The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 26 June 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 / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 164 148
Rank change year-on-year +28 -16  
Contract jobs citing iSeries 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.20% 0.027% 0.054%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.64% 0.085% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £545 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -1.11% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 941 1174 941
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.92% 31.30% 25.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 698 543
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £261 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £536 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 54 55
Median hourly rate £30.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.89% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £47.39 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

iSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for iSeries in the North West

iSeries
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for iSeries in the North West

iSeries
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Lancashire - 3 £545 -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Manchester +13 1 - -
iSeries
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 North West region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 8 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (62.50%) AS400
2 5 (62.50%) Unix
2 5 (62.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) DB2
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) AIX
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (37.50%) Tivoli
4 3 (37.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) SAN
4 3 (37.50%) zOS
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Maximo
4 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
4 3 (37.50%) SAP
4 3 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (25.00%) Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (25.00%) Puppet
5 2 (25.00%) WebLogic Portal

iSeries
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 8 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (25.00%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) DB2
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) AS400
2 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) AIX
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) zOS
3 2 (25.00%) OS/400
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Tivoli
1 3 (37.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
1 3 (37.50%) SAP
1 3 (37.50%) VMware