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 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM iSeries
England / London
Rank 378 384 402
Rank change year-on-year +6 +18  
Contract jobs citing iSeries 30 36 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.16% 0.048%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 0.48% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 6
Median daily rate £440 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +42.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £335 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £510 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25%  
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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 6697 7571 7360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 35.16% 34.45% 35.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4647 5371 5011
Median daily rate £500 £475 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.40% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 113 138
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.23 £19.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.00% +0.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.76 £12.30 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -36.66% +62.16%  

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 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
City of London -3 5 £520 +9.47%
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
iSeries
England

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 30 (55.56%) Windows
2 27 (50.00%) Unix
3 26 (48.15%) Banking
4 25 (46.30%) SQL
5 23 (42.59%) Tandem
6 20 (37.04%) Finance
7 17 (31.48%) IBM
8 15 (27.78%) AS400
9 14 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (24.07%) RPG
10 13 (24.07%) Linux
11 12 (22.22%) OpenVMS
11 12 (22.22%) RACF
11 12 (22.22%) TACACS
11 12 (22.22%) Mentoring
11 12 (22.22%) Coaching
11 12 (22.22%) SIEM
11 12 (22.22%) RPG IV
12 11 (20.37%) Security Operations
12 11 (20.37%) zOS
13 10 (18.52%) JCL
13 10 (18.52%) TCP/IP
13 10 (18.52%) B2B
13 10 (18.52%) DB2
13 10 (18.52%) IBM Sterling
13 10 (18.52%) ISPF
13 10 (18.52%) Network Security
13 10 (18.52%) Time Sharing Option
14 9 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
14 9 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement

iSeries
Top Related 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 6 (11.11%) MQSeries
2 3 (5.56%) JBoss
3 2 (3.70%) Apache
3 2 (3.70%) nginx
3 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Misys Equation
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (3.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.22%) TACACS
2 10 (18.52%) Network Security
2 10 (18.52%) TCP/IP
3 9 (16.67%) FTP
4 8 (14.81%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (5.56%) Firewall
6 2 (3.70%) BGP
6 2 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (3.70%) DNS
6 2 (3.70%) FabricPath
6 2 (3.70%) IPsec
6 2 (3.70%) IPv4
6 2 (3.70%) IPv6
6 2 (3.70%) LAN
6 2 (3.70%) MPLS
6 2 (3.70%) OSPF
6 2 (3.70%) TRILL
6 2 (3.70%) VPN
6 2 (3.70%) WAN
7 1 (1.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) DB2
2 2 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (3.70%) MySQL
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.70%) Subversion
1 2 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (48.15%) Banking
2 20 (37.04%) Finance
3 4 (7.41%) Law
4 2 (3.70%) Back Office
4 2 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.85%) Advertising
5 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (33.33%) Developer
2 11 (20.37%) Analyst
3 10 (18.52%) AS400 Developer
4 8 (14.81%) Security Analyst
4 8 (14.81%) SOC Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) RPG Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (3.70%) Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Data Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Data Migration Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Incident Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Migration Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Migration Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Network Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Network Designer
7 2 (3.70%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Senior AS400 Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.52%) ISPF
2 8 (14.81%) Middleware
3 2 (3.70%) LAMP
3 2 (3.70%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.85%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 23 (42.59%) Tandem
2 15 (27.78%) AS400
3 14 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (11.11%) Data Centre
6 5 (9.26%) SWIFT
7 4 (7.41%) Clustering
7 4 (7.41%) Mainframe
8 2 (3.70%) Derivative
8 2 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (3.70%) Fixed Income
8 2 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.85%) Credit Risk
9 1 (1.85%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 30 (55.56%) Windows
2 27 (50.00%) Unix
3 13 (24.07%) Linux
4 12 (22.22%) OpenVMS
5 11 (20.37%) zOS
6 4 (7.41%) AIX
7 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.85%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) Coaching
1 12 (22.22%) Mentoring
1 12 (22.22%) SIEM
2 11 (20.37%) Security Operations
3 10 (18.52%) B2B
4 9 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (14.81%) Information Security
6 7 (12.96%) Incident Management
7 5 (9.26%) Change Management
7 5 (9.26%) Migration
7 5 (9.26%) SDLC
7 5 (9.26%) Service Delivery
8 4 (7.41%) Service Management
9 3 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (5.56%) Problem Management
9 3 (5.56%) Unit Testing
10 2 (3.70%) Attack Monitoring
10 2 (3.70%) Network Architecture
10 2 (3.70%) Security Monitoring
10 2 (3.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 25 (46.30%) SQL
2 13 (24.07%) RPG
3 12 (22.22%) RPG IV
4 10 (18.52%) JCL
5 5 (9.26%) Java
6 4 (7.41%) RPG/400
7 3 (5.56%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.70%) Lisp
8 2 (3.70%) Python
9 1 (1.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) GCIH
1 2 (3.70%) GIAC
2 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.85%) SEPA
System Software
1 12 (22.22%) RACF
2 10 (18.52%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (3.70%) Corosync
3 2 (3.70%) Docker
3 2 (3.70%) vCloud
3 2 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) Dollar Universe
1 3 (5.56%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (3.70%) Ansible
2 2 (3.70%) HAProxy
2 2 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.70%) Pacemaker
2 2 (3.70%) Puppet
2 2 (3.70%) Rundeck
2 2 (3.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (31.48%) IBM
2 10 (18.52%) IBM Sterling
3 9 (16.67%) Axway
4 7 (12.96%) VMware
5 6 (11.11%) Oracle
6 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
7 3 (5.56%) Misys
8 2 (3.70%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.70%) Cisco
8 2 (3.70%) HP
8 2 (3.70%) Juniper
8 2 (3.70%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.85%) IFS
9 1 (1.85%) SAP
9 1 (1.85%) Sun
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