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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 597 586 532
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -54
Contract jobs citing RACF 32 29 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.064% 0.056% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 0.52% 0.52% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 45
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £400 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £400 £531
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £12.75 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+213.72% -56.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £12.75 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+213.72% -56.41%
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
6099 5595 5042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.22% 10.82% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3878 3237 2754
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 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 569 630
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +9.67%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +12 16 £475 -13.63%
South West +2 7 £550 +22.22% 2
Yorkshire -2 2 £480 -4.00%
North West -13 2 £600 +41.17%
West Midlands - 2 £494 -
East of England - 2 - -
RACF
UK

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 55 (68.75%) 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 23 (28.75%) Banking
6 21 (26.25%) Validation
7 20 (25.00%) SQL
8 19 (23.75%) zOS
9 13 (16.25%) ACF2
9 13 (16.25%) Unit Testing
10 12 (15.00%) Identity Access Management
11 11 (13.75%) Active Directory
11 11 (13.75%) CA
12 9 (11.25%) DB2
13 8 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
14 7 (8.75%) IBM
15 6 (7.50%) CA Single Sign-On
15 6 (7.50%) Data Centre
16 5 (6.25%) Law
16 5 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
16 5 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
17 4 (5.00%) Information Security
17 4 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 4 (5.00%) CICS
17 4 (5.00%) Unix
17 4 (5.00%) Time Sharing Option
17 4 (5.00%) Data Structures
17 4 (5.00%) Change Control
18 2 (2.50%) Oracle

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
Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) BIG-IP
1 1 (1.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (1.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.25%) DB2
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 36 (45.00%) Finance
2 23 (28.75%) Banking
3 5 (6.25%) Law
4 1 (1.25%) Advertising
4 1 (1.25%) Automotive
4 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
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 15 (18.75%) RACF Specialist
4 12 (15.00%) Administrator
5 9 (11.25%) Consultant
6 7 (8.75%) RACF Security Specialist
6 7 (8.75%) Security Specialist
7 6 (7.50%) RACF Consultant
7 6 (7.50%) Security Administrator
8 5 (6.25%) DBA
8 5 (6.25%) RACF Administrator
9 4 (5.00%) Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) DB2 DBA
9 4 (5.00%) Identity Management Administrator
9 4 (5.00%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.75%) Business Analyst
10 3 (3.75%) Identity and Access Management Consultant
10 3 (3.75%) Identity Management Consultant
10 3 (3.75%) Security Consultant
11 2 (2.50%) RACF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) COM
1 1 (1.25%) Middleware
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 36 (45.00%) Mainframe
2 26 (32.50%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.50%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.00%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.50%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (23.75%) zOS
2 4 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (56.25%) Service Management
2 21 (26.25%) Validation
3 13 (16.25%) Unit Testing
4 12 (15.00%) Identity Access Management
5 8 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.00%) Change Control
7 4 (5.00%) Information Security
8 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (1.25%) Line Management
8 1 (1.25%) Migration
8 1 (1.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.25%) Project Management
8 1 (1.25%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (1.25%) Time Management
8 1 (1.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (1.25%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.25%) QA
3 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (16.25%) ACF2
2 11 (13.75%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 55 (68.75%) zSecure
2 6 (7.50%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (1.25%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (13.75%) CA
2 7 (8.75%) 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