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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 415 372 411
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +39
Contract jobs citing RACF 9 44 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.038% 0.18% 0.079%
As % of the System Software category 0.42% 2.00% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 42 9
Average daily rate
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- £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £481 £425
% change year-on-year
-7.53% +13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £29.25 -
% change year-on-year
-56.41% -
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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 London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2145 2202 2150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.06% 9.09% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1428 1398 1305
Average daily rate £398 £380 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.60% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 149 156
Average hourly rate £17.80 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £11.00 £13.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 7 (63.64%) Mainframe
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) zOS
2 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
3 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 4 (36.36%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle
3 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
3 4 (36.36%) DNS
3 4 (36.36%) IBM
3 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 3 (27.27%) CICS
4 3 (27.27%) CA
4 3 (27.27%) DB2
4 3 (27.27%) JCL
4 3 (27.27%) CA Endevor
4 3 (27.27%) QA
5 2 (18.18%) Banking
5 2 (18.18%) zSecure
6 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
6 1 (9.09%) PCI QSA
6 1 (9.09%) ACF2
6 1 (9.09%) Information Security
6 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 1 (9.09%) UNIX
6 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
6 1 (9.09%) Firewall
6 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (9.09%) Validation
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 3 (27.27%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) DB2
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Release Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) RACF Technician
3 1 (9.09%) RACF Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Mainframe
2 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
3 4 (36.36%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) zOS
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
1 4 (36.36%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Validation
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security
2 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) CA Endevor
2 2 (18.18%) zSecure
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
1 4 (36.36%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) CA