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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 103 91 89
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Contract jobs citing RACF 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.11% 0.30% 0.073%
As % of the System Software category 1.18% 3.25% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £700 £400 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% +220.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £485 £355
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +36.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.30 -
% change year-on-year
+27.79% -
RACF
North West

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
170 154 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.36% 9.34% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 67 59
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 22
Average hourly rate £12.28 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.16% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.18 £10.01 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £19.85 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -

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 27 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 6 (100.00%) zOS
2 3 (50.00%) JCL
2 3 (50.00%) CICS
3 2 (33.33%) CA
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) DB2
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) VSAM
3 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (33.33%) ISPF
3 2 (33.33%) CA Endevor
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (33.33%) zSecure
4 1 (16.67%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) APPC
4 1 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) SMS
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) SNA
4 1 (16.67%) C

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 3 (50.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SMS
1 1 (16.67%) SNA
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) DB2
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) CICS Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) RACF Security Specialist
1 2 (33.33%) RACF Specialist
1 2 (33.33%) Security Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) ISPF
2 1 (16.67%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) zOS
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) JCL
2 1 (16.67%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) CA Endevor
1 2 (33.33%) zSecure
2 1 (16.67%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) CA
1 2 (33.33%) IBM