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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 532 533 550
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +17
Contract jobs citing RACF 63 45 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.084% 0.081%
As % of the System Software category 1.17% 0.88% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 21 21
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +32.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £425 £292
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +45.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 - £29.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.85 - £37.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50

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
5386 5113 4849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.56% 9.59% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3020 2639 2346
Average daily rate £325 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 583 599
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

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 22 August 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 15 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 22 August 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 -3 61 £450 +5.88% 7
London +40 44 £450 +6.50% 7
City of London +36 12 £444 -6.52% 3
East of England - 4 £238 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £431 -
East Midlands - 3 £431 -
South West - 3 £393 -
Dorset - 3 £393 -
Scotland -14 2 £600 +50.00%
Bournemouth - 2 £393 -
Gloucester - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Watford - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 35 (41.67%) Mainframe
2 33 (39.29%) zOS
3 28 (33.33%) Finance
4 20 (23.81%) Management Information System
4 20 (23.81%) Unit Testing
5 19 (22.62%) Validation
6 18 (21.43%) ACF2
7 14 (16.67%) Banking
7 14 (16.67%) JCL
7 14 (16.67%) IBM
8 13 (15.48%) ISPF
9 12 (14.29%) UNIX
10 11 (13.10%) CICS
11 10 (11.90%) REXX
11 10 (11.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (10.71%) SQL
12 9 (10.71%) DB2
13 8 (9.52%) IBM Mainframe
14 7 (8.33%) Oracle
14 7 (8.33%) Change Control
15 6 (7.14%) Windows
15 6 (7.14%) Advertising
15 6 (7.14%) Data Analysis
16 5 (5.95%) SAS
16 5 (5.95%) SMS
16 5 (5.95%) J2EE
16 5 (5.95%) COBOL
16 5 (5.95%) CA
17 4 (4.76%) Microsoft
17 4 (4.76%) MS Excel

RACF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (13.10%) CICS
2 5 (5.95%) SAS
3 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.76%) MQSeries
3 4 (4.76%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.38%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.19%) Apache
5 1 (1.19%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.95%) SMS
2 3 (3.57%) FTP
2 3 (3.57%) Kerberos
2 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.57%) SNA
2 3 (3.57%) Internet
3 2 (2.38%) IKE
3 2 (2.38%) IPsec
4 1 (1.19%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (1.19%) Firewall
4 1 (1.19%) LDAP
4 1 (1.19%) SSL
4 1 (1.19%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.71%) DB2
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.19%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) ChangeMan
2 1 (1.19%) Lombardi
General
1 28 (33.33%) Finance
2 14 (16.67%) Banking
3 6 (7.14%) Advertising
4 3 (3.57%) Retail
5 2 (2.38%) Automotive
5 2 (2.38%) French Language
6 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (23.81%) Administrator
2 16 (19.05%) Programmer
3 14 (16.67%) Systems Programmer
4 13 (15.48%) Analyst
5 9 (10.71%) Consultant
6 5 (5.95%) Security Consultant
6 5 (5.95%) Security Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Information Risk Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Environment Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Risk Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Information Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (3.57%) Analyst Programmer
9 2 (2.38%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (2.38%) Technical Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.38%) DBA
9 2 (2.38%) DB2 DBA
9 2 (2.38%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.48%) ISPF
2 5 (5.95%) J2EE
3 2 (2.38%) XML
4 1 (1.19%) JSF
4 1 (1.19%) JSP
4 1 (1.19%) Web Services
4 1 (1.19%) HTML
4 1 (1.19%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 35 (41.67%) Mainframe
2 20 (23.81%) Management Information System
3 8 (9.52%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (3.57%) VSAM
5 2 (2.38%) PKI
5 2 (2.38%) LPAR
6 1 (1.19%) iSeries
6 1 (1.19%) Tandem
6 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.19%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 33 (39.29%) zOS
2 12 (14.29%) UNIX
3 6 (7.14%) Windows
4 4 (4.76%) Linux
5 1 (1.19%) SUSE
5 1 (1.19%) OS/390
5 1 (1.19%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.81%) Unit Testing
2 19 (22.62%) Validation
3 7 (8.33%) Change Control
4 6 (7.14%) Data Analysis
5 4 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (3.57%) Test Strategy
6 3 (3.57%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.57%) Six Sigma
7 2 (2.38%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.38%) Risk Management
7 2 (2.38%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.38%) Project Management
7 2 (2.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (2.38%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (2.38%) Release Management
7 2 (2.38%) Data Architecture
8 1 (1.19%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (1.19%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (1.19%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.67%) JCL
2 10 (11.90%) REXX
3 9 (10.71%) SQL
4 5 (5.95%) COBOL
5 3 (3.57%) Java
6 1 (1.19%) VBA
6 1 (1.19%) C
6 1 (1.19%) C++
6 1 (1.19%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 3 (3.57%) CRISC
1 3 (3.57%) CISA
1 3 (3.57%) CISM
1 3 (3.57%) CISSP
2 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.19%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (21.43%) ACF2
2 1 (1.19%) Samba
2 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (3.57%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (2.38%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.38%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (1.19%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (1.19%) Control-M
4 1 (1.19%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 14 (16.67%) IBM
2 7 (8.33%) Oracle
3 5 (5.95%) CA
4 4 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.76%) Syncsort
4 4 (4.76%) Twitter
5 3 (3.57%) SAP
6 2 (2.38%) F5
7 1 (1.19%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.19%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.19%) BMC
7 1 (1.19%) Avaya
7 1 (1.19%) Cisco
7 1 (1.19%) Intel
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago