The table below looks at the statistics for RACF skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RACF over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank - 108 -
Contract jobs citing RACF 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.045% -
As % of the System Software category - 0.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £398
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -24.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
RACF
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
190 253 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.49% 11.44% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 93 68
Average daily rate £325 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £130 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 74 34
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +47.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £29.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

RACF
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RACF across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

RACF Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

RACF
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RACF across the West Midlands region.

RACF Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

RACF
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RACF across the West Midlands region.

RACF Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

RACF
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing RACF 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 RACF.

1 10 (100.00%) DB2
1 10 (100.00%) CICS
1 10 (100.00%) CA
1 10 (100.00%) zOS
1 10 (100.00%) JCL
1 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 10 (100.00%) CA Endevor
1 10 (100.00%) QA

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing RACF 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 RACF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) DB2
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Analyst
1 10 (100.00%) CICS Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) zOS
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (100.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) CA