The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 April 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 136 126
Contract jobs citing Sage 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.070% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.14% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £285 £375
% change year-on-year +22.80% -24.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £11.00 -

Sage is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 930 1400 1367
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 41.54% 48.93% 50.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 742 751
Median daily rate £400 £399 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.25% +10.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £513 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 41 91
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.00% -44.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.74 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +8.57%  

Sage
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Sage
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Sage in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sage in the West Midlands

Sage
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sage in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Sage.

1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) Advertising
2 3 (50.00%) ERP
3 2 (33.33%) Sage 1000
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (33.33%) Data Structures
3 2 (33.33%) Power BI
3 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (16.67%) CIMA
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (16.67%) JD Edwards
4 1 (16.67%) ACCA
4 1 (16.67%) Sage X3
4 1 (16.67%) Sage 200
4 1 (16.67%) Sage 50

Sage
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Sage 1000
2 1 (16.67%) Sage 200
2 1 (16.67%) Sage 50
2 1 (16.67%) Sage X3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Power BI
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
General
1 4 (66.67%) Advertising
2 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Sage Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Sage 500 Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Accountant
3 1 (16.67%) ERP Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) JDE Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Project Accountant
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ACCA
1 1 (16.67%) CIMA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) JD Edwards