Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 186 217
Rank change year-on-year -18 +31 +11
Contract jobs citing Sage 12 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.20% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.47% 0.53% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 4
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £175 £128 £336
90th Percentile £520 £498 £465
England median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
North West median hourly rate £20.00 - £32.50
England median hourly rate £21.25 £17.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +25.00% -9.33% +10.29%

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 2,532 2,474 3,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.60% 43.16% 46.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,515 1,474 1,909
North West median daily rate £400 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £208 £226 £263
90th Percentile £575 £625 £550
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 154 128
North West median hourly rate £17.60 £16.50 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -8.97% +4.05%
10th Percentile £11.26 £11.25 £10.76
90th Percentile £44.30 £43.75 £45.23
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.72% +5.30% -5.71%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 -8 7 £375 +7.14% 15
Cheshire -1 4 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 - - 2
Sage
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 8 (66.67%) ERP
1 8 (66.67%) Advertising
2 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) Sage 200
4 3 (25.00%) FMCG
4 3 (25.00%) Sage X3
4 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) ACCA
5 2 (16.67%) Sage 1000
5 2 (16.67%) CIMA
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
6 1 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
6 1 (8.33%) Traceability Matrix
6 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) AAT
6 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS

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 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Sage 200
2 3 (25.00%) Sage X3
3 2 (16.67%) Sage 1000
4 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (8.33%) Line 50
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (8.33%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
1 1 (8.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Intranet
1 1 (8.33%) Skype
1 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (8.33%) Power BI
General
1 8 (66.67%) Advertising
2 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) Sage Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Accountant
2 2 (16.67%) ERP Manager
2 2 (16.67%) ERP Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) ERP Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) ERP Developer
3 1 (8.33%) ERP Implementation Manager
3 1 (8.33%) ERP Implementation Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Project Implementation Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Sage 200 Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Sage Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) Apache Flex
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) FMCG
2 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ERP
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) CRM
3 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
3 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) Data Security
3 1 (8.33%) Logistics
3 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Traceability Matrix
3 1 (8.33%) Use Case
3 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ACCA
1 2 (16.67%) CIMA
2 1 (8.33%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Siemens