The table below looks at the statistics for RACF skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RACF over the 3 months to 7 May 2015 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 591 585 541
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -44
Contract jobs citing RACF 12 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.029% 0.023%
As % of the System Software category 0.22% 0.30% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 3
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£443 £355 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.64% -16.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £443 £355 £400
% change year-on-year
+24.64% -11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.30 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 - -

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
5387 5267 4442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.67% 9.50% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3011 2749 2139
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 624 622
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.99 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.55 £34.06 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
- +4.76%

RACF
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RACF within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 7 May 2015.

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 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RACF within the UK over the 3 months to 7 May 2015. 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
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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
England -10 9 £488 +46.61% 3
North West -14 6 £400 +220.00% 1
Manchester -6 5 £400 +220.00%
Scotland - 3 £413 - 1
East of England - 2 £600 -
Norfolk - 2 £600 -
Norwich - 2 £600 -
Edinburgh - 2 £485 -
Glasgow - 1 £340 - 1
South East - 1 £300 -
Reading - 1 £300 -
Berkshire - 1 £300 -
Lancashire - 1 - - 1

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 20 (43.48%) Finance
2 18 (39.13%) zOS
3 16 (34.78%) IBM
4 15 (32.61%) Mainframe
5 13 (28.26%) Validation
5 13 (28.26%) UNIX
5 13 (28.26%) Unit Testing
6 12 (26.09%) Management Information System
7 9 (19.57%) DB2
7 9 (19.57%) Banking
8 8 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (15.22%) IBM Mainframe
9 7 (15.22%) ACF2
9 7 (15.22%) Windows
9 7 (15.22%) CA
10 6 (13.04%) CICS
10 6 (13.04%) SSL
11 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
11 5 (10.87%) SQL
12 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
12 4 (8.70%) Advertising
12 4 (8.70%) VSAM
13 3 (6.52%) WebSphere
13 3 (6.52%) Load Balancing
13 3 (6.52%) Network Security
13 3 (6.52%) Analytics
13 3 (6.52%) SIEM
13 3 (6.52%) Performance Analysis
13 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
13 3 (6.52%) Firewall

RACF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 6 (13.04%) CICS
2 3 (6.52%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.35%) IIS
3 2 (4.35%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) SSL
2 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.52%) Network Security
3 3 (6.52%) Firewall
3 3 (6.52%) LAN
3 3 (6.52%) WAN
4 2 (4.35%) HTTP
5 1 (2.17%) Internet
5 1 (2.17%) SMS
5 1 (2.17%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) DB2
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (4.35%) Fiddler
General
1 20 (43.48%) Finance
2 9 (19.57%) Banking
3 4 (8.70%) Advertising
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Consultant
2 10 (21.74%) Administrator
3 6 (13.04%) Programmer
3 6 (13.04%) UNIX Administrator
4 4 (8.70%) Systems Programmer
5 3 (6.52%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (6.52%) Security Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) DBA
6 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Wintel Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) CICS Programmer
6 2 (4.35%) Mainframe DBA
6 2 (4.35%) DB2 DBA
7 1 (2.17%) Mainframe Developer
7 1 (2.17%) CICS Systems Programmer
7 1 (2.17%) Mainframe Programmer
7 1 (2.17%) Mainframe Consultant
7 1 (2.17%) Product Specialist
7 1 (2.17%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
1 2 (4.35%) Web Services
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
1 2 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.17%) HTML
2 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (32.61%) Mainframe
2 12 (26.09%) Management Information System
3 7 (15.22%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (8.70%) VSAM
5 2 (4.35%) Replication
5 2 (4.35%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.17%) HACMP
6 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 18 (39.13%) zOS
2 13 (28.26%) UNIX
3 7 (15.22%) Windows
4 3 (6.52%) AIX
4 3 (6.52%) Linux
5 1 (2.17%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) Validation
1 13 (28.26%) Unit Testing
2 8 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (6.52%) Load Balancing
3 3 (6.52%) Analytics
3 3 (6.52%) SIEM
3 3 (6.52%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.35%) Change Control
4 2 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (4.35%) Stress Testing
5 1 (2.17%) Supplier Management
5 1 (2.17%) Database Security
5 1 (2.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) Python
3 2 (4.35%) VBScript
3 2 (4.35%) VB
3 2 (4.35%) C#
3 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.35%) REXX
3 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.17%) JCL
4 1 (2.17%) C++
4 1 (2.17%) COBOL
4 1 (2.17%) Java
4 1 (2.17%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) ACF2
2 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Tivoli
1 2 (4.35%) SCOM
2 1 (2.17%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) IBM
2 7 (15.22%) CA
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle
4 2 (4.35%) Siebel
5 1 (2.17%) Syncsort
5 1 (2.17%) Intel
5 1 (2.17%) Business Objects
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