The table below looks at the statistics for RACF skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 542 528 524
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Contract jobs citing RACF 37 23 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.075% 0.049% 0.023%
As % of the System Software category 0.76% 0.48% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 7 2
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£500 £413 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +11.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £374 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £396
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 - - -
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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 England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4897 4807 4131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.88% 10.27% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2726 2542 1950
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £173 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 591 721
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £37.50
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 England

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

RACF Jobs Demand Trend in England

RACF
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

RACF Daily Rate Trend in England

RACF
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RACF across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

RACF Daily Rate Histogram in England

RACF
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

RACF Hourly Rate Trend in England

RACF
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
London +44 36 £500 +19.40% 3
Yorkshire - - - -
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -
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RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 50 (56.18%) Unit Testing
2 43 (48.31%) Validation
3 39 (43.82%) Management Information System
4 35 (39.33%) Mainframe
5 33 (37.08%) Banking
6 32 (35.96%) Finance
7 27 (30.34%) IBM
8 24 (26.97%) zOS
9 22 (24.72%) IBM Mainframe
10 17 (19.10%) UNIX
10 17 (19.10%) ACF2
11 13 (14.61%) CICS
12 10 (11.24%) REXX
12 10 (11.24%) DB2
13 9 (10.11%) WebSphere
14 7 (7.87%) Advertising
14 7 (7.87%) SMTP
14 7 (7.87%) WebSphere MQ
14 7 (7.87%) OMEGAMON
15 6 (6.74%) SQL
15 6 (6.74%) WebSphere Application Server
15 6 (6.74%) Retail
16 5 (5.62%) JCL
17 4 (4.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 4 (4.49%) Windows
18 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
18 3 (3.37%) CA
18 3 (3.37%) ISPF
18 3 (3.37%) Investment Banking
19 2 (2.25%) Change Control

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 13 (14.61%) CICS
2 9 (10.11%) WebSphere
3 6 (6.74%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.12%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.87%) SMTP
2 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.25%) SSL
3 2 (2.25%) Internet
4 1 (1.12%) Firewall
4 1 (1.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.24%) DB2
2 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) ChangeMan
General
1 33 (37.08%) Banking
2 32 (35.96%) Finance
3 7 (7.87%) Advertising
4 6 (6.74%) Retail
5 3 (3.37%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.12%) French Language
6 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (25.84%) Administrator
2 13 (14.61%) Programmer
3 12 (13.48%) Systems Programmer
4 10 (11.24%) Consultant
5 4 (4.49%) Analyst
6 3 (3.37%) Environment Analyst
7 2 (2.25%) Mainframe Consultant
7 2 (2.25%) Mainframe Programmer
7 2 (2.25%) Security Consultant
7 2 (2.25%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (1.12%) Mainframe Architect
8 1 (1.12%) Information Assurance Analyst
8 1 (1.12%) IBM Mainframe Developer
8 1 (1.12%) Architect
8 1 (1.12%) Developer
8 1 (1.12%) Information Analyst
8 1 (1.12%) Technical Specialist
8 1 (1.12%) Security Specialist
8 1 (1.12%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.87%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (3.37%) ISPF
3 2 (2.25%) HTML
3 2 (2.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (43.82%) Management Information System
2 35 (39.33%) Mainframe
3 22 (24.72%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (2.25%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.25%) HACMP
5 1 (1.12%) Tandem
5 1 (1.12%) iSeries
5 1 (1.12%) LPAR
5 1 (1.12%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.97%) zOS
2 17 (19.10%) UNIX
3 4 (4.49%) Windows
4 2 (2.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (56.18%) Unit Testing
2 43 (48.31%) Validation
3 2 (2.25%) Migration
3 2 (2.25%) Configuration Management
3 2 (2.25%) Project Management
3 2 (2.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (2.25%) Change Control
4 1 (1.12%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (1.12%) Test Planning
4 1 (1.12%) Information Assurance
4 1 (1.12%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.24%) REXX
2 6 (6.74%) SQL
3 5 (5.62%) JCL
4 2 (2.25%) C
4 2 (2.25%) C++
4 2 (2.25%) COBOL
4 2 (2.25%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.25%) COBIT
3 1 (1.12%) QA
3 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (19.10%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 7 (7.87%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (2.25%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.25%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 27 (30.34%) IBM
2 3 (3.37%) CA
3 2 (2.25%) Oracle
3 2 (2.25%) Business Objects
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