Period
to 14 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Sage 500 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sage 500 over the 6 months to 14 December 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 500
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 876 867 912
Rank change year-on-year -9 +45 -24
Contract jobs citing Sage 500 1 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.011% 0.004%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.012% 0.13% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 2
UK median daily rate £250 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +12.00% -14.38%
10th Percentile £225 £275 £279
90th Percentile £275 £425 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.67% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Sage 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 8087 8610 9169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.83% 8.36% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4848 5164 5108
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £306 £303 £275
90th Percentile £650 £601 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 92 137
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -6.67% -4.76%
10th Percentile £10.60 £9.50 £11.70
90th Percentile £56.93 £99.00 £54.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £31.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -27.42% +10.71% -11.11%

Sage 500
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Sage 500 in the UK

Sage 500
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sage 500 in the UK

Sage 500
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage 500 within the UK over the 6 months to 14 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London +20 1 £250 -28.57% 1
South East -5 1 £250 -23.08%
England -25 1 £250 -28.57% 1

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sage 500 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 500.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Sage
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
1 1 (100.00%) Sage 1000

Sage 500
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:

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Sage 1000
General
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Sage 500 Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Sage Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Sage Support
1 1 (100.00%) Support Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Sage