Period
to 23 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 196 230
Rank change year-on-year -3 +34 +2
Contract jobs citing Sage 17 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.29% 0.036% 0.065%
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% 0.083% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
North West median daily rate £400 £450 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +1.69% -
10th Percentile £225 £428 £425
90th Percentile £598 £473 £472
England median daily rate £350 £350 £331
% change year-on-year - +5.66% -11.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
North West median hourly rate £20.00 - £11.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +59.09% -35.29%

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 2,390 2,404 3,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.68% 43.66% 44.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,403 1,389 1,919
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £243 £225 £255
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 159 169
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -20.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.66 £10.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.60 £47.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.45% -4.17% +2.86%

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 June 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 June 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 -6 10 £463 +2.78% 6
Cheshire -2 5 £350 -22.22% 8
Lancashire - 2 - - 2
Sage
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 6 (35.29%) ERP
1 6 (35.29%) Manufacturing
1 6 (35.29%) Advertising
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Sage X3
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) Sage 200
3 4 (23.53%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
4 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
4 3 (17.65%) Skype for Business
4 3 (17.65%) Skype
4 3 (17.65%) OneDrive
4 3 (17.65%) Office 365
4 3 (17.65%) Power BI
4 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
4 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
4 3 (17.65%) VoIP
4 3 (17.65%) Windows
4 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle
5 2 (11.76%) CRM
5 2 (11.76%) SLA
5 2 (11.76%) Siemens
5 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
5 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (11.76%) CIMA
5 2 (11.76%) Migration

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 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
1 3 (17.65%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Sage X3
2 4 (23.53%) Sage 200
3 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (11.76%) Line 50
4 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (5.88%) NetSuite
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (5.88%) Sage 1000
4 1 (5.88%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (5.88%) Sage BI
4 1 (5.88%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
1 3 (17.65%) OneDrive
2 1 (5.88%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Skype
1 3 (17.65%) VoIP
2 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (17.65%) Power BI
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.88%) SAP HANA
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (35.29%) Advertising
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
1 6 (35.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Sage Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Sage Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Accountant
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Commercial Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Excel Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Sage 200 Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Sage 200 Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Support Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Programme Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (5.88%) FMCG
2 1 (5.88%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
1 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
2 2 (11.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ERP
2 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
2 2 (11.76%) CRM
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.88%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (5.88%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (5.88%) ITSM
3 1 (5.88%) Logistics
3 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.88%) Scrum
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
2 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CIMA
2 1 (5.88%) AAT
2 1 (5.88%) ACCA
2 1 (5.88%) CCAB
2 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Siemens
3 1 (5.88%) Capita
3 1 (5.88%) Epicor
3 1 (5.88%) IFS
3 1 (5.88%) Infor
3 1 (5.88%) JD Edwards
3 1 (5.88%) Remedy
3 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.88%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.88%) Xero