The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 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
England / South East
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 249 270 254
Rank change year-on-year +21 -16  
Contract jobs citing Sage 5 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.061% 0.041% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.083% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 9
Median daily rate £375 £250 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £198 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £264 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £285 £375
% change year-on-year +22.80% -24.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the South East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 4036 4799 4645
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 48.99% 49.29% 46.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2184 2900 2474
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 204 263
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £18.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +13.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +8.57%  

Sage
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Sage
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sage in the South East

Sage
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sage in the South East over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sage in the South East

Sage
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sage in the South East

Sage
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Oxfordshire - 3 £463 -
East Sussex - 1 £300 - 2
Hampshire - 1 £375 - 3
Sage
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for Sage.

1 7 (58.33%) ERP
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) SAP
3 3 (25.00%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (25.00%) ACCA
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) CIMA
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (25.00%) Advertising
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Sage 200
3 3 (25.00%) AAT
3 3 (25.00%) Sage X3
4 2 (16.67%) Workday
4 2 (16.67%) Sage 50
4 2 (16.67%) NetSuite
4 2 (16.67%) Infor
4 2 (16.67%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (16.67%) Billing
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) PMP
4 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
5 1 (8.33%) CODA
5 1 (8.33%) JD Edwards
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Financials

Sage
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Sage 200
1 3 (25.00%) Sage X3
1 3 (25.00%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (16.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (16.67%) NetSuite
2 2 (16.67%) Sage 50
3 1 (8.33%) Line 50
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Financials
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Advertising
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (16.67%) Billing
4 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) ERP Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) ERP Business Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Finance Business Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Financial Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Accountant
3 2 (16.67%) Finance Systems Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Software Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Accountant
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Finance Systems Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Implementation Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ERP
2 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) AAT
1 3 (25.00%) ACCA
1 3 (25.00%) CIMA
2 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 2 (16.67%) PMP
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) IIBA
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) SAP
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (16.67%) Infor
3 2 (16.67%) Workday
4 1 (8.33%) Civica
4 1 (8.33%) CODA
4 1 (8.33%) JD Edwards
4 1 (8.33%) Northgate
4 1 (8.33%) Sun