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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 183 193 192
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs citing ISPF 1 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.019% 0.12% 0.035%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.064% 0.41% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Average daily rate
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- £381 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £328 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.52% -17.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1571 1699 1608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.59% 29.29% 28.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1261 1244 1281
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 19
Average hourly rate £27.37 £41.00 £37.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.24% +9.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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
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 19 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) CICS
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) CA Endevor
2 1 (50.00%) VCP4
2 1 (50.00%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) XPEDITER
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) BMC
2 1 (50.00%) zOS
2 1 (50.00%) MVS

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) XPEDITER
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) DB2 DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) zOS
1 1 (50.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) VCP4
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) BMC