Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 834 858 812
Rank change year-on-year +24 -46 +10
Contract jobs citing ISPF 15 18 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.016% 0.019% 0.056%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.049% 0.061% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 18
England median daily rate £430 £390 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.19% -13.28% +14.65%
10th Percentile £269 £213 £285
90th Percentile £495 £532 £565
UK median daily rate £430 £405 £450
% change year-on-year +6.17% -10.00% +16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
England median hourly rate - £28.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -7.69%
UK median hourly rate - £28.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -7.69%

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 England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30485 29636 30170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.41% 30.67% 28.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 21696 20704 20910
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 342 509
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.70 £14.56 £14.98
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

ISPF
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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
London -11 7 £475 -7.99%
North of England +53 4 £368 +30.09%
North West +22 2 £425 -
South East +4 2 £430 -
North East +57 1 £310 +19.81%
Yorkshire +13 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
ISPF
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 England region with a requirement for ISPF.

1 14 (93.33%) IBM
1 14 (93.33%) JCL
1 14 (93.33%) Time Sharing Option
2 10 (66.67%) Mainframe
3 8 (53.33%) REXX
4 7 (46.67%) zOS
4 7 (46.67%) Middleware
4 7 (46.67%) Unix
4 7 (46.67%) Windows
5 6 (40.00%) DB2
6 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 5 (33.33%) B2B
6 5 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (33.33%) iSeries
6 5 (33.33%) Tandem
6 5 (33.33%) IBM Sterling
7 4 (26.67%) Finance
8 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (20.00%) Axway
8 3 (20.00%) VSAM
8 3 (20.00%) HP UFT
8 3 (20.00%) SSL
8 3 (20.00%) FTP
8 3 (20.00%) BMC
8 3 (20.00%) COBOL
8 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
9 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
9 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
9 2 (13.33%) Change Management
9 2 (13.33%) MAINVIEW

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 2 (13.33%) CICS
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) FTP
1 3 (20.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (13.33%) Toad
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Advertising
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) DB2 DBA
1 3 (20.00%) DBA
1 3 (20.00%) Mainframe Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Mainframe Test Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) DB2 Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (6.67%) Mainframe DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Project Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) RACF Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) RACF Security Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Security Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Tester
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 5 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (33.33%) iSeries
2 5 (33.33%) Tandem
3 3 (20.00%) VSAM
4 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.67%) FMCG
5 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Unix
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
1 7 (46.67%) zOS
2 2 (13.33%) AIX
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) B2B
2 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Database Tuning
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) JCL
2 8 (53.33%) REXX
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) COBOL
5 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 14 (93.33%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (13.33%) RACF
3 1 (6.67%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) MAINVIEW
2 1 (6.67%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (6.67%) zSecure
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) IBM
2 5 (33.33%) IBM Sterling
3 3 (20.00%) Axway
3 3 (20.00%) BMC
4 1 (6.67%) CA