The table below looks at the statistics for ISPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 78 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISPF 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.085% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.33% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£320 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £332 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.46% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £37.50
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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 Edinburgh region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
303 211 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 25.74% 18.91% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 87 52
Average daily rate £375 £335 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £24.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.08% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

ISPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISPF across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) SMS
1 1 (100.00%) SNA
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) REXX
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
1 1 (100.00%) RACF
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (100.00%) Data Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SMS
1 1 (100.00%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) DBA
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Data Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) REXX
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) SAP