The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 374 381 360
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -21
Contract jobs citing RACF 16 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.076% 0.042% 0.036%
As % of the System Software category 0.88% 0.53% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 2
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£525 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £267 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £493 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £390 -
% change year-on-year
-14.74% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
RACF
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1818 1701 1644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.68% 7.88% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1216 1009 989
Average daily rate £425 £395 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.73% +12.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £568 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 112 162
Average hourly rate £17.37 £17.32 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% -8.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £35.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £16.25 £16.13
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +0.77%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 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
City of London +10 3 £600 +41.17%
RACF
England

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 39 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 34 (52.31%) Validation
3 31 (47.69%) Management Information System
4 29 (44.62%) Banking
5 28 (43.08%) Finance
6 26 (40.00%) Mainframe
7 24 (36.92%) IBM
8 20 (30.77%) IBM Mainframe
9 17 (26.15%) zOS
10 15 (23.08%) ACF2
11 10 (15.38%) UNIX
12 9 (13.85%) WebSphere MQ
12 9 (13.85%) WebSphere
13 7 (10.77%) OMEGAMON
13 7 (10.77%) REXX
13 7 (10.77%) Advertising
13 7 (10.77%) CICS
13 7 (10.77%) SMTP
13 7 (10.77%) DB2
14 6 (9.23%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 4 (6.15%) Retail
17 3 (4.62%) Change Control
18 2 (3.08%) Data Structures
18 2 (3.08%) Migration
18 2 (3.08%) Investment Banking
18 2 (3.08%) COBIT
18 2 (3.08%) CA
19 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
19 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 9 (13.85%) WebSphere
2 7 (10.77%) CICS
3 6 (9.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.77%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) DB2
General
1 29 (44.62%) Banking
2 28 (43.08%) Finance
3 7 (10.77%) Advertising
4 4 (6.15%) Retail
5 2 (3.08%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (20.00%) Consultant
1 13 (20.00%) Administrator
2 9 (13.85%) Programmer
3 8 (12.31%) Systems Programmer
4 2 (3.08%) WebSphere Consultant
4 2 (3.08%) Mainframe Programmer
5 1 (1.54%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (1.54%) Architect
5 1 (1.54%) Developer
5 1 (1.54%) Mainframe Architect
5 1 (1.54%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (1.54%) Security Specialist
5 1 (1.54%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (1.54%) IBM Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (47.69%) Management Information System
2 26 (40.00%) Mainframe
3 20 (30.77%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (3.08%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.15%) zOS
2 10 (15.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 34 (52.31%) Validation
3 3 (4.62%) Change Control
4 2 (3.08%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.77%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.08%) COBIT
3 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (23.08%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 24 (36.92%) IBM
2 2 (3.08%) CA