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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sage
England / South West
Rank - 136 141
Contract jobs citing Sage 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.069% 0.096%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.17% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £300 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -14.89%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £400
% change year-on-year +16.66% -25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 1055 1153 1214
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.61% 39.85% 38.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 748 716
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £485 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 72 70
Median hourly rate £38.75 £20.20 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.87% +0.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.25 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £46.37 £44.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sage in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sage in the South West

Sage
Top 12 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 2 (100.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Epicor
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Advertising
2 1 (50.00%) Document Management
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Sage 1000
2 1 (50.00%) IIBA
2 1 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL

Sage
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Sage 1000
General
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Change Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Change Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business IT Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) IT Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) IT Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Sage 500 Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Sage Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) IIBA
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Epicor