Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 886 882 892
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10 -53
Contract jobs citing ACF2 1 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.009% 0.003%
As % of the System Software category 0.008% 0.069% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
UK median daily rate - £435 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £448 -
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 13000 12984 11597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.61% 12.33% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8435 8137 6604
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +9.63%
10th Percentile £156 £170 £158
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 728 885 1246
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.07
90th Percentile £47.08 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.58%

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 4 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 23 November 2017. 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
North of England +59 1 - -
UK excluding London +30 1 - -
Yorkshire +19 1 - -
England +8 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) REXX
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (100.00%) RACF
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) ISPF
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option

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 (100.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) ISPF
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) REXX
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) RACF
1 1 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM