The table below looks at the statistics for RACF skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RACF over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
UK
Rank 571 591 582
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -9
Contract jobs citing RACF 24 37 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.071% 0.065%
As % of the System Software category 0.46% 0.69% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 28
Median daily rate £410 £475 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% -7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £431 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +38.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5178 5358 5287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.41% 10.30% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3270 3192 2906
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 478 592
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.00 £32.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.00 £16.46
% change year-on-year
-0.43% -2.76%

RACF
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing RACF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

RACF Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RACF
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RACF within the UK.

RACF Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RACF
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RACF within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

RACF Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RACF
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RACF within the UK.

RACF Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RACF
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RACF within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 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
England +36 20 £410 -8.88% 1
London +8 12 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 6 £410 -
Yorkshire - 6 £410 -
Leeds - 5 £410 -
Scotland +14 4 £400 -15.78%
North West +28 2 £495 +58.40%
Glasgow +1 2 £350 -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Cheshire +31 1 £525 +68.00%
Knutsford +11 1 £525 +68.00%
Edinburgh +10 1 £400 -15.78%
Pudsey - 1 £410 -
Manchester - 1 £465 -

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 with a requirement for RACF.

1 17 (53.13%) Finance
1 17 (53.13%) Banking
2 16 (50.00%) Unix
3 15 (46.88%) SQL
4 14 (43.75%) Windows
4 14 (43.75%) OpenVMS
4 14 (43.75%) TCP/IP
4 14 (43.75%) TACACS
4 14 (43.75%) iSeries
4 14 (43.75%) SIEM
4 14 (43.75%) Tandem
5 13 (40.63%) Mainframe
6 12 (37.50%) Mentoring
6 12 (37.50%) Coaching
6 12 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (34.38%) Security Operations
8 10 (31.25%) Intrusion Detection
8 10 (31.25%) Network Security
9 9 (28.13%) ACF2
9 9 (28.13%) Security Operations Centre
9 9 (28.13%) zSecure
9 9 (28.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (28.13%) Information Security
10 8 (25.00%) Service Management
10 8 (25.00%) zOS
11 6 (18.75%) IBM
11 6 (18.75%) Incident Management
12 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
13 4 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
13 4 (12.50%) Law

RACF
Top Related IT Skills 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) CICS
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) TACACS
1 14 (43.75%) TCP/IP
2 10 (31.25%) Intrusion Detection
2 10 (31.25%) Network Security
3 2 (6.25%) APPN
3 2 (6.25%) FTP
3 2 (6.25%) Internet
3 2 (6.25%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
General
1 17 (53.13%) Banking
1 17 (53.13%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Law
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
2 10 (31.25%) Security Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) SOC Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) RACF Specialist
4 5 (15.63%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (12.50%) Mainframe Specialist
6 3 (9.38%) Administrator
7 2 (6.25%) Incident Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Monitoring Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Network Specialist
7 2 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) RACF Administrator
7 2 (6.25%) RACF Technician
7 2 (6.25%) Security Administrator
7 2 (6.25%) Security Monitoring Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Security Operations Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) z/OS Specialist
8 1 (3.13%) Banking Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) RACF Security Specialist
8 1 (3.13%) Technical Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (43.75%) iSeries
1 14 (43.75%) Tandem
2 13 (40.63%) Mainframe
3 12 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (28.13%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
6 1 (3.13%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Unix
2 14 (43.75%) OpenVMS
2 14 (43.75%) Windows
3 8 (25.00%) zOS
4 2 (6.25%) MVS
4 2 (6.25%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) SIEM
2 12 (37.50%) Coaching
2 12 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 11 (34.38%) Security Operations
4 9 (28.13%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (28.13%) Information Security
5 8 (25.00%) Service Management
6 6 (18.75%) Incident Management
7 4 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
8 2 (6.25%) Attack Monitoring
8 2 (6.25%) Cryptography
8 2 (6.25%) Malware Analysis
9 1 (3.13%) Migration
9 1 (3.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 1 (3.13%) People Management
9 1 (3.13%) Process Management
9 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
9 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.13%) Unit Testing
9 1 (3.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) JCL
3 1 (3.13%) Assembly Language
3 1 (3.13%) COBOL
3 1 (3.13%) REXX
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) GCIH
1 2 (6.25%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) ACF2
2 2 (6.25%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.13%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) zSecure
2 2 (6.25%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (3.13%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) IBM
2 2 (6.25%) CA
2 2 (6.25%) FireEye
2 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow
2 2 (6.25%) Sourcefire
3 1 (3.13%) CyberArk
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle