The table below looks at the statistics for ISPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 106 96 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing ISPF 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.054% 0.18% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £373 £355
% change year-on-year
-19.46% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - -
ISPF
North West

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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
449 380 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 24.34% 22.86% 27.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 238 240
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £351 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £135.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% -72.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.55 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.53% +7.14%

ISPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing ISPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

ISPF Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

ISPF
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISPF across the Manchester region.

ISPF Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

ISPF
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for ISPF.

1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (66.67%) VSAM
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) zOS
2 2 (66.67%) RACF
2 2 (66.67%) JCL
3 1 (33.33%) APPC
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) SMS
3 1 (33.33%) FTP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) SNA
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Tandem
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (33.33%) iSeries
3 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) CICS

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
1 1 (33.33%) SMS
1 1 (33.33%) SNA
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) VSAM
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) iSeries
3 1 (33.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) zOS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JCL
2 1 (33.33%) C
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) RACF
1 2 (66.67%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) IBM