The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM iSeries
UK / England
Rank 504 519 545
Rank change year-on-year +15 +26  
Contract jobs citing iSeries 70 94 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.19% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.53% 0.61% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 50 23
Median daily rate £390 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.64% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +10.71% -12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year - +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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13235 15356 14851
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.08% 31.30% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8569 10134 9081
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 502 521 620
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.43 £11.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

iSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for iSeries in England

iSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing iSeries in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for iSeries in England

iSeries
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for iSeries in England

iSeries
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
London +24 31 £440 -12.00%
South East +13 12 £389 +6.14% 3
Yorkshire +20 10 £440 -12.00%
West Midlands +10 4 £351 +24.62%
South West +5 3 - -
North West +27 2 £360 -40.00% 2
East of England -2 2 £240 -
East Midlands -8 2 £200 -44.82%
North East - 2 £275 -
iSeries
UK

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 England region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 64 (59.26%) Windows
2 45 (41.67%) Finance
3 44 (40.74%) Unix
4 41 (37.96%) SQL
5 37 (34.26%) Linux
6 35 (32.41%) IBM
7 33 (30.56%) AS400
8 30 (27.78%) VMware
8 30 (27.78%) Tandem
8 30 (27.78%) Banking
9 24 (22.22%) DB2
10 19 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (16.67%) Service Delivery
12 17 (15.74%) zOS
12 17 (15.74%) JCL
12 17 (15.74%) RPG
12 17 (15.74%) FTP
12 17 (15.74%) ISPF
12 17 (15.74%) Time Sharing Option
13 16 (14.81%) Citrix
14 15 (13.89%) B2B
14 15 (13.89%) Middleware
14 15 (13.89%) IBM Sterling
15 14 (12.96%) Axway
15 14 (12.96%) SIEM
16 13 (12.04%) Mainframe
16 13 (12.04%) Data Centre
17 12 (11.11%) Mentoring
17 12 (11.11%) Coaching
17 12 (11.11%) RACF

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (10.19%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.56%) IBM Domino
3 5 (4.63%) MQSeries
4 3 (2.78%) JBoss
5 2 (1.85%) Apache
5 2 (1.85%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.85%) nginx
5 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.85%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.93%) QuickPlace
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.93%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Misys Equation
2 1 (0.93%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (1.85%) GitHub
2 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.74%) FTP
2 12 (11.11%) TACACS
3 11 (10.19%) TCP/IP
4 10 (9.26%) Network Security
5 8 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (2.78%) Firewall
6 3 (2.78%) LAN
6 3 (2.78%) MPLS
6 3 (2.78%) VPN
6 3 (2.78%) WAN
7 2 (1.85%) BGP
7 2 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.85%) DNS
7 2 (1.85%) FabricPath
7 2 (1.85%) IPsec
7 2 (1.85%) IPv4
7 2 (1.85%) IPv6
7 2 (1.85%) OSPF
7 2 (1.85%) SAN
7 2 (1.85%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.22%) DB2
2 11 (10.19%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.78%) MySQL
4 2 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.93%) Kalido
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.93%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.85%) Subversion
1 2 (1.85%) Synon
1 2 (1.85%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.93%) NetBeans
2 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (41.67%) Finance
2 30 (27.78%) Banking
3 6 (5.56%) Law
3 6 (5.56%) Retail
4 4 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.78%) Back Office
5 3 (2.78%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.85%) Advertising
6 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (21.30%) Developer
2 21 (19.44%) Analyst
3 10 (9.26%) Consultant
4 9 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
5 8 (7.41%) AS400 Developer
5 8 (7.41%) Security Analyst
5 8 (7.41%) SOC Analyst
6 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 5 (4.63%) Architect
7 5 (4.63%) RPG Developer
8 4 (3.70%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (3.70%) Programmer
9 3 (2.78%) AS400 Operator
9 3 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (2.78%) RPG Programmer
9 3 (2.78%) Technical Developer
9 3 (2.78%) Technical Specialist
10 2 (1.85%) Data Centre Architect
10 2 (1.85%) Designer
10 2 (1.85%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.74%) ISPF
2 15 (13.89%) Middleware
3 5 (4.63%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.85%) EDI
4 2 (1.85%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (1.85%) LAMP
4 2 (1.85%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.93%) .NET
5 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.93%) HTML
5 1 (0.93%) ODBC
5 1 (0.93%) XML
5 1 (0.93%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 33 (30.56%) AS400
2 30 (27.78%) Tandem
3 19 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (12.04%) Data Centre
4 13 (12.04%) Mainframe
5 9 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
6 8 (7.41%) Fat Client
6 8 (7.41%) Thin Client
7 5 (4.63%) Clustering
8 4 (3.70%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.85%) Derivative
9 2 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.85%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.93%) BYOD
10 1 (0.93%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.93%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 64 (59.26%) Windows
2 44 (40.74%) Unix
3 37 (34.26%) Linux
4 17 (15.74%) zOS
5 12 (11.11%) OpenVMS
6 9 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.63%) AIX
8 4 (3.70%) Windows Server
9 3 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.85%) OS/400
10 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 15 (13.89%) B2B
3 14 (12.96%) SIEM
4 12 (11.11%) Coaching
4 12 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 11 (10.19%) Incident Management
5 11 (10.19%) Security Operations
6 10 (9.26%) Service Management
7 9 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (8.33%) ITIL
8 8 (7.41%) Information Security
9 7 (6.48%) Migration
9 7 (6.48%) People Management
10 6 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (4.63%) Change Management
11 5 (4.63%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (3.70%) SDLC
12 4 (3.70%) Unit Testing
12 4 (3.70%) Wealth Management
13 3 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 41 (37.96%) SQL
2 17 (15.74%) JCL
2 17 (15.74%) RPG
3 10 (9.26%) RPG IV
4 8 (7.41%) Java
5 4 (3.70%) RPG/400
6 3 (2.78%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.78%) Python
7 2 (1.85%) C
7 2 (1.85%) COBOL
7 2 (1.85%) Lisp
7 2 (1.85%) Perl
8 1 (0.93%) C#
8 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.93%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 2 (1.85%) GCIH
1 2 (1.85%) GIAC
1 2 (1.85%) ISEB
2 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) SLA
2 4 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.93%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.93%) SEPA
System Software
1 17 (15.74%) Time Sharing Option
2 12 (11.11%) RACF
3 10 (9.26%) Active Directory
4 9 (8.33%) XenApp
4 9 (8.33%) XenDesktop
5 5 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.85%) Corosync
6 2 (1.85%) Docker
6 2 (1.85%) vCloud
6 2 (1.85%) vSphere
7 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (8.33%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.78%) Dollar Universe
2 3 (2.78%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (1.85%) Ansible
3 2 (1.85%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.85%) Pacemaker
3 2 (1.85%) Puppet
3 2 (1.85%) Rundeck
3 2 (1.85%) Terraform
4 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.93%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.93%) SCCM
4 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 35 (32.41%) IBM
2 30 (27.78%) VMware
3 16 (14.81%) Citrix
4 15 (13.89%) IBM Sterling
5 14 (12.96%) Axway
6 12 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 10 (9.26%) HP
7 10 (9.26%) Oracle
8 8 (7.41%) Cisco
8 8 (7.41%) Hitachi
8 8 (7.41%) Wyse
9 7 (6.48%) Avaya
10 5 (4.63%) Palo Alto
10 5 (4.63%) SAP
11 3 (2.78%) Infor
11 3 (2.78%) Misys
11 3 (2.78%) NetApp
12 2 (1.85%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.85%) JD Edwards
12 2 (1.85%) Juniper
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