The table below looks at the statistics for ISPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 53 - 65
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISPF 9 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.27% - 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.41% - 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Average daily rate £523 - £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £328
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - -
ISPF
Buckinghamshire

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 Milton Keynes region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
204 164 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 28.85% 20.81% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 100 93
Average daily rate £355 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 - £15.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

ISPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISPF across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

ISPF Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

ISPF
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

ISPF Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

ISPF
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISPF across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

ISPF Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 18 (94.74%) REXX
1 18 (94.74%) JCL
2 16 (84.21%) Windows
3 14 (73.68%) IBM
4 12 (63.16%) Mainframe
5 11 (57.89%) Time Sharing Option
6 10 (52.63%) CLIST
6 10 (52.63%) Easytrieve
6 10 (52.63%) CICS
6 10 (52.63%) Assembly Language
6 10 (52.63%) CA
6 10 (52.63%) C++
6 10 (52.63%) COBOL
7 9 (47.37%) FTP
7 9 (47.37%) Unix
7 9 (47.37%) zOS
8 8 (42.11%) Tivoli
8 8 (42.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 8 (42.11%) Shell Script
8 8 (42.11%) iSeries
8 8 (42.11%) ChangeMan
9 7 (36.84%) Change Management
9 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
9 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
9 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (36.84%) MQSeries
10 6 (31.58%) HACMP
10 6 (31.58%) AS400
11 4 (21.05%) VSAM

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (52.63%) CICS
2 7 (36.84%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) FTP
2 1 (5.26%) SMS
2 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) Easytrieve
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) ChangeMan
2 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.79%) Banking
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
1 3 (15.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Architect
2 8 (42.11%) Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Operations Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Systems Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Development Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Development Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Information Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Information Systems Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Operational Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Operations Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
1 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (63.16%) Mainframe
2 8 (42.11%) iSeries
3 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (31.58%) AS400
4 6 (31.58%) HACMP
5 4 (21.05%) VSAM
6 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Unix
2 9 (47.37%) zOS
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Change Management
1 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
2 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) JCL
1 18 (94.74%) REXX
2 10 (52.63%) Assembly Language
2 10 (52.63%) C++
2 10 (52.63%) CLIST
2 10 (52.63%) COBOL
3 8 (42.11%) Shell Script
4 3 (15.79%) C#
4 3 (15.79%) Perl
4 3 (15.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (42.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (5.26%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) IBM
2 10 (52.63%) CA
3 4 (21.05%) HP
4 3 (15.79%) Micro Focus