The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 29 March 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 / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 262 -
Contract jobs citing ISPF 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.043% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £550 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £550 £373
% change year-on-year -20.00% +47.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 the South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2105 2232 2323
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.75% 23.89% 23.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1500 1347
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 50 50
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £60.62 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

ISPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

ISPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISPF in the South East

ISPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISPF in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 South East region with a requirement for ISPF.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) MVS
1 1 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (100.00%) Commerce Server
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) Commerce Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) EPiServer
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008

ISPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) Commerce Server
1 1 (100.00%) Commerce Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) EPiServer
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Designer
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle