The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 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 Programming Languages 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
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Rank 552 531 562
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +31
Contract jobs citing REXX 36 25 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.052% 0.038%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 5
Average daily rate £355 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £400 £320
% change year-on-year
-20.62% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20792 17589 21064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.91% 36.80% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13463 10809 12441
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 633 742
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +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 17 April 2014.

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 12 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 17 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 -30 29 £355 -11.25%
London -28 14 £465 +3.33%
South East -9 10 £325 -18.75%
Scotland -10 7 - -
Lytham St Annes -8 1 £310 -
Lancashire -24 1 £310 -4.61%
North West -27 1 £310 -4.61%
Bathgate - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Livingston - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
West Sussex - - - -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 34 (59.65%) Mainframe
2 33 (57.89%) JCL
3 28 (49.12%) IBM
4 24 (42.11%) zOS
5 22 (38.60%) CICS
6 18 (31.58%) Finance
7 17 (29.82%) DB2
7 17 (29.82%) Windows
8 15 (26.32%) UNIX
8 15 (26.32%) RACF
8 15 (26.32%) ISPF
9 14 (24.56%) MVS
10 11 (19.30%) CA
11 10 (17.54%) AIX
11 10 (17.54%) Banking
12 9 (15.79%) SAS
12 9 (15.79%) Tivoli
13 8 (14.04%) IBM Mainframe
14 7 (12.28%) Information Management
14 7 (12.28%) Change Management
14 7 (12.28%) SMTP
14 7 (12.28%) FTP
14 7 (12.28%) SNA
15 6 (10.53%) MQSeries
15 6 (10.53%) COBOL
15 6 (10.53%) SQL
15 6 (10.53%) Assembly Language
15 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (10.53%) Incident Management
15 6 (10.53%) LPAR

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 22 (38.60%) CICS
2 9 (15.79%) SAS
3 6 (10.53%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.75%) IIS
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) SMTP
1 7 (12.28%) FTP
1 7 (12.28%) SNA
2 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.77%) TELNET
2 5 (8.77%) X.25
3 2 (3.51%) SMS
4 1 (1.75%) WAN
4 1 (1.75%) LDAP
4 1 (1.75%) LAN
4 1 (1.75%) SAN
4 1 (1.75%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.82%) DB2
2 4 (7.02%) Easytrieve
3 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.75%) QlikView
General
1 18 (31.58%) Finance
2 10 (17.54%) Banking
3 5 (8.77%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.75%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (21.05%) Analyst
2 9 (15.79%) Developer
3 8 (14.04%) Administrator
4 7 (12.28%) Consultant
4 7 (12.28%) Operations Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) Architect
5 6 (10.53%) DBA
5 6 (10.53%) DB2 DBA
6 4 (7.02%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.02%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Programmer
7 3 (5.26%) IT Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Mainframe Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Security Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) UNIX Administrator
8 2 (3.51%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.51%) Systems Programmer
8 2 (3.51%) Mainframe Architect
8 2 (3.51%) IBM Mainframe Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.32%) ISPF
2 5 (8.77%) Middleware
3 1 (1.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 34 (59.65%) Mainframe
2 8 (14.04%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (10.53%) LPAR
4 5 (8.77%) Hedge funds
4 5 (8.77%) HACMP
4 5 (8.77%) VSAM
5 1 (1.75%) Wiki
5 1 (1.75%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (42.11%) zOS
2 17 (29.82%) Windows
3 15 (26.32%) UNIX
4 14 (24.56%) MVS
5 10 (17.54%) AIX
6 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (8.77%) Solaris
7 5 (8.77%) Linux
7 5 (8.77%) OS/390
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.28%) Change Management
1 7 (12.28%) Information Management
2 6 (10.53%) Incident Management
3 5 (8.77%) Security Management
4 4 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (7.02%) Service Delivery
4 4 (7.02%) Release Management
4 4 (7.02%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.51%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.51%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.51%) Data Architecture
6 2 (3.51%) Database Tuning
6 2 (3.51%) Business Analysis
6 2 (3.51%) ITIL
6 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.51%) Project Management
7 1 (1.75%) Migration
7 1 (1.75%) Information Security
7 1 (1.75%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 33 (57.89%) JCL
2 6 (10.53%) COBOL
2 6 (10.53%) SQL
2 6 (10.53%) Assembly Language
3 5 (8.77%) C
4 4 (7.02%) C++
5 2 (3.51%) SELCOPY
6 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 15 (26.32%) RACF
2 2 (3.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.75%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (15.79%) Tivoli
2 4 (7.02%) MAINVIEW
3 2 (3.51%) Control-M
3 2 (3.51%) CA Endevor
3 2 (3.51%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (49.12%) IBM
2 11 (19.30%) CA
3 5 (8.77%) BMC
4 2 (3.51%) SAP
5 1 (1.75%) Siebel
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle
5 1 (1.75%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.75%) HP
5 1 (1.75%) Citrix
5 1 (1.75%) Informatica
5 1 (1.75%) Open Text
5 1 (1.75%) VMware
5 1 (1.75%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.75%) IronPort