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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 540 536 543
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing RACF 62 47 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.088% 0.079%
As % of the System Software category 1.15% 0.91% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 21 21
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£450 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £481 £425 £296
% change year-on-year
+13.23% +43.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.25 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £37.50

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
5388 5153 4826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.65% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3032 2669 2339
Average daily rate £325 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -
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 634 585 588
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% +6.06%
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 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 1 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 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 1 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 +4 57 £450 +5.88% 8
London +20 42 £450 +6.50% 7
City of London +22 12 £444 -6.52% 5
Scotland -19 5 £600 +50.00% 2
East of England - 4 £238 - 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £431 -
East Midlands - 3 £431 -
South West - 3 £393 -
Dorset - 3 £393 -
Bournemouth - 2 £393 -
Gloucester - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Watford - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 36 (41.86%) Mainframe
2 34 (39.53%) zOS
3 28 (32.56%) Finance
4 21 (24.42%) Unit Testing
5 20 (23.26%) Management Information System
5 20 (23.26%) Validation
6 18 (20.93%) ACF2
7 15 (17.44%) Banking
8 14 (16.28%) ISPF
8 14 (16.28%) JCL
8 14 (16.28%) IBM
9 13 (15.12%) UNIX
10 12 (13.95%) CICS
11 11 (12.79%) REXX
12 10 (11.63%) SQL
12 10 (11.63%) DB2
12 10 (11.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 8 (9.30%) IBM Mainframe
14 7 (8.14%) Change Control
14 7 (8.14%) Oracle
15 6 (6.98%) Windows
15 6 (6.98%) SMS
15 6 (6.98%) Data Analysis
15 6 (6.98%) Advertising
16 5 (5.81%) WebSphere
16 5 (5.81%) CA
16 5 (5.81%) SAS
16 5 (5.81%) J2EE
16 5 (5.81%) COBOL
17 4 (4.65%) MS Visio

RACF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 12 (13.95%) CICS
2 5 (5.81%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.81%) SAS
3 4 (4.65%) MQSeries
3 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.33%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.16%) IIS
5 1 (1.16%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (4.65%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.65%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.98%) SMS
2 4 (4.65%) SNA
3 3 (3.49%) Internet
3 3 (3.49%) FTP
3 3 (3.49%) Kerberos
3 3 (3.49%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.33%) IKE
4 2 (2.33%) IPsec
5 1 (1.16%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (1.16%) LDAP
5 1 (1.16%) Firewall
5 1 (1.16%) SSL
5 1 (1.16%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.63%) DB2
2 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.16%) IDMS
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) ChangeMan
2 1 (1.16%) Lombardi
General
1 28 (32.56%) Finance
2 15 (17.44%) Banking
3 6 (6.98%) Advertising
4 3 (3.49%) Retail
5 2 (2.33%) French Language
5 2 (2.33%) Automotive
6 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (24.42%) Administrator
2 16 (18.60%) Programmer
3 14 (16.28%) Analyst
3 14 (16.28%) Systems Programmer
4 8 (9.30%) Consultant
5 6 (6.98%) Security Analyst
6 5 (5.81%) Security Consultant
7 4 (4.65%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) DBA
8 3 (3.49%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (3.49%) Information Risk Manager
8 3 (3.49%) Environment Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Risk Manager
8 3 (3.49%) Information Manager
8 3 (3.49%) Analyst Programmer
9 2 (2.33%) Security Engineer
9 2 (2.33%) Security Technical Consultant
9 2 (2.33%) IT Security Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) DB2 DBA
9 2 (2.33%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.28%) ISPF
2 5 (5.81%) J2EE
3 2 (2.33%) XML
4 1 (1.16%) OLE
4 1 (1.16%) JSF
4 1 (1.16%) JSP
4 1 (1.16%) Web Services
4 1 (1.16%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (41.86%) Mainframe
2 20 (23.26%) Management Information System
3 8 (9.30%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (3.49%) VSAM
5 2 (2.33%) PKI
5 2 (2.33%) LPAR
6 1 (1.16%) iSeries
6 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.16%) HACMP
6 1 (1.16%) Replication
6 1 (1.16%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 34 (39.53%) zOS
2 13 (15.12%) UNIX
3 6 (6.98%) Windows
4 4 (4.65%) Linux
5 1 (1.16%) OS/390
5 1 (1.16%) MVS
5 1 (1.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.42%) Unit Testing
2 20 (23.26%) Validation
3 7 (8.14%) Change Control
4 6 (6.98%) Data Analysis
5 4 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.49%) Six Sigma
6 3 (3.49%) Test Strategy
6 3 (3.49%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (3.49%) Data Architecture
7 2 (2.33%) Release Management
7 2 (2.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.33%) Project Management
7 2 (2.33%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (2.33%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (2.33%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.16%) Workflow
8 1 (1.16%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.16%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.28%) JCL
2 11 (12.79%) REXX
3 10 (11.63%) SQL
4 5 (5.81%) COBOL
5 3 (3.49%) Java
6 1 (1.16%) C
6 1 (1.16%) C++
6 1 (1.16%) VBA
6 1 (1.16%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 3 (3.49%) CISSP
1 3 (3.49%) CISA
1 3 (3.49%) CISM
1 3 (3.49%) CRISC
2 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.16%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (20.93%) ACF2
2 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.16%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) OMEGAMON
1 4 (4.65%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (2.33%) CA Endevor
2 2 (2.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.16%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (1.16%) Control-M
3 1 (1.16%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 14 (16.28%) IBM
2 7 (8.14%) Oracle
3 5 (5.81%) CA
4 4 (4.65%) Syncsort
4 4 (4.65%) Twitter
4 4 (4.65%) SAP
4 4 (4.65%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.33%) F5
6 1 (1.16%) Intel
6 1 (1.16%) Avaya
6 1 (1.16%) BMC
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco
6 1 (1.16%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.16%) PeopleSoft
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago