The first table below looks at the demand for ACF2 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ACF2 over the 3 months to 23 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.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CA ACF2
Rank 551 547 585
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +38
Contract jobs citing ACF2 29 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.043% 0.003%
As % of the System Software category 0.56% 0.44% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 0
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£588 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.87% -
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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5148 5015 4769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.56% 9.84% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2824 2536 2263
Average daily rate £325 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £191 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 617 652
Average hourly rate £15.81 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.52% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.29 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%

ACF2
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ACF2 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 July 2014.

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 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ACF2 within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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
England -6 26 £575 +43.75% 4
London +18 23 £563 +40.62% 4
City of London +37 11 £550 +37.50% 4

ACF2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 22 (66.67%) Finance
2 18 (54.55%) zOS
2 18 (54.55%) RACF
3 17 (51.52%) Mainframe
4 14 (42.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (33.33%) Banking
6 8 (24.24%) Change Control
7 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (12.12%) CA
8 3 (9.09%) IBM
8 3 (9.09%) Advertising
8 3 (9.09%) Windows
8 3 (9.09%) Twitter
9 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
9 2 (6.06%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (6.06%) SLA
10 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
10 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
10 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 1 (3.03%) CA SiteMinder
10 1 (3.03%) Identity Management
10 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
10 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (3.03%) Validation
10 1 (3.03%) Linux
10 1 (3.03%) Apache
10 1 (3.03%) LDAP
10 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
10 1 (3.03%) ERP
10 1 (3.03%) SOA

ACF2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (3.03%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.03%) IIS
1 1 (3.03%) Apache
1 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) LDAP
1 1 (3.03%) Kerberos
1 1 (3.03%) OpenLDAP
General
1 22 (66.67%) Finance
2 11 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Advertising
4 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Programmer
2 9 (27.27%) Systems Programmer
3 5 (15.15%) Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Administrator
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Mainframe Programmer
5 1 (3.03%) Identity Management Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Management Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) J2EE
1 1 (3.03%) JSP
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
1 1 (3.03%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (51.52%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.06%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (54.55%) zOS
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Change Control
2 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.03%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (3.03%) Unit Testing
3 1 (3.03%) ERP
3 1 (3.03%) SOA
3 1 (3.03%) Identity Management
3 1 (3.03%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) Java
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (42.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (54.55%) RACF
2 1 (3.03%) Samba
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (3.03%) CA SiteMinder
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) CA
2 3 (9.09%) Twitter
2 3 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (3.03%) SAP