Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for ISPF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ISPF over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 106 123
Rank change year-on-year -25 +17 -
Contract jobs citing ISPF 2 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.084% 0.17% 0.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.27% 0.63% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £430 - £613
South East median daily rate £430 - £613
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

ISPF is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 751 477 608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 31.50% 26.87% 22.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 255 330
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £380 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +2.81% +1.18%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £256
90th Percentile £525 £500 £519
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.13% +3.90% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 10
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £29.00 £36.50 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.55% +76.97% +26.61%
10th Percentile £18.25 £24.35 £11.90
90th Percentile £70.00 £48.60 £36.90
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +18.11%

ISPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing ISPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for ISPF in Buckinghamshire

ISPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISPF in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISPF in Buckinghamshire

ISPF
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISPF within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -24 2 £430 -
ISPF
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for ISPF.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) BMC
1 2 (100.00%) REXX
1 2 (100.00%) MAINVIEW
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Database Tuning
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Task Automation

ISPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) DB2 DBA
1 2 (100.00%) DBA
2 1 (50.00%) Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) DB2 Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Database Tuning
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
1 2 (100.00%) REXX
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) BMC
1 2 (100.00%) IBM