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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
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UK
Rank 585 589 584
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing REXX 6 29 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.057% 0.016%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.033% 0.15% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 2
Median daily rate £430 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.37% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £304 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £560 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £400 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.25% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £39.50
UK excluding London median 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
18141 19631 19305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.56% 38.59% 37.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12405 13280 12969
Median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 519 417
Median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £17.50 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £50.00 £46.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +13.71%

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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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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 19 January 2017.

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 11 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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +18 5 £430 +14.53%
North East -16 3 £501 +54.00%
Tyne and Wear -20 3 £501 +54.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 2 £475 +46.15%
Scotland +27 1 - -
London +17 1 £325 -
City of London - 1 £325 -
Halifax - 1 £430 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £430 -
Yorkshire - 1 £430 -
Glasgow - 1 - -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 10 (66.67%) IBM
1 10 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 8 (53.33%) DB2
3 7 (46.67%) zOS
4 6 (40.00%) CA
4 6 (40.00%) JCL
5 5 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
6 4 (26.67%) CICS
6 4 (26.67%) COBOL
6 4 (26.67%) Banking
7 3 (20.00%) SQL
7 3 (20.00%) MS Office
7 3 (20.00%) Unix
7 3 (20.00%) Assembly Language
7 3 (20.00%) RACF
7 3 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (20.00%) CA Endevor
7 3 (20.00%) ISPF
8 2 (13.33%) OMEGAMON
8 2 (13.33%) Migration
8 2 (13.33%) WebEx
8 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
8 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
8 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
8 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (13.33%) Confluence
8 2 (13.33%) BMC
8 2 (13.33%) HP
8 2 (13.33%) Windows

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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 4 (26.67%) CICS
2 2 (13.33%) Confluence
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) WebEx
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) SMTP
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) DB2
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) Adabas
3 1 (6.67%) Easytrieve
3 1 (6.67%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (26.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) DB2 DBA
1 7 (46.67%) DBA
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Environment Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Production DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Mainframe DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Programmer
3 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
3 1 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Programmer
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) ISPF
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 5 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) iPad
3 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) zOS
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 1 (6.67%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) JCL
2 4 (26.67%) COBOL
3 3 (20.00%) Assembly Language
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) CLIST
4 1 (6.67%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (20.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) CA Endevor
2 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (13.33%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) IBM
2 6 (40.00%) CA
3 2 (13.33%) BMC
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) Compuware
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Perforce