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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 567 517 523
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +6
Contract jobs citing RACF 19 54 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.038% 0.11% 0.042%
As % of the System Software category 0.37% 1.13% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 39 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £373 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £600 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £463 £400
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £31.30 £29.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 £29.25 -
% change year-on-year
+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
5102 4766 4423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.20% 9.80% 9.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2950 2625 2211
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.87% -3.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 588 599
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

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 2 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 2 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South West +6 7 £438 +11.46%
London -26 7 £550 +22.22%
North West -15 4 £425 - 2
Yorkshire -22 1 £500 -16.66%
RACF
UK

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 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 18 (48.65%) zOS
1 18 (48.65%) Finance
2 17 (45.95%) IBM
3 16 (43.24%) Mainframe
4 10 (27.03%) DB2
5 9 (24.32%) CA
5 9 (24.32%) Management Information System
5 9 (24.32%) Unit Testing
6 8 (21.62%) UNIX
6 8 (21.62%) CICS
7 7 (18.92%) Validation
7 7 (18.92%) IBM Mainframe
7 7 (18.92%) VSAM
8 5 (13.51%) SSL
8 5 (13.51%) Oracle
8 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
9 4 (10.81%) ACF2
9 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
9 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
9 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
9 4 (10.81%) DNS
9 4 (10.81%) Project Management
9 4 (10.81%) Firewall
9 4 (10.81%) Advertising
9 4 (10.81%) Banking
10 3 (8.11%) REXX
10 3 (8.11%) JCL
10 3 (8.11%) Financial Institution
10 3 (8.11%) WAN
10 3 (8.11%) LAN

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 8 (21.62%) CICS
2 3 (8.11%) MQSeries
3 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) SSL
2 4 (10.81%) Firewall
2 4 (10.81%) DNS
2 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.11%) LAN
3 3 (8.11%) WAN
3 3 (8.11%) Network Security
4 2 (5.41%) SMS
4 2 (5.41%) SNA
5 1 (2.70%) SMTP
5 1 (2.70%) FTP
5 1 (2.70%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) DB2
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (48.65%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Advertising
2 4 (10.81%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Consultant
2 6 (16.22%) Programmer
3 5 (13.51%) Systems Programmer
4 3 (8.11%) Mainframe DBA
4 3 (8.11%) DBA
5 2 (5.41%) Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Release Manager
5 2 (5.41%) CICS Programmer
5 2 (5.41%) WebSphere Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) DB2 DBA
5 2 (5.41%) Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Automation Specialist
6 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Designer
6 1 (2.70%) Mainframe Programmer
6 1 (2.70%) Mainframe Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Designer
6 1 (2.70%) CICS Systems Programmer
6 1 (2.70%) Security Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) ISPF
2 2 (5.41%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (43.24%) Mainframe
2 9 (24.32%) Management Information System
3 7 (18.92%) VSAM
3 7 (18.92%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.70%) PKI
5 1 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (48.65%) zOS
2 8 (21.62%) UNIX
3 3 (8.11%) Windows
3 3 (8.11%) AIX
3 3 (8.11%) Linux
4 2 (5.41%) MVS
5 1 (2.70%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) Unit Testing
2 7 (18.92%) Validation
3 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
3 4 (10.81%) Project Management
4 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
4 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (8.11%) Stress Testing
4 3 (8.11%) Analytics
4 3 (8.11%) SIEM
4 3 (8.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (8.11%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.41%) Information Security
6 1 (2.70%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.70%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.70%) Migration
6 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.70%) Security Management
6 1 (2.70%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) Python
1 3 (8.11%) REXX
1 3 (8.11%) JCL
2 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.70%) Assembly Language
2 1 (2.70%) Perl
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
1 4 (10.81%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (5.41%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.70%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) IBM
2 9 (24.32%) CA
3 5 (13.51%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) Sybase
4 1 (2.70%) Intel
4 1 (2.70%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.70%) Syncsort
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