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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
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Rank 557 587 558
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -29
Contract jobs citing REXX 43 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.020% 0.029%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.054% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 5
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£351 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.26% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £289 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £460 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £333 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.41% -1.48%
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
21387 20278 18346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.14% 37.65% 37.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14304 13180 11238
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 434 593
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £17.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%

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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 29 June 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 27 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 29 June 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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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 -19 21 £350 -1.40%
Scotland - 13 £375 -
North West - 9 £350 -
Liverpool - 7 £350 -
Merseyside - 7 £350 -
South East -18 6 - -
Edinburgh - 6 £375 -
Erskine - 5 £352 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £352 -
Milton Keynes +3 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -2 3 - -
City of London -6 2 - -
London -15 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £450 -
East Midlands - 2 £450 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £450 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Hook - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £400 -
Midlands - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £400 -
Knutsford - 1 £400 -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 63 (77.78%) Mainframe
2 48 (59.26%) DB2
3 47 (58.02%) JCL
4 42 (51.85%) IBM
5 34 (41.98%) zOS
6 30 (37.04%) SQL
7 25 (30.86%) ISPF
8 23 (28.40%) COBOL
9 21 (25.93%) IBM Mainframe
10 20 (24.69%) Assembly Language
11 19 (23.46%) CICS
12 18 (22.22%) Windows
12 18 (22.22%) Change Management
13 15 (18.52%) Banking
13 15 (18.52%) Finance
14 14 (17.28%) UNIX
14 14 (17.28%) OMEGAMON
15 13 (16.05%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (16.05%) CA
16 12 (14.81%) Microsoft
16 12 (14.81%) MS Excel
16 12 (14.81%) SDLC
17 11 (13.58%) QA
17 11 (13.58%) Security Cleared
17 11 (13.58%) Tcl
17 11 (13.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2003
18 10 (12.35%) HP
18 10 (12.35%) RACF
18 10 (12.35%) MSI

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 19 (23.46%) CICS
2 9 (11.11%) MQSeries
3 8 (9.88%) SAS
4 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (8.64%) MS Office
4 1 (1.23%) MS Project
4 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) PaaS
1 1 (1.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.88%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.41%) FTP
3 3 (3.70%) Firewall
4 2 (2.47%) iSCSI
4 2 (2.47%) NAS
4 2 (2.47%) SAN
5 1 (1.23%) Internet
5 1 (1.23%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.23%) RIP
5 1 (1.23%) DNS
5 1 (1.23%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.23%) SSL
5 1 (1.23%) SSH
5 1 (1.23%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (59.26%) DB2
2 9 (11.11%) OLTP
3 7 (8.64%) Base SAS
3 7 (8.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 2 (2.47%) OLAP
4 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.23%) Adabas
5 1 (1.23%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 10 (12.35%) MSI
2 9 (11.11%) CA Gen
3 4 (4.94%) ChangeMan
4 2 (2.47%) InstallShield
4 2 (2.47%) AdminStudio
4 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.23%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.23%) Subversion
5 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (18.52%) Finance
1 15 (18.52%) Banking
2 1 (1.23%) Retail
2 1 (1.23%) Marketing
2 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (30.86%) DBA
2 16 (19.75%) DB2 DBA
3 12 (14.81%) Analyst
4 11 (13.58%) Developer
5 9 (11.11%) Programmer
6 8 (9.88%) Administrator
6 8 (9.88%) Software Engineer
7 7 (8.64%) Software Development Engineer
7 7 (8.64%) Mainframe DBA
7 7 (8.64%) Development Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) SAS Developer
8 6 (7.41%) Consultant
9 5 (6.17%) Mainframe Consultant
9 5 (6.17%) Designer
10 4 (4.94%) DB2 Developer
11 3 (3.70%) Mainframe Programmer
11 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 2 (2.47%) Support Analyst
12 2 (2.47%) Support Engineer
12 2 (2.47%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (30.86%) ISPF
2 9 (11.11%) XML
3 8 (9.88%) XSD
3 8 (9.88%) WinForms
3 8 (9.88%) WPF
4 2 (2.47%) HTML
4 2 (2.47%) .NET
4 2 (2.47%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.47%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.23%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 63 (77.78%) Mainframe
2 21 (25.93%) IBM Mainframe
3 13 (16.05%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (9.88%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (8.64%) Data Extraction
5 7 (8.64%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.94%) AS400
7 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.47%) HACMP
8 2 (2.47%) iSeries
9 1 (1.23%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (1.23%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (1.23%) Replication
9 1 (1.23%) VSAM
9 1 (1.23%) PKI
9 1 (1.23%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 34 (41.98%) zOS
2 18 (22.22%) Windows
3 14 (17.28%) UNIX
4 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.94%) OS/2
6 3 (3.70%) Linux
6 3 (3.70%) MVS
7 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.23%) OS/390
8 1 (1.23%) AIX
8 1 (1.23%) HPUX
8 1 (1.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.22%) Change Management
2 12 (14.81%) SDLC
3 9 (11.11%) Performance Management
4 8 (9.88%) Data Analysis
4 8 (9.88%) Unit Testing
4 8 (9.88%) Migration
5 7 (8.64%) Configuration Management
5 7 (8.64%) System Testing
6 6 (7.41%) Performance Testing
6 6 (7.41%) ITIL
6 6 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (4.94%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.47%) Data Modelling
9 2 (2.47%) ETL
9 2 (2.47%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.47%) Business Analysis
9 2 (2.47%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.47%) Performance Engineering
9 2 (2.47%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 47 (58.02%) JCL
2 30 (37.04%) SQL
3 23 (28.40%) COBOL
4 20 (24.69%) Assembly Language
5 11 (13.58%) Tcl
6 10 (12.35%) PowerShell
7 9 (11.11%) C
7 9 (11.11%) C#
8 8 (9.88%) VBScript
8 8 (9.88%) SELCOPY
9 5 (6.17%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.70%) VB
10 3 (3.70%) Java
10 3 (3.70%) Perl
11 1 (1.23%) ActionScript
11 1 (1.23%) NATURAL
11 1 (1.23%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 11 (13.58%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.88%) Degree
2 8 (9.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.58%) QA
2 4 (4.94%) SLA
3 1 (1.23%) BS7799
3 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (12.35%) RACF
2 8 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.94%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (3.70%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (17.28%) OMEGAMON
2 11 (13.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (12.35%) WMI
4 5 (6.17%) Control-M
5 4 (4.94%) Tivoli
6 3 (3.70%) MAINVIEW
7 2 (2.47%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.47%) SCCM
7 2 (2.47%) WSUS
8 1 (1.23%) CA Endevor
8 1 (1.23%) Puppet
8 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 42 (51.85%) IBM
2 13 (16.05%) CA
3 12 (14.81%) Microsoft
4 10 (12.35%) HP
5 8 (9.88%) VMware
6 7 (8.64%) BMC
7 2 (2.47%) Symantec
8 1 (1.23%) Perforce
8 1 (1.23%) Sybase
8 1 (1.23%) Citrix
8 1 (1.23%) Sun