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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 132 - 124
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing RACF 4 0 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% - 0.51%
As % of the System Software category 1.31% - 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 11
Average daily rate
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£500 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £481 £425 £296
% change year-on-year
+13.23% +43.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £37.50
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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 North West region.

System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
305 311 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.89% 10.76% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 128 117
Average daily rate £280 £294 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -9.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £193 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £429 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 67 67
Average hourly rate £19.75 £27.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.18% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.36 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 28 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (60.00%) zOS
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) SMS
2 2 (40.00%) IKE
2 2 (40.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) PKI
2 2 (40.00%) IPsec
2 2 (40.00%) F5
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Tandem
3 1 (20.00%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (20.00%) Syncsort
3 1 (20.00%) iSeries
3 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (20.00%) LPAR
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) SNA
3 1 (20.00%) Intel
3 1 (20.00%) OS/390
3 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (20.00%) SQL

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) SMS
1 2 (40.00%) IKE
1 2 (40.00%) Kerberos
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
1 2 (40.00%) IPsec
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) SNA
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Programmer
2 3 (60.00%) Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Consultant
3 2 (40.00%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (40.00%) Security Consultant
3 2 (40.00%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (40.00%) Security Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (40.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (40.00%) Security Technical Consultant
3 2 (40.00%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Information Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) iSeries
2 1 (20.00%) LPAR
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) zOS
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (20.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Intel
2 1 (20.00%) Syncsort