Period
to 25 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in contract job vacancies advertised in Central London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited iSeries over the 6 months to 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over 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 iSeries
London > Central London
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 280 253 262
Rank change year-on-year -27 +9 +40
Contract jobs citing iSeries 12 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.13% 0.11% 0.074%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.27% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 4
Central London median daily rate £525 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% +2.63%
10th Percentile £309 £392 £284
90th Percentile £558 £519 £633
London median daily rate £525 £433 £456
% change year-on-year +21.39% -5.21% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 - -
London median hourly rate £20.00 - £30.00

iSeries is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 3,800 3,371 3,280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 41.76% 42.20% 40.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,899 2,519 2,599
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% +4.11%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £302
90th Percentile £700 £688 £657
London median daily rate £523 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 41 32
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £19.00 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.32% +9.35% -14.55%
10th Percentile £13.24 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £36.09 £33.25 £69.50
London median hourly rate £23.94 £21.90 £19.23
% change year-on-year +9.32% +13.88% -1.38%

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing iSeries as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for iSeries in Central London

iSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for iSeries in Central London

iSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing iSeries in Central London over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for iSeries in Central London

iSeries
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for iSeries in Central London

iSeries
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the Central London region over the 6 months to 25 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 6 £525 +16.67%
West End of London - 1 - -
iSeries
London

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing iSeries also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) RPG
2 5 (41.67%) IBM
2 5 (41.67%) AS400
3 4 (33.33%) MQSeries
3 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) SWIFT
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (25.00%) RPG IV
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (25.00%) Banking
4 3 (25.00%) CCNA
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle
6 1 (8.33%) DB2
6 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) Unix
6 1 (8.33%) LAN
6 1 (8.33%) VoIP
6 1 (8.33%) WAN
6 1 (8.33%) Unisys
6 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (8.33%) VPN

iSeries
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 4 (33.33%) MQSeries
2 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) NAS
1 1 (8.33%) PABX
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) VoIP
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Big Data
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (8.33%) DataStage
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
1 1 (8.33%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
2 1 (8.33%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
1 4 (33.33%) RPG Developer
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Lead Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) AS400 Developer
4 1 (8.33%) AS400 Operator
4 1 (8.33%) AS400 Support
4 1 (8.33%) Audit Manager
4 1 (8.33%) IT Audit Manager
4 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) RPG Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) AS400
2 4 (33.33%) SWIFT
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Android
4 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (8.33%) HPUX
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Solaris
4 1 (8.33%) Unix
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (8.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
1 1 (8.33%) Fund Accounting
1 1 (8.33%) IT Audit
1 1 (8.33%) IT Strategy
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL
1 1 (8.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
1 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) RPG
2 3 (25.00%) RPG IV
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CCNA
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CISA
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VirtualBox
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) IBM
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Unisys
4 1 (8.33%) VMware