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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank 544 550 523
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -27
Contract jobs citing RACF 32 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.051% 0.022%
As % of the System Software category 0.64% 0.54% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 2
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£500 £398 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.78% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £495 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £385 -
% change year-on-year
-15.58% -
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
5005 4803 4267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.52% 9.40% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2785 2355 2020
Average daily rate £385 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.51% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 558 548 707
Average hourly rate £16.28 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 2 March 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 18 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 2 March 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
England -21 24 £525 +31.25% 6
London +15 16 £525 +23.52% 3
Scotland -4 8 £300 -23.07% 2
Glasgow - 8 £300 - 1
North West -9 4 £400 +220.00% 1
Manchester -10 4 £400 +220.00% 1
City of London +5 3 £600 +41.17% 1
East of England - 2 £663 - 1
Norwich - 2 £663 - 1
Norfolk - 2 £663 - 1
South East -18 1 £200 -46.66%
South West - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Gloucester - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -

RACF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 41 (43.16%) Unit Testing
2 40 (42.11%) Finance
3 36 (37.89%) Validation
4 34 (35.79%) Banking
5 33 (34.74%) Mainframe
6 32 (33.68%) Management Information System
7 30 (31.58%) IBM
8 25 (26.32%) zOS
9 21 (22.11%) UNIX
9 21 (22.11%) IBM Mainframe
10 17 (17.89%) ACF2
11 14 (14.74%) DB2
12 13 (13.68%) CICS
13 12 (12.63%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (11.58%) WebSphere
15 9 (9.47%) WebSphere MQ
16 8 (8.42%) REXX
17 7 (7.37%) Advertising
17 7 (7.37%) WebSphere Application Server
17 7 (7.37%) Windows
17 7 (7.37%) SMTP
17 7 (7.37%) SSL
17 7 (7.37%) OMEGAMON
18 6 (6.32%) SQL Server
18 6 (6.32%) CA
19 5 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 5 (5.26%) SQL
20 4 (4.21%) Retail
20 4 (4.21%) Active Directory
21 3 (3.16%) Oracle

RACF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 13 (13.68%) CICS
2 11 (11.58%) WebSphere
3 7 (7.37%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.11%) IIS
5 1 (1.05%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.05%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) MS Project
1 1 (1.05%) MS Office
1 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.37%) SMTP
1 7 (7.37%) SSL
2 2 (2.11%) LDAP
2 2 (2.11%) LAN
2 2 (2.11%) WAN
2 2 (2.11%) HTTP
2 2 (2.11%) Kerberos
2 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.11%) Firewall
2 2 (2.11%) Network Security
3 1 (1.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.74%) DB2
2 6 (6.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Fiddler
1 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 40 (42.11%) Finance
2 34 (35.79%) Banking
3 7 (7.37%) Advertising
4 4 (4.21%) Retail
5 2 (2.11%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (21.05%) Administrator
2 16 (16.84%) Consultant
3 12 (12.63%) Programmer
4 10 (10.53%) Systems Programmer
5 7 (7.37%) Technical Specialist
6 5 (5.26%) Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) UNIX Administrator
7 2 (2.11%) CICS Programmer
7 2 (2.11%) Wintel Specialist
7 2 (2.11%) Security Analyst
7 2 (2.11%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (2.11%) Mainframe Programmer
7 2 (2.11%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (2.11%) Architect
7 2 (2.11%) WebSphere Consultant
8 1 (1.05%) DB2 DBA
8 1 (1.05%) Mainframe Developer
8 1 (1.05%) IT Security Analyst
8 1 (1.05%) Security Specialist
8 1 (1.05%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.47%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (2.11%) .NET
2 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.11%) Web Services
3 1 (1.05%) XML
3 1 (1.05%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (34.74%) Mainframe
2 32 (33.68%) Management Information System
3 21 (22.11%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (3.16%) VSAM
5 2 (2.11%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.11%) Replication
6 1 (1.05%) Tandem
6 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.05%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 25 (26.32%) zOS
2 21 (22.11%) UNIX
3 7 (7.37%) Windows
4 2 (2.11%) AIX
4 2 (2.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (43.16%) Unit Testing
2 36 (37.89%) Validation
3 12 (12.63%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (3.16%) Change Control
5 2 (2.11%) Analytics
5 2 (2.11%) Time Management
5 2 (2.11%) Security Architecture
5 2 (2.11%) SIEM
5 2 (2.11%) Configuration Management
5 2 (2.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.11%) Load Balancing
5 2 (2.11%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (2.11%) Stress Testing
5 2 (2.11%) Migration
5 2 (2.11%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (1.05%) Supplier Management
6 1 (1.05%) Workflow
6 1 (1.05%) Service Management
6 1 (1.05%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.42%) REXX
2 5 (5.26%) SQL
3 2 (2.11%) VBScript
3 2 (2.11%) VB
3 2 (2.11%) Python
3 2 (2.11%) C#
3 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.11%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.05%) C
4 1 (1.05%) JCL
4 1 (1.05%) C++
4 1 (1.05%) COBOL
4 1 (1.05%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.11%) COBIT
3 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (17.89%) ACF2
2 4 (4.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (7.37%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (2.11%) SCOM
3 1 (1.05%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 30 (31.58%) IBM
2 6 (6.32%) CA
3 3 (3.16%) Oracle
4 2 (2.11%) Siebel
5 1 (1.05%) Business Objects
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