Period
to 10 December 2019

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 10 December 2019 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
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 212 260 243
Rank change year-on-year +48 -17 -8
Contract jobs citing iSeries 2 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.035% 0.084% 0.056%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.21% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
City of London median daily rate £600 £525 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +7.14% +0.51%
10th Percentile £575 £451 £426
90th Percentile £625 £538 £621
Central London median daily rate £600 £506 £490
% change year-on-year +18.52% +3.32% +0.51%
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 1,809 2,848 2,992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.09% 39.90% 41.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,377 2,207 2,331
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £285 £281 £313
90th Percentile £700 £713 £725
Central London median daily rate £515 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -1.90% - +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 61 35
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £24.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -21.38% +28.87%
10th Percentile £12.46 £13.31 £13.13
90th Percentile £52.25 £33.00 £33.92
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.38 £22.26
% change year-on-year +8.39% -12.95% +20.64%

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 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 10 December 2019, 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 City of London region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Go
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (50.00%) OpenShift
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (50.00%) Ansible
2 1 (50.00%) Docker
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) GCP
2 1 (50.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (50.00%) React
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamic Code Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (50.00%) Self-Awareness
2 1 (50.00%) Java 8
2 1 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure as Code
2 1 (50.00%) Product Roadmap
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon EKS
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Azure

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (50.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon EKS
1 1 (50.00%) AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (50.00%) GCP
1 1 (50.00%) OpenShift
1 1 (50.00%) PaaS
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Analyst Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (50.00%) React
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) AS400
1 1 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamic Code Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure as Code
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Self-Awareness
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Go
2 1 (50.00%) Java 8
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) RPG
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible
1 1 (50.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (50.00%) EMC
1 1 (50.00%) Google
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) NetApp
1 1 (50.00%) TOWER Software