The table below looks at the statistics for ISPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 142 127 132
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +5
Contract jobs citing ISPF 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.24% 0.033% 0.037%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.02% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £279 £450 £300
% change year-on-year
-38.05% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - £29.25
ISPF
UK

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
683 630 796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.43% 20.97% 29.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 292 480
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £441 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 6
Median hourly rate £36.75 £40.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.12% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%

ISPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland 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 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
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISPF within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
Edinburgh +6 7 - -
ISPF
UK

ISPF
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 Scotland region with a requirement for ISPF.

1 7 (100.00%) IBM
1 7 (100.00%) JCL
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 7 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (85.71%) Data Centre
2 6 (85.71%) Service Delivery
2 6 (85.71%) iSeries
2 6 (85.71%) Unix
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) FTP
2 6 (85.71%) Tandem
3 5 (71.43%) Service Management
3 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 5 (71.43%) Law
4 1 (14.29%) DB2
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (14.29%) CICS
4 1 (14.29%) CA
4 1 (14.29%) zOS
4 1 (14.29%) RACF

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 (14.29%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
1 5 (71.43%) Law
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
1 6 (85.71%) Technical Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Unix Developer
2 1 (14.29%) z/OS Systems Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (85.71%) Data Centre
2 6 (85.71%) iSeries
2 6 (85.71%) Tandem
3 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Unix
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Service Delivery
2 5 (71.43%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) JCL
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (14.29%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) CA