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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 532 523 554
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +31
Contract jobs citing RACF 56 35 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.074% 0.038%
As % of the System Software category 1.10% 0.75% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 19 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +23.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £600 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £425 £292
% change year-on-year
-5.29% +45.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -58.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -58.66%
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
5092 4652 4470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.76% 9.79% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2845 2495 2194
Average daily rate £345 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 544 555
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.50
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 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +24 48 £450 -5.26% 8
South West - 3 £393 -
East of England -28 1 £238 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
RACF
UK

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 36 (37.50%) Mainframe
2 34 (35.42%) zOS
3 32 (33.33%) Finance
4 30 (31.25%) Unit Testing
5 29 (30.21%) Validation
6 27 (28.13%) Management Information System
7 19 (19.79%) Banking
7 19 (19.79%) ACF2
8 16 (16.67%) IBM
9 15 (15.63%) UNIX
10 14 (14.58%) JCL
11 12 (12.50%) ISPF
11 12 (12.50%) CICS
12 11 (11.46%) REXX
13 10 (10.42%) DB2
13 10 (10.42%) IBM Mainframe
14 9 (9.38%) SQL
15 8 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 7 (7.29%) Oracle
16 7 (7.29%) Advertising
17 6 (6.25%) Data Analysis
17 6 (6.25%) Windows
18 5 (5.21%) SAS
18 5 (5.21%) J2EE
18 5 (5.21%) COBOL
18 5 (5.21%) CA
18 5 (5.21%) WebSphere
18 5 (5.21%) Change Control
19 4 (4.17%) Syncsort
19 4 (4.17%) Oracle Identity Manager

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 12 (12.50%) CICS
2 5 (5.21%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.21%) SAS
3 4 (4.17%) MQSeries
3 4 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.08%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.04%) IIS
6 1 (1.04%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) SMS
2 3 (3.13%) FTP
2 3 (3.13%) Kerberos
2 3 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.13%) SNA
2 3 (3.13%) Internet
3 2 (2.08%) IPsec
3 2 (2.08%) IKE
4 1 (1.04%) SMTP
4 1 (1.04%) SSL
4 1 (1.04%) CTI
4 1 (1.04%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (1.04%) Firewall
4 1 (1.04%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.42%) DB2
2 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.04%) IDMS
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) ChangeMan
2 1 (1.04%) Lombardi
General
1 32 (33.33%) Finance
2 19 (19.79%) Banking
3 7 (7.29%) Advertising
4 4 (4.17%) Retail
5 2 (2.08%) French Language
5 2 (2.08%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.08%) Automotive
6 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.04%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (22.92%) Administrator
2 16 (16.67%) Programmer
3 14 (14.58%) Systems Programmer
4 12 (12.50%) Analyst
5 9 (9.38%) Consultant
6 5 (5.21%) Security Consultant
7 4 (4.17%) Security Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (3.13%) Information Risk Manager
8 3 (3.13%) Environment Analyst
8 3 (3.13%) Risk Manager
8 3 (3.13%) Information Manager
8 3 (3.13%) Analyst Programmer
9 2 (2.08%) Security Engineer
9 2 (2.08%) Security Technical Consultant
9 2 (2.08%) DB2 DBA
9 2 (2.08%) Mainframe Consultant
9 2 (2.08%) Technical Engineer
9 2 (2.08%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.50%) ISPF
2 5 (5.21%) J2EE
3 2 (2.08%) XML
4 1 (1.04%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.04%) OLE
4 1 (1.04%) JSF
4 1 (1.04%) JSP
4 1 (1.04%) Web Services
4 1 (1.04%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (37.50%) Mainframe
2 27 (28.13%) Management Information System
3 10 (10.42%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (2.08%) VSAM
4 2 (2.08%) PKI
4 2 (2.08%) LPAR
5 1 (1.04%) iSeries
5 1 (1.04%) Tandem
5 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.04%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 34 (35.42%) zOS
2 15 (15.63%) UNIX
3 6 (6.25%) Windows
4 4 (4.17%) Linux
5 1 (1.04%) OS/390
5 1 (1.04%) MVS
5 1 (1.04%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (31.25%) Unit Testing
2 29 (30.21%) Validation
3 6 (6.25%) Data Analysis
4 5 (5.21%) Change Control
5 4 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (3.13%) Six Sigma
6 3 (3.13%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.13%) Test Strategy
7 2 (2.08%) Data Architecture
7 2 (2.08%) Risk Management
7 2 (2.08%) Release Management
7 2 (2.08%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.08%) Project Management
7 2 (2.08%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (2.08%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (1.04%) ERP
8 1 (1.04%) SOA
8 1 (1.04%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.58%) JCL
2 11 (11.46%) REXX
3 9 (9.38%) SQL
4 5 (5.21%) COBOL
5 3 (3.13%) Java
6 1 (1.04%) C
6 1 (1.04%) C++
6 1 (1.04%) VBA
6 1 (1.04%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 3 (3.13%) CISSP
1 3 (3.13%) CISA
1 3 (3.13%) CISM
1 3 (3.13%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.04%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (19.79%) ACF2
2 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.04%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (4.17%) OMEGAMON
1 4 (4.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (2.08%) CA Endevor
2 2 (2.08%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.04%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (1.04%) Control-M
3 1 (1.04%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 16 (16.67%) IBM
2 7 (7.29%) Oracle
3 5 (5.21%) CA
4 4 (4.17%) Syncsort
4 4 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.13%) SAP
5 3 (3.13%) Twitter
6 2 (2.08%) F5
7 1 (1.04%) Cisco
7 1 (1.04%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.04%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.04%) Intel
7 1 (1.04%) Avaya
7 1 (1.04%) BMC
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