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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
Rank 641 641 630
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Contract jobs citing ISPF 11 32 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.055% 0.019%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.067% 0.20% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 6
Median daily rate £405 £470 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.82% +31.01%
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £500 £393
% change year-on-year
-19.00% +27.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
16442 16367 15767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.85% 28.28% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11381 11296 10285
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 296 173
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.44 £17.17 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.48%

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 11 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 September 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
Scotland - 8 £405 -
Edinburgh - 7 - -
England -24 4 £390 -16.96%
Buckinghamshire +15 1 - -
South East +11 1 - -
Milton Keynes +10 1 - -
North West +6 1 - -
Manchester -12 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £376 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £376 -
North East - 1 £376 -

ISPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 39 (97.50%) JCL
2 38 (95.00%) IBM
2 38 (95.00%) Time Sharing Option
3 36 (90.00%) Mainframe
4 35 (87.50%) FTP
5 25 (62.50%) Service Delivery
6 24 (60.00%) Unix
7 23 (57.50%) Windows
8 21 (52.50%) REXX
8 21 (52.50%) zOS
9 18 (45.00%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (45.00%) iSeries
10 15 (37.50%) Tandem
11 14 (35.00%) Change Management
12 13 (32.50%) Finance
12 13 (32.50%) IBM Mainframe
12 13 (32.50%) MVS
13 12 (30.00%) Data Centre
14 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
14 11 (27.50%) Service Management
15 10 (25.00%) Firewall
16 9 (22.50%) Law
17 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
17 8 (20.00%) HP
17 8 (20.00%) BMC
17 8 (20.00%) CA
17 8 (20.00%) Tivoli
17 8 (20.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 8 (20.00%) Control-M
17 8 (20.00%) ServiceNow

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 4 (10.00%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 35 (87.50%) FTP
2 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
3 10 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) ChangeMan
General
1 13 (32.50%) Finance
2 9 (22.50%) Law
3 5 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Developer
2 12 (30.00%) Technical Developer
3 8 (20.00%) Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Tivoli Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Mainframe Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Mainframe Support
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Unix Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Unix Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Wintel Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) DB2 Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) DB2 DBA
7 1 (2.50%) Mainframe DBA
7 1 (2.50%) Mainframe Operator
7 1 (2.50%) Programmer
7 1 (2.50%) Systems Programmer
7 1 (2.50%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 36 (90.00%) Mainframe
2 18 (45.00%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (45.00%) iSeries
3 15 (37.50%) Tandem
4 13 (32.50%) IBM Mainframe
5 12 (30.00%) Data Centre
6 6 (15.00%) AS400
7 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
7 3 (7.50%) HACMP
8 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (60.00%) Unix
2 23 (57.50%) Windows
3 21 (52.50%) zOS
4 13 (32.50%) MVS
5 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (62.50%) Service Delivery
2 14 (35.00%) Change Management
3 11 (27.50%) Service Management
4 5 (12.50%) ITIL
5 4 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.50%) B2B
6 3 (7.50%) Business Continuity
6 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.50%) Project Management
6 3 (7.50%) Validation
7 2 (5.00%) Change Control
7 2 (5.00%) High Availability
7 2 (5.00%) Process Improvement
7 2 (5.00%) Quality Management
7 2 (5.00%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.50%) CRM
8 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.50%) Escalation Management
8 1 (2.50%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 39 (97.50%) JCL
2 21 (52.50%) REXX
3 3 (7.50%) COBOL
3 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) CLIST
4 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 38 (95.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (20.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (2.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) Control-M
1 8 (20.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (5.00%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (5.00%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 38 (95.00%) IBM
2 8 (20.00%) BMC
2 8 (20.00%) CA
2 8 (20.00%) HP
2 8 (20.00%) ServiceNow
3 3 (7.50%) Axway
3 3 (7.50%) IBM Sterling
3 3 (7.50%) SAP
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft