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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sage
Rank 575 582 599
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +17
Contract jobs citing Sage 55 62 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.057%
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 0.26% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 33 20
Median daily rate £350 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £331 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.18% -5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £19.15 £10.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £26.85 £28.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £24.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+12.24% +104.16%

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
22737 23708 25190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.61% 42.77% 44.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13915 13904 14848
Median daily rate £420 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 872 987 1211
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +9.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +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 7 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sage within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Sage Hourly Rate Histogram 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 7 December 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 +12 43 £350 -6.66% 101
London -5 15 £335 -16.25% 36
South East +30 9 £413 +37.50% 15
Wales +1 9 £375 +14.94% 1
South Wales +10 7 £376 +16.43% 1
Cardiff +19 6 £382 +18.29% 1
South West +15 6 £375 +15.38% 3
Yorkshire +13 3 £288 +35.29% 8
Berkshire +12 3 £488 +80.55% 8
Gloucestershire +5 3 £365 +12.30%
East Midlands - 3 - - 2
West Sussex - 3 £400 -
Dorset - 3 £375 - 1
Windsor - 3 £488 -
Chesterfield - 3 - - 1
Bournemouth - 3 £375 -
Derbyshire - 3 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £250 - 1
Hampshire +25 2 £344 - 2
North West -1 2 £325 -13.33% 12
City of London -3 2 £343 -19.41% 2
West Midlands -18 2 £313 - 10
North East -33 2 £275 -8.33% 7
Tyne and Wear -35 2 £275 -8.33% 7
Sheffield - 2 - - 1
Belfast - 2 £250 - 1
Cheltenham - 2 £376 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £275 - 7
South Yorkshire - 2 - - 3
County Antrim - 2 £250 - 1

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 62 (51.67%) Finance
2 54 (45.00%) ERP
3 34 (28.33%) Advertising
4 28 (23.33%) Sage X3
5 25 (20.83%) Sage 200
5 25 (20.83%) Manufacturing
6 18 (15.00%) CRM
7 17 (14.17%) SQL
8 16 (13.33%) Microsoft
9 15 (12.50%) Oracle
10 13 (10.83%) SAP
11 12 (10.00%) SQL Server
11 12 (10.00%) Migration
12 10 (8.33%) SEO
12 10 (8.33%) Adobe
13 9 (7.50%) Photoshop
13 9 (7.50%) Crystal Reports
13 9 (7.50%) HTML
13 9 (7.50%) Adobe Illustrator
13 9 (7.50%) Sage 1000
13 9 (7.50%) WordPress
13 9 (7.50%) Business Analysis
14 8 (6.67%) Marketing
14 8 (6.67%) NetSuite
14 8 (6.67%) C#
14 8 (6.67%) SharePoint
15 7 (5.83%) CSS
15 7 (5.83%) PHP
15 7 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (5.83%) ISEB

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 (7.50%) WordPress
2 8 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.17%) CMS
4 4 (3.33%) IIS
4 4 (3.33%) Umbraco
5 3 (2.50%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (7.50%) Adobe Illustrator
1 9 (7.50%) Photoshop
2 6 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.17%) MS Office
4 4 (3.33%) InDesign
5 3 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (23.33%) Sage X3
2 25 (20.83%) Sage 200
3 9 (7.50%) Sage 1000
4 7 (5.83%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (5.83%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (5.83%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (4.17%) Sage 50
5 5 (4.17%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (3.33%) Sage CRM
7 3 (2.50%) Line 500
8 2 (1.67%) Magento
8 2 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (1.67%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (1.67%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 2 (1.67%) SAP CO
8 2 (1.67%) SAP FI
8 2 (1.67%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.83%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.17%) SaaS
2 4 (3.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.33%) Intranet
1 4 (3.33%) Skype
2 3 (2.50%) Wireless
3 2 (1.67%) LAN
3 2 (1.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.67%) WAN
4 1 (0.83%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.50%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.67%) MS Access
5 2 (1.67%) MySQL
5 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.83%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.83%) QlikView
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.17%) Bower
1 5 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 5 (4.17%) Grunt
1 5 (4.17%) gulp
1 5 (4.17%) Subversion
1 5 (4.17%) Vagrant
1 5 (4.17%) webpack
General
1 62 (51.67%) Finance
2 34 (28.33%) Advertising
3 25 (20.83%) Manufacturing
4 8 (6.67%) Marketing
5 6 (5.00%) Telecoms
6 5 (4.17%) Back Office
7 1 (0.83%) Billing
7 1 (0.83%) Electronics
7 1 (0.83%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 35 (29.17%) Analyst
2 23 (19.17%) Business Analyst
3 22 (18.33%) Developer
4 18 (15.00%) Consultant
5 15 (12.50%) Sage Consultant
6 12 (10.00%) ERP Analyst
7 10 (8.33%) Project Manager
8 9 (7.50%) ERP Business Analyst
8 9 (7.50%) Financial Analyst
9 8 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (5.83%) Accountant
10 7 (5.83%) Finance Business Analyst
10 7 (5.83%) Sage 500 Consultant
10 7 (5.83%) Systems Accountant
11 5 (4.17%) Administrator
11 5 (4.17%) WordPress Developer
12 4 (3.33%) ERP Manager
12 4 (3.33%) ERP Project Manager
12 4 (3.33%) Report Writer
12 4 (3.33%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.50%) HTML
2 7 (5.83%) CSS
3 6 (5.00%) XML
4 5 (4.17%) Ajax
4 5 (4.17%) jQuery
4 5 (4.17%) JSON
4 5 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (2.50%) .NET
6 2 (1.67%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.67%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.67%) SOAP
6 2 (1.67%) Web Services
7 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.83%) HTML5
7 1 (0.83%) Kendo UI
7 1 (0.83%) Middleware
7 1 (0.83%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.83%) Blog
2 6 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.17%) Social Media
4 3 (2.50%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.83%) PMI
6 1 (0.83%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.50%) Android
1 3 (2.50%) Windows
1 3 (2.50%) Windows 10
1 3 (2.50%) Windows 7
2 2 (1.67%) Linux
2 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (45.00%) ERP
2 18 (15.00%) CRM
3 12 (10.00%) Migration
4 10 (8.33%) SEO
5 9 (7.50%) Business Analysis
6 7 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.00%) Document Management
7 6 (5.00%) E-Commerce
7 6 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (3.33%) Data Mapping
9 4 (3.33%) ETL
9 4 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (2.50%) ITIL
10 3 (2.50%) MVC
10 3 (2.50%) Process Improvement
10 3 (2.50%) Project Management
10 3 (2.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.17%) SQL
2 8 (6.67%) C#
3 7 (5.83%) PHP
4 5 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.50%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.67%) Delphi
6 2 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (5.83%) ISEB
2 5 (4.17%) ACCA
2 5 (4.17%) CIMA
2 5 (4.17%) Degree
3 4 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.50%) AAT
5 2 (1.67%) IIBA
6 1 (0.83%) APMP
6 1 (0.83%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.83%) MCP
6 1 (0.83%) MCSE
6 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.50%) Oracle
3 13 (10.83%) SAP
4 10 (8.33%) Adobe
5 8 (6.67%) NetSuite
6 5 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (4.17%) Workday
7 4 (3.33%) Barracuda Networks
7 4 (3.33%) HEAT Software
7 4 (3.33%) JD Edwards
8 3 (2.50%) Apple
8 3 (2.50%) arcserve
8 3 (2.50%) Epicor
8 3 (2.50%) Infor
9 2 (1.67%) ArcSight
9 2 (1.67%) IFS
9 2 (1.67%) Kaspersky
9 2 (1.67%) Siebel
9 2 (1.67%) Sony
9 2 (1.67%) Zend
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