Period
to 23 September 2019

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 September 2019 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 824 891 873
Rank change year-on-year +67 -18 -5
Contract jobs citing ACF2 6 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.008% 0.002%
As % of the System Software category 0.044% 0.054% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
UK median daily rate £400 £438 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £438 -
% change year-on-year -8.57% - -
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 13,695 14,779 11,745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.57% 14.61% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,046 9,560 7,550
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £175 £180 £160
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 659 893 669
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.79% +3.16%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.58 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.64
% change year-on-year +0.91% +1.37% -2.25%

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 23 September 2019. 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 +71 5 £400 -8.57% 2
UK excluding London +41 5 £400 -8.57% 2
Yorkshire +28 4 £400 +23.08% 2
North of England +24 4 £400 +23.08% 2
Scotland +27 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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 6 (100.00%) RACF
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (83.33%) IBM
3 4 (66.67%) Assembly Language
3 4 (66.67%) CA
3 4 (66.67%) REXX
3 4 (66.67%) zOS
3 4 (66.67%) JCL
3 4 (66.67%) SAS
3 4 (66.67%) ISPF
3 4 (66.67%) OMEGAMON
3 4 (66.67%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (33.33%) Migration
5 2 (33.33%) Banking
5 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
6 1 (16.67%) Time Management
6 1 (16.67%) CRM
6 1 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (16.67%) Finance

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 (66.67%) SAS
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Mainframe Programmer
1 4 (66.67%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
1 4 (66.67%) Programmer
1 4 (66.67%) Systems Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe Specialist
2 2 (33.33%) Security Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) RACF Security Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) RACF Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) z/OS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Assembly Language
1 4 (66.67%) JCL
1 4 (66.67%) REXX
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) RACF
2 4 (66.67%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) IBM
2 4 (66.67%) CA