The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Midlands region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage
Rank 115 97 102
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +5
Contract jobs citing Sage 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.055% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 0.11% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £240 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £380 £313
% change year-on-year
-13.15% +21.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.30 £16.20 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-30.24% +4.51%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1219 891 1078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 51.48% 48.61% 47.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 388 447
Average daily rate £350 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 114 97
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.09 £37.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Sage
England

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - - - - 3
Coventry - - - - 1
Halesowen - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Sage
England

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) HTML
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) VB
2 5 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) JSP
2 5 (71.43%) SOAP
2 5 (71.43%) XML
2 5 (71.43%) VB6
2 5 (71.43%) JSF
2 5 (71.43%) J2EE
2 5 (71.43%) Web Application Development
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) Ajax
3 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 1 (14.29%) WCF
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) CSS3
3 1 (14.29%) Sage 300 ERP
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) C#

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Sage 300 ERP
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Web Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Applications Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Java Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Web Applications Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Java Web Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Java Applications Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) J2EE
2 5 (71.43%) JSP
2 5 (71.43%) SOAP
2 5 (71.43%) XML
2 5 (71.43%) JSF
3 1 (14.29%) Ajax
3 1 (14.29%) WCF
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) CSS3
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Web Application Development
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) VB
2 5 (71.43%) VB6
2 5 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft