Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 552 598
Rank change year-on-year -40 +46 -63
Contract jobs citing iSeries 43 67 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.091% 0.15% 0.067%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.40% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 37 20
London median daily rate £429 £450 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.72% +4.35% +1.47%
10th Percentile £275 £210 £296
90th Percentile £500 £549 £539
England median daily rate £441 £475 £370
% change year-on-year -7.11% +28.38% -12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
London median hourly rate - £30.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +113.33%
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% -6.25% -1.54%

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 18410 16605 17383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.08% 36.74% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13185 11760 12225
London median daily rate £500 £475 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 256 300
London median hourly rate £21.70 £19.71 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.10% -2.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.85 £12.00 £12.01
90th Percentile £48.33 £50.00 £47.75
England median hourly rate £20.60 £20.50 £19.09
% change year-on-year +0.49% +7.41% +6.03%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +1 4 £490 +0.51% 1
South London - 2 £463 -
West London -16 1 £433 +23.57%
iSeries
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 London region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 28 (65.12%) RPG
2 19 (44.19%) AS400
3 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (32.56%) Banking
4 14 (32.56%) RPG IV
4 14 (32.56%) System Integration Testing
5 13 (30.23%) SQL
6 12 (27.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (25.58%) Translating Business Requirements
7 11 (25.58%) Test Strategy
7 11 (25.58%) Scenario Testing
7 11 (25.58%) Finance
8 10 (23.26%) IBM
9 8 (18.60%) Windows
10 6 (13.95%) Mainframe
11 5 (11.63%) Tandem
11 5 (11.63%) Unix
11 5 (11.63%) zOS
11 5 (11.63%) JD Edwards
11 5 (11.63%) JIRA
12 4 (9.30%) ISPF
12 4 (9.30%) IBM Sterling
12 4 (9.30%) Time Sharing Option
12 4 (9.30%) B2B
12 4 (9.30%) DB2
12 4 (9.30%) JCL
13 3 (6.98%) Middleware
13 3 (6.98%) Shell Script
13 3 (6.98%) Scrum
13 3 (6.98%) Java

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 2 (4.65%) IIS
1 2 (4.65%) MQSeries
1 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) JDE World
2 2 (4.65%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.33%) IaaS
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) HTTP
2 2 (4.65%) FTP
3 1 (2.33%) Firewall
3 1 (2.33%) Internet
3 1 (2.33%) Network Security
3 1 (2.33%) SAN
3 1 (2.33%) VLAN
3 1 (2.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) DB2
2 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) JIRA
2 2 (4.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.65%) Synon
General
1 14 (32.56%) Banking
2 11 (25.58%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Advertising
4 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 27 (62.79%) Developer
2 9 (20.93%) RPG Developer
3 7 (16.28%) AS400 Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Consultant
5 4 (9.30%) JDE Developer
6 3 (6.98%) AS400 Test Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Mainframe Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Mainframe Test Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) AWS Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) AS400 Support
8 1 (2.33%) Data Migration Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Support
8 1 (2.33%) JDE Consultant
8 1 (2.33%) Production Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) ISPF
2 3 (6.98%) Middleware
2 3 (6.98%) XML
3 2 (4.65%) JDBC
4 1 (2.33%) Flash
4 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (44.19%) AS400
2 6 (13.95%) Mainframe
3 5 (11.63%) Tandem
4 2 (4.65%) LPAR
4 2 (4.65%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.33%) FMCG
5 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Unix
2 5 (11.63%) zOS
3 3 (6.98%) Linux
4 2 (4.65%) AIX
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (32.56%) System Integration Testing
3 12 (27.91%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (25.58%) Scenario Testing
4 11 (25.58%) Test Strategy
4 11 (25.58%) Translating Business Requirements
5 4 (9.30%) B2B
6 3 (6.98%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 3 (6.98%) Scrum
7 2 (4.65%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.65%) Database Tuning
7 2 (4.65%) DevOps
7 2 (4.65%) E-business
7 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.65%) Migration
7 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.33%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.33%) ITIL
8 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (65.12%) RPG
2 14 (32.56%) RPG IV
3 13 (30.23%) SQL
4 4 (9.30%) JCL
5 3 (6.98%) Java
5 3 (6.98%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.65%) Jython
6 2 (4.65%) Python
6 2 (4.65%) RPG/400
7 1 (2.33%) C
7 1 (2.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.33%) PowerHA
2 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) IBM
2 5 (11.63%) JD Edwards
3 4 (9.30%) IBM Sterling
4 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.65%) Axway
6 1 (2.33%) HP
6 1 (2.33%) Intel
6 1 (2.33%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.33%) ProCurve
6 1 (2.33%) TIBCO