The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the City of London region.

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.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 185 218 214
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -4
Contract jobs citing RACF 13 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.056% 0.090%
As % of the System Software category 2.41% 0.67% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +126.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £400 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £531 £425 £292
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +45.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £85.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
539 601 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.16% 8.46% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 375 341
Average daily rate £333 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 50 58
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -4.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.97 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £49.20 £30.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +4.41%
RACF
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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 24 July 2014.

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 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 7 (46.67%) zOS
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Mainframe
3 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
3 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
3 4 (26.67%) ACF2
4 3 (20.00%) Advertising
4 3 (20.00%) Validation
5 2 (13.33%) IBM
5 2 (13.33%) UNIX
5 2 (13.33%) Retail
5 2 (13.33%) ISPF
6 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
6 1 (6.67%) VSAM
6 1 (6.67%) JSF
6 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.67%) Samba
6 1 (6.67%) Windows
6 1 (6.67%) Linux
6 1 (6.67%) Apache
6 1 (6.67%) LDAP
6 1 (6.67%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.67%) Apache
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.67%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) OpenLDAP
1 1 (6.67%) LDAP
1 1 (6.67%) SMS
1 1 (6.67%) Kerberos
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Advertising
4 2 (13.33%) Retail
5 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Consultant
1 3 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Security Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (6.67%) Identity Management Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Management Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) ISPF
2 1 (6.67%) JSF
2 1 (6.67%) J2EE
2 1 (6.67%) JSP
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) zOS
2 2 (13.33%) UNIX
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) ERP
3 1 (6.67%) SOA
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) REXX
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) ACF2
2 1 (6.67%) Samba
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (6.67%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) CA