The table below looks at the statistics for ISPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 622 606 584
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -22
Contract jobs citing ISPF 6 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.047% 0.031%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.040% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 9
Median daily rate £405 £438 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.42% +12.90%
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £450 £341
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +31.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £29.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £29.25
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
15164 15124 14300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.19% 28.55% 28.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 10600 10388 9223
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £290 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 266 199
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.55 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +12.92%

ISPF
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing ISPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISPF within the England region over the 3 months to 26 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +15 3 - -
North West +6 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
ISPF
UK

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for ISPF.

1 26 (100.00%) JCL
2 24 (92.31%) IBM
2 24 (92.31%) Time Sharing Option
3 23 (88.46%) FTP
3 23 (88.46%) Mainframe
4 20 (76.92%) REXX
5 18 (69.23%) zOS
6 17 (65.38%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (53.85%) Change Management
8 13 (50.00%) Service Delivery
8 13 (50.00%) Unix
9 12 (46.15%) Windows
9 12 (46.15%) MVS
9 12 (46.15%) IBM Mainframe
10 11 (42.31%) TCP/IP
11 10 (38.46%) Firewall
12 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
12 8 (30.77%) HP
12 8 (30.77%) Tivoli
12 8 (30.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 8 (30.77%) Control-M
12 8 (30.77%) ServiceNow
13 7 (26.92%) BMC
13 7 (26.92%) iSeries
13 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
14 6 (23.08%) AS400
14 6 (23.08%) CA
15 5 (19.23%) ITIL
16 4 (15.38%) Tandem
16 4 (15.38%) Problem Management

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.54%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (88.46%) FTP
2 11 (42.31%) TCP/IP
3 10 (38.46%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) ChangeMan
General
1 3 (11.54%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Tivoli Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Mainframe Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Mainframe Support
3 4 (15.38%) Unix Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Wintel Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Unix Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) DB2 Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Mainframe Operator
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (88.46%) Mainframe
2 17 (65.38%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (46.15%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (26.92%) iSeries
5 6 (23.08%) AS400
6 4 (15.38%) Tandem
7 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
7 3 (11.54%) HACMP
8 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
9 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (69.23%) zOS
2 13 (50.00%) Unix
3 12 (46.15%) MVS
3 12 (46.15%) Windows
4 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Change Management
2 13 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (19.23%) ITIL
4 4 (15.38%) Problem Management
5 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
5 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
5 3 (11.54%) Project Management
5 3 (11.54%) Validation
6 2 (7.69%) B2B
6 2 (7.69%) Change Control
6 2 (7.69%) High Availability
6 2 (7.69%) Quality Management
6 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.85%) CRM
7 1 (3.85%) Escalation Management
7 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
7 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) JCL
2 20 (76.92%) REXX
3 3 (11.54%) COBOL
3 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.85%) CLIST
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) Degree
System Software
1 24 (92.31%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (30.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.69%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) Control-M
1 8 (30.77%) Tivoli
2 2 (7.69%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) IBM
2 8 (30.77%) HP
2 8 (30.77%) ServiceNow
3 7 (26.92%) BMC
4 6 (23.08%) CA
5 3 (11.54%) SAP
6 2 (7.69%) Axway
6 2 (7.69%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft