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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CA ACF2
Rank 569 - 535
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ACF2 14 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% - 0.009%
As % of the System Software category 0.29% - 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
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£525 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
4912 4593 4221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.63% 9.54% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2683 2338 1944
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 528 756
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £37.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ACF2 within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 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
London - 14 £525 - 2
England - 14 £525 - 2
City of London - 1 £550 -
East of England - - - -
Watford - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

ACF2
Top 19 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 44 (88.00%) zOS
1 44 (88.00%) Mainframe
2 39 (78.00%) Banking
3 37 (74.00%) Finance
4 17 (34.00%) RACF
5 10 (20.00%) IBM
6 9 (18.00%) IBM Mainframe
7 6 (12.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (8.00%) CA
8 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.00%) Data Structures
9 3 (6.00%) Change Control
10 2 (4.00%) Migration
10 2 (4.00%) Advertising
11 1 (2.00%) Validation
11 1 (2.00%) Retail
11 1 (2.00%) Unit Testing
11 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
11 1 (2.00%) Management Information System

ACF2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

General
1 39 (78.00%) Banking
2 37 (74.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (16.00%) Systems Programmer
1 8 (16.00%) Programmer
2 7 (14.00%) Consultant
3 3 (6.00%) Developer
4 2 (4.00%) IT Consultant
4 2 (4.00%) Mainframe Programmer
4 2 (4.00%) IT Audit Consultant
5 1 (2.00%) Risk Manager
5 1 (2.00%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (2.00%) IT Audit Manager
5 1 (2.00%) Risk Consultant
5 1 (2.00%) IBM Mainframe Developer
5 1 (2.00%) Audit Manager
5 1 (2.00%) IT Risk Manager
5 1 (2.00%) IT Risk Consultant
5 1 (2.00%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (2.00%) Security Specialist
5 1 (2.00%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 44 (88.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (18.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (8.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 44 (88.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (6.00%) Change Control
3 2 (4.00%) Migration
4 1 (2.00%) Validation
4 1 (2.00%) Unit Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (34.00%) RACF
Vendors
1 10 (20.00%) IBM
2 4 (8.00%) CA
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