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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
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Rank 561 538 509
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -29
Contract jobs citing REXX 38 32 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.062% 0.067%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.19% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 13
Average daily rate
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£420 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £300 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £318 £400
% change year-on-year
+33.07% -20.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 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
19937 19106 17035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.16% 36.81% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12929 12211 10557
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 457 624
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £16.78 £16.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £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 March 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 12 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 March 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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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 +1 35 £348 -7.33%
East Midlands - 4 £210 -
Scotland -11 3 £423 -
South East -35 3 £250 -23.07%
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
West Sussex - - - -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 44 (86.27%) Mainframe
2 28 (54.90%) JCL
2 28 (54.90%) DB2
3 27 (52.94%) COBOL
4 25 (49.02%) IBM
5 24 (47.06%) IBM Mainframe
6 21 (41.18%) Assembly Language
7 20 (39.22%) CICS
8 17 (33.33%) Finance
9 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
10 14 (27.45%) UNIX
10 14 (27.45%) MS Excel
10 14 (27.45%) Banking
10 14 (27.45%) ISPF
11 13 (25.49%) SQL
12 10 (19.61%) zOS
13 9 (17.65%) MQSeries
13 9 (17.65%) Degree
13 9 (17.65%) CA Gen
13 9 (17.65%) SELCOPY
14 8 (15.69%) Data Analysis
14 8 (15.69%) System Testing
14 8 (15.69%) QA
14 8 (15.69%) Migration
14 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
14 8 (15.69%) MS Office
14 8 (15.69%) Configuration Management
15 7 (13.73%) SAS
15 7 (13.73%) Base SAS
15 7 (13.73%) SAS Data Integration Studio

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 20 (39.22%) CICS
2 9 (17.65%) MQSeries
3 7 (13.73%) SAS
4 5 (9.80%) WebSphere
5 4 (7.84%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (27.45%) MS Excel
2 8 (15.69%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) MS Project
3 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) PaaS
1 1 (1.96%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.84%) SMTP
3 3 (5.88%) Firewall
4 2 (3.92%) iSCSI
4 2 (3.92%) NAS
4 2 (3.92%) SAN
5 1 (1.96%) Internet
5 1 (1.96%) DNS
5 1 (1.96%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.96%) DHCP
5 1 (1.96%) FTP
5 1 (1.96%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (54.90%) DB2
2 7 (13.73%) Base SAS
2 7 (13.73%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 5 (9.80%) Easytrieve
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.92%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) CA Gen
2 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.92%) MSI
2 2 (3.92%) InstallShield
2 2 (3.92%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.96%) ChangeMan
3 1 (1.96%) Subversion
3 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.96%) ClearCase
General
1 17 (33.33%) Finance
2 14 (27.45%) Banking
3 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Marketing
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (27.45%) Developer
2 11 (21.57%) DBA
3 9 (17.65%) Analyst
4 7 (13.73%) Programmer
4 7 (13.73%) Mainframe DBA
5 6 (11.76%) SAS Developer
6 5 (9.80%) Technical Architect
6 5 (9.80%) Architect
6 5 (9.80%) Mainframe Architect
6 5 (9.80%) Mainframe Developer
6 5 (9.80%) Designer
7 4 (7.84%) DB2 Developer
7 4 (7.84%) DB2 DBA
7 4 (7.84%) Administrator
8 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Mainframe Programmer
9 2 (3.92%) Automation Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Junior
10 1 (1.96%) Storage Specialist
10 1 (1.96%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (27.45%) ISPF
2 5 (9.80%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (3.92%) .NET
3 2 (3.92%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.92%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.96%) XML
4 1 (1.96%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 44 (86.27%) Mainframe
2 24 (47.06%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (13.73%) Data Extraction
3 7 (13.73%) Computer Science
4 6 (11.76%) VSAM
5 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.96%) Statistics
6 1 (1.96%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.96%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 14 (27.45%) UNIX
2 10 (19.61%) zOS
3 6 (11.76%) Windows
4 3 (5.88%) MVS
4 3 (5.88%) Linux
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.96%) AIX
6 1 (1.96%) HPUX
6 1 (1.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) Configuration Management
1 8 (15.69%) Migration
1 8 (15.69%) Data Analysis
1 8 (15.69%) System Testing
2 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (11.76%) Change Management
3 5 (9.80%) ITIL
4 4 (7.84%) Unit Testing
5 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.92%) Integration Testing
6 2 (3.92%) Business Analysis
6 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.92%) Software Distribution
7 1 (1.96%) Low Latency
7 1 (1.96%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.96%) People Management
7 1 (1.96%) Performance Testing
7 1 (1.96%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.96%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.96%) Monte Carlo Method
Programming Languages
1 28 (54.90%) JCL
2 27 (52.94%) COBOL
3 21 (41.18%) Assembly Language
4 13 (25.49%) SQL
5 9 (17.65%) SELCOPY
6 3 (5.88%) VB
6 3 (5.88%) Tcl
7 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.92%) NATURAL
7 2 (3.92%) Perl
7 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.96%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (1.96%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.96%) C#
8 1 (1.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) Degree
2 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) QA
2 2 (3.92%) SLA
3 1 (1.96%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) RACF
2 3 (5.88%) VMware ESX
2 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (5.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.92%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.92%) WMI
3 2 (3.92%) WSUS
3 2 (3.92%) SCCM
4 1 (1.96%) Puppet
4 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.96%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 25 (49.02%) IBM
2 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.80%) CA
4 3 (5.88%) VMware
4 3 (5.88%) HP
5 2 (3.92%) Symantec
6 1 (1.96%) Perforce
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle
6 1 (1.96%) Citrix
6 1 (1.96%) Sun