The table below looks at the statistics for REXX skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REXX over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
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Rank 644 638 616
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -22
Contract jobs citing REXX 8 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.060% 0.043%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.037% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 11
Median daily rate £363 £375 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £224 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £445 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £413 £393
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +5.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £26.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £26.50 -

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
21782 22087 21365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.87% 38.16% 36.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 15000 15015 13819
Median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 531 416
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.72 £17.19 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing REXX as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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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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 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REXX within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -21 8 £363 -12.12% 1
North East - 3 £376 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £376 -
South West +13 2 £338 -
Bournemouth - 2 £338 -
Dorset - 2 £338 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £376 -
London +15 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +15 1 - -
South East +11 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes +10 1 - -
Hertfordshire +4 1 £375 -
East of England +1 1 £375 +78.57%
Bromley - 1 - -
Sunderland - 1 - -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing REXX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for REXX.

1 36 (83.72%) Mainframe
2 34 (79.07%) IBM
3 30 (69.77%) JCL
4 25 (58.14%) zOS
5 21 (48.84%) FTP
5 21 (48.84%) ISPF
5 21 (48.84%) Time Sharing Option
6 18 (41.86%) IBM Mainframe
7 17 (39.53%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (32.56%) TCP/IP
8 14 (32.56%) CA
8 14 (32.56%) DB2
8 14 (32.56%) Change Management
9 13 (30.23%) Firewall
9 13 (30.23%) MVS
10 12 (27.91%) Windows
11 11 (25.58%) BMC
11 11 (25.58%) Unix
12 10 (23.26%) Control-M
12 10 (23.26%) HP
13 9 (20.93%) Service Delivery
13 9 (20.93%) SQL
14 8 (18.60%) CICS
14 8 (18.60%) Tivoli
14 8 (18.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 8 (18.60%) ServiceNow
15 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
15 6 (13.95%) COBOL
15 6 (13.95%) RACF
16 5 (11.63%) Banking

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (18.60%) CICS
2 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.30%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.98%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Office
2 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.65%) Office 365
1 2 (4.65%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (48.84%) FTP
2 14 (32.56%) TCP/IP
3 13 (30.23%) Firewall
4 2 (4.65%) WebEx
5 1 (2.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (32.56%) DB2
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.65%) IMS/DB
4 1 (2.33%) Adabas
4 1 (2.33%) Easytrieve
4 1 (2.33%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) ChangeMan
2 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (11.63%) Banking
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) DBA
2 11 (25.58%) DB2 DBA
3 10 (23.26%) Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Tivoli Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Mainframe Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Support Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Mainframe DBA
6 4 (9.30%) Unix Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Wintel Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) DB2 Support
7 3 (6.98%) Mainframe Support
7 3 (6.98%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Production DBA
8 2 (4.65%) Administrator
8 2 (4.65%) Applications Support
8 2 (4.65%) COBOL Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) DB2 Administrator
8 2 (4.65%) Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Environment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (48.84%) ISPF
2 2 (4.65%) COM
3 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (83.72%) Mainframe
2 18 (41.86%) IBM Mainframe
3 17 (39.53%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (9.30%) AS400
5 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.98%) HACMP
5 3 (6.98%) iSeries
5 3 (6.98%) Replication
6 2 (4.65%) Virtual Team
7 1 (2.33%) iPad
7 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (58.14%) zOS
2 13 (30.23%) MVS
3 12 (27.91%) Windows
4 11 (25.58%) Unix
5 5 (11.63%) Linux
6 3 (6.98%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Change Management
2 9 (20.93%) Service Delivery
3 4 (9.30%) ITIL
3 4 (9.30%) Migration
4 3 (6.98%) Business Continuity
4 3 (6.98%) CRM
4 3 (6.98%) Project Management
4 3 (6.98%) Validation
5 2 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.65%) Case Management
5 2 (4.65%) Change Control
5 2 (4.65%) Data Management
5 2 (4.65%) Document Management
5 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.65%) Information Security
5 2 (4.65%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.65%) Quality Management
5 2 (4.65%) System Testing
6 1 (2.33%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.33%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (69.77%) JCL
2 9 (20.93%) SQL
3 6 (13.95%) COBOL
4 3 (6.98%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.65%) Assembly Language
5 2 (4.65%) CLIST
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.30%) Degree
System Software
1 21 (48.84%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (18.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 6 (13.95%) RACF
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) Control-M
2 8 (18.60%) Tivoli
3 4 (9.30%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (4.65%) CA Endevor
4 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (79.07%) IBM
2 14 (32.56%) CA
3 11 (25.58%) BMC
4 10 (23.26%) HP
5 8 (18.60%) ServiceNow
6 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
6 5 (11.63%) SAP
7 4 (9.30%) Oracle
8 2 (4.65%) Infor
8 2 (4.65%) Perforce
8 2 (4.65%) Salesforce.com