The first table below looks at the demand for ISPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 18 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 Buckinghamshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 79 - 79
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISPF 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.33% - 0.083%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.47% - 0.43%
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
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
273 194 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 22.75% 23.26% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 125 132
Average daily rate £330 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 9
Average hourly rate £15.97 £38.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.51% +10.00%
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 Buckinghamshire

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

ISPF Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

ISPF
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

ISPF Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

ISPF
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 6 (100.00%) IBM
1 6 (100.00%) REXX
1 6 (100.00%) JCL
2 4 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 4 (66.67%) MAINVIEW
2 4 (66.67%) BMC
2 4 (66.67%) DB2
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (33.33%) Database Tuning
4 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) MQSeries
4 2 (33.33%) C++
4 2 (33.33%) COBOL
4 2 (33.33%) CA
4 2 (33.33%) CICS
4 2 (33.33%) Assembly Language
4 2 (33.33%) Easytrieve
4 2 (33.33%) zOS
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Banking
5 1 (16.67%) ION Trading

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 2 (33.33%) MQSeries
1 2 (33.33%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) DB2
2 2 (33.33%) Easytrieve
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) DBA
1 4 (66.67%) DB2 DBA
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Mainframe
1 4 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) zOS
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (33.33%) Database Tuning
3 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) REXX
1 6 (100.00%) JCL
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) COBOL
3 2 (33.33%) Assembly Language
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) IBM
2 4 (66.67%) BMC
3 2 (33.33%) CA
4 1 (16.67%) ION Trading