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 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
REXX
Rank 617 597 590
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -7
Contract jobs citing REXX 23 38 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.068% 0.066%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 13
Average daily rate £363 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £264 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £318
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +25.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
21317 20804 20291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.16% 37.32% 37.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14639 13526 13204
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 433 475
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -0.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.50 £18.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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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 April 2016.

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 16 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 April 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 -37 17 £315 -12.50%
North East -22 8 £300 -
Tyne and Wear -27 7 £275 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £275 -
Edinburgh -3 6 £431 - 1
Scotland -17 6 £431 +2.37% 1
South East -11 4 - -
North West -23 4 £315 -30.00%
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
Merseyside +2 2 £315 +5.00%
Liverpool -6 2 £315 +5.00%
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Lytham St Annes - 2 £313 -
Lancashire - 2 £313 -
London -12 1 £425 +78.94%
Bromley - 1 £425 -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 41 (80.39%) JCL
2 38 (74.51%) IBM
3 35 (68.63%) Mainframe
4 30 (58.82%) zOS
5 26 (50.98%) CICS
6 25 (49.02%) CA
6 25 (49.02%) ISPF
7 22 (43.14%) COBOL
7 22 (43.14%) DB2
8 19 (37.25%) Assembly Language
9 18 (35.29%) C++
9 18 (35.29%) Time Sharing Option
10 15 (29.41%) CLIST
10 15 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (29.41%) Finance
10 15 (29.41%) Windows
10 15 (29.41%) FTP
11 14 (27.45%) Easytrieve
11 14 (27.45%) IBM Mainframe
12 13 (25.49%) Banking
12 13 (25.49%) MVS
13 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (23.53%) MQSeries
13 12 (23.53%) Windows Server
14 11 (21.57%) Change Management
15 10 (19.61%) WebSphere
15 10 (19.61%) HP
16 9 (17.65%) Tivoli
16 9 (17.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 9 (17.65%) Mentoring

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 26 (50.98%) CICS
2 12 (23.53%) MQSeries
3 10 (19.61%) WebSphere
4 6 (11.76%) Apache
4 6 (11.76%) IIS
5 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (29.41%) FTP
2 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
3 7 (13.73%) Firewall
4 6 (11.76%) SSL
4 6 (11.76%) WinSCP
5 1 (1.96%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (43.14%) DB2
2 14 (27.45%) Easytrieve
3 6 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 6 (11.76%) MS Access
3 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 6 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.92%) Adabas
4 2 (3.92%) OLTP
5 1 (1.96%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Eclipse
1 6 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.92%) ChangeMan
General
1 15 (29.41%) Finance
2 13 (25.49%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Architect
2 11 (21.57%) Analyst
3 10 (19.61%) Developer
4 8 (15.69%) DB2 DBA
4 8 (15.69%) DBA
4 8 (15.69%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (11.76%) Applications Developer
5 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Developer
5 6 (11.76%) Operations Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Support Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Analyst Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Mainframe Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Mainframe Support
9 2 (3.92%) DB2 Support
9 2 (3.92%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
9 2 (3.92%) Production DBA
9 2 (3.92%) Service Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Systems Architect
9 2 (3.92%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (49.02%) ISPF
2 6 (11.76%) .NET
2 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.92%) HTML
4 1 (1.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (68.63%) Mainframe
2 15 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (27.45%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (11.76%) VSAM
5 3 (5.88%) Replication
6 2 (3.92%) AS400
6 2 (3.92%) HACMP
6 2 (3.92%) iSeries
7 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (58.82%) zOS
2 15 (29.41%) Windows
3 13 (25.49%) MVS
4 12 (23.53%) Windows Server
4 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (15.69%) Linux
6 4 (7.84%) Unix
7 2 (3.92%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.57%) Change Management
2 9 (17.65%) Mentoring
3 6 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 4 (7.84%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.88%) ITIL
5 3 (5.88%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.92%) Change Control
6 2 (3.92%) Migration
6 2 (3.92%) Project Management
6 2 (3.92%) Quality Management
6 2 (3.92%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.96%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.96%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.96%) Information Management
7 1 (1.96%) Information Security
7 1 (1.96%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.96%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.96%) Service Management
7 1 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.96%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 41 (80.39%) JCL
2 22 (43.14%) COBOL
3 19 (37.25%) Assembly Language
4 18 (35.29%) C++
5 15 (29.41%) CLIST
6 8 (15.69%) Java
7 6 (11.76%) C#
7 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
7 6 (11.76%) Perl
7 6 (11.76%) VBA
8 5 (9.80%) SQL
9 2 (3.92%) C
9 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 18 (35.29%) Time Sharing Option
2 9 (17.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 7 (13.73%) RACF
4 1 (1.96%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) Tivoli
2 7 (13.73%) Control-M
3 5 (9.80%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (3.92%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 38 (74.51%) IBM
2 25 (49.02%) CA
3 10 (19.61%) HP
4 8 (15.69%) BMC
4 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
5 6 (11.76%) Micro Focus
6 3 (5.88%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.96%) Perforce
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