Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 24 November 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
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 885 887
Contract jobs citing i5/OS 0 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.001% 0.006%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.004% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
UK median daily rate - - £525
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £588
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

i5/OS is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 21544 22516 24506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.90% 21.44% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13698 14183 14429
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.07% +8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1293 1311 1957
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year +6.45% -4.08% +4.26%

i5/OS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing i5/OS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for i5/OS in the UK

i5/OS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for i5/OS in the UK

i5/OS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for i5/OS in the UK