Period
to 28 July 2021

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 28 July 2021 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
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 164 150 289
Rank change year-on-year -14 +139 +6
Contract jobs citing iSeries 16 6 3
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.43% 0.21% 0.035%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.10% 0.64% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 1
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £675 £475 £800
Median % change year-on-year +42.11% -40.63% +91.04%
London median daily rate £575 £438 £525
% change year-on-year +31.43% -16.67% +20.00%

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 1,454 934 2,642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 39.05% 32.61% 31.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,030 669 1,998
10th Percentile £381 £311 £350
25th Percentile £463 £413 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £589 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +12.14% - -
75th Percentile £687 £625 £613
90th Percentile £750 £703 £675
London median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 33 48
10th Percentile £9.75 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.35 £17.50 £13.69
Median hourly rate £21.75 £36.00 £20.67
Median % change year-on-year -39.58% +74.21% +3.33%
75th Percentile £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £42.63 £47.75 £47.53
London median hourly rate £31.50 £38.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -18.18% +57.14% +2.08%

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for iSeries in Central London

iSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing iSeries in Central London.

Daily rate trend for iSeries in Central London

iSeries
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing iSeries in Central London over the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for iSeries in Central London

iSeries
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing iSeries in Central London.

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 28 July 2021. 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 -18 15 £675 +42.11% 2
iSeries
London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2021, 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 16 (100.00%) Social Skills
2 15 (93.75%) DB2
3 12 (75.00%) ITIL
4 11 (68.75%) Finance
5 10 (62.50%) AS400
5 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Office
6 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (56.25%) PRINCE2
6 9 (56.25%) FTP
6 9 (56.25%) IBM
6 9 (56.25%) SAN
6 9 (56.25%) Middleware
6 9 (56.25%) Project Management
6 9 (56.25%) Service Delivery
6 9 (56.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (56.25%) Migration
6 9 (56.25%) Replication
6 9 (56.25%) Business Continuity
6 9 (56.25%) QA
6 9 (56.25%) NAS
6 9 (56.25%) LPAR
6 9 (56.25%) Apple iOS
6 9 (56.25%) PowerHA
6 9 (56.25%) Project Governance
6 9 (56.25%) Matrix Organization
6 9 (56.25%) Project Delivery
7 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
8 6 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (37.50%) SQL

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 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) AWS
1 6 (37.50%) Azure
1 6 (37.50%) Power Platform
2 5 (31.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) FTP
1 9 (56.25%) NAS
1 9 (56.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) 802.11
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (93.75%) DB2
2 6 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (37.50%) Power BI
General
1 16 (100.00%) Social Skills
2 11 (68.75%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) Influencing Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Project Manager
2 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Business Systems Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) AS400
2 9 (56.25%) LPAR
2 9 (56.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) ITIL
2 9 (56.25%) Business Continuity
2 9 (56.25%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (56.25%) Matrix Organization
2 9 (56.25%) Migration
2 9 (56.25%) PRINCE2
2 9 (56.25%) Project Delivery
2 9 (56.25%) Project Governance
2 9 (56.25%) Project Management
2 9 (56.25%) Service Delivery
3 6 (37.50%) Analytics
3 6 (37.50%) Business Analysis
3 6 (37.50%) Business Analytics
3 6 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
3 6 (37.50%) Systems Analysis
3 6 (37.50%) Target Operating Model
4 5 (31.25%) Business Case
4 5 (31.25%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 5 (31.25%) Emotional Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (31.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (56.25%) QA
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) PowerHA
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) IBM
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Epicor
3 1 (6.25%) Ivanti
3 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow