Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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.

REXX
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 849 861 808
Rank change year-on-year +12 -53 +50
Contract jobs citing REXX 30 27 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.026% 0.068%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.070% 0.064% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 24
UK median daily rate £364 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.93% +3.45% -9.31%
10th Percentile £260 £232 £249
90th Percentile £438 £493 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £375 £396
% change year-on-year +13.13% -5.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £26.50

REXX is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 42954 41918 43850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.00% 40.30% 38.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 30018 28802 29667
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £368
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 801 874 1054
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +21.95%
10th Percentile £16.13 £14.37 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +20.19%

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Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing REXX.

Contractor hourly rate trend for REXX in the UK

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Top 9 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 6 months to 20 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 +39 25 £424 +13.13%
Scotland 0 18 £429 -
England +19 12 £299 -17.59%
London -13 5 £288 -11.54%
East of England -14 3 - -
North of England +50 2 £310 -21.32%
South East +4 2 £430 -
North East +53 1 £310 -17.44%
Yorkshire +15 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 24 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 23 (76.67%) JCL
2 23 (76.67%) ISPF
3 22 (73.33%) Time Sharing Option
3 22 (73.33%) SQL
3 22 (73.33%) DB2
3 22 (73.33%) IBM
4 20 (66.67%) CA
5 18 (60.00%) CICS
5 18 (60.00%) SSL
6 17 (56.67%) zOS
6 17 (56.67%) RACF
7 16 (53.33%) Middleware
7 16 (53.33%) Finance
7 16 (53.33%) zSecure
8 15 (50.00%) CLIST
8 15 (50.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 15 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 15 (50.00%) PKI
8 15 (50.00%) SSH
8 15 (50.00%) Project Planning
8 15 (50.00%) Time Management
8 15 (50.00%) Security Management
8 15 (50.00%) Assembly Language
8 15 (50.00%) MQSeries
8 15 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
8 15 (50.00%) SAS
8 15 (50.00%) Kerberos
8 15 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
8 15 (50.00%) Unix

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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 18 (60.00%) CICS
2 15 (50.00%) MQSeries
2 15 (50.00%) SAS
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 15 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 15 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) Bluemix
1 1 (3.33%) GitHub
1 1 (3.33%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (60.00%) SSL
2 15 (50.00%) Kerberos
2 15 (50.00%) SSH
3 2 (6.67%) HTTP
3 2 (6.67%) HTTPS
4 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (73.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (10.00%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (6.67%) MSI
2 2 (6.67%) Toad
3 1 (3.33%) Ant
3 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.33%) Gradle
3 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.33%) Maven
3 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (53.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Assembler Programmer
1 6 (20.00%) Mainframe Programmer
1 6 (20.00%) Programmer
1 6 (20.00%) RACF Programmer
1 6 (20.00%) SAS Programmer
2 3 (10.00%) Analyst
2 3 (10.00%) DB2 DBA
2 3 (10.00%) DBA
2 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Mainframe Analyst
2 3 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Administrator
3 2 (6.67%) Mainframe Test Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) DB2 Administrator
4 1 (3.33%) Mainframe Specialist
4 1 (3.33%) Security Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (3.33%) Tester
4 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (76.67%) ISPF
2 16 (53.33%) Middleware
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 15 (50.00%) PKI
3 5 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (10.00%) VSAM
5 1 (3.33%) FMCG
5 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) zOS
2 15 (50.00%) Unix
3 5 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (6.67%) Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.33%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Project Planning
1 15 (50.00%) Security Management
1 15 (50.00%) Time Management
2 14 (46.67%) Information Security
2 14 (46.67%) People Management
3 5 (16.67%) Patch Management
4 3 (10.00%) Application Packaging
4 3 (10.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.00%) ITIL
4 3 (10.00%) Service Management
5 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.67%) Database Tuning
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.67%) Software Distribution
5 2 (6.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 23 (76.67%) JCL
2 22 (73.33%) SQL
3 15 (50.00%) Assembly Language
3 15 (50.00%) CLIST
3 15 (50.00%) Perl
4 14 (46.67%) Shell Script
5 5 (16.67%) Tcl
5 5 (16.67%) VB
6 4 (13.33%) COBOL
7 3 (10.00%) VBScript
8 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
9 1 (3.33%) Java
9 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
9 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) MCP
1 3 (10.00%) MCSE
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 22 (73.33%) Time Sharing Option
2 17 (56.67%) RACF
3 15 (50.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (3.33%) ACF2
5 1 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (53.33%) zSecure
2 5 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (6.67%) MAINVIEW
4 1 (3.33%) Ansible
4 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.33%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) IBM
2 20 (66.67%) CA
3 15 (50.00%) Sybase
4 3 (10.00%) BMC
4 3 (10.00%) HP
4 3 (10.00%) Microsoft