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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sage
Rank 592 603 611
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +8
Contract jobs citing Sage 65 58 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.10% 0.054%
As % of the Vendors category 0.27% 0.23% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 40 22
Median daily rate £358 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £249 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.00 £19.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £17.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+22.05% +25.92%

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
24006 24762 25965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.85% 43.28% 45.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14651 14641 14653
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 858 1077 1171
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.80 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +38 63 £365 -2.66% 63
South East +29 17 £350 -30.00% 9
London -9 17 £295 -9.23% 17
Yorkshire +8 8 £269 -32.81% 6
North West +16 7 £393 +4.66% 10
Surrey +13 7 £200 - 2
South West +12 6 £381 -15.27% 7
West Yorkshire +7 5 £250 +25.00% 2
City of London +4 4 £258 -20.76% 1
Berkshire +10 3 £475 +21.01% 1
Leeds +9 3 £288 - 2
Dorset +7 3 £375 -16.66% 5
East of England +7 3 £375 -16.66% 4
Manchester -5 3 £410 +9.33% 2
West Midlands -23 3 £319 -19.81% 3
Essex - 3 £375 - 1
Lancashire - 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 £388 -
Bournemouth - 3 £375 - 3
Cheltenham - 3 £388 -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Epsom - 2 £200 -
Harlow - 2 £375 -
Hampshire - 2 - - 3
South Wales +21 1 £300 +9.09%
Wales +20 1 £300 +9.09%
Reading +15 1 - -
Scotland +8 1 - - 1
Cheshire +7 1 £325 -18.75% 6
Windsor +3 1 £488 +107.44%

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 51 (42.15%) Finance
2 39 (32.23%) ERP
3 29 (23.97%) CRM
4 28 (23.14%) Oracle
5 24 (19.83%) Microsoft
5 24 (19.83%) Advertising
6 21 (17.36%) SQL
7 19 (15.70%) SAP
7 19 (15.70%) Sage 200
8 18 (14.88%) Dynamics CRM
9 16 (13.22%) Sage X3
10 15 (12.40%) SQL Server
11 14 (11.57%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (10.74%) MS Office
12 13 (10.74%) Manufacturing
13 12 (9.92%) Degree
14 11 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (8.26%) Windows
15 10 (8.26%) ISEB
15 10 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (8.26%) SharePoint
15 10 (8.26%) MS Excel
16 9 (7.44%) Adobe
16 9 (7.44%) WordPress
16 9 (7.44%) NetSuite
16 9 (7.44%) Business Analysis
17 8 (6.61%) Marketing
17 8 (6.61%) Security Cleared
17 8 (6.61%) SEO
17 8 (6.61%) Siebel

