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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM iSeries
England / South East
Rank 233 240 265
Rank change year-on-year +7 +25  
Contract jobs citing iSeries 12 24 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.26% 0.041%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.50% 0.87% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 4
Median daily rate £389 £366 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.14% +3.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £280 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £475 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +10.71% -12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year - +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 2406 2763 2752
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 30.65% 29.97% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1361 1651 1434
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 149 162
Median hourly rate £17.50 £38.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.54% +102.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £13.00 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.22 £60.49 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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
Surrey -1 6 £350 +27.27%
West Sussex +3 5 £388 -5.48% 1
Berkshire +24 2 £425 -
Kent +7 1 £390 +13.04% 1
iSeries
England

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 16 (72.73%) Linux
3 14 (63.64%) Citrix
3 14 (63.64%) VMware
4 12 (54.55%) AS400
5 11 (50.00%) Finance
5 11 (50.00%) DB2
6 10 (45.45%) SQL
7 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
7 9 (40.91%) HP
7 9 (40.91%) IBM
7 9 (40.91%) Tivoli
7 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (40.91%) XenApp
7 9 (40.91%) XenDesktop
8 8 (36.36%) Fat Client
8 8 (36.36%) Thin Client
8 8 (36.36%) Wyse
8 8 (36.36%) Hitachi
9 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
10 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (13.64%) Data Modelling
10 3 (13.64%) SAP
11 2 (9.09%) ITIL
11 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
11 2 (9.09%) Unix
11 2 (9.09%) C
11 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
11 2 (9.09%) SAN
11 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange

iSeries
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Domino
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.55%) QuickPlace
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (4.55%) FTP
2 1 (4.55%) LAN
2 1 (4.55%) MPLS
2 1 (4.55%) SMTP
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) Telnet
2 1 (4.55%) VPN
2 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) DB2
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.55%) Kalido
3 1 (4.55%) MySQL
3 1 (4.55%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.55%) NetBeans
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Back Office
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 2 (9.09%) Architect
2 2 (9.09%) Citrix Analyst
2 2 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
2 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (4.55%) Domino Consultant
3 1 (4.55%) EMC Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) EMC Storage Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) IBM Storage Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) IT Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Lotus Notes Consultant
3 1 (4.55%) Monitoring Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
3 1 (4.55%) SAN Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Operator
3 1 (4.55%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Technical Solutions Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) ODBC
1 1 (4.55%) XML
1 1 (4.55%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 12 (54.55%) AS400
2 8 (36.36%) Fat Client
2 8 (36.36%) Thin Client
3 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
4 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (9.09%) Mainframe
6 1 (4.55%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 16 (72.73%) Linux
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) Unix
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.55%) AIX
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Data Modelling
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL
2 2 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
2 2 (9.09%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.55%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (4.55%) Inmon Methodology
3 1 (4.55%) Invoice Processing
3 1 (4.55%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (4.55%) Planning and Forecasting
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.55%) Project Management
3 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
3 1 (4.55%) Regulatory Compliance
3 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) Service Management
3 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (4.55%) System Testing
3 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
3 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) LotusScript
3 1 (4.55%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.55%) PMBOK
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
1 9 (40.91%) XenApp
1 9 (40.91%) XenDesktop
2 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.55%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Citrix
1 14 (63.64%) VMware
2 9 (40.91%) HP
2 9 (40.91%) IBM
3 8 (36.36%) Hitachi
3 8 (36.36%) Wyse
4 3 (13.64%) SAP
5 2 (9.09%) JD Edwards
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco
6 1 (4.55%) EMC
6 1 (4.55%) Lotus
6 1 (4.55%) NetApp
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle
6 1 (4.55%) Sophos