Period
to 21 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for RACF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RACF over the 6 months to 21 October 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 192 183
Rank change year-on-year +26 -9 -9
Contract jobs citing RACF 16 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.33% 0.19% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 3.36% 1.28% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 8
Scotland median daily rate £429 £463 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.19% +38.06% -16.77%
10th Percentile £412 £371 £307
90th Percentile £439 £519 £388
UK median daily rate £400 £475 £428
% change year-on-year -15.79% +11.11% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year - +160.16% -47.44%

RACF is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 476 704 540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.90% 14.92% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 398 233
Scotland median daily rate £375 £321 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.00% +4.23% -4.28%
10th Percentile £130 £159 £133
90th Percentile £525 £458 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £358
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.89% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 37 31
Scotland median hourly rate £19.50 £36.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.83% +94.59% -2.63%
10th Percentile £10.26 £14.76 £13.00
90th Percentile £35.75 £42.40 £31.10
UK median hourly rate £16.66 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.13% - +6.67%

RACF
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing RACF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for RACF in Scotland

RACF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RACF in Scotland

RACF
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RACF within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +7 16 £429 +22.64%
RACF
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 Scotland region with a requirement for RACF.

1 16 (100.00%) SQL
1 16 (100.00%) Sybase
1 16 (100.00%) DB2
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 16 (100.00%) Unix
1 16 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 16 (100.00%) SAS
1 16 (100.00%) Kerberos
1 16 (100.00%) SSL
1 16 (100.00%) IBM
1 16 (100.00%) CICS
1 16 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 16 (100.00%) CA
1 16 (100.00%) REXX
1 16 (100.00%) zOS
1 16 (100.00%) JCL
1 16 (100.00%) Middleware
1 16 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 16 (100.00%) Security Management
1 16 (100.00%) SSH
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 16 (100.00%) PKI
1 16 (100.00%) ISPF
1 16 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 16 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
1 16 (100.00%) CLIST
1 16 (100.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 16 (100.00%) Time Management
1 16 (100.00%) zSecure

RACF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 16 (100.00%) CICS
1 16 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 16 (100.00%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 16 (100.00%) Kerberos
1 16 (100.00%) SSH
1 16 (100.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 15 (93.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Assembler Programmer
1 6 (37.50%) Mainframe Programmer
1 6 (37.50%) Programmer
1 6 (37.50%) RACF Programmer
1 6 (37.50%) SAS Programmer
2 4 (25.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) ISPF
1 16 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 16 (100.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Unix
1 16 (100.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 16 (100.00%) Security Management
1 16 (100.00%) Time Management
2 15 (93.75%) Information Security
2 15 (93.75%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 16 (100.00%) CLIST
1 16 (100.00%) JCL
1 16 (100.00%) REXX
1 16 (100.00%) SQL
2 15 (93.75%) Perl
2 15 (93.75%) Shell Script
System Software
1 16 (100.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 16 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 16 (100.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) CA
1 16 (100.00%) IBM
1 16 (100.00%) Sybase