The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for i5/OS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited i5/OS over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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 i5/OS
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 265 -
Contract jobs citing i5/OS 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.011% -
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.042% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £525 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £525 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

i5/OS is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1713 2356 2358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 21.77% 25.21% 23.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1003 1446 1158
Median daily rate £400 £366 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.21% +4.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 164 220
Median hourly rate £14.75 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.36% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

i5/OS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing i5/OS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for i5/OS in the South East

i5/OS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing i5/OS in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for i5/OS in the South East

i5/OS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing i5/OS in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for i5/OS in the South East