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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 412 396 382
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -14
Contract jobs citing RACF 2 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.026% 0.014%
As % of the System Software category 0.10% 0.32% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
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£575 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.66% -29.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £355 £400
% change year-on-year
+36.61% -11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 - -
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
1926 1890 1725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.62% 8.11% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1288 1164 1050
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 141 153
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.41 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -8.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £32.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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
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 27 April 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 +7 1 £600 +60.00%
RACF
England

RACF
Top 22 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 17 (65.38%) Validation
1 17 (65.38%) Unit Testing
2 15 (57.69%) Management Information System
3 9 (34.62%) zOS
4 8 (30.77%) Mainframe
4 8 (30.77%) Finance
4 8 (30.77%) Banking
5 6 (23.08%) IBM
6 5 (19.23%) Advertising
7 4 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (15.38%) ACF2
8 3 (11.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (7.69%) UNIX
9 2 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (7.69%) Change Control
9 2 (7.69%) Data Structures
9 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
10 1 (3.85%) COBIT
10 1 (3.85%) Retail
10 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
10 1 (3.85%) CA
10 1 (3.85%) Migration

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
1 8 (30.77%) Banking
2 5 (19.23%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Consultant
2 4 (15.38%) Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (3.85%) IBM Mainframe Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) Security Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) Programmer
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (57.69%) Management Information System
2 8 (30.77%) Mainframe
3 4 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (7.69%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) zOS
2 2 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Validation
1 17 (65.38%) Unit Testing
2 2 (7.69%) Change Control
3 1 (3.85%) Migration
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.85%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) ACF2
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) IBM
2 1 (3.85%) CA