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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
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Rank 580 543 534
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -9
Contract jobs citing REXX 15 39 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.076% 0.046%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.072% 0.20% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 14
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£400 £481 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.88% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £353 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £501 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £488 £375
% change year-on-year
-17.94% +30.00%
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
20975 19538 18709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.02% 37.86% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14282 12430 11439
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 572 738
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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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 19 December 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 15 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 19 December 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 -45 14 £400 -17.94%
London +3 7 £410 -7.60%
Scotland -11 1 - -
Edinburgh -18 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Essex - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Halifax - - - -
East of England - - - -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 32 (76.19%) Mainframe
2 22 (52.38%) JCL
3 21 (50.00%) CICS
4 15 (35.71%) COBOL
4 15 (35.71%) IBM
4 15 (35.71%) IBM Mainframe
5 14 (33.33%) Finance
5 14 (33.33%) DB2
6 13 (30.95%) RACF
7 12 (28.57%) Banking
8 11 (26.19%) ISPF
8 11 (26.19%) UNIX
8 11 (26.19%) HP
9 10 (23.81%) zOS
10 9 (21.43%) WebSphere
10 9 (21.43%) SQL
11 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
11 8 (19.05%) WebSphere MQ
11 8 (19.05%) OMEGAMON
12 7 (16.67%) Unit Testing
12 7 (16.67%) Exstream
12 7 (16.67%) Exstream Dialogue
12 7 (16.67%) MVS
12 7 (16.67%) SMTP
12 7 (16.67%) Windows
13 6 (14.29%) MS Office
13 6 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (14.29%) CA
14 5 (11.90%) Assembly Language
14 5 (11.90%) Tivoli

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 21 (50.00%) CICS
2 9 (21.43%) WebSphere
3 7 (16.67%) Exstream Dialogue
4 6 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (7.14%) StreamWeaver
6 2 (4.76%) SAS
7 1 (2.38%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Office
2 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) SMTP
2 2 (4.76%) NAS
2 2 (4.76%) iSCSI
2 2 (4.76%) Firewall
2 2 (4.76%) SMS
2 2 (4.76%) DNS
2 2 (4.76%) DHCP
2 2 (4.76%) SAN
3 1 (2.38%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (33.33%) DB2
2 4 (9.52%) Easytrieve
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) Adabas
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) ChangeMan
1 2 (4.76%) MSI
1 2 (4.76%) InstallShield
1 2 (4.76%) AdminStudio
1 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (33.33%) Finance
2 12 (28.57%) Banking
3 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.76%) French Language
5 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Analyst
2 10 (23.81%) Developer
3 7 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Architect
4 5 (11.90%) Mainframe Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Technical Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Programmer
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Programmer
6 3 (7.14%) Mainframe Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Environment Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Administrator
8 1 (2.38%) DBA
8 1 (2.38%) Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.38%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) ISPF
2 8 (19.05%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (4.76%) Application Packaging
3 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.76%) .NET
3 2 (4.76%) XML
4 1 (2.38%) ATL
4 1 (2.38%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 32 (76.19%) Mainframe
2 15 (35.71%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (11.90%) VSAM
4 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) UNIX
2 10 (23.81%) zOS
3 7 (16.67%) MVS
3 7 (16.67%) Windows
4 3 (7.14%) Linux
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.52%) Change Management
4 3 (7.14%) Project Management
4 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.76%) Software Distribution
5 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.76%) ITIL
6 1 (2.38%) RUP
6 1 (2.38%) DSDM
6 1 (2.38%) TDD
6 1 (2.38%) Validation
6 1 (2.38%) Scrum
6 1 (2.38%) Automated Testing
6 1 (2.38%) Data Architecture
6 1 (2.38%) System Testing
6 1 (2.38%) Integration Testing
6 1 (2.38%) Low Latency
6 1 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.38%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (52.38%) JCL
2 15 (35.71%) COBOL
3 9 (21.43%) SQL
4 5 (11.90%) Assembly Language
4 5 (11.90%) SELCOPY
5 4 (9.52%) Tcl
6 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.76%) C#
6 2 (4.76%) VB
7 1 (2.38%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.38%) COBIT
1 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 13 (30.95%) RACF
2 4 (9.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.76%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) OMEGAMON
2 5 (11.90%) Tivoli
3 4 (9.52%) CA Endevor
3 4 (9.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (4.76%) SCCM
4 2 (4.76%) WSUS
4 2 (4.76%) WMI
5 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) IBM
2 11 (26.19%) HP
3 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 6 (14.29%) CA
5 3 (7.14%) Oracle
6 2 (4.76%) VMware
6 2 (4.76%) Symantec
7 1 (2.38%) SAP