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 3 months to 22 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 / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 253 247
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6  
Contract jobs citing iSeries 5 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.064% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.66% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 17
Median daily rate £500 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £325 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £413 £410
% change year-on-year +7.87% +0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
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 South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2217 2742 2965
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.54% 30.39% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1271 1636 1598
Median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.02% +3.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 140 131
Median hourly rate £20.00 £29.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.20% +84.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £18.69
% change year-on-year +9.89% +21.72%  

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing iSeries in the South East over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 22 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
West Sussex +16 3 £370 -22.10%
Berkshire +15 1 £500 +53.84%
Kent - 1 £530 -
iSeries
England

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

1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Linux
3 9 (52.94%) AS400
4 8 (47.06%) Finance
4 8 (47.06%) VMware
4 8 (47.06%) Citrix
4 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (35.29%) XenApp
5 6 (35.29%) XenDesktop
5 6 (35.29%) HP
6 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
6 5 (29.41%) Thin Client
6 5 (29.41%) Wyse
6 5 (29.41%) Fat Client
7 4 (23.53%) IBM
7 4 (23.53%) SQL
8 3 (17.65%) DB2
8 3 (17.65%) SAP
8 3 (17.65%) Data Modelling
8 3 (17.65%) Cisco
8 3 (17.65%) Hitachi
8 3 (17.65%) Tivoli
8 3 (17.65%) Logical Data Model
8 3 (17.65%) Physical Data Model
8 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
8 3 (17.65%) JD Edwards
9 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (11.76%) Patch Management
9 2 (11.76%) Converged Infrastructure

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 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) MPLS
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
1 1 (5.88%) VPN
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) DB2
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Back Office
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) IT Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) IT Operations Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) AS400 Operator
4 1 (5.88%) EMC Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.88%) IT Auditor
4 1 (5.88%) Network Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) SAN Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior IT Auditor
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Storage Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) AS400
2 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
3 5 (29.41%) Fat Client
3 5 (29.41%) Thin Client
4 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.88%) BYOD
5 1 (5.88%) Cybercrime
5 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
5 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Linux
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
5 2 (11.76%) Unix
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Data Modelling
1 3 (17.65%) Logical Data Model
1 3 (17.65%) Physical Data Model
2 2 (11.76%) Converged Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) Patch Management
2 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Analytics
3 1 (5.88%) Data Management
3 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.88%) ERP
3 1 (5.88%) Information Security
3 1 (5.88%) Internal Audit
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Master Data Management
3 1 (5.88%) PLM
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C
2 1 (5.88%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) PMBOK
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) XenApp
1 6 (35.29%) XenDesktop
2 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Citrix
1 8 (47.06%) VMware
2 6 (35.29%) HP
3 5 (29.41%) Wyse
4 4 (23.53%) IBM
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco
5 3 (17.65%) Hitachi
5 3 (17.65%) JD Edwards
5 3 (17.65%) SAP
6 1 (5.88%) EMC
6 1 (5.88%) NetApp