Period
to 24 January 2018

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 6 months to 24 January 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 > South East
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 346 327 370
Rank change year-on-year -19 +43 -6
Contract jobs citing Sage 20 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.14% 0.089%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 0.28% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 8
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £299
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +34.00% -4.48%
10th Percentile £303 £235 £250
90th Percentile £506 £506 £358
England median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £15.00 -
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 South East.

All Vendors
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 7,863 7,508 8,553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 47.48% 48.80% 47.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,582 4,338 4,776
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +5.60%
10th Percentile £233 £238 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 377 443
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -23.06% +21.84%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £9.50
90th Percentile £42.66 £44.05 £52.30
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.19 £17.77
% change year-on-year +1.83% -3.29% +7.70%

Sage
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Sage as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 24 January 2018.

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 6 months to 24 January 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
Surrey -28 8 £463 +68.18% 5
Thames Valley -10 5 £400 -17.95% 13
Hampshire +7 3 £388 +12.73% 6
Oxfordshire -6 2 £350 -17.65% 4
Berkshire -20 2 £456 -6.41% 5
Middlesex +4 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -22 1 £250 - 4
East Sussex - 1 - -
Sage
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 South East region with a requirement for Sage.

1 14 (70.00%) ERP
2 13 (65.00%) Finance
3 8 (40.00%) Migration
4 7 (35.00%) Data Migration
4 7 (35.00%) SQL
5 6 (30.00%) CRM
5 6 (30.00%) Advertising
5 6 (30.00%) Sage 200
5 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (30.00%) Workday
6 5 (25.00%) Manufacturing
6 5 (25.00%) Project Management
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (25.00%) Oracle
6 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (25.00%) SAP
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (20.00%) ETL
7 4 (20.00%) Lawson
7 4 (20.00%) Change Management
7 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (20.00%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (20.00%) Cutover Planning
7 4 (20.00%) ETL Development
7 4 (20.00%) Planning and Forecasting
8 3 (15.00%) iTrent
8 3 (15.00%) DevOps

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:

Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Sage 200
2 4 (20.00%) Lawson
3 3 (15.00%) iTrent
4 2 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (10.00%) NetSuite
4 2 (10.00%) Sage X3
5 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (5.00%) Sage 1000
5 1 (5.00%) Sage 500
5 1 (5.00%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (20.00%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (5.00%) EDMS
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 13 (65.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Advertising
3 5 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Consultant
2 6 (30.00%) Sage Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Data Migration Lead
3 4 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Sage 200 Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Business Finance Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Developer
5 2 (10.00%) ERP Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) ERP Manager
5 2 (10.00%) ERP Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) ERP Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Finance Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Migration Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Rollout Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Sage 200 Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Sage Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Sage Support
6 1 (5.00%) Supply Chain Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) ERP
2 8 (40.00%) Migration
3 7 (35.00%) Data Migration
4 6 (30.00%) CRM
4 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (25.00%) Project Management
6 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (20.00%) Change Management
6 4 (20.00%) Cutover Planning
6 4 (20.00%) ETL
6 4 (20.00%) ETL Development
6 4 (20.00%) Planning and Forecasting
7 3 (15.00%) DevOps
7 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
8 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
8 2 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
8 2 (10.00%) Data Mapping
8 2 (10.00%) Data Reconciliation
8 2 (10.00%) ITIL
8 2 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) AAT
1 1 (5.00%) ACCA
1 1 (5.00%) CIMA
1 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Workday
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 5 (25.00%) SAP
3 3 (15.00%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (10.00%) Epicor
4 2 (10.00%) Infor
5 1 (5.00%) JD Edwards