Period
to 18 February 2018

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 6 months to 18 February 2018 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 769 718 679
Rank change year-on-year -51 -39 -8
Contract jobs citing iSeries 77 112 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.084% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.39% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 45 91
England median daily rate £428 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £275 £218 £263
90th Percentile £500 £539 £588
UK median daily rate £420 £425 £394
% change year-on-year -1.18% +7.94% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 9
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +100.00% +25.00%
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +76.47% +41.67%

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 30,791 28,910 32,669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.57% 32.76% 32.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,829 18,964 21,336
England median daily rate £460 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 907 1,034 1,256
England median hourly rate £22.02 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.08% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.70 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.42 £20.00 £20.63
% change year-on-year +12.11% -3.03% +17.86%

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing iSeries as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for iSeries in England

iSeries
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for iSeries in England

iSeries
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing iSeries in England over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 18 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -52 47 £420 -9.19% 4
North of England +19 12 £450 +4.05% 3
Midlands +13 7 £400 +23.08%
North West - 7 £450 - 2
West Midlands +11 6 £400 +23.08%
Yorkshire -17 5 £430 -2.27% 1
South West +7 3 £394 -
East of England -15 3 - - 2
South East -38 3 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
iSeries
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 43 (55.84%) RPG
2 35 (45.45%) AS400
3 23 (29.87%) SQL
4 22 (28.57%) IBM
5 19 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (23.38%) Finance
7 17 (22.08%) System Integration Testing
8 16 (20.78%) RPG IV
8 16 (20.78%) Banking
9 15 (19.48%) Migration
10 12 (15.58%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (14.29%) Test Strategy
11 11 (14.29%) Data Centre
11 11 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
11 11 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
11 11 (14.29%) Windows
11 11 (14.29%) AIX
12 10 (12.99%) DB2
13 8 (10.39%) Clustering
13 8 (10.39%) JD Edwards
13 8 (10.39%) PowerHA
14 7 (9.09%) GPFS
14 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
14 7 (9.09%) Mainframe
14 7 (9.09%) HACMP
15 6 (7.79%) Linux
15 6 (7.79%) JIRA
15 6 (7.79%) Retail
15 6 (7.79%) SC Cleared
16 5 (6.49%) Anti-Money Laundering

iSeries
Co-occurring 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 3 (3.90%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) JDE World
2 3 (3.90%) Misys Midas
3 1 (1.30%) BPCS
3 1 (1.30%) INSURE/90
3 1 (1.30%) Misys Equation
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) Office 365
1 2 (2.60%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.30%) IaaS
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) FTP
2 2 (2.60%) Extranet
2 2 (2.60%) Internet
2 2 (2.60%) Wireless
3 1 (1.30%) DNS
3 1 (1.30%) Firewall
3 1 (1.30%) Network Security
3 1 (1.30%) SAN
3 1 (1.30%) SSH
3 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.30%) VLAN
3 1 (1.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.99%) DB2
2 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (7.79%) JIRA
2 1 (1.30%) Selenium
General
1 18 (23.38%) Finance
2 16 (20.78%) Banking
3 6 (7.79%) Retail
4 3 (3.90%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.60%) Advertising
5 2 (2.60%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 35 (45.45%) Developer
2 11 (14.29%) RPG Developer
3 10 (12.99%) Analyst
3 10 (12.99%) AS400 Developer
4 6 (7.79%) JDE Developer
5 5 (6.49%) Banking Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Consultant
5 5 (6.49%) Mainframe Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Mainframe Test Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Test Analyst
6 3 (3.90%) AS400 Test Analyst
6 3 (3.90%) Business Analyst
6 3 (3.90%) Operations Team Leader
6 3 (3.90%) Team Leader
7 2 (2.60%) Administrator
7 2 (2.60%) Architect
7 2 (2.60%) Risk Analyst
7 2 (2.60%) Risk Business Analyst
7 2 (2.60%) Risk Remediation Analyst
7 2 (2.60%) RPG Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) Middleware
2 3 (3.90%) EDI
2 3 (3.90%) Web Services
3 2 (2.60%) ISPF
4 1 (1.30%) .NET
4 1 (1.30%) Flash
4 1 (1.30%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.30%) ODBC
4 1 (1.30%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (45.45%) AS400
2 11 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 8 (10.39%) Clustering
4 7 (9.09%) HACMP
4 7 (9.09%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.90%) Tandem
6 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.30%) FMCG
7 1 (1.30%) LPAR
7 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.29%) AIX
1 11 (14.29%) Windows
2 6 (7.79%) Linux
3 4 (5.19%) Unix
3 4 (5.19%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.90%) zOS
5 2 (2.60%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.30%) OS/400
6 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.08%) System Integration Testing
3 15 (19.48%) Migration
4 12 (15.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
5 11 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 11 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
6 5 (6.49%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 5 (6.49%) Scrum
7 4 (5.19%) Data Migration
7 4 (5.19%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.90%) BPMN
8 3 (3.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.60%) Business Analysis
9 2 (2.60%) ERP
9 2 (2.60%) ITIL
9 2 (2.60%) Logistics
9 2 (2.60%) Regression Testing
9 2 (2.60%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 43 (55.84%) RPG
2 23 (29.87%) SQL
3 16 (20.78%) RPG IV
4 2 (2.60%) C
4 2 (2.60%) C++
4 2 (2.60%) JCL
4 2 (2.60%) R
4 2 (2.60%) RPG III
4 2 (2.60%) RPG/400
5 1 (1.30%) Java
5 1 (1.30%) Perl
5 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.79%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.49%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.60%) CBAP
4 2 (2.60%) Degree
4 2 (2.60%) IIBA
4 2 (2.60%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (10.39%) PowerHA
2 7 (9.09%) GPFS
3 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.60%) Terminal Services
3 2 (2.60%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 22 (28.57%) IBM
2 8 (10.39%) JD Edwards
3 5 (6.49%) VMware
4 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.19%) SAP
5 3 (3.90%) Citrix
5 3 (3.90%) Oracle
6 2 (2.60%) IBM Sterling
6 2 (2.60%) Kronos
6 2 (2.60%) NetApp
7 1 (1.30%) Cisco
7 1 (1.30%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.30%) Epicor
7 1 (1.30%) HP
7 1 (1.30%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.30%) Misys
7 1 (1.30%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.30%) ProCurve
7 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.30%) ServiceNow