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 3 months to 22 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 134 124
Rank change year-on-year +24 -10  
Contract jobs citing RACF 7 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.32% 0.58% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 3.40% 3.21% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 7
Median daily rate £429 £463 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.18% +36.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £418 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £555 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £486 £375
% change year-on-year -17.12% +29.66%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 206 530 257
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 9.52% 18.03% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 242 120
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £200 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 26 10
Median hourly rate £20.25 £38.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.71% +123.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £35.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £42.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

RACF
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +15 7 £429 +22.64%
RACF
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 Scotland region with a requirement for RACF.

1 9 (75.00%) Unix
1 9 (75.00%) Mainframe
1 9 (75.00%) zSecure
2 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 8 (66.67%) Information Security
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) Sybase
3 7 (58.33%) DB2
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (58.33%) Shell Script
3 7 (58.33%) JCL
3 7 (58.33%) Middleware
3 7 (58.33%) MQSeries
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (58.33%) SAS
3 7 (58.33%) Kerberos
3 7 (58.33%) SSL
3 7 (58.33%) IBM
3 7 (58.33%) CICS
3 7 (58.33%) Assembly Language
3 7 (58.33%) CA
3 7 (58.33%) REXX
3 7 (58.33%) zOS
3 7 (58.33%) Security Management
3 7 (58.33%) SSH
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (58.33%) PKI
3 7 (58.33%) ISPF
3 7 (58.33%) Project Planning
3 7 (58.33%) Time Management

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 7 (58.33%) CICS
1 7 (58.33%) MQSeries
1 7 (58.33%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Kerberos
1 7 (58.33%) SSH
1 7 (58.33%) SSL
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Assembler Programmer
2 2 (16.67%) Information Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Information Security Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Mainframe Programmer
2 2 (16.67%) Programmer
2 2 (16.67%) RACF Programmer
2 2 (16.67%) SAS Programmer
2 2 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Mainframe Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) RACF Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) RACF Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) RACF Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) ISPF
1 7 (58.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (58.33%) PKI
3 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Unix
2 7 (58.33%) zOS
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Information Security
2 7 (58.33%) Project Planning
2 7 (58.33%) Security Management
2 7 (58.33%) Time Management
3 6 (50.00%) People Management
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Process Management
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) Assembly Language
2 7 (58.33%) CLIST
2 7 (58.33%) JCL
2 7 (58.33%) REXX
2 7 (58.33%) Shell Script
3 6 (50.00%) Perl
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 7 (58.33%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (16.67%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) CA
1 7 (58.33%) IBM
1 7 (58.33%) Sybase
2 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle