The table below looks at the statistics for RACF skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RACF over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 602 600 566
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -34
Contract jobs citing RACF 42 44 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.077% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.63% 0.73% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 47
Median daily rate £484 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £330 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £499 £400 £531
% change year-on-year
+24.68% -24.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £12.75 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+213.72% -56.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £12.75 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+213.72% -56.41%

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
6637 6040 5442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.26% 10.61% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4143 3417 2934
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £195 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 612 658
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+21.94% +9.67%

RACF
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing RACF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 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 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RACF within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 33 £493 +9.44% 3
London +4 16 £475 -13.63%
South West +6 7 £550 +22.22% 3
Scotland +4 7 £406 +19.48%
Gloucestershire +1 7 £550 +25.71%
Edinburgh -1 5 £463 +23.33%
Gloucester 0 4 £486 +11.14%
City of London +44 3 £475 -
East of England - 3 £300 -
Glasgow +3 2 £350 +6.06%
Yorkshire +3 2 £480 -4.00%
West Yorkshire +1 2 £480 -4.00%
Manchester -10 2 £600 -
North West -17 2 £600 +41.17%
West Midlands - 2 £494 -
Warwickshire - 2 £494 -
Warwick - 2 £494 -
Leeds - 2 £480 -
Essex - 2 £300 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Basildon - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RACF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for RACF.

1 61 (50.83%) Finance
2 58 (48.33%) zSecure
3 52 (43.33%) Mainframe
4 46 (38.33%) Service Management
5 36 (30.00%) CA
6 34 (28.33%) Identity Access Management
7 33 (27.50%) Active Directory
8 28 (23.33%) Management Information System
9 27 (22.50%) CA Single Sign-On
10 25 (20.83%) zOS
11 24 (20.00%) Banking
12 23 (19.17%) SQL
12 23 (19.17%) Data Centre
13 21 (17.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 21 (17.50%) Validation
14 14 (11.67%) Unit Testing
15 13 (10.83%) ACF2
15 13 (10.83%) DB2
15 13 (10.83%) IBM
16 12 (10.00%) Unix
16 12 (10.00%) CICS
17 10 (8.33%) Financial Institution
17 10 (8.33%) Law
18 9 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
18 9 (7.50%) Cybersecurity
19 8 (6.67%) Information Security
19 8 (6.67%) Hedge funds
20 7 (5.83%) Cyber-Ark
21 5 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
21 5 (4.17%) WebSphere

RACF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (10.00%) CICS
2 5 (4.17%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.67%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.50%) Network Security
1 3 (2.50%) Wireless
2 2 (1.67%) LDAP
3 1 (0.83%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.83%) Internet
3 1 (0.83%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.83%) DB2
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 61 (50.83%) Finance
2 24 (20.00%) Banking
3 10 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 10 (8.33%) Law
4 1 (0.83%) Advertising
4 1 (0.83%) Automotive
4 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.83%) Retail
4 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (25.83%) Consultant
2 28 (23.33%) RACF Technician
3 22 (18.33%) Security Consultant
3 22 (18.33%) Security Technician
4 16 (13.33%) Architect
5 15 (12.50%) RACF Specialist
6 14 (11.67%) Administrator
7 11 (9.17%) Security Architect
8 9 (7.50%) RACF Consultant
9 8 (6.67%) DBA
9 8 (6.67%) Project Manager
9 8 (6.67%) Security Specialist
10 7 (5.83%) DB2 DBA
10 7 (5.83%) RACF Administrator
10 7 (5.83%) RACF Security Specialist
11 6 (5.00%) Analyst
11 6 (5.00%) Security Administrator
12 5 (4.17%) Security Management Consultant
13 4 (3.33%) Identity and Access Management Consultant
13 4 (3.33%) Identity Management Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.83%) COM
1 1 (0.83%) ISPF
1 1 (0.83%) Middleware
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (0.83%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 52 (43.33%) Mainframe
2 28 (23.33%) Management Information System
3 23 (19.17%) Data Centre
4 8 (6.67%) Hedge funds
5 4 (3.33%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.50%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (2.50%) PKI
6 3 (2.50%) Replication
7 1 (0.83%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 25 (20.83%) zOS
2 12 (10.00%) Unix
3 3 (2.50%) OS/2
3 3 (2.50%) Solaris
3 3 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (38.33%) Service Management
2 34 (28.33%) Identity Access Management
3 21 (17.50%) Validation
4 14 (11.67%) Unit Testing
5 9 (7.50%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (6.67%) Information Security
7 5 (4.17%) Security Operations
8 4 (3.33%) Change Control
8 4 (3.33%) Migration
8 4 (3.33%) SIEM
9 3 (2.50%) Change Management
9 3 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (2.50%) Identity Management
9 3 (2.50%) Planning and Forecasting
9 3 (2.50%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.50%) Programme Management
9 3 (2.50%) Project Planning
9 3 (2.50%) Release Management
9 3 (2.50%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.17%) SQL
2 3 (2.50%) REXX
3 1 (0.83%) Java
3 1 (0.83%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (2.50%) PMI Certification
1 3 (2.50%) PMP
2 2 (1.67%) CCNA
2 2 (1.67%) CCNP
2 2 (1.67%) CISA
2 2 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.67%) CISM
2 2 (1.67%) CISSP
2 2 (1.67%) MCP
2 2 (1.67%) MCSE
2 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (17.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.83%) COBIT
3 1 (0.83%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (27.50%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.83%) ACF2
3 5 (4.17%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 58 (48.33%) zSecure
2 27 (22.50%) CA Single Sign-On
3 4 (3.33%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.83%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 36 (30.00%) CA
2 13 (10.83%) IBM
3 7 (5.83%) Cyber-Ark
4 3 (2.50%) BMC
4 3 (2.50%) Oracle
5 1 (0.83%) F5
5 1 (0.83%) Infor
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.83%) SAP