Period
to 23 February 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 23 February 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
England > North West
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 207 226
Rank change year-on-year +21 +19 -25
Contract jobs citing Sage 18 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.33% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.80% 0.23% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 9
North West median daily rate £400 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £91 £345 £296
90th Percentile £496 £475 £479
England median daily rate £403 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +15.00% - -8.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
North West median hourly rate - £40.00 -
England median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -32.00% +28.21% +21.88%

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 the North West.

All Vendors
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,248 2,664 3,367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.81% 44.89% 40.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,401 1,621 1,833
North West median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £225 £238 £220
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 112 193
North West median hourly rate £16.19 £18.63 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.07% -6.88% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.00 £47.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +7.66%

Sage
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Sage as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Sage in the North West

Sage
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sage in the North West

Sage
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sage in the North West over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sage in the North West

Sage
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sage in the North West

Sage
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 February 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
Manchester +25 15 £375 -16.67% 20
Lancashire +6 1 - - 2
Cheshire -6 1 £425 +30.77% 6
Merseyside - 1 £475 -
Sage
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 North West region with a requirement for Sage.

1 10 (55.56%) ERP
2 9 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 8 (44.44%) Finance
4 6 (33.33%) Advertising
5 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
6 4 (22.22%) Sage X3
7 3 (16.67%) Sage 200
7 3 (16.67%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (16.67%) Migration
7 3 (16.67%) SAP
8 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
8 2 (11.11%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 2 (11.11%) SAP MDG
8 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
8 2 (11.11%) ITIL
8 2 (11.11%) Windows
8 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
8 2 (11.11%) C
8 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
8 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (11.11%) Oracle
8 2 (11.11%) SAP BW
8 2 (11.11%) CMS
8 2 (11.11%) Content Management
8 2 (11.11%) Logistics
8 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
8 2 (11.11%) SAP PI
8 2 (11.11%) FinancialForce

Sage
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (11.11%) CMS
1 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Sage X3
2 3 (16.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (16.67%) Sage 200
3 2 (11.11%) SAP MDG
4 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (5.56%) NetSuite
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (5.56%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) FinancialForce
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SAP BW
2 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.56%) SAP HANA
General
1 9 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 8 (44.44%) Finance
3 6 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Consultant
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Service Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Accountant
4 3 (16.67%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Sage Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Systems Accountant
5 2 (11.11%) IT Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Sage Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Financial Accountant
6 1 (5.56%) Implementation Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Junior Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Junior Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Sage 200 Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Salesforce Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Salesforce Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) SAP PI
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) ERP
2 3 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.11%) Content Management
3 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Logistics
3 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Data Extraction
4 1 (5.56%) Data Validation
4 1 (5.56%) Product Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (16.67%) SAP
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Epicor
4 1 (5.56%) IFS
4 1 (5.56%) Infor
4 1 (5.56%) JD Edwards
4 1 (5.56%) Xero