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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 534 524 550
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +26
Contract jobs citing RACF 52 52 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.10% 0.024%
As % of the System Software category 0.99% 0.99% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 13 2
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£488 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% +8.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £373 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £580 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £400 £337
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +18.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
5269 5241 4550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.66% 10.17% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2917 2690 2126
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 647 633 762
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -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 22 December 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 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 22 December 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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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 -15 38 £500 +21.21% 4
London +47 37 £500 +19.40% 3
Scotland -14 14 £300 -24.05%
Glasgow - 11 £300 -
City of London +6 7 £450 +5.88%
Edinburgh -36 3 £403 +1.89%
East of England - - - -
South West - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Watford - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 50 (45.45%) Unit Testing
2 43 (39.09%) Mainframe
2 43 (39.09%) Validation
3 40 (36.36%) Management Information System
4 39 (35.45%) Finance
4 39 (35.45%) Banking
5 28 (25.45%) IBM
5 28 (25.45%) zOS
6 23 (20.91%) IBM Mainframe
7 21 (19.09%) UNIX
8 17 (15.45%) ACF2
9 16 (14.55%) CICS
10 13 (11.82%) REXX
11 12 (10.91%) SQL
11 12 (10.91%) DB2
12 11 (10.00%) WebSphere
13 9 (8.18%) Windows
13 9 (8.18%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (7.27%) OMEGAMON
15 7 (6.36%) SQL Server
15 7 (6.36%) WebSphere Application Server
15 7 (6.36%) SMTP
15 7 (6.36%) WebSphere MQ
15 7 (6.36%) Advertising
16 6 (5.45%) SSL
16 6 (5.45%) Retail
16 6 (5.45%) ISPF
17 5 (4.55%) JCL
18 4 (3.64%) Oracle
18 4 (3.64%) Active Directory

RACF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 16 (14.55%) CICS
2 11 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 7 (6.36%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.82%) IIS
4 2 (1.82%) SAS
5 1 (0.91%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (0.91%) MS Project
1 1 (0.91%) MS Office
1 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.36%) SMTP
2 6 (5.45%) SSL
3 3 (2.73%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.82%) Internet
4 2 (1.82%) HTTP
4 2 (1.82%) Kerberos
4 2 (1.82%) LDAP
4 2 (1.82%) SMS
5 1 (0.91%) Firewall
5 1 (0.91%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.91%) DB2
2 7 (6.36%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.82%) ChangeMan
1 2 (1.82%) Fiddler
1 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 39 (35.45%) Banking
1 39 (35.45%) Finance
2 7 (6.36%) Advertising
3 6 (5.45%) Retail
4 3 (2.73%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.82%) French Language
5 2 (1.82%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (24.55%) Administrator
2 14 (12.73%) Programmer
3 13 (11.82%) Systems Programmer
4 10 (9.09%) Analyst
4 10 (9.09%) Consultant
5 7 (6.36%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (3.64%) Security Analyst
7 3 (2.73%) Environment Analyst
8 2 (1.82%) Wintel Specialist
8 2 (1.82%) UNIX Administrator
8 2 (1.82%) IT Security Analyst
8 2 (1.82%) Mainframe Programmer
8 2 (1.82%) Mainframe Consultant
8 2 (1.82%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (1.82%) Security Consultant
8 2 (1.82%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (1.82%) Architect
9 1 (0.91%) Developer
9 1 (0.91%) DBA
9 1 (0.91%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.36%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (5.45%) ISPF
3 2 (1.82%) HTML
3 2 (1.82%) .NET
3 2 (1.82%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.82%) Web Services
3 2 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (39.09%) Mainframe
2 40 (36.36%) Management Information System
3 23 (20.91%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (2.73%) Replication
5 2 (1.82%) Tandem
5 2 (1.82%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.82%) HACMP
6 1 (0.91%) iSeries
6 1 (0.91%) LPAR
6 1 (0.91%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 28 (25.45%) zOS
2 21 (19.09%) UNIX
3 9 (8.18%) Windows
4 2 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (45.45%) Unit Testing
2 43 (39.09%) Validation
3 9 (8.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (2.73%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (1.82%) Configuration Management
5 2 (1.82%) Project Management
5 2 (1.82%) Time Management
5 2 (1.82%) Change Control
5 2 (1.82%) Migration
5 2 (1.82%) Problem Management
5 2 (1.82%) Security Architecture
5 2 (1.82%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (0.91%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (0.91%) Test Planning
6 1 (0.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (0.91%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (0.91%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (0.91%) Data Architecture
6 1 (0.91%) Information Assurance
6 1 (0.91%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.82%) REXX
2 12 (10.91%) SQL
3 5 (4.55%) JCL
4 2 (1.82%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.82%) VBScript
4 2 (1.82%) VB
4 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.82%) C
4 2 (1.82%) C#
4 2 (1.82%) C++
4 2 (1.82%) COBOL
4 2 (1.82%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.82%) COBIT
3 1 (0.91%) QA
3 1 (0.91%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (15.45%) ACF2
2 4 (3.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (7.27%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (1.82%) SCOM
2 2 (1.82%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.82%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 28 (25.45%) IBM
2 4 (3.64%) CA
2 4 (3.64%) Oracle
3 2 (1.82%) Business Objects
3 2 (1.82%) Siebel
4 1 (0.91%) SAP
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