The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 London 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 394 396 402
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing ISPF 7 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.030% 0.045% 0.034%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.096% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £320 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £320 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £442 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £358 £443
% change year-on-year
-4.67% -19.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7272 7612 7536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.84% 31.40% 28.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5181 5488 5257
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 81 82
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £19.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
ISPF
England

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 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 16 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (62.50%) JCL
3 9 (56.25%) zOS
4 6 (37.50%) RACF
4 6 (37.50%) CICS
5 5 (31.25%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) DB2
6 4 (25.00%) Change Management
6 4 (25.00%) Migration
6 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
7 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
7 3 (18.75%) Banking
7 3 (18.75%) VSAM
7 3 (18.75%) COBOL
7 3 (18.75%) IBM
7 3 (18.75%) CA
7 3 (18.75%) REXX
7 3 (18.75%) UNIX
8 2 (12.50%) SAS
8 2 (12.50%) XML
8 2 (12.50%) BMC
8 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
8 2 (12.50%) CA Endevor
8 2 (12.50%) ChangeMan
8 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 2 (12.50%) French Language
8 2 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
9 1 (6.25%) IDMS
9 1 (6.25%) Gentran

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (37.50%) CICS
2 2 (12.50%) SAS
3 1 (6.25%) Gentran
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DMZ
1 1 (6.25%) SMS
1 1 (6.25%) FTP
1 1 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) IDMS
2 1 (6.25%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) ChangeMan
General
1 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) French Language
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Storage Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) Mainframe Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 3 (18.75%) VSAM
3 2 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (6.25%) Replication
4 1 (6.25%) Clustering
4 1 (6.25%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) zOS
2 3 (18.75%) UNIX
3 1 (6.25%) MVS
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Change Management
1 4 (25.00%) Migration
1 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
3 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) JCL
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) COBOL
3 3 (18.75%) REXX
4 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.25%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) IBM
1 3 (18.75%) CA
2 2 (12.50%) BMC