The first table below looks at the demand for BASE24 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BASE24 over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Business Applications category for the England region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ACI BASE24
Rank 559 540 531
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -9
Contract jobs citing BASE24 15 4 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.009% 0.053%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.33% 0.099% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 9
Average daily rate
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£463 £1,000 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.70% +135.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £1,000 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £1,000 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £1,000 £360
% change year-on-year
-62.50% +177.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4493 4030 4605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.10% 8.65% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2394 2175 2372
Average daily rate £433 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £296 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £577
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 73 55
Average hourly rate £31.77 £19.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.18% -45.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.51 £12.10 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £45.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -30.76%
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BASE24
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BASE24 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

BASE24 Jobs Demand Trend in England

BASE24
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BASE24 across the England region.

BASE24 Daily Rate Trend in England

BASE24
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BASE24 across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

BASE24 Daily Rate Histogram in England

BASE24
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BASE24 across the England region.

BASE24 Hourly Rate Trend in England

BASE24
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BASE24 within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +24 10 £500 -
East of England - 1 £375 -
Yorkshire - - - -
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BASE24
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing BASE24 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BASE24.

1 18 (58.06%) Tandem
2 12 (38.71%) ATM
3 9 (29.03%) Finance
4 8 (25.81%) Test Scripting
4 8 (25.81%) HP
4 8 (25.81%) Project Management
5 6 (19.35%) EMV
5 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (19.35%) Performance Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Test Strategy
6 5 (16.13%) SAS
6 5 (16.13%) System Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Base SAS
6 5 (16.13%) EFT
6 5 (16.13%) UNIX
6 5 (16.13%) APACS
6 5 (16.13%) IBM
7 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
8 3 (9.68%) NonStop SQL
8 3 (9.68%) Mainframe
8 3 (9.68%) COBOL
9 2 (6.45%) ISO 8583
9 2 (6.45%) VisionPLUS
9 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (3.23%) Replication
10 1 (3.23%) Banking
10 1 (3.23%) Retail
10 1 (3.23%) Billing
10 1 (3.23%) Business Analysis
10 1 (3.23%) Cost-Benefit Analysis

BASE24
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing BASE24 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BASE24. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (16.13%) SAS
2 1 (3.23%) CICS
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (38.71%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) Base SAS
2 3 (9.68%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (3.23%) DB2
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Tester
2 7 (22.58%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Test Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Implementation Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Programmer
6 1 (3.23%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (58.06%) Tandem
2 6 (19.35%) EMV
3 5 (16.13%) EFT
3 5 (16.13%) APACS
4 3 (9.68%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.23%) Replication
5 1 (3.23%) Data Conversion
5 1 (3.23%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) UNIX
2 1 (3.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Test Scripting
1 8 (25.81%) Project Management
2 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (19.35%) Performance Testing
3 5 (16.13%) Test Strategy
3 5 (16.13%) System Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.23%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.23%) Change Management
6 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.23%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) COBOL
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) ISO 8583
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) HP
2 5 (16.13%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) TSYS
3 1 (3.23%) Sun