The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 June 2015 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 589 576 538
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -38
Contract jobs citing ISPF 12 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.029% 0.017%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.083% 0.10% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
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£260 £365 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.76% -14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £324 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £375 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £333 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -21.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
14444 14426 12708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.99% 27.60% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9576 9521 7999
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 182 358
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.79 £18.65 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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 1 June 2015.

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 21 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 1 June 2015. 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 -21 10 £260 -28.76% 10
London +4 2 £230 -38.66% 2
Milton Keynes +2 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -3 2 - - 1
South East -19 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 £355 - 1
North West - 2 - -
City of London +1 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £450 - 1
Stevenage - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £260 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £450 - 1
Manchester - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £260 -
Liverpool - 1 - -

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, 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 29 (93.55%) Mainframe
2 26 (83.87%) JCL
3 22 (70.97%) DB2
4 20 (64.52%) REXX
5 19 (61.29%) COBOL
5 19 (61.29%) CICS
6 17 (54.84%) zOS
6 17 (54.84%) IBM
7 11 (35.48%) IBM Mainframe
8 9 (29.03%) Assembly Language
8 9 (29.03%) MQSeries
8 9 (29.03%) Finance
9 8 (25.81%) SQL
9 8 (25.81%) TCP/IP
9 8 (25.81%) Banking
9 8 (25.81%) QA
10 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
10 7 (22.58%) Degree
11 6 (19.35%) Change Management
12 5 (16.13%) CA Endevor
12 5 (16.13%) ChangeMan
13 4 (12.90%) SELCOPY
13 4 (12.90%) UNIX
14 3 (9.68%) Windows
14 3 (9.68%) FTP
14 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
14 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
14 3 (9.68%) RACF
14 3 (9.68%) MVS
14 3 (9.68%) Tivoli

ISPF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, 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 19 (61.29%) CICS
2 9 (29.03%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.23%) SAS
3 1 (3.23%) Lync
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.68%) FTP
3 2 (6.45%) Internet
3 2 (6.45%) SSL
4 1 (3.23%) Kerberos
4 1 (3.23%) RIP
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) DNS
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) VoIP
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
4 1 (3.23%) DHCP
4 1 (3.23%) MPLS
4 1 (3.23%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) HSRP
4 1 (3.23%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (3.23%) VLAN
4 1 (3.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (70.97%) DB2
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) ChangeMan
2 2 (6.45%) XPEDITER
3 1 (3.23%) Toad
3 1 (3.23%) Zephyr
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Programmer
3 4 (12.90%) Mainframe Programmer
3 4 (12.90%) Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Mainframe Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) DBA
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) DB2 Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Mainframe Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Data Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Programmer
6 1 (3.23%) COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Middleware
1 1 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (93.55%) Mainframe
2 11 (35.48%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
4 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.68%) AS400
4 3 (9.68%) VSAM
5 2 (6.45%) iSeries
5 2 (6.45%) HACMP
6 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
6 1 (3.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (54.84%) zOS
2 4 (12.90%) UNIX
3 3 (9.68%) Windows
3 3 (9.68%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Change Management
2 2 (6.45%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
2 2 (6.45%) SDLC
3 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
3 1 (3.23%) ETL
3 1 (3.23%) ITIL
3 1 (3.23%) Regression Testing
3 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.23%) Security Management
3 1 (3.23%) Migration
3 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.23%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.23%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (3.23%) Time Management
3 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
3 1 (3.23%) Integration Testing
3 1 (3.23%) People Management
3 1 (3.23%) Project Planning
3 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (83.87%) JCL
2 20 (64.52%) REXX
3 19 (61.29%) COBOL
4 9 (29.03%) Assembly Language
5 8 (25.81%) SQL
6 4 (12.90%) SELCOPY
7 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.23%) Java
8 1 (3.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) BS7799
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) RACF
1 3 (9.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) CA Endevor
2 3 (9.68%) Tivoli
3 2 (6.45%) Control-M
4 1 (3.23%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) IBM
2 2 (6.45%) WorldPay
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) BMC
3 1 (3.23%) CA
3 1 (3.23%) Sybase
3 1 (3.23%) Google
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