Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 786 768 726
Rank change year-on-year -18 -42 +82
Contract jobs citing Sage 71 117 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.28% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 59 73
UK median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +14.29% +3.70%
10th Percentile £212 £170 £275
90th Percentile £595 £550 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -6.45% +10.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 -

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 40,299 41,872 40,625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.44% 41.44% 44.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,036 26,085 24,975
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £263 £245 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,401 1,441 1,458
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +2.04% -9.74%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.75 £10.30
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.13 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year +7.08% -1.54% -9.72%

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 25 April 2019.

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
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 25 April 2019. 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 -33 63 £369 -4.84% 201
UK excluding London -24 45 £363 -6.45% 173
London +8 25 £413 +7.84% 42
South East -3 13 £375 -6.25% 29
North of England -8 10 £205 -41.43% 66
Midlands -6 8 £363 +3.57% 33
West Midlands -9 6 £363 +3.57% 20
North West -11 6 £363 +45.00% 44
North East +4 4 £205 -62.73% 11
South West -37 4 £325 -25.71% 17
Wales - 3 £575 - 2
Isle of Man - 3 £600 -
East Midlands +13 2 - - 13
Scotland +11 2 £600 - 12
East of England +7 2 £315 -30.00% 15

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 36 (50.70%) ERP
2 35 (49.30%) Finance
3 20 (28.17%) SQL
4 18 (25.35%) Advertising
4 18 (25.35%) Sage X3
5 14 (19.72%) Oracle
6 11 (15.49%) Migration
6 11 (15.49%) Sage 200
7 9 (12.68%) Data Migration
7 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
8 8 (11.27%) Line 500
9 6 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (8.45%) Amazon SageMaker
9 6 (8.45%) Data Science
9 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
9 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Excel
9 6 (8.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (8.45%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (7.04%) Data Analysis
10 5 (7.04%) Windows
10 5 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (7.04%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (7.04%) Project Management
10 5 (7.04%) Big Data
11 4 (5.63%) Anomaly Detection
11 4 (5.63%) Time Series Forecasting
11 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (5.63%) Windows 10
11 4 (5.63%) Visualisation
11 4 (5.63%) Prototyping

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 1 (1.41%) Confluence
1 1 (1.41%) Joomla!
1 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.23%) Mozilla Thunderbird
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (25.35%) Sage X3
2 11 (15.49%) Sage 200
3 8 (11.27%) Line 500
4 6 (8.45%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (5.63%) NetSuite
6 3 (4.23%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (2.82%) Sage 500
7 2 (2.82%) Sage CRM
8 1 (1.41%) BASE24
8 1 (1.41%) Infor CRM
8 1 (1.41%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (1.41%) Sage 1000
8 1 (1.41%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (8.45%) Amazon SageMaker
2 4 (5.63%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (2.82%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.82%) Office 365
3 2 (2.82%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.41%) SaaS
4 1 (1.41%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) ATM
1 1 (1.41%) Broadband
1 1 (1.41%) Intranet
1 1 (1.41%) LAN
1 1 (1.41%) Skype
1 1 (1.41%) SSL
1 1 (1.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
1 6 (8.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (7.04%) Big Data
2 5 (7.04%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.63%) MS Access
3 4 (5.63%) Power BI
4 2 (2.82%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.82%) MySQL
5 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Toad
2 1 (1.41%) Hudson
2 1 (1.41%) JIRA
2 1 (1.41%) MorphX
General
1 35 (49.30%) Finance
2 18 (25.35%) Advertising
3 4 (5.63%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.63%) Retail
4 3 (4.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.41%) Back Office
5 1 (1.41%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.41%) German Language
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Polish Language
5 1 (1.41%) Romanian Language
5 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (23.94%) Consultant
2 16 (22.54%) Analyst
3 10 (14.08%) Sage Consultant
4 8 (11.27%) Developer
5 6 (8.45%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.45%) Sage Developer
6 5 (7.04%) Accountant
6 5 (7.04%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Applications Support
7 4 (5.63%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Data Scientist
7 4 (5.63%) ERP Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Systems Accountant
8 3 (4.23%) ERP Project Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Head of IT
8 3 (4.23%) Sage 200 Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Systems Support
8 3 (4.23%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) XML
1 4 (5.63%) XML Schema
2 3 (4.23%) LDAP
3 1 (1.41%) .NET
3 1 (1.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.63%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.82%) Tandem
2 2 (2.82%) User Experience
3 1 (1.41%) APACS
3 1 (1.41%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.41%) EMV
3 1 (1.41%) EPoS
3 1 (1.41%) LIMS
3 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.41%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Windows
2 4 (5.63%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (50.70%) ERP
2 11 (15.49%) Migration
3 9 (12.68%) Data Migration
4 6 (8.45%) Data Science
5 5 (7.04%) Data Analysis
5 5 (7.04%) Project Management
6 4 (5.63%) Anomaly Detection
6 4 (5.63%) CRM
6 4 (5.63%) Logistics
6 4 (5.63%) Prototyping
6 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (5.63%) Time Series Forecasting
6 4 (5.63%) Visualisation
7 3 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.23%) Business Analysis
7 3 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.23%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (4.23%) Data Privacy
7 3 (4.23%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (2.82%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.17%) SQL
2 4 (5.63%) Python
2 4 (5.63%) VBA
3 3 (4.23%) C
3 3 (4.23%) C#
3 3 (4.23%) C++
3 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.82%) Java
5 1 (1.41%) Groovy
5 1 (1.41%) Kotlin
5 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.41%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (2.82%) CIMA
2 1 (1.41%) AAT
2 1 (1.41%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) GDPR
1 1 (1.41%) ISO 8583
1 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.63%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (19.72%) Oracle
2 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.23%) Cisco
3 3 (4.23%) Cognos
4 2 (2.82%) Cloudera
4 2 (2.82%) Google
4 2 (2.82%) Infor
4 2 (2.82%) JD Edwards
4 2 (2.82%) MapR
4 2 (2.82%) SAP
5 1 (1.41%) Cubic Transportation
5 1 (1.41%) Elavon
5 1 (1.41%) FIS
5 1 (1.41%) Hypercom
5 1 (1.41%) IFS
5 1 (1.41%) Ingenico
5 1 (1.41%) Meraki
5 1 (1.41%) Thales
5 1 (1.41%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 1 (1.41%) WorldPay