The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the England region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 505 520 524
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +4
Contract jobs citing RACF 59 28 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.060% 0.087%
As % of the System Software category 1.24% 0.61% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 13 20
Average daily rate
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£450 £420 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +42.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £400 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £531 £425 £292
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +45.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £29.25 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 - £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.85 - £66.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4777 4627 4447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.67% 9.96% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2653 2367 2159
Average daily rate £325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 588 597 618
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +4.41%
RACF
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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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +37 43 £450 +12.50% 4
East Midlands - 3 £431 -
South West - 3 £393 - 1
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RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 31 (44.29%) Mainframe
2 29 (41.43%) zOS
3 23 (32.86%) Finance
4 16 (22.86%) ACF2
5 14 (20.00%) IBM
5 14 (20.00%) JCL
6 13 (18.57%) ISPF
7 12 (17.14%) Management Information System
7 12 (17.14%) Validation
7 12 (17.14%) Unit Testing
8 11 (15.71%) CICS
8 11 (15.71%) UNIX
9 10 (14.29%) REXX
9 10 (14.29%) Banking
10 9 (12.86%) Windows
10 9 (12.86%) DB2
10 9 (12.86%) SQL
11 8 (11.43%) Oracle
11 8 (11.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
13 6 (8.57%) Data Analysis
14 5 (7.14%) WebSphere
14 5 (7.14%) J2EE
14 5 (7.14%) COBOL
14 5 (7.14%) Linux
14 5 (7.14%) CA
14 5 (7.14%) SAS
14 5 (7.14%) Change Control
15 4 (5.71%) Oracle Identity Manager
15 4 (5.71%) Syncsort

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (15.71%) CICS
2 5 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.14%) SAS
3 4 (5.71%) MQSeries
3 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.29%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.86%) IIS
5 2 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.43%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) SMS
2 3 (4.29%) SNA
2 3 (4.29%) FTP
2 3 (4.29%) Kerberos
2 3 (4.29%) Internet
3 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.86%) IKE
3 2 (2.86%) IPsec
4 1 (1.43%) CTI
4 1 (1.43%) LDAP
4 1 (1.43%) SSL
4 1 (1.43%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.86%) DB2
2 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.43%) MySQL
3 1 (1.43%) IDMS
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) ChangeMan
2 1 (1.43%) Lombardi
General
1 23 (32.86%) Finance
2 10 (14.29%) Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Advertising
4 2 (2.86%) French Language
4 2 (2.86%) Retail
4 2 (2.86%) Automotive
5 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (25.71%) Administrator
2 13 (18.57%) Analyst
3 11 (15.71%) Programmer
4 9 (12.86%) Systems Programmer
5 7 (10.00%) Consultant
6 5 (7.14%) Security Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Security Consultant
8 3 (4.29%) Risk Manager
8 3 (4.29%) Information Manager
8 3 (4.29%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (4.29%) Analyst Programmer
8 3 (4.29%) Information Risk Manager
8 3 (4.29%) Environment Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) Mainframe Consultant
9 2 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.86%) DBA
9 2 (2.86%) Security Technical Consultant
9 2 (2.86%) Security Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) DB2 DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.57%) ISPF
2 5 (7.14%) J2EE
3 2 (2.86%) XML
4 1 (1.43%) JSF
4 1 (1.43%) JSP
4 1 (1.43%) Web Services
4 1 (1.43%) HTML
4 1 (1.43%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (44.29%) Mainframe
2 12 (17.14%) Management Information System
3 7 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (4.29%) VSAM
5 2 (2.86%) PKI
6 1 (1.43%) AS400
6 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.43%) HACMP
6 1 (1.43%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 29 (41.43%) zOS
2 11 (15.71%) UNIX
3 9 (12.86%) Windows
4 5 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (1.43%) MVS
5 1 (1.43%) SUSE
5 1 (1.43%) HPUX
5 1 (1.43%) Solaris
5 1 (1.43%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.14%) Validation
1 12 (17.14%) Unit Testing
2 6 (8.57%) Data Analysis
3 5 (7.14%) Change Control
4 3 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (4.29%) Six Sigma
4 3 (4.29%) Lean Six Sigma
4 3 (4.29%) Test Strategy
5 2 (2.86%) Release Management
5 2 (2.86%) Data Architecture
5 2 (2.86%) Configuration Management
5 2 (2.86%) Risk Management
5 2 (2.86%) Project Management
5 2 (2.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (2.86%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (2.86%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (2.86%) Business Continuity
6 1 (1.43%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.43%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.00%) JCL
2 10 (14.29%) REXX
3 9 (12.86%) SQL
4 5 (7.14%) COBOL
5 3 (4.29%) Java
6 1 (1.43%) Perl
6 1 (1.43%) VBA
6 1 (1.43%) C
6 1 (1.43%) C++
6 1 (1.43%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 3 (4.29%) CISA
1 3 (4.29%) CISM
1 3 (4.29%) CISSP
1 3 (4.29%) CRISC
2 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.43%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (22.86%) ACF2
2 1 (1.43%) Samba
2 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (4.29%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (2.86%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.86%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (1.43%) Control-M
4 1 (1.43%) CA SiteMinder
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 14 (20.00%) IBM
2 8 (11.43%) Oracle
3 5 (7.14%) CA
4 4 (5.71%) Syncsort
4 4 (5.71%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.29%) SAP
5 3 (4.29%) Twitter
6 2 (2.86%) F5
7 1 (1.43%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.43%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.43%) Cisco
7 1 (1.43%) Sun
7 1 (1.43%) Intel
7 1 (1.43%) Avaya
7 1 (1.43%) BMC