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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sage
Rank 139 123 117
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Contract jobs citing Sage 2 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.070% 0.26% 0.042%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.52% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £450 £420 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £400 £340
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 - £11.30
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
1397 1338 1187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.74% 49.96% 50.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 762 565
Median daily rate £375 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £520 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 89 79
Median hourly rate £12.50 £24.50 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.97% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

Sage
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Sage as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
Birmingham -2 1 £450 - 2
Coventry - 1 - - 1
Sage
England

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Sage.

1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Advertising
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) NetSuite
2 1 (33.33%) WSUS
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Infor
2 1 (33.33%) Kaseya
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Epicor

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) CRM Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ERP Developer
2 1 (33.33%) First Line Help Desk Support
2 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (33.33%) Report Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) ERP
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Epicor
1 1 (33.33%) Infor
1 1 (33.33%) Intel Security
1 1 (33.33%) JD Edwards
1 1 (33.33%) Kaseya
1 1 (33.33%) Lotus
1 1 (33.33%) NetSuite
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) VMware