The table below looks at the statistics for REXX skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REXX over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
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Rank 586 598 568
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -30
Contract jobs citing REXX 39 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.032% 0.038%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.087% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 5
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£351 £396 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.54% -5.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £334 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £469 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £393 £428
% change year-on-year
-7.57% -8.18%
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 Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
22342 20736 20418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.14% 37.29% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15023 13122 12841
Average daily rate £400 £388 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £267 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 415 565
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £64.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing REXX within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

REXX Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

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Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing REXX within the UK.

REXX Daily Rate Trend in the UK

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Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REXX within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

REXX Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

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Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing REXX within the UK.

REXX Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

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Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REXX within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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 -4 23 £425 +7.25% 5
North West - 13 £425 - 5
Manchester - 8 £425 -
Erskine +14 5 £330 -27.67%
Renfrewshire +13 5 £330 -27.67%
Scotland -3 5 £330 -14.98%
Gloucestershire -4 4 - -
South West -17 4 - -
Cheshire - 4 - -
Yorkshire - 3 - -
South East - 3 - -
Leeds - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
London +17 2 £225 -50.00%
East Midlands - 2 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £450 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £400 -
Merseyside - 1 £400 -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing REXX 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 REXX.

1 64 (77.11%) Mainframe
2 45 (54.22%) JCL
3 38 (45.78%) IBM
3 38 (45.78%) DB2
4 35 (42.17%) zOS
5 32 (38.55%) Time Sharing Option
6 23 (27.71%) SQL
6 23 (27.71%) ISPF
7 21 (25.30%) UNIX
8 20 (24.10%) CICS
8 20 (24.10%) Change Management
9 17 (20.48%) Windows
9 17 (20.48%) IBM Mainframe
10 15 (18.07%) RACF
10 15 (18.07%) Finance
11 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
11 14 (16.87%) OMEGAMON
11 14 (16.87%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (15.66%) Tcl
12 13 (15.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 13 (15.66%) MS Excel
12 13 (15.66%) SAS
12 13 (15.66%) COBOL
13 12 (14.46%) CA
13 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (14.46%) HP
13 12 (14.46%) WMI
13 12 (14.46%) MSI
13 12 (14.46%) Data Extraction
13 12 (14.46%) Security Cleared

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing REXX 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 REXX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (24.10%) CICS
2 13 (15.66%) SAS
3 4 (4.82%) StreamWeaver
4 2 (2.41%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (15.66%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (6.02%) MS Office
4 1 (1.20%) MS Project
4 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) FTP
2 3 (3.61%) Firewall
3 2 (2.41%) SSH
3 2 (2.41%) iSCSI
3 2 (2.41%) NAS
3 2 (2.41%) Kerberos
3 2 (2.41%) SSL
3 2 (2.41%) SAN
4 1 (1.20%) Internet
4 1 (1.20%) DHCP
4 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.20%) DNS
4 1 (1.20%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (45.78%) DB2
2 11 (13.25%) Base SAS
2 11 (13.25%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 9 (10.84%) OLTP
4 3 (3.61%) Adabas
5 2 (2.41%) OLAP
5 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.20%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 12 (14.46%) MSI
2 3 (3.61%) ChangeMan
3 2 (2.41%) CA Gen
3 2 (2.41%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.41%) AdminStudio
3 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (18.07%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Retail
3 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (22.89%) Developer
2 18 (21.69%) Analyst
3 17 (20.48%) DBA
4 14 (16.87%) DB2 DBA
5 11 (13.25%) Consultant
6 10 (12.05%) SAS Developer
6 10 (12.05%) Mainframe Consultant
7 9 (10.84%) Software Engineer
8 8 (9.64%) Analyst Developer
8 8 (9.64%) Software Development Engineer
8 8 (9.64%) Development Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) Administrator
10 5 (6.02%) Designer
11 4 (4.82%) Operations Analyst
11 4 (4.82%) Mainframe Developer
11 4 (4.82%) SAS Analyst
12 3 (3.61%) COBOL Developer
12 3 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 3 (3.61%) Programmer
13 2 (2.41%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (27.71%) ISPF
2 11 (13.25%) XML
3 10 (12.05%) XSD
3 10 (12.05%) WinForms
3 10 (12.05%) WPF
4 3 (3.61%) EntireX
5 2 (2.41%) Middleware
5 2 (2.41%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.41%) Application Packaging
5 2 (2.41%) HTML
5 2 (2.41%) .NET
6 1 (1.20%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 64 (77.11%) Mainframe
2 17 (20.48%) IBM Mainframe
3 14 (16.87%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (14.46%) Data Extraction
5 10 (12.05%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (6.02%) VSAM
7 4 (4.82%) AS400
8 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
9 2 (2.41%) PKI
9 2 (2.41%) iSeries
9 2 (2.41%) HACMP
10 1 (1.20%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (1.20%) Statistics
10 1 (1.20%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 35 (42.17%) zOS
2 21 (25.30%) UNIX
3 17 (20.48%) Windows
4 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (7.23%) MVS
6 4 (4.82%) OS/2
7 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.20%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.10%) Change Management
2 11 (13.25%) Configuration Management
2 11 (13.25%) Data Analysis
2 11 (13.25%) Migration
2 11 (13.25%) System Testing
2 11 (13.25%) SDLC
3 10 (12.05%) Performance Management
3 10 (12.05%) Unit Testing
4 6 (7.23%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (6.02%) Performance Testing
6 4 (4.82%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (3.61%) ITIL
8 2 (2.41%) Data Modelling
8 2 (2.41%) ETL
8 2 (2.41%) Information Security
8 2 (2.41%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.41%) Performance Engineering
8 2 (2.41%) Software Distribution
9 1 (1.20%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.20%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (54.22%) JCL
2 23 (27.71%) SQL
3 13 (15.66%) COBOL
3 13 (15.66%) Tcl
4 12 (14.46%) PowerShell
5 11 (13.25%) C#
6 10 (12.05%) VBScript
7 9 (10.84%) C
8 7 (8.43%) Assembly Language
9 5 (6.02%) CLIST
10 3 (3.61%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.61%) NATURAL
11 2 (2.41%) Java
11 2 (2.41%) VB
12 1 (1.20%) ActionScript
12 1 (1.20%) Perl
12 1 (1.20%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (1.20%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 12 (14.46%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.05%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.84%) QA
2 3 (3.61%) SLA
3 1 (1.20%) BS7799
3 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (38.55%) Time Sharing Option
2 15 (18.07%) RACF
3 7 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.82%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 3 (3.61%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.41%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (16.87%) OMEGAMON
2 13 (15.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (14.46%) WMI
4 10 (12.05%) Control-M
5 4 (4.82%) Tivoli
6 3 (3.61%) MAINVIEW
7 2 (2.41%) WSUS
7 2 (2.41%) SCCM
8 1 (1.20%) zSecure
Vendors
1 38 (45.78%) IBM
2 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
3 12 (14.46%) HP
3 12 (14.46%) CA
4 7 (8.43%) VMware
4 7 (8.43%) BMC
5 2 (2.41%) Sybase
5 2 (2.41%) Symantec