The table below looks at the statistics for ISPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 598 576 611
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +35
Contract jobs citing ISPF 8 38 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.075% 0.019%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.056% 0.26% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 6
Median daily rate £465 £375 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.93% -12.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £600 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £444
% change year-on-year
+7.33% -15.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £27.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.00 -
ISPF
UK

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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14238 14764 13933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.05% 29.25% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9894 10346 9666
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 235 162
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £16.47 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

ISPF
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England 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 England

ISPF
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

ISPF Daily Rate Trend in England

ISPF
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISPF across the England region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

ISPF Daily Rate Histogram in England

ISPF
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

ISPF Hourly Rate Trend in England

ISPF
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISPF within the England region over the 3 months to 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Yorkshire - 3 £430 -
London - 2 £516 -
South East +12 1 - -
North East -31 1 £376 +16.43%
ISPF
UK

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 England region with a requirement for ISPF.

1 11 (91.67%) IBM
1 11 (91.67%) JCL
1 11 (91.67%) Time Sharing Option
2 9 (75.00%) FTP
3 8 (66.67%) zOS
3 8 (66.67%) Unix
3 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) Service Delivery
4 7 (58.33%) Finance
4 7 (58.33%) Mainframe
4 7 (58.33%) Tandem
4 7 (58.33%) iSeries
5 5 (41.67%) IBM Sterling
5 5 (41.67%) Axway
5 5 (41.67%) Middleware
5 5 (41.67%) B2B
6 4 (33.33%) REXX
6 4 (33.33%) Banking
7 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (25.00%) MVS
7 3 (25.00%) Service Management
7 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
8 2 (16.67%) Degree
8 2 (16.67%) DB2
8 2 (16.67%) COBOL
8 2 (16.67%) SQL
8 2 (16.67%) Law
9 1 (8.33%) Validation
9 1 (8.33%) Migration

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (8.33%) CICS
1 1 (8.33%) Commerce Server
1 1 (8.33%) Commerce Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) FTP
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) SSL
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) Easytrieve
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Law
4 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (8.33%) DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Mainframe Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Mainframe DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) iSeries
1 7 (58.33%) Mainframe
1 7 (58.33%) Tandem
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Unix
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
1 8 (66.67%) zOS
2 3 (25.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 5 (41.67%) B2B
3 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Prototyping
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) JCL
2 4 (33.33%) REXX
3 2 (16.67%) COBOL
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Assembly Language
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) Fortran
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) CA Endevor
1 1 (8.33%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) IBM
2 5 (41.67%) Axway
2 5 (41.67%) IBM Sterling
3 1 (8.33%) BMC
3 1 (8.33%) CA
3 1 (8.33%) Ektron
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow