Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 806 771 739
Rank change year-on-year -35 -32 -20
Contract jobs citing iSeries 70 75 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.073% 0.080% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.23% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 31 48
England median daily rate £375 £433 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.29% -8.95% +26.67%
10th Percentile £289 £275 £260
90th Percentile £553 £500 £563
UK median daily rate £363 £425 £456
% change year-on-year -14.71% -6.85% +14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 10
England median hourly rate £32.25 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.00% -16.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £30.98 £25.00 £14.75
90th Percentile £32.93 £32.50 £43.50
UK median hourly rate £32.25 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +29.00% -16.67% +6.19%

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 32,090 31,942 31,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.39% 33.86% 33.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,438 21,424 20,773
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 952 906 1,114
England median hourly rate £20.24 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.27% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £49.18 £47.83 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.48% +2.75% +5.10%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -9 25 £500 +16.62% 2
North of England -4 19 £310 -31.11% 1
South East -15 14 £325 +18.18% 2
Yorkshire 0 12 £325 -
South West -27 6 £444 +18.33% 1
North East - 5 £310 - 1
East of England -8 4 £338 - 2
Midlands -13 2 £450 +20.00% 2
North West -17 2 - -
East Midlands +9 1 £450 -
West Midlands -21 1 - - 2
iSeries
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 36 (51.43%) AS400
2 28 (40.00%) Finance
2 28 (40.00%) Windows
2 28 (40.00%) Linux
3 24 (34.29%) Unix
4 23 (32.86%) RPG
5 21 (30.00%) IBM
6 19 (27.14%) VMware
7 15 (21.43%) Banking
7 15 (21.43%) Mainframe
7 15 (21.43%) SQL
8 11 (15.71%) EMC
8 11 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 10 (14.29%) SQL Server
10 9 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (12.86%) DevOps
10 9 (12.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (12.86%) RPG IV
11 8 (11.43%) NetApp
12 7 (10.00%) Migration
12 7 (10.00%) NAS
12 7 (10.00%) Test Scripting
12 7 (10.00%) Windows Server
13 6 (8.57%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (8.57%) Business Analysis
13 6 (8.57%) Test Automation
13 6 (8.57%) SWIFT
13 6 (8.57%) Build 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 (8.57%) MQSeries
2 2 (2.86%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.43%) JBoss
3 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Endur
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.43%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.43%) SunGard GMI
2 1 (1.43%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.43%) IaaS
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.00%) NAS
2 3 (4.29%) SAN
3 2 (2.86%) FTP
3 2 (2.86%) LAN
3 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.86%) WAN
4 1 (1.43%) DNS
4 1 (1.43%) FCoE
4 1 (1.43%) Firewall
4 1 (1.43%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.43%) Multicast
4 1 (1.43%) PABX
4 1 (1.43%) VoIP
4 1 (1.43%) VPN
4 1 (1.43%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.57%) DB2
3 2 (2.86%) Big Data
3 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.43%) DataStage
4 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.43%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Synon
2 1 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 28 (40.00%) Finance
2 15 (21.43%) Banking
3 6 (8.57%) Retail
4 3 (4.29%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.86%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.43%) Back Office
6 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (18.57%) Analyst
2 12 (17.14%) Programmer
3 10 (14.29%) Developer
4 9 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.00%) RPG Programmer
6 6 (8.57%) Business Analyst
6 6 (8.57%) Business Systems Analyst
6 6 (8.57%) Migration Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Analyst Programmer
7 5 (7.14%) AS400 Developer
7 5 (7.14%) NAS Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) RPG Developer
8 4 (5.71%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 3 (4.29%) Administrator
9 3 (4.29%) DBA
9 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
9 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 3 (4.29%) Lead Developer
9 3 (4.29%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) POSIX
2 2 (2.86%) EDI
2 2 (2.86%) Middleware
2 2 (2.86%) Web Services
3 1 (1.43%) Flash
3 1 (1.43%) OLE
3 1 (1.43%) OLE DB
3 1 (1.43%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 36 (51.43%) AS400
2 15 (21.43%) Mainframe
3 6 (8.57%) SWIFT
4 5 (7.14%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.43%) Derivative
6 1 (1.43%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (1.43%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 28 (40.00%) Linux
1 28 (40.00%) Windows
2 24 (34.29%) Unix
3 9 (12.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.29%) zOS
6 2 (2.86%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (2.86%) Solaris
6 2 (2.86%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.43%) Android
7 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.43%) HPUX
7 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.43%) OS/400
7 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (12.86%) DevOps
3 7 (10.00%) Migration
3 7 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (8.57%) Build Automation
4 6 (8.57%) Business Analysis
4 6 (8.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (8.57%) Test Automation
5 5 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.29%) Fund Accounting
6 3 (4.29%) ITIL
6 3 (4.29%) Scrum
7 2 (2.86%) Capacity Management
7 2 (2.86%) Patch Management
7 2 (2.86%) Project Management
7 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.86%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.86%) RPG
2 15 (21.43%) SQL
3 9 (12.86%) RPG IV
4 2 (2.86%) COBOL
5 1 (1.43%) Java
5 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.43%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 2 (2.86%) RHCE
1 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.43%) CISA
2 1 (1.43%) CISSP
2 1 (1.43%) Degree
2 1 (1.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.43%) PMO
1 1 (1.43%) TickIT
System Software
1 11 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.14%) XenDesktop
3 4 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (5.71%) vSphere
4 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.43%) KVM
5 1 (1.43%) NFS
5 1 (1.43%) SRDF
5 1 (1.43%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.43%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) Ansible
1 4 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (5.71%) Puppet
1 4 (5.71%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (1.43%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (30.00%) IBM
2 19 (27.14%) VMware
3 11 (15.71%) EMC
4 8 (11.43%) NetApp
5 6 (8.57%) Cisco
5 6 (8.57%) Citrix
6 5 (7.14%) Dell
6 5 (7.14%) Isilon
6 5 (7.14%) JD Edwards
6 5 (7.14%) Oracle
7 4 (5.71%) Microsoft
7 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.29%) IBM Sterling
9 2 (2.86%) HP
10 1 (1.43%) Epicor
10 1 (1.43%) Google
10 1 (1.43%) Micro Focus
10 1 (1.43%) SunGard
10 1 (1.43%) Unisys
10 1 (1.43%) Veritas