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 April 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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 384 377 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing ISPF 9 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.039% 0.018% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.064% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £425 £315
% change year-on-year
-16.47% +34.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
6877 6214 7689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.43% 28.72% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4962 4521 5077
Average daily rate £400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 66 84
Average hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £54.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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
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 April 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 30 (93.75%) Mainframe
2 24 (75.00%) JCL
3 15 (46.88%) COBOL
3 15 (46.88%) Windows
4 13 (40.63%) DB2
5 12 (37.50%) Finance
6 10 (31.25%) SQL
6 10 (31.25%) UNIX
6 10 (31.25%) IBM
6 10 (31.25%) CICS
7 9 (28.13%) AIX
7 9 (28.13%) Middleware
7 9 (28.13%) Shell Script
7 9 (28.13%) SSL
7 9 (28.13%) GIS
7 9 (28.13%) Clustering
8 8 (25.00%) DMZ
8 8 (25.00%) FTP
8 8 (25.00%) Gentran
9 7 (21.88%) zOS
10 6 (18.75%) Change Management
10 6 (18.75%) CA Endevor
11 5 (15.63%) IBM Mainframe
11 5 (15.63%) JIRA
11 5 (15.63%) Migration
11 5 (15.63%) Toad
12 4 (12.50%) Client/Server
12 4 (12.50%) REXX
12 4 (12.50%) Advertising
12 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 10 (31.25%) CICS
2 8 (25.00%) Gentran
3 3 (9.38%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) SSL
2 8 (25.00%) DMZ
2 8 (25.00%) FTP
3 1 (3.13%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.13%) ATM
3 1 (3.13%) SMS
3 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (40.63%) DB2
2 2 (6.25%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Toad
1 5 (15.63%) JIRA
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Advertising
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Analyst
1 7 (21.88%) Test Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Developer
2 5 (15.63%) Mainframe Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Storage Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Systems Test Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) COBOL Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Capacity Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Mainframe Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Middleware Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (93.75%) Mainframe
2 9 (28.13%) GIS
2 9 (28.13%) Clustering
3 5 (15.63%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (12.50%) Client/Server
5 3 (9.38%) VSAM
6 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
7 1 (3.13%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) UNIX
3 9 (28.13%) AIX
4 7 (21.88%) zOS
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.13%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Change Management
2 5 (15.63%) Migration
3 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 4 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 3 (9.38%) System Testing
4 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Performance Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.25%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.13%) Resource Management
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (75.00%) JCL
2 15 (46.88%) COBOL
3 10 (31.25%) SQL
4 9 (28.13%) Shell Script
5 4 (12.50%) REXX
6 2 (6.25%) C++
6 2 (6.25%) Assembly Language
7 1 (3.13%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) CA Endevor
2 2 (6.25%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) IBM
2 3 (9.38%) CA
3 1 (3.13%) Axway
3 1 (3.13%) Tumbleweed
3 1 (3.13%) BMC