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 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 568 546 543
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -3
Contract jobs citing RACF 32 53 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.098% 0.049%
As % of the System Software category 0.57% 1.02% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 39 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £373 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £600 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £531 £400
% change year-on-year
-29.41% +32.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £31.30 £29.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 £29.25 -
% change year-on-year
+7.00% -

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
5581 5173 4848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.95% 9.61% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3171 2836 2370
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 598 617
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.98 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 June 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 14 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 June 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 -45 16 £450 - 2
Scotland +12 11 £340 -43.33% 1
London -40 7 £550 +22.22%
South West - 7 £438 -
Edinburgh -1 5 £375 -37.50%
Glasgow - 5 £340 - 1
Gloucester - 4 £438 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £438 -
Bristol - 3 - -
North West -20 2 - - 2
City of London -9 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - - 2
Liverpool - 1 - -

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 27 (51.92%) Finance
2 24 (46.15%) Mainframe
3 23 (44.23%) zOS
4 19 (36.54%) IBM
5 15 (28.85%) DB2
6 14 (26.92%) UNIX
6 14 (26.92%) CICS
7 11 (21.15%) REXX
8 10 (19.23%) IBM Mainframe
9 9 (17.31%) Unit Testing
9 9 (17.31%) Management Information System
9 9 (17.31%) JCL
9 9 (17.31%) CA
10 7 (13.46%) Validation
10 7 (13.46%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (13.46%) ISPF
11 6 (11.54%) Banking
11 6 (11.54%) Control-M
12 5 (9.62%) Oracle
12 5 (9.62%) QA
12 5 (9.62%) Data Centre
13 4 (7.69%) ACF2
13 4 (7.69%) VSAM
13 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
13 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
13 4 (7.69%) DNS
13 4 (7.69%) SSL
13 4 (7.69%) Project Management
13 4 (7.69%) Firewall
13 4 (7.69%) Change Management

RACF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 14 (26.92%) CICS
2 3 (5.77%) MQSeries
3 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.92%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Office
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) DNS
1 4 (7.69%) SSL
1 4 (7.69%) Firewall
2 3 (5.77%) LAN
2 3 (5.77%) WAN
2 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.77%) Network Security
3 1 (1.92%) SNA
3 1 (1.92%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.92%) SMS
3 1 (1.92%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.85%) DB2
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
General
1 27 (51.92%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Advertising
4 3 (5.77%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Consultant
2 10 (19.23%) Administrator
3 6 (11.54%) UNIX Administrator
3 6 (11.54%) Programmer
4 5 (9.62%) Systems Programmer
4 5 (9.62%) Mainframe Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) Analyst
5 2 (3.85%) CICS Programmer
5 2 (3.85%) Automation Specialist
5 2 (3.85%) Mainframe DBA
5 2 (3.85%) Security Specialist
5 2 (3.85%) WebSphere Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) DB2 DBA
5 2 (3.85%) DBA
5 2 (3.85%) Release Manager
6 1 (1.92%) Security Analyst
6 1 (1.92%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (1.92%) Security Consultant
6 1 (1.92%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (1.92%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) ISPF
2 2 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (46.15%) Mainframe
2 10 (19.23%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (17.31%) Management Information System
4 5 (9.62%) Data Centre
5 4 (7.69%) VSAM
6 1 (1.92%) PKI
6 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.92%) Replication
6 1 (1.92%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 23 (44.23%) zOS
2 14 (26.92%) UNIX
3 3 (5.77%) Windows
3 3 (5.77%) AIX
3 3 (5.77%) Linux
4 2 (3.85%) OS/2
4 2 (3.85%) MVS
5 1 (1.92%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) Unit Testing
2 7 (13.46%) Validation
2 7 (13.46%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 4 (7.69%) Project Management
3 4 (7.69%) Change Management
4 3 (5.77%) Load Balancing
4 3 (5.77%) SIEM
4 3 (5.77%) Analytics
4 3 (5.77%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (3.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.85%) ITIL
5 2 (3.85%) Information Security
5 2 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (3.85%) Stress Testing
5 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.85%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.92%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) REXX
2 9 (17.31%) JCL
3 3 (5.77%) Python
4 2 (3.85%) COBOL
5 1 (1.92%) Perl
5 1 (1.92%) SQL
5 1 (1.92%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (1.92%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) BS7799
2 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 4 (7.69%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) Control-M
2 1 (1.92%) CA Endevor
2 1 (1.92%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (1.92%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (36.54%) IBM
2 9 (17.31%) CA
3 5 (9.62%) Oracle
4 2 (3.85%) BMC
5 1 (1.92%) Syncsort
5 1 (1.92%) Sybase
5 1 (1.92%) Intel
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