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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 128 132 131
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing RACF 6 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.24% 0.28% 0.073%
As % of the System Software category 1.92% 3.46% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Median daily rate £406 £340 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.48% -43.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £498 £413 £500
% change year-on-year
+20.60% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £12.75 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+213.72% -56.41%
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
313 260 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.65% 8.14% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 105 137
Median daily rate £315 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £180 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 17
Median hourly rate £42.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.50% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £23.75 £23.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%

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 31 July 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 -1 4 £463 +23.33%
Glasgow +5 2 £350 +6.06% 1
RACF
UK

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 23 (63.89%) Finance
3 22 (61.11%) Active Directory
3 22 (61.11%) Identity Access Management
4 21 (58.33%) CA Single Sign-On
5 19 (52.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (47.22%) Data Centre
7 11 (30.56%) Mainframe
8 10 (27.78%) Financial Institution
9 8 (22.22%) Unix
9 8 (22.22%) Hedge funds
10 7 (19.44%) CICS
11 6 (16.67%) Cyber-Ark
12 5 (13.89%) Security Operations
12 5 (13.89%) WebSphere
12 5 (13.89%) Law
12 5 (13.89%) Information Security
13 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (11.11%) zOS
13 4 (11.11%) DB2
13 4 (11.11%) IBM
13 4 (11.11%) SIEM
13 4 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
14 3 (8.33%) Planning and Forecasting
14 3 (8.33%) Network Security
14 3 (8.33%) Project Planning
14 3 (8.33%) PKI
14 3 (8.33%) Change Management
14 3 (8.33%) Release Management
14 3 (8.33%) PMP

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 7 (19.44%) CICS
2 5 (13.89%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.56%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Network Security
1 3 (8.33%) Wireless
2 1 (2.78%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) LDAP
2 1 (2.78%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) DB2
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
General
1 23 (63.89%) 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 20 (55.56%) Consultant
2 19 (52.78%) Security Consultant
3 13 (36.11%) Architect
4 11 (30.56%) Security Architect
5 5 (13.89%) Project Manager
6 4 (11.11%) Security Management Consultant
6 4 (11.11%) SIEM Consultant
7 3 (8.33%) Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) DB2 DBA
7 3 (8.33%) DB2 Support
7 3 (8.33%) DBA
7 3 (8.33%) Financial Services Project Manager
7 3 (8.33%) Production DBA
7 3 (8.33%) Transformation Manager
7 3 (8.33%) Transformation Project Manager
8 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Identity Management Architect
8 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
8 2 (5.56%) Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) ISPF
1 1 (2.78%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 17 (47.22%) Data Centre
2 11 (30.56%) Mainframe
3 8 (22.22%) Hedge funds
4 3 (8.33%) PKI
4 3 (8.33%) Replication
5 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.78%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Unix
2 4 (11.11%) zOS
3 3 (8.33%) OS/2
3 3 (8.33%) Solaris
3 3 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (61.11%) 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%) Identity Management
4 3 (8.33%) Migration
4 3 (8.33%) Planning and Forecasting
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%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (2.78%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (2.78%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (2.78%) Security Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) REXX
1 3 (8.33%) 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 19 (52.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.78%) COBIT
2 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 21 (58.33%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (2.78%) zSecure
Vendors
1 25 (69.44%) CA
2 6 (16.67%) Cyber-Ark
3 4 (11.11%) IBM
4 3 (8.33%) BMC
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle