The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CA ACF2
UK
Rank 586 622 618
Rank change year-on-year +36 -4  
Contract jobs citing ACF2 7 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.041% 0.011%
As % of the System Software category 0.14% 0.38% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 4
Median daily rate £410 £450 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.88% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £375 £540
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £700 £678
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 with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5045 5779 5426
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.14% 10.86% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3211 3506 2980
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 446 616
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.38 £16.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £32.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

ACF2
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

ACF2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ACF2 in the UK

ACF2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ACF2.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ACF2 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 25 March 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 +17 5 £410 -13.68%
Yorkshire +18 4 £410 -
Leeds +12 4 £410 -
West Yorkshire +11 4 £410 -
Scotland +21 2 £406 -9.72%
London +22 1 - -
Edinburgh +16 1 £400 -11.11%

ACF2
Top 28 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for ACF2.

1 9 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (88.89%) RACF
3 6 (66.67%) Service Management
3 6 (66.67%) Finance
3 6 (66.67%) zSecure
4 3 (33.33%) zOS
4 3 (33.33%) JCL
4 3 (33.33%) IBM
4 3 (33.33%) CA
4 3 (33.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 3 (33.33%) Banking
5 2 (22.22%) OS/390
5 2 (22.22%) FTP
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) SNA
5 2 (22.22%) APPN
5 2 (22.22%) MVS
5 2 (22.22%) Tivoli NetView
5 2 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (11.11%) Process Management
6 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (11.11%) ISPF
6 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
6 1 (11.11%) IDMS
6 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
6 1 (11.11%) Time Sharing Option

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 (22.22%) APPN
1 2 (22.22%) FTP
1 2 (22.22%) SNA
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) IDMS
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Mainframe Specialist
1 4 (44.44%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (33.33%) Administrator
2 3 (33.33%) RACF Specialist
3 2 (22.22%) Network Specialist
3 2 (22.22%) RACF Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) Security Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) z/OS Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) RACF Security Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Security Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) zOS
2 2 (22.22%) MVS
2 2 (22.22%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) Process Management
2 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) RACF
2 3 (33.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (11.11%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) zSecure
2 2 (22.22%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) CA
1 3 (33.33%) IBM