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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 113 114 101
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Contract jobs citing RACF 12 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.48% 0.34% 0.84%
As % of the System Software category 4.76% 3.95% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 5
Average daily rate £475 £300 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -24.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £313 £395
% change year-on-year
+24.00% -20.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
252 228 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.02% 8.60% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 114 83
Average daily rate £343 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £196 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 18
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -29.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.68
% change year-on-year
- +2.07%

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
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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 £475 - 1
Glasgow +3 3 - - 1
RACF
UK

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 19 (76.00%) CA
2 16 (64.00%) Mainframe
3 14 (56.00%) CICS
4 12 (48.00%) DB2
4 12 (48.00%) zOS
5 11 (44.00%) JCL
5 11 (44.00%) QA
5 11 (44.00%) CA Endevor
6 9 (36.00%) Finance
7 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
7 8 (32.00%) Identity Access Management
8 7 (28.00%) CA Single Sign-On
8 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
9 6 (24.00%) Unix
10 5 (20.00%) Law
11 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (12.00%) WebSphere
13 2 (8.00%) Tandem
13 2 (8.00%) IBM HTTP Server
13 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (4.00%) Security Operations
14 1 (4.00%) MCP
14 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
14 1 (4.00%) Windows
14 1 (4.00%) Solaris
14 1 (4.00%) MCSE
14 1 (4.00%) IBM
14 1 (4.00%) CCNP

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 14 (56.00%) CICS
2 3 (12.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (8.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Network Security
1 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) DB2
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Law
3 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Analyst
2 11 (44.00%) CICS Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) Security Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Mainframe Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Architect
6 1 (4.00%) CISSP Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) DB2 Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) DB2 Systems Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Financial Services Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Identity and Access Management Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Migration Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Security Management Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) SIEM Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Transformation Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Transformation Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 16 (64.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Tandem
4 1 (4.00%) Hedge funds
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) PKI
4 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) zOS
2 6 (24.00%) Unix
3 1 (4.00%) Solaris
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Identity Access Management
2 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.00%) Change Management
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (4.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (4.00%) Information Security
3 1 (4.00%) Migration
3 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (4.00%) Release Management
3 1 (4.00%) Security Management
3 1 (4.00%) Security Operations
3 1 (4.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) JCL
2 1 (4.00%) REXX
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) CCNA
1 1 (4.00%) CCNP
1 1 (4.00%) CISA
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.00%) CISM
1 1 (4.00%) CISSP
1 1 (4.00%) MCP
1 1 (4.00%) MCSE
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (4.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (44.00%) QA
2 3 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (44.00%) CA Endevor
2 7 (28.00%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (4.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 19 (76.00%) CA
2 1 (4.00%) BMC
2 1 (4.00%) IBM
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