The table below looks at the statistics for RACF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RACF over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 109 103 109
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing RACF 12 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.44% 0.51% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 5.06% 6.60% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 0
Average daily rate
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£320 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £425 £337
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.50 -
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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 Scotland region.

System Software Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
237 197 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.59% 7.79% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 88 83
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £173 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £61.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

RACF
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RACF across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

RACF Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

RACF
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

RACF Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

RACF
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RACF across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

RACF Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

RACF
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RACF within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
Edinburgh -9 7 £403 +0.62%
Stirling - - - -
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RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Mainframe
2 5 (35.71%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (14.29%) Kerberos
4 2 (14.29%) SSL
4 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 2 (14.29%) CICS
4 2 (14.29%) UNIX
4 2 (14.29%) LDAP
4 2 (14.29%) Change Control
4 2 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) ACF2
4 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
4 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 2 (14.29%) Time Management
4 2 (14.29%) Data Structures
5 1 (7.14%) Data Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (7.14%) ISPF
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (7.14%) Twitter
5 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (7.14%) SMS
5 1 (7.14%) Windows
5 1 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (14.29%) CICS
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (7.14%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Project
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) LDAP
1 2 (14.29%) Kerberos
1 2 (14.29%) SSL
2 1 (7.14%) SNA
2 1 (7.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) Programmer
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Programmer
2 2 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX Technical Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Head of Security
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) DBA
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Security Architect
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Mainframe
2 2 (14.29%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.14%) Replication
3 1 (7.14%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (14.29%) Change Control
2 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 2 (14.29%) Time Management
2 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Data Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) SAP
1 1 (7.14%) Twitter