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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CA ACF2
Rank 577 563 578
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +15
Contract jobs citing ACF2 35 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.023% 0.002%
As % of the System Software category 0.62% 0.24% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 1
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£550 £525 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +281.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £475 -
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -
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
5636 5022 4756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.65% 9.73% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3163 2589 2289
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 692 626 624
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.95 £31.56 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.25% -3.12%

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 23 October 2014.

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 9 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 23 October 2014. 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
London +28 33 £550 +4.76%
England -10 33 £550 +4.76% 2
City of London +18 4 £550 +4.76%
Halifax - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Watford - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1

ACF2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 47 (73.44%) zOS
2 45 (70.31%) Finance
3 44 (68.75%) Mainframe
4 37 (57.81%) Banking
5 27 (42.19%) RACF
6 15 (23.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (18.75%) Data Structures
8 11 (17.19%) IBM
9 10 (15.63%) IBM Mainframe
10 9 (14.06%) Change Control
11 7 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (9.38%) CA
13 4 (6.25%) Advertising
14 3 (4.69%) Twitter
15 2 (3.13%) SLA
15 2 (3.13%) Unit Testing
15 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
15 2 (3.13%) Validation
15 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
16 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
16 1 (1.56%) Retail
16 1 (1.56%) JSF
16 1 (1.56%) Migration
16 1 (1.56%) Samba
16 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
16 1 (1.56%) OpenLDAP
16 1 (1.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
16 1 (1.56%) Oracle Identity Management
16 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
16 1 (1.56%) Active Directory

ACF2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.56%) IIS
1 1 (1.56%) Apache
1 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) OpenLDAP
1 1 (1.56%) LDAP
1 1 (1.56%) Kerberos
General
1 45 (70.31%) Finance
2 37 (57.81%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Advertising
4 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (31.25%) Programmer
2 17 (26.56%) Systems Programmer
3 10 (15.63%) Consultant
4 3 (4.69%) Mainframe Programmer
4 3 (4.69%) Developer
5 2 (3.13%) IT Consultant
5 2 (3.13%) IT Audit Consultant
6 1 (1.56%) Risk Manager
6 1 (1.56%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (1.56%) IT Risk Manager
6 1 (1.56%) IT Risk Consultant
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (1.56%) IT Audit Manager
6 1 (1.56%) Identity Management Consultant
6 1 (1.56%) Risk Consultant
6 1 (1.56%) Management Consultant
6 1 (1.56%) Audit Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) JSF
1 1 (1.56%) J2EE
1 1 (1.56%) JSP
1 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (68.75%) Mainframe
2 12 (18.75%) Data Structures
3 10 (15.63%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 47 (73.44%) zOS
2 1 (1.56%) UNIX
2 1 (1.56%) Windows
2 1 (1.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.06%) Change Control
2 7 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (3.13%) Unit Testing
3 2 (3.13%) Validation
4 1 (1.56%) Migration
4 1 (1.56%) Identity Management
4 1 (1.56%) ERP
4 1 (1.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.56%) Java
1 1 (1.56%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (23.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (42.19%) RACF
2 1 (1.56%) Samba
2 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (1.56%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (1.56%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) IBM
2 6 (9.38%) CA
3 3 (4.69%) Twitter
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle
4 1 (1.56%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.56%) SAP