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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 605 588 589
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Contract jobs citing RACF 9 61 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 0.14% 1.10% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 42
Median daily rate £338 £428 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
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
6317 5562 5728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.75% 10.11% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3924 3239 3158
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
- +0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 617 716
Median hourly rate £16.29 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.50 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.78
% change year-on-year
- -4.64%

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 10 December 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 10 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 10 December 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 -26 5 £325 -23.97% 1
Edinburgh +15 4 £520 +3.90%
Scotland -2 4 £520 +3.90%
South East +11 2 £338 -
London -8 2 - -
Woking - 2 £338 -
Surrey - 2 £338 -
Cheshire +14 1 £325 +4.00% 1
Knutsford +13 1 £325 +4.00% 1
North West -14 1 £325 +4.00% 1

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 18 (56.25%) Mainframe
2 13 (40.63%) zOS
3 11 (34.38%) Finance
3 11 (34.38%) Banking
3 11 (34.38%) zSecure
4 10 (31.25%) IBM
5 9 (28.13%) CICS
6 8 (25.00%) Service Management
7 7 (21.88%) Unix
7 7 (21.88%) Windows
7 7 (21.88%) ACF2
8 6 (18.75%) DB2
8 6 (18.75%) SQL
8 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
8 6 (18.75%) JCL
9 5 (15.63%) CA
9 5 (15.63%) Unit Testing
10 4 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (12.50%) SIEM
10 4 (12.50%) iSeries
10 4 (12.50%) TACACS
10 4 (12.50%) Information Security
10 4 (12.50%) Tandem
10 4 (12.50%) OpenVMS
11 3 (9.38%) Oracle
11 3 (9.38%) Linux
11 3 (9.38%) REXX
11 3 (9.38%) Internet
11 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
11 3 (9.38%) CA Endevor

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 9 (28.13%) CICS
2 2 (6.25%) Confluence
2 2 (6.25%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
1 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.50%) TACACS
3 3 (9.38%) Internet
3 3 (9.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (6.25%) APPN
4 2 (6.25%) FTP
4 2 (6.25%) Network Security
4 2 (6.25%) SNA
4 2 (6.25%) WebEx
5 1 (3.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) DB2
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
3 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 11 (34.38%) Banking
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Advertising
2 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Consultant
3 4 (12.50%) RACF Consultant
3 4 (12.50%) RACF Technician
3 4 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 4 (12.50%) Security Technician
3 4 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (9.38%) Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) Environment Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) RACF Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) RACF Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Mainframe Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Monitoring Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Security Monitoring Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.25%) z/OS Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Mainframe Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) ISPF
1 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (56.25%) Mainframe
2 4 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (12.50%) iSeries
2 4 (12.50%) Tandem
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Cryptography
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) iPad
4 1 (3.13%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) zOS
2 7 (21.88%) Unix
2 7 (21.88%) Windows
3 4 (12.50%) OpenVMS
4 3 (9.38%) Linux
5 2 (6.25%) MVS
5 2 (6.25%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Service Management
2 5 (15.63%) Unit Testing
3 4 (12.50%) Information Security
3 4 (12.50%) SIEM
4 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.25%) Coaching
5 2 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (6.25%) Malware Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.25%) Validation
6 1 (3.13%) Line Management
6 1 (3.13%) Security Operations
6 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) JCL
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) REXX
3 1 (3.13%) Assembly Language
3 1 (3.13%) CLIST
3 1 (3.13%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) ACF2
2 2 (6.25%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.13%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 11 (34.38%) zSecure
2 3 (9.38%) CA Endevor
3 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (6.25%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (3.13%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) IBM
2 5 (15.63%) 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
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