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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 588 568 539
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -29
Contract jobs citing RACF 31 33 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.065% 0.082%
As % of the System Software category 0.61% 0.66% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 30 15
Average daily rate £475 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £555 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £398
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -24.52%
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
5055 5023 4726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.83% 9.91% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2987 2742 2372
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 582 544
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 5 February 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 19 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 21 £456 -13.09%
London -16 12 £475 -9.52%
Scotland -9 8 £500 +66.66% 1
Edinburgh - 5 £500 - 1
North West - 4 £313 -
South East +4 3 £388 +93.75%
Glasgow +3 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £388 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £388 -
Knutsford - 2 £313 -
Manchester - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £313 -
City of London +33 1 £375 -34.78%
Leighton Buzzard - 1 - -
Kegworth - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 82 (78.10%) Mainframe
2 76 (72.38%) zOS
3 71 (67.62%) CICS
4 64 (60.95%) JCL
5 63 (60.00%) CA
6 60 (57.14%) DB2
7 54 (51.43%) QA
8 52 (49.52%) CA Endevor
9 25 (23.81%) Finance
10 20 (19.05%) Unix
11 16 (15.24%) zSecure
12 14 (13.33%) IBM
13 13 (12.38%) ISPF
14 12 (11.43%) Banking
14 12 (11.43%) Time Sharing Option
14 12 (11.43%) SQL
15 11 (10.48%) Data Centre
15 11 (10.48%) OMEGAMON
16 10 (9.52%) VSAM
17 9 (8.57%) Active Directory
17 9 (8.57%) Management Information System
18 8 (7.62%) Service Management
18 8 (7.62%) SSL
18 8 (7.62%) Tivoli
18 8 (7.62%) Incident Management
18 8 (7.62%) WebSphere
19 7 (6.67%) REXX
19 7 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
20 6 (5.71%) Middleware
20 6 (5.71%) Change Management

RACF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 71 (67.62%) CICS
2 8 (7.62%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.81%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.90%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (1.90%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.95%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.95%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.95%) MS Office
1 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.62%) SSL
2 5 (4.76%) SMS
2 5 (4.76%) SNA
3 4 (3.81%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.95%) Firewall
4 1 (0.95%) FTP
4 1 (0.95%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.95%) NAS
4 1 (0.95%) SAN
4 1 (0.95%) SMTP
4 1 (0.95%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (57.14%) DB2
2 3 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.95%) Adabas
3 1 (0.95%) DataStage
General
1 25 (23.81%) Finance
2 12 (11.43%) Banking
3 6 (5.71%) Law
4 2 (1.90%) International Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Advertising
5 1 (0.95%) Retail
5 1 (0.95%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (60.00%) Analyst
2 54 (51.43%) CICS Analyst
3 9 (8.57%) Consultant
4 7 (6.67%) RACF Technician
5 6 (5.71%) Security Technician
6 5 (4.76%) Mainframe Consultant
6 5 (4.76%) RACF Specialist
6 5 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (3.81%) Administrator
7 4 (3.81%) Mainframe Analyst
7 4 (3.81%) Mainframe Specialist
7 4 (3.81%) Support Analyst
8 3 (2.86%) Project Manager
9 2 (1.90%) Business Analyst
9 2 (1.90%) Operations Analyst
9 2 (1.90%) Security Consultant
9 2 (1.90%) Security Engineer
9 2 (1.90%) Security Specialist
9 2 (1.90%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (1.90%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.38%) ISPF
2 6 (5.71%) Middleware
3 3 (2.86%) APPC
4 2 (1.90%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.95%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 82 (78.10%) Mainframe
2 11 (10.48%) Data Centre
3 10 (9.52%) VSAM
4 9 (8.57%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (3.81%) Tandem
7 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.90%) AS400
7 2 (1.90%) PKI
8 1 (0.95%) EFT
8 1 (0.95%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 76 (72.38%) zOS
2 20 (19.05%) Unix
3 4 (3.81%) Linux
4 3 (2.86%) Solaris
5 2 (1.90%) AIX
6 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.95%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (7.62%) Incident Management
1 8 (7.62%) Service Management
2 7 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
3 6 (5.71%) Change Management
3 6 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (4.76%) ITIL
4 5 (4.76%) Migration
5 4 (3.81%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (3.81%) Unit Testing
5 4 (3.81%) Validation
6 3 (2.86%) Information Security
7 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (1.90%) Project Planning
7 2 (1.90%) Security Management
8 1 (0.95%) Configuration Management
8 1 (0.95%) ETL
8 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2
8 1 (0.95%) Project Management
8 1 (0.95%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (60.95%) JCL
2 12 (11.43%) SQL
3 7 (6.67%) REXX
4 3 (2.86%) C
5 1 (0.95%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.95%) CLIST
5 1 (0.95%) COBOL
5 1 (0.95%) Perl
5 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (1.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.95%) PMI Certification
2 1 (0.95%) PMP
2 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (51.43%) QA
2 2 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (11.43%) Time Sharing Option
2 9 (8.57%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.86%) ACF2
3 3 (2.86%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (1.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 52 (49.52%) CA Endevor
2 16 (15.24%) zSecure
3 11 (10.48%) OMEGAMON
4 8 (7.62%) Tivoli
5 6 (5.71%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.90%) Control-M
Vendors
1 63 (60.00%) CA
2 14 (13.33%) IBM
3 3 (2.86%) Oracle
4 2 (1.90%) Sybase
5 1 (0.95%) BMC
5 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.95%) VMware
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