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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sage
UK
Rank 546 570 585
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +15
Contract jobs citing Sage 49 48 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.096% 0.054%
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 0.22% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 18
Median daily rate £350 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £19.50 £10.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +84.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £10.55

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
20350 21582 22699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.46% 43.26% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12452 12661 13331
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.53% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 764 863 1010
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £17.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.46 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +9 38 £350 - 74
London +5 13 £350 -24.32% 15
Wales +5 8 £375 +15.01% 2
South East +15 7 £363 +22.05% 13
Cardiff +21 6 £382 +18.29% 2
South Wales +19 6 £382 +18.29% 2
Yorkshire +18 6 £338 +17.39% 5
West Midlands -3 5 £350 - 16
East Midlands - 5 - - 2
Derbyshire - 5 - - 1
Chesterfield - 5 - -
City of London -6 4 £350 -33.33% 1
West Yorkshire +18 3 £350 +55.55% 2
Worcester - 3 £350 -
Worcestershire - 3 £350 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £250 -
Hampshire +13 2 £344 +10.53% 1
Berkshire +4 2 £494 +75.55% 9
Belfast - 2 £250 -
West Sussex - 2 £325 -
South Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
Sheffield - 2 - - 1
County Antrim - 2 £250 -
South West +9 1 £350 +7.69% 5
Gloucestershire +3 1 £350 +7.69%
Leeds +2 1 £325 +44.44% 1
Birmingham 0 1 £550 +57.14% 5
Walsall - 1 £325 -
County Armagh - 1 £250 -
Windsor - 1 £488 -

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 58 (52.73%) Finance
2 53 (48.18%) ERP
3 35 (31.82%) Advertising
4 28 (25.45%) Sage X3
5 24 (21.82%) Manufacturing
5 24 (21.82%) Sage 200
6 18 (16.36%) SQL
7 15 (13.64%) CRM
8 13 (11.82%) Oracle
8 13 (11.82%) SQL Server
8 13 (11.82%) SAP
9 12 (10.91%) Migration
10 11 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
10 11 (10.00%) C#
11 10 (9.09%) Microsoft
11 10 (9.09%) Business Analysis
12 9 (8.18%) Sage 1000
13 8 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (6.36%) SharePoint
14 7 (6.36%) Dynamics NAV
14 7 (6.36%) Dynamics AX
14 7 (6.36%) NetSuite
14 7 (6.36%) Sage 50
14 7 (6.36%) Sage CRM
15 6 (5.45%) Marketing
15 6 (5.45%) Adobe
15 6 (5.45%) ISEB
15 6 (5.45%) .NET
15 6 (5.45%) Unit4 Business World
16 5 (4.55%) SEO

