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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sage
Rank 566 565 503
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -62
Contract jobs citing Sage 36 39 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.069% 0.094%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.15% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 28
Average daily rate
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£375 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £240 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £475 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £380
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -13.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £11.30 £16.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.30 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -30.24%

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
25387 25596 22327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.35% 45.55% 46.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14473 14324 11853
Average daily rate £400 £399 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% -0.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £221 £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 1086 1098 1184
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £11.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +2 34 £375 +13.63% 76
South East +5 12 £375 - 6
London +5 11 £400 +6.66% 19
Berkshire +2 6 £210 -
West Midlands -7 4 £400 +66.66% 3
City of London +20 3 £210 -32.80% 2
South West +6 3 £353 +0.71% 3
Bristol 0 2 £353 +0.71%
Staffordshire -11 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -15 2 £334 - 8
Oxfordshire - 2 £550 - 1
Tamworth - 2 - - 1
Reading -1 1 £650 -
East Midlands -4 1 £375 +25.00% 12
Wales -10 1 £400 - 1
Scotland -12 1 - - 5
Manchester -13 1 - - 3
North West -19 1 - - 13
Surrey - 1 £513 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £375 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £450 - 1
Glasgow - 1 - - 3
Halifax - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Haywards Heath - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Hove - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Ilford - - - -

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 24 (38.71%) CRM
2 17 (27.42%) Finance
3 15 (24.19%) SAP
4 14 (22.58%) SQL
4 14 (22.58%) Microsoft
5 13 (20.97%) ERP
6 10 (16.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (16.13%) Sage CRM
7 9 (14.52%) Oracle
7 9 (14.52%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (11.29%) Project Management
8 7 (11.29%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (11.29%) VBA
9 6 (9.68%) Business Analysis
9 6 (9.68%) Marketing
9 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (9.68%) PRINCE2
10 5 (8.06%) MS Access
10 5 (8.06%) SharePoint
10 5 (8.06%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (8.06%) CODA
10 5 (8.06%) Migration
10 5 (8.06%) SAP CRM
10 5 (8.06%) Sage 200
10 5 (8.06%) NetSuite
11 4 (6.45%) GoldMine
11 4 (6.45%) Sage 1000
11 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
11 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
11 4 (6.45%) Analytics

Sage
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 5 (8.06%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.23%) NetWeaver
3 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.61%) Lync
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.23%) MS Office
3 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (16.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (16.13%) Sage CRM
2 5 (8.06%) Sage 200
2 5 (8.06%) SAP CRM
3 4 (6.45%) CODA-Financials
3 4 (6.45%) Sage 1000
3 4 (6.45%) GoldMine
3 4 (6.45%) Sage ERP X3
4 2 (3.23%) Agresso
4 2 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (1.61%) Maximo
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (1.61%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (1.61%) Exchequer
5 1 (1.61%) Line 50
5 1 (1.61%) SAP Business One
5 1 (1.61%) Line 500
5 1 (1.61%) Magento
5 1 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Sage Pay
2 2 (3.23%) Office 365
3 1 (1.61%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.61%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) ATM
2 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.23%) MPLS
2 2 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.61%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) Crystal Reports
1 5 (8.06%) MS Access
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.23%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (3.23%) OLAP
4 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.61%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Subversion
1 1 (1.61%) Maven
1 1 (1.61%) JIRA
General
1 17 (27.42%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Marketing
3 3 (4.84%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.84%) Retail
4 2 (3.23%) Advertising
4 2 (3.23%) Electronics
4 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.61%) Legal
5 1 (1.61%) Billing
5 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) Project Manager
1 14 (22.58%) Analyst
2 9 (14.52%) Consultant
3 7 (11.29%) MI Analyst
3 7 (11.29%) Sage Consultant
4 5 (8.06%) Architect
4 5 (8.06%) Developer
5 4 (6.45%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (4.84%) CRM Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) CRM Project Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Systems Manager
7 2 (3.23%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Tester
7 2 (3.23%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Finance Project Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Finance Systems Manager
7 2 (3.23%) ERP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) CSS
1 2 (3.23%) Web Services
1 2 (3.23%) MDX
1 2 (3.23%) HTML
1 2 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.61%) WCF
2 1 (1.61%) jQuery
2 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (1.61%) Middleware
2 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.84%) EPoS
2 3 (4.84%) EMV
2 3 (4.84%) Chip and PIN
2 3 (4.84%) EFT
2 3 (4.84%) APACS
3 2 (3.23%) Statistics
3 2 (3.23%) DTV
4 1 (1.61%) FMCG
4 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.61%) User Experience
4 1 (1.61%) EFTPOS
4 1 (1.61%) NHS
4 1 (1.61%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.84%) Windows
2 2 (3.23%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.23%) Mac OS X
2 2 (3.23%) Windows CE
2 2 (3.23%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.61%) CentOS
3 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.71%) CRM
2 13 (20.97%) ERP
3 9 (14.52%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (11.29%) Project Management
5 6 (9.68%) PRINCE2
5 6 (9.68%) Business Analysis
6 5 (8.06%) Migration
7 4 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.45%) EAI
7 4 (6.45%) SOA
7 4 (6.45%) ETL
7 4 (6.45%) Analytics
8 3 (4.84%) Campaign Analysis
8 3 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.84%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (3.23%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.23%) Programme Management
9 2 (3.23%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.23%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.58%) SQL
2 7 (11.29%) VBA
3 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.23%) C#
3 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.61%) Perl
4 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
1 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.84%) ACCA
2 3 (4.84%) CIMA
3 1 (1.61%) Degree
3 1 (1.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) SAP
2 14 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 9 (14.52%) Oracle
4 7 (11.29%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (8.06%) CODA
5 5 (8.06%) NetSuite
6 3 (4.84%) Ceridian
6 3 (4.84%) VocaLink
6 3 (4.84%) TSYS
6 3 (4.84%) VeriFone
6 3 (4.84%) WorldPay
6 3 (4.84%) Elavon
6 3 (4.84%) Ingenico
6 3 (4.84%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 3 (4.84%) VMware
6 3 (4.84%) Citrix
7 2 (3.23%) Avaya
7 2 (3.23%) Hyperion
7 2 (3.23%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (3.23%) Mitel
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