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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ACI BASE24
Rank 604 582 548
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -34
Contract jobs citing BASE24 9 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.019% 0.018%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.20% 0.21% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
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£550 £550 £738
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £685 £1,000
% change year-on-year
- -31.50%
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
4434 4798 4537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.94% 9.07% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2507 2511 2286
Average daily rate £450 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 61 76
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.50 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -3.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £50.25 £61.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 £36.90
% change year-on-year
-17.85% -24.11%

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 5 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 3 July 2015. 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 -33 8 £550 -
Sheffield - 6 - -
South Yorkshire - 6 - -
Yorkshire - 6 - -
London -17 2 £550 +10.00%

BASE24
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 16 (69.57%) ATM
1 16 (69.57%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
3 6 (26.09%) HTML
3 6 (26.09%) CSS
3 6 (26.09%) EMV
3 6 (26.09%) Financial Institution
3 6 (26.09%) ISO 8583
3 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
3 6 (26.09%) Tandem
3 6 (26.09%) HTML5
3 6 (26.09%) CSS3
4 4 (17.39%) Banking
5 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.04%) NonStop SQL
5 3 (13.04%) HP
6 2 (8.70%) APACS
6 2 (8.70%) SAS
6 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
6 2 (8.70%) Service Management
6 2 (8.70%) QA
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) WorldPay
7 1 (4.35%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
7 1 (4.35%) International Banking
7 1 (4.35%) Project Planning

BASE24
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 2 (8.70%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (69.57%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) NonStop SQL
General
1 16 (69.57%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Financial Institution
3 4 (17.39%) Banking
4 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.35%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Software Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Applications Support Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Support Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Applications Support
5 2 (8.70%) Applications Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) HTML
1 6 (26.09%) CSS
1 6 (26.09%) HTML5
1 6 (26.09%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) EMV
1 6 (26.09%) Tandem
2 2 (8.70%) APACS
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (4.35%) EFT
3 1 (4.35%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
2 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
4 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Operations Management
4 1 (4.35%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Java
2 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) ISO 8583
2 2 (8.70%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) WorldPay