Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 200 191 203
Rank change year-on-year -9 +12 +22
Contract jobs citing Sage 6 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.11% 0.29% 0.098%
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 0.69% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 3
North West median daily rate £288 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.86% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £123 £96 £333
90th Percentile £483 £495 £458
England median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
North West median hourly rate - - £40.00
England median hourly rate £36.50 £17.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +114.71% -32.00% +28.21%

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 2,470 2,303 2,798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 44.02% 42.26% 45.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,513 1,430 1,701
North West median daily rate £410 £419 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.09% +4.69% -
10th Percentile £235 £225 £256
90th Percentile £600 £625 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 143 99
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.19 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -12.49% +5.71%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.53 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.68 £43.00 £43.80
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.46 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.26% -0.26% -

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 -11 4 £200 -38.46% 13
Cheshire -2 1 - - 3
Lancashire -17 1 £375 -
Sage
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 3 (50.00%) Advertising
2 2 (33.33%) Sage 200
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) Broadband
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Intranet
3 1 (16.67%) ACCA
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) CIMA
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (16.67%) Office 365
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (16.67%) Traceability Matrix
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis

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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Sage 200
2 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (16.67%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Broadband
1 1 (16.67%) Intranet
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (50.00%) Advertising
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
1 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (16.67%) Accountant
1 1 (16.67%) Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) DBA
1 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
1 1 (16.67%) Server Support
1 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
1 1 (16.67%) Systems Accountant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Traceability Matrix
2 1 (16.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ACCA
1 1 (16.67%) CIMA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle