Period
to 18 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 787 777 758
Rank change year-on-year -10 -19 -47
Contract jobs citing iSeries 62 71 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.066% 0.078% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.22% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 30 58
England median daily rate £350 £450 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% -4.00% +33.93%
10th Percentile £289 £271 £294
90th Percentile £553 £500 £566
UK median daily rate £350 £448 £450
% change year-on-year -21.79% -0.56% +28.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 10
England median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -16.67% +22.45%
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -16.67% +41.18%

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 32,506 31,655 33,887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.50% 34.64% 34.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,590 21,011 22,308
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £281 £266 £254
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 990 965 1,145
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.31
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.90% - +7.99%

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 October 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
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 October 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 -35 22 £513 +7.89% 1
South East -5 17 £325 -12.16% 8
North of England -23 14 £325 -27.78% 3
Yorkshire - 12 £325 - 1
East of England -7 5 £350 +52.17%
Midlands -12 3 £450 - 4
West Midlands -16 2 - - 2
North West -24 2 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 £450 - 2
South West - 1 £425 - 1
iSeries
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 30 (48.39%) Windows
2 25 (40.32%) Linux
3 23 (37.10%) IBM
3 23 (37.10%) AS400
4 21 (33.87%) Unix
5 17 (27.42%) RPG
5 17 (27.42%) VMware
6 14 (22.58%) Finance
7 13 (20.97%) Banking
7 13 (20.97%) Mainframe
8 11 (17.74%) SQL
9 10 (16.13%) Windows Server
9 10 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 9 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (14.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (14.52%) EMC
11 8 (12.90%) RPG IV
12 7 (11.29%) DevOps
12 7 (11.29%) Citrix
12 7 (11.29%) Cisco
13 6 (9.68%) NetApp
13 6 (9.68%) Oracle
13 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
13 6 (9.68%) MQSeries
13 6 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (9.68%) Data Centre
13 6 (9.68%) Build Automation
13 6 (9.68%) SWIFT
13 6 (9.68%) Test Automation

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 6 (9.68%) MQSeries
2 4 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.84%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.61%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.61%) JBoss
4 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Endur
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.61%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.61%) SAP APO
2 1 (1.61%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) IaaS
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) NAS
2 3 (4.84%) LAN
2 3 (4.84%) SAN
2 3 (4.84%) WAN
3 2 (3.23%) FTP
3 2 (3.23%) SMS
3 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.61%) DNS
4 1 (1.61%) FCoE
4 1 (1.61%) Firewall
4 1 (1.61%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.61%) Multicast
4 1 (1.61%) PABX
4 1 (1.61%) VoIP
4 1 (1.61%) VPN
4 1 (1.61%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) Big Data
2 2 (3.23%) DB2
2 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.61%) DataStage
3 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.61%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Synon
2 1 (1.61%) JIRA
2 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (22.58%) Finance
2 13 (20.97%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) General Ledger
4 2 (3.23%) Retail
5 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (16.13%) Developer
2 9 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (11.29%) Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) RPG Developer
5 5 (8.06%) AS400 Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Programmer
5 5 (8.06%) RPG Programmer
5 5 (8.06%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Desktop Support
6 4 (6.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Technical Leader
7 3 (4.84%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
7 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (4.84%) IT Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) NAS Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) POSIX
2 2 (3.23%) Middleware
2 2 (3.23%) Web Services
2 2 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.61%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 23 (37.10%) AS400
2 13 (20.97%) Mainframe
3 6 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 6 (9.68%) SWIFT
4 3 (4.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.61%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 30 (48.39%) Windows
2 25 (40.32%) Linux
3 21 (33.87%) Unix
4 10 (16.13%) Windows Server
5 9 (14.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.84%) zOS
7 2 (3.23%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (3.23%) Solaris
7 2 (3.23%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.61%) Android
8 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.61%) HPUX
8 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (11.29%) DevOps
4 6 (9.68%) Build Automation
4 6 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (9.68%) Test Automation
4 6 (9.68%) Test Scripting
5 5 (8.06%) ITIL
5 5 (8.06%) Project Management
5 5 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.84%) Business Analysis
6 3 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.84%) Fund Accounting
6 3 (4.84%) Logistics
6 3 (4.84%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.23%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.23%) Patch Management
7 2 (3.23%) Software Delivery
7 2 (3.23%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.42%) RPG
2 11 (17.74%) SQL
3 8 (12.90%) RPG IV
4 2 (3.23%) COBOL
4 2 (3.23%) Java
5 1 (1.61%) C#
5 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.61%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 3 (4.84%) CCNA
1 3 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.23%) CBAP
2 2 (3.23%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) ISEB
2 2 (3.23%) RHCE
2 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) CISA
3 1 (1.61%) CISSP
3 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.61%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.61%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.06%) XenDesktop
3 4 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (6.45%) vSphere
4 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.61%) KVM
4 1 (1.61%) NFS
4 1 (1.61%) SRDF
4 1 (1.61%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.61%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Ansible
1 4 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (6.45%) Puppet
1 4 (6.45%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (3.23%) Control-M
3 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (37.10%) IBM
2 17 (27.42%) VMware
3 9 (14.52%) EMC
4 7 (11.29%) Cisco
4 7 (11.29%) Citrix
5 6 (9.68%) NetApp
5 6 (9.68%) Oracle
6 5 (8.06%) Dell
6 5 (8.06%) Isilon
6 5 (8.06%) JD Edwards
7 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
7 4 (6.45%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.84%) IBM Sterling
9 2 (3.23%) HP
9 2 (3.23%) SAP
10 1 (1.61%) Epicor
10 1 (1.61%) Lotus
10 1 (1.61%) Manugistics
10 1 (1.61%) Unisys
10 1 (1.61%) Veritas