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 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 72 66 57
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing RACF 4 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.71% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 4.49% 10.67% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£361 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £425 £292
% change year-on-year
-7.64% +45.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -58.66%
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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
89 75 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.39% 6.65% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 25 17
Average daily rate £323 £425 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.11% +73.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £363 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +70.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £17.00 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £17.00 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 19 September 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 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) ACF2
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
2 2 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (16.67%) Twitter
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) ISPF
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (16.67%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) Replication
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) DB2
3 1 (16.67%) MS Project
3 1 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (16.67%) SMS
3 1 (16.67%) SNA
3 1 (16.67%) CICS
3 1 (16.67%) REXX

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (16.67%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Project
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SMS
1 1 (16.67%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Twitter
1 1 (16.67%) SAP