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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 256 269 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing ISPF 6 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.068% 0.042% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.26% 0.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £259 £425 £341
% change year-on-year
-39.11% +24.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - £29.25
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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2351 2507 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.63% 26.18% 23.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1496 1601 1222
Median daily rate £390 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 35 47
Median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.30 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

ISPF
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISPF within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Buckinghamshire +15 6 - -
ISPF
England

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for ISPF.

1 10 (100.00%) REXX
1 10 (100.00%) JCL
2 9 (90.00%) IBM
2 9 (90.00%) Unix
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Time Sharing Option
3 8 (80.00%) FTP
3 8 (80.00%) Mainframe
3 8 (80.00%) Tivoli
3 8 (80.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 7 (70.00%) Change Management
4 7 (70.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (40.00%) AS400
5 4 (40.00%) zOS
6 3 (30.00%) ChangeMan
6 3 (30.00%) iSeries
6 3 (30.00%) HACMP
6 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (20.00%) CICS
7 2 (20.00%) COBOL
7 2 (20.00%) CLIST
8 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
8 1 (10.00%) DB2
8 1 (10.00%) C++
8 1 (10.00%) Linux
8 1 (10.00%) MQSeries
8 1 (10.00%) CRM
8 1 (10.00%) Assembly Language
8 1 (10.00%) CA

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (20.00%) CICS
2 1 (10.00%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) DB2
1 1 (10.00%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) ChangeMan
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Tivoli Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Mainframe Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Unix Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Wintel Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Business Process Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) DB2 Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Strategy Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Unix Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (70.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (40.00%) AS400
4 3 (30.00%) HACMP
4 3 (30.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Unix
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) zOS
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) MVS
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) JCL
1 10 (100.00%) REXX
2 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (20.00%) CLIST
3 2 (20.00%) COBOL
4 1 (10.00%) Assembly Language
4 1 (10.00%) C++
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (80.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (80.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (10.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) CA
2 1 (10.00%) HP