The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 27 April 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 / Scotland
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 148 -
Rank change year-on-year +44 -  
Contract jobs citing ISPF 8 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.42% 0.034% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.46% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £300 £373
% change year-on-year +46.66% -19.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Scotland with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 549 605 617
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 28.76% 20.42% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 339 346
Median daily rate £373 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.42% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 12
Median hourly rate £45.31 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.86% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +21.42% -4.10%  

ISPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

ISPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISPF in Scotland

ISPF
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISPF within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Edinburgh +23 8 - -
ISPF
UK

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Scotland region with a requirement for ISPF.

1 9 (100.00%) FTP
1 9 (100.00%) IBM
1 9 (100.00%) JCL
1 9 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 9 (100.00%) Service Management
1 9 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 9 (100.00%) Finance
1 9 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (88.89%) Data Centre
2 8 (88.89%) Law
3 1 (11.11%) Tandem
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) IBM Sterling
3 1 (11.11%) Axway
3 1 (11.11%) iSeries
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) zOS
3 1 (11.11%) B2B
3 1 (11.11%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel

ISPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) FTP
General
1 9 (100.00%) Finance
2 8 (88.89%) Law
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (88.89%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (88.89%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) iSeries
3 1 (11.11%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 9 (100.00%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) JCL
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Axway
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Sterling
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft