Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 765 786 776
Rank change year-on-year +21 -10 +7
Contract jobs citing Sage 132 100 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.098% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.30% 0.23% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 69 90
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £206 £164 £213
90th Percentile £565 £540 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £413 £370
% change year-on-year -15.15% +11.49% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 8
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.47% -12.82% +8.33%
10th Percentile £20.50 £16.00 £13.13
90th Percentile £30.95 £18.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 - £16.50

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 44,112 43,395 46,866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.27% 42.36% 45.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,413 27,142 28,641
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £231 £240
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,643 1,409 1,706
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.70 £10.23
90th Percentile £47.37 £45.00 £45.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +17 123 £350 -12.50% 241
UK excluding London +6 99 £350 -15.15% 233
North of England +2 32 £288 -17.86% 72
London +2 28 £425 +21.43% 25
Midlands +2 20 £500 - 49
South East -17 18 £325 -25.71% 44
West Midlands -5 17 £488 -2.50% 34
Yorkshire +6 14 £325 -7.14% 27
East of England -3 12 £500 +11.11% 30
North West -19 11 £375 +7.14% 32
South West -28 8 £325 -13.33% 24
North East -3 7 £213 -61.36% 13
Isle of Man - 4 £569 -
East Midlands +7 3 £525 +5.00% 15
Wales - 3 £575 - 6
Scotland -14 2 £350 - 9

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 81 (61.36%) ERP
2 71 (53.79%) Advertising
3 67 (50.76%) Finance
4 54 (40.91%) SQL
5 42 (31.82%) Sage X3
6 41 (31.06%) Sage 200
7 29 (21.97%) Crystal Reports
8 28 (21.21%) Manufacturing
9 23 (17.42%) SQL Server
10 15 (11.36%) Oracle
10 15 (11.36%) CRM
10 15 (11.36%) Microsoft
11 14 (10.61%) Migration
11 14 (10.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (9.09%) Project Management
13 11 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (8.33%) Data Migration
13 11 (8.33%) Sage 50
14 10 (7.58%) Microsoft Excel
14 10 (7.58%) Windows
14 10 (7.58%) VBA
15 9 (6.82%) SQL Server 2016
15 9 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
16 8 (6.06%) Dynamics NAV
17 7 (5.30%) .NET
17 7 (5.30%) C#
17 7 (5.30%) SAP
17 7 (5.30%) Logistics
17 7 (5.30%) Agile Software Development
18 6 (4.55%) Office 365

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 (3.79%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.52%) CMS
4 2 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.52%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (7.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 42 (31.82%) Sage X3
2 41 (31.06%) Sage 200
3 11 (8.33%) Sage 50
4 8 (6.06%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (4.55%) Sage CRM
6 5 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (3.79%) Line 500
7 4 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (3.03%) NetSuite
7 4 (3.03%) Sage 1000
8 3 (2.27%) Sage 300 ERP
9 2 (1.52%) Sage BI
9 2 (1.52%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.76%) Magento
10 1 (0.76%) OpenCart
10 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.76%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.76%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.76%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.76%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.55%) Office 365
2 4 (3.03%) SaaS
3 2 (1.52%) G Suite
3 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.52%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.76%) Boomi
4 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.76%) Sage Pay
4 1 (0.76%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.79%) Intranet
2 4 (3.03%) VPN
3 3 (2.27%) Skype
4 2 (1.52%) 4G
4 2 (1.52%) Firewall
4 2 (1.52%) LAN
4 2 (1.52%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.52%) WAN
5 1 (0.76%) Broadband
5 1 (0.76%) DHCP
5 1 (0.76%) DNS
5 1 (0.76%) FTP
5 1 (0.76%) MQTT
5 1 (0.76%) Network Security
5 1 (0.76%) PABX
5 1 (0.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.97%) Crystal Reports
2 23 (17.42%) SQL Server
3 14 (10.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (6.82%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (3.79%) MS Access
6 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.76%) Firebird
7 1 (0.76%) MySQL
7 1 (0.76%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Toad
2 2 (1.52%) JIRA
3 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.76%) gulp
3 1 (0.76%) Hudson
3 1 (0.76%) LSMW
3 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 71 (53.79%) Advertising
2 67 (50.76%) Finance
3 28 (21.21%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.79%) Retail
5 2 (1.52%) Banking
5 2 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.76%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.76%) German Language
6 1 (0.76%) Polish Language
6 1 (0.76%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 51 (38.64%) Consultant
2 46 (34.85%) Sage Consultant
3 19 (14.39%) Project Manager
3 19 (14.39%) Sage 200 Consultant
4 18 (13.64%) Analyst
5 15 (11.36%) Accountant
6 12 (9.09%) Developer
6 12 (9.09%) Systems Accountant
7 10 (7.58%) Sage Developer
8 8 (6.06%) Support Analyst
8 8 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
9 7 (5.30%) ERP Manager
9 7 (5.30%) ERP Project Manager
10 5 (3.79%) Applications Support
10 5 (3.79%) Applications Support Analyst
10 5 (3.79%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.79%) Systems Support
10 5 (3.79%) Systems Support Analyst
11 4 (3.03%) Technical Manager
12 3 (2.27%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.30%) .NET
2 6 (4.55%) XML
3 5 (3.79%) XML Schema
4 2 (1.52%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.52%) CSS
4 2 (1.52%) HTML
4 2 (1.52%) jQuery
4 2 (1.52%) Web Services
5 1 (0.76%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.76%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.76%) Ionic Framework
5 1 (0.76%) LINQ to SQL
5 1 (0.76%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.76%) RESTful
5 1 (0.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.76%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.55%) FMCG
2 4 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.27%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.27%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.52%) Handset
5 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.76%) Fintech
5 1 (0.76%) iPhone
5 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.58%) Windows
2 6 (4.55%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.03%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.27%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.76%) Android
7 1 (0.76%) Linux
7 1 (0.76%) Unix
7 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (61.36%) ERP
2 15 (11.36%) CRM
3 14 (10.61%) Migration
4 12 (9.09%) Project Management
5 11 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 11 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (5.30%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (5.30%) Logistics
7 5 (3.79%) Business Analysis
7 5 (3.79%) Programme Management
7 5 (3.79%) Prototyping
8 4 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (3.03%) Validation
9 3 (2.27%) Data Protection
9 3 (2.27%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (2.27%) Programme Delivery
9 3 (2.27%) Time Management
9 3 (2.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (2.27%) Web Development
10 2 (1.52%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 54 (40.91%) SQL
2 10 (7.58%) VBA
3 7 (5.30%) C#
4 5 (3.79%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.79%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.27%) C
5 3 (2.27%) C++
6 2 (1.52%) PHP
7 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (3.79%) CIMA
2 3 (2.27%) AAT
3 2 (1.52%) ACCA
3 2 (1.52%) Degree
3 2 (1.52%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.52%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (0.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (11.36%) Microsoft
1 15 (11.36%) Oracle
2 7 (5.30%) SAP
3 4 (3.03%) Workday
4 2 (1.52%) Cisco
4 2 (1.52%) Epicor
4 2 (1.52%) JD Edwards
4 2 (1.52%) VMware
4 2 (1.52%) WatchGuard
5 1 (0.76%) Avaya
5 1 (0.76%) Meraki
5 1 (0.76%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.76%) PayPal
5 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.76%) SendGrid
5 1 (0.76%) SnapLogic
5 1 (0.76%) Spiceworks
5 1 (0.76%) Sun
5 1 (0.76%) WorldPay