Period
to 22 June 2018

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 6 months to 22 June 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.

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

Sage
UK
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 746 747 799
Rank change year-on-year +1 +52 +2
Contract jobs citing Sage 124 87 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.095% 0.083%
As % of the Vendors category 0.30% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 56 57
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% -10.00%
10th Percentile £209 £275 £202
90th Percentile £575 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70% -12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +59.09% -35.29%
10th Percentile £14.75 £17.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £67.40 £17.75 £13.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +59.09% -35.29%

Sage is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 41,862 40,251 47,347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.76% 44.07% 44.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,987 24,610 28,909
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £244
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,524 1,421 1,632
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.23
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% -8.33% +5.88%

Sage
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sage in the UK

Sage
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sage in the UK

Sage
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sage over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Sage in the UK

Sage
Top 15 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 6 months to 22 June 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
England -11 114 £350 - 95
UK excluding London 0 80 £350 - 85
London -40 37 £400 - 9
North of England -8 24 £350 - 28
Midlands +3 18 £350 - 23
North West -3 17 £400 -11.11% 19
South East -29 15 £300 -20.00% 15
East of England +9 12 £400 +14.29% 5
West Midlands -20 12 £350 - 19
South West +8 7 £500 +69.49% 9
East Midlands 0 6 £450 +5.88% 4
Yorkshire -20 6 £350 +3.70% 6
Scotland -40 3 - - 2
North East +1 1 - - 3
Wales -13 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Sage 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.

1 76 (61.29%) ERP
2 65 (52.42%) Finance
3 54 (43.55%) Advertising
4 37 (29.84%) SQL
5 36 (29.03%) Sage 200
6 28 (22.58%) Sage X3
6 28 (22.58%) CRM
7 26 (20.97%) Microsoft
7 26 (20.97%) Manufacturing
8 22 (17.74%) Oracle
9 20 (16.13%) SAP
10 19 (15.32%) SQL Server
11 18 (14.52%) Crystal Reports
12 16 (12.90%) Salesforce.com
13 15 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (11.29%) Epicor
14 14 (11.29%) Project Management
15 13 (10.48%) NetSuite
15 13 (10.48%) Migration
15 13 (10.48%) Infor
16 11 (8.87%) Data Migration
16 11 (8.87%) Business Analysis
16 11 (8.87%) JD Edwards
17 10 (8.06%) Unit4 Business World
17 10 (8.06%) Windows
17 10 (8.06%) Dynamics NAV
17 10 (8.06%) Dynamics AX
17 10 (8.06%) Xero
18 9 (7.26%) IFS
18 9 (7.26%) Oracle Database 11g

