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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ACI BASE24
Rank 600 571 540
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -31
Contract jobs citing BASE24 9 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.031% 0.015%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.21% 0.36% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
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£425 £463 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.20% -2.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £463 -
% change year-on-year
-8.20% -
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
4330 4703 4369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.77% 8.64% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2426 2650 2235
Average daily rate £450 £425 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 48 78
Average hourly rate £21.57 £33.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.65% -12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £15.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.87 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.49 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-14.64% -0.82%

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 4 May 2015.

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 12 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 4 May 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 -21 8 £425 -8.20% 2
Yorkshire -7 4 £438 +41.12% 1
North Yorkshire - 4 £438 - 1
Harrogate - 3 £425 - 1
City of London +17 2 - -
London +4 2 - - 1
Swindon +9 1 £317 -40.28%
South West +5 1 £317 -31.64%
Wiltshire +2 1 £317 -40.28%
East of England 0 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 - -

BASE24
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 9 (60.00%) ATM
3 6 (40.00%) ISO 8583
4 5 (33.33%) Tandem
4 5 (33.33%) EMV
5 4 (26.67%) HP
6 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (20.00%) Banking
6 3 (20.00%) NonStop SQL
7 2 (13.33%) SAS
7 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (13.33%) APACS
7 2 (13.33%) QA
7 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
7 2 (13.33%) WorldPay
8 1 (6.67%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Test Management
8 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
8 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
8 1 (6.67%) VisionPLUS
8 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (6.67%) Marketing
8 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
8 1 (6.67%) Operations Management
8 1 (6.67%) SAP
8 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence

BASE24
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (13.33%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) VisionPLUS
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) NonStop SQL
General
1 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Tandem
1 5 (33.33%) EMV
2 2 (13.33%) APACS
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (6.67%) EFT
3 1 (6.67%) EFTPOS
3 1 (6.67%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
1 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
2 1 (6.67%) Test Management
2 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
2 1 (6.67%) Operations Management
2 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.67%) Service Management
2 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) ISO 8583
2 2 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) WorldPay
3 1 (6.67%) SAP