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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 563 514 528
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +14
Contract jobs citing RACF 32 56 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.062% 0.11% 0.060%
As % of the System Software category 0.61% 1.16% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 45 14
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £393 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.75 £29.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.41% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £29.25 -
% change year-on-year
-56.41% -
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
5210 4824 4645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.11% 9.77% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3040 2684 2366
Average daily rate £351 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 530 586 607
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £28.50 £34.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
North West -18 12 £425 -15.00%
South West -3 8 £450 +14.64%
London -34 8 £550 +22.22%
East Midlands -1 2 - -
Yorkshire -24 2 £500 -16.66%
RACF
UK

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 26 (59.09%) zOS
2 25 (56.82%) IBM
3 24 (54.55%) Mainframe
4 19 (43.18%) Finance
5 17 (38.64%) CICS
5 17 (38.64%) CA
5 17 (38.64%) zSecure
6 15 (34.09%) DB2
7 13 (29.55%) SSL
7 13 (29.55%) Time Sharing Option
8 12 (27.27%) UNIX
9 11 (25.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 11 (25.00%) VSAM
10 10 (22.73%) ISPF
11 9 (20.45%) IBM Mainframe
11 9 (20.45%) MQSeries
11 9 (20.45%) SQL
12 8 (18.18%) Middleware
12 8 (18.18%) Information Security
13 7 (15.91%) SSH
13 7 (15.91%) OMEGAMON
13 7 (15.91%) Oracle
13 7 (15.91%) Sybase
13 7 (15.91%) Kerberos
13 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
14 6 (13.64%) Active Directory
14 6 (13.64%) Banking
15 5 (11.36%) Data Centre
15 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
15 5 (11.36%) Unit Testing

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 17 (38.64%) CICS
2 9 (20.45%) MQSeries
3 2 (4.55%) SAS
3 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Office
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 13 (29.55%) SSL
2 7 (15.91%) SSH
2 7 (15.91%) Kerberos
2 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
3 5 (11.36%) SNA
3 5 (11.36%) SMS
3 5 (11.36%) Firewall
4 4 (9.09%) SMTP
4 4 (9.09%) FTP
4 4 (9.09%) DNS
5 3 (6.82%) WAN
5 3 (6.82%) LAN
5 3 (6.82%) Network Security
6 1 (2.27%) NAS
6 1 (2.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (34.09%) DB2
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.27%) DataStage
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (43.18%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Banking
3 3 (6.82%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.55%) International Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (15.91%) Consultant
2 6 (13.64%) Programmer
2 6 (13.64%) Security Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Information Security Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Systems Programmer
4 4 (9.09%) Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Designer
5 3 (6.82%) Designer
5 3 (6.82%) Automation Specialist
5 3 (6.82%) RACF Technician
6 2 (4.55%) RACF Administrator
6 2 (4.55%) CICS Programmer
6 2 (4.55%) Mainframe Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Mainframe DBA
6 2 (4.55%) DBA
6 2 (4.55%) Administrator
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Release Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Security Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.73%) ISPF
2 8 (18.18%) Middleware
3 1 (2.27%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (54.55%) Mainframe
2 11 (25.00%) VSAM
3 9 (20.45%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (11.36%) Data Centre
4 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.82%) PKI
6 1 (2.27%) Replication
6 1 (2.27%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 26 (59.09%) zOS
2 12 (27.27%) UNIX
3 4 (9.09%) Windows
3 4 (9.09%) AIX
4 3 (6.82%) Linux
5 2 (4.55%) MVS
6 1 (2.27%) OS/390
6 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.18%) Information Security
2 5 (11.36%) Unit Testing
3 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 4 (9.09%) Project Management
4 3 (6.82%) Validation
4 3 (6.82%) ITIL
4 3 (6.82%) SIEM
4 3 (6.82%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (6.82%) Stress Testing
4 3 (6.82%) Analytics
4 3 (6.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (6.82%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.55%) Migration
6 1 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.27%) Security Management
6 1 (2.27%) ETL
6 1 (2.27%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) SQL
2 5 (11.36%) JCL
3 3 (6.82%) Python
3 3 (6.82%) REXX
4 2 (4.55%) Assembly Language
4 2 (4.55%) CLIST
5 1 (2.27%) Perl
5 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (29.55%) Time Sharing Option
2 11 (25.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 6 (13.64%) Active Directory
4 4 (9.09%) ACF2
5 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (38.64%) zSecure
2 7 (15.91%) OMEGAMON
3 3 (6.82%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.27%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 25 (56.82%) IBM
2 17 (38.64%) CA
3 7 (15.91%) Oracle
3 7 (15.91%) Sybase
4 1 (2.27%) Intel
4 1 (2.27%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.27%) VMware
4 1 (2.27%) Syncsort