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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 401 401 375
Rank change year-on-year
0 -26
Contract jobs citing ISPF 2 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.067% 0.062%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.029% 0.23% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 13
Average daily rate
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£270 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.15% +18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £444 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+35.23% -6.25%
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
6817 7048 6499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.95% 29.62% 31.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5194 5077 4728
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 54 69
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £18.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £55.00 £48.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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
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 24 December 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (87.50%) JCL
2 7 (87.50%) DB2
3 6 (75.00%) CICS
4 4 (50.00%) COBOL
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) REXX
5 3 (37.50%) zOS
5 3 (37.50%) Change Management
6 2 (25.00%) Replication
6 2 (25.00%) MVS
6 2 (25.00%) BMC
6 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) CA Endevor
6 2 (25.00%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (25.00%) XPEDITER
7 1 (12.50%) French Language
7 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
7 1 (12.50%) Gentran
7 1 (12.50%) VSAM
7 1 (12.50%) SAS
7 1 (12.50%) FTP
7 1 (12.50%) SSL
7 1 (12.50%) IBM
7 1 (12.50%) UNIX
7 1 (12.50%) Windows

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 6 (75.00%) CICS
2 1 (12.50%) Gentran
2 1 (12.50%) MQSeries
2 1 (12.50%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
1 1 (12.50%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) DB2
2 2 (25.00%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) XPEDITER
2 1 (12.50%) ChangeMan
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) DBA
1 2 (25.00%) DB2 DBA
1 2 (25.00%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Replication
3 1 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (12.50%) VSAM
3 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (12.50%) GIS
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) zOS
2 2 (25.00%) MVS
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) JCL
2 4 (50.00%) COBOL
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) REXX
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) BMC
2 1 (12.50%) CA
2 1 (12.50%) IBM