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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 372 410 388
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -22
Contract jobs citing RACF 42 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.084% 0.073%
As % of the System Software category 1.90% 1.01% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 10 8
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£450 £423 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +25.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £399 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £481 £425 £296
% change year-on-year
+13.23% +43.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £37.50
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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
2209 2077 2037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.08% 8.30% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1394 1246 1167
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 163 182
Average hourly rate £17.33 £18.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.32% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.73 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £28.75 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +23 12 £444 -6.52% 3
RACF
England

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 28 (47.46%) Mainframe
2 26 (44.07%) zOS
3 21 (35.59%) Unit Testing
4 20 (33.90%) Management Information System
4 20 (33.90%) Validation
5 16 (27.12%) Finance
6 12 (20.34%) ACF2
7 11 (18.64%) Banking
8 8 (13.56%) IBM
9 6 (10.17%) ISPF
9 6 (10.17%) Advertising
10 5 (8.47%) REXX
10 5 (8.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (8.47%) UNIX
11 4 (6.78%) CICS
11 4 (6.78%) SQL
11 4 (6.78%) JCL
11 4 (6.78%) CA
11 4 (6.78%) IBM Mainframe
12 3 (5.08%) Change Control
12 3 (5.08%) Retail
12 3 (5.08%) VSAM
12 3 (5.08%) DB2
13 2 (3.39%) Java
13 2 (3.39%) XML
13 2 (3.39%) COBOL
13 2 (3.39%) SAS
13 2 (3.39%) ChangeMan
13 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
13 2 (3.39%) Twitter

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (6.78%) CICS
2 2 (3.39%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.39%) SAS
3 1 (1.69%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.69%) IIS
3 1 (1.69%) Apache
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) LDAP
1 1 (1.69%) SMS
1 1 (1.69%) Kerberos
1 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.69%) SSL
1 1 (1.69%) Internet
1 1 (1.69%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) DB2
2 1 (1.69%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) ChangeMan
General
1 16 (27.12%) Finance
2 11 (18.64%) Banking
3 6 (10.17%) Advertising
4 3 (5.08%) Retail
5 2 (3.39%) French Language
6 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Administrator
2 7 (11.86%) Programmer
2 7 (11.86%) Systems Programmer
3 6 (10.17%) Consultant
4 3 (5.08%) Security Consultant
5 2 (3.39%) Mainframe Consultant
5 2 (3.39%) Analyst
5 2 (3.39%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (3.39%) Security Analyst
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (1.69%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (1.69%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (1.69%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (1.69%) Management Consultant
6 1 (1.69%) Developer
6 1 (1.69%) Identity Management Consultant
6 1 (1.69%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) ISPF
2 2 (3.39%) XML
3 1 (1.69%) JSF
3 1 (1.69%) HTML
3 1 (1.69%) J2EE
3 1 (1.69%) JSP
3 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (47.46%) Mainframe
2 20 (33.90%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.78%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (5.08%) VSAM
5 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.69%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 26 (44.07%) zOS
2 5 (8.47%) UNIX
3 1 (1.69%) Windows
3 1 (1.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.59%) Unit Testing
2 20 (33.90%) Validation
3 3 (5.08%) Change Control
4 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.69%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (1.69%) ERP
5 1 (1.69%) SOA
5 1 (1.69%) Change Management
5 1 (1.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.69%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) REXX
2 4 (6.78%) JCL
2 4 (6.78%) SQL
3 2 (3.39%) COBOL
3 2 (3.39%) Java
4 1 (1.69%) C
4 1 (1.69%) C++
4 1 (1.69%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.69%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (20.34%) ACF2
2 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.69%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (1.69%) CA SiteMinder
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) IBM
2 4 (6.78%) CA
3 2 (3.39%) Twitter
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle
4 1 (1.69%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.69%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.69%) SAP
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Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago