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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sage
Rank 561 561 495
Rank change year-on-year
0 -66
Contract jobs citing Sage 50 39 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.071% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.16% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 28 43
Average daily rate
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£400 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £174 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £340 £328
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.80 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £11.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+54.54% -15.38%

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
25004 24572 23741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.81% 44.94% 46.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14745 13571 12831
Average daily rate £400 £379 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.68% -1.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1083 1073 1199
Average hourly rate £18.40 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.23% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.04 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 47 £400 +17.64% 57
London +16 19 £363 +11.45% 9
South East -23 9 £475 +58.33% 7
City of London +9 8 £375 +70.26% 3
Yorkshire -17 6 £400 +14.28% 5
South West - 5 £320 - 1
West Midlands +5 3 - - 8
Hampshire +1 3 £400 +45.45%
North Yorkshire - 3 £400 -
York - 3 £400 -
Wales - 3 £300 - 1
Dorset - 3 £450 - 1
South Wales - 3 £300 - 1
Shropshire - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £500 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £375 - 1
Telford - 2 - -
Derby - 2 £375 -
Derbyshire - 2 £375 -
East of England -5 1 £450 +45.16% 4
Hertfordshire -16 1 £450 +136.84% 2
West Yorkshire -21 1 - - 3
Manchester -21 1 - - 4
Leeds -24 1 - - 2
North West -25 1 - - 17
Port Talbot - 1 £400 -
Reading - 1 £550 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £600 - 1
Poole - 1 £320 -
Fareham - 1 - -

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 36 (38.30%) Finance
2 32 (34.04%) CRM
3 28 (29.79%) ERP
4 22 (23.40%) SAP
5 20 (21.28%) SQL
5 20 (21.28%) Microsoft
6 19 (20.21%) Dynamics CRM
7 15 (15.96%) Project Management
7 15 (15.96%) Migration
7 15 (15.96%) Sage 200
8 13 (13.83%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (12.77%) MS Excel
10 11 (11.70%) Data Migration
10 11 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (11.70%) ETL
11 10 (10.64%) SAP CRM
11 10 (10.64%) PRINCE2
11 10 (10.64%) Oracle
11 10 (10.64%) Sage CRM
12 9 (9.57%) Advertising
13 8 (8.51%) Sage 1000
13 8 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (7.45%) NetSuite
14 7 (7.45%) Business Analysis
14 7 (7.45%) Windows
15 6 (6.38%) SQL Server
15 6 (6.38%) EAI
15 6 (6.38%) SOA
15 6 (6.38%) HP

Sage
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (6.38%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.19%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.13%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.06%) IIS
4 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.06%) CMS
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.06%) SugarCRM
4 1 (1.06%) WorkSite
4 1 (1.06%) Lync
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (12.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.32%) MS Office
3 2 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (20.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (15.96%) Sage 200
3 10 (10.64%) Sage CRM
3 10 (10.64%) SAP CRM
4 8 (8.51%) Sage 1000
5 6 (6.38%) GoldMine
6 5 (5.32%) Sage ERP X3
7 4 (4.26%) Line 50
7 4 (4.26%) Line 500
8 3 (3.19%) CODA-Financials
8 3 (3.19%) Agresso
9 2 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (2.13%) Sage BI
9 2 (2.13%) Sage 50
10 1 (1.06%) SAP Business ByDesign
10 1 (1.06%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (1.06%) Orchard Housing
10 1 (1.06%) Aareon QL
10 1 (1.06%) OPENHousing
10 1 (1.06%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.26%) Office 365
2 2 (2.13%) Sage Pay
3 1 (1.06%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.06%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.06%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (3.19%) Firewall
3 2 (2.13%) VLAN
3 2 (2.13%) Network Security
3 2 (2.13%) ATM
3 2 (2.13%) WAN
3 2 (2.13%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.13%) SAN
3 2 (2.13%) MPLS
4 1 (1.06%) LAN
4 1 (1.06%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.32%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (5.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (5.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.19%) QlikView
5 2 (2.13%) PerformancePoint
5 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.13%) ProClarity
6 1 (1.06%) MS Access
6 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.06%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.06%) Subversion
2 1 (1.06%) Maven
2 1 (1.06%) JIRA
2 1 (1.06%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 36 (38.30%) Finance
2 9 (9.57%) Advertising
3 4 (4.26%) Retail
3 4 (4.26%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.19%) Billing
4 3 (3.19%) Marketing
4 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.06%) Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.06%) Front Office
5 1 (1.06%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (22.34%) Project Manager
2 17 (18.09%) Consultant
3 15 (15.96%) Analyst
4 12 (12.77%) Sage Consultant
5 11 (11.70%) Developer
6 8 (8.51%) Business Analyst
7 6 (6.38%) Architect
8 5 (5.32%) Technical Architect
8 5 (5.32%) CRM Project Manager
8 5 (5.32%) CRM Manager
9 3 (3.19%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (3.19%) CRM Consultant
9 3 (3.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (3.19%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (3.19%) Test Analyst
10 2 (2.13%) Systems Administrator
10 2 (2.13%) Support Analyst
10 2 (2.13%) 2nd Line Support
10 2 (2.13%) Support Consultant
10 2 (2.13%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) Middleware
2 2 (2.13%) .NET
2 2 (2.13%) Web Services
3 1 (1.06%) XML
3 1 (1.06%) XML Messaging
3 1 (1.06%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.13%) iPad
2 2 (2.13%) APACS
2 2 (2.13%) FMCG
2 2 (2.13%) iPhone
2 2 (2.13%) EPoS
2 2 (2.13%) EMV
2 2 (2.13%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (2.13%) EFT
3 1 (1.06%) EFTPOS
3 1 (1.06%) NHS
3 1 (1.06%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.06%) DTV
3 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.06%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.06%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.45%) Windows
2 3 (3.19%) Windows XP
2 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (3.19%) Windows 7
2 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.13%) Windows Phone
3 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.13%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.13%) Android
3 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.13%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.13%) Windows CE
3 2 (2.13%) Linux
4 1 (1.06%) CentOS
4 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.04%) CRM
2 28 (29.79%) ERP
3 15 (15.96%) Project Management
3 15 (15.96%) Migration
4 12 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (11.70%) ETL
5 11 (11.70%) Data Migration
6 10 (10.64%) PRINCE2
7 7 (7.45%) Business Analysis
8 6 (6.38%) SOA
8 6 (6.38%) EAI
8 6 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.26%) System Testing
9 4 (4.26%) Data Transformation
9 4 (4.26%) Data Mapping
10 3 (3.19%) Scrum
10 3 (3.19%) Technical Architecture
11 2 (2.13%) Software Testing
11 2 (2.13%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.28%) SQL
2 4 (4.26%) C#
3 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.06%) Perl
3 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (4.26%) ACCA
1 4 (4.26%) CIMA
2 3 (3.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.13%) ISEB
4 1 (1.06%) Degree
4 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) ISO 8583
2 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.06%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (23.40%) SAP
2 20 (21.28%) Microsoft
3 13 (13.83%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (10.64%) Oracle
5 7 (7.45%) NetSuite
6 6 (6.38%) HP
7 4 (4.26%) CODA
7 4 (4.26%) ProCurve
8 3 (3.19%) Ceridian
8 3 (3.19%) VMware
8 3 (3.19%) Dell
8 3 (3.19%) Hyperion
9 2 (2.13%) JD Edwards
9 2 (2.13%) Misys
9 2 (2.13%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (2.13%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (2.13%) Siebel
9 2 (2.13%) Cisco
9 2 (2.13%) Wincor Nixdorf
9 2 (2.13%) SonicWALL
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