The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Edinburgh 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank - 53 65
Contract jobs citing RACF 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh - 0.27% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category - 2.56% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
System Software Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
78 78 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.07% 10.36% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 22 44
Average daily rate £338 £220 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.40% -32.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £119 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £375 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.30 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £28.42 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
RACF
Scotland

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 17 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (76.92%) CICS
2 19 (73.08%) DB2
3 14 (53.85%) zOS
4 12 (46.15%) Banking
5 10 (38.46%) Finance
6 8 (30.77%) Mainframe
6 8 (30.77%) Security Management
7 4 (15.38%) REXX
7 4 (15.38%) SAS
8 2 (7.69%) Financial Institution
8 2 (7.69%) Hedge funds
8 2 (7.69%) Middleware
9 1 (3.85%) SLA
9 1 (3.85%) IBM
9 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment
9 1 (3.85%) IBM Mainframe

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (76.92%) CICS
2 4 (15.38%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (73.08%) DB2
General
1 12 (46.15%) Banking
2 10 (38.46%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (11.54%) Analyst
1 3 (11.54%) Administrator
2 2 (7.69%) Security Analyst
3 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (3.85%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (3.85%) IT Consultant
3 1 (3.85%) Consultant
3 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
3 1 (3.85%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.69%) Hedge funds
3 1 (3.85%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Security Management
2 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) IBM