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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
UK / England
Rank 556 568 557
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs citing RACF 14 24 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.052% 0.052%
As % of the System Software category 0.28% 0.50% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 23
Median daily rate £380 £456 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.71% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £313 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £528 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
4915 4767 4837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.05% 10.24% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3095 2879 2681
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £183 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 462 563
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.81 £43.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.29% -0.75%

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 21 January 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 +13 9 - - 2
Yorkshire - 3 £410 -
North West +23 1 £325 +4.00%
South East +13 1 £350 -9.67%
RACF
UK

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 12 (48.00%) Windows
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
1 12 (48.00%) Banking
2 11 (44.00%) SQL
2 11 (44.00%) Unix
3 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (36.00%) Mainframe
4 9 (36.00%) TACACS
4 9 (36.00%) OpenVMS
4 9 (36.00%) Tandem
4 9 (36.00%) iSeries
4 9 (36.00%) SIEM
4 9 (36.00%) Mentoring
4 9 (36.00%) Coaching
4 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (32.00%) Network Security
5 8 (32.00%) zSecure
5 8 (32.00%) Security Operations
5 8 (32.00%) Information Security
6 7 (28.00%) Service Management
6 7 (28.00%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (28.00%) ACF2
7 6 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (24.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (24.00%) IBM
8 5 (20.00%) JCL
9 4 (16.00%) CICS
9 4 (16.00%) CA
10 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
10 3 (12.00%) Incident Management

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 4 (16.00%) CICS
2 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.00%) Confluence
3 2 (8.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
1 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (36.00%) TACACS
3 8 (32.00%) Network Security
4 6 (24.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (8.00%) APPN
5 2 (8.00%) FTP
5 2 (8.00%) SNA
5 2 (8.00%) WebEx
6 1 (4.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) DB2
2 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.00%) JIRA
3 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 12 (48.00%) Banking
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Law
3 1 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Security Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) SOC Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Consultant
5 4 (16.00%) RACF Consultant
5 4 (16.00%) Security Consultant
5 4 (16.00%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (12.00%) Environment Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Mainframe Specialist
6 3 (12.00%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) RACF Specialist
6 3 (12.00%) RACF Technician
6 3 (12.00%) Security Technician
7 2 (8.00%) Network Specialist
7 2 (8.00%) z/OS Specialist
8 1 (4.00%) CICS Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Information Security Project Manager
8 1 (4.00%) Mainframe Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) RACF Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (36.00%) iSeries
1 9 (36.00%) Mainframe
1 9 (36.00%) Tandem
2 7 (28.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (12.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (4.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) Unix
3 9 (36.00%) OpenVMS
4 3 (12.00%) Linux
5 2 (8.00%) MVS
5 2 (8.00%) OS/390
5 2 (8.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Coaching
1 9 (36.00%) Mentoring
1 9 (36.00%) SIEM
2 8 (32.00%) Information Security
2 8 (32.00%) Security Operations
3 7 (28.00%) Service Management
4 6 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Security Monitoring
7 1 (4.00%) Attack Monitoring
7 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) JCL
3 3 (12.00%) REXX
4 1 (4.00%) Assembly Language
4 1 (4.00%) CLIST
4 1 (4.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) GCIH
1 1 (4.00%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) ACF2
2 2 (8.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) zSecure
2 3 (12.00%) CA Endevor
3 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (8.00%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) IBM
2 4 (16.00%) CA
3 2 (8.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow