The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 Scotland 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 131 110 103
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -7
Contract jobs citing RACF 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.073% 0.081% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 0.81% 1.29% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£600 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
246 155 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.95% 6.29% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 68 67
Average daily rate £325 £364 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.65% +21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £258 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.35 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £55.50 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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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
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (100.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Change Control
1 2 (100.00%) ACF2
2 1 (50.00%) Twitter

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Programmer
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Programmer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Change Control
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) ACF2
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Twitter