The table below looks at the statistics for REXX 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 REXX over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
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Rank 547 528 502
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -26
Contract jobs citing REXX 10 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.025% 0.049%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.058% 0.066% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 16
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£238 £488 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.28% +21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £278 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £488 £400
% change year-on-year
-58.97% +21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
17290 16752 15962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.93% 37.57% 38.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11658 10704 9991
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 465 680
Average hourly rate £35.18 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £15.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing REXX across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

REXX Jobs Demand Trend in England

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Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing REXX across the England region.

REXX Daily Rate Trend in England

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Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing REXX across the England region.

REXX Hourly Rate Trend in England

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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 REXX within the England region over the 3 months to 29 January 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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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
East of England +3 4 - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing REXX 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 REXX.

1 29 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 18 (62.07%) DB2
2 18 (62.07%) JCL
3 17 (58.62%) COBOL
4 15 (51.72%) CICS
5 13 (44.83%) IBM
5 13 (44.83%) IBM Mainframe
6 12 (41.38%) Finance
7 9 (31.03%) Assembly Language
8 8 (27.59%) WebSphere MQ
8 8 (27.59%) RACF
8 8 (27.59%) UNIX
8 8 (27.59%) Banking
8 8 (27.59%) WebSphere
9 7 (24.14%) OMEGAMON
9 7 (24.14%) Unit Testing
9 7 (24.14%) ISPF
9 7 (24.14%) SMTP
10 6 (20.69%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (17.24%) MVS
11 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (17.24%) VSAM
11 5 (17.24%) SQL
11 5 (17.24%) SELCOPY
12 4 (13.79%) CA Gen
12 4 (13.79%) MS Office
12 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
12 4 (13.79%) Easytrieve
12 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
12 4 (13.79%) Telecoms

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing REXX 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 REXX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (51.72%) CICS
2 8 (27.59%) WebSphere
3 6 (20.69%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (10.34%) StreamWeaver
4 3 (10.34%) Exstream Dialogue
5 2 (6.90%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Office
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) SMTP
2 1 (3.45%) SMS
2 1 (3.45%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (62.07%) DB2
2 4 (13.79%) Easytrieve
3 1 (3.45%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) CA Gen
2 1 (3.45%) ChangeMan
General
1 12 (41.38%) Finance
2 8 (27.59%) Banking
3 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) DBA
4 5 (17.24%) Architect
4 5 (17.24%) Mainframe Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Mainframe Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Mainframe DBA
5 4 (13.79%) Technical Architect
6 3 (10.34%) Administrator
6 3 (10.34%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (6.90%) DB2 DBA
7 2 (6.90%) DB2 Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) SQL Data Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Storage Administrator
8 1 (3.45%) COBOL Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Analyst Programmer
8 1 (3.45%) Programmer
8 1 (3.45%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) WebSphere MQ
2 7 (24.14%) ISPF
3 1 (3.45%) EntireX
3 1 (3.45%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 29 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 13 (44.83%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (17.24%) VSAM
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) UNIX
2 5 (17.24%) MVS
3 3 (10.34%) zOS
4 1 (3.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Unit Testing
2 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.79%) Change Management
4 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Low Latency
6 1 (3.45%) System Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.45%) Automated Testing
6 1 (3.45%) TDD
6 1 (3.45%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Validation
6 1 (3.45%) Migration
6 1 (3.45%) Scrum
6 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.45%) Project Management
6 1 (3.45%) RUP
6 1 (3.45%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) JCL
2 17 (58.62%) COBOL
3 9 (31.03%) Assembly Language
4 5 (17.24%) SQL
4 5 (17.24%) SELCOPY
5 1 (3.45%) NATURAL
5 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.45%) COBIT
2 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (27.59%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) IBM
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) HP
4 2 (6.90%) CA
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle