The first table below looks at the demand for RACF skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RACF over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 358 406 390
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -16
Contract jobs citing RACF 41 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.049% 0.065%
As % of the System Software category 1.94% 0.63% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 6 9
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£450 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £395 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £423 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £425 £292
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +45.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £85.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2109 1902 2096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.97% 7.84% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1328 1134 1166
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £206 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 163 197
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.94 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £30.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
RACF
England

RACF
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RACF across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

RACF Jobs Demand Trend in London

RACF
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

RACF Daily Rate Trend in London

RACF
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RACF across the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

RACF Daily Rate Histogram in London

RACF
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

RACF Hourly Rate Trend in London

RACF
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RACF within the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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
City of London +32 11 £425 +6.25% 4
RACF
England

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 24 (48.00%) zOS
1 24 (48.00%) Mainframe
2 13 (26.00%) Management Information System
2 13 (26.00%) Finance
2 13 (26.00%) Validation
2 13 (26.00%) Unit Testing
3 12 (24.00%) ACF2
4 8 (16.00%) Banking
4 8 (16.00%) IBM
5 6 (12.00%) ISPF
6 5 (10.00%) SQL
6 5 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (10.00%) REXX
7 4 (8.00%) CA
7 4 (8.00%) CICS
7 4 (8.00%) JCL
7 4 (8.00%) Advertising
7 4 (8.00%) UNIX
7 4 (8.00%) Windows
8 3 (6.00%) DB2
8 3 (6.00%) VSAM
8 3 (6.00%) WebSphere
8 3 (6.00%) Change Control
8 3 (6.00%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (4.00%) French Language
9 2 (4.00%) Twitter
9 2 (4.00%) ChangeMan
9 2 (4.00%) Retail
9 2 (4.00%) Oracle
9 2 (4.00%) XML

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 4 (8.00%) CICS
2 3 (6.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.00%) SAS
3 2 (4.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.00%) IIS
4 1 (2.00%) Apache
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) LDAP
1 1 (2.00%) SMS
1 1 (2.00%) Kerberos
1 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.00%) SSL
1 1 (2.00%) Internet
1 1 (2.00%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) DB2
2 1 (2.00%) IDMS
2 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) ChangeMan
General
1 13 (26.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Advertising
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
4 2 (4.00%) French Language
5 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Administrator
2 5 (10.00%) Consultant
2 5 (10.00%) Programmer
2 5 (10.00%) Systems Programmer
3 3 (6.00%) Analyst
3 3 (6.00%) Security Analyst
4 2 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (4.00%) Mainframe Consultant
4 2 (4.00%) Security Consultant
5 1 (2.00%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (2.00%) Identity Management Consultant
5 1 (2.00%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (2.00%) Management Consultant
5 1 (2.00%) Developer
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (2.00%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (2.00%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) ISPF
2 2 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (2.00%) JSF
3 1 (2.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.00%) J2EE
3 1 (2.00%) JSP
3 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (48.00%) Mainframe
2 13 (26.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.00%) VSAM
3 3 (6.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.00%) AS400
4 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.00%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 24 (48.00%) zOS
2 4 (8.00%) UNIX
2 4 (8.00%) Windows
3 2 (4.00%) Linux
4 1 (2.00%) HPUX
4 1 (2.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Validation
1 13 (26.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (6.00%) Change Control
3 1 (2.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (2.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (2.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.00%) ERP
3 1 (2.00%) SOA
3 1 (2.00%) Change Management
3 1 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (2.00%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) SQL
1 5 (10.00%) REXX
2 4 (8.00%) JCL
3 2 (4.00%) COBOL
3 2 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (2.00%) Perl
4 1 (2.00%) C
4 1 (2.00%) C++
4 1 (2.00%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (24.00%) ACF2
2 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (2.00%) CA SiteMinder
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) IBM
2 4 (8.00%) CA
3 2 (4.00%) Twitter
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.00%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.00%) Sun
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