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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 637 617 612
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -5
Contract jobs citing ISPF 20 32 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.056% 0.024%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.20% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 9
Median daily rate £259 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.11% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £352 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £500 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £259 £425 £341
% change year-on-year
-39.11% +24.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 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
15736 15620 15098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.23% 27.45% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11016 10510 9720
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 234 217
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.55 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 9 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 31 July 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 -7 12 £259 -39.11%
Scotland +14 8 - -
Edinburgh +5 8 - -
South East +16 6 - -
Milton Keynes +16 6 - -
Buckinghamshire +14 6 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £259 -
North East - 6 £259 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £259 -

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 34 (100.00%) JCL
2 32 (94.12%) IBM
3 31 (91.18%) Mainframe
3 31 (91.18%) Time Sharing Option
4 29 (85.29%) FTP
5 21 (61.76%) REXX
6 19 (55.88%) Unix
6 19 (55.88%) Windows
6 19 (55.88%) Service Delivery
7 18 (52.94%) zOS
8 17 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (41.18%) Change Management
10 13 (38.24%) IBM Mainframe
10 13 (38.24%) iSeries
11 12 (35.29%) MVS
12 11 (32.35%) TCP/IP
13 10 (29.41%) Tandem
13 10 (29.41%) Firewall
14 9 (26.47%) HP
14 9 (26.47%) Data Centre
15 8 (23.53%) ServiceNow
15 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
15 8 (23.53%) Tivoli
15 8 (23.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 8 (23.53%) CA
15 8 (23.53%) Control-M
16 7 (20.59%) Service Management
16 7 (20.59%) Finance
16 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
16 7 (20.59%) 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 5 (14.71%) CICS
2 1 (2.94%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 29 (85.29%) FTP
2 11 (32.35%) TCP/IP
3 10 (29.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) DB2
2 1 (2.94%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) ChangeMan
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Law
3 4 (11.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Developer
1 9 (26.47%) Technical Developer
2 8 (23.53%) Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Tivoli Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Mainframe Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Mainframe Support
4 4 (11.76%) Unix Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Wintel Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Unix Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Business Process Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Mainframe Operator
7 1 (2.94%) Programmer
7 1 (2.94%) Systems Programmer
7 1 (2.94%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Unix Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 31 (91.18%) Mainframe
2 17 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (38.24%) IBM Mainframe
3 13 (38.24%) iSeries
4 10 (29.41%) Tandem
5 9 (26.47%) Data Centre
6 6 (17.65%) AS400
7 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
7 3 (8.82%) HACMP
8 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (55.88%) Unix
1 19 (55.88%) Windows
2 18 (52.94%) zOS
3 12 (35.29%) MVS
4 1 (2.94%) Linux
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Service Delivery
2 14 (41.18%) Change Management
3 7 (20.59%) Service Management
4 5 (14.71%) ITIL
5 4 (11.76%) Problem Management
6 3 (8.82%) Business Continuity
6 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
6 3 (8.82%) Project Management
6 3 (8.82%) Validation
7 2 (5.88%) Change Control
7 2 (5.88%) High Availability
7 2 (5.88%) Quality Management
8 1 (2.94%) CRM
8 1 (2.94%) Escalation Management
8 1 (2.94%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.94%) Process Improvement
8 1 (2.94%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (100.00%) JCL
2 21 (61.76%) REXX
3 4 (11.76%) COBOL
4 3 (8.82%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.88%) CLIST
6 1 (2.94%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) Degree
System Software
1 31 (91.18%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (23.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.88%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (2.94%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) Control-M
1 8 (23.53%) Tivoli
2 2 (5.88%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (2.94%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 32 (94.12%) IBM
2 9 (26.47%) HP
3 8 (23.53%) CA
3 8 (23.53%) ServiceNow
4 7 (20.59%) BMC
5 3 (8.82%) SAP
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft