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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 619 595 584
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -11
Contract jobs citing ISPF 13 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.025% 0.030% 0.030%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.091% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 3
Average daily rate £300 £300 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £243 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £447 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £373 £355
% change year-on-year
-19.46% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London average 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
14306 13724 13427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.93% 27.15% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 10104 8993 8877
Average daily rate £420 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 178 192
Average hourly rate £33.60 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £18.95 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 East - 7 £300 -
South East - 4 - -
North West -14 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
ISPF
UK

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 40 (95.24%) IBM
1 40 (95.24%) JCL
2 32 (76.19%) Mainframe
3 29 (69.05%) zOS
4 27 (64.29%) CICS
5 25 (59.52%) REXX
5 25 (59.52%) COBOL
6 22 (52.38%) Time Sharing Option
7 21 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
7 21 (50.00%) MVS
8 19 (45.24%) CA
9 18 (42.86%) DB2
10 17 (40.48%) FTP
11 15 (35.71%) Windows
11 15 (35.71%) CLIST
12 14 (33.33%) Security Cleared
12 14 (33.33%) C++
12 14 (33.33%) Assembly Language
12 14 (33.33%) Easytrieve
13 12 (28.57%) AS400
13 12 (28.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 12 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (26.19%) Change Management
14 11 (26.19%) Problem Management
14 11 (26.19%) HP
15 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
15 10 (23.81%) ITIL
15 10 (23.81%) Unix
15 10 (23.81%) Tivoli NetView
15 10 (23.81%) High Availability

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 27 (64.29%) CICS
2 8 (19.05%) MQSeries
3 6 (14.29%) Apache
3 6 (14.29%) IIS
3 6 (14.29%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.76%) IBM Notes
4 2 (4.76%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (19.05%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 17 (40.48%) FTP
2 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 6 (14.29%) SSL
3 6 (14.29%) WinSCP
4 5 (11.90%) Firewall
5 2 (4.76%) SMS
6 1 (2.38%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (42.86%) DB2
2 14 (33.33%) Easytrieve
3 6 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 6 (14.29%) MS Access
3 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Eclipse
1 6 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.76%) ChangeMan
General
1 9 (21.43%) Banking
2 7 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Architect
1 8 (19.05%) Developer
2 6 (14.29%) Applications Developer
2 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
2 6 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Mainframe Support
4 4 (9.52%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Mainframe Operator
6 2 (4.76%) Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Computer Operator
6 2 (4.76%) Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Mainframe Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Applications Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Microsoft Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) .NET
1 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.38%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 32 (76.19%) Mainframe
2 21 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 12 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (28.57%) AS400
4 9 (21.43%) VSAM
5 4 (9.52%) iSeries
6 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
6 2 (4.76%) HACMP
6 2 (4.76%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 29 (69.05%) zOS
2 21 (50.00%) MVS
3 15 (35.71%) Windows
4 10 (23.81%) Unix
5 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
5 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Change Management
1 11 (26.19%) Problem Management
2 10 (23.81%) High Availability
2 10 (23.81%) ITIL
3 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.05%) Incident Management
3 8 (19.05%) ITIL V3
3 8 (19.05%) Knowledge Management
3 8 (19.05%) Mentoring
3 8 (19.05%) Workflow
4 7 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.76%) Change Control
5 2 (4.76%) Migration
5 2 (4.76%) Quality Management
5 2 (4.76%) Release Management
5 2 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) CRM
6 1 (2.38%) Escalation Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (95.24%) JCL
2 25 (59.52%) COBOL
2 25 (59.52%) REXX
3 15 (35.71%) CLIST
4 14 (33.33%) Assembly Language
4 14 (33.33%) C++
5 6 (14.29%) C#
5 6 (14.29%) Java
5 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 6 (14.29%) Perl
5 6 (14.29%) VBA
6 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 22 (52.38%) Time Sharing Option
2 12 (28.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
4 4 (9.52%) RACF
5 3 (7.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) Tivoli NetView
2 7 (16.67%) Control-M
3 3 (7.14%) Tivoli
4 2 (4.76%) OpenView
4 2 (4.76%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (2.38%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 40 (95.24%) IBM
2 19 (45.24%) CA
3 11 (26.19%) HP
4 6 (14.29%) Micro Focus
4 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 5 (11.90%) BMC
6 3 (7.14%) ServiceNow
7 2 (4.76%) Intel
7 2 (4.76%) Lotus
7 2 (4.76%) VMware