The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 92 97
Contract jobs citing iSeries 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands - 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.49% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £550 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +29.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £450 £390
% change year-on-year -1.11% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - -

iSeries is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 417 408 456
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 27.67% 26.90% 28.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 260 244
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £265 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £576 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 27
Median hourly rate £26.43 £14.00 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.75% -16.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £22.80 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing iSeries as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for iSeries in the East Midlands

iSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for iSeries in the East Midlands

iSeries
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for iSeries in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 2 (100.00%) RPG
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) Synon
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL

iSeries
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Synon
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Programmer
2 1 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL Programmer
2 1 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) RPG Developer
2 1 (50.00%) RPG Programmer
2 1 (50.00%) Synon Developer
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) RPG
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL