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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 247 - 243
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISPF 10 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% - 0.036%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% - 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
Average daily rate £523 - £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £328
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - -
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
2196 2312 1988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.67% 24.42% 23.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1470 1329 1082
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 54 62
Average hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £32.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -15.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISPF across the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

ISPF Daily Rate Histogram 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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 10 £523 -
ISPF
England

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 20 (95.24%) REXX
1 20 (95.24%) JCL
2 18 (85.71%) Windows
3 15 (71.43%) IBM
4 13 (61.90%) Mainframe
5 12 (57.14%) CICS
5 12 (57.14%) Assembly Language
5 12 (57.14%) CA
5 12 (57.14%) C++
5 12 (57.14%) COBOL
5 12 (57.14%) Easytrieve
5 12 (57.14%) Time Sharing Option
5 12 (57.14%) CLIST
6 10 (47.62%) FTP
6 10 (47.62%) zOS
7 9 (42.86%) Unix
8 8 (38.10%) MQSeries
8 8 (38.10%) Shell Script
8 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (38.10%) Tivoli
8 8 (38.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 8 (38.10%) Mentoring
8 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
8 8 (38.10%) iSeries
8 8 (38.10%) ChangeMan
9 7 (33.33%) Change Management
10 6 (28.57%) AS400
10 6 (28.57%) HACMP
11 5 (23.81%) HP

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 12 (57.14%) CICS
2 8 (38.10%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) FTP
2 2 (9.52%) SSL
3 1 (4.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) Easytrieve
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) ChangeMan
2 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (19.05%) Banking
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Architect
2 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 8 (38.10%) Operations Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Systems Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Support
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Development Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Development Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Information Systems Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Mainframe Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Operational Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Operations Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Strategy Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
1 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (61.90%) Mainframe
2 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (38.10%) iSeries
3 6 (28.57%) AS400
3 6 (28.57%) HACMP
4 5 (23.81%) VSAM
5 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) zOS
3 9 (42.86%) Unix
4 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
4 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Mentoring
2 7 (33.33%) Change Management
3 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) JCL
1 20 (95.24%) REXX
2 12 (57.14%) Assembly Language
2 12 (57.14%) C++
2 12 (57.14%) CLIST
2 12 (57.14%) COBOL
3 8 (38.10%) Shell Script
4 4 (19.05%) C#
4 4 (19.05%) Perl
4 4 (19.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (38.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (4.76%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) IBM
2 12 (57.14%) CA
3 5 (23.81%) HP
4 4 (19.05%) Micro Focus