Period
to 13 November 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited iSeries over the 6 months to 13 November 2019 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 > South East
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 342 366 359
Rank change year-on-year +24 -7 -5
Contract jobs citing iSeries 6 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.044% 0.10% 0.066%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.33% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 5
South East median daily rate £338 £325 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% -12.16% +5.71%
10th Percentile £285 £325 £275
90th Percentile £370 £436 £527
England median daily rate £500 £350 £450
% change year-on-year +42.86% -22.22% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
South East median hourly rate - - £25.00
England median hourly rate - - £25.00

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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 4,126 5,167 4,915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.13% 31.06% 29.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,372 3,114 2,845
South East median daily rate £431 £426 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +6.56% -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £213
90th Percentile £606 £585 £563
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 203 246
South East median hourly rate £31.00 £23.50 £19.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.91% +21.65% -12.19%
10th Percentile £12.28 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £74.88 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25% -

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing iSeries as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for iSeries in the South East

iSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for iSeries in the South East

iSeries
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 iSeries in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for iSeries in the South East

iSeries
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the South East region over the 6 months to 13 November 2019. 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
Thames Valley +27 4 £375 +7.14% 2
Buckinghamshire +17 4 £375 +3.45% 2
Surrey +32 2 £300 -7.69%
iSeries
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 3 (50.00%) OS/400
1 3 (50.00%) Synon
1 3 (50.00%) AS400
1 3 (50.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (50.00%) High Availability
1 3 (50.00%) GDPR
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) RPG
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) RPG IV
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis

iSeries
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Synon
General
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) AS400 Developer
2 1 (16.67%) AS400 Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) RPG
1 1 (16.67%) RPG IV
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) GDPR
1 3 (50.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) IBM