Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 349 364 340
Rank change year-on-year +15 -24 +9
Contract jobs citing iSeries 11 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.075% 0.042% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.14% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 13
South East median daily rate £325 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -10.26% +5.76%
10th Percentile £233 £255 £352
90th Percentile £538 £500 £498
England median daily rate £438 £363 £413
% change year-on-year +20.69% -12.12% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South East median hourly rate - - £25.00
England median hourly rate - £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - -20.00% +66.67%

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 4,508 5,154 4,691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.60% 31.02% 30.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,714 2,965 2,653
South East median daily rate £443 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £260 £238 £215
90th Percentile £600 £577 £550
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 246 247
South East median hourly rate £19.87 £32.82 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.47% +87.54% -39.66%
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.50 £11.74
90th Percentile £55.25 £52.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £19.71
% change year-on-year -6.67% +14.18% -2.74%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing iSeries in the South East over the 6 months to 25 June 2019.

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 6 months to 25 June 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
Kent - 5 £245 -
Thames Valley +10 3 £375 +7.14%
Berkshire -11 2 £425 +129.73%
Surrey +21 1 £550 +69.23% 1
Buckinghamshire +19 1 £375 +7.14%
iSeries
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 6 (54.55%) Finance
1 6 (54.55%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (45.45%) SCOM
2 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (45.45%) SunGard
2 5 (45.45%) Control-M
2 5 (45.45%) SLA
2 5 (45.45%) SolarWinds
3 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
4 3 (27.27%) Storage Management
4 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
4 3 (27.27%) IBM
4 3 (27.27%) RPG
5 2 (18.18%) AS400
5 2 (18.18%) Web Services
5 2 (18.18%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) VMware
5 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) Preventative Maintenance
6 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (9.09%) API Testing
6 1 (9.09%) PMO
6 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) LPAR
6 1 (9.09%) Endeca
6 1 (9.09%) Google

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Confluence
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Google Analytics
1 1 (9.09%) IaaS
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) FTP
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) DB2
1 1 (9.09%) Endeca
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
1 1 (9.09%) Synon
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) RPG Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Tester
4 1 (9.09%) AIX Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) AIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) AS400 Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Solaris Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (9.09%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
3 2 (18.18%) AS400
4 1 (9.09%) HACMP
4 1 (9.09%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) AIX
2 1 (9.09%) Solaris
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
2 3 (27.27%) Storage Management
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) API Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Preventative Maintenance
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Software Licensing
4 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) RPG
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) SLA
2 1 (9.09%) PMO
2 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Control-M
1 5 (45.45%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) SolarWinds
1 5 (45.45%) SunGard
2 3 (27.27%) IBM
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Atlassian
4 1 (9.09%) Brocade
4 1 (9.09%) Coremetrics
4 1 (9.09%) Google
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) SAP
4 1 (9.09%) Sun