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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 569 555 541
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -14
Contract jobs citing RACF 56 61 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the System Software category 0.98% 1.13% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 51 21
Average daily rate
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£445 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £481 £425
% change year-on-year
-7.53% +13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.75 £29.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.41% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £29.25 -
% change year-on-year
-56.41% -

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
5727 5375 5148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.78% 9.67% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3232 3008 2659
Average daily rate £360 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 623 594
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £31.50 £32.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 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 26 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 28 August 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 -28 42 £450 -
North West -20 15 £425 -15.00%
London -15 9 - -
Scotland -2 6 £330 -45.00%
Manchester -17 6 £445 -11.00%
West Yorkshire -18 6 £500 -16.66%
Yorkshire -26 6 £500 -16.66%
Liverpool - 6 £400 -
Halifax - 6 £500 -
Merseyside - 6 £400 -
South West -8 5 £473 +20.38%
Glasgow - 4 £330 -
Bristol - 4 £495 -
East Midlands -7 3 - -
Derbyshire - 3 - -
Derby - 3 - -
Edinburgh -15 2 - -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Warwick - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
South East - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 - -
City of London -7 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £450 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £450 -

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 53 (70.67%) Mainframe
2 47 (62.67%) zOS
3 41 (54.67%) CICS
4 31 (41.33%) JCL
5 30 (40.00%) DB2
6 29 (38.67%) Time Sharing Option
7 28 (37.33%) CA
8 27 (36.00%) IBM
8 27 (36.00%) Finance
9 24 (32.00%) ISPF
10 19 (25.33%) QA
10 19 (25.33%) UNIX
11 18 (24.00%) zSecure
12 17 (22.67%) SSL
13 15 (20.00%) REXX
14 14 (18.67%) IBM Mainframe
14 14 (18.67%) VSAM
15 13 (17.33%) OMEGAMON
15 13 (17.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
16 11 (14.67%) CA Endevor
17 10 (13.33%) Banking
17 10 (13.33%) Middleware
17 10 (13.33%) Control-M
17 10 (13.33%) ITIL
17 10 (13.33%) SQL
18 8 (10.67%) MQSeries
18 8 (10.67%) TCP/IP
18 8 (10.67%) Information Security
19 7 (9.33%) SSH
19 7 (9.33%) Continuous Improvement

RACF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 41 (54.67%) CICS
2 8 (10.67%) MQSeries
3 4 (5.33%) WebSphere
4 3 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.67%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Office
1 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.67%) SSL
2 8 (10.67%) TCP/IP
3 7 (9.33%) SNA
3 7 (9.33%) Kerberos
3 7 (9.33%) SMS
3 7 (9.33%) SSH
4 6 (8.00%) SMTP
4 6 (8.00%) FTP
5 5 (6.67%) Firewall
6 4 (5.33%) DNS
7 3 (4.00%) NAS
7 3 (4.00%) SAN
8 1 (1.33%) Network Security
8 1 (1.33%) LAN
8 1 (1.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (40.00%) DB2
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.00%) DataStage
General
1 27 (36.00%) Finance
2 10 (13.33%) Banking
3 3 (4.00%) International Banking
3 3 (4.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (20.00%) Consultant
2 14 (18.67%) Analyst
2 14 (18.67%) Mainframe Consultant
3 10 (13.33%) Administrator
4 6 (8.00%) UNIX Administrator
4 6 (8.00%) Security Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Information Security Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Designer
6 4 (5.33%) RACF Administrator
7 3 (4.00%) RACF Technician
7 3 (4.00%) Automation Specialist
7 3 (4.00%) Systems Programmer
7 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Designer
7 3 (4.00%) Programmer
8 2 (2.67%) Security Specialist
8 2 (2.67%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (2.67%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Release Manager
8 2 (2.67%) DBA
8 2 (2.67%) Mainframe DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (32.00%) ISPF
2 10 (13.33%) Middleware
3 1 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 53 (70.67%) Mainframe
2 14 (18.67%) VSAM
2 14 (18.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.67%) PKI
4 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.00%) EFT
6 2 (2.67%) Tandem
7 1 (1.33%) AS400
7 1 (1.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 47 (62.67%) zOS
2 19 (25.33%) UNIX
3 5 (6.67%) AIX
4 4 (5.33%) Solaris
5 3 (4.00%) Linux
6 2 (2.67%) OS/2
6 2 (2.67%) Windows
6 2 (2.67%) MVS
7 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.33%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.33%) ITIL
2 8 (10.67%) Information Security
3 7 (9.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (8.00%) Migration
5 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.33%) Project Management
5 4 (5.33%) Change Management
5 4 (5.33%) Unit Testing
6 3 (4.00%) ETL
7 2 (2.67%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.67%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (2.67%) Validation
7 2 (2.67%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (1.33%) People Management
8 1 (1.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.33%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (1.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.33%) Security Management
8 1 (1.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (41.33%) JCL
2 15 (20.00%) REXX
3 10 (13.33%) SQL
4 4 (5.33%) CLIST
5 2 (2.67%) COBOL
5 2 (2.67%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.33%) Perl
6 1 (1.33%) Python
6 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (1.33%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (25.33%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) BS7799
2 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (38.67%) Time Sharing Option
2 13 (17.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 7 (9.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.67%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 18 (24.00%) zSecure
2 13 (17.33%) OMEGAMON
3 11 (14.67%) CA Endevor
4 10 (13.33%) Control-M
5 7 (9.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 28 (37.33%) CA
2 27 (36.00%) IBM
3 7 (9.33%) Oracle
3 7 (9.33%) Sybase
4 3 (4.00%) VMware
5 2 (2.67%) BMC
6 1 (1.33%) Syncsort
6 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.33%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.33%) Intel