The table below looks at the statistics for i5/OS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited i5/OS over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM i5/OS
England / South East
Rank - 262 262
Contract jobs citing i5/OS 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - 0.011% 0.021%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.046% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £525 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +91.97%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £525 £353
% change year-on-year
- +48.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1678 2167 2409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 22.12% 24.87% 24.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1011 1294 1179
Median daily rate £380 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 161 198
Median hourly rate £15.25 £18.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.66% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +7.93%

i5/OS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing i5/OS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

i5/OS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

i5/OS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing i5/OS across the South East region.

i5/OS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

i5/OS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing i5/OS across the South East region.

i5/OS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East