The table below looks at the statistics for ISPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 579 582 553
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -29
Contract jobs citing ISPF 23 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.044% 0.028% 0.034%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.100% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +21.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £308 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £341 £332
% change year-on-year
+24.54% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £29.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -
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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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14593 14064 13734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.83% 28.02% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10021 9152 8906
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 202 265
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+16.17% -

ISPF
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISPF across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISPF within the England region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North West - 11 £388 -
South East - 4 - -
East Midlands - 3 £450 -
Yorkshire - 2 £500 -
West Midlands - 2 £425 -
East of England +2 1 - -
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ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 36 (92.31%) Mainframe
2 30 (76.92%) JCL
3 29 (74.36%) DB2
4 26 (66.67%) IBM
5 25 (64.10%) CICS
5 25 (64.10%) Time Sharing Option
6 22 (56.41%) zOS
7 18 (46.15%) REXX
8 14 (35.90%) COBOL
8 14 (35.90%) SQL
8 14 (35.90%) MQSeries
9 10 (25.64%) RACF
9 10 (25.64%) Assembly Language
9 10 (25.64%) SSL
10 9 (23.08%) CLIST
10 9 (23.08%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 8 (20.51%) IBM Mainframe
11 8 (20.51%) TCP/IP
11 8 (20.51%) CA
12 7 (17.95%) Middleware
12 7 (17.95%) Kerberos
12 7 (17.95%) Sybase
12 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
12 7 (17.95%) Finance
12 7 (17.95%) Information Security
12 7 (17.95%) Banking
12 7 (17.95%) SSH
12 7 (17.95%) Degree
13 6 (15.38%) QA
13 6 (15.38%) zSecure

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 25 (64.10%) CICS
2 14 (35.90%) MQSeries
3 3 (7.69%) SAS
4 1 (2.56%) Papyrus
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.56%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) SSL
2 8 (20.51%) TCP/IP
3 7 (17.95%) Kerberos
3 7 (17.95%) SSH
4 4 (10.26%) FTP
5 2 (5.13%) Internet
6 1 (2.56%) MPLS
6 1 (2.56%) Firewall
6 1 (2.56%) VLAN
6 1 (2.56%) HSRP
6 1 (2.56%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (2.56%) VPN
6 1 (2.56%) DNS
6 1 (2.56%) LAN
6 1 (2.56%) VoIP
6 1 (2.56%) WAN
6 1 (2.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (74.36%) DB2
2 2 (5.13%) OLAP
2 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.56%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) ChangeMan
2 2 (5.13%) XPEDITER
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
1 7 (17.95%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (20.51%) Programmer
3 6 (15.38%) Security Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Information Security Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Developer
4 5 (12.82%) DBA
5 4 (10.26%) Mainframe Programmer
6 2 (5.13%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Mainframe Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) Mainframe Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Adabas DBA
7 1 (2.56%) Systems Programmer
7 1 (2.56%) COBOL Developer
7 1 (2.56%) COBOL Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
7 1 (2.56%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) Middleware
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 36 (92.31%) Mainframe
2 8 (20.51%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
4 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (10.26%) AS400
6 3 (7.69%) VSAM
7 2 (5.13%) PKI
7 2 (5.13%) HACMP
7 2 (5.13%) iSeries
8 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 22 (56.41%) zOS
2 6 (15.38%) UNIX
2 6 (15.38%) Windows
3 5 (12.82%) MVS
4 1 (2.56%) Windows NT
4 1 (2.56%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Information Security
2 6 (15.38%) Change Management
3 4 (10.26%) Data Modelling
4 2 (5.13%) ETL
4 2 (5.13%) Migration
4 2 (5.13%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.13%) ITIL
4 2 (5.13%) SDLC
5 1 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.56%) People Management
5 1 (2.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.56%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (2.56%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.56%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.56%) Stress Testing
5 1 (2.56%) Time Management
5 1 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (76.92%) JCL
2 18 (46.15%) REXX
3 14 (35.90%) COBOL
3 14 (35.90%) SQL
4 10 (25.64%) Assembly Language
5 9 (23.08%) CLIST
6 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.56%) NATURAL
7 1 (2.56%) SELCOPY
7 1 (2.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (64.10%) Time Sharing Option
2 10 (25.64%) RACF
3 9 (23.08%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 4 (10.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Tivoli
1 6 (15.38%) zSecure
2 3 (7.69%) MAINVIEW
3 2 (5.13%) CA Endevor
3 2 (5.13%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 26 (66.67%) IBM
2 8 (20.51%) CA
3 7 (17.95%) Sybase
4 3 (7.69%) BMC
5 2 (5.13%) WorldPay
6 1 (2.56%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.56%) Google
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft