Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 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.

IBM iSeries
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 784 752 712
Rank change year-on-year -32 -40 -59
Contract jobs citing iSeries 73 121 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.077% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.37% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 53 74
England median daily rate £441 £475 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.11% +28.38% -12.94%
10th Percentile £275 £284 £277
90th Percentile £500 £563 £488
UK median daily rate £433 £450 £378
% change year-on-year -3.89% +19.21% -11.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 9
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -6.25% -1.54%
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% -6.25% -1.54%

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 32178 32472 34094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.93% 33.20% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 21574 21411 22058
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 931 1115 1344
England median hourly rate £20.60 £20.50 £19.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +7.41% +6.03%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.43
UK median hourly rate £20.97 £20.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.28% +5.13% +8.33%

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 November 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 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 23 November 2017. 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 -40 43 £429 -4.72% 2
South East -4 11 £370 +5.71% 3
North of England +45 8 £450 -10.00% 4
North West +28 7 £450 - 3
West Midlands +34 4 £375 - 1
Midlands +25 4 £375 - 2
East of England -16 3 - -
Yorkshire -1 1 - - 1
South West -6 1 £375 -
iSeries
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 36 (49.32%) RPG
2 32 (43.84%) AS400
3 21 (28.77%) SQL
4 19 (26.03%) Windows
5 18 (24.66%) Finance
5 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (21.92%) Banking
6 16 (21.92%) IBM
7 15 (20.55%) RPG IV
8 14 (19.18%) System Integration Testing
9 12 (16.44%) Linux
9 12 (16.44%) DB2
9 12 (16.44%) Data Centre
9 12 (16.44%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (15.07%) Test Strategy
10 11 (15.07%) Translating Business Requirements
10 11 (15.07%) Scenario Testing
10 11 (15.07%) AIX
10 11 (15.07%) Migration
11 8 (10.96%) VMware
11 8 (10.96%) PowerHA
12 7 (9.59%) GPFS
12 7 (9.59%) Security Cleared
12 7 (9.59%) Clustering
12 7 (9.59%) Unix
12 7 (9.59%) HACMP
12 7 (9.59%) Mainframe
13 6 (8.22%) zOS
13 6 (8.22%) JD Edwards
13 6 (8.22%) FTP

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 2 (2.74%) IIS
1 2 (2.74%) MQSeries
1 2 (2.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) JDE World
2 2 (2.74%) Misys Midas
3 1 (1.37%) INSURE/90
3 1 (1.37%) Misys Equation
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.74%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.37%) IaaS
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.22%) FTP
2 4 (5.48%) Internet
3 3 (4.11%) HTTP
4 1 (1.37%) Firewall
4 1 (1.37%) Network Security
4 1 (1.37%) SAN
4 1 (1.37%) SSH
4 1 (1.37%) VLAN
4 1 (1.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.44%) DB2
2 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (6.85%) JIRA
2 2 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.74%) Synon
General
1 18 (24.66%) Finance
2 16 (21.92%) Banking
3 3 (4.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.74%) Advertising
4 2 (2.74%) Retail
5 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (43.84%) Developer
2 13 (17.81%) Analyst
3 10 (13.70%) AS400 Developer
3 10 (13.70%) RPG Developer
4 6 (8.22%) Consultant
5 4 (5.48%) Administrator
5 4 (5.48%) JDE Developer
5 4 (5.48%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.11%) AS400 Support
6 3 (4.11%) AS400 Test Analyst
6 3 (4.11%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (4.11%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.11%) Mainframe Analyst
6 3 (4.11%) Mainframe Test Analyst
6 3 (4.11%) Test Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) AS400 Administrator
7 2 (2.74%) Computer Operator
7 2 (2.74%) IT Operations Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (2.74%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) ISPF
2 4 (5.48%) Middleware
3 3 (4.11%) XML
4 2 (2.74%) JDBC
5 1 (1.37%) Flash
5 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (43.84%) AS400
2 12 (16.44%) Data Centre
3 7 (9.59%) Clustering
3 7 (9.59%) HACMP
3 7 (9.59%) Mainframe
4 6 (8.22%) Tandem
5 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.74%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.74%) LPAR
5 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.74%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.74%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.37%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.37%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.03%) Windows
2 12 (16.44%) Linux
3 11 (15.07%) AIX
4 7 (9.59%) Unix
5 6 (8.22%) zOS
6 5 (6.85%) Windows Server
7 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (19.18%) System Integration Testing
3 12 (16.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (15.07%) Migration
4 11 (15.07%) Scenario Testing
4 11 (15.07%) Test Strategy
4 11 (15.07%) Translating Business Requirements
5 5 (6.85%) B2B
6 4 (5.48%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.11%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 3 (4.11%) BPMN
7 3 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.11%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.11%) Scrum
7 3 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.74%) Converged Infrastructure
8 2 (2.74%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.74%) Database Tuning
8 2 (2.74%) Patch Management
8 2 (2.74%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (49.32%) RPG
2 21 (28.77%) SQL
3 15 (20.55%) RPG IV
4 5 (6.85%) JCL
5 4 (5.48%) RPG/400
6 3 (4.11%) Java
6 3 (4.11%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.74%) C
7 2 (2.74%) C++
7 2 (2.74%) Jython
7 2 (2.74%) Python
7 2 (2.74%) R
7 2 (2.74%) RPG III
8 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (9.59%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.11%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.74%) CBAP
4 2 (2.74%) Degree
4 2 (2.74%) IIBA
4 2 (2.74%) ISEB
5 1 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.37%) QA
1 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.96%) PowerHA
2 7 (9.59%) GPFS
3 5 (6.85%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (4.11%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.74%) XenApp
5 2 (2.74%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.37%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (1.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 16 (21.92%) IBM
2 8 (10.96%) VMware
3 6 (8.22%) JD Edwards
4 5 (6.85%) Citrix
4 5 (6.85%) IBM Sterling
5 4 (5.48%) Cisco
5 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.11%) Axway
6 3 (4.11%) HP
7 2 (2.74%) NetApp
7 2 (2.74%) Remedy
7 2 (2.74%) Wyse
8 1 (1.37%) EMC
8 1 (1.37%) Intel
8 1 (1.37%) Misys
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle
8 1 (1.37%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.37%) SAP
8 1 (1.37%) TIBCO