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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ACI BASE24
Rank 614 603 576
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -27
Contract jobs citing BASE24 12 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.017% 0.024%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.29% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 6
Average daily rate £400 £450 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +24.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £475 £375
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +26.66%
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
4097 4813 4744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.96% 9.29% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2407 2729 2442
Average daily rate £438 £446 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 38 59
Average hourly rate £39.14 £30.00 £27.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.45% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.00 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £59.57 £59.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £17.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+116.90% -49.28%

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
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 7 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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England +1 12 £400 -11.11% 1
London +10 6 £400 +14.28%
Manchester - 5 £400 -
North West - 5 £400 -
South West +2 1 £450 -5.26%
Swindon -3 1 £450 +13.70%
Wiltshire -7 1 £450 -5.26%

BASE24
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 17 (68.00%) Finance
2 12 (48.00%) ISO 8583
2 12 (48.00%) Banking
3 11 (44.00%) HP
4 9 (36.00%) NonStop SQL
4 9 (36.00%) Java
4 9 (36.00%) SQL
4 9 (36.00%) XML
4 9 (36.00%) IBM
4 9 (36.00%) EMV
4 9 (36.00%) RESTful
4 9 (36.00%) ISO20022
4 9 (36.00%) Presales
5 8 (32.00%) SDLC
6 7 (28.00%) Tandem
7 6 (24.00%) ATM
7 6 (24.00%) Mainframe
8 5 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (20.00%) Investment Banking
8 5 (20.00%) Unix
8 5 (20.00%) J2EE
8 5 (20.00%) COBOL
9 4 (16.00%) Oracle
9 4 (16.00%) Solaris
9 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
9 4 (16.00%) WorldPay
10 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (12.00%) Open Source
10 3 (12.00%) Security Architecture

BASE24
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (12.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.00%) SAS
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) NonStop SQL
2 3 (12.00%) MySQL
2 3 (12.00%) OLTP
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.00%) VersaTest
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (68.00%) Finance
2 12 (48.00%) Banking
3 5 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (12.00%) Retail
5 2 (8.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Architect
1 10 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
2 7 (28.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Technical Support
3 5 (20.00%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Credit Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Build Manager
5 1 (4.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Defect Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.00%) IT Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) RESTful
1 9 (36.00%) XML
2 5 (20.00%) J2EE
3 3 (12.00%) Middleware
3 3 (12.00%) SAML
4 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) EMV
2 7 (28.00%) Tandem
3 6 (24.00%) Mainframe
4 5 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (12.00%) Contactless
5 3 (12.00%) EFT
5 3 (12.00%) EFTPOS
5 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (12.00%) EPoS
5 3 (12.00%) PKI
5 3 (12.00%) Smartcard
6 1 (4.00%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Unix
2 4 (16.00%) Solaris
3 3 (12.00%) Linux
4 1 (4.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Presales
2 8 (32.00%) SDLC
3 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Benchmarking
4 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (12.00%) High Availability
4 3 (12.00%) Mobile Commerce
4 3 (12.00%) Open Source
4 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (12.00%) Security Architecture
5 2 (8.00%) System Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Matrix Management
6 1 (4.00%) Multithreading
6 1 (4.00%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.00%) Test Management
6 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) Java
1 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) COBOL
3 1 (4.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (48.00%) ISO 8583
2 9 (36.00%) ISO20022
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) HP
2 9 (36.00%) IBM
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle
3 4 (16.00%) WorldPay
4 3 (12.00%) VeriFone
4 3 (12.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 2 (8.00%) TSYS
6 1 (4.00%) FairCom
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.00%) Sun