The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 27 March 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 54 -
Rank change year-on-year +13 -  
Contract jobs citing iSeries 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.34% 0.22% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.79% 0.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £390 £345 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.04% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +10.71% -12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year - +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 Kent with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 126 113 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 42.71% 24.51% 19.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 78 30
Median daily rate £338 £356 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +9.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £210 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £505 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 5
Median hourly rate £29.92 £13.00 £31.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +130.15% -59.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.68% +48.00%  

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

iSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing iSeries in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for iSeries in Kent

iSeries
Top 6 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Kent region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre

iSeries
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) IT Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Monitoring Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Service Desk Operator
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA