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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 150 131 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Contract jobs citing RACF 15 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.13% -
As % of the System Software category 3.41% 1.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £481 £425
% change year-on-year
-7.53% +13.23%
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
440 317 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.02% 10.27% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 174 126
Average daily rate £320 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 53 67
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.58% -28.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.25 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 August 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
Manchester -14 6 £445 -11.00%
Merseyside - 6 £400 -
RACF
England

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 17 (94.44%) CA
2 17 (94.44%) Mainframe
3 15 (83.33%) IBM
3 15 (83.33%) CICS
4 13 (72.22%) Time Sharing Option
4 13 (72.22%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 12 (66.67%) zSecure
6 11 (61.11%) DB2
7 10 (55.56%) SSL
7 10 (55.56%) Middleware
8 8 (44.44%) ISPF
8 8 (44.44%) VSAM
8 8 (44.44%) TCP/IP
8 8 (44.44%) MQSeries
9 7 (38.89%) SMS
9 7 (38.89%) SQL
9 7 (38.89%) Sybase
9 7 (38.89%) UNIX
9 7 (38.89%) SNA
9 7 (38.89%) Kerberos
9 7 (38.89%) SSH
9 7 (38.89%) Information Security
9 7 (38.89%) OMEGAMON
10 6 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (33.33%) SMTP
10 6 (33.33%) FTP
11 5 (27.78%) JCL
11 5 (27.78%) PKI
11 5 (27.78%) Finance

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 8 (44.44%) MQSeries
3 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 3 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (11.11%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) SSL
2 8 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 7 (38.89%) SNA
3 7 (38.89%) SMS
3 7 (38.89%) SSH
3 7 (38.89%) Kerberos
4 6 (33.33%) SMTP
4 6 (33.33%) FTP
5 3 (16.67%) NAS
5 3 (16.67%) SAN
5 3 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) DB2
2 3 (16.67%) DataStage
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 6 (33.33%) Information Security Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Designer
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Programmer
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Programmer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.56%) DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Mainframe Programmer
5 1 (5.56%) Mainframe DBA
5 1 (5.56%) RACF Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) Middleware
2 8 (44.44%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (94.44%) Mainframe
2 8 (44.44%) VSAM
3 6 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (27.78%) PKI
5 3 (16.67%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) zOS
2 7 (38.89%) UNIX
3 3 (16.67%) AIX
3 3 (16.67%) Solaris
4 1 (5.56%) OS/390
4 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Information Security
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (5.56%) Security Management
3 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
3 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Stress Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Time Management
3 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) People Management
3 1 (5.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.56%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) 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
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 13 (72.22%) Time Sharing Option
1 13 (72.22%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (66.67%) zSecure
2 7 (38.89%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (11.11%) CA Endevor
4 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) CA
2 15 (83.33%) IBM
3 7 (38.89%) Sybase
4 3 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (5.56%) Syncsort
5 1 (5.56%) Intel
5 1 (5.56%) TIBCO