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 28 April 2015 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sage
Rank 111 115 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Sage 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.085% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.51% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£420 £240 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £340 £383
% change year-on-year
+13.97% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.30 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -19.28%
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
1361 1191 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.86% 50.79% 48.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 756 577 370
Average daily rate £365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £216 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £483 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 86 111
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 28 April 2015. 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
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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
Staffordshire -7 4 - - 2
Warwickshire - 1 £420 -
Birmingham - 1 £450 - 3
Sage
England

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 7 (70.00%) CRM
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (20.00%) Line 500
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (20.00%) ERP
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (20.00%) System Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Data Mapping
4 2 (20.00%) Sage 1000
4 2 (20.00%) Data Transformation
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (10.00%) Talend
5 1 (10.00%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (10.00%) IBM
5 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (20.00%) Line 500
2 2 (20.00%) Sage 1000
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (10.00%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Sage Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
1 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) CRM
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) ERP
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) System Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Data Mapping
3 2 (20.00%) Data Transformation
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Information Management
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Talend
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) IBM