The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ACI BASE24
Rank 575 546 558
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +12
Contract jobs citing BASE24 13 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.025% 0.015% 0.018%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.30% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 5
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£430 £402 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.96% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £365 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £446 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £446 £402 £380
% change year-on-year
+11.00% +5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Business Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4359 4140 4745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.23% 8.65% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2634 2326 2489
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £405 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 70 99
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -29.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.10 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.40 £45.00 £56.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.13 £22.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -37.50%

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

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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 31 October 2014.

BASE24 Daily Rate Histogram in England

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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

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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 31 October 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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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
East of England - 3 £375 - 1
London +8 1 £250 - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
North East - - - -
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BASE24
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 24 (82.76%) Tandem
2 14 (48.28%) Finance
3 11 (37.93%) ATM
4 10 (34.48%) HP
5 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
5 7 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Performance Testing
6 6 (20.69%) NonStop SQL
6 6 (20.69%) Project Management
7 5 (17.24%) EMV
7 5 (17.24%) EFT
7 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
7 5 (17.24%) VisionPLUS
7 5 (17.24%) APACS
7 5 (17.24%) SAS
7 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
7 5 (17.24%) System Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Performance Management
7 5 (17.24%) Base SAS
8 4 (13.79%) Data Conversion
8 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
8 4 (13.79%) IBM
8 4 (13.79%) UNIX
8 4 (13.79%) Mainframe
9 3 (10.34%) COBOL
10 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
10 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (6.90%) Banking
11 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Engagement

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (17.24%) SAS
Business Applications
1 5 (17.24%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) ATM
2 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) NonStop SQL
2 5 (17.24%) Base SAS
General
1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Tester
3 5 (17.24%) Project Manager
3 5 (17.24%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Support Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) UAT Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 24 (82.76%) Tandem
2 5 (17.24%) EMV
2 5 (17.24%) EFT
2 5 (17.24%) APACS
3 4 (13.79%) Mainframe
3 4 (13.79%) Data Conversion
4 1 (3.45%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
1 7 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (20.69%) Performance Testing
2 6 (20.69%) Project Management
3 5 (17.24%) System Testing
3 5 (17.24%) Performance Management
3 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
4 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) HP
2 4 (13.79%) IBM
3 1 (3.45%) TSYS
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