Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 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
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 601 856 876
Rank change year-on-year +255 +20 -46
Contract jobs citing ACF2 5 5 4
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.005% 0.004%
As % of the System Software category 0.069% 0.035% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £376 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.21% +2.13%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £376 £419
% change year-on-year - -10.21% +2.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 7,232 14,144 13,654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.57% 15.47% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,630 9,406 8,828
Median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £181 £180 £185
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 608 799
Median hourly rate £19.17 £16.74 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.47% +5.56% -0.88%
10th Percentile £11.58 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.80 £47.50 £45.06
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.76 £15.25
% change year-on-year +11.04% +3.34% -1.61%

ACF2
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ACF2 in the UK

ACF2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ACF2.

Daily rate trend for ACF2 in the UK

ACF2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ACF2.

Hourly rate trend for ACF2 in the UK

ACF2
Top 2 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 31 May 2020. 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
UK excluding London +177 5 - -
Scotland - 5 - -

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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 5 (100.00%) RACF
2 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (80.00%) IBM
2 4 (80.00%) zOS
2 4 (80.00%) Migration
3 3 (60.00%) Assembly Language
4 1 (20.00%) CICS
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) WebEx
4 1 (20.00%) Job Entry Subsystem

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 1 (20.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) WebEx
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Mainframe Specialist
1 3 (60.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) RACF Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Software Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) RACF
2 1 (20.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) IBM