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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
REXX
Rank 590 589 569
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -20
Contract jobs citing REXX 29 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.024% 0.021%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.063% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 3
Average daily rate £425 £280 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.78% -42.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £318 £488
% change year-on-year
+33.49% -34.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £39.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.50 -

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
19676 19149 17940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.26% 37.80% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13377 12746 11251
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 427 478
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.54 £18.65 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

REXX
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

REXX
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

REXX
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 5 February 2016.

REXX Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

REXX
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

REXX
Top 21 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +16 28 £400 +42.85% 4
South East +13 13 £525 +162.50% 2
Buckinghamshire - 12 £525 -
Milton Keynes - 11 £525 -
Tyne and Wear - 7 £325 -
North East - 7 £325 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £325 -
South West - 4 - -
Gloucestershire - 4 - -
Knutsford -2 2 £313 -
Cheshire -4 2 £313 -
North West -17 2 £313 -
Berkshire +2 1 - - 1
East of England -5 1 - -
London -7 1 - - 2
Reading -13 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £500 -
Scotland - 1 £500 -
Leighton Buzzard - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

REXX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 57 (86.36%) JCL
2 48 (72.73%) Mainframe
3 37 (56.06%) ISPF
4 36 (54.55%) IBM
5 34 (51.52%) COBOL
6 30 (45.45%) Windows
6 30 (45.45%) CICS
7 29 (43.94%) Time Sharing Option
8 25 (37.88%) FTP
9 23 (34.85%) Assembly Language
9 23 (34.85%) CA
9 23 (34.85%) zOS
10 22 (33.33%) C++
11 20 (30.30%) Tivoli
11 20 (30.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 19 (28.79%) CLIST
12 19 (28.79%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (27.27%) Easytrieve
13 18 (27.27%) DB2
14 17 (25.76%) Unix
15 15 (22.73%) Change Management
16 14 (21.21%) Finance
16 14 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (21.21%) Windows Server
17 13 (19.70%) MQSeries
18 12 (18.18%) C#
18 12 (18.18%) Shell Script
18 12 (18.18%) Banking
19 11 (16.67%) ChangeMan
19 11 (16.67%) VSAM

REXX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 30 (45.45%) CICS
2 13 (19.70%) MQSeries
3 8 (12.12%) WebSphere
4 6 (9.09%) Apache
4 6 (9.09%) IIS
4 6 (9.09%) StreamWeaver
5 2 (3.03%) SAS
6 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
2 1 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 25 (37.88%) FTP
2 9 (13.64%) SSL
3 6 (9.09%) WinSCP
4 1 (1.52%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.52%) SNA
4 1 (1.52%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.27%) DB2
1 18 (27.27%) Easytrieve
2 10 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 6 (9.09%) MS Access
3 6 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.55%) Adabas
5 1 (1.52%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.52%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 11 (16.67%) ChangeMan
2 10 (15.15%) Visual Studio
3 6 (9.09%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.03%) MSI
General
1 14 (21.21%) Finance
2 12 (18.18%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Retail
4 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.52%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 28 (42.42%) Analyst
2 22 (33.33%) Developer
3 20 (30.30%) Operations Analyst
4 14 (21.21%) Architect
5 10 (15.15%) Mainframe Developer
6 9 (13.64%) Mainframe Analyst
7 8 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (10.61%) Analyst Developer
8 7 (10.61%) Tivoli Analyst
9 6 (9.09%) Applications Developer
9 6 (9.09%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
9 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
10 4 (6.06%) Systems Architect
11 3 (4.55%) Development Engineer
11 3 (4.55%) Programmer
12 2 (3.03%) COBOL Developer
12 2 (3.03%) Development Support Engineer
12 2 (3.03%) Mainframe Consultant
12 2 (3.03%) Mainframe Programmer
12 2 (3.03%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (56.06%) ISPF
2 10 (15.15%) .NET
2 10 (15.15%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.03%) Middleware
3 2 (3.03%) WinForms
3 2 (3.03%) WPF
3 2 (3.03%) XML
3 2 (3.03%) XSD
4 1 (1.52%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 48 (72.73%) Mainframe
2 19 (28.79%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (16.67%) iSeries
3 11 (16.67%) VSAM
4 9 (13.64%) AS400
4 9 (13.64%) HACMP
4 9 (13.64%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.52%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.52%) PKI
6 1 (1.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (45.45%) Windows
2 23 (34.85%) zOS
3 17 (25.76%) Unix
4 14 (21.21%) Windows Server
4 14 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (16.67%) MVS
6 7 (10.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.73%) Change Management
2 9 (13.64%) Mentoring
3 4 (6.06%) System Testing
4 3 (4.55%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.03%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.03%) Performance Management
5 2 (3.03%) Unit Testing
6 1 (1.52%) Data Analysis
6 1 (1.52%) Data Centre Operations
6 1 (1.52%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.52%) Information Security
6 1 (1.52%) Migration
6 1 (1.52%) People Management
6 1 (1.52%) Project Management
6 1 (1.52%) Project Planning
6 1 (1.52%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.52%) Security Management
6 1 (1.52%) Service Management
6 1 (1.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.52%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (86.36%) JCL
2 34 (51.52%) COBOL
3 23 (34.85%) Assembly Language
4 22 (33.33%) C++
5 19 (28.79%) CLIST
6 12 (18.18%) C#
6 12 (18.18%) Shell Script
7 11 (16.67%) Perl
8 10 (15.15%) VBA
9 6 (9.09%) Java
9 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
10 5 (7.58%) SQL
11 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
11 2 (3.03%) Tcl
11 2 (3.03%) VBScript
12 1 (1.52%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 8 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 29 (43.94%) Time Sharing Option
2 20 (30.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 7 (10.61%) RACF
4 1 (1.52%) ACF2
4 1 (1.52%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 20 (30.30%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.03%) Control-M
2 2 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (3.03%) WMI
3 1 (1.52%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (1.52%) zSecure
Vendors
1 36 (54.55%) IBM
2 23 (34.85%) CA
3 10 (15.15%) Micro Focus
4 9 (13.64%) HP
5 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.52%) BMC
6 1 (1.52%) Sybase