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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 134 - 142
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing RACF 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.094% - 0.030%
As % of the System Software category 1.01% - 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£500 - £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £425 £292
% change year-on-year
-7.64% +45.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -58.66%
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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
297 305 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.34% 10.31% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 133 103
Average daily rate £300 £293 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -19.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £449 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 59 64
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +95.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £11.27 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.56 £26.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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%) Internet
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%) 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 Technical Consultant
3 2 (40.00%) Systems Programmer
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%) Information Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) Tandem
2 1 (20.00%) iSeries
2 1 (20.00%) LPAR
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
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%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Syncsort
2 1 (20.00%) Intel