Period
to 22 July 2019

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 22 July 2019 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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 750 835 733
Rank change year-on-year +85 -102 +24
Contract jobs citing iSeries 57 45 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.068% 0.048% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.15% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 27 62
England median daily rate £438 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -15.15% -8.33%
10th Percentile £246 £267 £313
90th Percentile £603 £588 £541
UK median daily rate £425 £379 £400
% change year-on-year +12.21% -5.31% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
England median hourly rate - £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.00% +66.67%
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.50% -20.00% +66.67%

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 27,338 30,835 29,393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.50% 32.72% 33.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,802 20,096 19,096
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £640
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 955 991 1,016
England median hourly rate £20.86 £22.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.31% +15.38% -2.50%
10th Percentile £11.63 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £51.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.82% +10.00% -1.26%

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019. 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 +50 22 £525 +25.37% 7
Midlands +39 13 £450 +5.88% 5
West Midlands +28 11 £500 +17.65% 3
South East +16 11 £325 -3.70% 3
North of England +32 7 £425 +30.77% 2
Yorkshire +25 6 £425 +30.77%
East Midlands +29 2 £400 +10.34% 2
East of England +3 2 - -
North West +17 1 £250 - 1
South West -26 1 £385 -6.67% 3
iSeries
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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 25 (43.86%) AS400
2 21 (36.84%) Banking
3 19 (33.33%) Finance
4 16 (28.07%) SQL
5 14 (24.56%) IBM
6 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (21.05%) RPG
8 11 (19.30%) Mainframe
9 10 (17.54%) Retail Banking
10 9 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (15.79%) Windows
11 8 (14.04%) Linux
12 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
12 7 (12.28%) Data Centre
12 7 (12.28%) Test Scripting
13 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (10.53%) Control-M
13 6 (10.53%) Unix
13 6 (10.53%) Scrum
14 5 (8.77%) Migration
14 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Excel
14 5 (8.77%) SLA
14 5 (8.77%) SunGard
14 5 (8.77%) SCOM
14 5 (8.77%) Test Automation
14 5 (8.77%) SolarWinds
14 5 (8.77%) Ansible
14 5 (8.77%) DevOps
15 4 (7.02%) 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 4 (7.02%) SAS
2 3 (5.26%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.75%) Confluence
3 1 (1.75%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.75%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (5.26%) Dynamics 365
1 3 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.75%) IaaS
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) LAN
1 2 (3.51%) SAN
1 2 (3.51%) WAN
2 1 (1.75%) FTP
2 1 (1.75%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.75%) NAS
2 1 (1.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) MS Access
2 3 (5.26%) DB2
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 3 (5.26%) JIRA
2 2 (3.51%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.75%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.75%) Selenium
3 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.75%) Synon
3 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (36.84%) Banking
2 19 (33.33%) Finance
3 10 (17.54%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Retail
5 1 (1.75%) Billing
5 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (49.12%) Analyst
2 12 (21.05%) Business Analyst
3 11 (19.30%) Architect
3 11 (19.30%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (17.54%) Business Solution Architect
4 10 (17.54%) Solutions Analyst
5 8 (14.04%) Banking Analyst
5 8 (14.04%) Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Analyst Programmer
7 5 (8.77%) Programmer
8 4 (7.02%) RPG Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Service Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Technical Architect
8 4 (7.02%) Technical Business Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Technical Solutions Architect
9 3 (5.26%) Financial Business Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 3 (5.26%) RPG Programmer
9 3 (5.26%) Technical Services Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) .NET
1 3 (5.26%) Web Services
2 2 (3.51%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.51%) REST
3 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.75%) HTML
3 1 (1.75%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.75%) SOAP
3 1 (1.75%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.75%) XML
3 1 (1.75%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 25 (43.86%) AS400
2 11 (19.30%) Mainframe
3 7 (12.28%) Data Centre
4 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.51%) HACMP
5 2 (3.51%) LPAR
5 2 (3.51%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.75%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.79%) Windows
2 8 (14.04%) Linux
3 6 (10.53%) Unix
4 2 (3.51%) AIX
4 2 (3.51%) Solaris
5 1 (1.75%) OS/400
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (12.28%) Test Scripting
4 6 (10.53%) Scrum
5 5 (8.77%) DevOps
5 5 (8.77%) Migration
5 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (8.77%) Test Automation
6 4 (7.02%) Build Automation
6 4 (7.02%) Collaborative Working
6 4 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (7.02%) Data Modelling
6 4 (7.02%) Open Source
6 4 (7.02%) SOA
6 4 (7.02%) TOGAF
6 4 (7.02%) UML
7 3 (5.26%) CRM
7 3 (5.26%) Data Analysis
7 3 (5.26%) Project Management
7 3 (5.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) SQL
2 12 (21.05%) RPG
3 4 (7.02%) Java
3 4 (7.02%) RPG IV
3 4 (7.02%) VB
4 3 (5.26%) Go
4 3 (5.26%) Python
4 3 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (1.75%) C#
5 1 (1.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.75%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.51%) PMO
2 2 (3.51%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) Control-M
2 5 (8.77%) Ansible
2 5 (8.77%) SCOM
3 3 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.26%) Puppet
4 2 (3.51%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (1.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (24.56%) IBM
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.77%) SolarWinds
3 5 (8.77%) SunGard
4 4 (7.02%) EMC
4 4 (7.02%) Google
4 4 (7.02%) JD Edwards
4 4 (7.02%) NetApp
4 4 (7.02%) VMware
5 3 (5.26%) TOWER Software
6 2 (3.51%) Brocade
6 2 (3.51%) HP
6 2 (3.51%) Mercator
6 2 (3.51%) Sun
6 2 (3.51%) Veritas
7 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.75%) Cisco
7 1 (1.75%) Coremetrics
7 1 (1.75%) Sandvine
7 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow