The table below looks at the statistics for RACF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 98 83 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing RACF 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.37% 0.23% -
As % of the System Software category 3.57% 2.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£445 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% -
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 Manchester region.

System Software Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
196 105 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.41% 7.90% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 53 40
Average daily rate £320 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 26
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.55 £25.00 £27.50
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 Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RACF across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

RACF Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

RACF
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RACF across the Manchester region.

RACF Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 8 (100.00%) CA
1 8 (100.00%) zOS
2 7 (87.50%) Mainframe
2 7 (87.50%) CICS
3 5 (62.50%) VSAM
3 5 (62.50%) IBM
3 5 (62.50%) DB2
4 4 (50.00%) UNIX
4 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (50.00%) JCL
4 4 (50.00%) Finance
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) Firewall
5 3 (37.50%) PKI
5 3 (37.50%) Middleware
5 3 (37.50%) SAN
5 3 (37.50%) SNA
5 3 (37.50%) SSL
5 3 (37.50%) AIX
5 3 (37.50%) Solaris
5 3 (37.50%) EFT
5 3 (37.50%) DataStage
5 3 (37.50%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (37.50%) ITIL
5 3 (37.50%) ETL
5 3 (37.50%) SMS
5 3 (37.50%) SMTP
5 3 (37.50%) FTP
5 3 (37.50%) CA Endevor
5 3 (37.50%) OMEGAMON

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (87.50%) CICS
2 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
2 3 (37.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (12.50%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) SNA
2 3 (37.50%) SSL
2 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) NAS
2 3 (37.50%) SMS
2 3 (37.50%) SMTP
2 3 (37.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) DB2
2 3 (37.50%) DataStage
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Mainframe DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Mainframe
2 5 (62.50%) VSAM
3 3 (37.50%) PKI
3 3 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (37.50%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) zOS
2 4 (50.00%) UNIX
3 3 (37.50%) AIX
3 3 (37.50%) Solaris
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) ETL
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (37.50%) Time Sharing Option
1 3 (37.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) CA Endevor
1 3 (37.50%) OMEGAMON
1 3 (37.50%) zSecure
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) CA
2 5 (62.50%) IBM
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) TIBCO