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 7 (6.36%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.55%) WordPress
3 4 (3.64%) CMS
4 3 (2.73%) IIS
4 3 (2.73%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.91%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.91%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
1 5 (4.55%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.73%) InDesign
2 3 (2.73%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.91%) MS Office
4 1 (0.91%) MS Project
4 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (25.45%) Sage X3
2 24 (21.82%) Sage 200
3 9 (8.18%) Sage 1000
4 7 (6.36%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (6.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (6.36%) Sage 50
4 7 (6.36%) Sage CRM
5 6 (5.45%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (2.73%) Line 500
7 2 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (1.82%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.91%) Line 50
8 1 (0.91%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.91%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.91%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.91%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.91%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.91%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.73%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (1.82%) SaaS
3 1 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.73%) Intranet
1 3 (2.73%) Skype
2 1 (0.91%) LAN
2 1 (0.91%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.91%) WAN
2 1 (0.91%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.82%) MS Access
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.82%) Power BI
6 1 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.91%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.91%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.91%) MySQL
6 1 (0.91%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Bower
1 2 (1.82%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.82%) Grunt
1 2 (1.82%) gulp
1 2 (1.82%) Subversion
1 2 (1.82%) Vagrant
1 2 (1.82%) webpack
2 1 (0.91%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio
General
1 58 (52.73%) Finance
2 35 (31.82%) Advertising
3 24 (21.82%) Manufacturing
4 6 (5.45%) Marketing
5 4 (3.64%) Back Office
6 3 (2.73%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.91%) Billing
7 1 (0.91%) Electronics
7 1 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (28.18%) Analyst
2 23 (20.91%) Business Analyst
3 22 (20.00%) Consultant
4 21 (19.09%) Sage Consultant
5 20 (18.18%) Developer
6 13 (11.82%) ERP Analyst
7 10 (9.09%) ERP Business Analyst
8 9 (8.18%) Financial Analyst
9 8 (7.27%) Project Manager
10 7 (6.36%) Finance Business Analyst
10 7 (6.36%) Sage 200 Consultant
11 6 (5.45%) Accountant
11 6 (5.45%) C# Developer
11 6 (5.45%) CRM Consultant
11 6 (5.45%) Sage 500 Consultant
11 6 (5.45%) Systems Accountant
11 6 (5.45%) Systems Analyst
12 5 (4.55%) Sage CRM Consultant
13 4 (3.64%) Finance Systems Analyst
13 4 (3.64%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.45%) .NET
2 5 (4.55%) HTML
3 4 (3.64%) XML
4 3 (2.73%) CSS
4 3 (2.73%) Web Services
5 2 (1.82%) Ajax
5 2 (1.82%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.82%) jQuery
5 2 (1.82%) JSON
5 2 (1.82%) RESTful
5 2 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.91%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.91%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.91%) HTML5
6 1 (0.91%) Kendo UI
6 1 (0.91%) Middleware
6 1 (0.91%) ODBC
6 1 (0.91%) REST
6 1 (0.91%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.64%) Data Structures
2 3 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.73%) Blog
2 3 (2.73%) Social Media
3 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.91%) PMI
3 1 (0.91%) User Experience
3 1 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.91%) Android
1 1 (0.91%) Linux
1 1 (0.91%) Windows
1 1 (0.91%) Windows 10
1 1 (0.91%) Windows 7
1 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (48.18%) ERP
2 15 (13.64%) CRM
3 12 (10.91%) Migration
4 10 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 8 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (4.55%) Document Management
6 5 (4.55%) SEO
6 5 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.64%) Data Mapping
7 4 (3.64%) E-Commerce
7 4 (3.64%) ETL
7 4 (3.64%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (2.73%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (2.73%) ITIL
8 3 (2.73%) MVC
8 3 (2.73%) Project Management
8 3 (2.73%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (2.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (1.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.36%) SQL
2 11 (10.00%) C#
3 3 (2.73%) PHP
3 3 (2.73%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.82%) Delphi
4 2 (1.82%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.82%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.91%) Java
5 1 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (5.45%) ISEB
2 5 (4.55%) ACCA
2 5 (4.55%) CIMA
3 4 (3.64%) AAT
4 3 (2.73%) Degree
4 3 (2.73%) IIBA
5 2 (1.82%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.91%) APMP
6 1 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.91%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.91%) MCP
6 1 (0.91%) MCSE
6 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.91%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.91%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.91%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.82%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (11.82%) Oracle
1 13 (11.82%) SAP
2 10 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.36%) NetSuite
4 6 (5.45%) Adobe
5 5 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (3.64%) Infor
6 4 (3.64%) JD Edwards
6 4 (3.64%) Workday
7 3 (2.73%) Barracuda Networks
7 3 (2.73%) Epicor
7 3 (2.73%) HEAT Software
8 2 (1.82%) IFS
8 2 (1.82%) Kaspersky
9 1 (0.91%) JDA
9 1 (0.91%) Logi Analytics
9 1 (0.91%) Pegasus
9 1 (0.91%) Siemens
9 1 (0.91%) Zend
9 1 (0.91%) Zuora
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