The table below looks at the statistics for RACF skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RACF over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
UK / England
Rank 555 581 567
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -14
Contract jobs citing RACF 20 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.048% 0.046% 0.050%
As % of the System Software category 0.42% 0.44% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 20
Median daily rate £410 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% -9.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £475 £325
% change year-on-year
-13.68% +46.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
4723 4967 4938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.42% 10.40% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3018 3014 2740
Median daily rate £401 £380 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.39% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 459 568
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £31.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.28
% change year-on-year
- -1.68%

RACF
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing RACF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RACF within the England region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +11 12 - - 1
Yorkshire - 6 £410 -
North West - 2 £495 -
RACF
UK

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RACF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for RACF.

1 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 13 (56.52%) Banking
3 12 (52.17%) Tandem
3 12 (52.17%) iSeries
3 12 (52.17%) SIEM
3 12 (52.17%) Mentoring
3 12 (52.17%) Coaching
3 12 (52.17%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (52.17%) TACACS
3 12 (52.17%) SQL
3 12 (52.17%) Unix
3 12 (52.17%) Windows
3 12 (52.17%) OpenVMS
3 12 (52.17%) TCP/IP
4 11 (47.83%) Security Operations
5 10 (43.48%) Network Security
6 9 (39.13%) Mainframe
6 9 (39.13%) Security Operations Centre
7 8 (34.78%) Information Security
7 8 (34.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (34.78%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (26.09%) zSecure
8 6 (26.09%) ACF2
8 6 (26.09%) Service Management
9 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
10 4 (17.39%) Incident Management
10 4 (17.39%) JCL
10 4 (17.39%) Law
10 4 (17.39%) IBM
10 4 (17.39%) zOS

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) TACACS
1 12 (52.17%) TCP/IP
2 10 (43.48%) Network Security
3 8 (34.78%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (8.70%) APPN
4 2 (8.70%) FTP
4 2 (8.70%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) DB2
General
1 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 13 (56.52%) Banking
3 4 (17.39%) Law
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Security Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) SOC Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Mainframe Specialist
3 3 (13.04%) RACF Specialist
3 3 (13.04%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Incident Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Network Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) RACF Technician
4 2 (8.70%) Security Operations Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) z/OS Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Mainframe Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Mainframe Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) RACF Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (52.17%) iSeries
1 12 (52.17%) Tandem
2 9 (39.13%) Mainframe
2 9 (39.13%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.35%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) OpenVMS
1 12 (52.17%) Unix
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) zOS
3 2 (8.70%) MVS
3 2 (8.70%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Coaching
1 12 (52.17%) Mentoring
1 12 (52.17%) SIEM
2 11 (47.83%) Security Operations
3 8 (34.78%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (34.78%) Information Security
4 6 (26.09%) Service Management
5 4 (17.39%) Incident Management
6 2 (8.70%) Attack Monitoring
6 2 (8.70%) Security Monitoring
7 1 (4.35%) Migration
7 1 (4.35%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.35%) People Management
7 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) JCL
3 1 (4.35%) Assembly Language
3 1 (4.35%) COBOL
3 1 (4.35%) REXX
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) GCIH
1 2 (8.70%) GIAC
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) ACF2
2 2 (8.70%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.35%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) zSecure
2 2 (8.70%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (4.35%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) IBM
2 2 (8.70%) CA
2 2 (8.70%) ServiceNow