Sage
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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (5.65%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.42%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.81%) CMS
3 1 (0.81%) Moodle
3 1 (0.81%) Totara
3 1 (0.81%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (7.26%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 36 (29.03%) Sage 200
2 28 (22.58%) Sage X3
3 13 (10.48%) NetSuite
4 10 (8.06%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (8.06%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (8.06%) Unit4 Business World
5 9 (7.26%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (7.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (6.45%) Sage 300 ERP
7 6 (4.84%) Sage 50
7 6 (4.84%) Sage CRM
8 5 (4.03%) Line 500
9 3 (2.42%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (1.61%) Line 50
10 2 (1.61%) Magento
10 2 (1.61%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (1.61%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (1.61%) Sage 500
11 1 (0.81%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.26%) FinancialForce
2 8 (6.45%) Office 365
3 4 (3.23%) OneDrive
3 4 (3.23%) SaaS
4 3 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.81%) Boomi
5 1 (0.81%) Intacct
5 1 (0.81%) PaaS
5 1 (0.81%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.42%) Firewall
1 3 (2.42%) Skype
1 3 (2.42%) VoIP
2 2 (1.61%) SMS
3 1 (0.81%) DHCP
3 1 (0.81%) DNS
3 1 (0.81%) Network Security
3 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.81%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.81%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.32%) SQL Server
2 18 (14.52%) Crystal Reports
3 9 (7.26%) Oracle Database
3 9 (7.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (7.26%) SAP HANA
4 8 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (5.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (5.65%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (2.42%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (2.42%) Power BI
7 2 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 65 (52.42%) Finance
2 54 (43.55%) Advertising
3 26 (20.97%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.61%) Banking
4 2 (1.61%) Legal
4 2 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.81%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.81%) German Language
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (31.45%) Consultant
2 31 (25.00%) Sage Consultant
3 20 (16.13%) Developer
4 18 (14.52%) Analyst
5 17 (13.71%) Project Manager
6 15 (12.10%) Sage 200 Consultant
7 12 (9.68%) Sage Developer
8 10 (8.06%) Accountant
9 8 (6.45%) Sage 200 Developer
10 7 (5.65%) Business Analyst
10 7 (5.65%) Financial Analyst
10 7 (5.65%) Systems Accountant
11 5 (4.03%) Support Analyst
12 4 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
12 4 (3.23%) Desktop Support
12 4 (3.23%) ERP Project Manager
12 4 (3.23%) Finance Project Manager
12 4 (3.23%) IT Manager
12 4 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
12 4 (3.23%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.65%) .NET
2 5 (4.03%) Web Services
3 3 (2.42%) CSS
3 3 (2.42%) HTML
3 3 (2.42%) Node.js
4 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.61%) XML
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.81%) REST
5 1 (0.81%) SOAP
5 1 (0.81%) WSDL
5 1 (0.81%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.65%) Fintech
1 7 (5.65%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (3.23%) FMCG
3 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.61%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.81%) AS400
5 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.81%) iSeries
5 1 (0.81%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.81%) PMI
5 1 (0.81%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.06%) Windows
2 4 (3.23%) Windows 10
3 3 (2.42%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.42%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.61%) Android
4 2 (1.61%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (61.29%) ERP
2 28 (22.58%) CRM
3 15 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (11.29%) Project Management
5 13 (10.48%) Migration
6 11 (8.87%) Business Analysis
6 11 (8.87%) Data Migration
7 9 (7.26%) ETL
8 6 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (4.84%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (3.23%) Data Protection
9 4 (3.23%) ETL Development
9 4 (3.23%) Logistics
10 3 (2.42%) Accounts Payable
10 3 (2.42%) BDD
10 3 (2.42%) Service Management
10 3 (2.42%) TDD
10 3 (2.42%) WFM
11 2 (1.61%) Data Security
11 2 (1.61%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 37 (29.84%) SQL
2 7 (5.65%) C#
3 5 (4.03%) VB.NET
4 4 (3.23%) VBA
5 3 (2.42%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.42%) Python
6 2 (1.61%) C++
7 1 (0.81%) C
7 1 (0.81%) Java
7 1 (0.81%) PHP
7 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (3.23%) CIMA
2 3 (2.42%) ACCA
2 3 (2.42%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.61%) CCAB
3 2 (1.61%) PMP
4 1 (0.81%) AAT
4 1 (0.81%) MCSA
4 1 (0.81%) MCSE
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.84%) GDPR
2 4 (3.23%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.61%) QA
3 2 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.42%) SCCM
2 2 (1.61%) PaperCut
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 26 (20.97%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.74%) Oracle
3 20 (16.13%) SAP
4 16 (12.90%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (11.29%) Epicor
6 13 (10.48%) Infor
7 11 (8.87%) JD Edwards
8 10 (8.06%) Xero
9 9 (7.26%) IFS
10 7 (5.65%) Workday
11 3 (2.42%) Ceridian
11 3 (2.42%) Kronos
11 3 (2.42%) Peoplefluent
11 3 (2.42%) Remedy
11 3 (2.42%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.61%) BMC
12 2 (1.61%) Capita
12 2 (1.61%) Siemens
12 2 (1.61%) Sun
12 2 (1.61%) Yardi