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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 570 614 552
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -62
Contract jobs citing RACF 59 16 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.031% 0.092%
As % of the System Software category 0.97% 0.29% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 5 32
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £410 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £510 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £498 £375 £463
% change year-on-year
+32.66% -18.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £31.30 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.79% +7.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.30 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+27.79% +7.00%
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
6062 5508 5059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.29% 10.83% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3845 3153 2783
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £195 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.13% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 590 622
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +12.90%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +25 34 £450 -18.18%
South West +2 6 £524 +19.71% 1
East of England - 6 £300 -
Yorkshire - 6 - -
North West 0 3 £700 -
West Midlands - 1 £500 -
RACF
UK

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 53 (66.25%) zSecure
2 45 (56.25%) Service Management
3 36 (45.00%) Finance
3 36 (45.00%) Mainframe
4 26 (32.50%) Management Information System
5 21 (26.25%) SQL
6 20 (25.00%) zOS
6 20 (25.00%) Validation
6 20 (25.00%) Banking
7 13 (16.25%) ACF2
8 12 (15.00%) Unit Testing
8 12 (15.00%) Identity Access Management
8 12 (15.00%) CA
9 11 (13.75%) Active Directory
10 8 (10.00%) DB2
10 8 (10.00%) IBM
11 7 (8.75%) Data Centre
11 7 (8.75%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (7.50%) CA Single Sign-On
13 5 (6.25%) Law
13 5 (6.25%) Time Sharing Option
13 5 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
14 4 (5.00%) Change Control
14 4 (5.00%) Data Structures
14 4 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 4 (5.00%) CICS
14 4 (5.00%) Unix
15 3 (3.75%) Incident Management
15 3 (3.75%) IBM Mainframe

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 (5.00%) CICS
2 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) SNA
2 1 (1.25%) BIG-IP
2 1 (1.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (1.25%) LDAP
2 1 (1.25%) SMS
2 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) DB2
2 1 (1.25%) Adabas
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 36 (45.00%) Finance
2 20 (25.00%) Banking
3 5 (6.25%) Law
4 1 (1.25%) Advertising
4 1 (1.25%) Automotive
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (33.75%) RACF Technician
2 21 (26.25%) Security Technician
3 14 (17.50%) RACF Specialist
4 11 (13.75%) Administrator
4 11 (13.75%) Consultant
5 7 (8.75%) RACF Consultant
5 7 (8.75%) RACF Security Specialist
5 7 (8.75%) Security Specialist
6 5 (6.25%) Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) DBA
6 5 (6.25%) Security Administrator
7 4 (5.00%) DB2 DBA
7 4 (5.00%) Identity Management Administrator
7 4 (5.00%) RACF Administrator
8 3 (3.75%) Identity and Access Management Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) Identity Management Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) Mainframe Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Security Consultant
9 2 (2.50%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) Middleware
2 1 (1.25%) APPC
2 1 (1.25%) COM
2 1 (1.25%) ISPF
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 36 (45.00%) Mainframe
2 26 (32.50%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.75%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.00%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.75%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.00%) zOS
2 4 (5.00%) Unix
3 1 (1.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (56.25%) Service Management
2 20 (25.00%) Validation
3 12 (15.00%) Identity Access Management
3 12 (15.00%) Unit Testing
4 7 (8.75%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (5.00%) Change Control
7 3 (3.75%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.50%) Change Management
8 2 (2.50%) Information Security
8 2 (2.50%) Project Management
9 1 (1.25%) Configuration Management
9 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (1.25%) Migration
9 1 (1.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 1 (1.25%) Risk Management
9 1 (1.25%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.25%) System Integration Testing
9 1 (1.25%) Time Management
9 1 (1.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.25%) SQL
2 2 (2.50%) REXX
3 1 (1.25%) C
3 1 (1.25%) COBOL
3 1 (1.25%) Java
3 1 (1.25%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.50%) QA
3 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (16.25%) ACF2
2 11 (13.75%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.25%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 53 (66.25%) zSecure
2 6 (7.50%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.25%) Control-M
3 1 (1.25%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (1.25%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 12 (15.00%) CA
2 8 (10.00%) IBM
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle
4 1 (1.25%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (1.25%) F5
4 1 (1.25%) Infor
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.25%) SAP