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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 593 562 539
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -23
Contract jobs citing RACF 14 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.038% 0.021%
As % of the System Software category 0.26% 0.40% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 2
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £319 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £530 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £365 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.05% -8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.30 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 - -

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
5332 5007 4441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.84% 9.51% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2998 2669 2133
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 619 619
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.12 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £33.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 16 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 22 May 2015. 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
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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
Scotland - 7 £358 -
England -39 6 £550 +37.50% 5
Edinburgh - 4 £430 -
North West - 3 - -
Glasgow - 2 £335 -
London -21 1 £550 +29.41% 2
Manchester - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 £575 -
Reading - 1 £300 -
Berkshire - 1 £300 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £575 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
South East - 1 £300 -
East of England - 1 £575 -

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 22 (47.83%) zOS
2 20 (43.48%) Finance
3 18 (39.13%) Mainframe
4 17 (36.96%) IBM
5 15 (32.61%) UNIX
6 12 (26.09%) DB2
7 10 (21.74%) CICS
7 10 (21.74%) Validation
7 10 (21.74%) Banking
8 9 (19.57%) Unit Testing
8 9 (19.57%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (19.57%) CA
9 8 (17.39%) Management Information System
10 7 (15.22%) IBM Mainframe
10 7 (15.22%) ACF2
10 7 (15.22%) SSL
11 6 (13.04%) REXX
11 6 (13.04%) Windows
12 5 (10.87%) SQL
12 5 (10.87%) JCL
13 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
13 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
13 4 (8.70%) VSAM
14 3 (6.52%) ISPF
14 3 (6.52%) WebSphere
14 3 (6.52%) Load Balancing
14 3 (6.52%) Advertising
14 3 (6.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (6.52%) Analytics
14 3 (6.52%) Performance Analysis

RACF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 10 (21.74%) CICS
2 3 (6.52%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.52%) MQSeries
3 2 (4.35%) IIS
4 1 (2.17%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) SSL
2 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.52%) Network Security
3 3 (6.52%) LAN
3 3 (6.52%) WAN
3 3 (6.52%) Firewall
4 2 (4.35%) HTTP
5 1 (2.17%) SSH
5 1 (2.17%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.17%) SMS
5 1 (2.17%) Internet
5 1 (2.17%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) DB2
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Fiddler
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 20 (43.48%) Finance
2 10 (21.74%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Consultant
2 8 (17.39%) Administrator
3 7 (15.22%) UNIX Administrator
4 6 (13.04%) Programmer
5 4 (8.70%) Systems Programmer
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (6.52%) Security Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) DBA
7 2 (4.35%) Wintel Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Mainframe Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) CICS Programmer
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) DB2 DBA
7 2 (4.35%) Mainframe DBA
8 1 (2.17%) CICS Systems Programmer
8 1 (2.17%) Mainframe Programmer
8 1 (2.17%) Mainframe Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Operations Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) IBM Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) ISPF
2 2 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.35%) Web Services
2 2 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) HTML
3 1 (2.17%) XML
3 1 (2.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (39.13%) Mainframe
2 8 (17.39%) Management Information System
3 7 (15.22%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (8.70%) VSAM
5 2 (4.35%) Data Structures
5 2 (4.35%) Replication
6 1 (2.17%) PKI
6 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.17%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 22 (47.83%) zOS
2 15 (32.61%) UNIX
3 6 (13.04%) Windows
4 3 (6.52%) AIX
4 3 (6.52%) Linux
5 1 (2.17%) OS/2
5 1 (2.17%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) Validation
2 9 (19.57%) Unit Testing
2 9 (19.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (6.52%) Load Balancing
3 3 (6.52%) Analytics
3 3 (6.52%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (6.52%) SIEM
3 3 (6.52%) Change Management
3 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.35%) ITIL
4 2 (4.35%) Change Control
4 2 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (4.35%) Stress Testing
5 1 (2.17%) Supplier Management
5 1 (2.17%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.17%) Information Security
5 1 (2.17%) Migration
5 1 (2.17%) People Management
5 1 (2.17%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) REXX
2 5 (10.87%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) JCL
3 3 (6.52%) Python
3 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.35%) C#
4 2 (4.35%) VBScript
4 2 (4.35%) VB
4 2 (4.35%) COBOL
4 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.17%) Java
5 1 (2.17%) Perl
5 1 (2.17%) C++
5 1 (2.17%) C
5 1 (2.17%) Assembly Language
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.35%) BS7799
2 2 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.17%) QA
3 1 (2.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) ACF2
2 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Control-M
1 2 (4.35%) Tivoli
1 2 (4.35%) SCOM
2 1 (2.17%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 17 (36.96%) IBM
2 9 (19.57%) CA
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) Syncsort
4 1 (2.17%) Sybase
4 1 (2.17%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.17%) Siebel
4 1 (2.17%) Intel
4 1 (2.17%) BMC
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