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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 559 576 557
Rank change year-on-year +17 -19  
Contract jobs citing iSeries 42 47 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.097% 0.095% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.28% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 37
Median daily rate £438 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £350 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £550 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -1.11% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - -

iSeries is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14509 16515 16170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.55% 33.30% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9503 10997 10406
Median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £273 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £615 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 539 561
Median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.07 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing iSeries as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +5 24 £425 -8.10% 1
North West +25 6 £545 -
South East +2 5 £500 +21.21% 1
East of England +1 3 £230 -48.88% 2
West Midlands +20 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
iSeries
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 56 (50.00%) Windows
2 43 (38.39%) Unix
3 40 (35.71%) Finance
4 39 (34.82%) AS400
5 33 (29.46%) IBM
6 32 (28.57%) Linux
7 31 (27.68%) SQL
8 28 (25.00%) Banking
9 26 (23.21%) Tandem
10 24 (21.43%) zOS
10 24 (21.43%) VMware
11 20 (17.86%) DB2
12 19 (16.96%) B2B
12 19 (16.96%) Service Delivery
12 19 (16.96%) JCL
12 19 (16.96%) IBM Sterling
12 19 (16.96%) ISPF
12 19 (16.96%) Time Sharing Option
13 17 (15.18%) WebSphere
13 17 (15.18%) Axway
13 17 (15.18%) Middleware
13 17 (15.18%) FTP
14 15 (13.39%) Mainframe
15 14 (12.50%) Microsoft
15 14 (12.50%) Citrix
16 13 (11.61%) RPG
16 13 (11.61%) SQL Server
17 12 (10.71%) Oracle
17 12 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (9.82%) Data Centre

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 17 (15.18%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.46%) IBM Domino
3 4 (3.57%) MQSeries
3 4 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.79%) Apache
4 2 (1.79%) IIS
4 2 (1.79%) nginx
4 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.79%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.79%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (1.79%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.89%) FileNet
Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Maximo
2 1 (0.89%) BPCS
2 1 (0.89%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.79%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (1.79%) GitHub
3 1 (0.89%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.18%) FTP
2 6 (5.36%) TACACS
3 5 (4.46%) SAN
4 4 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (3.57%) Network Security
4 4 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.79%) Firewall
5 2 (1.79%) HTTP
5 2 (1.79%) LAN
5 2 (1.79%) MPLS
5 2 (1.79%) SSH
5 2 (1.79%) VPN
5 2 (1.79%) WAN
6 1 (0.89%) BGP
6 1 (0.89%) DNS
6 1 (0.89%) Internet
6 1 (0.89%) IPsec
6 1 (0.89%) IPv4
6 1 (0.89%) OSPF
6 1 (0.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.86%) DB2
2 13 (11.61%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.79%) MySQL
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (3.57%) Jenkins
1 4 (3.57%) Subversion
2 3 (2.68%) JIRA
3 2 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.79%) JUnit
3 2 (1.79%) Maven
3 2 (1.79%) Synon
3 2 (1.79%) TeamCity
General
1 40 (35.71%) Finance
2 28 (25.00%) Banking
3 5 (4.46%) Retail
4 4 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.68%) Advertising
5 3 (2.68%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.79%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.79%) Law
6 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.89%) Automotive
7 1 (0.89%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (15.18%) Analyst
2 16 (14.29%) Developer
3 12 (10.71%) Consultant
4 9 (8.04%) Infrastructure Manager
5 8 (7.14%) Administrator
6 7 (6.25%) Architect
7 6 (5.36%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.46%) AS400 Operator
8 5 (4.46%) E-Commerce Tester
8 5 (4.46%) Manual Tester
8 5 (4.46%) Programmer
8 5 (4.46%) Tester
9 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 4 (3.57%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.57%) RPG Programmer
9 4 (3.57%) Security Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) SOC Analyst
10 3 (2.68%) AS400 Developer
10 3 (2.68%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (2.68%) RPG Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.96%) ISPF
2 17 (15.18%) Middleware
3 6 (5.36%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.79%) EDI
4 2 (1.79%) JDBC
4 2 (1.79%) JPA
4 2 (1.79%) LAMP
4 2 (1.79%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (1.79%) Spring
4 2 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (34.82%) AS400
2 26 (23.21%) Tandem
3 15 (13.39%) Mainframe
4 12 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (9.82%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.46%) Fat Client
6 5 (4.46%) Thin Client
7 4 (3.57%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (2.68%) Clustering
8 3 (2.68%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.79%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.89%) BYOD
10 1 (0.89%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.89%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.89%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 56 (50.00%) Windows
2 43 (38.39%) Unix
3 32 (28.57%) Linux
4 24 (21.43%) zOS
5 8 (7.14%) AIX
6 6 (5.36%) OpenVMS
6 6 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.46%) Windows Server
8 4 (3.57%) OS/400
9 3 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.96%) B2B
1 19 (16.96%) Service Delivery
2 11 (9.82%) ITIL
2 11 (9.82%) Service Management
3 9 (8.04%) Migration
4 8 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 8 (7.14%) SIEM
5 7 (6.25%) People Management
6 6 (5.36%) Coaching
6 6 (5.36%) Incident Management
6 6 (5.36%) Mentoring
6 6 (5.36%) Security Operations
6 6 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (4.46%) Information Security
7 5 (4.46%) Project Management
8 4 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (3.57%) Manual Testing
8 4 (3.57%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (27.68%) SQL
2 19 (16.96%) JCL
3 13 (11.61%) RPG
4 10 (8.93%) Java
5 5 (4.46%) Bash Shell
5 5 (4.46%) RPG IV
6 4 (3.57%) Python
7 2 (1.79%) Jython
7 2 (1.79%) RPG/400
7 2 (1.79%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.89%) C
8 1 (0.89%) COBOL
8 1 (0.89%) Lisp
8 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (4.46%) ISEB
2 2 (1.79%) GCIH
2 2 (1.79%) GIAC
3 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) SLA
2 4 (3.57%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.89%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.89%) PMO
3 1 (0.89%) SEPA
System Software
1 19 (16.96%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (5.36%) RACF
2 6 (5.36%) XenApp
2 6 (5.36%) XenDesktop
3 5 (4.46%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.79%) Corosync
5 2 (1.79%) Docker
5 2 (1.79%) vCloud
5 2 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (6.25%) Tivoli
2 4 (3.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (3.57%) Puppet
2 4 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.79%) Ansible
3 2 (1.79%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.79%) Pacemaker
3 2 (1.79%) Rundeck
3 2 (1.79%) Terraform
3 2 (1.79%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (29.46%) IBM
2 24 (21.43%) VMware
3 19 (16.96%) IBM Sterling
4 17 (15.18%) Axway
5 14 (12.50%) Citrix
5 14 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 12 (10.71%) Oracle
7 9 (8.04%) Cisco
8 8 (7.14%) SAP
9 7 (6.25%) Avaya
9 7 (6.25%) HP
10 5 (4.46%) Palo Alto
10 5 (4.46%) Wyse
11 3 (2.68%) Hitachi
11 3 (2.68%) JD Edwards
11 3 (2.68%) NetApp
11 3 (2.68%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.79%) CyberArk
13 1 (0.89%) Cadence
13 1 (0.89%) Infor
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