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 19 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 192 207 197
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -10
Contract jobs citing RACF 8 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.015% 0.049%
As % of the System Software category 1.63% 0.17% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +5.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £398 £337
% change year-on-year
-24.52% +18.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
490 582 516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.68% 8.56% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 388 315
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 42 62
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.57% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £24.20 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 19 December 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 18 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (63.64%) Finance
2 11 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 10 (45.45%) Unit Testing
3 10 (45.45%) Management Information System
4 7 (31.82%) Advertising
4 7 (31.82%) Validation
4 7 (31.82%) Banking
5 6 (27.27%) Retail
6 5 (22.73%) IBM
7 3 (13.64%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (13.64%) zOS
7 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
8 1 (4.55%) SLA
8 1 (4.55%) REXX
8 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
8 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.55%) ACF2
8 1 (4.55%) ISPF

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

General
1 14 (63.64%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Advertising
2 7 (31.82%) Banking
3 6 (27.27%) Retail
4 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Programmer
2 4 (18.18%) Systems Programmer
3 3 (13.64%) Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (45.45%) Management Information System
3 3 (13.64%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Unit Testing
2 7 (31.82%) Validation
3 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) ACF2
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) IBM