Period
to 18 July 2018

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 18 July 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 500
UK
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 889 - 899
Rank change year-on-year - +899 +1
Contract jobs citing Sage 500 2 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% - 0.005%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.030% - 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
UK median daily rate £275 - £325
10th Percentile £263 - £261
90th Percentile £288 - £407
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £325
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 6,727 7,691 8,684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.50% 8.09% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,916 4,426 5,147
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.67% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 114 96
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £32.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.48% +17.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £13.33 £10.88
90th Percentile £50.50 £59.40 £82.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.21 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -39.41% +27.27% +19.57%

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 2 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 18 July 2018. 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
London - 2 £275 -
England - 2 £275 - 3

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Sage 500 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Sage 500.

1 2 (100.00%) Sage
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Sage 200
2 1 (50.00%) Sage 50
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (50.00%) Sage X3
2 1 (50.00%) Intacct
2 1 (50.00%) Xero
2 1 (50.00%) Accounts Payable
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) JD Edwards

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 (50.00%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (50.00%) Sage 200
1 1 (50.00%) Sage 50
1 1 (50.00%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Intacct
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Accounts Payable Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Sage Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Transformation Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Accounts Payable
1 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Sage
2 1 (50.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) Xero