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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CA ACF2
Rank 591 596 557
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -39
Contract jobs citing ACF2 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.007% 0.004%
As % of the System Software category 0.056% 0.077% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£625 £190 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+228.94% -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
5359 5226 4517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.62% 9.46% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2979 2681 2160
Average daily rate £355 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 598 639
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 24 April 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 4 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 24 April 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 -2 3 £625 +228.94% 1
East of England - 3 £625 -
Norwich - 3 £625 -
Norfolk - 3 £625 -

ACF2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 18 (100.00%) zOS
2 15 (83.33%) Mainframe
3 14 (77.78%) Finance
4 13 (72.22%) Banking
5 7 (38.89%) RACF
6 5 (27.78%) IBM
7 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
7 3 (16.67%) Network Security
7 3 (16.67%) SIEM
7 3 (16.67%) Analytics
7 3 (16.67%) Firewall
7 3 (16.67%) Data Structures
7 3 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (16.67%) UNIX
7 3 (16.67%) Windows
7 3 (16.67%) AIX
7 3 (16.67%) Linux
7 3 (16.67%) Python
7 3 (16.67%) LAN
7 3 (16.67%) WAN
7 3 (16.67%) SSL
8 2 (11.11%) CA
8 2 (11.11%) Change Control
9 1 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (5.56%) Database Security
9 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
9 1 (5.56%) Advertising
9 1 (5.56%) Migration
9 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (5.56%) Oracle

ACF2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (16.67%) Network Security
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
1 3 (16.67%) LAN
1 3 (16.67%) WAN
1 3 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
General
1 14 (77.78%) Finance
2 13 (72.22%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Consultant
2 1 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe Developer
2 1 (5.56%) Security Consultant
2 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (5.56%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (5.56%) Security Specialist
2 1 (5.56%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (83.33%) Mainframe
2 3 (16.67%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) zOS
2 3 (16.67%) UNIX
2 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) AIX
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 3 (16.67%) SIEM
1 3 (16.67%) Analytics
2 2 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (5.56%) Database Security
3 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) RACF
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) IBM
2 2 (11.11%) CA
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle