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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 638 640
Contract jobs citing i5/OS 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.009% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £525 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £525 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9317 11544 11778
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.66% 21.54% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5945 7180 6685
Median daily rate £410 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 576 687 974
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

i5/OS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing i5/OS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing i5/OS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for i5/OS in the UK