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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 567 524 525
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +1
Contract jobs citing ISPF 12 36 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.023% 0.075% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.085% 0.26% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 17
Average daily rate
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£393 £305 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.68% -26.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £226 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £395 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £226 £400
% change year-on-year
+73.67% -43.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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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
14164 14098 14919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.00% 29.27% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9322 9291 9042
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 235 364
Average hourly rate £34.00 £36.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.88 £17.61 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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
London +4 8 £388 +21.09% 3
North West -6 2 - -
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
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ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 21 (84.00%) JCL
1 21 (84.00%) Mainframe
2 15 (60.00%) DB2
3 13 (52.00%) CICS
4 12 (48.00%) RACF
4 12 (48.00%) SQL
5 10 (40.00%) zOS
6 9 (36.00%) REXX
7 7 (28.00%) IBM Mainframe
7 7 (28.00%) IBM
7 7 (28.00%) COBOL
8 6 (24.00%) FTP
8 6 (24.00%) CA Endevor
9 5 (20.00%) Change Management
9 5 (20.00%) Finance
9 5 (20.00%) CA
10 4 (16.00%) BMC
10 4 (16.00%) UNIX
10 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
10 4 (16.00%) Banking
10 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
11 3 (12.00%) Syncsort
11 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis
11 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (12.00%) Windows
11 3 (12.00%) J2EE
11 3 (12.00%) MQSeries
12 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
12 2 (8.00%) SAS

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 13 (52.00%) CICS
2 3 (12.00%) MQSeries
3 2 (8.00%) SAS
4 1 (4.00%) Gentran
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) FTP
2 2 (8.00%) SNA
2 2 (8.00%) SMS
3 1 (4.00%) SSL
3 1 (4.00%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (60.00%) DB2
2 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.00%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (4.00%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) XPEDITER
1 2 (8.00%) ChangeMan
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) French Language
4 1 (4.00%) Automotive
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) DBA
3 7 (28.00%) Administrator
4 6 (24.00%) DB2 DBA
5 3 (12.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Mainframe Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Systems Programmer
6 2 (8.00%) Environment Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Storage Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Security Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Programmer
7 1 (4.00%) Analyst Programmer
7 1 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) Operational Support Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) J2EE
2 1 (4.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (84.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (28.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.00%) Replication
4 2 (8.00%) VSAM
5 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.00%) Clustering
5 1 (4.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) zOS
2 4 (16.00%) UNIX
3 3 (12.00%) Windows
4 2 (8.00%) MVS
4 2 (8.00%) Linux
5 1 (4.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Change Management
2 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.00%) Project Management
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Data Architecture
5 1 (4.00%) Database Tuning
5 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (84.00%) JCL
2 12 (48.00%) SQL
3 9 (36.00%) REXX
4 7 (28.00%) COBOL
5 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.00%) Assembly Language
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) CA Endevor
2 2 (8.00%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (8.00%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) IBM
2 5 (20.00%) CA
3 4 (16.00%) BMC
4 3 (12.00%) Syncsort
5 2 (8.00%) TIBCO
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle
5 2 (8.00%) SAP
6 1 (4.00%) ION Trading