The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for RACF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RACF over the 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 153 194
Rank change year-on-year -7 +41  
Contract jobs citing RACF 1 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.031% 0.32% 0.037%
As % of the System Software category 0.29% 3.13% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 2
Median daily rate £390 £450 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £475 £485
% change year-on-year -13.42% -2.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £31.30
% change year-on-year - +27.79%  

RACF is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 339 351 540
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.49% 10.08% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 275 403
Median daily rate £450 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £277 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £362 £348
% change year-on-year -0.41% +3.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 25
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% +8.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -  

RACF
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing RACF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for RACF in the City of London

RACF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RACF in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for RACF in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RACF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for RACF.

1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
1 1 (100.00%) MVS
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) zSecure

RACF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) RACF Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) MVS
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM