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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 598 572 569
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -3
Contract jobs citing RACF 5 49 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.011% 0.097% 0.087%
As % of the System Software category 0.086% 0.97% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 35
Median daily rate £325 £428 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.97% -12.30%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
5813 5070 5331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.68% 10.07% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3620 2988 2952
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
- +0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 586 676
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.04 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.50 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.78
% change year-on-year
- -4.64%

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 10 December 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
South East +11 2 £338 -
London -8 2 - -
North West -14 1 £325 +4.00% 1
RACF
UK

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 13 (56.52%) Mainframe
2 11 (47.83%) zSecure
3 9 (39.13%) Banking
4 8 (34.78%) Service Management
4 8 (34.78%) Finance
4 8 (34.78%) CICS
5 7 (30.43%) ACF2
6 6 (26.09%) IBM
6 6 (26.09%) zOS
7 5 (21.74%) JCL
7 5 (21.74%) DB2
7 5 (21.74%) Windows
7 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Information Security
8 4 (17.39%) SQL
8 4 (17.39%) Unix
8 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
8 4 (17.39%) CA
9 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
9 3 (13.04%) CA Endevor
9 3 (13.04%) REXX
9 3 (13.04%) Linux
9 3 (13.04%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (8.70%) Network Security
10 2 (8.70%) iSeries
10 2 (8.70%) Tandem
10 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
10 2 (8.70%) Validation
10 2 (8.70%) FTP
10 2 (8.70%) SharePoint

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 8 (34.78%) CICS
2 2 (8.70%) Confluence
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
1 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) APPN
2 2 (8.70%) FTP
2 2 (8.70%) Network Security
2 2 (8.70%) SNA
2 2 (8.70%) TACACS
2 2 (8.70%) WebEx
3 1 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (4.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) DB2
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 9 (39.13%) Banking
2 8 (34.78%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Analyst
1 5 (21.74%) Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) RACF Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) RACF Technician
2 4 (17.39%) Security Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Security Technician
3 3 (13.04%) Environment Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) RACF Specialist
3 3 (13.04%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Mainframe Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Network Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Security Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) z/OS Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Information Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Mainframe
2 3 (13.04%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) iSeries
3 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) Tandem
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.35%) iPad
4 1 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) zOS
2 5 (21.74%) Windows
3 4 (17.39%) Unix
4 3 (13.04%) Linux
5 2 (8.70%) MVS
5 2 (8.70%) OpenVMS
5 2 (8.70%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Service Management
2 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Information Security
4 2 (8.70%) Coaching
4 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.70%) SIEM
4 2 (8.70%) Validation
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.35%) Line Management
5 1 (4.35%) Security Operations
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) JCL
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) REXX
4 1 (4.35%) Assembly Language
4 1 (4.35%) CLIST
4 1 (4.35%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) ACF2
2 2 (8.70%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (47.83%) zSecure
2 3 (13.04%) CA Endevor
3 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (8.70%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) IBM
2 4 (17.39%) CA
3 2 (8.70%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Cyber-Ark
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