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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
UK
Rank 579 587 567
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -20
Contract jobs citing RACF 18 35 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.069% 0.073%
As % of the System Software category 0.33% 0.68% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 31
Median daily rate £350 £456 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.28% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
5405 5140 5185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.08% 10.12% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3368 3069 2865
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £178 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 491 588
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.88 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £43.00 £32.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-0.75% -

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RACF within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 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 14 £380 -13.14% 3
London +10 9 - - 2
Scotland +23 4 £350 -30.00%
Leeds - 3 £410 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £410 -
Yorkshire - 3 £410 -
Edinburgh +13 2 - -
Glasgow +4 2 £350 -
Cheshire +22 1 £325 +4.00%
North West +20 1 £325 +4.00%
Knutsford +11 1 £325 +4.00%
South East +10 1 £350 -9.67%
Woking - 1 £350 -
Surrey - 1 £350 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 16 (50.00%) Banking
2 15 (46.88%) Unix
3 14 (43.75%) Windows
3 14 (43.75%) SQL
3 14 (43.75%) Finance
4 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 12 (37.50%) Mainframe
5 11 (34.38%) TACACS
5 11 (34.38%) OpenVMS
5 11 (34.38%) Tandem
5 11 (34.38%) iSeries
5 11 (34.38%) SIEM
6 9 (28.13%) Mentoring
6 9 (28.13%) Coaching
6 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (28.13%) zSecure
7 8 (25.00%) Information Security
7 8 (25.00%) Service Management
7 8 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (25.00%) Security Operations
7 8 (25.00%) ACF2
7 8 (25.00%) Network Security
8 7 (21.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (21.88%) Security Operations Centre
8 7 (21.88%) IBM
9 6 (18.75%) zOS
10 5 (15.63%) Incident Management
10 5 (15.63%) JCL
11 4 (12.50%) CA
11 4 (12.50%) CICS

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 4 (12.50%) CICS
2 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.25%) Confluence
3 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
1 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 11 (34.38%) TACACS
3 8 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (25.00%) Network Security
4 2 (6.25%) APPN
4 2 (6.25%) FTP
4 2 (6.25%) Internet
4 2 (6.25%) SNA
4 2 (6.25%) WebEx
5 1 (3.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) DB2
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.13%) JIRA
3 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 16 (50.00%) Banking
2 14 (43.75%) Finance
3 3 (9.38%) Law
4 1 (3.13%) Advertising
4 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) Security Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Consultant
3 6 (18.75%) SOC Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (12.50%) Mainframe Specialist
5 4 (12.50%) RACF Consultant
5 4 (12.50%) RACF Specialist
5 4 (12.50%) Security Consultant
6 3 (9.38%) Environment Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) RACF Technician
6 3 (9.38%) Security Technician
7 2 (6.25%) Monitoring Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Network Specialist
7 2 (6.25%) Security Monitoring Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) z/OS Specialist
8 1 (3.13%) CICS Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Mainframe Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) RACF Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Mainframe
2 11 (34.38%) iSeries
2 11 (34.38%) Tandem
3 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (21.88%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
5 3 (9.38%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (6.25%) Cryptography
7 1 (3.13%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Unix
2 14 (43.75%) Windows
3 11 (34.38%) OpenVMS
4 6 (18.75%) zOS
5 3 (9.38%) Linux
6 2 (6.25%) MVS
6 2 (6.25%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) SIEM
2 9 (28.13%) Coaching
2 9 (28.13%) Mentoring
3 8 (25.00%) Information Security
3 8 (25.00%) Security Operations
3 8 (25.00%) Service Management
4 7 (21.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (15.63%) Incident Management
6 4 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
7 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Malware Analysis
9 1 (3.13%) Attack Monitoring
9 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) JCL
3 3 (9.38%) REXX
4 1 (3.13%) Assembly Language
4 1 (3.13%) CLIST
4 1 (3.13%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) GCIH
1 1 (3.13%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) ACF2
2 2 (6.25%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) zSecure
2 3 (9.38%) CA Endevor
3 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (6.25%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) IBM
2 4 (12.50%) CA
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) FireEye
4 2 (6.25%) HP
4 2 (6.25%) Sourcefire
5 1 (3.13%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow