The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 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 System Software category for the London region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CA ACF2
Rank 377 409 -
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -
Contract jobs citing ACF2 23 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.029% -
As % of the System Software category 1.14% 0.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 0
Average daily rate
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£563 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -
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 - - -
System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2014 1898 2107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.79% 7.83% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1257 1127 1158
Average daily rate £365 £369 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.01% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £204 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 161 203
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.98 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £31.80 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
ACF2
England

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 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
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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 +31 11 £550 +37.50% 4
ACF2
England

ACF2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 17 (65.38%) zOS
2 16 (61.54%) Mainframe
3 15 (57.69%) Finance
4 12 (46.15%) RACF
5 10 (38.46%) Banking
6 9 (34.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (15.38%) Change Control
7 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (15.38%) CA
8 3 (11.54%) IBM
8 3 (11.54%) Advertising
8 3 (11.54%) Windows
9 2 (7.69%) SLA
9 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
9 2 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (3.85%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (3.85%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (3.85%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (3.85%) Twitter
10 1 (3.85%) Samba
10 1 (3.85%) JSF
10 1 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
10 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
10 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
10 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
10 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
10 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 1 (3.85%) CA SiteMinder
10 1 (3.85%) Identity Management
10 1 (3.85%) Management Information System

ACF2
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 (3.85%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.85%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) OpenLDAP
1 1 (3.85%) LDAP
1 1 (3.85%) Kerberos
General
1 15 (57.69%) Finance
2 10 (38.46%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Advertising
4 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Programmer
2 5 (19.23%) Systems Programmer
2 5 (19.23%) Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) Identity Management Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Mainframe Programmer
4 1 (3.85%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) JSF
1 1 (3.85%) J2EE
1 1 (3.85%) JSP
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (61.54%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) zOS
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Change Control
1 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
2 1 (3.85%) Identity Management
2 1 (3.85%) Validation
2 1 (3.85%) ERP
2 1 (3.85%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Java
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) RACF
2 1 (3.85%) Samba
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (3.85%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) CA
2 3 (11.54%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Twitter
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (3.85%) SAP