The table below looks at the statistics for i5/OS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited i5/OS over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM i5/OS
Rank 625 606 583
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -23
Contract jobs citing i5/OS 1 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.012% 0.010%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.009% 0.051% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate £525 £353 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.72% -7.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £353 £383
% change year-on-year
+48.72% -7.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £39.50 -
UK excluding London average 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 across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11014 11655 11103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.41% 22.51% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6672 6745 6000
Average daily rate £375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 778 921 1006
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £36.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

i5/OS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing i5/OS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

i5/OS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

i5/OS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing i5/OS within the UK.

i5/OS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

i5/OS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing i5/OS within the UK.

i5/OS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

i5/OS
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing i5/OS within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +15 1 £525 +91.97%
England -7 1 £525 +48.72%
Surrey - 1 £525 -

i5/OS
Top 9 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing i5/OS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited i5/OS.

1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) IBM
1 6 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 6 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (50.00%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (16.67%) iSeries

i5/OS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing i5/OS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited i5/OS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (33.33%) IBM Storage Architect
3 2 (33.33%) IBM Technical Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Technical Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Storage Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (50.00%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) IBM
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
1 6 (100.00%) Red Hat