Period
to 28 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Line 500 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Line 500 over the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Sage Line 500
UK
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 884 890
Contract jobs citing Line 500 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.001% 0.004%
As % of the Business Applications category - 0.012% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
UK median daily rate - £350 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.00% -2.78%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £350 £438
% change year-on-year - -20.00% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Line 500 is in the business application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills.

Contract Business Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 7747 8660 9399
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.06% 7.88% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4470 5124 5174
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £288 £275
90th Percentile £648 £600 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 97 88
UK median hourly rate £31.25 £32.50 £25.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +26.90% -18.70%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.39 £13.28
90th Percentile £59.60 £81.04 £61.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £25.61
% change year-on-year +4.62% +26.90% -21.20%

Line 500
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Line 500 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Line 500 in the UK

Line 500
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Line 500.

Contractor daily rate trend for Line 500 in the UK

Line 500
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Line 500.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Line 500 in the UK