The table below looks at the statistics for REXX 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 REXX over the 3 months to 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
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Rank 138 133 128
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing REXX 6 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.54% 0.30% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£413 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £488 £375
% change year-on-year
-17.94% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1113 997 1093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.45% 35.20% 36.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 551 623
Average daily rate £350 £319 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 51 52
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.25 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +3.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.93 £15.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.57 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing REXX across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

REXX Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing REXX across the North West region.

REXX Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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Top 19 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing REXX 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 REXX.

1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (66.67%) Easytrieve
2 4 (66.67%) JCL
2 4 (66.67%) Change Management
2 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) VSAM
2 4 (66.67%) COBOL
2 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) CICS
2 4 (66.67%) Assembly Language
2 4 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (33.33%) zOS
3 2 (33.33%) MVS
3 2 (33.33%) ISPF

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing REXX 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 REXX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Easytrieve
General
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Technical Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Mainframe Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (66.67%) VSAM
2 4 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) zOS
1 2 (33.33%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Change Management
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JCL
1 4 (66.67%) COBOL
1 4 (66.67%) Assembly Language
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) IBM
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft