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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
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Rank 568 563 524
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -39
Contract jobs citing REXX 45 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.049% 0.041%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.22% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 9
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£375 £413 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
20773 19701 17295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.65% 37.36% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13774 13014 10662
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
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 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 458 608
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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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 27 May 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 30 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 27 May 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
(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 29 £350 -15.15% 4
North West - 18 £350 - 1
Scotland +6 13 £396 - 1
Manchester - 9 £450 - 1
Liverpool - 7 £350 -
Merseyside - 7 £350 -
Edinburgh +1 6 £375 -
Erskine - 5 £420 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £420 -
South East -19 4 £300 -36.00% 2
East of England - 3 £370 -
Hampshire +7 2 - -
London +2 2 - -
City of London -1 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £400 -
Essex - 2 £370 -
Milton Keynes +1 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -4 1 - - 1
Brentwood - 1 £370 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Nottingham - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 £300 -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £300 -
Glasgow - 1 £400 -
Knutsford - 1 £400 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - -
Hook - 1 - -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 53 (77.94%) Mainframe
2 39 (57.35%) DB2
3 36 (52.94%) JCL
4 34 (50.00%) IBM
5 27 (39.71%) zOS
6 24 (35.29%) SQL
7 23 (33.82%) COBOL
8 21 (30.88%) IBM Mainframe
9 20 (29.41%) Assembly Language
10 18 (26.47%) ISPF
11 15 (22.06%) Finance
11 15 (22.06%) Banking
12 14 (20.59%) CICS
13 13 (19.12%) CA
13 13 (19.12%) Windows
13 13 (19.12%) Change Management
14 12 (17.65%) MS Excel
14 12 (17.65%) UNIX
14 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
15 11 (16.18%) OMEGAMON
16 9 (13.24%) CA Gen
16 9 (13.24%) SDLC
16 9 (13.24%) MQSeries
17 8 (11.76%) TCP/IP
17 8 (11.76%) Tcl
17 8 (11.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 8 (11.76%) SAS
17 8 (11.76%) Data Analysis
17 8 (11.76%) Migration
17 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 14 (20.59%) CICS
2 9 (13.24%) MQSeries
3 8 (11.76%) SAS
4 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.29%) MS Office
3 6 (8.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.47%) MS Project
4 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) PaaS
1 1 (1.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.88%) FTP
3 3 (4.41%) Firewall
4 2 (2.94%) iSCSI
4 2 (2.94%) NAS
4 2 (2.94%) SAN
5 1 (1.47%) Internet
5 1 (1.47%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.47%) RIP
5 1 (1.47%) DNS
5 1 (1.47%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.47%) SSL
5 1 (1.47%) SSH
5 1 (1.47%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (57.35%) DB2
2 7 (10.29%) Base SAS
2 7 (10.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 6 (8.82%) OLTP
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.47%) Easytrieve
5 1 (1.47%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 9 (13.24%) CA Gen
2 7 (10.29%) MSI
3 3 (4.41%) ChangeMan
4 2 (2.94%) InstallShield
4 2 (2.94%) AdminStudio
4 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.47%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.47%) Subversion
5 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (22.06%) Finance
1 15 (22.06%) Banking
2 1 (1.47%) Retail
2 1 (1.47%) Marketing
2 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (27.94%) DBA
2 12 (17.65%) DB2 DBA
3 11 (16.18%) Developer
3 11 (16.18%) Analyst
4 9 (13.24%) Programmer
5 7 (10.29%) Administrator
5 7 (10.29%) Mainframe DBA
6 6 (8.82%) SAS Developer
7 5 (7.35%) Software Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Designer
8 4 (5.88%) Development Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Software Development Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) DB2 Developer
9 3 (4.41%) Mainframe Programmer
9 3 (4.41%) Consultant
9 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (2.94%) Junior
10 2 (2.94%) Mainframe Consultant
10 2 (2.94%) Performance Engineer
10 2 (2.94%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.47%) ISPF
2 6 (8.82%) XML
3 5 (7.35%) XSD
3 5 (7.35%) WinForms
3 5 (7.35%) WPF
4 2 (2.94%) HTML
4 2 (2.94%) .NET
4 2 (2.94%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.94%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.47%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 53 (77.94%) Mainframe
2 21 (30.88%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (10.29%) Data Extraction
4 7 (10.29%) Computer Science
5 5 (7.35%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.94%) AS400
8 1 (1.47%) Replication
8 1 (1.47%) VSAM
8 1 (1.47%) PKI
8 1 (1.47%) Statistics
8 1 (1.47%) HACMP
8 1 (1.47%) iSeries
8 1 (1.47%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (1.47%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 27 (39.71%) zOS
2 13 (19.12%) Windows
3 12 (17.65%) UNIX
4 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.88%) MVS
5 4 (5.88%) OS/2
6 3 (4.41%) Linux
7 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.47%) OS/390
8 1 (1.47%) AIX
8 1 (1.47%) HPUX
8 1 (1.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.12%) Change Management
2 9 (13.24%) SDLC
3 8 (11.76%) Data Analysis
3 8 (11.76%) Migration
4 7 (10.29%) Configuration Management
4 7 (10.29%) System Testing
5 6 (8.82%) Performance Management
5 6 (8.82%) ITIL
6 5 (7.35%) Unit Testing
6 5 (7.35%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (5.88%) Performance Testing
8 3 (4.41%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.94%) Business Analysis
9 2 (2.94%) Performance Engineering
9 2 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.94%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.94%) Software Distribution
9 2 (2.94%) People Management
10 1 (1.47%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (52.94%) JCL
2 24 (35.29%) SQL
3 23 (33.82%) COBOL
4 20 (29.41%) Assembly Language
5 8 (11.76%) Tcl
5 8 (11.76%) SELCOPY
6 7 (10.29%) PowerShell
7 6 (8.82%) C
7 6 (8.82%) C#
8 5 (7.35%) VBScript
9 4 (5.88%) Shell Script
10 3 (4.41%) VB
10 3 (4.41%) Java
10 3 (4.41%) Perl
11 1 (1.47%) ActionScript
11 1 (1.47%) NATURAL
11 1 (1.47%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 8 (11.76%) Degree
1 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.76%) QA
2 3 (4.41%) SLA
3 1 (1.47%) BS7799
3 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.47%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (10.29%) RACF
2 6 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.41%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.94%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 11 (16.18%) OMEGAMON
2 8 (11.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (10.29%) WMI
4 2 (2.94%) WSUS
4 2 (2.94%) Control-M
4 2 (2.94%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.94%) SCCM
4 2 (2.94%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.47%) Puppet
5 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.47%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 34 (50.00%) IBM
2 13 (19.12%) CA
3 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 7 (10.29%) HP
5 6 (8.82%) VMware
6 4 (5.88%) BMC
7 2 (2.94%) Symantec
8 1 (1.47%) Perforce
8 1 (1.47%) Sybase
8 1 (1.47%) Citrix
8 1 (1.47%) Sun
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