Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 735 755 792
Rank change year-on-year +20 +37 +2
Contract jobs citing Sage 153 90 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.094% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.36% 0.21% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 58 79
UK median daily rate £350 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +7.41% -10.00%
10th Percentile £196 £275 £175
90th Percentile £575 £525 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £338
% change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% -15.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 5
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +40.00% -21.88%
10th Percentile £15.75 £17.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £37.60 £17.75 £16.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +17.14% +40.00% -26.47%

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 43,004 41,911 49,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.02% 43.84% 44.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,753 25,640 30,139
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,576 1,381 1,633
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.02 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.55 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.30% -5.71% +1.63%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +28 144 £350 - 101
UK excluding London +33 102 £350 -6.67% 82
London -17 44 £425 +21.43% 19
North of England +7 33 £350 - 29
Midlands +4 22 £413 +10.00% 17
North West +4 21 £375 - 11
East of England +13 18 £475 +26.67% 8
West Midlands -11 17 £413 +10.00% 14
South East -18 16 £275 -31.25% 16
Yorkshire -14 9 £350 +3.70% 13
South West +1 8 £500 +69.49% 8
East Midlands +8 5 £450 +5.88% 3
Scotland -34 4 £350 - 1
North East -3 3 £225 -43.75% 5
Wales -16 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 90 (58.82%) ERP
2 75 (49.02%) Finance
3 70 (45.75%) Advertising
4 51 (33.33%) SQL
5 48 (31.37%) Sage 200
6 39 (25.49%) Sage X3
7 34 (22.22%) Manufacturing
8 33 (21.57%) CRM
9 32 (20.92%) SQL Server
10 25 (16.34%) Crystal Reports
11 23 (15.03%) Oracle
12 22 (14.38%) Microsoft
13 20 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
14 19 (12.42%) Project Management
15 17 (11.11%) SAP
16 15 (9.80%) Migration
17 14 (9.15%) Windows
17 14 (9.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 14 (9.15%) Sage 50
18 12 (7.84%) Data Migration
19 11 (7.19%) Business Analysis
19 11 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
19 11 (7.19%) Microsoft Office
19 11 (7.19%) Salesforce.com
19 11 (7.19%) SQL Server 2016
19 11 (7.19%) SQL Server 2012
20 10 (6.54%) Epicor
20 10 (6.54%) Dynamics CRM
21 9 (5.88%) NetSuite
21 9 (5.88%) ETL

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 8 (5.23%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.27%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.31%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.65%) CMS
4 1 (0.65%) Moodle
4 1 (0.65%) Totara
Applications
1 11 (7.19%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.27%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 48 (31.37%) Sage 200
2 39 (25.49%) Sage X3
3 14 (9.15%) Sage 50
4 10 (6.54%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (5.88%) NetSuite
5 9 (5.88%) Sage 300 ERP
6 8 (5.23%) Sage CRM
7 7 (4.58%) Line 500
8 6 (3.92%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (3.92%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (3.27%) Unit4 Business World
10 4 (2.61%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (2.61%) Oracle EBS R12
11 3 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (1.96%) Sage 1000
12 2 (1.31%) Line 50
12 2 (1.31%) Magento
12 2 (1.31%) Oracle Payables
12 2 (1.31%) Sage 500
12 2 (1.31%) Sage BI
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.88%) Office 365
2 4 (2.61%) FinancialForce
2 4 (2.61%) SaaS
3 3 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.96%) OneDrive
3 3 (1.96%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (1.31%) Boomi
4 2 (1.31%) G Suite
5 1 (0.65%) Intacct
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.65%) PaaS
5 1 (0.65%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.27%) Skype
2 4 (2.61%) Intranet
3 3 (1.96%) VoIP
3 3 (1.96%) VPN
4 2 (1.31%) 4G
4 2 (1.31%) SMS
4 2 (1.31%) WAN
5 1 (0.65%) Firewall
5 1 (0.65%) MQTT
5 1 (0.65%) Network Security
5 1 (0.65%) PABX
5 1 (0.65%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (20.92%) SQL Server
2 25 (16.34%) Crystal Reports
3 14 (9.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (7.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (7.19%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (2.61%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.61%) SAP HANA
6 3 (1.96%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (1.96%) Power BI
7 2 (1.31%) MS Access
7 2 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.31%) JIRA
1 2 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.31%) Toad
2 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 75 (49.02%) Finance
2 70 (45.75%) Advertising
3 34 (22.22%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.61%) Banking
5 2 (1.31%) Legal
5 2 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.31%) Retail
5 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 49 (32.03%) Consultant
2 43 (28.10%) Sage Consultant
3 26 (16.99%) Project Manager
4 23 (15.03%) Sage 200 Consultant
5 22 (14.38%) Analyst
6 18 (11.76%) Developer
7 14 (9.15%) Accountant
8 11 (7.19%) Sage Developer
8 11 (7.19%) Systems Accountant
9 9 (5.88%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.58%) ERP Manager
10 7 (4.58%) ERP Project Manager
10 7 (4.58%) Financial Analyst
11 6 (3.92%) Systems Analyst
12 5 (3.27%) Applications Support
12 5 (3.27%) Business Analyst
13 4 (2.61%) Applications Support Analyst
13 4 (2.61%) Desktop Engineer
13 4 (2.61%) Implementation Manager
13 4 (2.61%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.88%) .NET
2 6 (3.92%) Web Services
3 4 (2.61%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.61%) CSS
3 4 (2.61%) HTML
3 4 (2.61%) Node.js
3 4 (2.61%) XML
4 3 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.31%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.65%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.65%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.65%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.65%) jQuery
6 1 (0.65%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.65%) RESTful
6 1 (0.65%) SOAP
6 1 (0.65%) WCF
6 1 (0.65%) WSDL
6 1 (0.65%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.23%) FMCG
2 7 (4.58%) Fintech
2 7 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (2.61%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.31%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.31%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (1.31%) Handset
4 2 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.31%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.65%) AS400
5 1 (0.65%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.65%) iSeries
5 1 (0.65%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.65%) PMI
5 1 (0.65%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.15%) Windows
2 5 (3.27%) Windows 10
3 4 (2.61%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.96%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.96%) Windows 8
4 3 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.31%) Android
5 2 (1.31%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (58.82%) ERP
2 33 (21.57%) CRM
3 20 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (12.42%) Project Management
5 15 (9.80%) Migration
6 12 (7.84%) Data Migration
7 11 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (7.19%) Business Analysis
8 9 (5.88%) ETL
9 7 (4.58%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (3.92%) Logistics
11 5 (3.27%) Programme Management
12 4 (2.61%) Data Protection
12 4 (2.61%) ETL Development
12 4 (2.61%) TDD
12 4 (2.61%) Validation
13 3 (1.96%) BDD
13 3 (1.96%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (1.96%) Data Extraction
13 3 (1.96%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 51 (33.33%) SQL
2 9 (5.88%) C#
3 8 (5.23%) VBA
4 5 (3.27%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.27%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.96%) C++
5 3 (1.96%) Python
6 2 (1.31%) C
6 2 (1.31%) PHP
7 1 (0.65%) Java
7 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (3.27%) CIMA
2 4 (2.61%) ACCA
3 3 (1.96%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.31%) CCAB
4 2 (1.31%) Degree
4 2 (1.31%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.31%) PMP
5 1 (0.65%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.27%) GDPR
2 4 (2.61%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.31%) QA
3 2 (1.31%) SLA
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (3.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.96%) SCCM
2 2 (1.31%) PaperCut
3 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (15.03%) Oracle
2 22 (14.38%) Microsoft
3 17 (11.11%) SAP
4 11 (7.19%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (6.54%) Epicor
6 8 (5.23%) Infor
7 7 (4.58%) JD Edwards
7 7 (4.58%) Workday
8 5 (3.27%) Xero
9 4 (2.61%) IFS
10 3 (1.96%) Ceridian
10 3 (1.96%) Kronos
10 3 (1.96%) Peoplefluent
10 3 (1.96%) Remedy
10 3 (1.96%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.96%) SnapLogic
10 3 (1.96%) Sun
11 2 (1.31%) Capita
11 2 (1.31%) Cisco
11 2 (1.31%) Siemens