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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 423 405 410
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +5
Contract jobs citing ISPF 1 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.004% 0.031% 0.017%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.014% 0.098% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
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£230 £388 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.64% -6.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £310 -
% change year-on-year
+45.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -
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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
7217 7157 7283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.94% 31.23% 31.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5232 5147 5222
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 33 96
Average hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £17.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £53.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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
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 3 July 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 8 (100.00%) COBOL
1 8 (100.00%) JCL
1 8 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (75.00%) DB2
3 5 (62.50%) CICS
3 5 (62.50%) CA Endevor
4 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) VSAM
5 3 (37.50%) SELCOPY
6 2 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) ChangeMan
6 2 (25.00%) Change Management
6 2 (25.00%) XPEDITER
6 2 (25.00%) IBM
6 2 (25.00%) REXX
6 2 (25.00%) zOS
6 2 (25.00%) WorldPay
6 2 (25.00%) SDLC
7 1 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Toad
7 1 (12.50%) Java
7 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Migration
7 1 (12.50%) JIRA
7 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
7 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (62.50%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) XPEDITER
1 2 (25.00%) ChangeMan
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Zephyr
2 1 (12.50%) Toad
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) DB2 Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (37.50%) VSAM
3 2 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Change Management
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) COBOL
1 8 (100.00%) JCL
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) SELCOPY
4 2 (25.00%) REXX
5 1 (12.50%) Java
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) IBM
1 2 (25.00%) WorldPay