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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CA ACF2
Rank 647 662 615
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -47
Contract jobs citing ACF2 14 1 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.002% 0.042%
As % of the System Software category 0.21% 0.017% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 17
Median daily rate £495 - £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 - £600
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
6572 5996 5612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.21% 10.50% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4126 3411 3046
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 593 666
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

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
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 10 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 30 July 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 +27 11 £510 - 1
Gloucestershire - 7 £550 -
South West - 7 £550 -
Gloucester - 4 £483 -
Leeds - 3 £480 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £480 -
Yorkshire - 3 £480 -
Scotland - 3 £480 -
Edinburgh - 2 £495 -
London -2 1 - -

ACF2
Top 28 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 42 (97.67%) zSecure
2 39 (90.70%) Service Management
3 31 (72.09%) Mainframe
4 29 (67.44%) Management Information System
4 29 (67.44%) Validation
5 21 (48.84%) Unit Testing
6 18 (41.86%) Finance
6 18 (41.86%) CA
7 15 (34.88%) zOS
8 13 (30.23%) RACF
9 12 (27.91%) Banking
10 10 (23.26%) Marketing
10 10 (23.26%) Resource Management
10 10 (23.26%) Informatics
10 10 (23.26%) Health Informatics
11 5 (11.63%) Data Structures
12 4 (9.30%) Change Control
12 4 (9.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (4.65%) IBM
13 2 (4.65%) Retail
14 1 (2.33%) BIG-IP
14 1 (2.33%) Migration
14 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
14 1 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 1 (2.33%) IBM Mainframe
14 1 (2.33%) F5
14 1 (2.33%) Project Management
14 1 (2.33%) Advertising

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) BIG-IP
1 1 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 18 (41.86%) Finance
2 12 (27.91%) Banking
3 10 (23.26%) Marketing
4 2 (4.65%) Retail
5 1 (2.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Consultant
1 12 (27.91%) Security Technician
2 11 (25.58%) Security Consultant
3 4 (9.30%) Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) Security Analyst
4 2 (4.65%) Mainframe Specialist
4 2 (4.65%) RACF Specialist
4 2 (4.65%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (2.33%) Mainframe Analyst
5 1 (2.33%) Mainframe Project Manager
5 1 (2.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.33%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (2.33%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 1 (2.33%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 31 (72.09%) Mainframe
2 29 (67.44%) Management Information System
3 10 (23.26%) Health Informatics
3 10 (23.26%) Informatics
4 5 (11.63%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.33%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (90.70%) Service Management
2 29 (67.44%) Validation
3 21 (48.84%) Unit Testing
4 10 (23.26%) Resource Management
5 4 (9.30%) Change Control
6 1 (2.33%) Migration
6 1 (2.33%) Project Management
6 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (30.23%) RACF
Systems Management
1 42 (97.67%) zSecure
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) CA
2 2 (4.65%) IBM
3 1 (2.33%) F5