Period
to 16 December 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sage over the 6 months to 16 December 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Sage Group PLC.

Sage
UK > England
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 742 763 769
Rank change year-on-year +21 +6 +42
Contract jobs citing Sage 103 98 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 0.23% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 72 70
England median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £173 £190 £227
90th Percentile £536 £488 £538
UK median daily rate £403 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +15.00% -6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
England median hourly rate £17.00 £23.75 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.42% +23.38% +20.31%
10th Percentile £16.00 £14.63 £12.38
90th Percentile £18.00 £42.50 £26.13
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year -24.44% +16.88% +37.50%

Sage is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 40072 43036 44563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.44% 45.10% 43.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 25347 26606 26731
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £241 £249 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1300 1544 1891
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +4.67%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.44 £45.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +5.15%

Sage
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Sage as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Sage in England

Sage
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sage in England

Sage
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sage in England over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sage in England

Sage
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sage in England

Sage
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage within the England region over the 6 months to 16 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -30 37 £350 +7.69% 12
North of England +56 22 £350 +7.69% 16
South East -23 20 £450 +12.50% 18
North West +18 16 £350 -10.83% 11
Midlands +23 11 £500 +53.85% 12
East Midlands +5 8 £500 - 2
East of England -6 8 £450 +20.00% 3
Yorkshire +12 5 £350 +30.23% 2
South West -1 4 £375 - 4
West Midlands +20 3 £500 +53.85% 10
North East +68 1 £550 +100.00% 3
Sage
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, 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 England region with a requirement for Sage.

1 54 (52.43%) ERP
2 51 (49.51%) Finance
3 30 (29.13%) Advertising
4 25 (24.27%) Migration
5 22 (21.36%) Microsoft
5 22 (21.36%) Sage X3
6 20 (19.42%) SAP
7 18 (17.48%) Oracle
8 17 (16.50%) Manufacturing
9 16 (15.53%) SQL
9 16 (15.53%) CRM
10 15 (14.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (14.56%) Data Migration
11 12 (11.65%) Dynamics NAV
11 12 (11.65%) Infor
11 12 (11.65%) Windows
12 11 (10.68%) Project Management
12 11 (10.68%) Sage 200
12 11 (10.68%) Dynamics AX
13 10 (9.71%) NetSuite
13 10 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (9.71%) Business Analysis
13 10 (9.71%) SQL Server
13 10 (9.71%) Epicor
14 9 (8.74%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (8.74%) Workday
15 8 (7.77%) Unit4 Business World
15 8 (7.77%) Microsoft Office
15 8 (7.77%) ITIL
16 7 (6.80%) Lawson

