The table below looks at the statistics for ISPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 87 89 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing ISPF 8 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.63% 0.063% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.58% 0.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £259 £450 £341
% change year-on-year
-42.50% +31.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - £29.25
ISPF
Scotland

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 Edinburgh region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
310 280 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 24.22% 17.68% 26.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 155 217
Median daily rate £350 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £44.88 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.58% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

ISPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing ISPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

ISPF Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

ISPF
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

ISPF Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

ISPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

ISPF Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

ISPF
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for ISPF.

1 9 (100.00%) IBM
1 9 (100.00%) JCL
1 9 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 9 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (88.89%) Tandem
2 8 (88.89%) iSeries
2 8 (88.89%) Service Delivery
2 8 (88.89%) Unix
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) FTP
3 7 (77.78%) Finance
3 7 (77.78%) Service Management
3 7 (77.78%) Data Centre
4 6 (66.67%) Law
5 2 (22.22%) Banking
6 1 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
6 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 1 (11.11%) DB2
6 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) CICS
6 1 (11.11%) CA
6 1 (11.11%) zOS
6 1 (11.11%) RACF

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) DB2
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 6 (66.67%) Law
3 2 (22.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
1 7 (77.78%) Technical Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) Unix Developer
2 1 (11.11%) z/OS Systems Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (88.89%) iSeries
2 8 (88.89%) Tandem
3 7 (77.78%) Data Centre
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Unix
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Service Delivery
2 7 (77.78%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) JCL
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (11.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) CA
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft