The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
REXX
Rank 587 544 485
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -59
Contract jobs citing REXX 17 21 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.041% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.084% 0.11% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 39
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 £365 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £338 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £437 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £404 £349 £337
% change year-on-year
+15.77% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.25
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20300 19476 20736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.13% 38.11% 35.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12991 12052 12380
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £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 418 567 789
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

REXX
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

REXX
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

REXX
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 28 July 2014.

REXX Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

REXX
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

REXX
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 28 July 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
(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 -6 16 £396 +4.27%
South West - 10 £393 -
Bournemouth - 3 £393 -
Dorset - 3 £393 -
Scotland -25 1 £456 +35.20%
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North East - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -

REXX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 34 (65.38%) Mainframe
2 31 (59.62%) JCL
3 20 (38.46%) IBM
4 14 (26.92%) UNIX
5 13 (25.00%) Tivoli
6 12 (23.08%) CA
6 12 (23.08%) Windows
7 11 (21.15%) SQL
7 11 (21.15%) Banking
7 11 (21.15%) ISPF
8 10 (19.23%) CICS
8 10 (19.23%) zOS
8 10 (19.23%) RACF
9 9 (17.31%) Finance
9 9 (17.31%) IBM Mainframe
10 8 (15.38%) DB2
11 7 (13.46%) AIX
11 7 (13.46%) SMTP
11 7 (13.46%) MVS
11 7 (13.46%) Change Management
11 7 (13.46%) Information Management
12 6 (11.54%) LPAR
12 6 (11.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 6 (11.54%) HP
13 5 (9.62%) BMC
13 5 (9.62%) HACMP
13 5 (9.62%) Linux
13 5 (9.62%) COBOL
13 5 (9.62%) SELCOPY
14 4 (7.69%) SNA

REXX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 10 (19.23%) CICS
2 4 (7.69%) Exstream Dialogue
3 3 (5.77%) SAS
4 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.92%) IIS
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) SMTP
2 4 (7.69%) SNA
3 2 (3.85%) SAN
3 2 (3.85%) Telnet
3 2 (3.85%) X.25
3 2 (3.85%) Firewall
3 2 (3.85%) FTP
3 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.85%) SMS
4 1 (1.92%) WAN
4 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.92%) NAS
4 1 (1.92%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) DB2
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.92%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) ChangeMan
2 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.92%) MSI
2 1 (1.92%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.92%) AdminStudio
General
1 11 (21.15%) Banking
2 9 (17.31%) Finance
3 3 (5.77%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.85%) Retail
4 2 (3.85%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.85%) French Language
Job Titles
1 18 (34.62%) Analyst
2 14 (26.92%) Developer
3 8 (15.38%) Administrator
4 7 (13.46%) Operations Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) DB2 DBA
5 6 (11.54%) DBA
6 5 (9.62%) Consultant
7 4 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (7.69%) Mainframe Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Programmer
8 3 (5.77%) Environment Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) UNIX Administrator
8 3 (5.77%) Systems Programmer
8 3 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Security Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.85%) IT Consultant
9 2 (3.85%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (3.85%) Senior Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) ISPF
2 2 (3.85%) .NET
2 2 (3.85%) Middleware
3 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.92%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 34 (65.38%) Mainframe
2 9 (17.31%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (11.54%) LPAR
4 5 (9.62%) HACMP
5 3 (5.77%) VSAM
6 2 (3.85%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.92%) Wiki
7 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.92%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.92%) UNIX
2 12 (23.08%) Windows
3 10 (19.23%) zOS
4 7 (13.46%) MVS
4 7 (13.46%) AIX
5 5 (9.62%) Linux
6 2 (3.85%) OS/390
6 2 (3.85%) Solaris
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.46%) Change Management
1 7 (13.46%) Information Management
2 4 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (7.69%) Project Management
2 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
2 4 (7.69%) Release Management
2 4 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (5.77%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (5.77%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.85%) Load Balancing
4 2 (3.85%) Data Architecture
4 2 (3.85%) Database Tuning
4 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
4 2 (3.85%) Configuration Management
4 2 (3.85%) Business Analysis
5 1 (1.92%) TOGAF
5 1 (1.92%) Change Control
5 1 (1.92%) Software Distribution
5 1 (1.92%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.92%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 31 (59.62%) JCL
2 11 (21.15%) SQL
3 5 (9.62%) COBOL
3 5 (9.62%) SELCOPY
4 2 (3.85%) C
4 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.92%) VB
5 1 (1.92%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.92%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 10 (19.23%) RACF
2 6 (11.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (3.85%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (25.00%) Tivoli
2 4 (7.69%) MAINVIEW
3 3 (5.77%) CA Endevor
4 2 (3.85%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (1.92%) SCCM
5 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.92%) Control-M
5 1 (1.92%) WSUS
5 1 (1.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 20 (38.46%) IBM
2 12 (23.08%) CA
3 6 (11.54%) HP
4 5 (9.62%) BMC
5 3 (5.77%) Oracle
6 2 (3.85%) SAP
6 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.85%) VMware
7 1 (1.92%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.92%) IronPort
7 1 (1.92%) Informatica
7 1 (1.92%) Symantec
7 1 (1.92%) Open Text
7 1 (1.92%) Citrix
7 1 (1.92%) Siebel
7 1 (1.92%) Business Objects