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 3 months to 27 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.

Sage Line 500
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 626
Contract jobs citing Line 500 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - - 0.002%
As % of the Business Applications category - - 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 3906 4408 4670
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.41% 7.89% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2296 2703 2592
Median daily rate £450 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 44 32
Median hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.23% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £9.40 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £49.80 £60.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.77 £22.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year +66.02% -28.90%  

Line 500
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Line 500 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Business Applications category.

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