The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Sage 50 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sage 50 over the 3 months to 28 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.

Sage 50
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 650 643
Rank change year-on-year +53 -7  
Contract jobs citing Sage 50 13 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.32% 0.023% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 2
Median daily rate £300 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £11.00 -

Sage 50 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 4028 4434 4730
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.55% 8.23% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2365 2721 2692
Median daily rate £475 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 53 51
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.07% +44.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £99.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +14.28% +52.17%  

Sage 50
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Sage 50 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Business Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Sage 50 in the UK

Sage 50
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Sage 50.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sage 50 in the UK

Sage 50
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sage 50 over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sage 50 in the UK

Sage 50
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage 50.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sage 50 in the UK

Sage 50
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage 50 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England +47 11 £300 - 2
London - 6 £319 -
City of London - 3 £300 -
East of England - 3 £325 -
Norfolk - 2 £350 -
South East - 2 £300 -
Norwich - 2 £350 -
East Sussex - 1 £300 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £300 -
Cardiff - 1 £450 -
South Wales - 1 £450 -
Wales - 1 £450 -
Cambridge - 1 £300 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sage 50 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Sage 50.

1 21 (95.45%) Sage
2 13 (59.09%) Migration
3 12 (54.55%) Advertising
4 9 (40.91%) Sage 200
5 6 (27.27%) Data Migration
5 6 (27.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (22.73%) Power BI
7 4 (18.18%) Degree
7 4 (18.18%) .NET
7 4 (18.18%) C#
7 4 (18.18%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (18.18%) Finance
8 3 (13.64%) VB.NET
8 3 (13.64%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (13.64%) ERP
8 3 (13.64%) Retail
9 2 (9.09%) CIMA
9 2 (9.09%) Sage X3
9 2 (9.09%) Web Services
9 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
9 2 (9.09%) ACCA
10 1 (4.55%) GAAP
10 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
10 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (4.55%) Magma
10 1 (4.55%) SOAP
10 1 (4.55%) Java
10 1 (4.55%) SQL
10 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports

Sage 50
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Sage 200
2 6 (27.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (9.09%) Sage X3
4 1 (4.55%) SAP Business One
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Power BI
2 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (4.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (54.55%) Advertising
2 4 (18.18%) Finance
3 3 (13.64%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Accountant
2 7 (31.82%) Systems Accountant
3 6 (27.27%) Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Business Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.09%) ERP Manager
5 2 (9.09%) ERP Project Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Functional Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Functional Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Project Accountant
5 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Sage Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) REST
3 1 (4.55%) RESTful
3 1 (4.55%) SOAP
3 1 (4.55%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Migration
2 6 (27.27%) Data Migration
3 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (18.18%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) ERP
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Financial Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Financial Modelling
6 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) C#
2 3 (13.64%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) ACCA
2 2 (9.09%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) GAAP
1 1 (4.55%) IFRS
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) Sage
2 3 (13.64%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Magma
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) SAP