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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 261 256
Contract jobs citing ISPF 0 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.089% 0.043%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.33% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £279 £450
% change year-on-year +30.67% -38.05%  
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 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 2109 2395 2371
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.29% 26.68% 25.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5889 5571 5609
Median daily rate £403 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £281 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 192 66
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.63 £12.25 £15.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £57.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing ISPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for ISPF in the South East

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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

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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