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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 165 154 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing ISPF 1 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.025% 0.18% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.100% 0.78% -
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
England

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
1002 899 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.85% 22.99% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 567 439
Median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 22 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +4.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.16 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.09 £140.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%

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 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester -6 1 - -
ISPF
England

ISPF
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 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 North West 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 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 (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