The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 29 April 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 of England
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 121 130
Rank change year-on-year -6 +9  
Contract jobs citing iSeries 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.093% 0.039% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.14% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £240 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.66% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £363 £403
% change year-on-year +1.42% -9.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 of England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 722 718 758
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 33.66% 27.92% 27.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 394 428
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 56 60
Median hourly rate £32.00 £19.00 £32.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.42% -40.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.17 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.64 £42.50
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 of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 of England

iSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for iSeries in the East of England

iSeries
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for iSeries in the East of England

iSeries
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +3 2 £240 -46.66%
iSeries
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 of England region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) AS400
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management

iSeries
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Manual Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB