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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 609 566 567
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +1
Contract jobs citing RACF 15 57 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.11% 0.096%
As % of the System Software category 0.25% 1.06% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 46
Median daily rate £464 £448 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £445 £398
% change year-on-year
-7.58% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £12.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.75 -
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
6017 5382 5438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.15% 10.22% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3860 3106 3034
Median daily rate £420 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 578 676
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.05 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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
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 30 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RACF within the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South West +17 4 £338 -26.82% 1
London +8 4 £575 +30.68%
Yorkshire +9 2 £464 -7.25%
West Midlands -33 1 £488 -
East of England - 1 £375 -
RACF
UK

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 51 (69.86%) zSecure
2 39 (53.42%) Mainframe
2 39 (53.42%) Service Management
3 25 (34.25%) Banking
3 25 (34.25%) Finance
4 24 (32.88%) Management Information System
5 21 (28.77%) Validation
6 19 (26.03%) zOS
7 16 (21.92%) Unit Testing
8 14 (19.18%) ACF2
9 12 (16.44%) SQL
10 10 (13.70%) IBM
11 9 (12.33%) DB2
12 8 (10.96%) CICS
12 8 (10.96%) Cybersecurity
13 7 (9.59%) Identity Access Management
13 7 (9.59%) CA
14 6 (8.22%) Active Directory
15 5 (6.85%) Spreadsheet
15 5 (6.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 5 (6.85%) Information Security
16 4 (5.48%) Oracle
16 4 (5.48%) IBM Mainframe
16 4 (5.48%) Time Sharing Option
16 4 (5.48%) Data Structures
16 4 (5.48%) Change Control
17 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
17 3 (4.11%) Windows
17 3 (4.11%) Linux
17 3 (4.11%) REXX

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 8 (10.96%) CICS
2 2 (2.74%) Confluence
2 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.74%) MS Office
2 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) WebEx
2 1 (1.37%) LDAP
2 1 (1.37%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.33%) DB2
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.37%) JIRA
3 1 (1.37%) Subversion
General
1 25 (34.25%) Banking
1 25 (34.25%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Advertising
3 1 (1.37%) Automotive
3 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (35.62%) RACF Technician
2 20 (27.40%) Security Technician
3 16 (21.92%) RACF Specialist
4 12 (16.44%) Administrator
5 9 (12.33%) Consultant
6 7 (9.59%) RACF Security Specialist
6 7 (9.59%) Security Specialist
7 6 (8.22%) RACF Consultant
7 6 (8.22%) Security Administrator
7 6 (8.22%) Security Consultant
8 5 (6.85%) DBA
8 5 (6.85%) RACF Administrator
9 4 (5.48%) Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) DB2 DBA
9 4 (5.48%) Identity Management Administrator
10 3 (4.11%) Environment Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Technical Specialist
11 2 (2.74%) Identity Management Consultant
11 2 (2.74%) Operations Analyst
11 2 (2.74%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) COM
1 1 (1.37%) Middleware
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (53.42%) Mainframe
2 24 (32.88%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.48%) Data Structures
3 4 (5.48%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.37%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.03%) zOS
2 3 (4.11%) Linux
2 3 (4.11%) Windows
3 2 (2.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (53.42%) Service Management
2 21 (28.77%) Validation
3 16 (21.92%) Unit Testing
4 8 (10.96%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (9.59%) Identity Access Management
6 5 (6.85%) Information Security
7 4 (5.48%) Change Control
8 2 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (1.37%) Line Management
9 1 (1.37%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 1 (1.37%) Project Management
9 1 (1.37%) System Integration Testing
9 1 (1.37%) Time Management
9 1 (1.37%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.44%) SQL
2 3 (4.11%) REXX
3 2 (2.74%) JCL
4 1 (1.37%) CLIST
4 1 (1.37%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.37%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (19.18%) ACF2
2 6 (8.22%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.48%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 51 (69.86%) zSecure
2 3 (4.11%) CA Endevor
3 2 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.37%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (1.37%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 10 (13.70%) IBM
2 7 (9.59%) CA
3 4 (5.48%) Oracle
4 2 (2.74%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (2.74%) HP
5 1 (1.37%) Infor
5 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.37%) SAP