Period
to 20 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited iSeries over the 6 months to 20 January 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 239 226 231
Rank change year-on-year -13 +5 +47
Contract jobs citing iSeries 5 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.071% 0.080% 0.084%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
City of London median daily rate £490 £488 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.51% +36.84% -24.20%
10th Percentile £434 £284 £193
90th Percentile £675 £633 £488
Central London median daily rate £490 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +0.51% +2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2,986 2,469 2,891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 42.38% 39.71% 40.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,370 1,883 2,277
City of London median daily rate £525 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £278
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 27 44
City of London median hourly rate £27.30 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.66% -4.98% +14.26%
10th Percentile £14.91 £13.11 £12.00
90th Percentile £41.63 £55.00 £35.87
Central London median hourly rate £27.09 £18.45 £20.00
% change year-on-year +46.83% -7.75% +14.29%

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for iSeries in the City of London

iSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for iSeries in the City of London

iSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing iSeries in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for iSeries in the City of London

iSeries
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for iSeries in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing iSeries also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 5 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) zOS
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Advertising
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Tandem
2 2 (40.00%) IBM Sterling
2 2 (40.00%) ISPF
2 2 (40.00%) JCL
2 2 (40.00%) Middleware
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (40.00%) B2B
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (20.00%) PowerHA
3 1 (20.00%) LPAR
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Flash
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) SAN

iSeries
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
General
1 2 (40.00%) Advertising
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Operations Team Leader
1 2 (40.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) AIX Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) ISPF
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (40.00%) Tandem
2 1 (20.00%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) zOS
2 1 (20.00%) AIX
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) B2B
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) JCL
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (20.00%) PowerHA
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) IBM Sterling