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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 565 598 590
Rank change year-on-year +33 -8  
Contract jobs citing Sage 45 56 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.10% 0.094%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 41 30
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £463 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £11.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -31.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £11.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20658 24248 24553
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.84% 44.91% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12524 14933 14366
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 832 1088
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.45 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.06% +7.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

Sage
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Sage as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 41 £350 +3.70% 87
London -5 14 £350 -9.67% 13
West Midlands +21 5 £350 -17.64% 3
South East +6 5 £300 -11.11% 14
City of London +2 5 £300 -14.28% 1
Dorset +11 4 £295 +38.82% 1
South West +6 4 £295 +52.25% 5
East Midlands -2 4 £425 -5.55% 4
Bournemouth - 4 £295 - 1
Yorkshire +32 3 - - 14
West Yorkshire +19 3 - - 4
East of England 0 3 £325 -23.52% 8
South Wales -2 3 £400 +14.28% 1
Oxfordshire -3 3 £300 -
Wales -4 3 £400 +6.66% 2
Cardiff 0 2 £425 +13.33% 1
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
Lincolnshire - 2 £550 -
Norwich - 2 £350 -
Leeds - 2 - - 1
Norfolk - 2 £350 - 1
Berkshire +23 1 £451 -2.59% 2
Reading +20 1 £451 -
North West +18 1 £450 +3.44% 15
Birmingham +12 1 £325 -27.77% 2
Newport +2 1 £320 -1.53%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £400 - 5
North East - 1 £400 - 5
Wolverhampton - 1 £375 -
Cambridge - 1 £300 - 2

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sage also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Sage.

1 32 (35.56%) Advertising
2 30 (33.33%) Finance
3 28 (31.11%) ERP
4 23 (25.56%) Migration
5 22 (24.44%) Sage 50
6 20 (22.22%) Sage 200
7 17 (18.89%) Microsoft
8 16 (17.78%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (16.67%) Sage X3
10 12 (13.33%) Manufacturing
10 12 (13.33%) SQL
10 12 (13.33%) Oracle
10 12 (13.33%) SQL Server
11 11 (12.22%) SAP
12 10 (11.11%) Data Migration
12 10 (11.11%) NetSuite
13 9 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
13 9 (10.00%) CRM
13 9 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (8.89%) E-Commerce
14 8 (8.89%) Windows
14 8 (8.89%) .NET
14 8 (8.89%) C#
15 7 (7.78%) Web Services
15 7 (7.78%) Project Management
15 7 (7.78%) Power BI
16 6 (6.67%) Zuora
16 6 (6.67%) Microservices
16 6 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
16 6 (6.67%) VMware

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 6 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.11%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.11%) IIS
4 1 (1.11%) Moodle
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.11%) CINEMA 4D
3 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (24.44%) Sage 50
2 20 (22.22%) Sage 200
3 15 (16.67%) Sage X3
4 10 (11.11%) NetSuite
5 9 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (4.44%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (2.22%) Sage 1000
8 2 (2.22%) Sage CRM
8 2 (2.22%) SAP Business One
9 1 (1.11%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (1.11%) Lawson
9 1 (1.11%) Odoo
9 1 (1.11%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (1.11%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (1.11%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (1.11%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (1.11%) Sage BI
9 1 (1.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.33%) Sage Pay
3 2 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (2.22%) Office 365
3 2 (2.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 1 (1.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.11%) IaaS
4 1 (1.11%) iPaaS
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.11%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.11%) PaaS
4 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) SAN
2 2 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.11%) ATM
3 1 (1.11%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.78%) Power BI
3 6 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (3.33%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.33%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.11%) Big Data
6 1 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.11%) FileMaker
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.11%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.11%) Gradle
2 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.11%) Maven
2 1 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.11%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.11%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.11%) Vagrant
General
1 32 (35.56%) Advertising
2 30 (33.33%) Finance
3 12 (13.33%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.56%) Billing
5 3 (3.33%) Retail
6 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.11%) Local Government
7 1 (1.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (25.56%) Analyst
2 18 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 16 (17.78%) Business Analyst
4 14 (15.56%) Consultant
5 11 (12.22%) Sage Consultant
6 9 (10.00%) Accountant
6 9 (10.00%) Architect
6 9 (10.00%) Developer
7 8 (8.89%) Systems Accountant
8 6 (6.67%) ERP Manager
8 6 (6.67%) ERP Project Manager
8 6 (6.67%) Sage 200 Consultant
9 4 (4.44%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.44%) Data Architect
9 4 (4.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 3 (3.33%) Financial Analyst
10 3 (3.33%) Functional Analyst
10 3 (3.33%) Implementation Manager
10 3 (3.33%) Integration Architect
10 3 (3.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.89%) .NET
2 7 (7.78%) Web Services
3 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.33%) SOAP
4 2 (2.22%) CSS
4 2 (2.22%) HTML
4 2 (2.22%) RESTful
5 1 (1.11%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.11%) Apache Camel
5 1 (1.11%) COM
5 1 (1.11%) JSON
5 1 (1.11%) Mason
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.11%) OSGi
5 1 (1.11%) REST
5 1 (1.11%) Spring
5 1 (1.11%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.11%) Visualforce
5 1 (1.11%) XML
5 1 (1.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.22%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.22%) iPad
3 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.11%) APACS
3 1 (1.11%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (1.11%) EFT
3 1 (1.11%) EFTPOS
3 1 (1.11%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (1.11%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.11%) EMV
3 1 (1.11%) EPoS
3 1 (1.11%) FlexPod
3 1 (1.11%) HP Storage
3 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.11%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.11%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (1.11%) Xserve
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.89%) Windows
2 6 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.22%) Linux
6 1 (1.11%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.11%) ERP
2 23 (25.56%) Migration
3 10 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 9 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (10.00%) CRM
5 8 (8.89%) E-Commerce
6 7 (7.78%) Project Management
7 6 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 6 (6.67%) Data Architecture
7 6 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
7 6 (6.67%) Microservices
7 6 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.56%) Data Integration
9 4 (4.44%) Application Packaging
9 4 (4.44%) Data Modelling
9 4 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.44%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (4.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.33%) SQL
2 8 (8.89%) C#
3 5 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.44%) Java
4 4 (4.44%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.22%) C
5 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.11%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.56%) Degree
2 3 (3.33%) ACCA
2 3 (3.33%) CIMA
2 3 (3.33%) PMI Certification
2 3 (3.33%) PMP
3 2 (2.22%) AAT
3 2 (2.22%) ISEB
4 1 (1.11%) IIBA
4 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.11%) MCSD
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.11%) ISO 8583
1 1 (1.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.11%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.44%) WSUS
2 1 (1.11%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (1.11%) Kibana
2 1 (1.11%) logstash
2 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.11%) Packer
Vendors
1 17 (18.89%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.78%) Salesforce.com
3 12 (13.33%) Oracle
4 11 (12.22%) SAP
5 6 (6.67%) VMware
5 6 (6.67%) Zuora
6 3 (3.33%) Epicor
7 2 (2.22%) Cisco
7 2 (2.22%) JD Edwards
7 2 (2.22%) Siebel
8 1 (1.11%) Adobe
8 1 (1.11%) Apple
8 1 (1.11%) Citrix
8 1 (1.11%) CODA
8 1 (1.11%) Hitachi
8 1 (1.11%) HP
8 1 (1.11%) Magma
8 1 (1.11%) NetApp
8 1 (1.11%) Remedy
8 1 (1.11%) Sun
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