Period
to 20 January 2018

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 6 months to 20 January 2018 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
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 165 -
Rank change year-on-year -16 - +178
Contract jobs citing ISPF 8 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.17% 0.19% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.65% 0.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Scotland median daily rate - £405 -
UK median daily rate £400 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -6.87% +1.06% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - £27.00

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,226 1,105 1,299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 25.91% 29.33% 23.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 676 740
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £275 £270 £263
90th Percentile £525 £488 £513
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 14
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £45.00 £40.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.67% +11.97% +0.48%
10th Percentile £13.45 £16.80 £22.38
90th Percentile £31.00 £52.17 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

ISPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 20 January 2018. 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
Glasgow -4 6 - -
Edinburgh -29 2 - - 1
ISPF
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 8 (100.00%) IBM
1 8 (100.00%) JCL
1 8 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
1 8 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (75.00%) CLIST
2 6 (75.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 6 (75.00%) Time Management
2 6 (75.00%) Security Management
2 6 (75.00%) People Management
2 6 (75.00%) zSecure
2 6 (75.00%) Information Security
2 6 (75.00%) SSH
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (75.00%) PKI
2 6 (75.00%) Project Planning
2 6 (75.00%) Middleware
2 6 (75.00%) Kerberos
2 6 (75.00%) SSL
2 6 (75.00%) CICS
2 6 (75.00%) Assembly Language
2 6 (75.00%) CA
2 6 (75.00%) REXX
2 6 (75.00%) zOS
2 6 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 6 (75.00%) RACF
2 6 (75.00%) Perl
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) Sybase
2 6 (75.00%) DB2

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (75.00%) CICS
1 6 (75.00%) MQSeries
1 6 (75.00%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Kerberos
1 6 (75.00%) SSH
1 6 (75.00%) SSL
2 2 (25.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) DB2
General
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Assembler Programmer
1 3 (37.50%) Mainframe Programmer
1 3 (37.50%) Programmer
1 3 (37.50%) RACF Programmer
1 3 (37.50%) SAS Programmer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (75.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Unix
1 6 (75.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Information Security
1 6 (75.00%) People Management
1 6 (75.00%) Project Planning
1 6 (75.00%) Security Management
1 6 (75.00%) Time Management
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) JCL
2 6 (75.00%) Assembly Language
2 6 (75.00%) CLIST
2 6 (75.00%) Perl
2 6 (75.00%) REXX
2 6 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (75.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 6 (75.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) IBM
2 6 (75.00%) CA
2 6 (75.00%) Sybase