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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 621 612 603
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs citing ISPF 23 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.020% 0.028%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.074% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Median daily rate £279 £245 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.77% -32.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £233 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £257 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £279 £260 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.21% -21.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - -

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
14874 14894 14851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.72% 27.03% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10553 9808 9867
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 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 208 185
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £47.88 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

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 May 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 +18 20 £279 +13.77% 3
North East - 12 £279 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 11 £275 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £275 -
Buckinghamshire +16 6 - - 1
South East -5 6 - - 1
Milton Keynes +13 5 - - 1
Edinburgh -4 3 - -
Scotland -14 3 - - 1
Manchester -11 1 - -
North West -17 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 41 (100.00%) JCL
2 39 (95.12%) IBM
3 34 (82.93%) Mainframe
4 29 (70.73%) REXX
4 29 (70.73%) Time Sharing Option
5 27 (65.85%) FTP
6 24 (58.54%) zOS
7 22 (53.66%) MVS
7 22 (53.66%) IBM Mainframe
8 20 (48.78%) CICS
9 19 (46.34%) COBOL
9 19 (46.34%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (41.46%) CA
11 16 (39.02%) Windows
12 15 (36.59%) DB2
13 13 (31.71%) Service Delivery
13 13 (31.71%) Change Management
14 12 (29.27%) HP
14 12 (29.27%) Unix
14 12 (29.27%) CLIST
15 11 (26.83%) Assembly Language
15 11 (26.83%) C++
15 11 (26.83%) Easytrieve
16 10 (24.39%) AS400
16 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
16 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
16 10 (24.39%) Banking
17 9 (21.95%) Problem Management
17 9 (21.95%) ITIL
17 9 (21.95%) Finance

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 20 (48.78%) CICS
2 6 (14.63%) Apache
2 6 (14.63%) IIS
2 6 (14.63%) WebSphere
3 5 (12.20%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (12.20%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 27 (65.85%) FTP
2 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
3 9 (21.95%) Firewall
4 6 (14.63%) SSL
4 6 (14.63%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (36.59%) DB2
2 11 (26.83%) Easytrieve
3 6 (14.63%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 6 (14.63%) MS Access
3 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
3 6 (14.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (14.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Eclipse
1 6 (14.63%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.32%) ChangeMan
General
1 10 (24.39%) Banking
2 9 (21.95%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Developer
2 6 (14.63%) Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Applications Developer
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Developer
2 6 (14.63%) Support Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Architect
3 5 (12.20%) Mainframe Support
3 5 (12.20%) Senior Developer
3 5 (12.20%) Technical Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Tivoli Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Mainframe Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Unix Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Unix Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Wintel Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Applications Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Microsoft Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Information Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) .NET
1 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 34 (82.93%) Mainframe
2 22 (53.66%) IBM Mainframe
3 19 (46.34%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (24.39%) AS400
5 8 (19.51%) iSeries
6 6 (14.63%) VSAM
7 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
7 5 (12.20%) Tandem
8 3 (7.32%) HACMP
9 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (58.54%) zOS
2 22 (53.66%) MVS
3 16 (39.02%) Windows
4 12 (29.27%) Unix
5 7 (17.07%) Linux
6 5 (12.20%) Windows Server
6 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Change Management
1 13 (31.71%) Service Delivery
2 9 (21.95%) ITIL
2 9 (21.95%) Problem Management
3 7 (17.07%) High Availability
4 6 (14.63%) ITIL V3
5 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (12.20%) Knowledge Management
5 5 (12.20%) Mentoring
5 5 (12.20%) Workflow
6 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.88%) Business Continuity
7 2 (4.88%) Change Control
7 2 (4.88%) Project Management
7 2 (4.88%) Quality Management
7 2 (4.88%) Service Management
7 2 (4.88%) Validation
8 1 (2.44%) CRM
8 1 (2.44%) Escalation Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (100.00%) JCL
2 29 (70.73%) REXX
3 19 (46.34%) COBOL
4 12 (29.27%) CLIST
5 11 (26.83%) Assembly Language
5 11 (26.83%) C++
6 6 (14.63%) C#
6 6 (14.63%) Java
6 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
6 6 (14.63%) Perl
6 6 (14.63%) VBA
7 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 29 (70.73%) Time Sharing Option
2 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.07%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 6 (14.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (2.44%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) Control-M
2 7 (17.07%) Tivoli NetView
3 6 (14.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 39 (95.12%) IBM
2 17 (41.46%) CA
3 12 (29.27%) HP
4 7 (17.07%) BMC
4 7 (17.07%) ServiceNow
5 6 (14.63%) Micro Focus
5 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.88%) SAP
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