Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 787 677 715
Rank change year-on-year -110 +38 -12
Contract jobs citing iSeries 50 122 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.054% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.43% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 70 75
England median daily rate £400 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £273 £260 £263
90th Percentile £605 £501 £595
UK median daily rate £383 £400 £450
% change year-on-year -4.38% -11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
England median hourly rate £20.00 - £15.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.11 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.68% +27.37% +25.00%

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 31,393 28,287 32,812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.08% 33.91% 33.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,749 18,461 21,743
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 983 1,001 1,096
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +19.32%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.25 £11.44
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.95 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.75% -4.76% +17.55%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -86 29 £420 -2.89% 1
Midlands -15 6 £425 +25.83% 3
Yorkshire -20 6 £425 -3.41% 1
North of England -23 6 £425 - 1
South East -37 5 £350 -9.68% 2
East Midlands +8 3 £363 +81.25%
West Midlands -24 3 £425 +21.26% 3
South West +8 2 £413 - 2
East of England -2 2 £338 +46.74% 4
iSeries
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 24 (48.00%) AS400
2 21 (42.00%) IBM
3 19 (38.00%) RPG
4 10 (20.00%) Windows
5 9 (18.00%) SQL
5 9 (18.00%) Finance
5 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (16.00%) Banking
6 8 (16.00%) SAP
6 8 (16.00%) RPG IV
7 7 (14.00%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (14.00%) Data Centre
8 6 (12.00%) Project Management
8 6 (12.00%) Retail
8 6 (12.00%) Logistics
8 6 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
9 5 (10.00%) Windows Server
9 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
9 5 (10.00%) JD Edwards
10 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
10 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
10 4 (8.00%) MS Exchange
10 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
10 4 (8.00%) Linux
10 4 (8.00%) ITIL
10 4 (8.00%) Unix
10 4 (8.00%) EDI

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 4 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) JDE World
2 2 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (4.00%) NetSuite
3 1 (2.00%) BPCS
3 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (2.00%) Misys Midas
3 1 (2.00%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (2.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) FTP
2 2 (4.00%) Extranet
2 2 (4.00%) SMS
2 2 (4.00%) Wireless
3 1 (2.00%) DNS
3 1 (2.00%) LAN
3 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.00%) DB2
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.00%) Selenium
2 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (18.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Banking
3 6 (12.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.00%) Automotive
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Developer
2 7 (14.00%) Analyst
3 5 (10.00%) Operations Team Leader
3 5 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 4 (8.00%) Consultant
4 4 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Desktop Support
4 4 (8.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) RPG Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Banking Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Business IT Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) IT Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) IT Business Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.00%) Mainframe Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Mainframe Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) EDI
2 3 (6.00%) Middleware
2 3 (6.00%) Web Services
3 2 (4.00%) .NET
3 2 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.00%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (2.00%) ISPF
4 1 (2.00%) ODBC
4 1 (2.00%) WCF
4 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (48.00%) AS400
2 7 (14.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.00%) Clustering
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) NHS
5 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Windows
2 5 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.00%) Linux
3 4 (8.00%) Unix
4 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.00%) OS/400
4 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.00%) System Integration Testing
3 6 (12.00%) Logistics
3 6 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (12.00%) Project Management
4 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 5 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (8.00%) ERP
5 4 (8.00%) ITIL
5 4 (8.00%) Migration
6 3 (6.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (6.00%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (6.00%) Planning and Forecasting
6 3 (6.00%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (6.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (4.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 2 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.00%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.00%) RPG
2 9 (18.00%) SQL
3 8 (16.00%) RPG IV
4 2 (4.00%) Java
5 1 (2.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) C#
5 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.00%) JCL
5 1 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) CCNA
1 3 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.00%) CBAP
2 2 (4.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) ISEB
2 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.00%) MCSE
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.00%) ACCA
3 1 (2.00%) CIMA
3 1 (2.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.00%) PMO
2 1 (2.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Control-M
2 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 21 (42.00%) IBM
2 8 (16.00%) SAP
3 5 (10.00%) JD Edwards
4 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.00%) Cisco
5 3 (6.00%) Oracle
6 2 (4.00%) Epicor
6 2 (4.00%) Kronos
6 2 (4.00%) VMware
7 1 (2.00%) arcserve
7 1 (2.00%) Citrix
7 1 (2.00%) Dell
7 1 (2.00%) HP
7 1 (2.00%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (2.00%) Lotus
7 1 (2.00%) Manugistics
7 1 (2.00%) OpenText
7 1 (2.00%) Sage
7 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.00%) TIBCO