Period
to 12 June 2021

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 12 June 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 141 141 231
Rank change year-on-year 0 +90 +20
Contract jobs citing iSeries 15 3 2
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.51% 0.10% 0.031%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.34% 0.33% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 0
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £675 - -
Central London median daily rate £675 - £800

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 1,122 899 2,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.02% 31.16% 31.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 642 1,487
10th Percentile £363 £305 £350
25th Percentile £463 £413 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £580 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.43% - -
75th Percentile £675 £625 £625
90th Percentile £738 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £575 £515 £525
% change year-on-year +11.65% -1.90% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 38 38
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £11.72 £15.00 £12.95
Median hourly rate £21.49 £26.81 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year -19.85% +35.73% -8.14%
75th Percentile £37.25 £39.25 £37.50
90th Percentile £42.48 £52.48 £45.41
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £27.18 £19.75
% change year-on-year -26.40% +37.59% -7.06%

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing iSeries as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing iSeries in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for iSeries in the City of London

iSeries
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing iSeries in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for iSeries in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 15 (100.00%) DB2
1 15 (100.00%) Social Skills
2 11 (73.33%) ITIL
2 11 (73.33%) Finance
3 9 (60.00%) Migration
3 9 (60.00%) Replication
3 9 (60.00%) Business Continuity
3 9 (60.00%) QA
3 9 (60.00%) NAS
3 9 (60.00%) LPAR
3 9 (60.00%) Apple iOS
3 9 (60.00%) PowerHA
3 9 (60.00%) Project Governance
3 9 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (60.00%) IBM
3 9 (60.00%) SAN
3 9 (60.00%) Middleware
3 9 (60.00%) Project Management
3 9 (60.00%) FTP
3 9 (60.00%) Service Delivery
3 9 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (60.00%) AS400
3 9 (60.00%) Project Delivery
3 9 (60.00%) Matrix Organization
4 6 (40.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (40.00%) Power Platform
4 6 (40.00%) Degree
4 6 (40.00%) Computer Science

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:

Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) AWS
1 6 (40.00%) Azure
1 6 (40.00%) Power Platform
2 5 (33.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) FTP
1 9 (60.00%) NAS
1 9 (60.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) DB2
2 6 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (40.00%) Power BI
General
1 15 (100.00%) Social Skills
2 11 (73.33%) Finance
3 5 (33.33%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Business Systems Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) AS400
1 9 (60.00%) LPAR
1 9 (60.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) ITIL
2 9 (60.00%) Business Continuity
2 9 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (60.00%) Matrix Organization
2 9 (60.00%) Migration
2 9 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 9 (60.00%) Project Delivery
2 9 (60.00%) Project Governance
2 9 (60.00%) Project Management
2 9 (60.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (40.00%) Analytics
3 6 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 6 (40.00%) Business Analytics
3 6 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (40.00%) Systems Analysis
3 6 (40.00%) Target Operating Model
4 5 (33.33%) Business Case
4 5 (33.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 5 (33.33%) Emotional Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (33.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (60.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) PowerHA
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) IBM
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft