Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 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.

Sage Line 500
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 854 874
Contract jobs citing Line 500 0 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.002% 0.006%
As % of the Business Applications category - 0.025% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
UK median daily rate - £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.57% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £375
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Business Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 7,577 7,972 8,654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.61% 8.36% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,550 4,820 4,887
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -2.56%
10th Percentile £308 £306 £278
90th Percentile £650 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 73 145
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.76 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.40% -37.83% +17.65%
10th Percentile £10.48 £5.70 £11.55
90th Percentile £50.87 £44.55 £67.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.56 £31.86
% change year-on-year +4.35% -32.31% +18.73%

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