Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 875 856 857
Rank change year-on-year -19 +1 +42
Contract jobs citing ACF2 8 2 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.002% 0.033%
As % of the System Software category 0.053% 0.017% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 20
UK median daily rate £438 - £530
10th Percentile £291 - £435
90th Percentile £575 - £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 - £510
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 14,996 11,716 13,035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.55% 11.96% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,693 7,532 8,174
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £180 £160 £175
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 902 667 866
UK median hourly rate £16.10 £16.81 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.20% +1.85% +3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.32% -6.06% +6.45%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 - 8 £438 -
England -29 7 £438 -
Yorkshire - 4 £325 -
North of England - 4 £325 -
South East - 3 £550 -
Scotland - 1 £438 -

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 8 (100.00%) RACF
2 5 (62.50%) Mainframe
3 4 (50.00%) REXX
3 4 (50.00%) zOS
3 4 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (50.00%) WebSphere
4 3 (37.50%) Six Sigma
4 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) SSL
4 3 (37.50%) JCL
4 3 (37.50%) Perl
4 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 3 (37.50%) IBM
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) ISEB
4 3 (37.50%) PMP
4 3 (37.50%) PMI Certification
5 2 (25.00%) CICS
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Python
5 2 (25.00%) VBScript
5 2 (25.00%) VB
5 2 (25.00%) DB2
5 2 (25.00%) JUnit
5 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (25.00%) C
5 2 (25.00%) C#
5 2 (25.00%) C++
5 2 (25.00%) COBOL

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 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (25.00%) CICS
2 2 (25.00%) Confluence
2 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) JMeter
1 2 (25.00%) JUnit
1 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Programmer
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Programmer
1 2 (25.00%) z/OS Systems Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Security Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Unix Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Unix Technical Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) z/OS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (25.00%) ISPF
2 2 (25.00%) Middleware
2 2 (25.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Mainframe
2 2 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) zOS
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) OS/390
3 1 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
1 3 (37.50%) Scrum
1 3 (37.50%) Six Sigma
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) REXX
2 3 (37.50%) JCL
2 3 (37.50%) Perl
3 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (25.00%) C
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) COBOL
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) PL/1
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) VB
3 2 (25.00%) VBScript
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
1 3 (37.50%) PMI Certification
1 3 (37.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) RACF
2 2 (25.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
1 3 (37.50%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) CA
3 1 (12.50%) BMC