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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage
Rank 560 546 502
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -44
Contract jobs citing Sage 35 36 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.070% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.15% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 33
Average daily rate
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£338 £245 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.75% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £153 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £240 £350
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -31.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -26.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

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
25051 23888 23758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.40% 46.29% 47.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14924 13568 12329
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +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 £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1174 1118 1406
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.41 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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 -42 22 £300 +22.44% 55
South Wales -12 9 £400 - 2
Wales -16 9 £400 - 2
London +10 7 £375 +50.00% 13
South East -20 7 £241 -25.76% 15
West Yorkshire -7 4 £313 - 1
Yorkshire -7 4 £313 +108.33% 3
City of London +7 3 £300 +25.65% 4
Leeds -3 3 £313 -
Staffordshire +2 2 £263 +9.37%
West Midlands -16 2 £263 +9.37% 4
Surrey - 2 £170 - 3
Hampshire - 2 £313 - 4
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £263 -
Cardiff - 2 £400 - 2
Cheshire +9 1 - - 4
Nottinghamshire +6 1 £350 +79.48% 1
Nottingham +2 1 £350 +79.48% 1
East Midlands +1 1 £350 +79.48% 2
North West -11 1 - - 11
Wiltshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
South West - - - - 4
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 2
Farnborough - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Hook - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Leicester - - - -

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (43.28%) CRM
2 24 (35.82%) SQL
3 19 (28.36%) Microsoft
4 18 (26.87%) Finance
5 11 (16.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (16.42%) Marketing
5 11 (16.42%) Analytics
6 10 (14.93%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
7 9 (13.43%) VBA
8 8 (11.94%) E-Commerce
8 8 (11.94%) MS Exchange
8 8 (11.94%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
9 7 (10.45%) Windows
10 6 (8.96%) MS Access
10 6 (8.96%) Oracle
10 6 (8.96%) Migration
10 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (7.46%) Windows 7
11 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (7.46%) MS Office
11 5 (7.46%) SAP
11 5 (7.46%) MS Excel
11 5 (7.46%) VPN
11 5 (7.46%) Citrix
12 4 (5.97%) Avaya
12 4 (5.97%) Active Directory
12 4 (5.97%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (5.97%) PRINCE2

Sage
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (11.94%) MS Exchange
1 8 (11.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.97%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.49%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Office
1 5 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.49%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (16.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (5.97%) Sage 200
3 3 (4.48%) GoldMine
3 3 (4.48%) Sage 300 ERP
3 3 (4.48%) SAP CRM
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (2.99%) Sage 1000
4 2 (2.99%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.99%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (2.99%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (1.49%) SAP Business One
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (1.49%) Exchequer
5 1 (1.49%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) VPN
2 3 (4.48%) Intranet
2 3 (4.48%) Firewall
2 3 (4.48%) DNS
2 3 (4.48%) DHCP
2 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.48%) ATM
3 2 (2.99%) 3G
3 2 (2.99%) VoIP
3 2 (2.99%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.49%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.96%) MS Access
3 4 (5.97%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.48%) MySQL
5 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.99%) OLAP
5 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.99%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.99%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.49%) QlikView
6 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Toad
General
1 18 (26.87%) Finance
2 11 (16.42%) Marketing
3 2 (2.99%) Back Office
4 1 (1.49%) Private Banking
4 1 (1.49%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.49%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (29.85%) Analyst
2 13 (19.40%) Developer
3 9 (13.43%) Project Manager
4 8 (11.94%) Architect
4 8 (11.94%) Consultant
4 8 (11.94%) CRM Developer
4 8 (11.94%) MI Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) CRM Architect
6 5 (7.46%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.48%) Sage Consultant
8 3 (4.48%) CRM Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) CRM Project Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Technical Support
9 2 (2.99%) Migration Consultant
9 2 (2.99%) Data Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Technical Support Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) .NET
2 3 (4.48%) HTML
3 2 (2.99%) CSS
3 2 (2.99%) jQuery
3 2 (2.99%) MDX
4 1 (1.49%) JSON
4 1 (1.49%) JSF
4 1 (1.49%) HTML5
4 1 (1.49%) CSS3
4 1 (1.49%) WebSockets
4 1 (1.49%) Underscore.js
4 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.49%) X-Windows
4 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.49%) J2EE
4 1 (1.49%) JSP
4 1 (1.49%) SOAP
4 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.48%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.48%) APACS
2 3 (4.48%) EPoS
2 3 (4.48%) EMV
2 3 (4.48%) Chip and PIN
2 3 (4.48%) EFT
3 2 (2.99%) Data Extraction
3 2 (2.99%) Statistics
4 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.49%) iPhone
4 1 (1.49%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.49%) iPad
4 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.49%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.49%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.45%) Windows
2 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (7.46%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.99%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.99%) Linux
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.49%) Android
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.28%) CRM
2 11 (16.42%) Analytics
3 8 (11.94%) E-Commerce
4 6 (8.96%) Migration
5 4 (5.97%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.97%) Project Management
5 4 (5.97%) Business Analysis
6 3 (4.48%) Data Mapping
6 3 (4.48%) Campaign Analysis
6 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.48%) ITIL
6 3 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (4.48%) EAI
6 3 (4.48%) ERP
6 3 (4.48%) SOA
6 3 (4.48%) ETL
7 2 (2.99%) User Stories
7 2 (2.99%) BPMN
7 2 (2.99%) Data Migration
7 2 (2.99%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.82%) SQL
2 9 (13.43%) VBA
3 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.99%) C#
4 2 (2.99%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.49%) VB6
5 1 (1.49%) VB
5 1 (1.49%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
1 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.49%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) ISO 8583
2 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (5.97%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.49%) Terminal Server
Vendors
1 19 (28.36%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.93%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (8.96%) Oracle
4 5 (7.46%) SAP
4 5 (7.46%) Citrix
5 4 (5.97%) Avaya
5 4 (5.97%) NetSuite
6 3 (4.48%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 3 (4.48%) VMware
6 3 (4.48%) VocaLink
6 3 (4.48%) TSYS
6 3 (4.48%) VeriFone
6 3 (4.48%) Siemens
6 3 (4.48%) Cisco
7 2 (2.99%) CODA
7 2 (2.99%) Sun
7 2 (2.99%) RedPrairie
7 2 (2.99%) Zoho
7 2 (2.99%) Mitel
7 2 (2.99%) Google
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