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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RACF over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 146 128 134
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Contract jobs citing RACF 12 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.13% 0.074%
As % of the System Software category 2.72% 1.39% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
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£425 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +17.64%
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% -
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 North West region.

System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
441 288 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.52% 9.59% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 135 126
Average daily rate £310 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £333 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 70
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.01 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -35.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £25.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

RACF
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RACF across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

RACF Hourly 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RACF within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Merseyside - 7 £400 - 1
Manchester -10 2 £450 -10.00%
RACF
England

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 18 (100.00%) zOS
2 16 (88.89%) IBM
2 16 (88.89%) CA
3 15 (83.33%) CICS
4 14 (77.78%) Mainframe
5 13 (72.22%) DB2
6 11 (61.11%) Time Sharing Option
6 11 (61.11%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 10 (55.56%) zSecure
8 9 (50.00%) MQSeries
8 9 (50.00%) VSAM
9 8 (44.44%) ISPF
9 8 (44.44%) SSL
9 8 (44.44%) Middleware
10 7 (38.89%) Kerberos
10 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
10 7 (38.89%) SQL
10 7 (38.89%) Sybase
10 7 (38.89%) SSH
10 7 (38.89%) Information Security
11 6 (33.33%) UNIX
12 5 (27.78%) SMS
12 5 (27.78%) SNA
12 5 (27.78%) OMEGAMON
12 5 (27.78%) Finance
13 4 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (22.22%) SMTP
13 4 (22.22%) FTP
14 3 (16.67%) JCL
14 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 15 (83.33%) CICS
2 9 (50.00%) MQSeries
3 2 (11.11%) SAS
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) SSL
2 7 (38.89%) SSH
2 7 (38.89%) Kerberos
2 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
3 5 (27.78%) SNA
3 5 (27.78%) SMS
4 4 (22.22%) SMTP
4 4 (22.22%) FTP
5 1 (5.56%) NAS
5 1 (5.56%) SAN
5 1 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (72.22%) DB2
2 1 (5.56%) DataStage
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 6 (33.33%) Information Security Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Programmer
3 4 (22.22%) Systems Programmer
4 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Designer
4 3 (16.67%) Designer
5 2 (11.11%) CICS Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) RACF Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Mainframe Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) Mainframe DBA
6 1 (5.56%) CICS Systems Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) Middleware
1 8 (44.44%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (77.78%) Mainframe
2 9 (50.00%) VSAM
3 4 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (16.67%) PKI
5 1 (5.56%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) zOS
2 6 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (5.56%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) AIX
3 1 (5.56%) Solaris
3 1 (5.56%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Information Security
2 3 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Stress Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) Security Management
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) ETL
4 1 (5.56%) Time Management
4 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) People Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) JCL
3 2 (11.11%) CLIST
3 2 (11.11%) Assembly Language
3 2 (11.11%) REXX
4 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Time Sharing Option
1 11 (61.11%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (55.56%) zSecure
2 5 (27.78%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) CA
1 16 (88.89%) IBM
2 7 (38.89%) Sybase
3 1 (5.56%) Intel
3 1 (5.56%) TIBCO
3 1 (5.56%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Syncsort
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