The table below looks at the statistics for ACF2 skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ACF2 over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CA ACF2
Rank 198 215 227
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +12
Contract jobs citing ACF2 3 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.052% 0.13% 0.013%
As % of the System Software category 0.52% 1.35% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 1
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£550 £525 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +281.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £425 -
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
576 669 576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.93% 9.35% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 428 342
Average daily rate £370 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 51 59
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.50 £30.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

ACF2
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ACF2 across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

ACF2 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

ACF2
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ACF2 across the City of London region.

ACF2 Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

ACF2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing ACF2 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 ACF2.

1 10 (76.92%) zOS
2 9 (69.23%) Mainframe
3 7 (53.85%) Finance
4 5 (38.46%) RACF
4 5 (38.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (38.46%) CA
4 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (30.77%) Advertising
6 3 (23.08%) IBM
6 3 (23.08%) Banking
7 2 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
7 2 (15.38%) SLA
8 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
8 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (7.69%) CA SiteMinder
8 1 (7.69%) Validation
8 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
8 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
8 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (7.69%) Java
8 1 (7.69%) SQL
8 1 (7.69%) J2EE
8 1 (7.69%) Oracle
8 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
8 1 (7.69%) IIS
8 1 (7.69%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (7.69%) SAP
8 1 (7.69%) JSP

ACF2
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing ACF2 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 ACF2. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LDAP
1 1 (7.69%) Kerberos
1 1 (7.69%) OpenLDAP
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Advertising
3 3 (23.08%) Banking
4 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Consultant
1 6 (46.15%) Programmer
2 4 (30.77%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (7.69%) Management Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Identity Management Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) J2EE
1 1 (7.69%) JSP
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) Mainframe
2 2 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) zOS
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.69%) Validation
2 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
2 1 (7.69%) ERP
2 1 (7.69%) SOA
2 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) RACF
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (7.69%) CA SiteMinder
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) CA
2 3 (23.08%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (7.69%) SAP