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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM i5/OS
Rank 604 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing i5/OS 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.023% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 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
12860 12050 11029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.54% 23.18% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7607 6759 5844
Average daily rate £355 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1127 1098 1113
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.61 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (100.00%) AS400
1 5 (100.00%) iSeries
2 3 (60.00%) Tivoli NetView
2 3 (60.00%) APPC
2 3 (60.00%) APPN
2 3 (60.00%) OS/400
2 3 (60.00%) FTP
2 3 (60.00%) HTTP
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) C
2 3 (60.00%) COBOL
2 3 (60.00%) RPG
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) DB2
3 2 (40.00%) Middleware
3 2 (40.00%) Replication
3 2 (40.00%) LPAR
3 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) PowerHA
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (20.00%) NetIQ
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (20.00%) Windows XP

i5/OS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) APPN
2 3 (60.00%) FTP
2 3 (60.00%) HTTP
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) SNA
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) AS400 Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) APPC
2 2 (40.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) AS400
1 5 (100.00%) iSeries
2 2 (40.00%) LPAR
2 2 (40.00%) Replication
2 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) OS/400
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C
1 3 (60.00%) COBOL
1 3 (60.00%) RPG
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) IBM
1 3 (60.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) NetIQ
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft