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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 570 586 543
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -43
Contract jobs citing ISPF 26 7 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.015% 0.075%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.055% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 14
Average daily rate £400 £340 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £418 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £319
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - -
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
13519 12732 12319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.65% 27.04% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9470 8568 7886
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 179 254
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.28 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 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
South East - 9 £523 -
East of England - 8 - -
North East - 7 £324 -
West Midlands - 2 - -
ISPF
UK

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 54 (94.74%) JCL
2 45 (78.95%) Mainframe
2 45 (78.95%) IBM
3 37 (64.91%) CICS
3 37 (64.91%) Time Sharing Option
4 36 (63.16%) REXX
5 31 (54.39%) zOS
6 27 (47.37%) COBOL
7 26 (45.61%) Windows
8 22 (38.60%) Unix
8 22 (38.60%) FTP
9 21 (36.84%) AS400
9 21 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
10 20 (35.09%) CA
11 19 (33.33%) Assembly Language
11 19 (33.33%) Tivoli
11 19 (33.33%) DB2
11 19 (33.33%) CLIST
12 18 (31.58%) C++
12 18 (31.58%) Easytrieve
12 18 (31.58%) VSAM
13 16 (28.07%) IBM Mainframe
13 16 (28.07%) MVS
14 14 (24.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 14 (24.56%) SSL
14 14 (24.56%) Change Management
14 14 (24.56%) Job Entry Subsystem
15 13 (22.81%) Security Cleared
15 13 (22.81%) ITIL
16 12 (21.05%) Shell Script

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 37 (64.91%) CICS
2 10 (17.54%) MQSeries
3 8 (14.04%) WebSphere
4 6 (10.53%) Apache
4 6 (10.53%) IIS
5 3 (5.26%) SAS
6 2 (3.51%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (14.04%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 22 (38.60%) FTP
2 14 (24.56%) SSL
3 6 (10.53%) WinSCP
4 2 (3.51%) SMS
5 1 (1.75%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.75%) SNA
5 1 (1.75%) SSH
5 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (33.33%) DB2
2 18 (31.58%) Easytrieve
3 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
3 10 (17.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 6 (10.53%) MS Access
4 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) ChangeMan
2 10 (17.54%) Visual Studio
3 6 (10.53%) Eclipse
General
1 12 (21.05%) Banking
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) Analyst
1 16 (28.07%) Operations Analyst
2 10 (17.54%) Architect
3 7 (12.28%) Tivoli Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Applications Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.02%) Mainframe Operator
5 4 (7.02%) Mainframe Specialist
6 3 (5.26%) Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Mainframe Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Systems Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Administrator
7 2 (3.51%) Applications Support
7 2 (3.51%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) .NET
1 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET
2 4 (7.02%) Middleware
3 2 (3.51%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.75%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 45 (78.95%) Mainframe
2 21 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (36.84%) AS400
3 18 (31.58%) VSAM
4 16 (28.07%) IBM Mainframe
5 11 (19.30%) iSeries
6 9 (15.79%) HACMP
7 2 (3.51%) Tandem
8 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (54.39%) zOS
2 26 (45.61%) Windows
3 22 (38.60%) Unix
4 16 (28.07%) MVS
5 8 (14.04%) Linux
5 8 (14.04%) Windows Server
5 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) Change Management
2 13 (22.81%) ITIL
3 11 (19.30%) Problem Management
4 9 (15.79%) High Availability
5 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (14.04%) Knowledge Management
5 8 (14.04%) Mentoring
5 8 (14.04%) Workflow
6 7 (12.28%) ITIL V3
7 5 (8.77%) Incident Management
7 5 (8.77%) Migration
8 2 (3.51%) Information Security
8 2 (3.51%) Release Management
8 2 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.51%) Security Management
9 1 (1.75%) People Management
9 1 (1.75%) Project Planning
9 1 (1.75%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (94.74%) JCL
2 36 (63.16%) REXX
3 27 (47.37%) COBOL
4 19 (33.33%) Assembly Language
4 19 (33.33%) CLIST
5 18 (31.58%) C++
6 12 (21.05%) Shell Script
7 11 (19.30%) Perl
8 10 (17.54%) C#
8 10 (17.54%) VBA
9 6 (10.53%) Java
9 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
10 2 (3.51%) SQL
11 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (22.81%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) Degree
4 2 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 37 (64.91%) Time Sharing Option
2 14 (24.56%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 14 (24.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 11 (19.30%) RACF
4 10 (17.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (33.33%) Tivoli
2 10 (17.54%) Tivoli NetView
3 6 (10.53%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (3.51%) OpenView
4 2 (3.51%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (3.51%) zSecure
5 1 (1.75%) Control-M
Vendors
1 45 (78.95%) IBM
2 20 (35.09%) CA
3 10 (17.54%) Micro Focus
4 8 (14.04%) HP
5 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.51%) Intel
6 2 (3.51%) Lotus
6 2 (3.51%) Sybase
6 2 (3.51%) VMware