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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 116 118 115
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing RACF 4 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.20% 0.42% 0.50%
As % of the System Software category 1.23% 3.70% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 7
Median daily rate £520 £500 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.90% +53.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
325 324 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.65% 11.39% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 162 137
Median daily rate £325 £311 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -11.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £464 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 9
Median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £14.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.60 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.85
% change year-on-year
- -5.04%

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
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 9 December 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 +15 4 £520 +3.90%
RACF
UK

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 5 (71.43%) zOS
2 3 (42.86%) Internet
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) Mainframe
3 2 (28.57%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) OpenVMS
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Tandem
3 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Cryptography
3 2 (28.57%) Sourcefire
3 2 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (28.57%) TACACS
3 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
3 2 (28.57%) iSeries
3 2 (28.57%) SIEM
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Malware Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) FireEye
4 1 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 1 (14.29%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (14.29%) ISPF

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 2 (28.57%) IBM HTTP Server
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (14.29%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Internet
2 2 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (28.57%) TACACS
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Monitoring Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Security Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Security Monitoring Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) z/OS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) Cryptography
2 2 (28.57%) iSeries
2 2 (28.57%) Tandem
3 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) zOS
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) OpenVMS
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
1 2 (28.57%) Malware Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) SIEM
2 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) JCL
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) FireEye
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
1 2 (28.57%) Sourcefire
2 1 (14.29%) CA
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle