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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sage
Rank 576 581 537
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -44
Contract jobs citing Sage 54 35 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.062% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 0.14% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 38
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £283 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £500 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £19.20 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -25.00%

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
25534 25780 24676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.74% 45.60% 46.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15145 14434 13654
Average daily rate £400 £382 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.84% -0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £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 1095 1118 1116
Average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.49
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.51%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +9 52 £375 +3.44% 92
London -2 20 £325 -35.00% 21
City of London +21 11 £325 +132.14% 4
South East -11 8 £450 +28.57% 13
Yorkshire -19 7 £400 +14.28% 4
West Midlands +10 5 £398 +22.30% 11
North West -27 5 £388 - 16
North Yorkshire - 5 £400 -
York - 4 £400 -
Manchester -18 3 £388 - 6
Hampshire -2 2 £400 +18.51% 1
South West -7 2 £338 - 3
Wales - 2 £275 - 2
South Wales - 2 £275 - 2
Shropshire - 2 - - 1
Cheshire - 2 £400 - 3
Berkshire - 2 £393 - 4
Telford - 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire +5 1 £450 - 4
East of England +4 1 £450 +40.62% 5
Dorset 0 1 £450 -
Staffordshire -13 1 £398 +37.06% 1
North East - 1 £300 - 5
Wiltshire - 1 £225 -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Stafford - 1 £398 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £300 - 2
Reading - 1 £550 - 3
Windsor - 1 £235 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £600 - 1

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 43 (39.81%) Finance
2 35 (32.41%) ERP
3 34 (31.48%) CRM
4 24 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 23 (21.30%) SQL
6 20 (18.52%) SAP
6 20 (18.52%) Dynamics CRM
7 16 (14.81%) Project Management
7 16 (14.81%) Sage 200
8 15 (13.89%) Advertising
9 14 (12.96%) Migration
9 14 (12.96%) MS Excel
10 12 (11.11%) ETL
10 12 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (10.19%) Crystal Reports
11 11 (10.19%) Sage ERP X3
12 10 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (9.26%) Data Migration
12 10 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (8.33%) PRINCE2
13 9 (8.33%) SAP CRM
13 9 (8.33%) Sage CRM
14 8 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (7.41%) Windows
14 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
14 8 (7.41%) Sage 1000
15 7 (6.48%) NetSuite
15 7 (6.48%) Business Analysis
15 7 (6.48%) Oracle
15 7 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management

Sage
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.85%) NetWeaver
3 2 (1.85%) IIS
3 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.93%) CMS
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.93%) SugarCRM
4 1 (0.93%) WorkSite
4 1 (0.93%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (12.96%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.56%) MS Office
3 2 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (18.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (14.81%) Sage 200
3 11 (10.19%) Sage ERP X3
4 9 (8.33%) Sage CRM
4 9 (8.33%) SAP CRM
5 8 (7.41%) Sage 1000
6 6 (5.56%) GoldMine
7 5 (4.63%) Line 50
7 5 (4.63%) Line 500
8 3 (2.78%) Sage 50
8 3 (2.78%) CODA-Financials
9 2 (1.85%) Sage 300 ERP
9 2 (1.85%) Sage BI
9 2 (1.85%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.93%) Sage MMS
10 1 (0.93%) Orchard Housing
10 1 (0.93%) Aareon QL
10 1 (0.93%) OPENHousing
10 1 (0.93%) MIS ActiveH
10 1 (0.93%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.70%) Office 365
2 3 (2.78%) Sage Pay
3 1 (0.93%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.93%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.93%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (2.78%) ATM
2 3 (2.78%) WAN
2 3 (2.78%) Firewall
3 2 (1.85%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.85%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.85%) SAN
3 2 (1.85%) MPLS
3 2 (1.85%) LAN
3 2 (1.85%) VLAN
3 2 (1.85%) Network Security
4 1 (0.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.19%) Crystal Reports
2 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.85%) PerformancePoint
6 2 (1.85%) Big Data
6 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.85%) ProClarity
6 2 (1.85%) QlikView
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.93%) MS Access
7 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.93%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.93%) JIRA
2 1 (0.93%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 43 (39.81%) Finance
2 15 (13.89%) Advertising
3 6 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.63%) Billing
4 5 (4.63%) Marketing
5 4 (3.70%) Retail
6 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.85%) Legal
7 2 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.93%) Front Office
8 1 (0.93%) Banking
8 1 (0.93%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (20.37%) Consultant
2 21 (19.44%) Project Manager
2 21 (19.44%) Analyst
3 17 (15.74%) Sage Consultant
4 15 (13.89%) Developer
5 8 (7.41%) Business Analyst
6 7 (6.48%) Architect
7 6 (5.56%) CRM Manager
7 6 (5.56%) CRM Project Manager
8 5 (4.63%) Implementation Consultant
8 5 (4.63%) CRM Consultant
8 5 (4.63%) Technical Architect
8 5 (4.63%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.70%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.70%) ERP Consultant
9 4 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
10 3 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 3 (2.78%) Programmer
10 3 (2.78%) Support Analyst
10 3 (2.78%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.63%) Web Services
2 4 (3.70%) XML
3 3 (2.78%) Middleware
4 2 (1.85%) .NET
5 1 (0.93%) XML Messaging
5 1 (0.93%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.78%) APACS
2 3 (2.78%) EPoS
2 3 (2.78%) EMV
2 3 (2.78%) Chip and PIN
2 3 (2.78%) EFT
3 2 (1.85%) iPhone
3 2 (1.85%) iPad
4 1 (0.93%) User Experience
4 1 (0.93%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.93%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.93%) FMCG
4 1 (0.93%) EFTPOS
4 1 (0.93%) NHS
4 1 (0.93%) Smartcard
4 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.41%) Windows
2 4 (3.70%) Windows XP
2 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (3.70%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.85%) Android
4 2 (1.85%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.85%) Windows CE
4 2 (1.85%) Linux
4 2 (1.85%) Windows Phone
4 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.85%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.93%) CentOS
5 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.41%) ERP
2 34 (31.48%) CRM
3 16 (14.81%) Project Management
4 14 (12.96%) Migration
5 12 (11.11%) ETL
6 10 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (9.26%) Data Migration
7 9 (8.33%) PRINCE2
8 7 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (6.48%) Business Analysis
9 6 (5.56%) EAI
9 6 (5.56%) SOA
10 4 (3.70%) System Testing
10 4 (3.70%) Data Mapping
10 4 (3.70%) Data Transformation
11 3 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (2.78%) Change Management
11 3 (2.78%) Project Planning
11 3 (2.78%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.30%) SQL
2 5 (4.63%) C#
3 3 (2.78%) Java
4 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (2.78%) ACCA
1 3 (2.78%) CIMA
2 2 (1.85%) ISEB
2 2 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.93%) Degree
3 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.93%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 20 (18.52%) SAP
3 12 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (6.48%) Oracle
4 7 (6.48%) NetSuite
5 6 (5.56%) HP
6 4 (3.70%) VMware
6 4 (3.70%) ProCurve
7 3 (2.78%) VocaLink
7 3 (2.78%) TSYS
7 3 (2.78%) VeriFone
7 3 (2.78%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 3 (2.78%) CODA
7 3 (2.78%) Dell
7 3 (2.78%) WorldPay
7 3 (2.78%) Elavon
7 3 (2.78%) Ingenico
7 3 (2.78%) Ceridian
8 2 (1.85%) Marketo
8 2 (1.85%) Aerohive Networks
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