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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 577 616 603
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -13
Contract jobs citing RACF 81 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.027% 0.027%
As % of the System Software category 1.27% 0.27% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 9 9
Average daily rate £475 £550 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +54.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £332 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £640 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £485 £355
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +36.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £31.30 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.79% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.30 -
% change year-on-year
+27.79% -

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
6403 5598 5408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.46% 10.02% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3923 3083 2794
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £324
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 678 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.71 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% +1.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.18 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+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 30 April 2016.

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 17 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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 49 £450 -21.73% 1
London +27 34 £450 -21.73% 1
Scotland +10 30 £475 +15.15% 1
Edinburgh +15 29 £475 -2.06%
City of London +52 11 £450 -25.00%
West Yorkshire - 5 - -
Yorkshire - 5 - -
East of England +5 4 £300 -52.00%
Pudsey - 4 - -
Essex - 4 £300 -
North West -9 2 £700 +75.00%
Manchester -11 2 £700 +75.00%
Bristol - 1 £500 -
South West - 1 £500 -
Basildon - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 54 (50.94%) Finance
2 48 (45.28%) Mainframe
3 38 (35.85%) zSecure
4 36 (33.96%) Service Management
5 33 (31.13%) CA
6 32 (30.19%) Active Directory
6 32 (30.19%) Identity Access Management
7 27 (25.47%) zOS
8 26 (24.53%) CA Single Sign-On
8 26 (24.53%) SQL
9 21 (19.81%) Data Centre
10 19 (17.92%) Management Information System
10 19 (17.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 17 (16.04%) Unix
12 16 (15.09%) CICS
13 14 (13.21%) Banking
14 13 (12.26%) DB2
15 10 (9.43%) Financial Institution
15 10 (9.43%) IBM
15 10 (9.43%) Law
16 9 (8.49%) Validation
16 9 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management
17 8 (7.55%) Incident Management
17 8 (7.55%) Unit Testing
17 8 (7.55%) Hedge funds
17 8 (7.55%) Change Management
18 7 (6.60%) REXX
18 7 (6.60%) ACF2
19 6 (5.66%) Cybersecurity
19 6 (5.66%) JCL

RACF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 16 (15.09%) CICS
2 5 (4.72%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.94%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.77%) SMS
1 4 (3.77%) SNA
2 3 (2.83%) Network Security
2 3 (2.83%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.83%) Wireless
3 1 (0.94%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.94%) LDAP
3 1 (0.94%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.26%) DB2
2 1 (0.94%) Adabas
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
General
1 54 (50.94%) Finance
2 14 (13.21%) Banking
3 10 (9.43%) Financial Institution
3 10 (9.43%) Law
4 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (27.36%) Consultant
2 21 (19.81%) RACF Technician
3 20 (18.87%) Security Consultant
4 18 (16.98%) Security Technician
5 14 (13.21%) Analyst
5 14 (13.21%) Architect
6 11 (10.38%) Administrator
7 10 (9.43%) Security Architect
8 9 (8.49%) RACF Consultant
8 9 (8.49%) RACF Specialist
9 8 (7.55%) Project Manager
9 8 (7.55%) Security Specialist
10 7 (6.60%) RACF Security Specialist
11 6 (5.66%) DBA
12 5 (4.72%) DB2 DBA
12 5 (4.72%) Mainframe Analyst
13 4 (3.77%) CICS Analyst
13 4 (3.77%) Identity Management Administrator
13 4 (3.77%) Security Management Consultant
13 4 (3.77%) SIEM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.77%) ISPF
2 3 (2.83%) APPC
3 1 (0.94%) COM
3 1 (0.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 48 (45.28%) Mainframe
2 21 (19.81%) Data Centre
3 19 (17.92%) Management Information System
4 8 (7.55%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.83%) PKI
5 3 (2.83%) Replication
5 3 (2.83%) VSAM
6 2 (1.89%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.89%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.47%) zOS
2 17 (16.04%) Unix
3 3 (2.83%) Solaris
3 3 (2.83%) Windows
4 2 (1.89%) OS/2
5 1 (0.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (33.96%) Service Management
2 32 (30.19%) Identity Access Management
3 9 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (8.49%) Validation
4 8 (7.55%) Change Management
4 8 (7.55%) Incident Management
4 8 (7.55%) Unit Testing
5 6 (5.66%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (5.66%) Information Security
6 5 (4.72%) Security Operations
7 4 (3.77%) Migration
7 4 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (3.77%) SIEM
8 3 (2.83%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (2.83%) Identity Management
8 3 (2.83%) Programme Management
8 3 (2.83%) Project Management
8 3 (2.83%) Project Planning
8 3 (2.83%) Release Management
8 3 (2.83%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (24.53%) SQL
2 7 (6.60%) REXX
3 6 (5.66%) JCL
4 3 (2.83%) C
5 1 (0.94%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (2.83%) PMI Certification
1 3 (2.83%) PMP
2 2 (1.89%) CCNA
2 2 (1.89%) CCNP
2 2 (1.89%) CISA
2 2 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.89%) CISM
2 2 (1.89%) CISSP
2 2 (1.89%) MCP
2 2 (1.89%) MCSE
2 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.89%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.77%) QA
3 1 (0.94%) COBIT
3 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (30.19%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.60%) ACF2
3 5 (4.72%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (1.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 38 (35.85%) zSecure
2 26 (24.53%) CA Single Sign-On
3 6 (5.66%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (1.89%) CA Endevor
4 2 (1.89%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.94%) Control-M
Vendors
1 33 (31.13%) CA
2 10 (9.43%) IBM
3 5 (4.72%) Cyber-Ark
4 3 (2.83%) BMC
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle
6 1 (0.94%) F5
6 1 (0.94%) Infor
6 1 (0.94%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.94%) SAP