The table below looks at the statistics for i5/OS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited i5/OS over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM i5/OS
UK
Rank - 635 619
Contract jobs citing i5/OS 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.002% 0.008%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.009% 0.034%
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 £273
% change year-on-year
- +91.97%
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 across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
9401 10939 11618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.66% 21.37% 22.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6035 6675 6715
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 601 724 875
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +5.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.73
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +8.10%

i5/OS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 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