The table below looks at the statistics for ISPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 393 367 355
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -12
Contract jobs citing ISPF 6 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.028% 0.078% 0.081%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.095% 0.27% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 13
Average daily rate
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£340 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £340 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £328 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.52% -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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
6284 6396 5891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.60% 29.43% 29.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4620 4495 4286
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 56 52
Average hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £19.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +76.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £82.25 £84.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

ISPF
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISPF across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

ISPF Jobs Demand Trend in London

ISPF
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISPF across the London region.

ISPF Daily Rate Trend in London

ISPF
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISPF across the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

ISPF Daily Rate Histogram in London

ISPF
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISPF across the London region.

ISPF Hourly Rate Trend in London

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 9 (100.00%) JCL
1 9 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (88.89%) COBOL
3 7 (77.78%) DB2
3 7 (77.78%) CICS
4 4 (44.44%) VSAM
4 4 (44.44%) REXX
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) CA Endevor
5 3 (33.33%) SELCOPY
5 3 (33.33%) zOS
5 3 (33.33%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) IBM
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Change Management
6 2 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
7 1 (11.11%) VCP4
7 1 (11.11%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Zephyr
7 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (11.11%) Java
7 1 (11.11%) MQSeries
7 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
7 1 (11.11%) Toad
7 1 (11.11%) XPEDITER

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 7 (77.78%) CICS
2 1 (11.11%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Toad
1 1 (11.11%) XPEDITER
1 1 (11.11%) ChangeMan
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (11.11%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) DB2 Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) DB2 DBA
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (44.44%) VSAM
3 2 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) zOS
2 1 (11.11%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Change Management
1 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) JCL
2 8 (88.89%) COBOL
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) REXX
4 3 (33.33%) SELCOPY
5 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) VCP4
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) BMC