The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CA ACF2
Rank 575 547 -
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -
Contract jobs citing ACF2 26 28 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.053% -
As % of the System Software category 0.49% 0.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 0
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£600 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% -
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 - - -

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
5325 5115 4873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.61% 9.62% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3003 2634 2354
Average daily rate £325 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 581 607
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.71
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +4.72%

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 20 August 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 6 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 20 August 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 -29 22 £600 +41.17% 5
London +22 20 £575 +39.39% 5
City of London +31 5 £550 +25.71% 2
Watford - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

ACF2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 26 (66.67%) Finance
2 24 (61.54%) zOS
3 21 (53.85%) Mainframe
4 18 (46.15%) RACF
5 17 (43.59%) Banking
6 15 (38.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (20.51%) Change Control
8 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (10.26%) CA
9 3 (7.69%) IBM
9 3 (7.69%) Advertising
9 3 (7.69%) Twitter
10 2 (5.13%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
10 2 (5.13%) SLA
11 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
11 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
11 1 (2.56%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 1 (2.56%) CA SiteMinder
11 1 (2.56%) Identity Management
11 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
11 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (2.56%) Java
11 1 (2.56%) SQL
11 1 (2.56%) J2EE
11 1 (2.56%) Oracle
11 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
11 1 (2.56%) IIS
11 1 (2.56%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (2.56%) SAP

ACF2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (2.56%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.56%) IIS
1 1 (2.56%) Apache
1 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) LDAP
1 1 (2.56%) Kerberos
1 1 (2.56%) OpenLDAP
General
1 26 (66.67%) Finance
2 17 (43.59%) Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Advertising
4 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Programmer
2 10 (25.64%) Systems Programmer
3 6 (15.38%) Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) Developer
5 1 (2.56%) IT Consultant
5 1 (2.56%) Management Consultant
5 1 (2.56%) IT Audit Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (2.56%) Mainframe Programmer
5 1 (2.56%) Audit Manager
5 1 (2.56%) IT Risk Manager
5 1 (2.56%) IT Risk Consultant
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (2.56%) IT Audit Consultant
5 1 (2.56%) Risk Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Identity Management Consultant
5 1 (2.56%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) J2EE
1 1 (2.56%) JSP
1 1 (2.56%) Web Services
1 1 (2.56%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (53.85%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.13%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (61.54%) zOS
2 1 (2.56%) UNIX
2 1 (2.56%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Change Control
2 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (2.56%) Identity Management
3 1 (2.56%) ERP
3 1 (2.56%) SOA
3 1 (2.56%) Unit Testing
3 1 (2.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) Java
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (38.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (46.15%) RACF
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (2.56%) CA SiteMinder
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) CA
2 3 (7.69%) IBM
2 3 (7.69%) Twitter
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (2.56%) SAP
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