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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CA ACF2
Rank 394 405 405
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing ACF2 14 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.066% 0.047% 0.009%
As % of the System Software category 0.71% 0.51% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 1
Average daily rate £450 £525 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +176.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £700 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
ACF2
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
1984 1944 1890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.37% 9.17% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1339 1271 1145
Average daily rate £425 £403 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 116 113
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £28.75 £32.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ACF2 across the London region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

ACF2 Daily Rate Histogram in London

ACF2
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ACF2 within the London region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
City of London - 2 £450 -
ACF2
England

ACF2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (93.75%) Service Management
1 15 (93.75%) zSecure
2 13 (81.25%) Mainframe
3 11 (68.75%) zOS
3 11 (68.75%) Validation
4 10 (62.50%) Management Information System
5 8 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 8 (50.00%) Finance
6 7 (43.75%) CA
7 5 (31.25%) Banking
8 3 (18.75%) IBM
8 3 (18.75%) RACF
9 2 (12.50%) Marketing
9 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
9 2 (12.50%) Informatics
9 2 (12.50%) Health Informatics
10 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
10 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Operations
10 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
10 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
10 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
10 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (6.25%) Information Security
10 1 (6.25%) Middleware
10 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
10 1 (6.25%) Project Management
10 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (6.25%) Change Management
10 1 (6.25%) CICS
10 1 (6.25%) REXX

ACF2
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) CICS
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Adabas
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Consultant
2 6 (37.50%) Security Technician
3 3 (18.75%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) RACF Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (81.25%) Mainframe
2 10 (62.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (12.50%) Health Informatics
3 2 (12.50%) Informatics
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) zOS
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Service Management
2 11 (68.75%) Validation
3 8 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) COBOL
1 1 (6.25%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) RACF
Systems Management
1 15 (93.75%) zSecure
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) CA
2 3 (18.75%) IBM