The table below looks at the statistics for ISPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 194 225 227
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +2
Contract jobs citing ISPF 4 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.069% 0.068% 0.050%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate
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£444 £320 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.67% +8.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £320 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £320 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £332 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1708 2204 2248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.53% 29.92% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1262 1685 1755
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 12
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +4.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

ISPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

ISPF Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

ISPF
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

ISPF Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

ISPF
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISPF across the City of London region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

ISPF Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

ISPF
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

ISPF Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 8 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (62.50%) JCL
3 4 (50.00%) COBOL
3 4 (50.00%) DB2
3 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (50.00%) Change Management
3 4 (50.00%) CA Endevor
4 3 (37.50%) CICS
4 3 (37.50%) zOS
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) UNIX
5 2 (25.00%) RACF
5 2 (25.00%) XPEDITER
5 2 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Gentran
6 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
6 1 (12.50%) VSAM
6 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Clustering
6 1 (12.50%) Banking
6 1 (12.50%) GIS
6 1 (12.50%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) AIX
6 1 (12.50%) SMS
6 1 (12.50%) FTP
6 1 (12.50%) SSL

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 3 (37.50%) CICS
2 1 (12.50%) Gentran
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SMS
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
1 1 (12.50%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) XPEDITER
General
1 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (12.50%) VSAM
3 1 (12.50%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) zOS
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) JCL
2 4 (50.00%) COBOL
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) REXX
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) IBM