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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 550 500 497
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -3
Contract jobs citing ISPF 7 39 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.087% 0.061%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.056% 0.32% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 19
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £468 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate - £328 £400
% change year-on-year
- -17.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
12432 12178 11781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.27% 27.31% 28.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8435 7786 7583
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 252 317
Average hourly rate £33.50 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.99 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.55 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015. 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 5 £340 -2.85% 2
North West -8 2 - -
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
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ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 19 (90.48%) JCL
3 14 (66.67%) CICS
4 10 (47.62%) DB2
4 10 (47.62%) COBOL
5 7 (33.33%) REXX
5 7 (33.33%) Migration
6 6 (28.57%) zOS
7 5 (23.81%) UNIX
7 5 (23.81%) Project Management
7 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (23.81%) Finance
7 5 (23.81%) CA Endevor
8 4 (19.05%) VSAM
8 4 (19.05%) IBM
9 3 (14.29%) SQL
9 3 (14.29%) MVS
9 3 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (14.29%) SELCOPY
10 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
10 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
10 2 (9.52%) Systems Analysis
10 2 (9.52%) ChangeMan
10 2 (9.52%) CA
10 2 (9.52%) XPEDITER
10 2 (9.52%) Change Management
10 2 (9.52%) TIBCO
10 2 (9.52%) MQSeries
10 2 (9.52%) FTP
11 1 (4.76%) RIP

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 14 (66.67%) CICS
2 2 (9.52%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) FTP
2 1 (4.76%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) DB2
2 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) ChangeMan
1 2 (9.52%) XPEDITER
2 1 (4.76%) Toad
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) Administrator
3 3 (14.29%) DBA
3 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Mainframe Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) DB2 DBA
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (4.76%) DB2 Developer
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 21 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (19.05%) VSAM
3 3 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) Replication
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) zOS
2 5 (23.81%) UNIX
3 3 (14.29%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Migration
2 5 (23.81%) Project Management
2 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
4 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (90.48%) JCL
2 10 (47.62%) COBOL
3 7 (33.33%) REXX
4 3 (14.29%) SQL
4 3 (14.29%) SELCOPY
5 1 (4.76%) Java
5 1 (4.76%) Assembly Language
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) IBM
2 2 (9.52%) CA
2 2 (9.52%) TIBCO
3 1 (4.76%) BMC
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