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 27 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sage
Rank 145 108 120
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +12
Contract jobs citing Sage 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.21% 0.042%
As % of the Vendors category 0.27% 0.48% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £356 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.17% -1.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £340
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-20.58% +54.54%
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
1495 1050 1177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.21% 44.14% 49.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 560 543
Median daily rate £400 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 79 86
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.77 £11.93 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £30.00 £34.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 27 July 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
Warwickshire -5 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
Sage
England

Sage
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 (33.33%) ERP
1 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Lotus
1 2 (33.33%) Intel Security
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) IBM Notes
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 2 (33.33%) Advertising
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) WSUS
1 2 (33.33%) Sage 1000
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) Kaseya
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Sage 200
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (16.67%) CRM

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 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) IBM Notes
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Sage 1000
2 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Sage 200
General
1 2 (33.33%) Advertising
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
1 2 (33.33%) Sage 500 Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Sage Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) CRM Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 1 (16.67%) First Line Help Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Intel Security
1 2 (33.33%) Kaseya
1 2 (33.33%) Lotus
1 2 (33.33%) VMware