The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the North West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 137 115 119
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +4
Contract jobs citing RACF 1 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.031% 0.082% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 0.26% 0.85% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £125 - £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
386 234 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.96% 9.55% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 75 89
Average daily rate £260 £254 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -18.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £207 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 51 44
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £11.45 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.50 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
RACF
England

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
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) REXX
2 2 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (16.67%) ISPF
3 1 (16.67%) CA Endevor
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) SELCOPY
3 1 (16.67%) zOS
3 1 (16.67%) MVS
3 1 (16.67%) JCL
3 1 (16.67%) SAS
3 1 (16.67%) FTP
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language
3 1 (16.67%) CA
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 1 (16.67%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) FTP
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Programmer
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) zOS
2 1 (16.67%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) REXX
2 1 (16.67%) JCL
2 1 (16.67%) SELCOPY
2 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) CA