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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 602 609 638
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +29
Contract jobs citing ISPF 12 40 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.073% 0.018%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.079% 0.25% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 6
Median daily rate £465 £400 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.18% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £302 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £593 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £444
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -9.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £27.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.00 -

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
15266 15816 15220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.80% 28.76% 26.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10535 11015 10387
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 256 171
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £15.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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
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 10 December 2016.

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 15 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 10 December 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 -14 8 £465 +16.18%
Scotland - 4 - -
Yorkshire - 3 £430 -
Edinburgh - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 £430 -
Leeds - 2 - -
London - 2 £516 -
South East +1 1 - -
North East -33 1 £376 +16.43%
Tyne and Wear -38 1 £376 +16.43%
Newcastle upon Tyne -39 1 £376 +16.43%
Hampshire - 1 - -
Havant - 1 - -
Halifax - 1 £430 -
Glasgow - 1 - -

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 21 (95.45%) JCL
1 21 (95.45%) Time Sharing Option
2 20 (90.91%) IBM
3 17 (77.27%) FTP
4 16 (72.73%) Unix
4 16 (72.73%) Service Delivery
5 15 (68.18%) Mainframe
5 15 (68.18%) Finance
5 15 (68.18%) Windows
6 14 (63.64%) Tandem
6 14 (63.64%) iSeries
7 11 (50.00%) zOS
8 9 (40.91%) Service Management
9 7 (31.82%) Law
9 7 (31.82%) Middleware
9 7 (31.82%) B2B
9 7 (31.82%) IBM Sterling
9 7 (31.82%) Axway
9 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
10 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (22.73%) Banking
11 5 (22.73%) REXX
12 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (13.64%) MVS
13 3 (13.64%) DB2
14 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
14 2 (9.09%) COBOL
14 2 (9.09%) SQL
14 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
14 2 (9.09%) CICS

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 2 (9.09%) CICS
2 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.55%) Commerce Server
2 1 (4.55%) Commerce Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 17 (77.27%) FTP
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) SSL
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) Easytrieve
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 15 (68.18%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Law
3 5 (22.73%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) Technical Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) DB2 DBA
5 1 (4.55%) DBA
5 1 (4.55%) Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Mainframe Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Mainframe DBA
5 1 (4.55%) Mainframe Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) Tivoli Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Unix Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Unix Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) z/OS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) Middleware
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) ADO.NET
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) jQuery
2 1 (4.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (68.18%) Mainframe
2 14 (63.64%) iSeries
2 14 (63.64%) Tandem
3 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
4 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) Unix
2 15 (68.18%) Windows
3 11 (50.00%) zOS
4 3 (13.64%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Service Delivery
2 9 (40.91%) Service Management
3 7 (31.82%) B2B
4 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.09%) Process Improvement
5 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.55%) Change Management
6 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL
6 1 (4.55%) Migration
6 1 (4.55%) Project Management
6 1 (4.55%) Prototyping
6 1 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 21 (95.45%) JCL
2 5 (22.73%) REXX
3 2 (9.09%) Assembly Language
3 2 (9.09%) COBOL
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) Fortran
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 21 (95.45%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (4.55%) RACF
2 1 (4.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (4.55%) CA Endevor
2 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) IBM
2 7 (31.82%) Axway
2 7 (31.82%) IBM Sterling
3 2 (9.09%) CA
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) BMC
4 1 (4.55%) Ektron
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow