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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
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Rank 587 559 490
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -69
Contract jobs citing REXX 14 16 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.030% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.068% 0.078% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 43
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£408 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £370 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £404 £428 £337
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +27.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.00

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
20551 20555 21561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.09% 38.64% 36.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13037 12871 12891
Average daily rate £388 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 565 800
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 20 August 2014.

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 18 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 20 August 2014. 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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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 -28 13 £400 +5.26%
South West - 10 £393 -
Bournemouth - 3 £393 -
Dorset - 3 £393 -
Scotland -16 1 £456 -
East of England - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Nottingham - - - -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 30 (71.43%) JCL
1 30 (71.43%) Mainframe
2 15 (35.71%) IBM
3 11 (26.19%) Windows
3 11 (26.19%) ISPF
4 10 (23.81%) RACF
4 10 (23.81%) SQL
4 10 (23.81%) CA
4 10 (23.81%) zOS
4 10 (23.81%) Tivoli
5 9 (21.43%) UNIX
5 9 (21.43%) CICS
5 9 (21.43%) Banking
5 9 (21.43%) IBM Mainframe
6 8 (19.05%) DB2
7 6 (14.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 6 (14.29%) MVS
7 6 (14.29%) Finance
8 5 (11.90%) BMC
8 5 (11.90%) HP
8 5 (11.90%) COBOL
8 5 (11.90%) Linux
9 4 (9.52%) SMTP
9 4 (9.52%) SNA
9 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
9 4 (9.52%) Change Management
9 4 (9.52%) MAINVIEW
9 4 (9.52%) Exstream
9 4 (9.52%) Exstream Dialogue

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 9 (21.43%) CICS
2 4 (9.52%) Exstream Dialogue
3 2 (4.76%) SAS
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) SMTP
1 4 (9.52%) SNA
2 2 (4.76%) FTP
2 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.76%) SMS
2 2 (4.76%) X.25
2 2 (4.76%) Telnet
3 1 (2.38%) NAS
3 1 (2.38%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.38%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) DB2
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) ChangeMan
2 1 (2.38%) MSI
2 1 (2.38%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.38%) AdminStudio
2 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (21.43%) Banking
2 6 (14.29%) Finance
3 3 (7.14%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.76%) French Language
5 1 (2.38%) Retail
5 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Analyst
2 11 (26.19%) Developer
3 7 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) DB2 DBA
4 6 (14.29%) Administrator
4 6 (14.29%) DBA
5 4 (9.52%) Analyst Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Mainframe Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Programmer
6 3 (7.14%) Environment Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Programmer
6 3 (7.14%) Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Operations Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Mainframe Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) IT Security Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) ISPF
2 2 (4.76%) Middleware
3 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (71.43%) Mainframe
2 9 (21.43%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (7.14%) VSAM
4 2 (4.76%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.38%) LPAR
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Windows
2 10 (23.81%) zOS
3 9 (21.43%) UNIX
4 6 (14.29%) MVS
5 5 (11.90%) Linux
6 2 (4.76%) AIX
6 2 (4.76%) Solaris
6 2 (4.76%) OS/390
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
1 4 (9.52%) Change Management
1 4 (9.52%) Information Management
1 4 (9.52%) Release Management
1 4 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 2 (4.76%) Project Management
3 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
3 2 (4.76%) Load Balancing
3 2 (4.76%) Data Architecture
3 2 (4.76%) Database Tuning
4 1 (2.38%) Change Control
4 1 (2.38%) Software Distribution
4 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.38%) TOGAF
4 1 (2.38%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 30 (71.43%) JCL
2 10 (23.81%) SQL
3 5 (11.90%) COBOL
4 4 (9.52%) SELCOPY
5 2 (4.76%) C
6 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.38%) VB
6 1 (2.38%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.38%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) RACF
2 6 (14.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) Tivoli
2 4 (9.52%) MAINVIEW
3 3 (7.14%) CA Endevor
4 2 (4.76%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (2.38%) SCCM
5 1 (2.38%) WSUS
5 1 (2.38%) Control-M
5 1 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) IBM
2 10 (23.81%) CA
3 5 (11.90%) BMC
3 5 (11.90%) HP
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle
4 2 (4.76%) SAP
5 1 (2.38%) ION Trading
5 1 (2.38%) Symantec
5 1 (2.38%) VMware
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft