The table below looks at the statistics for RACF skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RACF over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
England / North West
Rank 135 - 148
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing RACF 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.077% - 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 0.76% - 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £495 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £475 £325
% change year-on-year
-13.68% +46.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
264 349 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.18% 9.12% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 181 120
Median daily rate £358 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 58 55
Median hourly rate £15.75 £16.84 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.47% +20.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £47.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.28
% change year-on-year
- -1.68%

RACF
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing RACF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

RACF Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

RACF
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

RACF Daily Rate Trend in the North West

RACF
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RACF within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 1 £465 -
Cheshire - 1 £525 -
RACF
England

RACF
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RACF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for RACF.

1 2 (66.67%) JCL
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) CICS
2 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
2 1 (33.33%) REXX
2 1 (33.33%) zOS
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) ISPF
2 1 (33.33%) CA Endevor
2 1 (33.33%) People Management
2 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) People Management
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JCL
2 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL
2 1 (33.33%) REXX
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM