The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for ACF2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ACF2 over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

CA ACF2
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 399 421 417
Rank change year-on-year +22 -4  
Contract jobs citing ACF2 1 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% 0.058% 0.014%
As % of the System Software category 0.046% 0.58% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Median daily rate - £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -14.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £475 £625
% change year-on-year -13.68% -24.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

ACF2 is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2176 2248 1988
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.04% 9.96% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1517 1556 1304
Median daily rate £450 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 93 136
Median hourly rate £23.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.33% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.42 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.30 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

ACF2
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing ACF2 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for ACF2 in London

ACF2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ACF2 in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for ACF2 in London

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 across the London region with a requirement for ACF2.

1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) CA
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) ISPF
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) IDMS
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
1 1 (100.00%) Job Entry Subsystem

ACF2
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) IDMS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 1 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) CA
1 1 (100.00%) IBM