The first table below looks at the demand for ISPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing ISPF 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £413 £315
% change year-on-year
-13.93% +30.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
541 552 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 18.83% 22.52% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 211 264
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 71 10
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
ISPF
South East

ISPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISPF across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

ISPF Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

ISPF
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISPF across the Berkshire region.

ISPF Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

ISPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISPF across the Berkshire region.

ISPF Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

ISPF
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing ISPF also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISPF.

1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) FTP
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Ab Initio
2 1 (50.00%) VSAM
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) CICS
2 1 (50.00%) REXX
2 1 (50.00%) zOS
2 1 (50.00%) MVS
2 1 (50.00%) DataStage
2 1 (50.00%) RACF
2 1 (50.00%) JCL

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing ISPF also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISPF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (50.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) DataStage
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Ab Initio Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) VSAM
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) zOS
1 1 (50.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) REXX
1 1 (50.00%) JCL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) RACF
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Ab Initio
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle