The table below looks at the statistics for ACF2 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ACF2 over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CA ACF2
Rank 618 637 619
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -18
Contract jobs citing ACF2 29 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.005% 0.020%
As % of the System Software category 0.45% 0.054% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 5
Median daily rate £575 £625 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £585 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £685 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £625 £600
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
6391 5596 5502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.49% 10.03% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3924 3090 2835
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 669 636
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.08 £35.00 £34.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

ACF2
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing ACF2 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

ACF2 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ACF2
Daily Rate Trend

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

ACF2 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ACF2
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ACF2 within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

ACF2 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ACF2
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ACF2 within the UK.

ACF2 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ACF2
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ACF2 within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 24 £638 +2.00%
London - 15 £575 -
West Yorkshire - 6 - -
Yorkshire - 6 - -
Edinburgh - 5 £450 -
Scotland - 5 £450 -
Pudsey - 4 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £700 -
South West - 2 £700 -
City of London - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £700 -

ACF2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ACF2 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ACF2.

1 43 (95.56%) Service Management
1 43 (95.56%) zSecure
2 41 (91.11%) Mainframe
3 37 (82.22%) Validation
4 36 (80.00%) Management Information System
5 28 (62.22%) Unit Testing
6 26 (57.78%) zOS
7 21 (46.67%) CA
8 19 (42.22%) Finance
9 13 (28.89%) Banking
10 12 (26.67%) Marketing
10 12 (26.67%) Resource Management
10 12 (26.67%) Informatics
10 12 (26.67%) Health Informatics
11 7 (15.56%) RACF
12 5 (11.11%) IBM
13 2 (4.44%) Project Management
13 2 (4.44%) IBM Mainframe
14 1 (2.22%) F5
14 1 (2.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
14 1 (2.22%) Data Centre Operations
14 1 (2.22%) Risk Management
14 1 (2.22%) Change Management
14 1 (2.22%) Migration
14 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
14 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
14 1 (2.22%) BIG-IP
14 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
14 1 (2.22%) Middleware

ACF2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.22%) CICS
1 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) BIG-IP
1 1 (2.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (2.22%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Adabas
1 1 (2.22%) DB2
General
1 19 (42.22%) Finance
2 13 (28.89%) Banking
3 12 (26.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Consultant
2 15 (33.33%) Security Technician
3 13 (28.89%) Security Consultant
4 2 (4.44%) Analyst
4 2 (4.44%) Security Analyst
4 2 (4.44%) Security Specialist
5 1 (2.22%) Mainframe Analyst
5 1 (2.22%) Mainframe Project Manager
5 1 (2.22%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.22%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (2.22%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 1 (2.22%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (2.22%) z/OS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 41 (91.11%) Mainframe
2 36 (80.00%) Management Information System
3 12 (26.67%) Health Informatics
3 12 (26.67%) Informatics
4 2 (4.44%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (57.78%) zOS
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (95.56%) Service Management
2 37 (82.22%) Validation
3 28 (62.22%) Unit Testing
4 12 (26.67%) Resource Management
5 2 (4.44%) Project Management
6 1 (2.22%) Change Management
6 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.22%) Data Centre Operations
6 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.22%) Migration
6 1 (2.22%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) COBOL
1 1 (2.22%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) RACF
Systems Management
1 43 (95.56%) zSecure
Vendors
1 21 (46.67%) CA
2 5 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (2.22%) F5