The table below looks at the statistics for BASE24 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BASE24 over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ACI BASE24
Rank 584 564 564
Rank change year-on-year
-20 0
Contract jobs citing BASE24 22 10 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.019% 0.050%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.44% 0.21% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 9
Average daily rate
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£438 £402 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.89% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £365 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £446 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £402 £360
% change year-on-year
-6.71% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
5053 4685 5552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.74% 8.87% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2786 2478 2779
Average daily rate £450 £436 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.21% -3.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 80 85
Average hourly rate £31.16 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.05% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.14 £10.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.75 £45.00 £44.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £18.37 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+71.52% -43.49%

BASE24
Jobs Demand Trend

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

BASE24 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BASE24
Daily Rate Trend

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

BASE24 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

BASE24
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BASE24 within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

BASE24 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

BASE24
Hourly Rate Trend

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

BASE24 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

BASE24
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BASE24 within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 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
England -27 20 £438 +8.89% 3
London +9 6 £500 - 1
East of England - 4 £375 -
Essex - 4 £375 -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North East - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Durham - - - - 1

BASE24
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 22 (68.75%) Tandem
2 16 (50.00%) ATM
3 11 (34.38%) Finance
4 8 (25.00%) Project Management
5 7 (21.88%) EFT
5 7 (21.88%) HP
5 7 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
6 6 (18.75%) Performance Testing
6 6 (18.75%) EMV
7 5 (15.63%) Mainframe
7 5 (15.63%) SAS
7 5 (15.63%) IBM
7 5 (15.63%) UNIX
7 5 (15.63%) APACS
7 5 (15.63%) VisionPLUS
7 5 (15.63%) System Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
7 5 (15.63%) Base SAS
8 4 (12.50%) Data Conversion
8 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 4 (12.50%) COBOL
9 3 (9.38%) ISO 8583
10 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (6.25%) EPoS
10 2 (6.25%) NonStop SQL
11 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 1 (3.13%) TSYS
11 1 (3.13%) VeriFone
11 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity Planning

BASE24
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (15.63%) SAS
Business Applications
1 5 (15.63%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (50.00%) ATM
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) Base SAS
2 2 (6.25%) NonStop SQL
General
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Billing
2 1 (3.13%) General Ledger
2 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Developer
2 7 (21.88%) Tester
3 6 (18.75%) Project Manager
4 5 (15.63%) Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Applications Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) UAT Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Fraud Specialist
7 1 (3.13%) Implementation Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Implementation Project Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Programme Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (68.75%) Tandem
2 7 (21.88%) EFT
3 6 (18.75%) EMV
4 5 (15.63%) Mainframe
4 5 (15.63%) APACS
5 4 (12.50%) Data Conversion
6 2 (6.25%) EPoS
7 1 (3.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Project Management
2 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
2 7 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (18.75%) Performance Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
4 5 (15.63%) System Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity
7 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.13%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 1 (3.13%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.13%) Change Management
7 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.13%) BCP
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) ISO 8583
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) HP
2 5 (15.63%) IBM
3 1 (3.13%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 1 (3.13%) TSYS
3 1 (3.13%) VeriFone