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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CA ACF2
Rank 642 658 616
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -42
Contract jobs citing ACF2 5 1 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.002% 0.050%
As % of the System Software category 0.078% 0.017% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 17
Median daily rate £448 - £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £464 - £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
6402 5994 5667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.84% 10.42% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4073 3371 3144
Median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 605 649
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £43.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

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 6 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 August 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 +9 5 £448 -
Leeds - 3 £464 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £464 -
Yorkshire - 3 £464 -
London -13 2 £423 -
City of London - 1 £423 -

ACF2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 37 (86.05%) Service Management
3 30 (69.77%) Mainframe
4 28 (65.12%) Management Information System
4 28 (65.12%) Validation
5 20 (46.51%) Unit Testing
6 18 (41.86%) Finance
6 18 (41.86%) CA
7 15 (34.88%) RACF
8 14 (32.56%) zOS
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
11 5 (11.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (9.30%) Change Control
13 2 (4.65%) Retail
13 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
13 2 (4.65%) Advertising
13 2 (4.65%) IBM
14 1 (2.33%) Project Management
14 1 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 1 (2.33%) Cyber-Ark
14 1 (2.33%) IBM Mainframe
14 1 (2.33%) F5
14 1 (2.33%) BIG-IP
14 1 (2.33%) Information Security
14 1 (2.33%) Migration

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%) Advertising
4 2 (4.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Consultant
2 11 (25.58%) Security Consultant
3 10 (23.26%) Security Technician
4 4 (9.30%) Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Security Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) RACF Specialist
5 3 (6.98%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (4.65%) Mainframe Specialist
7 1 (2.33%) Mainframe Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Mainframe Project Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.33%) RACF Consultant
7 1 (2.33%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (2.33%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.33%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 30 (69.77%) Mainframe
2 28 (65.12%) 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 14 (32.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (86.05%) Service Management
2 28 (65.12%) Validation
3 20 (46.51%) Unit Testing
4 10 (23.26%) Resource Management
5 4 (9.30%) Change Control
6 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.33%) Information Security
7 1 (2.33%) Migration
7 1 (2.33%) Project Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (34.88%) RACF
Systems Management
1 42 (97.67%) zSecure
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) CA
2 2 (4.65%) IBM
3 1 (2.33%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (2.33%) F5