The table below looks at the statistics for RACF skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RACF over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 152 201 210
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +9
Contract jobs citing RACF 11 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.018% 0.032%
As % of the System Software category 3.17% 0.20% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Average daily rate £450 £600 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £485 £355
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +36.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.30 -
% change year-on-year
+27.79% -
RACF
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
347 511 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.01% 9.39% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 380 343
Average daily rate £450 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £223 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 32
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% -15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £10.75 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £24.25 £30.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -

RACF
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RACF across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

RACF Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

RACF
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RACF across the City of London region.

RACF Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

RACF
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RACF across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

RACF Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

RACF
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RACF across the City of London region.

RACF Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

RACF
Top 12 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing RACF also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RACF.

1 12 (100.00%) Finance
2 10 (83.33%) Service Management
2 10 (83.33%) zSecure
3 9 (75.00%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) zOS
4 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
4 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (16.67%) Banking
5 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
5 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (8.33%) Identity Access Management

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing RACF also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RACF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
General
1 12 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) RACF Technician
2 5 (41.67%) Security Technician
3 4 (33.33%) Consultant
3 4 (33.33%) RACF Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) RACF Security Specialist
4 2 (16.67%) RACF Specialist
4 2 (16.67%) Security Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Identity Management Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Service Management
2 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (83.33%) zSecure