Sage
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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.85%) MS Exchange
1 5 (4.85%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.91%) CMS
3 2 (1.94%) Confluence
3 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.94%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.94%) WordPress
4 1 (0.97%) IIS
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.91%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.91%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.94%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.94%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (21.36%) Sage X3
2 12 (11.65%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (10.68%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (10.68%) Sage 200
4 10 (9.71%) NetSuite
5 8 (7.77%) Unit4 Business World
6 7 (6.80%) Lawson
7 6 (5.83%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (4.85%) Sage 50
9 4 (3.88%) SAP Business One
10 3 (2.91%) iTrent
10 3 (2.91%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (2.91%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (2.91%) Sage CRM
11 2 (1.94%) Infor SunSystems
11 2 (1.94%) Oracle Cash Management
11 2 (1.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (1.94%) Payment Gateway
11 2 (1.94%) SAP MDG
11 2 (1.94%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.88%) FinancialForce
1 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.94%) Office 365
3 1 (0.97%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) 4G
1 2 (1.94%) Intranet
1 2 (1.94%) Skype
1 2 (1.94%) SMS
1 2 (1.94%) VPN
1 2 (1.94%) WAN
2 1 (0.97%) DNS
2 1 (0.97%) LAN
2 1 (0.97%) NAS
2 1 (0.97%) SAN
2 1 (0.97%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.85%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (3.88%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (3.88%) SAP Data Services
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.91%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.94%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.94%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.97%) EDMS
6 1 (0.97%) MS Access
6 1 (0.97%) Power BI
6 1 (0.97%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.94%) gulp
1 2 (1.94%) JIRA
1 2 (1.94%) Mocha
1 2 (1.94%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (49.51%) Finance
2 30 (29.13%) Advertising
3 17 (16.50%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.88%) Marketing
5 3 (2.91%) Retail
6 2 (1.94%) Back Office
6 2 (1.94%) Games
6 2 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.97%) Banking
7 1 (0.97%) Billing
7 1 (0.97%) German Language
Job Titles
1 27 (26.21%) Consultant
2 23 (22.33%) Analyst
3 18 (17.48%) Sage Consultant
4 12 (11.65%) Project Manager
5 11 (10.68%) Accountant
5 11 (10.68%) Systems Accountant
6 8 (7.77%) Business Analyst
6 8 (7.77%) Developer
7 6 (5.83%) ERP Analyst
7 6 (5.83%) Service Analyst
7 6 (5.83%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (4.85%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) Desktop Support
8 5 (4.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) ERP Business Analyst
8 5 (4.85%) ERP Manager
8 5 (4.85%) ERP Project Manager
8 5 (4.85%) Financial Analyst
8 5 (4.85%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.91%) CSS
1 3 (2.91%) HTML
2 2 (1.94%) Angular 2
2 2 (1.94%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.94%) CSS3
2 2 (1.94%) HTML5
2 2 (1.94%) jQuery
2 2 (1.94%) MEAN Stack
2 2 (1.94%) Node.js
2 2 (1.94%) SAP PI
2 2 (1.94%) Sass
2 2 (1.94%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (0.97%) .NET
3 1 (0.97%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.94%) Handset
2 2 (1.94%) Spread Betting
3 1 (0.97%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.97%) BYOD
3 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.97%) Life Science
3 1 (0.97%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.97%) Replication
3 1 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.65%) Windows
2 6 (5.83%) Windows 7
3 5 (4.85%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.88%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.91%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.97%) Android
6 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.97%) Linux
6 1 (0.97%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (52.43%) ERP
2 25 (24.27%) Migration
3 16 (15.53%) CRM
4 15 (14.56%) Data Migration
4 15 (14.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (10.68%) Project Management
6 10 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (9.71%) Business Analysis
7 8 (7.77%) ITIL
8 5 (4.85%) ETL
8 5 (4.85%) Validation
9 4 (3.88%) Change Management
9 4 (3.88%) Cutover Planning
9 4 (3.88%) DevOps
9 4 (3.88%) ETL Development
9 4 (3.88%) Planning and Forecasting
9 4 (3.88%) Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (3.88%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (2.91%) Logistics
10 3 (2.91%) Order to Cash
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.53%) SQL
2 5 (4.85%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.94%) C
3 2 (1.94%) C#
3 2 (1.94%) PHP
4 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (2.91%) ACCA
1 3 (2.91%) CIMA
1 3 (2.91%) IIBA
2 2 (1.94%) AAT
2 2 (1.94%) CBAP
2 2 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.97%) ISEB
3 1 (0.97%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.94%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.97%) GAAP
2 1 (0.97%) IFRS
2 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (5.83%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.97%) SCCM
1 1 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (21.36%) Microsoft
2 20 (19.42%) SAP
3 18 (17.48%) Oracle
4 12 (11.65%) Infor
5 10 (9.71%) Epicor
6 9 (8.74%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (8.74%) Workday
7 7 (6.80%) JD Edwards
8 5 (4.85%) Cisco
9 4 (3.88%) Cognos
9 4 (3.88%) Xero
10 3 (2.91%) CODA
10 3 (2.91%) IFS
11 2 (1.94%) Adobe
11 2 (1.94%) Baan
11 2 (1.94%) GoCardless
11 2 (1.94%) PayPal
11 2 (1.94%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (1.94%) VMware
11 2 (1.94%) WorldPay