The table below looks at the statistics for RACF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RACF over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 82 45 63
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +18
Contract jobs citing RACF 3 27 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.21% 2.27% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 4.92% 31.76% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Average daily rate
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£403 £398 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £400 £337
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +18.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
RACF
Scotland

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

System Software Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
61 85 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.18% 7.15% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 30 30
Average daily rate £411 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.85% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £130 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 £19.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

RACF
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

RACF Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

RACF
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

RACF Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (57.14%) Mainframe
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 2 (28.57%) Time Management
2 2 (28.57%) Security Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) SSL
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) LDAP
2 2 (28.57%) Kerberos
3 1 (14.29%) SNA
3 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (14.29%) SMS
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) DB2
3 1 (14.29%) MS Project
3 1 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) CICS
3 1 (14.29%) REXX
3 1 (14.29%) zOS
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Replication
3 1 (14.29%) ISPF

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (14.29%) CICS
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LDAP
1 2 (28.57%) Kerberos
1 2 (28.57%) SSL
2 1 (14.29%) SNA
2 1 (14.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Security Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Security Architect
3 1 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Head of Security
3 1 (14.29%) DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
1 2 (28.57%) Time Management
1 2 (28.57%) Security Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) REXX
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) SAP