The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 573 535 553
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +18
Contract jobs citing RACF 14 9 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.019% 0.058%
As % of the System Software category 0.27% 0.20% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 5
Average daily rate £365 £425 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.11% +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £405 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5255 4391 4700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.33% 9.20% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2686 2123 2314
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 £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 624 570
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.06 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%

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 18 April 2014.

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 11 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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -81 13 £355 -16.47%
London -19 8 £375 -11.76%
City of London - 4 £490 -
East Midlands - - - -
South West - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Scotland - - - -

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 35 (53.03%) CICS
2 32 (48.48%) DB2
3 31 (46.97%) zOS
4 27 (40.91%) Mainframe
5 21 (31.82%) Banking
6 19 (28.79%) Finance
7 15 (22.73%) REXX
8 13 (19.70%) Security Management
9 9 (13.64%) IBM
10 8 (12.12%) SAS
11 7 (10.61%) JCL
11 7 (10.61%) ISPF
12 6 (9.09%) Windows
13 5 (7.58%) Information Security
14 4 (6.06%) MVS
14 4 (6.06%) SLA
14 4 (6.06%) OMEGAMON
14 4 (6.06%) ACF2
15 3 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
15 3 (4.55%) SMS
15 3 (4.55%) SQL
15 3 (4.55%) VSAM
15 3 (4.55%) Knowledge Management
16 2 (3.03%) Financial Institution
16 2 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
16 2 (3.03%) SAP
16 2 (3.03%) Web Services
16 2 (3.03%) UNIX
16 2 (3.03%) MQSeries
16 2 (3.03%) FTP

RACF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 35 (53.03%) CICS
2 8 (12.12%) SAS
3 2 (3.03%) MQSeries
3 2 (3.03%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.52%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) SMS
2 2 (3.03%) FTP
2 2 (3.03%) SNA
3 1 (1.52%) LDAP
3 1 (1.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (48.48%) DB2
2 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.52%) MySQL
General
1 21 (31.82%) Banking
2 19 (28.79%) Finance
3 2 (3.03%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.52%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (19.70%) Analyst
2 10 (15.15%) Administrator
3 9 (13.64%) Security Analyst
4 7 (10.61%) Consultant
5 4 (6.06%) Programmer
6 3 (4.55%) Security Specialist
7 2 (3.03%) Implementation Manager
7 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.03%) DB2 DBA
7 2 (3.03%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.03%) Security Consultant
7 2 (3.03%) DBA
7 2 (3.03%) Architect
7 2 (3.03%) Mainframe Architect
7 2 (3.03%) Systems Programmer
8 1 (1.52%) IT Consultant
8 1 (1.52%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (1.52%) Support Consultant
8 1 (1.52%) Operations Analyst
8 1 (1.52%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.61%) ISPF
2 2 (3.03%) Web Services
2 2 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (40.91%) Mainframe
2 3 (4.55%) VSAM
3 2 (3.03%) LPAR
3 2 (3.03%) Hedge funds
3 2 (3.03%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.52%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 31 (46.97%) zOS
2 6 (9.09%) Windows
3 4 (6.06%) MVS
4 2 (3.03%) UNIX
5 1 (1.52%) HPUX
5 1 (1.52%) Solaris
5 1 (1.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.70%) Security Management
2 5 (7.58%) Information Security
3 3 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (4.55%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.03%) Software Deployment
4 2 (3.03%) Data Architecture
4 2 (3.03%) Data Protection
5 1 (1.52%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.52%) Change Control
5 1 (1.52%) ITIL
5 1 (1.52%) Change Management
5 1 (1.52%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.52%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (1.52%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.73%) REXX
2 7 (10.61%) JCL
3 3 (4.55%) SQL
4 1 (1.52%) SELCOPY
4 1 (1.52%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
1 1 (1.52%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) SLA
2 2 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (3.03%) Control-M
3 1 (1.52%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.52%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 9 (13.64%) IBM
2 2 (3.03%) SAP
2 2 (3.03%) CA
3 1 (1.52%) BMC
3 1 (1.52%) Sun
3 1 (1.52%) HP
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle