The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sage
Rank 120 106 100
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Contract jobs citing Sage 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.039% 0.14% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.084% 0.27% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Average daily rate £350 £275 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +14.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £240
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00
Sage
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1195 1092 1031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.08% 49.39% 48.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 556 500
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 107 60
Average hourly rate £15.83 £18.00 £17.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.08% +2.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.45 £30.00 £116.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.85% +6.06%

Sage
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sage across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sage Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Sage
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sage across the West Midlands region.

Sage Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Sage
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sage across the West Midlands region.

Sage Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Sage
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham - 1 £350 - 5
Sage
England

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 4 (57.14%) CRM
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (42.86%) ERP
2 3 (42.86%) Sage 300 ERP
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Sage CRM
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 1 (14.29%) Advertising
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Billing
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Epicor

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Sage 300 ERP
2 2 (28.57%) Sage CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Advertising
2 1 (14.29%) Billing
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Technical Support
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Business Process Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports Developer
2 1 (14.29%) ERP Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Process Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Report Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Server Support
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) CRM
2 3 (42.86%) ERP
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Epicor
1 1 (14.29%) Infor
1 1 (14.29%) JD Edwards
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) NetSuite
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) SAP