89%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.95%) Java
5 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.63%) VB6
6 2 (2.63%) VB
7 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.32%) C
7 1 (1.32%) C#
7 1 (1.32%) C++
7 1 (1.32%) Delphi
7 1 (1.32%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 2 (2.63%) MCP
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
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) SLA
1 1 (1.32%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.32%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 24 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.79%) Oracle
3 7 (9.21%) Cisco
3 7 (9.21%) Zoho
4 4 (5.26%) Siemens
5 3 (3.95%) Northgate
5 3 (3.95%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.95%) SAP
5 3 (3.95%) NetSuite
6 2 (2.63%) TSYS
6 2 (2.63%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (2.63%) Citrix
6 2 (2.63%) Symantec
6 2 (2.63%) Sophos
6 2 (2.63%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 1 (1.32%) Apple
7 1 (1.32%) VMware
7 1 (1.32%) Avaya
7 1 (1.32%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.32%) Business Objects
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