The table below looks at the statistics for ACF2 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ACF2 over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CA ACF2
Rank 75 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ACF2 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.15% - -
As % of the System Software category 2.15% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£600 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £475 -
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -
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 Edinburgh region.

System Software Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
93 81 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.17% 6.96% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 32 26
Average daily rate £325 £425 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +71.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £214 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £490 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -57.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £17.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £17.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -

ACF2
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

ACF2 Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

ACF2
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

ACF2 Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

ACF2
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 3 (60.00%) zOS
1 3 (60.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Change Control
2 2 (40.00%) RACF
2 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (40.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (20.00%) Twitter

ACF2
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Change Control
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) RACF
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Twitter