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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ACI BASE24
Rank 572 494 561
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +67
Contract jobs citing BASE24 18 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.021% 0.029%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.42% 0.24% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 10
Average daily rate £463 £475 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.52% +58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £445 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £495 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £442 £469 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.81% +33.92%
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
4286 3757 4925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.35% 8.72% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2548 2038 2549
Average daily rate £425 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £433
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 70 68
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.80 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.63% +68.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £70.25 £56.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £37.80 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.69% +89.00%
BASE24
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
East of England - 6 £685 -
London -20 4 £500 +5.26% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £310 -
North West - 1 £388 -
South East - - - -
BASE24
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BASE24
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (50.00%) ATM
2 8 (30.77%) Tandem
3 6 (23.08%) HP
3 6 (23.08%) Finance
4 4 (15.38%) Banking
4 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 4 (15.38%) IBM
4 4 (15.38%) COBOL
4 4 (15.38%) UNIX
5 3 (11.54%) Mainframe
5 3 (11.54%) EFT
5 3 (11.54%) NonStop SQL
5 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (11.54%) Retail
6 2 (7.69%) ISO 8583
6 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.69%) EMV
6 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (7.69%) JCL
6 2 (7.69%) SQL
6 2 (7.69%) DB2
6 2 (7.69%) CICS
6 2 (7.69%) zOS
7 1 (3.85%) EPoS
7 1 (3.85%) Sun
7 1 (3.85%) Toad
7 1 (3.85%) SLA
7 1 (3.85%) ITIL
7 1 (3.85%) Windows
7 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce

BASE24
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (7.69%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) NonStop SQL
2 2 (7.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Toad
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Test Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Payments Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Implementation Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Programmer
5 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
1 1 (3.85%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Tandem
2 3 (11.54%) Mainframe
2 3 (11.54%) EFT
3 2 (7.69%) EMV
4 1 (3.85%) EPoS
4 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.85%) Smartcard
4 1 (3.85%) EFTPOS
4 1 (3.85%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (3.85%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.85%) VSAM
4 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) UNIX
2 2 (7.69%) zOS
3 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
2 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
2 2 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL
3 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile Commerce
3 1 (3.85%) BCP
3 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
3 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
3 1 (3.85%) Change Management
3 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) COBOL
2 2 (7.69%) JCL
2 2 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) SELCOPY
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) ISO 8583
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) Control-M
2 1 (3.85%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) HP
2 4 (15.38%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Sun
3 1 (3.85%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 1 (3.85%) VeriFone