The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Sage Group PLC.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sage
UK
Rank 548 610 600
Rank change year-on-year +62 -10  
Contract jobs citing Sage 45 34 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.064% 0.045%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.15% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 18 16
Median daily rate £350 £314 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.55% -21.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £243 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £415 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £400
% change year-on-year +16.66% -25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Sage is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20016 23252 23937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.19% 43.70% 45.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12337 14081 13513
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 804 1001
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Sage
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Sage in the UK

Sage
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sage in the UK

Sage
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sage over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sage in the UK

Sage
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sage in the UK

Sage
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 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 +39 41 £350 +11.55% 88
London +37 20 £400 +25.00% 22
South East +23 7 £419 +61.05% 14
City of London +9 6 £338 +8.00% 5
Yorkshire +17 5 £338 +22.72% 8
West Yorkshire +12 5 £338 +12.50% 4
East Midlands - 3 £300 - 6
West Midlands - 3 £350 - 7
Derbyshire - 3 £300 - 3
East of England -3 2 £600 +71.42% 3
Wales - 2 £350 - 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £481 -
Abingdon - 2 £481 -
Derby - 2 £300 -
North West +26 1 £450 - 16
Manchester +13 1 £450 - 12
Hampshire +10 1 £375 - 9
Leeds +9 1 £325 +8.33% 2
Norwich +4 1 - -
Norfolk 0 1 - -
Essex -8 1 £600 +71.42%
Birmingham - 1 £550 - 2
Chesterfield - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £300 -
Slough - 1 £500 -
Worcester - 1 £350 -
Berkshire - 1 £500 - 2
Fareham - 1 £375 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Harlow - 1 £600 -

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sage 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.

1 44 (45.83%) Finance
2 41 (42.71%) ERP
3 33 (34.38%) Advertising
4 24 (25.00%) Sage X3
5 21 (21.88%) Manufacturing
6 18 (18.75%) Sage 200
7 17 (17.71%) Migration
8 12 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (12.50%) SQL
8 12 (12.50%) SAP
8 12 (12.50%) NetSuite
9 11 (11.46%) Sage 50
10 10 (10.42%) SQL Server
10 10 (10.42%) Microsoft
11 9 (9.38%) Crystal Reports
11 9 (9.38%) Oracle
11 9 (9.38%) CRM
11 9 (9.38%) Business Analysis
11 9 (9.38%) Dynamics NAV
12 8 (8.33%) Project Management
13 7 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (7.29%) .NET
13 7 (7.29%) C#
13 7 (7.29%) E-Commerce
13 7 (7.29%) Unit4 Business World
14 6 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
14 6 (6.25%) Sage CRM
14 6 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (6.25%) SharePoint

