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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 517 521 536
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +15
Contract jobs citing RACF 58 39 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.080% 0.078%
As % of the System Software category 1.18% 0.82% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 20 20
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£450 £425 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +31.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £399 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £480 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £481 £425 £296
% change year-on-year
+13.23% +43.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.25 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £37.50
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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
4907 4780 4605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.76% 9.80% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2760 2493 2272
Average daily rate £325 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 590 571 574
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +18 42 £450 +6.50% 2
East of England - 4 £238 -
East Midlands - 3 £431 -
South West - 3 £393 -
RACF
UK

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 34 (41.46%) zOS
1 34 (41.46%) Mainframe
2 26 (31.71%) Finance
3 21 (25.61%) Unit Testing
4 20 (24.39%) Management Information System
4 20 (24.39%) Validation
5 16 (19.51%) ACF2
6 14 (17.07%) JCL
6 14 (17.07%) IBM
7 13 (15.85%) UNIX
7 13 (15.85%) Banking
7 13 (15.85%) ISPF
8 11 (13.41%) CICS
9 10 (12.20%) REXX
10 9 (10.98%) SQL
10 9 (10.98%) DB2
11 8 (9.76%) IBM Mainframe
11 8 (9.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (8.54%) Oracle
13 6 (7.32%) Windows
13 6 (7.32%) Advertising
13 6 (7.32%) Data Analysis
14 5 (6.10%) SAS
14 5 (6.10%) SMS
14 5 (6.10%) J2EE
14 5 (6.10%) COBOL
14 5 (6.10%) CA
14 5 (6.10%) Change Control
15 4 (4.88%) Syncsort
15 4 (4.88%) Oracle Identity Manager

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 11 (13.41%) CICS
2 5 (6.10%) SAS
3 4 (4.88%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.88%) MQSeries
3 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.44%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.22%) IIS
5 1 (1.22%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.10%) SMS
2 3 (3.66%) FTP
2 3 (3.66%) Internet
2 3 (3.66%) Kerberos
2 3 (3.66%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.66%) SNA
3 2 (2.44%) IKE
3 2 (2.44%) IPsec
4 1 (1.22%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (1.22%) LDAP
4 1 (1.22%) Firewall
4 1 (1.22%) SSL
4 1 (1.22%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.98%) DB2
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.22%) IDMS
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) ChangeMan
2 1 (1.22%) Lombardi
General
1 26 (31.71%) Finance
2 13 (15.85%) Banking
3 6 (7.32%) Advertising
4 3 (3.66%) Retail
5 2 (2.44%) French Language
5 2 (2.44%) Automotive
6 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (24.39%) Administrator
2 14 (17.07%) Programmer
3 13 (15.85%) Analyst
4 12 (14.63%) Systems Programmer
5 8 (9.76%) Consultant
6 5 (6.10%) Security Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) Security Consultant
7 4 (4.88%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (3.66%) Information Risk Manager
8 3 (3.66%) Environment Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Risk Manager
8 3 (3.66%) Information Manager
8 3 (3.66%) Analyst Programmer
9 2 (2.44%) Security Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Security Technical Consultant
9 2 (2.44%) DB2 DBA
9 2 (2.44%) Mainframe Consultant
9 2 (2.44%) Technical Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.85%) ISPF
2 5 (6.10%) J2EE
3 2 (2.44%) XML
4 1 (1.22%) OLE
4 1 (1.22%) JSF
4 1 (1.22%) JSP
4 1 (1.22%) Web Services
4 1 (1.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (41.46%) Mainframe
2 20 (24.39%) Management Information System
3 8 (9.76%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (3.66%) VSAM
5 2 (2.44%) PKI
5 2 (2.44%) LPAR
6 1 (1.22%) iSeries
6 1 (1.22%) Tandem
6 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.22%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 34 (41.46%) zOS
2 13 (15.85%) UNIX
3 6 (7.32%) Windows
4 4 (4.88%) Linux
5 1 (1.22%) OS/390
5 1 (1.22%) MVS
5 1 (1.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.61%) Unit Testing
2 20 (24.39%) Validation
3 6 (7.32%) Data Analysis
4 5 (6.10%) Change Control
5 4 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (3.66%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (3.66%) Six Sigma
6 3 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.66%) Test Strategy
7 2 (2.44%) Risk Management
7 2 (2.44%) Release Management
7 2 (2.44%) Data Architecture
7 2 (2.44%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.44%) Project Management
7 2 (2.44%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (2.44%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (1.22%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.22%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.22%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.07%) JCL
2 10 (12.20%) REXX
3 9 (10.98%) SQL
4 5 (6.10%) COBOL
5 3 (3.66%) Java
6 1 (1.22%) C
6 1 (1.22%) C++
6 1 (1.22%) VBA
6 1 (1.22%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 3 (3.66%) CISSP
1 3 (3.66%) CISA
1 3 (3.66%) CISM
1 3 (3.66%) CRISC
2 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.22%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (19.51%) ACF2
2 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (3.66%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (2.44%) CA Endevor
3 2 (2.44%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (1.22%) Control-M
4 1 (1.22%) CA SiteMinder
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 14 (17.07%) IBM
2 7 (8.54%) Oracle
3 5 (6.10%) CA
4 4 (4.88%) Syncsort
4 4 (4.88%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.66%) SAP
5 3 (3.66%) Twitter
6 2 (2.44%) F5
7 1 (1.22%) Cisco
7 1 (1.22%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.22%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.22%) Intel
7 1 (1.22%) Avaya
7 1 (1.22%) BMC
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