The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 26 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)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 623 624
Rank change year-on-year +42 +1  
Contract jobs citing ISPF 26 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.053% 0.030%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.19% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 4
Median daily rate £440 £279 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.84% -21.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £220 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £307 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £279 £450
% change year-on-year +53.99% -38.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £28.50 -
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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15051 15100 15398
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.01% 28.45% 27.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10395 10636 10284
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 180 213
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

ISPF
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

ISPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISPF in the UK

ISPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISPF over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISPF in the UK

ISPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISPF in the UK

ISPF
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISPF within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Scotland +42 13 £429 -
England +24 13 £450 +61.43% 1
London - 8 £465 -
Glasgow - 7 £429 -
Edinburgh +17 6 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne +67 2 £310 +12.72%
Tyne and Wear +64 2 £310 +12.72%
North East +58 2 £310 +11.21%
East of England - 1 - - 1
City of London - 1 £475 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 with a requirement for ISPF.

1 48 (96.00%) JCL
1 48 (96.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 46 (92.00%) IBM
3 36 (72.00%) Mainframe
4 31 (62.00%) zOS
4 31 (62.00%) Unix
5 30 (60.00%) Finance
6 29 (58.00%) FTP
7 24 (48.00%) Windows
8 22 (44.00%) B2B
8 22 (44.00%) Service Delivery
8 22 (44.00%) IBM Sterling
9 21 (42.00%) Tandem
9 21 (42.00%) iSeries
9 21 (42.00%) Middleware
10 19 (38.00%) Axway
11 16 (32.00%) Service Management
12 14 (28.00%) REXX
13 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Excel
13 13 (26.00%) DB2
14 11 (22.00%) SQL
14 11 (22.00%) CICS
14 11 (22.00%) Banking
15 10 (20.00%) CA
15 10 (20.00%) SSL
15 10 (20.00%) Law
16 9 (18.00%) RACF
16 9 (18.00%) Data Centre
16 9 (18.00%) Programme Delivery
17 8 (16.00%) Job Entry Subsystem

ISPF
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 11 (22.00%) CICS
2 7 (14.00%) MQSeries
2 7 (14.00%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (14.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 29 (58.00%) FTP
2 10 (20.00%) SSL
3 7 (14.00%) Kerberos
3 7 (14.00%) SSH
4 2 (4.00%) DMZ
4 2 (4.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.00%) DB2
2 2 (4.00%) GIS
3 1 (2.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (2.00%) IDMS
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (4.00%) Toad
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 30 (60.00%) Finance
2 11 (22.00%) Banking
3 10 (20.00%) Law
4 3 (6.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.00%) Advertising
5 2 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Developer
2 10 (20.00%) Technical Developer
3 7 (14.00%) Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Consultant
4 4 (8.00%) Mainframe Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) z/OS Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Assembler Programmer
6 2 (4.00%) DB2 DBA
6 2 (4.00%) DBA
6 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Mainframe Programmer
6 2 (4.00%) Mainframe Test Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Programmer
6 2 (4.00%) RACF Programmer
6 2 (4.00%) SAS Programmer
6 2 (4.00%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) Administrator
7 1 (2.00%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (42.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (72.00%) Mainframe
2 21 (42.00%) iSeries
2 21 (42.00%) Tandem
3 9 (18.00%) Data Centre
4 7 (14.00%) PKI
5 4 (8.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (6.00%) Clustering
6 3 (6.00%) VSAM
7 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
8 1 (2.00%) FMCG
8 1 (2.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (62.00%) Unix
1 31 (62.00%) zOS
2 24 (48.00%) Windows
3 2 (4.00%) AIX
3 2 (4.00%) MVS
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.00%) B2B
1 22 (44.00%) Service Delivery
2 16 (32.00%) Service Management
3 9 (18.00%) Programme Delivery
4 7 (14.00%) Project Planning
4 7 (14.00%) Security Management
4 7 (14.00%) Time Management
5 6 (12.00%) Information Security
5 6 (12.00%) People Management
6 3 (6.00%) Defect Management
7 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.00%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.00%) Test Strategy
8 1 (2.00%) Change Management
8 1 (2.00%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.00%) ITIL
8 1 (2.00%) Quality Management
8 1 (2.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (96.00%) JCL
2 14 (28.00%) REXX
3 11 (22.00%) SQL
4 8 (16.00%) Shell Script
5 7 (14.00%) Assembly Language
5 7 (14.00%) CLIST
6 6 (12.00%) Perl
7 3 (6.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.00%) Degree
1 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (96.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 9 (18.00%) RACF
3 8 (16.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (2.00%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 8 (16.00%) zSecure
2 2 (4.00%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (2.00%) CA Endevor
3 1 (2.00%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 46 (92.00%) IBM
2 22 (44.00%) IBM Sterling
3 19 (38.00%) Axway
4 10 (20.00%) CA
5 7 (14.00%) Sybase
6 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.00%) BMC
8 1 (2.00%) HP
8 1 (2.00%) Oracle
8 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow