Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 733 762 761
Rank change year-on-year +29 -1 -13
Contract jobs citing Sage 137 85 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.093% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% 0.22% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 61 86
England median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £215 £275 £195
90th Percentile £569 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 9
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% +16.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £20.30 £17.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £61.65 £17.75 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +22.86% +11.11% -7.35%

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 39,625 39,424 44,265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.02% 43.20% 44.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,812 24,515 27,467
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £245
90th Percentile £630 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,491 1,276 1,551
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.49 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.06% +2.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.75 £45.22 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 17 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sage in England over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 October 2018. 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 +3 38 £425 +21.43% 47
North of England -2 36 £325 -23.98% 57
Midlands -18 21 £500 - 36
Yorkshire +1 17 £325 -7.14% 17
East of England +8 15 £425 +13.33% 17
South East -9 15 £325 -21.21% 51
West Midlands -9 15 £500 +33.33% 27
North West -11 15 £500 +11.11% 28
South West -14 7 £350 +55.56% 20
East Midlands -3 6 £438 -12.50% 9
North East +5 4 £256 -35.94% 12
Sage
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Sage also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Sage.

1 82 (59.85%) ERP
2 73 (53.28%) Advertising
3 64 (46.72%) Finance
4 51 (37.23%) SQL
5 50 (36.50%) Sage 200
6 38 (27.74%) Sage X3
7 31 (22.63%) Manufacturing
8 28 (20.44%) Crystal Reports
9 27 (19.71%) CRM
9 27 (19.71%) SQL Server
10 16 (11.68%) Migration
10 16 (11.68%) Microsoft
11 15 (10.95%) Oracle
11 15 (10.95%) Project Management
12 14 (10.22%) Data Migration
13 13 (9.49%) Sage 50
13 13 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (8.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (8.03%) Windows
16 10 (7.30%) Microsoft Excel
16 10 (7.30%) Sage CRM
17 9 (6.57%) SQL Server 2012
17 9 (6.57%) SQL Server 2016
17 9 (6.57%) SAP
17 9 (6.57%) .NET
17 9 (6.57%) C#
18 8 (5.84%) ETL
18 8 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
18 8 (5.84%) Dynamics CRM
18 8 (5.84%) FMCG

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 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.92%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.19%) CMS
3 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.19%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.73%) Moodle
5 1 (0.73%) Totara
5 1 (0.73%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (7.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 50 (36.50%) Sage 200
2 38 (27.74%) Sage X3
3 13 (9.49%) Sage 50
4 10 (7.30%) Sage CRM
5 8 (5.84%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (4.38%) Line 500
7 5 (3.65%) Sage 300 ERP
8 4 (2.92%) Sage 1000
9 3 (2.19%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (2.19%) Magento
9 3 (2.19%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (1.46%) NetSuite
10 2 (1.46%) Sage BI
10 2 (1.46%) SAP HR
11 1 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.73%) Exchequer
11 1 (0.73%) Line 50
11 1 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.73%) Payment Gateway
11 1 (0.73%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.38%) Office 365
2 3 (2.19%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (1.46%) Boomi
3 2 (1.46%) G Suite
3 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.46%) SaaS
4 1 (0.73%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.73%) PaaS
4 1 (0.73%) Sage Pay
4 1 (0.73%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.92%) Intranet
1 4 (2.92%) Skype
1 4 (2.92%) VPN
2 2 (1.46%) 4G
2 2 (1.46%) Firewall
2 2 (1.46%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.46%) VoIP
2 2 (1.46%) WAN
3 1 (0.73%) DHCP
3 1 (0.73%) DNS
3 1 (0.73%) FTP
3 1 (0.73%) LAN
3 1 (0.73%) MQTT
3 1 (0.73%) Network Security
3 1 (0.73%) PABX
3 1 (0.73%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (20.44%) Crystal Reports
2 27 (19.71%) SQL Server
3 12 (8.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (6.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (6.57%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.46%) MS Access
5 2 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.73%) Firebird
6 1 (0.73%) MySQL
6 1 (0.73%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.46%) JIRA
1 2 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.46%) Toad
2 1 (0.73%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.73%) gulp
2 1 (0.73%) LSMW
2 1 (0.73%) Visual Studio
General
1 73 (53.28%) Advertising
2 64 (46.72%) Finance
3 31 (22.63%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.19%) Retail
5 2 (1.46%) Banking
5 2 (1.46%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (37.23%) Consultant
2 47 (34.31%) Sage Consultant
3 21 (15.33%) Sage 200 Consultant
4 19 (13.87%) Project Manager
5 16 (11.68%) Accountant
6 14 (10.22%) Analyst
6 14 (10.22%) Developer
7 13 (9.49%) Systems Accountant
8 10 (7.30%) Sage Developer
9 7 (5.11%) ERP Manager
9 7 (5.11%) ERP Project Manager
10 6 (4.38%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.65%) ERP Consultant
11 5 (3.65%) Systems Analyst
12 4 (2.92%) Applications Support
12 4 (2.92%) Business Analyst
12 4 (2.92%) IT Manager
12 4 (2.92%) Sage 200 Developer
13 3 (2.19%) Finance Business Analyst
13 3 (2.19%) Finance Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.57%) .NET
2 4 (2.92%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.92%) Web Services
2 4 (2.92%) XML
3 3 (2.19%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.46%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.46%) CSS
4 2 (1.46%) HTML
4 2 (1.46%) jQuery
4 2 (1.46%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.46%) XML Schema
5 1 (0.73%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.73%) Ajax
5 1 (0.73%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.73%) JSON
5 1 (0.73%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.73%) SOAP
5 1 (0.73%) WCF
5 1 (0.73%) WSDL
5 1 (0.73%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.84%) FMCG
2 4 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.19%) Fintech
4 2 (1.46%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.46%) Handset
4 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.46%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.73%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.73%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.73%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.73%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.73%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.73%) iPhone
5 1 (0.73%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.73%) PMI
5 1 (0.73%) SCORM
5 1 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.03%) Windows
2 6 (4.38%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.92%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.19%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.46%) Android
6 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.73%) Linux
7 1 (0.73%) Unix
7 1 (0.73%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.73%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (59.85%) ERP
2 27 (19.71%) CRM
3 16 (11.68%) Migration
4 15 (10.95%) Project Management
5 14 (10.22%) Data Migration
6 13 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (5.84%) ETL
8 6 (4.38%) Business Analysis
9 5 (3.65%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (3.65%) Logistics
9 5 (3.65%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (3.65%) Programme Management
10 4 (2.92%) MVC
10 4 (2.92%) Validation
11 3 (2.19%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (2.19%) Data Analysis
11 3 (2.19%) Time Management
11 3 (2.19%) Waterfall
11 3 (2.19%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 51 (37.23%) SQL
2 9 (6.57%) C#
3 7 (5.11%) VBA
4 5 (3.65%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.65%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.19%) C++
5 3 (2.19%) PHP
6 2 (1.46%) C
7 1 (0.73%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (3.65%) CIMA
2 3 (2.19%) AAT
2 3 (2.19%) ACCA
2 3 (2.19%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.46%) CCAB
3 2 (1.46%) Degree
3 2 (1.46%) Master's Degree
3 2 (1.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.19%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.46%) GDPR
3 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.73%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.73%) PaperCut
1 1 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (0.73%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (11.68%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.95%) Oracle
3 9 (6.57%) SAP
4 3 (2.19%) Remedy
4 3 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.19%) SnapLogic
4 3 (2.19%) Sun
4 3 (2.19%) Workday
5 2 (1.46%) Apttus
5 2 (1.46%) BMC
5 2 (1.46%) Cisco
5 2 (1.46%) Epicor
5 2 (1.46%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.46%) VMware
5 2 (1.46%) Yardi
6 1 (0.73%) Infor
6 1 (0.73%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.73%) Siemens
6 1 (0.73%) Spiceworks
6 1 (0.73%) WatchGuard