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 10 (8.26%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.44%) WordPress
3 5 (4.13%) CMS
3 5 (4.13%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.31%) IBM Notes
4 4 (3.31%) IIS
4 4 (3.31%) Umbraco
5 3 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.48%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.65%) IBM Domino
6 2 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.83%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (10.74%) MS Office
2 10 (8.26%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (5.79%) Photoshop
4 4 (3.31%) InDesign
5 3 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.48%) MS Project
6 1 (0.83%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 19 (15.70%) Sage 200
2 18 (14.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (13.22%) Sage X3
4 6 (4.96%) Sage 1000
5 5 (4.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (4.13%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 4 (3.31%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (3.31%) Sage CRM
7 3 (2.48%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (2.48%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (1.65%) Line 500
8 2 (1.65%) Magento
8 2 (1.65%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (1.65%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (1.65%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (1.65%) Sage 300 ERP
8 2 (1.65%) Sage 50
8 2 (1.65%) SAP CO
8 2 (1.65%) SAP FI
8 2 (1.65%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.61%) SaaS
2 5 (4.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 3 (2.48%) Office 365
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.83%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.83%) Sage Pay
4 1 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.83%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.31%) Intranet
1 4 (3.31%) Skype
1 4 (3.31%) Wireless
2 2 (1.65%) LAN
2 2 (1.65%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.65%) WAN
3 1 (0.83%) ADSL
3 1 (0.83%) ATM
3 1 (0.83%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.83%) Firewall
3 1 (0.83%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.83%) VoIP
3 1 (0.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.79%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (5.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (5.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.96%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.65%) MS Access
6 2 (1.65%) MySQL
6 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.65%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.65%) QlikView
6 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.65%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.83%) Big Data
7 1 (0.83%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Bower
1 3 (2.48%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.48%) Grunt
1 3 (2.48%) gulp
1 3 (2.48%) Subversion
1 3 (2.48%) Vagrant
1 3 (2.48%) webpack
2 2 (1.65%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.83%) JIRA
3 1 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
General
1 51 (42.15%) Finance
2 24 (19.83%) Advertising
3 13 (10.74%) Manufacturing
4 8 (6.61%) Marketing
5 6 (4.96%) Back Office
6 4 (3.31%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.65%) Front Office
8 1 (0.83%) Billing
8 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (26.45%) Analyst
2 27 (22.31%) Developer
3 18 (14.88%) Business Analyst
4 14 (11.57%) Consultant
5 11 (9.09%) Administrator
5 11 (9.09%) Sage Consultant
5 11 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
6 10 (8.26%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.79%) Business Systems Analyst
7 7 (5.79%) Financial Analyst
8 6 (4.96%) Cloud Administrator
8 6 (4.96%) ERP Analyst
8 6 (4.96%) SAP Analyst
9 5 (4.13%) Finance Business Analyst
9 5 (4.13%) Sage 500 Consultant
9 5 (4.13%) WordPress Developer
10 4 (3.31%) ERP Business Analyst
10 4 (3.31%) ERP Manager
10 4 (3.31%) ERP Project Manager
10 4 (3.31%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.79%) HTML
2 6 (4.96%) SOAP
2 6 (4.96%) Web Services
3 5 (4.13%) .NET
3 5 (4.13%) CSS
3 5 (4.13%) jQuery
3 5 (4.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (3.31%) XML
5 3 (2.48%) Ajax
5 3 (2.48%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.48%) JSON
6 2 (1.65%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.65%) ODBC
7 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.83%) COM
7 1 (0.83%) HTML5
7 1 (0.83%) Kendo UI
7 1 (0.83%) Middleware
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.13%) Blog
2 5 (4.13%) Social Media
3 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.65%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.65%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.83%) APACS
5 1 (0.83%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.83%) EFT
5 1 (0.83%) EFTPOS
5 1 (0.83%) EMV
5 1 (0.83%) EPoS
5 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.83%) PMI
5 1 (0.83%) Replication
5 1 (0.83%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.83%) Xserve
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.26%) Windows
2 5 (4.13%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.31%) Linux
3 4 (3.31%) Windows 10
3 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.48%) Android
5 2 (1.65%) Unix
5 2 (1.65%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.65%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.65%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (32.23%) ERP
2 29 (23.97%) CRM
3 11 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (7.44%) Business Analysis
6 8 (6.61%) Process Improvement
6 8 (6.61%) SEO
7 7 (5.79%) E-Commerce
7 7 (5.79%) Project Management
7 7 (5.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (5.79%) Workflow
8 6 (4.96%) Document Management
8 6 (4.96%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (4.96%) Migration
9 5 (4.13%) Data Mapping
9 5 (4.13%) Data Modelling
9 5 (4.13%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (3.31%) ETL
10 4 (3.31%) ITIL
10 4 (3.31%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.36%) SQL
2 8 (6.61%) C#
3 7 (5.79%) PHP
4 6 (4.96%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.65%) Delphi
5 2 (1.65%) Java
6 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (9.92%) Degree
2 10 (8.26%) ISEB
3 8 (6.61%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.48%) ACCA
4 3 (2.48%) CIMA
4 3 (2.48%) MCSE
4 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.65%) IIBA
5 2 (1.65%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.83%) AAT
6 1 (0.83%) APMP
6 1 (0.83%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.83%) MCP
6 1 (0.83%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.65%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.83%) COBIT
2 1 (0.83%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.48%) Ansible
2 2 (1.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.65%) WSUS
3 1 (0.83%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 28 (23.14%) Oracle
2 24 (19.83%) Microsoft
3 19 (15.70%) SAP
4 14 (11.57%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (7.44%) Adobe
5 9 (7.44%) NetSuite
6 8 (6.61%) Siebel
7 5 (4.13%) FrontRange
8 4 (3.31%) Apple
8 4 (3.31%) Barracuda Networks
8 4 (3.31%) JD Edwards
8 4 (3.31%) Lotus
8 4 (3.31%) Northgate
9 3 (2.48%) arcserve
9 3 (2.48%) Epicor
9 3 (2.48%) Infor
9 3 (2.48%) Kaspersky
9 3 (2.48%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (2.48%) VMware
10 2 (1.65%) Zend
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