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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 617 591 579
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -12
Contract jobs citing ISPF 12 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.046% 0.025%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.081% 0.17% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 8
Median daily rate £259 £425 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.11% +10.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £257 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £500 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £259 £425 £341
% change year-on-year
-39.11% +24.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £28.50 - £29.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - £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
14750 14509 13567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 29.56% 28.07% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10406 9947 8898
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 £300 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 210 193
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 £20.25 £17.93 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.25 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.94%

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 27 July 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 +4 6 - -
North East - 6 £259 -
ISPF
UK

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 25 (100.00%) JCL
2 23 (92.00%) IBM
3 22 (88.00%) Mainframe
3 22 (88.00%) Time Sharing Option
4 21 (84.00%) REXX
4 21 (84.00%) FTP
5 17 (68.00%) zOS
6 16 (64.00%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (56.00%) Change Management
8 12 (48.00%) IBM Mainframe
8 12 (48.00%) MVS
9 11 (44.00%) TCP/IP
9 11 (44.00%) Unix
9 11 (44.00%) Windows
9 11 (44.00%) Service Delivery
10 10 (40.00%) Firewall
11 9 (36.00%) HP
12 8 (32.00%) Tivoli
12 8 (32.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 8 (32.00%) Control-M
12 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
12 8 (32.00%) ServiceNow
13 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
13 7 (28.00%) BMC
13 7 (28.00%) CA
14 6 (24.00%) AS400
15 5 (20.00%) iSeries
15 5 (20.00%) ITIL
16 4 (16.00%) COBOL
16 4 (16.00%) CICS

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 4 (16.00%) CICS
2 1 (4.00%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 21 (84.00%) FTP
2 11 (44.00%) TCP/IP
3 10 (40.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) DB2
2 1 (4.00%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) ChangeMan
General
1 2 (8.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Tivoli Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Mainframe Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Mainframe Support
3 4 (16.00%) Unix Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Wintel Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Unix Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Business Process Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) DB2 Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Mainframe Operator
5 1 (4.00%) Strategy Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Unix Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 22 (88.00%) Mainframe
2 16 (64.00%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (48.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (24.00%) AS400
5 5 (20.00%) iSeries
6 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (12.00%) HACMP
7 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (8.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) zOS
2 12 (48.00%) MVS
3 11 (44.00%) Unix
3 11 (44.00%) Windows
4 1 (4.00%) Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Change Management
2 11 (44.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (20.00%) ITIL
4 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (12.00%) Business Continuity
5 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (12.00%) Project Management
5 3 (12.00%) Validation
6 2 (8.00%) Change Control
6 2 (8.00%) High Availability
6 2 (8.00%) Quality Management
7 1 (4.00%) CRM
7 1 (4.00%) Escalation Management
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
7 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (100.00%) JCL
2 21 (84.00%) REXX
3 4 (16.00%) COBOL
4 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (8.00%) CLIST
6 1 (4.00%) Assembly Language
6 1 (4.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) Degree
System Software
1 22 (88.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (32.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) Control-M
1 8 (32.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (8.00%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 23 (92.00%) IBM
2 9 (36.00%) HP
3 8 (32.00%) ServiceNow
4 7 (28.00%) BMC
4 7 (28.00%) CA
5 3 (12.00%) SAP