The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ISPF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ISPF over the 3 months to 26 June 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)
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 600 624
Rank change year-on-year +24 +24  
Contract jobs citing ISPF 13 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.030% 0.047% 0.024%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.094% 0.16% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 4
Median daily rate £450 £279 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.43% -21.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £220 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £307 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £279 £450
% change year-on-year +53.99% -38.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.50 -

ISPF is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13889 14144 14206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.18% 29.02% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9642 10076 9673
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 167 198
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £18.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

ISPF
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing ISPF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for ISPF in England

ISPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISPF in England

ISPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISPF in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISPF in England

ISPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISPF in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISPF in England

ISPF
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISPF within the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 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
London - 8 £465 -
North East +58 2 £310 +11.21%
East of England - 1 - - 1
ISPF
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 England region with a requirement for ISPF.

1 29 (93.55%) JCL
1 29 (93.55%) Time Sharing Option
2 27 (87.10%) IBM
3 22 (70.97%) zOS
3 22 (70.97%) Unix
3 22 (70.97%) Windows
4 20 (64.52%) B2B
4 20 (64.52%) IBM Sterling
5 19 (61.29%) Tandem
5 19 (61.29%) iSeries
6 18 (58.06%) Mainframe
7 17 (54.84%) FTP
7 17 (54.84%) Axway
8 13 (41.94%) Middleware
9 12 (38.71%) Finance
10 11 (35.48%) Service Delivery
11 10 (32.26%) Banking
12 7 (22.58%) REXX
13 6 (19.35%) DB2
14 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Excel
14 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
14 5 (16.13%) Service Management
15 4 (12.90%) CICS
15 4 (12.90%) SQL
15 4 (12.90%) IBM Mainframe
16 3 (9.68%) VSAM
16 3 (9.68%) Defect Management
16 3 (9.68%) SSL
16 3 (9.68%) BMC
16 3 (9.68%) CA

ISPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (12.90%) CICS
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (54.84%) FTP
2 3 (9.68%) SSL
3 2 (6.45%) DMZ
3 2 (6.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) DB2
2 2 (6.45%) GIS
3 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (3.23%) IDMS
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) HP UFT
2 2 (6.45%) Toad
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 10 (32.26%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Advertising
3 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Consultant
2 4 (12.90%) Developer
2 4 (12.90%) Mainframe Analyst
3 2 (6.45%) DB2 DBA
3 2 (6.45%) DBA
3 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (6.45%) Mainframe Test Analyst
3 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
3 2 (6.45%) z/OS Developer
4 1 (3.23%) Administrator
4 1 (3.23%) CICS Specialist
4 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (3.23%) Security Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) SQL DBA
4 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.23%) Tester
4 1 (3.23%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (41.94%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (61.29%) iSeries
1 19 (61.29%) Tandem
2 18 (58.06%) Mainframe
3 4 (12.90%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (9.68%) Clustering
4 3 (9.68%) VSAM
5 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.23%) FMCG
6 1 (3.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (70.97%) Unix
1 22 (70.97%) Windows
1 22 (70.97%) zOS
2 2 (6.45%) AIX
2 2 (6.45%) MVS
2 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) B2B
2 11 (35.48%) Service Delivery
3 5 (16.13%) Service Management
4 3 (9.68%) Defect Management
5 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.23%) Change Management
6 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.23%) ITIL
6 1 (3.23%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.23%) QMS
6 1 (3.23%) Quality Management
6 1 (3.23%) Release Management
6 1 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (93.55%) JCL
2 7 (22.58%) REXX
3 4 (12.90%) SQL
4 3 (9.68%) COBOL
5 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.23%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (93.55%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (6.45%) RACF
3 1 (3.23%) ACF2
3 1 (3.23%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (3.23%) CA Endevor
2 1 (3.23%) Perfmon
2 1 (3.23%) zSecure
Vendors
1 27 (87.10%) IBM
2 20 (64.52%) IBM Sterling
3 17 (54.84%) Axway
4 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.68%) BMC
5 3 (9.68%) CA
6 1 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle
6 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow