Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 19 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)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 222 229
Rank change year-on-year +25 +7 -30
Contract jobs citing ISPF 2 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.035% 0.015% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.11% 0.052% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
North West median daily rate £425 - £375
10th Percentile £413 - £333
90th Percentile £438 - £398
England median daily rate £430 £390 £450
% change year-on-year +10.19% -13.28% +14.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £28.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year - +7.55% -9.40%

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 the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1786 1907 2032
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.62% 27.92% 23.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1214 1339 1268
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -2.21% +16.54%
10th Percentile £297 £275 £275
90th Percentile £538 £500 £538
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 26 68
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%
10th Percentile £18.53 £15.38 £16.16
90th Percentile £50.51 £44.88 £47.33
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%

ISPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing ISPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for ISPF in the North West

ISPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISPF in the North West

ISPF
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISPF within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 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
Cheshire - 2 £425 -
ISPF
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 North West region with a requirement for ISPF.

1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) AIX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server

ISPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Technician
1 1 (50.00%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) AIX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM