The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ACI BASE24
Rank 568 534 569
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +35
Contract jobs citing BASE24 19 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.021% 0.031%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.39% 0.23% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 11
Average daily rate £463 £475 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.52% +58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £445 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £442 £469 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.81% +33.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4825 4317 5606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.57% 9.05% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2739 2206 2779
Average daily rate £425 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £433
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 74 78
Average hourly rate £33.00 £37.80 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% +89.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £63.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £37.80 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.69% +89.00%

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 18 April 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 13 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -78 18 £463 -2.52% 1
East of England - 6 £685 -
Essex - 6 £685 -
London -20 4 £500 +5.26% 1
Basildon - 4 £685 -
Yorkshire - 3 £310 -
North West - 1 £388 -
South East - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Cheshire - - - -

BASE24
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (50.00%) ATM
2 9 (32.14%) Tandem
3 7 (25.00%) Finance
4 6 (21.43%) HP
5 4 (14.29%) IBM
5 4 (14.29%) COBOL
5 4 (14.29%) UNIX
5 4 (14.29%) EFT
5 4 (14.29%) ISO 8583
5 4 (14.29%) Banking
5 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 3 (10.71%) Retail
6 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.71%) NonStop SQL
6 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (10.71%) EPoS
6 3 (10.71%) EMV
6 3 (10.71%) Mainframe
7 2 (7.14%) Project Management
7 2 (7.14%) EFTPOS
7 2 (7.14%) JCL
7 2 (7.14%) Smartcard
7 2 (7.14%) Mobile Commerce
7 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 2 (7.14%) SQL
7 2 (7.14%) DB2
7 2 (7.14%) CICS
7 2 (7.14%) zOS
7 2 (7.14%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 1 (3.57%) ISPF

BASE24
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (7.14%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) NonStop SQL
2 2 (7.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) JIRA
1 1 (3.57%) Toad
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Developer
1 7 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Tester
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Programmer
5 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Implementation Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Payments Business Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) ISPF
1 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Tandem
2 4 (14.29%) EFT
3 3 (10.71%) EPoS
3 3 (10.71%) EMV
3 3 (10.71%) Mainframe
4 2 (7.14%) EFTPOS
4 2 (7.14%) Smartcard
5 1 (3.57%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (3.57%) Device Driver
5 1 (3.57%) Replication
5 1 (3.57%) APACS
5 1 (3.57%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (3.57%) Cryptography
5 1 (3.57%) VSAM
5 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.57%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) UNIX
2 2 (7.14%) zOS
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
3 2 (7.14%) Project Management
3 2 (7.14%) Mobile Commerce
3 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.57%) Change Management
4 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.57%) Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (3.57%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL
4 1 (3.57%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) COBOL
2 2 (7.14%) JCL
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) SELCOPY
3 1 (3.57%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) ISO 8583
2 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.57%) CA Endevor
2 1 (3.57%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) HP
2 4 (14.29%) IBM
3 2 (7.14%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 1 (3.57%) VocaLink
4 1 (3.57%) TSYS
4 1 (3.57%) VeriFone
4 1 (3.57%) Sage
4 1 (3.57%) Cognizant
4 1 (3.57%) Sun