The table below looks at the statistics for ISPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 275 - 231
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISPF 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.020% - 0.034%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.076% - 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £320 £332
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -
ISPF
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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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2616 2337 2289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.02% 25.16% 26.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1703 1325 1280
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 45 62
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.06 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

ISPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

ISPF Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

ISPF
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

ISPF Daily Rate Trend in the South East

ISPF
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

ISPF Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

ISPF
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISPF within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
ISPF
England

ISPF
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) REXX
1 4 (100.00%) JCL
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (75.00%) Change Management
2 3 (75.00%) AS400
2 3 (75.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (75.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) FTP
3 2 (50.00%) SLA
3 2 (50.00%) ChangeMan
4 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (25.00%) iSeries
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) BMC
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) DB2
4 1 (25.00%) HACMP
4 1 (25.00%) MAINVIEW
4 1 (25.00%) Shell Script

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) ChangeMan
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (25.00%) Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) DBA
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (75.00%) AS400
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) HACMP
3 1 (25.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) REXX
1 4 (100.00%) JCL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (75.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (25.00%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) BMC