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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 630 595 579
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -16
Contract jobs citing RACF 18 65 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.11% 0.098%
As % of the System Software category 0.28% 1.11% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 48
Median daily rate £464 £445 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.21% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £393 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £445 £393
% change year-on-year
-7.58% +13.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £12.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.75 -

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
6439 5860 5800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.05% 10.09% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4068 3328 3222
Median daily rate £405 £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.45% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 627 704
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £40.21 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 28 September 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 18 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 28 September 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 15 £464 +3.63%
South West +13 4 £338 -26.82%
London -15 4 £575 +30.68%
Bournemouth - 3 £325 -
Dorset - 3 £325 -
West Yorkshire +8 2 £464 -7.25%
Yorkshire +1 2 £464 -7.25%
City of London - 2 £512 -
Leeds - 2 £464 -
Edinburgh +10 1 - -
Scotland +3 1 - -
Gloucestershire +3 1 £550 +28.65%
Gloucester 0 1 £550 +28.65%
Warwick -5 1 £488 -
Warwickshire -5 1 £488 -
West Midlands -25 1 £488 -
East of England - 1 £375 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £375 -

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 54 (57.45%) zSecure
2 50 (53.19%) Mainframe
3 41 (43.62%) Service Management
4 32 (34.04%) Finance
5 27 (28.72%) Banking
6 25 (26.60%) Management Information System
6 25 (26.60%) zOS
7 21 (22.34%) Validation
8 18 (19.15%) CA
9 17 (18.09%) IBM
9 17 (18.09%) Unit Testing
10 15 (15.96%) ACF2
10 15 (15.96%) SQL
11 14 (14.89%) CICS
12 13 (13.83%) Active Directory
12 13 (13.83%) DB2
12 13 (13.83%) Identity Access Management
13 9 (9.57%) Cybersecurity
13 9 (9.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 7 (7.45%) CA Single Sign-On
14 7 (7.45%) Information Security
14 7 (7.45%) Cyber-Ark
15 6 (6.38%) IBM Mainframe
15 6 (6.38%) REXX
15 6 (6.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 5 (5.32%) Oracle
16 5 (5.32%) WebSphere
16 5 (5.32%) Spreadsheet
16 5 (5.32%) Data Centre
16 5 (5.32%) Time Sharing Option

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 14 (14.89%) CICS
2 5 (5.32%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.13%) Confluence
3 2 (2.13%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.13%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (5.32%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.13%) MS Office
2 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.13%) LDAP
1 2 (2.13%) Network Security
1 2 (2.13%) WebEx
1 2 (2.13%) Wireless
2 1 (1.06%) BIG-IP
2 1 (1.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (1.06%) Internet
2 1 (1.06%) SMTP
2 1 (1.06%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.83%) DB2
2 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.06%) JIRA
3 1 (1.06%) Subversion
General
1 32 (34.04%) Finance
2 27 (28.72%) Banking
3 2 (2.13%) Advertising
3 2 (2.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.06%) Automotive
4 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.06%) Retail
4 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (28.72%) RACF Technician
2 21 (22.34%) Security Technician
3 18 (19.15%) Consultant
4 16 (17.02%) RACF Specialist
5 14 (14.89%) Administrator
6 13 (13.83%) Security Consultant
7 8 (8.51%) Architect
7 8 (8.51%) DBA
7 8 (8.51%) RACF Consultant
7 8 (8.51%) Security Specialist
8 7 (7.45%) DB2 DBA
8 7 (7.45%) RACF Administrator
8 7 (7.45%) RACF Security Specialist
9 6 (6.38%) Analyst
9 6 (6.38%) Security Administrator
10 4 (4.26%) Identity Management Administrator
10 4 (4.26%) Security Architect
10 4 (4.26%) Technical Specialist
11 3 (3.19%) DB2 Support
11 3 (3.19%) Production DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.06%) COM
1 1 (1.06%) ISPF
1 1 (1.06%) Middleware
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (1.06%) SailPoint
1 1 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (53.19%) Mainframe
2 25 (26.60%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.38%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (5.32%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.26%) Data Structures
6 3 (3.19%) Replication
7 2 (2.13%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.13%) PKI
8 1 (1.06%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 25 (26.60%) zOS
2 3 (3.19%) Linux
2 3 (3.19%) OS/2
2 3 (3.19%) Unix
2 3 (3.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (43.62%) Service Management
2 21 (22.34%) Validation
3 17 (18.09%) Unit Testing
4 13 (13.83%) Identity Access Management
5 9 (9.57%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (7.45%) Information Security
7 4 (4.26%) Change Control
8 2 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.13%) Identity Management
8 2 (2.13%) Planning and Forecasting
8 2 (2.13%) Project Management
8 2 (2.13%) Security Management
8 2 (2.13%) Security Operations
8 2 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (1.06%) Line Management
9 1 (1.06%) Migration
9 1 (1.06%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 1 (1.06%) Risk Assessment
9 1 (1.06%) SIEM
9 1 (1.06%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.96%) SQL
2 6 (6.38%) REXX
3 3 (3.19%) JCL
4 1 (1.06%) CLIST
4 1 (1.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (1.06%) CCNA
1 1 (1.06%) CCNP
1 1 (1.06%) CISA
1 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.06%) CISM
1 1 (1.06%) CISSP
1 1 (1.06%) MCP
1 1 (1.06%) MCSE
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (6.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.06%) COBIT
3 1 (1.06%) QA
3 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (15.96%) ACF2
2 13 (13.83%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.32%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 54 (57.45%) zSecure
2 7 (7.45%) CA Single Sign-On
3 4 (4.26%) OMEGAMON
4 3 (3.19%) CA Endevor
5 2 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (1.06%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 18 (19.15%) CA
2 17 (18.09%) IBM
3 7 (7.45%) Cyber-Ark
4 5 (5.32%) Oracle
5 3 (3.19%) BMC
6 2 (2.13%) HP
7 1 (1.06%) F5
7 1 (1.06%) Infor
7 1 (1.06%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.06%) SAP