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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 568 605 569
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -36
Contract jobs citing RACF 75 31 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.055% 0.098%
As % of the System Software category 1.11% 0.52% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 13 39
Median daily rate £475 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £332 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £478 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £498 £375 £531
% change year-on-year
+32.66% -29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £31.30 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.79% +7.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.30 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+27.79% +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
6741 5912 5450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.55% 10.55% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4156 3339 2950
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 £188 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 613 628
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%

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 29 June 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 24 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 29 June 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 +36 58 £475 +5.55% 1
London +30 34 £450 -18.18%
Scotland -8 16 £463 +36.02% 1
Edinburgh -1 13 £463 +23.33%
City of London +53 7 £475 -
Gloucestershire 0 6 £524 +19.71%
South West -3 6 £524 +19.71% 1
East of England - 6 £300 -
Essex - 5 £300 -
Yorkshire - 5 - -
West Yorkshire - 5 - -
Pudsey - 4 - -
Gloucester -1 3 £475 +8.57%
North West -12 3 £700 -
Manchester - 3 £700 -
Glasgow +1 2 £350 +2.94% 1
Basildon - 2 - -
West Midlands - 1 £500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £500 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 59 (49.17%) Finance
2 56 (46.67%) zSecure
3 49 (40.83%) 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 24 (20.00%) zOS
10 24 (20.00%) SQL
10 24 (20.00%) Data Centre
11 22 (18.33%) Banking
12 21 (17.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 20 (16.67%) Validation
14 13 (10.83%) ACF2
14 13 (10.83%) Unit Testing
15 12 (10.00%) Unix
15 12 (10.00%) CICS
16 11 (9.17%) IBM
16 11 (9.17%) DB2
17 10 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
17 10 (8.33%) Law
17 10 (8.33%) Financial Institution
18 8 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
18 8 (6.67%) Hedge funds
19 7 (5.83%) Information Security
19 7 (5.83%) Cyber-Ark
20 6 (5.00%) WebSphere
20 6 (5.00%) Change Management

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 6 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.67%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.50%) Network Security
1 3 (2.50%) SNA
1 3 (2.50%) Wireless
2 2 (1.67%) LDAP
2 2 (1.67%) SMS
2 2 (1.67%) TCP/IP
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 11 (9.17%) DB2
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.83%) Adabas
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 59 (49.17%) Finance
2 22 (18.33%) 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 33 (27.50%) Consultant
2 28 (23.33%) RACF Technician
3 22 (18.33%) Security Consultant
3 22 (18.33%) Security Technician
4 15 (12.50%) Architect
5 14 (11.67%) RACF Specialist
6 11 (9.17%) Administrator
6 11 (9.17%) Security Architect
7 10 (8.33%) Analyst
7 10 (8.33%) RACF Consultant
8 8 (6.67%) DBA
8 8 (6.67%) Project Manager
8 8 (6.67%) Security Specialist
9 7 (5.83%) DB2 DBA
9 7 (5.83%) RACF Security Specialist
10 5 (4.17%) Security Administrator
10 5 (4.17%) Security Management Consultant
11 4 (3.33%) Identity and Access Management Consultant
11 4 (3.33%) Identity Management Administrator
11 4 (3.33%) SIEM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.67%) APPC
1 2 (1.67%) Middleware
2 1 (0.83%) COM
2 1 (0.83%) ISPF
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.83%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 49 (40.83%) Mainframe
2 28 (23.33%) Management Information System
3 24 (20.00%) 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 24 (20.00%) zOS
2 12 (10.00%) Unix
3 3 (2.50%) OS/2
3 3 (2.50%) Solaris
3 3 (2.50%) Windows
4 1 (0.83%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (38.33%) Service Management
2 34 (28.33%) Identity Access Management
3 20 (16.67%) Validation
4 13 (10.83%) Unit Testing
5 10 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (5.83%) Information Security
8 6 (5.00%) Change Management
9 5 (4.17%) Incident Management
9 5 (4.17%) Security Operations
10 4 (3.33%) Change Control
10 4 (3.33%) Migration
10 4 (3.33%) SIEM
11 3 (2.50%) Identity Management
11 3 (2.50%) PRINCE2
11 3 (2.50%) Programme Management
11 3 (2.50%) Project Management
11 3 (2.50%) Project Planning
11 3 (2.50%) Release Management
11 3 (2.50%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (4.17%) REXX
3 2 (1.67%) C
4 1 (0.83%) COBOL
4 1 (0.83%) Java
4 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
3 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (17.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.67%) QA
4 1 (0.83%) COBIT
4 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 56 (46.67%) zSecure
2 27 (22.50%) CA Single Sign-On
3 5 (4.17%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.83%) Control-M
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 11 (9.17%) 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