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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 559 556 555
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing RACF 21 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.052% 0.036%
As % of the System Software category 0.45% 0.51% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 8
Average daily rate £456 £525 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.09% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £425 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £590 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £398
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -24.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
RACF
UK

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
4663 4672 4346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.88% 10.14% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2803 2559 2236
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 554 516
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.46 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.91% +2.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.91 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -16 12 £475 -9.52%
North West - 4 £313 -
South East +4 3 £388 +93.75%
East Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
RACF
UK

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 66 (81.48%) Mainframe
2 62 (76.54%) zOS
3 56 (69.14%) CICS
4 52 (64.20%) JCL
5 48 (59.26%) CA
6 47 (58.02%) DB2
7 42 (51.85%) QA
8 41 (50.62%) CA Endevor
9 20 (24.69%) Finance
10 16 (19.75%) zSecure
11 15 (18.52%) Unix
12 12 (14.81%) IBM
12 12 (14.81%) Banking
12 12 (14.81%) ISPF
13 11 (13.58%) Time Sharing Option
13 11 (13.58%) SQL
14 10 (12.35%) VSAM
15 9 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
15 9 (11.11%) Management Information System
16 8 (9.88%) Service Management
16 8 (9.88%) SSL
16 8 (9.88%) Tivoli
17 7 (8.64%) Data Centre
18 6 (7.41%) Incident Management
18 6 (7.41%) Middleware
18 6 (7.41%) Active Directory
19 5 (6.17%) ITIL
19 5 (6.17%) REXX
19 5 (6.17%) WebSphere
19 5 (6.17%) IBM Mainframe

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 56 (69.14%) CICS
2 5 (6.17%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.47%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.47%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.23%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.23%) MS Office
1 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.88%) SSL
2 4 (4.94%) SMS
2 4 (4.94%) SNA
3 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.23%) Firewall
4 1 (1.23%) FTP
4 1 (1.23%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.23%) NAS
4 1 (1.23%) SAN
4 1 (1.23%) SMTP
4 1 (1.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (58.02%) DB2
2 3 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.23%) Adabas
3 1 (1.23%) DataStage
General
1 20 (24.69%) Finance
2 12 (14.81%) Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Law
4 2 (2.47%) International Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Advertising
5 1 (1.23%) Retail
5 1 (1.23%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (60.49%) Analyst
2 42 (51.85%) CICS Analyst
3 7 (8.64%) Consultant
3 7 (8.64%) RACF Technician
4 6 (7.41%) Security Technician
5 5 (6.17%) RACF Specialist
6 4 (4.94%) Mainframe Analyst
6 4 (4.94%) Mainframe Consultant
7 2 (2.47%) Administrator
7 2 (2.47%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
7 2 (2.47%) Mainframe Specialist
7 2 (2.47%) Mainframe Support
7 2 (2.47%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (2.47%) RACF Consultant
7 2 (2.47%) RACF Security Specialist
7 2 (2.47%) Security Engineer
7 2 (2.47%) Security Specialist
7 2 (2.47%) Support Analyst
7 2 (2.47%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.47%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.81%) ISPF
2 6 (7.41%) Middleware
3 2 (2.47%) APPC
3 2 (2.47%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 66 (81.48%) Mainframe
2 10 (12.35%) VSAM
3 9 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 7 (8.64%) Data Centre
5 5 (6.17%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.47%) AS400
6 2 (2.47%) PKI
6 2 (2.47%) Tandem
7 1 (1.23%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 62 (76.54%) zOS
2 15 (18.52%) Unix
3 3 (3.70%) Linux
4 1 (1.23%) AIX
4 1 (1.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (9.88%) Service Management
2 6 (7.41%) Incident Management
3 5 (6.17%) ITIL
4 4 (4.94%) Change Management
4 4 (4.94%) Migration
4 4 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (4.94%) Unit Testing
4 4 (4.94%) Validation
5 3 (3.70%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (3.70%) Information Security
5 3 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.47%) Security Management
7 1 (1.23%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.23%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (1.23%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.23%) ETL
7 1 (1.23%) People Management
7 1 (1.23%) Project Management
7 1 (1.23%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.23%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 52 (64.20%) JCL
2 11 (13.58%) SQL
3 5 (6.17%) REXX
4 2 (2.47%) C
5 1 (1.23%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.23%) CLIST
5 1 (1.23%) COBOL
5 1 (1.23%) Perl
5 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (51.85%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (13.58%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (7.41%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.70%) ACF2
3 3 (3.70%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (2.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 41 (50.62%) CA Endevor
2 16 (19.75%) zSecure
3 9 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
4 8 (9.88%) Tivoli
5 3 (3.70%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.23%) Control-M
Vendors
1 48 (59.26%) CA
2 12 (14.81%) IBM
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle
4 2 (2.47%) Sybase
5 1 (1.23%) VMware