The table below looks at the statistics for ISPF skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 618 615 614
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing ISPF 29 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.032% 0.032%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 8
Median daily rate £279 £355 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.47% -2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £239 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £279 £450 £300
% change year-on-year
-38.05% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £28.50 - £29.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - £29.25

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15281 15440 15028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.48% 27.52% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10779 10321 9819
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 219 215
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.90 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.01% +8.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £18.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.85 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%

ISPF
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 UK

ISPF
Daily Rate Trend

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

ISPF Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ISPF
Hourly Rate Trend

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

ISPF Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ISPF
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISPF within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 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
England +21 23 £279 -21.47% 1
North East - 13 £279 -
Tyne and Wear - 12 £275 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 12 £275 -
Buckinghamshire +14 8 - -
South East +12 8 - -
Milton Keynes +9 7 - -
Edinburgh -2 6 - -
Scotland -6 6 - - 2
Manchester 0 1 - -
North West -12 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 with a requirement for ISPF.

1 36 (100.00%) JCL
2 33 (91.67%) IBM
3 30 (83.33%) Mainframe
4 28 (77.78%) Time Sharing Option
5 26 (72.22%) FTP
6 24 (66.67%) REXX
7 22 (61.11%) zOS
8 19 (52.78%) Windows
9 17 (47.22%) Service Delivery
10 16 (44.44%) Unix
11 15 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (38.89%) MVS
12 14 (38.89%) IBM Mainframe
13 13 (36.11%) Change Management
14 12 (33.33%) HP
15 11 (30.56%) TCP/IP
15 11 (30.56%) iSeries
16 10 (27.78%) CICS
16 10 (27.78%) CA
16 10 (27.78%) Firewall
17 9 (25.00%) Control-M
17 9 (25.00%) COBOL
18 8 (22.22%) AS400
18 8 (22.22%) Tandem
18 8 (22.22%) ServiceNow
18 8 (22.22%) Data Centre
18 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
19 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
19 7 (19.44%) ITIL
19 7 (19.44%) BMC

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills 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 10 (27.78%) CICS
2 4 (11.11%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 26 (72.22%) FTP
2 11 (30.56%) TCP/IP
3 10 (27.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) DB2
2 4 (11.11%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) ChangeMan
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Law
3 4 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Developer
1 8 (22.22%) Technical Developer
2 7 (19.44%) Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Tivoli Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Mainframe Support
6 3 (8.33%) Mainframe Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Unix Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Unix Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Wintel Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.78%) Information Architect
8 1 (2.78%) Mainframe Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) Mainframe Operator
8 1 (2.78%) Systems Architect
8 1 (2.78%) Unix Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 30 (83.33%) Mainframe
2 15 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (38.89%) IBM Mainframe
4 11 (30.56%) iSeries
5 8 (22.22%) AS400
5 8 (22.22%) Data Centre
5 8 (22.22%) Tandem
6 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
6 3 (8.33%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 22 (61.11%) zOS
2 19 (52.78%) Windows
3 16 (44.44%) Unix
4 14 (38.89%) MVS
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Service Delivery
2 13 (36.11%) Change Management
3 7 (19.44%) ITIL
4 6 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 5 (13.89%) Service Management
6 4 (11.11%) High Availability
6 4 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 3 (8.33%) Business Continuity
7 3 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 3 (8.33%) ITIL V3
7 3 (8.33%) Project Management
7 3 (8.33%) Validation
8 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.56%) Change Control
8 2 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (5.56%) Quality Management
8 2 (5.56%) Workflow
9 1 (2.78%) CRM
9 1 (2.78%) Escalation Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (100.00%) JCL
2 24 (66.67%) REXX
3 9 (25.00%) COBOL
4 5 (13.89%) CLIST
5 4 (11.11%) Assembly Language
5 4 (11.11%) C++
6 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 28 (77.78%) Time Sharing Option
2 7 (19.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 4 (11.11%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (2.78%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) Control-M
2 7 (19.44%) Tivoli
3 4 (11.11%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 33 (91.67%) IBM
2 12 (33.33%) HP
3 10 (27.78%) CA
4 8 (22.22%) ServiceNow
5 7 (19.44%) BMC
6 3 (8.33%) SAP