Sage
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.08%) WordPress
4 1 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.04%) Moodle
4 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.08%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.08%) MS Office
2 2 (2.08%) MS Project
2 2 (2.08%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.04%) CINEMA 4D
3 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (25.00%) Sage X3
2 18 (18.75%) Sage 200
3 12 (12.50%) NetSuite
4 11 (11.46%) Sage 50
5 9 (9.38%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (7.29%) Unit4 Business World
7 6 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (6.25%) Sage CRM
8 4 (4.17%) Sage 1000
9 2 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (2.08%) SAP Business One
10 1 (1.04%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 1 (1.04%) Lawson
10 1 (1.04%) Line 50
10 1 (1.04%) Line 500
10 1 (1.04%) Odoo
10 1 (1.04%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (1.04%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (1.04%) Sage BI
10 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (2.08%) Sage Pay
4 1 (1.04%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.04%) IaaS
4 1 (1.04%) Office 365
4 1 (1.04%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.04%) PaaS
4 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.04%) ATM
1 1 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.38%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (4.17%) Power BI
4 3 (3.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (3.13%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.13%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.04%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.04%) FileMaker
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Bower
1 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.08%) Grunt
1 2 (2.08%) gulp
1 2 (2.08%) Subversion
1 2 (2.08%) Vagrant
1 2 (2.08%) webpack
2 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 44 (45.83%) Finance
2 33 (34.38%) Advertising
3 21 (21.88%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.21%) Billing
5 4 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.08%) Marketing
7 1 (1.04%) Electronics
7 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (26.04%) Analyst
2 22 (22.92%) Business Analyst
3 17 (17.71%) Consultant
4 16 (16.67%) Sage Consultant
5 15 (15.63%) Developer
6 14 (14.58%) Project Manager
7 9 (9.38%) ERP Analyst
8 8 (8.33%) Architect
8 8 (8.33%) ERP Business Analyst
9 7 (7.29%) Financial Analyst
10 6 (6.25%) Accountant
10 6 (6.25%) CRM Consultant
10 6 (6.25%) Finance Business Analyst
10 6 (6.25%) Sage 200 Consultant
11 5 (5.21%) Sage CRM Consultant
11 5 (5.21%) Systems Accountant
12 4 (4.17%) C# Developer
12 4 (4.17%) ERP Manager
12 4 (4.17%) ERP Project Manager
12 4 (4.17%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.29%) .NET
2 6 (6.25%) Web Services
3 3 (3.13%) JSON
3 3 (3.13%) XML
4 2 (2.08%) Ajax
4 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.08%) CSS
4 2 (2.08%) HTML
4 2 (2.08%) jQuery
4 2 (2.08%) RESTful
4 2 (2.08%) SOAP
4 2 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.04%) COM
5 1 (1.04%) Mason
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.04%) REST
5 1 (1.04%) Visualforce
5 1 (1.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.21%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.08%) Blog
3 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.04%) APACS
3 1 (1.04%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.04%) EFT
3 1 (1.04%) EFTPOS
3 1 (1.04%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (1.04%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.04%) EMV
3 1 (1.04%) EPoS
3 1 (1.04%) FlexPod
3 1 (1.04%) HP Storage
3 1 (1.04%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.04%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.04%) User Experience
3 1 (1.04%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (1.04%) Xserve
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.08%) Windows
2 1 (1.04%) Linux
2 1 (1.04%) Mac OS
2 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (42.71%) ERP
2 17 (17.71%) Migration
3 9 (9.38%) Business Analysis
3 9 (9.38%) CRM
4 8 (8.33%) Project Management
5 7 (7.29%) E-Commerce
5 7 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.21%) Data Architecture
7 5 (5.21%) Data Integration
8 4 (4.17%) Data Modelling
8 4 (4.17%) Microservices
9 3 (3.13%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (3.13%) DevOps
9 3 (3.13%) Document Management
9 3 (3.13%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.13%) Workflow
10 2 (2.08%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.50%) SQL
2 7 (7.29%) C#
3 3 (3.13%) Java
3 3 (3.13%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.13%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.08%) PHP
5 1 (1.04%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (5.21%) ACCA
1 5 (5.21%) CIMA
2 4 (4.17%) AAT
3 3 (3.13%) Degree
3 3 (3.13%) ISEB
3 3 (3.13%) PMI Certification
3 3 (3.13%) PMP
4 2 (2.08%) IIBA
5 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.04%) MCSD
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) ISO 8583
1 1 (1.04%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) Ansible
2 1 (1.04%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 12 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
1 12 (12.50%) SAP
2 10 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.38%) Oracle
4 6 (6.25%) Zuora
5 4 (4.17%) Epicor
5 4 (4.17%) Infor
5 4 (4.17%) JD Edwards
5 4 (4.17%) Workday
6 3 (3.13%) Adobe
7 2 (2.08%) Cisco
8 1 (1.04%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.04%) Citrix
8 1 (1.04%) EMC
8 1 (1.04%) Hitachi
8 1 (1.04%) HP
8 1 (1.04%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.04%) Siebel
8 1 (1.04%) Sun
8 1 (1.04%) VocaLink
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