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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 591 603 576
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -27
Contract jobs citing RACF 46 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.090% 0.020% 0.030%
As % of the System Software category 0.80% 0.19% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 5 8
Median daily rate £450 £575 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% +72.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £340 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £670 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £485 £355
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +36.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £31.30 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.79% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.30 -
% change year-on-year
+27.79% -
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
5748 5203 4951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.28% 10.26% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3610 2893 2601
Median daily rate £400 £350 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 635 611
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.00 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.30 £34.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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
London - 31 £450 - 2
Yorkshire - 5 - -
East of England +9 4 £300 -52.00%
North West -16 2 £700 +75.00% 1
South West - 1 £500 -
RACF
UK

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 36 (53.73%) Service Management
1 36 (53.73%) zSecure
2 33 (49.25%) Mainframe
3 32 (47.76%) Finance
4 23 (34.33%) SQL
5 21 (31.34%) zOS
6 18 (26.87%) Management Information System
7 13 (19.40%) Banking
8 12 (17.91%) Active Directory
9 11 (16.42%) Identity Access Management
10 10 (14.93%) Validation
11 9 (13.43%) Unix
12 8 (11.94%) DB2
12 8 (11.94%) CA
13 7 (10.45%) IBM
13 7 (10.45%) Unit Testing
13 7 (10.45%) ACF2
14 6 (8.96%) Data Centre
14 6 (8.96%) Cybersecurity
14 6 (8.96%) CICS
14 6 (8.96%) CA Single Sign-On
14 6 (8.96%) Incident Management
15 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
15 5 (7.46%) Law
15 5 (7.46%) Time Sharing Option
15 5 (7.46%) Spreadsheet
16 4 (5.97%) Change Management
16 4 (5.97%) ISPF
16 4 (5.97%) JCL
16 4 (5.97%) 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 6 (8.96%) CICS
2 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) SMS
1 3 (4.48%) SNA
2 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.49%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) DB2
2 1 (1.49%) Adabas
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
General
1 32 (47.76%) Finance
2 13 (19.40%) Banking
3 5 (7.46%) Law
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (31.34%) RACF Technician
2 18 (26.87%) Security Technician
3 10 (14.93%) Administrator
4 9 (13.43%) Consultant
4 9 (13.43%) RACF Specialist
5 8 (11.94%) Analyst
6 7 (10.45%) RACF Security Specialist
6 7 (10.45%) Security Specialist
7 6 (8.96%) RACF Consultant
8 5 (7.46%) Mainframe Analyst
9 4 (5.97%) DBA
9 4 (5.97%) Identity Management Administrator
10 3 (4.48%) DB2 DBA
10 3 (4.48%) Project Manager
11 2 (2.99%) Identity and Access Management Consultant
11 2 (2.99%) Identity Management Consultant
11 2 (2.99%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
11 2 (2.99%) Mainframe Support
11 2 (2.99%) RACF Engineer
11 2 (2.99%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) ISPF
2 2 (2.99%) APPC
3 1 (1.49%) COM
3 1 (1.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 33 (49.25%) Mainframe
2 18 (26.87%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.96%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.48%) VSAM
5 2 (2.99%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.34%) zOS
2 9 (13.43%) Unix
3 1 (1.49%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (53.73%) Service Management
2 11 (16.42%) Identity Access Management
3 10 (14.93%) Validation
4 7 (10.45%) Unit Testing
5 6 (8.96%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (8.96%) Incident Management
6 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.97%) Change Management
8 3 (4.48%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.99%) Project Management
10 1 (1.49%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.49%) Data Centre Operations
10 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (1.49%) Information Security
10 1 (1.49%) Migration
10 1 (1.49%) Risk Management
10 1 (1.49%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (34.33%) SQL
2 4 (5.97%) JCL
2 4 (5.97%) REXX
3 2 (2.99%) C
4 1 (1.49%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.99%) QA
System Software
1 12 (17.91%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.45%) ACF2
3 5 (7.46%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (2.99%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 36 (53.73%) zSecure
2 6 (8.96%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (2.99%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (2.99%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.49%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (11.94%) CA
2 7 (10.45%) IBM
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle
4 1 (1.49%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (1.49%) F5
4 1 (1.49%) Infor
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.49%) SAP
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