The table below looks at the statistics for ACF2 skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ACF2 over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CA ACF2
Rank - 410 396
Contract jobs citing ACF2 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London - 0.013% 0.009%
As % of the System Software category - 0.16% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £190 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -38.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £625 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1923 1914 1752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.63% 8.10% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1294 1171 1064
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 143 154
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.32 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% -8.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

ACF2
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

ACF2 Jobs Demand Trend in London

ACF2
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

ACF2 Daily Rate Trend in London

ACF2
Top 14 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 15 (100.00%) zOS
1 15 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 13 (86.67%) Banking
3 12 (80.00%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) RACF
5 3 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (20.00%) Data Structures
6 2 (13.33%) IBM
6 2 (13.33%) CA
6 2 (13.33%) Change Control
7 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (6.67%) Advertising
7 1 (6.67%) Migration
7 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management

ACF2
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

General
1 13 (86.67%) Banking
2 12 (80.00%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (13.33%) Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe Developer
2 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (20.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Change Control
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) RACF
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) IBM
1 2 (13.33%) CA