The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 June 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)
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 160 147
Contract jobs citing RACF 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.078% 0.053%
As % of the System Software category - 0.77% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £700 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £498 £375
% change year-on-year -18.99% +32.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.30
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 North West with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 317 392 454
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.77% 10.25% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 199 233
Median daily rate £379 £385 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.68% +28.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £209 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 43 63
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.81% -4.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.36 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.21 £16.00 £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +22.85%  

RACF
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 North West

RACF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RACF in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 North West region with a requirement for RACF.

1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) ISPF
2 1 (50.00%) CA Endevor
2 1 (50.00%) People Management
2 1 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) CICS
2 1 (50.00%) REXX
2 1 (50.00%) zOS
2 1 (50.00%) JCL

RACF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (50.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) People Management
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JCL
1 1 (50.00%) REXX
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM