The table below looks at the statistics for ISPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
England / North West
Rank 130 - 143
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISPF 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.038% - 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% - 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £525 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £373
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +14.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
833 1056 845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.49% 27.65% 25.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 691 546
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £279 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 53 25
Median hourly rate £42.75 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.54% +64.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £16.93 £19.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +13.97%

ISPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 the North West

ISPF
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

ISPF Daily Rate Trend in the North West

ISPF
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISPF within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 1 £525 -
ISPF
England

ISPF
Top 11 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 North West region with a requirement for ISPF.

1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) REXX
1 1 (100.00%) RACF
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) CA Endevor
1 1 (100.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) REXX
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) RACF
1 1 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM