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 27 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 126 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISPF 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.15% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.54% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£348 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
739 787 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 28.38% 27.60% 27.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 433 368
Average daily rate £388 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £264 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 26
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £22.00 £27.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISPF across the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

ISPF Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) JCL
1 9 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (77.78%) CICS
3 5 (55.56%) UNIX
3 5 (55.56%) Project Management
3 5 (55.56%) Migration
3 5 (55.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (44.44%) DB2
4 4 (44.44%) COBOL
5 3 (33.33%) IBM
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) MQSeries
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (22.22%) Assembly Language
6 2 (22.22%) REXX
6 2 (22.22%) zOS
6 2 (22.22%) Banking
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 2 (22.22%) QA
6 2 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (11.11%) SELCOPY
7 1 (11.11%) Legal

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 7 (77.78%) CICS
2 2 (22.22%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) DB2
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Programmer
2 2 (22.22%) Mainframe Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) UNIX
2 2 (22.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Project Management
1 5 (55.56%) Migration
1 5 (55.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) JCL
2 4 (44.44%) COBOL
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Assembly Language
3 2 (22.22%) REXX
4 1 (11.11%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) IBM