The first table below looks at the demand for ISPF skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 567 554 534
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -20
Contract jobs citing ISPF 13 15 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.029% 0.092%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.087% 0.11% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £335 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -16.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £320 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £437 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £358 £443
% change year-on-year
-4.67% -19.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 - £29.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.85 - £37.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14863 14244 14823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.60% 27.94% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9592 9051 9048
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 297 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.20 £18.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £44.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

ISPF
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISPF within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISPF within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

ISPF Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISPF within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
England -17 12 £384 +14.55%
London -2 7 £375 +17.18%
Scotland - 1 £290 -
Chester - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 25 (86.21%) Mainframe
2 23 (79.31%) JCL
3 14 (48.28%) zOS
3 14 (48.28%) DB2
4 13 (44.83%) RACF
5 12 (41.38%) CICS
5 12 (41.38%) SQL
6 11 (37.93%) REXX
7 10 (34.48%) IBM
8 9 (31.03%) IBM Mainframe
9 7 (24.14%) BMC
10 6 (20.69%) UNIX
11 5 (17.24%) COBOL
11 5 (17.24%) Finance
11 5 (17.24%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
12 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (13.79%) Change Management
12 4 (13.79%) Banking
12 4 (13.79%) Migration
12 4 (13.79%) VSAM
12 4 (13.79%) CA Endevor
12 4 (13.79%) FTP
12 4 (13.79%) MAINVIEW
13 3 (10.34%) CA
13 3 (10.34%) SMS
13 3 (10.34%) Windows
13 3 (10.34%) MQSeries
13 3 (10.34%) XML
13 3 (10.34%) J2EE

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (41.38%) CICS
2 3 (10.34%) MQSeries
3 2 (6.90%) SAS
4 1 (3.45%) Gentran
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) FTP
2 3 (10.34%) SMS
3 2 (6.90%) SNA
4 1 (3.45%) SSL
4 1 (3.45%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (48.28%) DB2
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) IDMS
3 1 (3.45%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) ChangeMan
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) French Language
4 1 (3.45%) Automotive
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Analyst
1 7 (24.14%) DBA
1 7 (24.14%) DB2 DBA
2 6 (20.69%) Administrator
3 4 (13.79%) Storage Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Mainframe Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Programmer
5 2 (6.90%) Capacity Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Environment Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Security Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Programmer
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Operational Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) J2EE
1 3 (10.34%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (86.21%) Mainframe
2 9 (31.03%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (13.79%) VSAM
4 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.45%) Replication
5 1 (3.45%) Clustering
5 1 (3.45%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) zOS
2 6 (20.69%) UNIX
3 3 (10.34%) Windows
4 2 (6.90%) Linux
5 1 (3.45%) AIX
5 1 (3.45%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (13.79%) Change Management
2 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (13.79%) Migration
2 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
3 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
3 3 (10.34%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.90%) Capacity Management
4 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.90%) Resource Management
4 2 (6.90%) Data Architecture
4 2 (6.90%) Database Tuning
4 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.90%) Project Management
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (79.31%) JCL
2 12 (41.38%) SQL
3 11 (37.93%) REXX
4 5 (17.24%) COBOL
5 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.45%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) MAINVIEW
1 4 (13.79%) CA Endevor
2 2 (6.90%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) IBM
2 7 (24.14%) BMC
3 3 (10.34%) CA
3 3 (10.34%) Syncsort
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) SAP
5 1 (3.45%) ION Trading