Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 853 859 780
Rank change year-on-year +6 -79 -35
Contract jobs citing RACF 31 40 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.038% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.24% 0.31% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 32
UK median daily rate £400 £475 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +11.11% -5.00%
10th Percentile £314 £315 £330
90th Percentile £440 £595 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £448 £426
% change year-on-year -21.79% +4.99% +5.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +213.73% -56.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year - +213.73% -56.41%

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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12996 13026 11515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.60% 12.35% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8435 8163 6558
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84% +8.89%
10th Percentile £156 £173 £158
90th Percentile £610 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 728 885 1239
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.04
90th Percentile £47.08 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +4.92%

RACF
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for RACF in the UK

RACF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RACF in the UK

RACF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RACF over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RACF in the UK

RACF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing RACF.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RACF in the UK

RACF
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RACF within the UK over the 6 months to 22 November 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
UK excluding London +29 22 £350 -21.79% 1
England +1 16 £375 -21.05% 2
Scotland 0 15 £429 -1.27% 1
London -33 9 £400 -15.79% 2
North of England +70 2 £350 -24.53%
Yorkshire +23 2 £350 -24.53%
South West +3 2 - -
East of England -13 2 £290 -22.67%
West Midlands +26 1 £325 -34.18%
Midlands +23 1 £325 -34.18%

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

1 29 (93.55%) zOS
2 24 (77.42%) Unix
2 24 (77.42%) Finance
3 20 (64.52%) Mainframe
4 19 (61.29%) IBM
4 19 (61.29%) zSecure
5 18 (58.06%) DB2
5 18 (58.06%) JCL
6 17 (54.84%) REXX
6 17 (54.84%) Security Management
6 17 (54.84%) ISPF
7 16 (51.61%) Time Sharing Option
7 16 (51.61%) SSL
7 16 (51.61%) Middleware
7 16 (51.61%) SQL
7 16 (51.61%) Microsoft Excel
8 15 (48.39%) SAS
8 15 (48.39%) Kerberos
8 15 (48.39%) MQSeries
8 15 (48.39%) CICS
8 15 (48.39%) Assembly Language
8 15 (48.39%) CA
8 15 (48.39%) Sybase
8 15 (48.39%) Microsoft Office
8 15 (48.39%) CLIST
8 15 (48.39%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 15 (48.39%) Project Planning
8 15 (48.39%) Time Management
8 15 (48.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 15 (48.39%) PKI

RACF
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 15 (48.39%) CICS
1 15 (48.39%) MQSeries
1 15 (48.39%) SAS
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (51.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (48.39%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (48.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 16 (51.61%) SSL
2 15 (48.39%) Kerberos
2 15 (48.39%) SSH
3 1 (3.23%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (58.06%) DB2
General
1 24 (77.42%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) CyberArk Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Assembler Programmer
2 6 (19.35%) Mainframe Programmer
2 6 (19.35%) Programmer
2 6 (19.35%) RACF Programmer
2 6 (19.35%) SAS Programmer
3 5 (16.13%) Security Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Mainframe Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Mainframe Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) RACF Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) RACF Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) RACF Security Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Security Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Security Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) RACF Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) RACF Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (54.84%) ISPF
2 16 (51.61%) Middleware
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (64.52%) Mainframe
2 15 (48.39%) PKI
3 2 (6.45%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.23%) FMCG
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (93.55%) zOS
2 24 (77.42%) Unix
3 9 (29.03%) Linux
3 9 (29.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Security Management
2 15 (48.39%) Project Planning
2 15 (48.39%) Time Management
3 14 (45.16%) Information Security
3 14 (45.16%) People Management
4 9 (29.03%) Identity Management
5 8 (25.81%) Privileged Identity Management
6 7 (22.58%) Integration Testing
6 7 (22.58%) System Testing
6 7 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.45%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (3.23%) Compliance Audit
8 1 (3.23%) Data Analysis
8 1 (3.23%) Data Mapping
8 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
8 1 (3.23%) Line Management
8 1 (3.23%) Privileged Access Management
8 1 (3.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (58.06%) JCL
2 17 (54.84%) REXX
3 16 (51.61%) SQL
4 15 (48.39%) Assembly Language
4 15 (48.39%) CLIST
5 14 (45.16%) Perl
5 14 (45.16%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.23%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (51.61%) Time Sharing Option
2 15 (48.39%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.23%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 19 (61.29%) zSecure
Vendors
1 19 (61.29%) IBM
2 15 (48.39%) CA
2 15 (48.39%) Sybase
3 8 (25.81%) CyberArk
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle