Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 745 797 778
Rank change year-on-year +52 -19 +9
Contract jobs citing Sage 140 84 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.085% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.20% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 59 90
UK median daily rate £350 £405 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.58% +15.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £218 £275 £195
90th Percentile £575 £528 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £413 £365
% change year-on-year -15.15% +13.01% -8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 10
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +11.11% -7.35%
10th Percentile £20.25 £17.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £29.50 £17.75 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +16.67% -11.76%

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 43,028 42,681 47,996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.04% 42.96% 45.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,633 26,376 29,360
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £242 £240
90th Percentile £625 £619 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,645 1,386 1,712
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £17.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.43% +2.34% -2.29%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.77 £45.22 £44.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.99% +2.03% -2.94%

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 20 October 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 20 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Sage in the UK

Sage
Top 16 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 20 October 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 +43 133 £350 -12.50% 226
UK excluding London +25 96 £350 -15.15% 199
London -5 37 £425 +15.25% 40
North of England -1 35 £325 -23.98% 61
Midlands -12 20 £500 - 33
Yorkshire -8 16 £325 -7.14% 21
East of England +19 15 £425 +6.25% 22
North West -5 15 £500 +11.11% 27
West Midlands -8 14 £500 +33.33% 25
South East -10 14 £325 -21.21% 52
South West -17 7 £350 +55.56% 20
East Midlands +3 6 £438 -12.50% 8
North East +7 4 £256 -35.94% 13
Scotland - 3 £350 - 9
Isle of Man - 1 £475 -
Wales - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 88 (62.86%) ERP
2 78 (55.71%) Advertising
3 68 (48.57%) Finance
4 52 (37.14%) Sage 200
5 51 (36.43%) SQL
6 38 (27.14%) Sage X3
7 32 (22.86%) Manufacturing
8 29 (20.71%) Crystal Reports
9 28 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 25 (17.86%) CRM
11 17 (12.14%) Migration
11 17 (12.14%) Microsoft
11 17 (12.14%) Oracle
12 15 (10.71%) Project Management
12 15 (10.71%) Data Migration
13 14 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (9.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (9.29%) Sage 50
15 12 (8.57%) .NET
15 12 (8.57%) C#
16 11 (7.86%) Windows
17 10 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
17 10 (7.14%) SAP
17 10 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
17 10 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
17 10 (7.14%) Sage CRM
18 8 (5.71%) FMCG
18 8 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
18 8 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
18 8 (5.71%) VB.NET

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 5 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.14%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.43%) CMS
4 2 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.71%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 52 (37.14%) Sage 200
2 38 (27.14%) Sage X3
3 13 (9.29%) Sage 50
4 10 (7.14%) Sage CRM
5 8 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (4.29%) Sage 300 ERP
7 5 (3.57%) Line 500
8 4 (2.86%) Sage 1000
9 3 (2.14%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (2.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (2.14%) NetSuite
9 3 (2.14%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (1.43%) Magento
10 2 (1.43%) Sage BI
10 2 (1.43%) SAP HR
11 1 (0.71%) Exchequer
11 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.71%) SAP Business ByDesign
11 1 (0.71%) SAP FI
11 1 (0.71%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.29%) Office 365
2 3 (2.14%) SaaS
2 3 (2.14%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (1.43%) Boomi
3 2 (1.43%) G Suite
3 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.71%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.71%) PaaS
4 1 (0.71%) Sage Pay
4 1 (0.71%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.86%) Intranet
1 4 (2.86%) Skype
1 4 (2.86%) VPN
2 2 (1.43%) 4G
2 2 (1.43%) Firewall
2 2 (1.43%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.43%) VoIP
2 2 (1.43%) WAN
3 1 (0.71%) DHCP
3 1 (0.71%) DNS
3 1 (0.71%) FTP
3 1 (0.71%) LAN
3 1 (0.71%) MQTT
3 1 (0.71%) Network Security
3 1 (0.71%) PABX
3 1 (0.71%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (20.71%) Crystal Reports
2 28 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 13 (9.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.43%) MS Access
5 2 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.71%) Firebird
6 1 (0.71%) MySQL
6 1 (0.71%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.43%) JIRA
1 2 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.43%) Toad
2 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.71%) gulp
2 1 (0.71%) LSMW
2 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 78 (55.71%) Advertising
2 68 (48.57%) Finance
3 32 (22.86%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.14%) Retail
5 2 (1.43%) Banking
5 2 (1.43%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 50 (35.71%) Consultant
2 46 (32.86%) Sage Consultant
3 21 (15.00%) Sage 200 Consultant
4 19 (13.57%) Project Manager
5 16 (11.43%) Accountant
5 16 (11.43%) Developer
6 15 (10.71%) Analyst
7 13 (9.29%) Systems Accountant
8 12 (8.57%) Sage Developer
9 7 (5.00%) ERP Manager
9 7 (5.00%) ERP Project Manager
9 7 (5.00%) Support Analyst
10 6 (4.29%) Sage 200 Developer
11 5 (3.57%) Business Analyst
11 5 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
12 4 (2.86%) Applications Support
12 4 (2.86%) ERP Consultant
12 4 (2.86%) IT Manager
13 3 (2.14%) Implementation Manager
13 3 (2.14%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.57%) .NET
2 4 (2.86%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.86%) Web Services
2 4 (2.86%) XML
3 3 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.43%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.43%) CSS
4 2 (1.43%) HTML
4 2 (1.43%) jQuery
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.43%) XML Schema
5 1 (0.71%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.71%) Ajax
5 1 (0.71%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.71%) JSON
5 1 (0.71%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.71%) SOAP
5 1 (0.71%) WCF
5 1 (0.71%) WSDL
5 1 (0.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.71%) FMCG
2 4 (2.86%) Fintech
2 4 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.43%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.43%) Handset
3 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.43%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.71%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.71%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (0.71%) iPhone
4 1 (0.71%) PMI
4 1 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.86%) Windows
2 6 (4.29%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.86%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.14%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.43%) Android
6 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.71%) Linux
7 1 (0.71%) Unix
7 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (62.86%) ERP
2 25 (17.86%) CRM
3 17 (12.14%) Migration
4 15 (10.71%) Data Migration
4 15 (10.71%) Project Management
5 14 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (5.71%) ETL
7 6 (4.29%) Business Analysis
8 5 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (3.57%) Logistics
8 5 (3.57%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (3.57%) Programme Management
9 4 (2.86%) MVC
9 4 (2.86%) Validation
10 3 (2.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (2.14%) Data Analysis
10 3 (2.14%) Time Management
10 3 (2.14%) Waterfall
10 3 (2.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 51 (36.43%) SQL
2 12 (8.57%) C#
3 8 (5.71%) VB.NET
4 7 (5.00%) VBA
5 5 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.14%) C
6 3 (2.14%) C++
6 3 (2.14%) PHP
7 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (3.57%) CIMA
2 3 (2.14%) AAT
2 3 (2.14%) ACCA
2 3 (2.14%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.43%) CCAB
3 2 (1.43%) Degree
3 2 (1.43%) Master's Degree
3 2 (1.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.14%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.43%) GDPR
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.71%) PaperCut
1 1 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (12.14%) Microsoft
1 17 (12.14%) Oracle
2 10 (7.14%) SAP
3 3 (2.14%) Remedy
3 3 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (2.14%) SnapLogic
3 3 (2.14%) Sun
3 3 (2.14%) Workday
4 2 (1.43%) Apttus
4 2 (1.43%) BMC
4 2 (1.43%) Cisco
4 2 (1.43%) Epicor
4 2 (1.43%) MuleSoft
4 2 (1.43%) VMware
4 2 (1.43%) Yardi
5 1 (0.71%) Avaya
5 1 (0.71%) Infor
5 1 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.71%) Spiceworks
5 1 (0.71%) WatchGuard