The first table below looks at the demand for BASE24 skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BASE24 over the 3 months to 25 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 London 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ACI BASE24
Rank 401 410 409
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing BASE24 10 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.042% 0.016% 0.023%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.47% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate
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£500 - £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £439 - £460
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 - £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £1,000 £355
% change year-on-year
-62.50% +181.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
2115 2094 2377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.96% 8.64% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1226 1270 1337
Average daily rate £453 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £311 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 16
Average hourly rate £32.03 £19.00 £42.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.57% -55.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.89 £12.50 £22.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.86 £59.90 £62.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £28.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+9.56% -11.53%
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BASE24
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

BASE24 Jobs Demand Trend in London

BASE24
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

BASE24 Daily Rate Trend in London

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Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BASE24 across the London region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

BASE24 Daily Rate Histogram in London

BASE24
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

BASE24 Hourly Rate Trend in London

BASE24
Top 24 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 9 (64.29%) Tandem
2 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (42.86%) Project Management
3 6 (42.86%) Performance Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
4 5 (35.71%) System Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Base SAS
4 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (35.71%) APACS
4 5 (35.71%) SAS
4 5 (35.71%) EMV
5 4 (28.57%) Finance
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) ISO 8583
7 1 (7.14%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (7.14%) NonStop SQL
7 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (7.14%) TSYS
7 1 (7.14%) EFT
7 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 1 (7.14%) HP
7 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (7.14%) EPoS

BASE24
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (35.71%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Base SAS
2 1 (7.14%) NonStop SQL
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Tandem
2 5 (35.71%) EMV
2 5 (35.71%) APACS
3 1 (7.14%) EPoS
3 1 (7.14%) EFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Project Management
3 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (35.71%) System Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) HP
1 1 (7.14%) TSYS