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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 591 597 580
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -17
Contract jobs citing ISPF 22 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.016% 0.031%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.060% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Median daily rate £279 £245 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.77% -32.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £233 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £257 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £279 £260 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.21% -21.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - -
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
13924 13441 13271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.28% 27.29% 27.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9980 9024 8932
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 185 166
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £17.00 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

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
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 31 May 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
North East - 12 £279 - 1
South East -13 8 - -
North West -16 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
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UK

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 37 (100.00%) JCL
2 34 (91.89%) IBM
3 30 (81.08%) Mainframe
4 28 (75.68%) REXX
5 25 (67.57%) zOS
5 25 (67.57%) Time Sharing Option
6 23 (62.16%) FTP
7 19 (51.35%) MVS
7 19 (51.35%) IBM Mainframe
8 18 (48.65%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (45.95%) CICS
10 16 (43.24%) COBOL
11 15 (40.54%) Windows
12 14 (37.84%) CA
12 14 (37.84%) Change Management
13 12 (32.43%) AS400
13 12 (32.43%) DB2
14 11 (29.73%) Unix
14 11 (29.73%) HP
15 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
15 10 (27.03%) Service Delivery
16 9 (24.32%) Problem Management
16 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
16 9 (24.32%) CLIST
16 9 (24.32%) ITIL
16 9 (24.32%) Firewall
16 9 (24.32%) Control-M
17 8 (21.62%) Easytrieve
17 8 (21.62%) Tivoli
17 8 (21.62%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler

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 17 (45.95%) CICS
2 5 (13.51%) MQSeries
3 3 (8.11%) Apache
3 3 (8.11%) IIS
3 3 (8.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 23 (62.16%) FTP
2 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
3 9 (24.32%) Firewall
4 3 (8.11%) SSL
4 3 (8.11%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (32.43%) DB2
2 8 (21.62%) Easytrieve
3 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 3 (8.11%) MS Access
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) ChangeMan
2 3 (8.11%) Eclipse
2 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (16.22%) Banking
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Mainframe Support
3 5 (13.51%) Tivoli Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Applications Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Mainframe Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (8.11%) Unix Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Wintel Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Unix Developer
6 1 (2.70%) DB2 Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Information Systems Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
1 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (81.08%) Mainframe
2 19 (51.35%) IBM Mainframe
3 18 (48.65%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (32.43%) AS400
5 6 (16.22%) iSeries
6 4 (10.81%) HACMP
7 3 (8.11%) VSAM
8 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
8 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
8 2 (5.41%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 25 (67.57%) zOS
2 19 (51.35%) MVS
3 15 (40.54%) Windows
4 11 (29.73%) Unix
5 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
5 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (10.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Change Management
2 10 (27.03%) Service Delivery
3 9 (24.32%) ITIL
3 9 (24.32%) Problem Management
4 7 (18.92%) High Availability
5 6 (16.22%) ITIL V3
6 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (13.51%) Knowledge Management
6 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
6 5 (13.51%) Workflow
7 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
8 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity
8 2 (5.41%) Change Control
8 2 (5.41%) Project Management
8 2 (5.41%) Quality Management
8 2 (5.41%) Validation
9 1 (2.70%) CRM
9 1 (2.70%) Escalation Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (100.00%) JCL
2 28 (75.68%) REXX
3 16 (43.24%) COBOL
4 9 (24.32%) CLIST
5 8 (21.62%) Assembly Language
5 8 (21.62%) C++
6 4 (10.81%) Shell Script
7 3 (8.11%) C#
7 3 (8.11%) Java
7 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
7 3 (8.11%) Perl
7 3 (8.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (5.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 25 (67.57%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (21.62%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
3 7 (18.92%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (2.70%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) Control-M
2 8 (21.62%) Tivoli
3 7 (18.92%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 34 (91.89%) IBM
2 14 (37.84%) CA
3 11 (29.73%) HP
4 7 (18.92%) BMC
4 7 (18.92%) ServiceNow
5 3 (8.11%) Micro Focus
5 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.41%) SAP