The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 System Software category for the West Midlands region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Rank - 103 107
Contract jobs citing RACF 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.10% 0.044%
As % of the System Software category - 0.93% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £425 £292
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +45.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
211 214 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.72% 10.90% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 101 70
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £177 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 37 33
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £25.00 £22.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
RACF
England

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 23 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) REXX
1 3 (100.00%) zOS
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) DB2
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) SAP
2 2 (66.67%) SMS
2 2 (66.67%) SNA
2 2 (66.67%) ISPF
2 2 (66.67%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (66.67%) Data Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) LPAR
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) CICS
3 1 (33.33%) BMC
3 1 (33.33%) CA
3 1 (33.33%) MVS
3 1 (33.33%) Control-M
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (33.33%) CICS
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SMS
1 2 (66.67%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) DBA
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) DB2 DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) zOS
2 1 (33.33%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (66.67%) Data Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) REXX
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (33.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) BMC
2 1 (33.33%) CA