The table below looks at the statistics for RACF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RACF over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 117 130 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing RACF 31 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.04% 0.100% -
As % of the System Software category 6.13% 1.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 0
Median daily rate £475 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £485 £355
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +36.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.30 -
% change year-on-year
+27.79% -
RACF
UK

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
506 260 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.92% 8.66% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 125 106
Median daily rate £360 £324 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.98% -0.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £124 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 15
Median hourly rate £36.00 £29.09 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.77% +87.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.40 £11.30 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £110.00 £31.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.38
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +0.76%

RACF
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing RACF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RACF within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +16 30 £475 -2.06%
RACF
UK

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RACF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for RACF.

1 25 (69.44%) CA
2 22 (61.11%) Finance
3 21 (58.33%) Identity Access Management
4 20 (55.56%) CA Single Sign-On
4 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
5 17 (47.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (41.67%) Data Centre
7 14 (38.89%) Mainframe
8 10 (27.78%) Financial Institution
9 9 (25.00%) CICS
10 8 (22.22%) Unix
10 8 (22.22%) Hedge funds
11 5 (13.89%) WebSphere
11 5 (13.89%) Security Operations
11 5 (13.89%) DB2
11 5 (13.89%) zOS
11 5 (13.89%) Information Security
11 5 (13.89%) Law
12 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (11.11%) Replication
12 4 (11.11%) BMC
12 4 (11.11%) REXX
12 4 (11.11%) SQL
12 4 (11.11%) IBM
12 4 (11.11%) Cyber-Ark
12 4 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
12 4 (11.11%) SIEM
13 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (8.33%) Release Management
13 3 (8.33%) Network Security

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (25.00%) CICS
2 5 (13.89%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.78%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Network Security
1 3 (8.33%) Wireless
2 1 (2.78%) LDAP
2 1 (2.78%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) DB2
General
1 22 (61.11%) Finance
2 10 (27.78%) Financial Institution
3 5 (13.89%) Law
4 2 (5.56%) Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Consultant
1 18 (50.00%) Security Consultant
2 12 (33.33%) Architect
3 10 (27.78%) Security Architect
4 5 (13.89%) Project Manager
5 4 (11.11%) SIEM Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) DB2 DBA
6 3 (8.33%) DB2 Support
6 3 (8.33%) DBA
6 3 (8.33%) Financial Services Project Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Production DBA
6 3 (8.33%) Security Management Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) Transformation Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Transformation Project Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Migration Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Migration Project Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 15 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 14 (38.89%) Mainframe
3 8 (22.22%) Hedge funds
4 4 (11.11%) Replication
5 3 (8.33%) PKI
6 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
6 2 (5.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Unix
2 5 (13.89%) zOS
3 3 (8.33%) OS/2
3 3 (8.33%) Solaris
3 3 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) Identity Access Management
2 5 (13.89%) Information Security
2 5 (13.89%) Security Operations
3 4 (11.11%) SIEM
3 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.33%) Change Management
4 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (8.33%) Identity Management
4 3 (8.33%) Migration
4 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 3 (8.33%) Project Planning
4 3 (8.33%) Release Management
4 3 (8.33%) Security Management
5 2 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.78%) Project Management
6 1 (2.78%) Security Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Service Management
6 1 (2.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) REXX
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) PMI Certification
1 3 (8.33%) PMP
2 2 (5.56%) CCNA
2 2 (5.56%) CCNP
2 2 (5.56%) CISA
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.56%) CISM
2 2 (5.56%) CISSP
2 2 (5.56%) MCP
2 2 (5.56%) MCSE
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (47.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.78%) COBIT
2 1 (2.78%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (55.56%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (2.78%) CA Endevor
3 1 (2.78%) zSecure
Vendors
1 25 (69.44%) CA
2 4 (11.11%) BMC
2 4 (11.11%) Cyber-Ark
2 4 (11.11%) IBM