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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 131 126 124
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing RACF 4 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.073% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 1.43% 0.61% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 11
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £425 £292
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +45.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
280 327 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.25% 11.95% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 126 109
Average daily rate £280 £296 £292
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.48% +1.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £411 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 71 61
Average hourly rate £15.03 £23.75 £19.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.73% +24.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £42.11 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
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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 23 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 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 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (40.00%) PKI
1 2 (40.00%) F5
1 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (40.00%) SMS
1 2 (40.00%) IKE
1 2 (40.00%) Kerberos
1 2 (40.00%) zOS
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
1 2 (40.00%) IPsec
2 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) SNA
2 1 (20.00%) Intel
2 1 (20.00%) OS/390
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (20.00%) Syncsort
2 1 (20.00%) LPAR
2 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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%) Internet
1 2 (40.00%) IPsec
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
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 Technical Consultant
3 2 (40.00%) Systems 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
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Support Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) PKI
1 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) zOS
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
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