The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 71 73 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 -  
Contract jobs citing RACF 1 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.11% 1.25% -
As % of the System Software category 1.39% 11.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Median daily rate £400 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £475 £340
% change year-on-year -13.68% +39.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 72 160 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 8.02% 10.53% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 63 37
Median daily rate £395 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.22% +24.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £294 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -4.13% +4.10%  

RACF
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

RACF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RACF in Edinburgh

RACF
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for RACF.

1 4 (80.00%) zOS
2 3 (60.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) OpenVMS
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Cryptography
3 2 (40.00%) Sourcefire
3 2 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (40.00%) iSeries
3 2 (40.00%) SIEM
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) TACACS
3 2 (40.00%) Tandem
3 2 (40.00%) Malware Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) FireEye
3 2 (40.00%) Security Monitoring
4 1 (20.00%) zSecure
4 1 (20.00%) ACF2
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Finance

RACF
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
1 2 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (40.00%) TACACS
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Monitoring Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Security Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Security Monitoring Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) RACF Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Security Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) iSeries
2 2 (40.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) zOS
2 2 (40.00%) OpenVMS
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Cryptography
1 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (40.00%) Malware Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Security Monitoring
1 2 (40.00%) SIEM
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) FireEye
1 2 (40.00%) Sourcefire
2 1 (20.00%) IBM