The table below looks at the statistics for ISPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 94 - 72
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISPF 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.18% - 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.77% - 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £355 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.92% -16.47%
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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
389 383 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.48% 27.83% 30.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 240 151
Average daily rate £350 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £261 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 19
Average hourly rate £37.50 £135.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.22% +328.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £135.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £135.00 £160.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

ISPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISPF across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (75.00%) REXX
2 3 (75.00%) zOS
3 2 (50.00%) MVS
3 2 (50.00%) JCL
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Google
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (25.00%) COBOL
4 1 (25.00%) DB2
4 1 (25.00%) MQSeries
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) IBM
4 1 (25.00%) CICS
4 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
4 1 (25.00%) Internet

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (25.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (25.00%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) zOS
2 2 (50.00%) MVS
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) REXX
2 2 (50.00%) JCL
3 1 (25.00%) COBOL
3 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Google