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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CA ACF2
Rank 572 573 539
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -34
Contract jobs citing ACF2 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.004% 0.009%
As % of the System Software category 0.12% 0.041% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£600 £190 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+215.78% -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 - - -

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
5182 4843 4282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.58% 9.24% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2840 2427 2068
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 561 646
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%

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 30 March 2015.

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 13 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 30 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
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 -12 6 £600 +215.78%
London +6 3 £525 +176.31%
Norfolk - 3 £625 -
Norwich - 3 £625 -
East of England - 3 £625 -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Scotland - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Gloucester - - - -

ACF2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 (96.30%) zOS
2 23 (85.19%) Mainframe
3 21 (77.78%) Finance
4 20 (74.07%) Banking
5 13 (48.15%) RACF
6 10 (37.04%) IBM
7 6 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (14.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (11.11%) UNIX
9 3 (11.11%) Windows
9 3 (11.11%) AIX
9 3 (11.11%) Linux
9 3 (11.11%) Python
9 3 (11.11%) LAN
9 3 (11.11%) WAN
9 3 (11.11%) SSL
9 3 (11.11%) Network Security
9 3 (11.11%) SIEM
9 3 (11.11%) Change Control
9 3 (11.11%) Analytics
9 3 (11.11%) Firewall
9 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
9 3 (11.11%) Data Structures
10 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (7.41%) CA
11 1 (3.70%) Oracle
11 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
11 1 (3.70%) DB2
11 1 (3.70%) Advertising
11 1 (3.70%) Migration

ACF2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) LAN
1 3 (11.11%) WAN
1 3 (11.11%) SSL
1 3 (11.11%) Firewall
1 3 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) DB2
General
1 21 (77.78%) Finance
2 20 (74.07%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Consultant
2 4 (14.81%) Programmer
2 4 (14.81%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (3.70%) Mainframe Programmer
3 1 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe Developer
3 1 (3.70%) Developer
3 1 (3.70%) Security Consultant
3 1 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (3.70%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (3.70%) Security Specialist
3 1 (3.70%) Mainframe Developer
Miscellaneous
1 23 (85.19%) Mainframe
2 6 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (11.11%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 26 (96.30%) zOS
2 3 (11.11%) UNIX
2 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) AIX
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
1 3 (11.11%) SIEM
1 3 (11.11%) Change Control
1 3 (11.11%) Analytics
2 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
3 1 (3.70%) Migration
3 1 (3.70%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (48.15%) RACF
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) IBM
2 2 (7.41%) CA
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle