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 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 381 377 355
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -22
Contract jobs citing ISPF 5 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.024% 0.11% 0.086%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.081% 0.37% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 16
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 £285 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £405 £475
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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
6178 6407 6168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.87% 29.31% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4625 4562 4472
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £297 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 53 60
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £21.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +60.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £77.50 £48.25
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 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 28 January 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 28 January 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 10 (100.00%) JCL
1 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (90.00%) COBOL
3 8 (80.00%) DB2
4 7 (70.00%) CICS
5 5 (50.00%) CA Endevor
6 4 (40.00%) VSAM
6 4 (40.00%) REXX
7 3 (30.00%) zOS
7 3 (30.00%) SQL
7 3 (30.00%) SELCOPY
8 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
8 2 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (20.00%) Change Management
8 2 (20.00%) Finance
8 2 (20.00%) IBM
8 2 (20.00%) XPEDITER
9 1 (10.00%) MVS
9 1 (10.00%) BMC
9 1 (10.00%) Java
9 1 (10.00%) MQSeries
9 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
9 1 (10.00%) Toad
9 1 (10.00%) Migration
9 1 (10.00%) Replication
9 1 (10.00%) ChangeMan
9 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
9 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
9 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (70.00%) CICS
2 1 (10.00%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) XPEDITER
2 1 (10.00%) Toad
2 1 (10.00%) ChangeMan
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) DB2 Developer
4 1 (10.00%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (40.00%) VSAM
3 2 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (10.00%) Replication
4 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) zOS
2 1 (10.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) JCL
2 9 (90.00%) COBOL
3 4 (40.00%) REXX
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) SELCOPY
5 1 (10.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) BMC
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