Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 779 750 751
Rank change year-on-year -29 +1 -20
Contract jobs citing iSeries 59 77 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.063% 0.087% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.25% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 51 66
England median daily rate £363 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% -15.79% +18.75%
10th Percentile £268 £240 £306
90th Percentile £586 £545 £563
UK median daily rate £363 £400 £463
% change year-on-year -9.38% -13.51% +15.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
England median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% +11.11%
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% +11.11%

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 32,145 30,401 34,486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.44% 34.47% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,022 19,925 22,808
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £281 £271 £256
90th Percentile £669 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 979 959 1,142
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £46.88
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.67
% change year-on-year +4.88% -0.82% +11.07%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 31 £513 +20.59% 3
South East -3 14 £325 -16.67% 2
North of England -27 8 £325 -9.72%
Yorkshire - 6 £325 -
Midlands -24 4 £363 +3.42% 2
East Midlands -6 2 £363 +81.25% 1
East of England -13 2 £338 +46.74% 3
North West -19 2 - -
West Midlands -21 2 - - 1
iSeries
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 26 (44.07%) Windows
2 23 (38.98%) AS400
3 21 (35.59%) IBM
4 18 (30.51%) Linux
5 16 (27.12%) RPG
5 16 (27.12%) Unix
6 15 (25.42%) Finance
7 13 (22.03%) VMware
7 13 (22.03%) Banking
8 10 (16.95%) RPG IV
8 10 (16.95%) SQL
9 9 (15.25%) Mainframe
9 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (13.56%) Windows Server
10 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 7 (11.86%) Project Management
11 7 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (10.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (10.17%) Data Centre
12 6 (10.17%) ITIL
12 6 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
13 5 (8.47%) Oracle
13 5 (8.47%) MQSeries
13 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
13 5 (8.47%) Active Directory
13 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (8.47%) Service Delivery
13 5 (8.47%) Translating Business Requirements
13 5 (8.47%) vSphere
13 5 (8.47%) SWIFT

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 5 (8.47%) MQSeries
2 4 (6.78%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.69%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.69%) IIS
4 1 (1.69%) JBoss
4 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (5.08%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.69%) JDE World
2 1 (1.69%) SAP APO
2 1 (1.69%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) LAN
1 3 (5.08%) WAN
2 2 (3.39%) NAS
2 2 (3.39%) SAN
2 2 (3.39%) SMS
2 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.69%) DNS
3 1 (1.69%) Firewall
3 1 (1.69%) FTP
3 1 (1.69%) Multicast
3 1 (1.69%) PABX
3 1 (1.69%) VoIP
3 1 (1.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.39%) DB2
3 1 (1.69%) Big Data
3 1 (1.69%) DataStage
3 1 (1.69%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) JIRA
1 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (25.42%) Finance
2 13 (22.03%) Banking
3 3 (5.08%) General Ledger
3 3 (5.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Advertising
4 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (16.95%) Developer
2 8 (13.56%) Analyst
3 7 (11.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) RPG Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Consultant
5 5 (8.47%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Desktop Support
6 4 (6.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
6 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (6.78%) IT Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Technical Leader
7 3 (5.08%) Business IT Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) IT Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) IT Business Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) POSIX
2 3 (5.08%) Middleware
3 2 (3.39%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.69%) .NET
4 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.69%) EDI
4 1 (1.69%) ISPF
4 1 (1.69%) WCF
4 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (38.98%) AS400
2 9 (15.25%) Mainframe
3 6 (10.17%) Data Centre
4 5 (8.47%) SWIFT
5 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (5.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.69%) NHS
7 1 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.69%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.69%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 26 (44.07%) Windows
2 18 (30.51%) Linux
3 16 (27.12%) Unix
4 8 (13.56%) Windows Server
5 6 (10.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (6.78%) zOS
7 2 (3.39%) Solaris
7 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.69%) Android
8 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.69%) HPUX
8 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (11.86%) Project Management
4 6 (10.17%) ITIL
4 6 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (8.47%) Service Delivery
5 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (8.47%) Translating Business Requirements
6 4 (6.78%) Logistics
6 4 (6.78%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (6.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.08%) Build Automation
7 3 (5.08%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.08%) Fund Accounting
7 3 (5.08%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (5.08%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.08%) Test Scripting
7 3 (5.08%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.12%) RPG
2 10 (16.95%) RPG IV
2 10 (16.95%) SQL
3 2 (3.39%) Java
4 1 (1.69%) C
4 1 (1.69%) C#
4 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.69%) JCL
4 1 (1.69%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) CCNA
1 3 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (5.08%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) CBAP
2 2 (3.39%) ISEB
2 2 (3.39%) MCSE
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.39%) RHCE
2 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.69%) ACCA
3 1 (1.69%) CIMA
3 1 (1.69%) CISA
3 1 (1.69%) CISSP
3 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.69%) PMO
2 1 (1.69%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.47%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.47%) vSphere
3 4 (6.78%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.39%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.69%) KVM
5 1 (1.69%) NFS
5 1 (1.69%) SRDF
5 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.69%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (1.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.69%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Ansible
1 4 (6.78%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (6.78%) Puppet
1 4 (6.78%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (3.39%) Control-M
3 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.69%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.69%) WMI
Vendors
1 21 (35.59%) IBM
2 13 (22.03%) VMware
3 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.47%) Oracle
4 4 (6.78%) Cisco
4 4 (6.78%) Citrix
4 4 (6.78%) IBM Sterling
4 4 (6.78%) Red Hat
4 4 (6.78%) SAP
5 3 (5.08%) Dell
5 3 (5.08%) EMC
5 3 (5.08%) JD Edwards
6 2 (3.39%) Epicor
6 2 (3.39%) HP
6 2 (3.39%) Infor
6 2 (3.39%) Isilon
7 1 (1.69%) Axway
7 1 (1.69%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.69%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.69%) Manugistics