Period
to 11 December 2018

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 6 months to 11 December 2018 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
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 890 894 883
Rank change year-on-year +4 -11 +37
Contract jobs citing ACF2 19 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.001% 0.007%
As % of the System Software category 0.12% 0.008% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 5
UK median daily rate £450 - £423
10th Percentile £300 - £318
90th Percentile £575 - £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 - £399
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 16,068 13,044 12,665
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.25% 12.63% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,505 8,464 7,950
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.18% +6.73%
10th Percentile £180 £156 £170
90th Percentile £625 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +8.00% +7.14% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 893 707 862
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.27 £46.94 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.67% - -3.23%

ACF2
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ACF2 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ACF2 over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ACF2 in the UK

ACF2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ACF2 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 6 months to 11 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 18 £450 -
UK excluding London +1 17 £450 -
Yorkshire +6 15 £438 -
North of England +3 15 £438 -
London - 3 £475 -
South East - 2 £550 -

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ACF2 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for ACF2.

1 19 (100.00%) RACF
2 17 (89.47%) Mainframe
3 16 (84.21%) REXX
3 16 (84.21%) zOS
4 15 (78.95%) JCL
5 13 (68.42%) ISPF
6 10 (52.63%) CISA
6 10 (52.63%) CISM
6 10 (52.63%) CISSP
7 7 (36.84%) Information Security
7 7 (36.84%) Computer Science
7 7 (36.84%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (31.58%) Collaborative Working
9 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
9 4 (21.05%) Banking
9 4 (21.05%) Finance
9 4 (21.05%) Change Management
9 4 (21.05%) Financial Institution
9 4 (21.05%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (21.05%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 3 (15.79%) Perl
10 3 (15.79%) SSL
10 3 (15.79%) IBM
10 3 (15.79%) CA Endevor
11 2 (10.53%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (10.53%) Confluence
11 2 (10.53%) REST
11 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
11 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
11 2 (10.53%) Incident Management

ACF2
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.53%) CICS
2 2 (10.53%) Confluence
2 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) JMeter
2 1 (5.26%) JUnit
2 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 4 (21.05%) Banking
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
1 4 (21.05%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Mainframe Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Security Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Programmer
3 2 (10.53%) RACF Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Programmer
3 2 (10.53%) z/OS Systems Programmer
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Unix Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Unix Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) z/OS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) ISPF
2 4 (21.05%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (10.53%) Middleware
3 2 (10.53%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (89.47%) Mainframe
2 2 (10.53%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (10.53%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) zOS
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) OS/390
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Computer Science
1 7 (36.84%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (36.84%) Information Security
2 6 (31.58%) Collaborative Working
3 4 (21.05%) Change Management
3 4 (21.05%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.53%) Scrum
4 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) REXX
2 15 (78.95%) JCL
3 3 (15.79%) Perl
4 2 (10.53%) C
4 2 (10.53%) C#
4 2 (10.53%) C++
4 2 (10.53%) COBOL
4 2 (10.53%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) PL/1
4 2 (10.53%) Python
4 2 (10.53%) VB
4 2 (10.53%) VBScript
5 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) CISA
1 10 (52.63%) CISM
1 10 (52.63%) CISSP
2 2 (10.53%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
2 2 (10.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (100.00%) RACF
2 2 (10.53%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) CA Endevor
2 2 (10.53%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) IBM
2 2 (10.53%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) BMC
3 1 (5.26%) CA