The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 552 533 519
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -14
Contract jobs citing ISPF 12 15 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.032% 0.096%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.087% 0.11% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 11
Average daily rate
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£384 £335 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.55% -16.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £320 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £437 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £358 £443
% change year-on-year
-4.67% -19.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 - £29.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.85 - £37.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13759 13253 13963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.87% 28.52% 26.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8999 8604 8670
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 278 346
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +2 7 £375 +17.18%
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
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ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 23 (85.19%) Mainframe
2 21 (77.78%) JCL
3 14 (51.85%) DB2
4 13 (48.15%) RACF
5 12 (44.44%) SQL
5 12 (44.44%) zOS
6 11 (40.74%) REXX
6 11 (40.74%) CICS
7 10 (37.04%) IBM
8 9 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
9 6 (22.22%) BMC
10 5 (18.52%) UNIX
10 5 (18.52%) COBOL
10 5 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
11 4 (14.81%) FTP
11 4 (14.81%) MAINVIEW
11 4 (14.81%) Change Management
11 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (14.81%) Finance
11 4 (14.81%) Migration
11 4 (14.81%) Banking
11 4 (14.81%) CA Endevor
12 3 (11.11%) VSAM
12 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
12 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
12 3 (11.11%) CA
12 3 (11.11%) SMS
12 3 (11.11%) MQSeries
12 3 (11.11%) Windows

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 11 (40.74%) CICS
2 3 (11.11%) MQSeries
3 2 (7.41%) SAS
4 1 (3.70%) Gentran
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) FTP
2 3 (11.11%) SMS
3 2 (7.41%) SNA
4 1 (3.70%) DMZ
4 1 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) DB2
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) IDMS
3 1 (3.70%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) ChangeMan
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
1 4 (14.81%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) French Language
3 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.70%) Automotive
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Analyst
1 7 (25.93%) DBA
1 7 (25.93%) DB2 DBA
2 6 (22.22%) Administrator
3 4 (14.81%) Storage Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Environment Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Programmer
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Mainframe Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Security Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Programmer
6 1 (3.70%) Capacity Manager
6 1 (3.70%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.70%) Operational Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) J2EE
2 2 (7.41%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (85.19%) Mainframe
2 9 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (11.11%) VSAM
3 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) GIS
4 1 (3.70%) Replication
4 1 (3.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) zOS
2 5 (18.52%) UNIX
3 3 (11.11%) Windows
4 2 (7.41%) Linux
5 1 (3.70%) MVS
5 1 (3.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
2 4 (14.81%) Change Management
2 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (14.81%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 3 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (7.41%) Database Tuning
4 2 (7.41%) Data Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.41%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.70%) Release Management
5 1 (3.70%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (77.78%) JCL
2 12 (44.44%) SQL
3 11 (40.74%) REXX
4 5 (18.52%) COBOL
5 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.70%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (48.15%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) MAINVIEW
1 4 (14.81%) CA Endevor
2 2 (7.41%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) IBM
2 6 (22.22%) BMC
3 3 (11.11%) CA
3 3 (11.11%) Syncsort
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle
4 2 (7.41%) SAP
5 1 (3.70%) ION Trading