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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CA ACF2
Rank 388 401 375
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -26
Contract jobs citing ACF2 7 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.033% 0.009% 0.015%
As % of the System Software category 0.38% 0.11% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£525 £190 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+176.31% -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 - - -
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
1851 1753 1671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.70% 7.99% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1238 1042 999
Average daily rate £425 £388 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +9.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £220 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.51% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 114 173
Average hourly rate £17.18 £17.15 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.18% -9.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £35.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.87% -5.14%

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
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 3 March 2015. 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
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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ACF2
England

ACF2
Top 19 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 35 (89.74%) zOS
1 35 (89.74%) Mainframe
2 31 (79.49%) Finance
3 30 (76.92%) Banking
4 15 (38.46%) RACF
5 10 (25.64%) IBM
6 9 (23.08%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (12.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (10.26%) CA
8 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (10.26%) Data Structures
9 3 (7.69%) Change Control
10 2 (5.13%) Migration
10 2 (5.13%) Advertising
11 1 (2.56%) Validation
11 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
11 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
11 1 (2.56%) Unit Testing
11 1 (2.56%) Retail

ACF2
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 31 (79.49%) Finance
2 30 (76.92%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Advertising
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (15.38%) Consultant
1 6 (15.38%) Programmer
1 6 (15.38%) Systems Programmer
2 2 (5.13%) Mainframe Programmer
3 1 (2.56%) IBM Mainframe Developer
3 1 (2.56%) Developer
3 1 (2.56%) IT Consultant
3 1 (2.56%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (2.56%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (2.56%) Security Specialist
3 1 (2.56%) IT Audit Consultant
3 1 (2.56%) Mainframe Developer
Miscellaneous
1 35 (89.74%) Mainframe
2 9 (23.08%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (10.26%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (89.74%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (7.69%) Change Control
3 2 (5.13%) Migration
4 1 (2.56%) Validation
4 1 (2.56%) Unit Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (38.46%) RACF
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) IBM
2 4 (10.26%) CA