The table below looks at the statistics for ISPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 118 - 132
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISPF 8 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.33% - 0.043%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.23% - 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £328
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - -
ISPF
England

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 East of England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
649 742 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.88% 29.39% 28.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 444 372
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 45
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £23.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

ISPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

ISPF Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

ISPF
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

ISPF Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

ISPF
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

ISPF Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

ISPF
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISPF within the East of England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Norfolk - 7 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
ISPF
England

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 14 (100.00%) JCL
2 13 (92.86%) IBM
3 11 (78.57%) Mainframe
4 10 (71.43%) AS400
5 9 (64.29%) zOS
6 8 (57.14%) MVS
6 8 (57.14%) CICS
6 8 (57.14%) DB2
7 7 (50.00%) ITIL
7 7 (50.00%) REXX
7 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 7 (50.00%) Tivoli NetView
7 7 (50.00%) Workflow
7 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
7 7 (50.00%) assyst
7 7 (50.00%) Problem Management
7 7 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
7 7 (50.00%) COBOL
7 7 (50.00%) ITIL V3
7 7 (50.00%) High Availability
7 7 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
7 7 (50.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (42.86%) Change Management
8 6 (42.86%) Tivoli
8 6 (42.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 6 (42.86%) Unix
8 6 (42.86%) Windows
8 6 (42.86%) FTP

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 8 (57.14%) CICS
Business Applications
1 7 (50.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) ChangeMan
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) Operations Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) Tivoli Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Operations Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) DB2 Support
3 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Support
3 1 (7.14%) MVS Support
3 1 (7.14%) z/OS Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Mainframe
2 10 (71.43%) AS400
3 7 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (21.43%) HACMP
5 3 (21.43%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) zOS
2 8 (57.14%) MVS
3 6 (42.86%) Unix
3 6 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (50.00%) High Availability
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL V3
1 7 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
1 7 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 7 (50.00%) Workflow
2 6 (42.86%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) JCL
2 7 (50.00%) COBOL
2 7 (50.00%) REXX
3 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (50.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 7 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (42.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (7.14%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) Tivoli NetView
2 6 (42.86%) Tivoli
3 1 (7.14%) Control-M
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) IBM