Period
to 24 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited iSeries over the 6 months to 24 November 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
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 797 739 717
Rank change year-on-year -58 -22 -74
Contract jobs citing iSeries 99 147 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.42% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 65 83
UK median daily rate £433 £450 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.89% +18.42% -10.59%
10th Percentile £265 £265 £276
90th Percentile £500 £558 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £500 £350
% change year-on-year -18.00% +42.86% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 10
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -6.25% -1.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -50.00% +23.08%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34732 34740 37265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.70% 33.09% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23048 22773 23696
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 1200 1471
UK median hourly rate £20.63 £20.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +5.13% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing iSeries as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for iSeries in the UK

iSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for iSeries in the UK

iSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing iSeries over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for iSeries in the UK

iSeries
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for iSeries in the UK

iSeries
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
England -54 74 £441 -7.11% 8
London -33 43 £429 -4.72% 2
UK excluding London -5 40 £410 -18.00% 10
South East -6 11 £370 +5.71% 2
North of England +41 8 £450 -10.00% 3
North West +35 7 £450 - 3
Midlands +31 5 £375 - 1
Channel Islands - 5 - -
West Midlands +20 4 £375 - 1
Wales +9 4 £225 -43.75% 1
East of England +1 3 - -
Scotland -14 2 £450 +44.00% 3
Yorkshire +4 1 - -
East Midlands -1 1 - -
South West -3 1 £375 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 with a requirement for iSeries.

1 45 (45.45%) AS400
2 36 (36.36%) RPG
3 26 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (25.25%) SQL
4 25 (25.25%) IBM
5 21 (21.21%) Windows
5 21 (21.21%) Banking
6 18 (18.18%) Finance
7 15 (15.15%) Migration
7 15 (15.15%) RPG IV
8 14 (14.14%) System Integration Testing
8 14 (14.14%) DB2
8 14 (14.14%) Synon
9 13 (13.13%) Linux
10 12 (12.12%) AIX
10 12 (12.12%) Data Centre
10 12 (12.12%) Test Strategy
10 12 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
11 11 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
12 10 (10.10%) JIRA
13 9 (9.09%) PowerHA
13 9 (9.09%) Scrum
14 8 (8.08%) VMware
14 8 (8.08%) Mainframe
14 8 (8.08%) Unix
14 8 (8.08%) Java
15 7 (7.07%) HACMP
15 7 (7.07%) Microsoft
15 7 (7.07%) Clustering

iSeries
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (2.02%) IIS
1 2 (2.02%) MQSeries
1 2 (2.02%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.01%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) JDE World
2 2 (2.02%) Misys Midas
3 1 (1.01%) INSURE/90
3 1 (1.01%) Misys Equation
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.02%) Amazon S3
1 2 (2.02%) Office 365
2 1 (1.01%) IaaS
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.06%) FTP
2 4 (4.04%) Internet
3 3 (3.03%) HTTP
4 1 (1.01%) DHCP
4 1 (1.01%) DNS
4 1 (1.01%) Firewall
4 1 (1.01%) Network Security
4 1 (1.01%) SAN
4 1 (1.01%) SSH
4 1 (1.01%) VLAN
4 1 (1.01%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.14%) DB2
2 5 (5.05%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.04%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.02%) Star Schema
5 1 (1.01%) Power BI
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (14.14%) Synon
2 10 (10.10%) JIRA
3 7 (7.07%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.05%) Eclipse
4 5 (5.05%) JUnit
4 5 (5.05%) Maven
5 2 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.01%) SoapUI
General
1 21 (21.21%) Banking
2 18 (18.18%) Finance
3 4 (4.04%) International Banking
4 3 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.02%) Advertising
5 2 (2.02%) Retail
6 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.01%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 47 (47.47%) Developer
2 13 (13.13%) Analyst
3 12 (12.12%) Synon Developer
4 10 (10.10%) AS400 Developer
4 10 (10.10%) RPG Developer
5 8 (8.08%) Consultant
6 5 (5.05%) Java Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) Java Software Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) Administrator
7 4 (4.04%) JDE Developer
7 4 (4.04%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.03%) AS400 Support
8 3 (3.03%) AS400 Test Analyst
8 3 (3.03%) Banking Analyst
8 3 (3.03%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.03%) Mainframe Analyst
8 3 (3.03%) Mainframe Test Analyst
8 3 (3.03%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.02%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.05%) ISPF
1 5 (5.05%) JAX-RS
1 5 (5.05%) JSON
1 5 (5.05%) Spring
2 4 (4.04%) Middleware
2 4 (4.04%) XML
3 2 (2.02%) JDBC
4 1 (1.01%) .NET
4 1 (1.01%) Flash
4 1 (1.01%) SOAP
4 1 (1.01%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (45.45%) AS400
2 12 (12.12%) Data Centre
3 8 (8.08%) Mainframe
4 7 (7.07%) Clustering
4 7 (7.07%) HACMP
5 6 (6.06%) Tandem
6 4 (4.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.02%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.02%) LPAR
7 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.02%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.02%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.01%) Cybercrime
8 1 (1.01%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.01%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.21%) Windows
2 13 (13.13%) Linux
3 12 (12.12%) AIX
4 8 (8.08%) Unix
5 6 (6.06%) zOS
6 5 (5.05%) Windows Server
6 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.02%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (15.15%) Migration
3 14 (14.14%) System Integration Testing
4 12 (12.12%) Test Strategy
4 12 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
5 11 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
6 9 (9.09%) Scrum
7 7 (7.07%) Test Automation
8 5 (5.05%) B2B
8 5 (5.05%) Data Modelling
8 5 (5.05%) ITIL
8 5 (5.05%) Microservices
8 5 (5.05%) Software Engineering
8 5 (5.05%) Unit Testing
9 4 (4.04%) Cash Management
9 4 (4.04%) Data Migration
9 4 (4.04%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.04%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.03%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 36 (36.36%) RPG
2 25 (25.25%) SQL
3 15 (15.15%) RPG IV
4 8 (8.08%) Java
5 5 (5.05%) JCL
6 4 (4.04%) RPG/400
7 3 (3.03%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.02%) C
8 2 (2.02%) C++
8 2 (2.02%) Jython
8 2 (2.02%) Python
8 2 (2.02%) R
8 2 (2.02%) RPG III
9 1 (1.01%) Perl
9 1 (1.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (7.07%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.03%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.02%) CBAP
4 2 (2.02%) Degree
4 2 (2.02%) IIBA
4 2 (2.02%) ISEB
4 2 (2.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) QA
1 2 (2.02%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.01%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (9.09%) PowerHA
2 7 (7.07%) GPFS
3 5 (5.05%) Time Sharing Option
4 4 (4.04%) Active Directory
5 3 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (2.02%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.02%) XenApp
6 2 (2.02%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.01%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (1.01%) SCCM
1 1 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (1.01%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 25 (25.25%) IBM
2 8 (8.08%) VMware
3 7 (7.07%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.06%) JD Edwards
5 5 (5.05%) Citrix
5 5 (5.05%) IBM Sterling
6 4 (4.04%) Cisco
6 4 (4.04%) Oracle
7 3 (3.03%) Axway
7 3 (3.03%) HP
7 3 (3.03%) Informatica
7 3 (3.03%) Teradata
8 2 (2.02%) NetApp
8 2 (2.02%) Remedy
8 2 (2.02%) Wyse
9 1 (1.01%) Avaya
9 1 (1.01%) EMC
9 1 (1.01%) Intel
9 1 (1.01%) Misys
9 1 (1.01%) Red Hat