Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 792 764 793
Rank change year-on-year -28 +29 +18
Contract jobs citing Sage 97 122 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.12% 0.097%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.26% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 93 69
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £173 £213 £213
90th Percentile £525 £488 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £356 £375
% change year-on-year +12.28% -5.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 8
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% -5.56%
10th Percentile £16.00 £11.10 £12.93
90th Percentile £18.00 £42.50 £23.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year - -7.35% +21.43%

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 43542 47842 49835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.65% 45.27% 43.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 27042 29233 29405
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1460 1722 2107
UK median hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.47% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.20 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.42
% change year-on-year - -5.27% +5.56%

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 18 November 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 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 18 November 2017. 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 +25 93 £400 +14.29% 29
UK excluding London +8 59 £400 +12.28% 23
London -8 35 £350 +7.69% 6
North of England +64 20 £400 +18.52% 8
South East +1 18 £425 +23.64% 6
North West +32 13 £400 +1.91% 5
Midlands +27 10 £500 +53.85% 4
East Midlands +10 7 £500 +11.11%
Yorkshire +16 5 £350 +21.74% 1
South West +9 4 £375 - 1
East of England -20 4 £381 +1.67% 3
West Midlands +33 3 £500 +56.86% 4
North East +67 2 £475 +72.73% 2
Northern Ireland -42 2 £413 +65.00%
Scotland 0 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 47 (48.45%) ERP
2 43 (44.33%) Finance
3 27 (27.84%) Advertising
3 27 (27.84%) Migration
4 18 (18.56%) Microsoft
4 18 (18.56%) Sage X3
5 17 (17.53%) SQL
5 17 (17.53%) SAP
6 16 (16.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (16.49%) Data Migration
7 14 (14.43%) Oracle
7 14 (14.43%) CRM
8 13 (13.40%) Manufacturing
8 13 (13.40%) Sage 200
9 11 (11.34%) Project Management
9 11 (11.34%) Windows
10 10 (10.31%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (10.31%) Business Analysis
11 9 (9.28%) Dynamics NAV
11 9 (9.28%) SQL Server
12 8 (8.25%) ITIL
12 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Excel
12 8 (8.25%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (8.25%) Dynamics AX
12 8 (8.25%) Infor
12 8 (8.25%) Sage 50
12 8 (8.25%) Workday
13 7 (7.22%) NetSuite
13 7 (7.22%) Lawson
13 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Office

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 4 (4.12%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.09%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.06%) CMS
3 2 (2.06%) Confluence
3 2 (2.06%) WordPress
4 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.03%) IIS
4 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (4.12%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (3.09%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.06%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (2.06%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (18.56%) Sage X3
2 13 (13.40%) Sage 200
3 9 (9.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (8.25%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (8.25%) Sage 50
5 7 (7.22%) Lawson
5 7 (7.22%) NetSuite
6 5 (5.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (5.15%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (4.12%) SAP Business One
8 3 (3.09%) iTrent
9 2 (2.06%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (2.06%) Infor SunSystems
9 2 (2.06%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (2.06%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (2.06%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (2.06%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (2.06%) Sage CRM
9 2 (2.06%) SAP MDG
9 2 (2.06%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.06%) Office 365
3 1 (1.03%) FinancialForce
3 1 (1.03%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.06%) SMS
2 1 (1.03%) 4G
2 1 (1.03%) DNS
2 1 (1.03%) Intranet
2 1 (1.03%) LAN
2 1 (1.03%) NAS
2 1 (1.03%) SAN
2 1 (1.03%) Skype
2 1 (1.03%) SSL
2 1 (1.03%) VPN
2 1 (1.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.15%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (4.12%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (4.12%) SAP Data Services
4 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.06%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.06%) QlikView
5 2 (2.06%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.03%) EDMS
6 1 (1.03%) MS Access
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.03%) Power BI
6 1 (1.03%) Spotfire
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.06%) gulp
1 2 (2.06%) JIRA
1 2 (2.06%) Mocha
1 2 (2.06%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (44.33%) Finance
2 27 (27.84%) Advertising
3 13 (13.40%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.12%) Marketing
5 3 (3.09%) Retail
6 2 (2.06%) Games
6 2 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.03%) Back Office
7 1 (1.03%) Banking
7 1 (1.03%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (21.65%) Analyst
1 21 (21.65%) Consultant
2 14 (14.43%) Sage Consultant
3 12 (12.37%) Accountant
3 12 (12.37%) Project Manager
3 12 (12.37%) Systems Accountant
4 9 (9.28%) Business Analyst
4 9 (9.28%) Developer
5 7 (7.22%) ERP Analyst
6 6 (6.19%) ERP Business Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) ERP Manager
7 5 (5.15%) ERP Project Manager
7 5 (5.15%) Financial Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Desktop Support
8 4 (4.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
8 4 (4.12%) Service Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.09%) CSS
1 3 (3.09%) HTML
2 2 (2.06%) Angular 2
2 2 (2.06%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.06%) CSS3
2 2 (2.06%) HTML5
2 2 (2.06%) jQuery
2 2 (2.06%) MEAN Stack
2 2 (2.06%) Node.js
2 2 (2.06%) SAP PI
2 2 (2.06%) Sass
2 2 (2.06%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (1.03%) .NET
3 1 (1.03%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.06%) Spread Betting
3 1 (1.03%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.03%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.03%) Handset
3 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.03%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.03%) Replication
3 1 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.34%) Windows
2 5 (5.15%) Windows 7
3 4 (4.12%) Windows 10
3 4 (4.12%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.09%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.03%) Linux
5 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (48.45%) ERP
2 27 (27.84%) Migration
3 16 (16.49%) Data Migration
3 16 (16.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (14.43%) CRM
5 11 (11.34%) Project Management
6 10 (10.31%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (10.31%) Business Analysis
7 8 (8.25%) ITIL
8 5 (5.15%) Change Management
8 5 (5.15%) ETL
8 5 (5.15%) Validation
9 4 (4.12%) Cutover Planning
9 4 (4.12%) DevOps
9 4 (4.12%) ETL Development
9 4 (4.12%) Planning and Forecasting
9 4 (4.12%) Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (4.12%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (3.09%) Order to Cash
10 3 (3.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.53%) SQL
2 5 (5.15%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.06%) C
3 2 (2.06%) C#
3 2 (2.06%) PHP
4 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.09%) ACCA
1 3 (3.09%) CIMA
1 3 (3.09%) IIBA
2 2 (2.06%) AAT
2 2 (2.06%) CBAP
2 2 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.03%) ISEB
3 1 (1.03%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.03%) GAAP
2 1 (1.03%) IFRS
2 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (6.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.03%) SCCM
1 1 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (18.56%) Microsoft
2 17 (17.53%) SAP
3 14 (14.43%) Oracle
4 8 (8.25%) Infor
4 8 (8.25%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (8.25%) Workday
5 6 (6.19%) Epicor
6 4 (4.12%) Cisco
6 4 (4.12%) JD Edwards
7 3 (3.09%) CODA
7 3 (3.09%) Cognos
8 2 (2.06%) Adobe
8 2 (2.06%) Baan
8 2 (2.06%) GoCardless
8 2 (2.06%) PayPal
8 2 (2.06%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (2.06%) Recurly
8 2 (2.06%) Remedy
8 2 (2.06%) VMware
8 2 (2.06%) WooCommerce