The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Line 500 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Line 500 over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Sage Line 500
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 613 604
Contract jobs citing Line 500 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England - 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Business Applications category - 0.025% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -27.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Line 500 is in the business application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for business application skills.

Contract Business Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 3531 3946 4229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 8.49% 7.99% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2161 2418 2475
Median daily rate £450 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 44 39
Median hourly rate £37.00 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.54% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £9.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £63.16 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.39 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +39.58% +57.14%  

Line 500
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Line 500 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Business Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Line 500 in England

Line 500
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Line 500 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Line 500 in England

Line 500
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Line 500 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Line 500 in England

Line 500
Top 5 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Line 500 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 England region with a requirement for Line 500.

1 1 (100.00%) Sage
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Document Management
1 1 (100.00%) Procure-to-Pay

Line 500
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Document Management
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Procure-to-Pay
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Sage