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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 554 540 580
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +40
Contract jobs citing RACF 58 46 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.087% 0.042%
As % of the System Software category 1.05% 0.92% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 22 6
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£450 £425 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +23.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £593 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £425 £292
% change year-on-year
-7.64% +45.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -58.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -58.66%

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
5498 5016 4776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.54% 9.51% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3068 2659 2298
Average daily rate £338 £338 £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 670 566 590
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 19 September 2014.

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 16 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 19 September 2014. 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 54 £450 +5.88% 6
London +41 47 £450 -5.26% 5
City of London +33 14 £431 -17.85% 2
Scotland -17 4 £361 -15.00%
South West - 3 £393 -
Dorset - 3 £393 -
Bournemouth - 2 £393 -
East of England -20 1 £238 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Watford - - - -

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 41 (39.42%) Mainframe
2 36 (34.62%) Finance
2 36 (34.62%) zOS
3 31 (29.81%) Unit Testing
4 30 (28.85%) Validation
5 28 (26.92%) Management Information System
6 23 (22.12%) Banking
7 22 (21.15%) ACF2
8 18 (17.31%) IBM
9 16 (15.38%) UNIX
10 14 (13.46%) CICS
10 14 (13.46%) JCL
11 13 (12.50%) REXX
11 13 (12.50%) ISPF
12 12 (11.54%) DB2
12 12 (11.54%) IBM Mainframe
13 11 (10.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 10 (9.62%) SQL
15 7 (6.73%) Advertising
15 7 (6.73%) WebSphere
15 7 (6.73%) Oracle
15 7 (6.73%) Change Control
16 6 (5.77%) Windows
16 6 (5.77%) CA
16 6 (5.77%) OMEGAMON
16 6 (5.77%) Data Analysis
17 5 (4.81%) SAS
17 5 (4.81%) SMS
17 5 (4.81%) J2EE
17 5 (4.81%) COBOL

RACF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 14 (13.46%) CICS
2 7 (6.73%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.81%) SAS
4 4 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.85%) MQSeries
5 3 (2.88%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.92%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.96%) Apache
7 1 (0.96%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) MS Visio
1 4 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.92%) MS Office
3 1 (0.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.81%) SMS
2 4 (3.85%) SNA
3 3 (2.88%) FTP
3 3 (2.88%) Kerberos
3 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.88%) Internet
4 2 (1.92%) SMTP
4 2 (1.92%) IKE
4 2 (1.92%) IPsec
5 1 (0.96%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.96%) Firewall
5 1 (0.96%) SSL
5 1 (0.96%) CTI
5 1 (0.96%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.54%) DB2
2 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.96%) IDMS
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.92%) ChangeMan
2 1 (0.96%) Lombardi
General
1 36 (34.62%) Finance
2 23 (22.12%) Banking
3 7 (6.73%) Advertising
4 4 (3.85%) Retail
5 2 (1.92%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.92%) Automotive
5 2 (1.92%) French Language
6 1 (0.96%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (22.12%) Administrator
2 18 (17.31%) Programmer
3 16 (15.38%) Systems Programmer
4 15 (14.42%) Analyst
5 9 (8.65%) Consultant
6 6 (5.77%) Security Analyst
7 5 (4.81%) Security Consultant
8 4 (3.85%) Support Analyst
9 3 (2.88%) Information Risk Manager
9 3 (2.88%) Environment Analyst
9 3 (2.88%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (2.88%) Risk Manager
9 3 (2.88%) Information Manager
9 3 (2.88%) Analyst Programmer
9 3 (2.88%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (2.88%) DBA
10 2 (1.92%) Security Engineer
10 2 (1.92%) IT Security Analyst
10 2 (1.92%) Technical Engineer
10 2 (1.92%) DB2 DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.50%) ISPF
2 5 (4.81%) J2EE
3 2 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (1.92%) XML
4 1 (0.96%) JSF
4 1 (0.96%) OLE
4 1 (0.96%) JSP
4 1 (0.96%) Web Services
4 1 (0.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (39.42%) Mainframe
2 28 (26.92%) Management Information System
3 12 (11.54%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (1.92%) PKI
4 2 (1.92%) VSAM
4 2 (1.92%) LPAR
5 1 (0.96%) iSeries
5 1 (0.96%) Tandem
5 1 (0.96%) Replication
5 1 (0.96%) HACMP
5 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 36 (34.62%) zOS
2 16 (15.38%) UNIX
3 6 (5.77%) Windows
4 4 (3.85%) Linux
5 1 (0.96%) SUSE
5 1 (0.96%) OS/390
5 1 (0.96%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (29.81%) Unit Testing
2 30 (28.85%) Validation
3 7 (6.73%) Change Control
4 6 (5.77%) Data Analysis
5 4 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.88%) Data Architecture
6 3 (2.88%) Test Strategy
6 3 (2.88%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (2.88%) Six Sigma
7 2 (1.92%) Configuration Management
7 2 (1.92%) Project Management
7 2 (1.92%) Risk Management
7 2 (1.92%) Problem Management
7 2 (1.92%) Release Management
7 2 (1.92%) Business Continuity
7 2 (1.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (1.92%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (0.96%) Time Management
8 1 (0.96%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.46%) JCL
2 13 (12.50%) REXX
3 10 (9.62%) SQL
4 5 (4.81%) COBOL
5 3 (2.88%) Java
6 1 (0.96%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.96%) VBA
6 1 (0.96%) C
6 1 (0.96%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (2.88%) CRISC
1 3 (2.88%) CISA
1 3 (2.88%) CISM
1 3 (2.88%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.96%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.96%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) COBIT
2 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (21.15%) ACF2
2 1 (0.96%) Samba
2 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (5.77%) OMEGAMON
2 4 (3.85%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (1.92%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.92%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.96%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.96%) Control-M
4 1 (0.96%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 18 (17.31%) IBM
2 7 (6.73%) Oracle
3 6 (5.77%) CA
4 4 (3.85%) SAP
4 4 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.85%) Twitter
4 4 (3.85%) Syncsort
5 2 (1.92%) F5
6 1 (0.96%) Cisco
6 1 (0.96%) Avaya
6 1 (0.96%) BMC
6 1 (0.96%) Intel
6 1 (0.96%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.96%) Business Objects
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