The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 3 months to 27 June 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 West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 139 139
Rank change year-on-year +6 0  
Contract jobs citing Sage 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.15% 0.067% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% 0.15% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £295 £194 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.25% -28.89%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £11.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1143 1311 1152
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 41.85% 43.98% 37.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 808 691
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £526 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 55 99
Median hourly rate £42.50 £22.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.18% +8.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.00 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

Sage
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Sage
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sage in the South West

Sage
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sage in the South West

Sage
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Dorset +11 4 £295 +38.82% 1
Sage
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 West region with a requirement for Sage.

1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (100.00%) Application Packaging
1 4 (100.00%) WSUS
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (50.00%) Security Patching
2 2 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (50.00%) iPad
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (25.00%) SQL

Sage
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Application Packaging
1 4 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (50.00%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft