The table below looks at the statistics for ISPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
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Rank 125 112 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing ISPF 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.072% 0.081% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.26% 0.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£320 £230 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £226 £400
% change year-on-year
+57.63% -43.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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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 Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
775 625 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.88% 25.29% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 306 247
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 18
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -20.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

ISPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

ISPF Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

ISPF
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

ISPF Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

ISPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISPF across the Scotland region.

ISPF Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

ISPF
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
1 2 (66.67%) CICS
1 2 (66.67%) REXX
1 2 (66.67%) zOS
2 1 (33.33%) RACF
2 1 (33.33%) JCL
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) SMS
2 1 (33.33%) SNA
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) VSAM
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) CA Endevor
2 1 (33.33%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (33.33%) Data Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (66.67%) CICS
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SMS
1 1 (33.33%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (33.33%) VSAM
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) zOS
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Data Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) REXX
2 1 (33.33%) JCL
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) CA Endevor
1 1 (33.33%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP