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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 538 609 588
Rank change year-on-year +71 -21  
Contract jobs citing Sage 43 31 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.060% 0.072%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 19
Median daily rate £363 £306 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.36% -18.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £228 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £450 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £285 £375
% change year-on-year +22.80% -24.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £11.00 -

Sage is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18654 22625 23354
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.68% 43.95% 45.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11561 14128 13530
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £571 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 740 1016
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.09 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.60 £44.82 £40.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.47% +8.57%  

Sage
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Sage as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 24 April 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. 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 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
London +45 24 £400 +14.28% 25
South East +23 5 £375 +50.00% 10
East of England +6 4 £475 +35.71% 2
South West +2 4 £295 +24.21% 6
Yorkshire +30 3 £325 +18.18% 2
East Midlands - 2 - - 5
North West - 1 £450 - 16
Sage
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 31 (36.47%) Finance
2 28 (32.94%) ERP
3 27 (31.76%) Advertising
4 19 (22.35%) Migration
5 18 (21.18%) Sage 50
6 16 (18.82%) Sage 200
7 14 (16.47%) Sage X3
7 14 (16.47%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (16.47%) Microsoft
8 13 (15.29%) SQL
8 13 (15.29%) Oracle
9 12 (14.12%) SQL Server
10 11 (12.94%) NetSuite
10 11 (12.94%) CRM
10 11 (12.94%) SAP
11 9 (10.59%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (9.41%) .NET
12 8 (9.41%) Project Management
12 8 (9.41%) Manufacturing
12 8 (9.41%) Dynamics NAV
12 8 (9.41%) Power BI
13 7 (8.24%) Zuora
13 7 (8.24%) Crystal Reports
13 7 (8.24%) E-Commerce
14 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Excel
14 6 (7.06%) C#
14 6 (7.06%) Windows
14 6 (7.06%) Web Services
14 6 (7.06%) GAP Analysis
14 6 (7.06%) Business Analysis

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 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.71%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.53%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.18%) Moodle
4 1 (1.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.18%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (21.18%) Sage 50
2 16 (18.82%) Sage 200
3 14 (16.47%) Sage X3
4 11 (12.94%) NetSuite
5 8 (9.41%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (7.06%) Sage CRM
7 5 (5.88%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (4.71%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (3.53%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (3.53%) Sage 1000
10 2 (2.35%) SAP Business One
11 1 (1.18%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 1 (1.18%) Lawson
11 1 (1.18%) Line 50
11 1 (1.18%) Odoo
11 1 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (1.18%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (1.18%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (1.18%) Oracle Payables
11 1 (1.18%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.53%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (3.53%) Sage Pay
3 1 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.18%) IaaS
3 1 (1.18%) iPaaS
3 1 (1.18%) Office 365
3 1 (1.18%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.18%) PaaS
3 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) SAN
2 2 (2.35%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.18%) ATM
3 1 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.41%) Power BI
3 7 (8.24%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (4.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 4 (4.71%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.71%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.18%) Big Data
6 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.18%) FileMaker
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Bower
1 1 (1.18%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.18%) Grunt
1 1 (1.18%) gulp
1 1 (1.18%) Subversion
1 1 (1.18%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.18%) webpack
General
1 31 (36.47%) Finance
2 27 (31.76%) Advertising
3 8 (9.41%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.88%) Billing
5 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.18%) Local Government
6 1 (1.18%) Marketing
6 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (27.06%) Analyst
2 16 (18.82%) Business Analyst
3 14 (16.47%) Developer
4 13 (15.29%) Consultant
5 12 (14.12%) Sage Consultant
6 10 (11.76%) Architect
6 10 (11.76%) Project Manager
7 7 (8.24%) Accountant
8 6 (7.06%) CRM Consultant
8 6 (7.06%) ERP Analyst
8 6 (7.06%) Systems Accountant
9 5 (5.88%) Data Architect
9 5 (5.88%) ERP Business Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) Financial Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) Sage CRM Consultant
10 4 (4.71%) Finance Business Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) Integration Architect
10 4 (4.71%) Support Analyst
11 3 (3.53%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.41%) .NET
2 6 (7.06%) Web Services
3 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.53%) SOAP
4 2 (2.35%) JSON
4 2 (2.35%) RESTful
4 2 (2.35%) XML
5 1 (1.18%) Ajax
5 1 (1.18%) COM
5 1 (1.18%) CSS
5 1 (1.18%) HTML
5 1 (1.18%) jQuery
5 1 (1.18%) Mason
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.18%) REST
5 1 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.18%) Visualforce
5 1 (1.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.71%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.35%) iPad
3 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.18%) APACS
3 1 (1.18%) Blog
3 1 (1.18%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.18%) EFT
3 1 (1.18%) EFTPOS
3 1 (1.18%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (1.18%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.18%) EMV
3 1 (1.18%) EPoS
3 1 (1.18%) FlexPod
3 1 (1.18%) HP Storage
3 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.18%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.18%) User Experience
3 1 (1.18%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (1.18%) Xserve
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.06%) Windows
2 5 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.18%) Linux
5 1 (1.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.94%) ERP
2 19 (22.35%) Migration
3 11 (12.94%) CRM
4 9 (10.59%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (9.41%) Project Management
6 7 (8.24%) E-Commerce
7 6 (7.06%) Business Analysis
7 6 (7.06%) Data Architecture
7 6 (7.06%) Data Migration
7 6 (7.06%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.88%) Data Integration
8 5 (5.88%) Data Modelling
8 5 (5.88%) Microservices
8 5 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (4.71%) Application Packaging
9 4 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.71%) Workflow
10 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.29%) SQL
2 6 (7.06%) C#
3 4 (4.71%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.71%) VB.NET
4 3 (3.53%) Java
4 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.18%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (5.88%) Degree
2 4 (4.71%) ACCA
2 4 (4.71%) CIMA
3 3 (3.53%) AAT
3 3 (3.53%) PMI Certification
3 3 (3.53%) PMP
4 2 (2.35%) ISEB
5 1 (1.18%) IIBA
5 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.18%) MCSD
5 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.18%) ISO 8583
1 1 (1.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) WSUS
2 1 (1.18%) Ansible
2 1 (1.18%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 14 (16.47%) Microsoft
1 14 (16.47%) Salesforce.com
2 13 (15.29%) Oracle
3 11 (12.94%) SAP
4 7 (8.24%) Zuora
5 5 (5.88%) VMware
6 3 (3.53%) Epicor
6 3 (3.53%) JD Edwards
7 2 (2.35%) Adobe
7 2 (2.35%) Cisco
7 2 (2.35%) Infor
7 2 (2.35%) Siebel
7 2 (2.35%) Workday
8 1 (1.18%) Cubic Transportation
8 1 (1.18%) Elavon
8 1 (1.18%) FIS
8 1 (1.18%) Hypercom
8 1 (1.18%) Ingenico
8 1 (1.18%) Thales
8 1 (1.18%) WorldPay
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