Period
to 25 February 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited iSeries over the 6 months to 25 February 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
England > London
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 574 544 546
Rank change year-on-year -30 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing iSeries 49 56 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.14% 0.092%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.38% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 20
London median daily rate £410 £475 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.68% -1.30% +6.94%
10th Percentile £273 £204 £256
90th Percentile £675 £607 £538
England median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
London median hourly rate - £30.00 -
England median hourly rate £33.75 £30.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% +100.00% +25.00%

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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 17,527 14,911 16,534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.85% 36.37% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,714 10,451 11,683
London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
England median daily rate £463 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 250 267
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.53% +11.08%
10th Percentile £12.10 £12.86 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.25 £51.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing iSeries as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for iSeries in London

iSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for iSeries in London

iSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing iSeries in London over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for iSeries in London

iSeries
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for iSeries in London

iSeries
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the London region over the 6 months to 25 February 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
Central London -37 4 £570 +20.00%
West London -27 2 £426 +166.41% 1
iSeries
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 London region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 32 (65.31%) RPG
2 24 (48.98%) AS400
3 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (36.73%) System Integration Testing
4 15 (30.61%) SQL
5 14 (28.57%) Translating Business Requirements
5 14 (28.57%) RPG IV
5 14 (28.57%) Banking
6 13 (26.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (26.53%) Test Strategy
6 13 (26.53%) Scenario Testing
6 13 (26.53%) Finance
7 12 (24.49%) IBM
8 8 (16.33%) JD Edwards
9 6 (12.24%) Mainframe
10 5 (10.20%) ISTQB
10 5 (10.20%) JIRA
10 5 (10.20%) JDE World
10 5 (10.20%) Anti-Money Laundering
10 5 (10.20%) Scrum
11 4 (8.16%) Windows
12 3 (6.12%) Web Services
12 3 (6.12%) MQSeries
12 3 (6.12%) DB2
12 3 (6.12%) Migration
12 3 (6.12%) Middleware
12 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
12 3 (6.12%) Misys Midas
12 3 (6.12%) Retail
12 3 (6.12%) Data Migration

iSeries
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 3 (6.12%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (10.20%) JDE World
2 3 (6.12%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) IaaS
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Extranet
1 2 (4.08%) Wireless
2 1 (2.04%) DNS
2 1 (2.04%) Firewall
2 1 (2.04%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) Network Security
2 1 (2.04%) SAN
2 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.04%) VLAN
2 1 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) DB2
2 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) JIRA
General
1 14 (28.57%) Banking
2 13 (26.53%) Finance
3 3 (6.12%) Retail
4 2 (4.08%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (61.22%) Developer
2 9 (18.37%) RPG Developer
3 6 (12.24%) Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) AS400 Developer
3 6 (12.24%) JDE Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Banking Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Mainframe Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Mainframe Test Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) AS400 Test Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Operations Team Leader
6 3 (6.12%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.08%) Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Applications Support
8 1 (2.04%) Desktop Support
8 1 (2.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) Middleware
1 3 (6.12%) Web Services
2 2 (4.08%) EDI
3 1 (2.04%) Flash
3 1 (2.04%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (48.98%) AS400
2 6 (12.24%) Mainframe
3 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.08%) Tandem
5 1 (2.04%) FMCG
5 1 (2.04%) LPAR
5 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) AIX
2 2 (4.08%) Unix
2 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.08%) zOS
3 1 (2.04%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (36.73%) System Integration Testing
2 14 (28.57%) Translating Business Requirements
3 13 (26.53%) Scenario Testing
3 13 (26.53%) Test Strategy
3 13 (26.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (10.20%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 5 (10.20%) Scrum
5 3 (6.12%) Data Migration
5 3 (6.12%) Migration
6 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.08%) Logistics
6 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.04%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.04%) Customer-Centricity
7 1 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.04%) Proximity Commerce
7 1 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.04%) Wealth Management
7 1 (2.04%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 32 (65.31%) RPG
2 15 (30.61%) SQL
3 14 (28.57%) RPG IV
4 1 (2.04%) C
4 1 (2.04%) C++
4 1 (2.04%) JCL
4 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.08%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.04%) PowerHA
2 1 (2.04%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) IBM
2 8 (16.33%) JD Edwards
3 2 (4.08%) Kronos
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle
3 2 (4.08%) SAP
4 1 (2.04%) Epicor
4 1 (2.04%) HP
4 1 (2.04%) IBM Sterling
4 1 (2.04%) Intel
4 1 (2.04%) Ivanti
4 1 (2.04%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.04%) ProCurve
4 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.04%) TIBCO