Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 874 819 851
Rank change year-on-year -55 +32 -18
Contract jobs citing ACF2 3 9 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.010% 0.039%
As % of the System Software category 0.023% 0.084% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 24
UK median daily rate £419 £410 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.13% -18.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £381 £358 £363
90th Percentile £442 £417 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £410 £700
% change year-on-year +2.13% -41.43% +12.00%
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 13,307 10,703 11,612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.16% 11.55% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,639 6,738 7,020
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +12.68%
10th Percentile £175 £163 £163
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £358 £350
% change year-on-year +11.89% +2.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 737 744 970
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.19
90th Percentile £45.61 £46.97 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.34 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.20% -4.14% +6.67%

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 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 5 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 19 April 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
UK excluding London -29 2 £419 +2.13% 2
England -52 2 £400 -2.44% 1
South East -26 1 £400 +14.29%
London -32 1 - -
Scotland -34 1 £438 +7.69% 1

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 3 (100.00%) RACF
2 2 (66.67%) Six Sigma
2 2 (66.67%) JUnit
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) JMeter
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) PMP
2 2 (66.67%) PMI Certification
2 2 (66.67%) HP UFT
2 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (66.67%) REXX
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) ISPF
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) PL/1
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) zOS
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ

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 (33.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) HP UFT
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) JMeter
1 2 (66.67%) JUnit
1 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Security Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) ISPF
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Six Sigma
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
1 2 (66.67%) REXX
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JCL
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) PL/1
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) PMI Certification
1 2 (66.67%) PMP
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) RACF
2 1 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat