The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for REXX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited REXX over the 3 months to 28 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.

REXX
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 593 628 605
Rank change year-on-year +35 -23  
Contract jobs citing REXX 15 11 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.021% 0.068%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.081% 0.054% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 18
Median daily rate £405 £315 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -25.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £312 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £555 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £315 £434
% change year-on-year +28.57% -27.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.50

REXX is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18600 20427 20076
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.25% 38.12% 37.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12804 13984 13005
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 480 413
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing REXX as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for REXX in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for REXX in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REXX over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REXX in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for REXX in the UK

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Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REXX within the UK over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Scotland +34 11 £416 -
Renfrewshire - 10 £416 -
Erskine - 10 £416 -
England +25 4 £390 +23.80% 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £390 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £390 -
North East - 2 £390 -
North West +25 1 £525 +66.66%
Edinburgh +22 1 - -
East of England 0 1 £350 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £525 -
Knutsford - 1 £525 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £350 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £350 - 1

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing REXX 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 REXX.

1 13 (56.52%) VB
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
1 13 (56.52%) Windows XP
1 13 (56.52%) Tcl
1 13 (56.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 13 (56.52%) Windows 7
1 13 (56.52%) Patch Management
2 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2012
2 12 (52.17%) Software Distribution
2 12 (52.17%) Windows 10
2 12 (52.17%) Windows Server
2 12 (52.17%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 12 (52.17%) Prototyping
2 12 (52.17%) PowerShell
2 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (52.17%) Configuration Management
2 12 (52.17%) MSI
2 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 12 (52.17%) Linux
2 12 (52.17%) HTTP
2 12 (52.17%) HTTPS
2 12 (52.17%) SSL
2 12 (52.17%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
4 7 (30.43%) DB2
5 5 (21.74%) Time Sharing Option
5 5 (21.74%) IBM
5 5 (21.74%) Mainframe

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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 1 (4.35%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) HTTP
1 12 (52.17%) HTTPS
1 12 (52.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) MSI
2 1 (4.35%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (13.04%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) DB2 DBA
1 6 (26.09%) DBA
2 2 (8.70%) Mainframe Specialist
2 2 (8.70%) Production DBA
3 1 (4.35%) Administrator
3 1 (4.35%) Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Mainframe Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared DBA
3 1 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.35%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
1 13 (56.52%) Windows 7
1 13 (56.52%) Windows XP
2 12 (52.17%) Linux
2 12 (52.17%) Windows 10
2 12 (52.17%) Windows Server
2 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (17.39%) zOS
4 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Patch Management
2 12 (52.17%) Configuration Management
2 12 (52.17%) Prototyping
2 12 (52.17%) Software Distribution
2 12 (52.17%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 3 (13.04%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) Tcl
1 13 (56.52%) VB
2 12 (52.17%) PowerShell
2 12 (52.17%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) JCL
4 2 (8.70%) Assembly Language
4 2 (8.70%) COBOL
5 1 (4.35%) C
5 1 (4.35%) Fortran
5 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
1 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) MCP
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (4.35%) RACF
Systems Management
1 13 (56.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (8.70%) CA Endevor
3 1 (4.35%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) CA
1 5 (21.74%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) BMC
2 1 (4.35%) Compuware
2 1 (4.35%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft