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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 363 406 392
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -14
Contract jobs citing RACF 56 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.052% 0.042%
As % of the System Software category 2.61% 0.59% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 8 2
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£450 £525 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +37.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £456 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £419 £337
% change year-on-year
-23.58% +24.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.50 -
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
2142 2211 1866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.72% 8.86% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1376 1362 1108
Average daily rate £394 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.41% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £520 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 133 151
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -9.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £31.10 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +29 13 £438 -16.66% 1
RACF
England

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 46 (47.92%) Unit Testing
2 44 (45.83%) Mainframe
3 40 (41.67%) Validation
4 38 (39.58%) Management Information System
5 34 (35.42%) Finance
6 33 (34.38%) Banking
7 32 (33.33%) zOS
8 24 (25.00%) IBM
9 20 (20.83%) IBM Mainframe
10 19 (19.79%) ACF2
11 12 (12.50%) REXX
11 12 (12.50%) UNIX
12 11 (11.46%) CICS
13 10 (10.42%) DB2
14 8 (8.33%) WebSphere
14 8 (8.33%) Advertising
15 7 (7.29%) OMEGAMON
15 7 (7.29%) WebSphere MQ
15 7 (7.29%) SMTP
16 6 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
16 6 (6.25%) Retail
17 5 (5.21%) ISPF
17 5 (5.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 4 (4.17%) JCL
18 4 (4.17%) CA
19 3 (3.13%) SQL
19 3 (3.13%) Change Control
19 3 (3.13%) Data Structures
20 2 (2.08%) Twitter
20 2 (2.08%) French Language

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 11 (11.46%) CICS
2 8 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 6 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.08%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.29%) SMTP
2 1 (1.04%) Internet
2 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.42%) DB2
2 1 (1.04%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) ChangeMan
General
1 34 (35.42%) Finance
2 33 (34.38%) Banking
3 8 (8.33%) Advertising
4 6 (6.25%) Retail
5 2 (2.08%) French Language
5 2 (2.08%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (28.13%) Administrator
2 15 (15.63%) Systems Programmer
2 15 (15.63%) Programmer
3 8 (8.33%) Consultant
4 3 (3.13%) Security Consultant
5 2 (2.08%) Mainframe Programmer
5 2 (2.08%) Mainframe Consultant
5 2 (2.08%) Security Analyst
5 2 (2.08%) Analyst
6 1 (1.04%) Architect
6 1 (1.04%) Developer
6 1 (1.04%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (1.04%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (1.04%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (1.04%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (1.04%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (1.04%) Mainframe Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.29%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (5.21%) ISPF
3 2 (2.08%) XML
4 1 (1.04%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (45.83%) Mainframe
2 38 (39.58%) Management Information System
3 20 (20.83%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (3.13%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.08%) VSAM
6 1 (1.04%) HACMP
6 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 32 (33.33%) zOS
2 12 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (47.92%) Unit Testing
2 40 (41.67%) Validation
3 3 (3.13%) Change Control
4 2 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.04%) Migration
5 1 (1.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.04%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.50%) REXX
2 4 (4.17%) JCL
3 3 (3.13%) SQL
4 2 (2.08%) COBOL
5 1 (1.04%) Java
5 1 (1.04%) C
5 1 (1.04%) C++
5 1 (1.04%) Assembly Language
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.04%) COBIT
2 1 (1.04%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 19 (19.79%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 7 (7.29%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (1.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (25.00%) IBM
2 4 (4.17%) CA
3 2 (2.08%) Twitter
4 1 (1.04%) Business Objects
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