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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
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Rank 573 538 517
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -21
Contract jobs citing REXX 10 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.031% 0.049%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.052% 0.084% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 16
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£238 £488 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.28% +21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £278 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £488 £400
% change year-on-year
-58.97% +21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 - -
UK excluding London average 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
19366 17833 17027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.95% 37.03% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12920 11207 10448
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 420 487 705
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.95 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £44.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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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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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 6 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 30 January 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
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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 -19 10 £238 -51.28% 3
East of England +3 4 - -
Essex - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Nottingham - - - -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 32 (86.49%) Mainframe
2 21 (56.76%) DB2
3 20 (54.05%) JCL
4 18 (48.65%) CICS
4 18 (48.65%) COBOL
5 14 (37.84%) Finance
6 13 (35.14%) IBM Mainframe
6 13 (35.14%) IBM
7 10 (27.03%) Assembly Language
7 10 (27.03%) Banking
8 9 (24.32%) ISPF
8 9 (24.32%) WebSphere
8 9 (24.32%) RACF
8 9 (24.32%) SQL
9 8 (21.62%) UNIX
9 8 (21.62%) WebSphere MQ
9 8 (21.62%) OMEGAMON
10 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
10 7 (18.92%) zOS
10 7 (18.92%) MVS
10 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
10 7 (18.92%) SMTP
11 6 (16.22%) HP
11 6 (16.22%) MS Office
11 6 (16.22%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (13.51%) SELCOPY
12 5 (13.51%) VSAM
12 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
13 4 (10.81%) CA Gen

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 18 (48.65%) CICS
2 9 (24.32%) WebSphere
3 6 (16.22%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (8.11%) StreamWeaver
4 3 (8.11%) Exstream Dialogue
5 2 (5.41%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Office
2 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) SMTP
2 2 (5.41%) SMS
2 2 (5.41%) DNS
2 2 (5.41%) DHCP
3 1 (2.70%) RIP
3 1 (2.70%) SNA
3 1 (2.70%) SAN
3 1 (2.70%) Firewall
3 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (56.76%) DB2
2 4 (10.81%) Easytrieve
3 1 (2.70%) Adabas
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) CA Gen
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.70%) MSI
2 1 (2.70%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.70%) AdminStudio
2 1 (2.70%) ChangeMan
General
1 14 (37.84%) Finance
2 10 (27.03%) Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Developer
3 7 (18.92%) DBA
4 5 (13.51%) Architect
4 5 (13.51%) Mainframe Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Mainframe Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Mainframe DBA
5 4 (10.81%) Technical Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Administrator
6 3 (8.11%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (5.41%) DB2 DBA
7 2 (5.41%) DB2 Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Programmer
8 1 (2.70%) Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.70%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) SQL Data Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Systems Programmer
8 1 (2.70%) COBOL Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) ISPF
2 8 (21.62%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (5.41%) XML
4 1 (2.70%) .NET
4 1 (2.70%) ATL
4 1 (2.70%) EntireX
4 1 (2.70%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 32 (86.49%) Mainframe
2 13 (35.14%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (13.51%) VSAM
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) UNIX
2 7 (18.92%) zOS
2 7 (18.92%) MVS
3 3 (8.11%) Windows
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
2 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.81%) Change Management
3 4 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.41%) Integration Testing
5 1 (2.70%) ITIL
5 1 (2.70%) RUP
5 1 (2.70%) DSDM
5 1 (2.70%) Regression Testing
5 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.70%) Project Management
5 1 (2.70%) Data Architecture
5 1 (2.70%) System Testing
5 1 (2.70%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.70%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.70%) Software Distribution
5 1 (2.70%) Low Latency
5 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (54.05%) JCL
2 18 (48.65%) COBOL
3 10 (27.03%) Assembly Language
4 9 (24.32%) SQL
5 5 (13.51%) SELCOPY
6 3 (8.11%) Tcl
7 2 (5.41%) C#
8 1 (2.70%) Java
8 1 (2.70%) VB
8 1 (2.70%) NATURAL
8 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
1 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.70%) COBIT
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) RACF
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (8.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (5.41%) WMI
4 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.70%) SCCM
4 1 (2.70%) CA Endevor
4 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) IBM
2 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
3 6 (16.22%) HP
4 3 (8.11%) CA
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle
5 1 (2.70%) SAP
5 1 (2.70%) Symantec
5 1 (2.70%) VMware