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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 571 571 517
Rank change year-on-year
0 -54
Contract jobs citing RACF 12 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.022% 0.021%
As % of the System Software category 0.24% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 3
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£575 £310 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.48% -27.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £355 £400
% change year-on-year
+36.61% -11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.30 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 - -
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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
4944 4788 4146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.78% 9.52% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2773 2489 2026
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 575 616
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.59 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
North West -14 6 £400 +220.00% 1
East of England - 3 £625 -
London +1 2 £575 +91.66% 1
South East - 1 £300 -
RACF
UK

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 19 (50.00%) zOS
2 17 (44.74%) Validation
2 17 (44.74%) Unit Testing
3 15 (39.47%) Management Information System
4 14 (36.84%) IBM
5 13 (34.21%) Mainframe
5 13 (34.21%) Finance
6 9 (23.68%) Banking
6 9 (23.68%) DB2
7 8 (21.05%) UNIX
8 7 (18.42%) CA
8 7 (18.42%) ACF2
9 6 (15.79%) CICS
10 5 (13.16%) Advertising
10 5 (13.16%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (10.53%) VSAM
11 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
11 4 (10.53%) SSL
12 3 (7.89%) WAN
12 3 (7.89%) Windows
12 3 (7.89%) AIX
12 3 (7.89%) Linux
12 3 (7.89%) Python
12 3 (7.89%) LAN
12 3 (7.89%) WebSphere
12 3 (7.89%) Load Balancing
12 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (7.89%) Firewall
12 3 (7.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (7.89%) Network Security

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (15.79%) CICS
2 3 (7.89%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.26%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
1 4 (10.53%) SSL
2 3 (7.89%) WAN
2 3 (7.89%) LAN
2 3 (7.89%) Firewall
2 3 (7.89%) Network Security
3 1 (2.63%) Internet
3 1 (2.63%) SNA
3 1 (2.63%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) DB2
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (34.21%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Banking
3 5 (13.16%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Consultant
2 6 (15.79%) Programmer
3 4 (10.53%) Administrator
3 4 (10.53%) Systems Programmer
4 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) DBA
4 2 (5.26%) CICS Programmer
4 2 (5.26%) Mainframe DBA
4 2 (5.26%) DB2 DBA
5 1 (2.63%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (2.63%) CICS Systems Programmer
5 1 (2.63%) Mainframe Programmer
5 1 (2.63%) Developer
5 1 (2.63%) Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Security Consultant
5 1 (2.63%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (2.63%) Security Specialist
5 1 (2.63%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) IBM Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.63%) XML
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (39.47%) Management Information System
2 13 (34.21%) Mainframe
3 5 (13.16%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (10.53%) VSAM
5 2 (5.26%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.63%) HACMP
6 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 19 (50.00%) zOS
2 8 (21.05%) UNIX
3 3 (7.89%) Windows
3 3 (7.89%) AIX
3 3 (7.89%) Linux
4 1 (2.63%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) Validation
1 17 (44.74%) Unit Testing
2 3 (7.89%) Load Balancing
2 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (7.89%) SIEM
2 3 (7.89%) Analytics
3 2 (5.26%) Change Control
3 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (5.26%) Stress Testing
3 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.63%) Supplier Management
4 1 (2.63%) Migration
4 1 (2.63%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (2.63%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) Python
2 2 (5.26%) REXX
3 1 (2.63%) JCL
3 1 (2.63%) C
3 1 (2.63%) C++
3 1 (2.63%) COBOL
3 1 (2.63%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.63%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.63%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) IBM
2 7 (18.42%) CA
3 1 (2.63%) Intel
3 1 (2.63%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Syncsort
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