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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CA ACF2
UK
Rank 578 611 592
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -19
Contract jobs citing ACF2 4 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.031% 0.030%
As % of the System Software category 0.075% 0.31% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 5
Median daily rate £410 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 - -
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
5310 5157 5194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.06% 10.15% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3320 3069 2866
Median daily rate £400 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +3.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £178 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 487 597
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £43.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.29% -0.75%

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 7 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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +10 4 £410 -8.88%
Yorkshire - 3 £410 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £410 -
Leeds - 3 £410 -
South East - 1 £350 -
Surrey - 1 £350 -
Woking - 1 £350 -

ACF2
Top 24 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 7 (100.00%) RACF
2 5 (71.43%) Mainframe
2 5 (71.43%) zSecure
3 4 (57.14%) Banking
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) IBM
4 3 (42.86%) Service Management
5 2 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (28.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 2 (28.57%) CA
5 2 (28.57%) OS/390
5 2 (28.57%) zOS
5 2 (28.57%) MVS
5 2 (28.57%) Tivoli NetView
5 2 (28.57%) JCL
5 2 (28.57%) APPN
5 2 (28.57%) FTP
5 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (28.57%) SNA
6 1 (14.29%) Advertising
6 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (14.29%) Information Security
6 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (14.29%) Cyber-Ark

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 2 (28.57%) APPN
1 2 (28.57%) FTP
1 2 (28.57%) SNA
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (42.86%) Mainframe Specialist
2 3 (42.86%) RACF Specialist
3 2 (28.57%) Network Specialist
3 2 (28.57%) z/OS Specialist
4 1 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) RACF Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) MVS
1 2 (28.57%) OS/390
1 2 (28.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) RACF
2 2 (28.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) zSecure
2 2 (28.57%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) CA
3 1 (14.29%) Cyber-Ark