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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 571 540 518
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -22
Contract jobs citing ISPF 8 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.027% 0.014%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.060% 0.098% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£245 £333 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -19.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £315 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £351 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £333 £425
% change year-on-year
-21.80% -21.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
13442 13306 11554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.32% 27.74% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8992 8932 7437
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £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 183 168 346
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £16.66 £17.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
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 22 May 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 - 3 - -
London -13 2 £230 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £260 -
Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
ISPF
UK

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 24 (92.31%) Mainframe
2 21 (80.77%) JCL
3 19 (73.08%) COBOL
3 19 (73.08%) DB2
4 16 (61.54%) CICS
5 15 (57.69%) REXX
6 14 (53.85%) zOS
6 14 (53.85%) IBM
7 11 (42.31%) IBM Mainframe
8 9 (34.62%) MQSeries
8 9 (34.62%) Finance
8 9 (34.62%) Assembly Language
9 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
9 8 (30.77%) Banking
10 7 (26.92%) Degree
10 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
10 7 (26.92%) QA
10 7 (26.92%) SQL
11 5 (19.23%) CA Endevor
12 4 (15.38%) SELCOPY
13 3 (11.54%) ChangeMan
13 3 (11.54%) VSAM
13 3 (11.54%) Change Management
13 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
13 3 (11.54%) MVS
14 2 (7.69%) Internet
14 2 (7.69%) SSL
14 2 (7.69%) UNIX
14 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
14 2 (7.69%) XPEDITER

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 16 (61.54%) CICS
2 9 (34.62%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.85%) Lync
3 1 (3.85%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.69%) Internet
2 2 (7.69%) SSL
3 1 (3.85%) VLAN
3 1 (3.85%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (3.85%) HSRP
3 1 (3.85%) MPLS
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) SSH
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) VoIP
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
3 1 (3.85%) DHCP
3 1 (3.85%) FTP
3 1 (3.85%) Kerberos
3 1 (3.85%) RIP
3 1 (3.85%) VPN
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (73.08%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) ChangeMan
2 2 (7.69%) XPEDITER
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) Zephyr
3 1 (3.85%) Toad
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) Programmer
3 4 (15.38%) Mainframe Programmer
3 4 (15.38%) Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (7.69%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) COBOL Developer
6 1 (3.85%) COBOL Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) CICS Systems Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Data Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) CICS Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) DB2 Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (92.31%) Mainframe
2 11 (42.31%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
4 3 (11.54%) VSAM
5 1 (3.85%) PKI
5 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.85%) iSeries
5 1 (3.85%) AS400
5 1 (3.85%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) zOS
2 3 (11.54%) MVS
3 2 (7.69%) UNIX
4 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) Change Management
2 2 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
3 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
3 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
3 1 (3.85%) People Management
3 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.85%) Time Management
3 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
3 1 (3.85%) Regression Testing
3 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.85%) Security Management
3 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Information Security
3 1 (3.85%) Migration
3 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (80.77%) JCL
2 19 (73.08%) COBOL
3 15 (57.69%) REXX
4 9 (34.62%) Assembly Language
5 7 (26.92%) SQL
6 4 (15.38%) SELCOPY
7 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.85%) Java
8 1 (3.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) RACF
1 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) CA Endevor
2 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) IBM
2 2 (7.69%) WorldPay
3 1 (3.85%) Google
3 1 (3.85%) CA
3 1 (3.85%) Sybase
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft