The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 City of London 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 205 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISPF 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.077% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.26% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £375 - -
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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1898 1737 1961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.36% 27.97% 24.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1427 1378 1420
Average daily rate £425 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 18
Average hourly rate £41.00 £97.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.94% +267.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £25.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £135.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
ISPF
London

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 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (58.33%) JCL
2 7 (58.33%) COBOL
2 7 (58.33%) DB2
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) Change Management
5 4 (33.33%) CICS
5 4 (33.33%) CA Endevor
6 3 (25.00%) zOS
6 3 (25.00%) UNIX
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) IBM
6 3 (25.00%) Advertising
7 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
7 2 (16.67%) Clustering
7 2 (16.67%) GIS
7 2 (16.67%) Middleware
7 2 (16.67%) AIX
7 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
7 2 (16.67%) Toad
7 2 (16.67%) SSL
7 2 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) Gentran
7 2 (16.67%) JIRA
8 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (33.33%) CICS
2 2 (16.67%) Gentran
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) SSL
2 1 (8.33%) DMZ
2 1 (8.33%) SMS
2 1 (8.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Toad
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
1 4 (33.33%) Mainframe Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (16.67%) GIS
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (16.67%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) VSAM
3 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) zOS
2 2 (16.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (8.33%) System Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) COBOL
1 7 (58.33%) JCL
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) BMC