Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 598 561 561
Rank change year-on-year -37 0 +11
Contract jobs citing iSeries 31 45 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.068% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.27% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 37
London median daily rate £513 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.59% -10.53% +8.57%
10th Percentile £240 £325 £350
90th Percentile £588 £515 £550
England median daily rate £363 £400 £475
% change year-on-year -9.38% -15.79% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
London median hourly rate £20.00 - -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +42.86% -2.78%

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 17,682 16,539 17,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.54% 38.70% 37.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,634 11,735 12,236
London median daily rate £515 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £290
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 225 228
London median hourly rate £23.50 £21.90 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.31% +9.50% -
10th Percentile £13.23 £12.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.68 £55.00
England median hourly rate £21.90 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.50% - +8.11%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -34 11 £481 +2.39% 2
iSeries
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 14 (45.16%) AS400
2 13 (41.94%) Banking
2 13 (41.94%) RPG
3 12 (38.71%) IBM
4 11 (35.48%) Windows
5 9 (29.03%) Finance
5 9 (29.03%) RPG IV
6 8 (25.81%) SQL
7 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (16.13%) Service Delivery
8 5 (16.13%) SWIFT
8 5 (16.13%) MQSeries
8 5 (16.13%) Unix
8 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
8 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
8 5 (16.13%) Translating Business Requirements
8 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
9 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
9 4 (12.90%) IBM Sterling
10 3 (9.68%) General Ledger
10 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
10 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (9.68%) Fund Accounting
10 3 (9.68%) CCNA
10 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (9.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (9.68%) Mainframe
10 3 (9.68%) SAP

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 5 (16.13%) MQSeries
2 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (3.23%) JDE World
1 1 (3.23%) NetSuite
1 1 (3.23%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) DNS
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) FTP
2 1 (3.23%) LAN
2 1 (3.23%) NAS
2 1 (3.23%) PABX
2 1 (3.23%) SAN
2 1 (3.23%) VoIP
2 1 (3.23%) VPN
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) DB2
2 1 (3.23%) Big Data
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) DataStage
2 1 (3.23%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (41.94%) Banking
2 9 (29.03%) Finance
3 3 (9.68%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Developer
2 5 (16.13%) RPG Developer
2 5 (16.13%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Desktop Support
3 4 (12.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Banking Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Lead Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.45%) AS400 Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Operations Team Leader
5 2 (6.45%) Programmer
5 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) RPG Programmer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) ISPF
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (45.16%) AS400
2 5 (16.13%) SWIFT
3 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (9.68%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Unix
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.45%) Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.45%) zOS
4 1 (3.23%) Android
4 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.23%) HPUX
4 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.23%) Solaris
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (16.13%) Service Delivery
2 5 (16.13%) Translating Business Requirements
3 3 (9.68%) Fund Accounting
3 3 (9.68%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (9.68%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
3 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.45%) CRM
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
4 2 (6.45%) Scrum
5 1 (3.23%) B2B
5 1 (3.23%) Cryptography
5 1 (3.23%) ERP
5 1 (3.23%) Migration
5 1 (3.23%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.23%) UML
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) RPG
2 9 (29.03%) RPG IV
3 8 (25.81%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) CCNA
1 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.23%) ACCA
2 1 (3.23%) CIMA
2 1 (3.23%) CISA
2 1 (3.23%) CISSP
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.23%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (3.23%) VirtualBox
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) IBM
2 4 (12.90%) IBM Sterling
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle
3 3 (9.68%) SAP
4 2 (6.45%) Epicor
5 1 (3.23%) Axway
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) Ivanti
5 1 (3.23%) JD Edwards
5 1 (3.23%) Sage
5 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.23%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.23%) Unisys
5 1 (3.23%) VMware