The first table below looks at the demand for RACF skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RACF over the 3 months to 30 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 East of England 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 139 - 134
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing RACF 4 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.13% - 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 1.05% - 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£238 - £231
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £425 £292
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +45.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 - £29.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.85 - £37.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
System Software Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
382 335 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.62% 14.08% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 111 179
Average daily rate £265 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £155 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 75 77
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £32.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
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England

RACF
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

RACF Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

RACF
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

RACF Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

RACF
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

RACF Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

RACF
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RACF within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
RACF
England

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 4 (100.00%) J2EE
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
1 4 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) JCL
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 4 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (75.00%) ISPF
2 3 (75.00%) Syncsort
2 3 (75.00%) CICS
2 3 (75.00%) FTP
2 3 (75.00%) COBOL
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Automotive
3 2 (50.00%) Release Management
4 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (25.00%) SUSE
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Image Processing
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (25.00%) Lombardi
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) VBA
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (25.00%) WebLogic

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 4 (100.00%) MQSeries
2 3 (75.00%) CICS
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) FTP
2 1 (25.00%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Lombardi
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Automotive
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Operational Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) J2EE
2 3 (75.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) SUSE
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JCL
2 3 (75.00%) COBOL
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) VBA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) Syncsort
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya