Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 783 721 723
Rank change year-on-year -62 +2 -6
Contract jobs citing iSeries 101 127 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.100% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.41% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 67 81
UK median daily rate £391 £390 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.32% -8.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £254 £285 £263
90th Percentile £588 £504 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £368 £400
% change year-on-year +4.04% -8.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.11 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +27.37% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £19.11 £15.00
% change year-on-year +122.45% +27.37% +25.00%

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 34,326 31,143 35,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.93% 33.59% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,562 20,203 23,165
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £265 £260 £245
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,073 1,094 1,263
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £20.97 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.91% -0.14% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.40 £50.00 £49.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +10.53% -9.52% +20.14%

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 20 April 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing iSeries over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for iSeries in the UK

iSeries
Top 15 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 20 April 2018. 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 -79 60 £406 +1.56% 11
London -59 39 £400 -9.09% 2
UK excluding London -63 30 £383 +4.04% 10
Midlands -2 8 £400 +18.43% 1
North of England -24 6 £430 +1.18% 1
West Midlands +3 5 £400 +14.12%
Wales -11 5 £383 +53.00% 1
Yorkshire -22 5 £430 -2.27%
Scotland -37 4 £140 -59.73%
East Midlands +6 3 £363 +81.25% 1
South West +5 3 £394 - 1
South East -36 2 £400 +3.23% 2
East of England -3 1 £300 +25.00% 4
North West -22 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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 with a requirement for iSeries.

1 67 (66.34%) AS400
2 34 (33.66%) RPG
3 29 (28.71%) Synon
4 28 (27.72%) IBM
5 27 (26.73%) SQL
6 18 (17.82%) Banking
7 17 (16.83%) Finance
8 13 (12.87%) Windows
9 12 (11.88%) RPG IV
10 11 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (10.89%) Migration
11 9 (8.91%) System Integration Testing
12 8 (7.92%) Microsoft
12 8 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (6.93%) Windows Server
13 7 (6.93%) Scrum
13 7 (6.93%) Mainframe
13 7 (6.93%) Data Centre
13 7 (6.93%) Data Migration
13 7 (6.93%) Retail
13 7 (6.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (5.94%) JIRA
14 6 (5.94%) FTP
14 6 (5.94%) ITIL
14 6 (5.94%) DB2
14 6 (5.94%) SAP
14 6 (5.94%) Translating Business Requirements
15 5 (4.95%) Oracle
15 5 (4.95%) SQL Server
15 5 (4.95%) Active Directory

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 3 (2.97%) MQSeries
1 3 (2.97%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.99%) IIS
2 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.99%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) JDE World
1 3 (2.97%) Misys Midas
2 2 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.98%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.99%) BPCS
3 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.99%) INSURE/90
3 1 (0.99%) Misys Equation
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.98%) Office 365
1 2 (1.98%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.99%) IaaS
2 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.94%) FTP
2 2 (1.98%) DNS
2 2 (1.98%) Extranet
2 2 (1.98%) Firewall
2 2 (1.98%) Network Security
2 2 (1.98%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.98%) Wireless
3 1 (0.99%) DHCP
3 1 (0.99%) Internet
3 1 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.99%) SAN
3 1 (0.99%) SSH
3 1 (0.99%) TACACS
3 1 (0.99%) VLAN
3 1 (0.99%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (5.94%) DB2
3 5 (4.95%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.96%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.98%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (28.71%) Synon
2 6 (5.94%) JIRA
3 1 (0.99%) Selenium
3 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (17.82%) Banking
2 17 (16.83%) Finance
3 7 (6.93%) Retail
4 3 (2.97%) Advertising
5 1 (0.99%) Automotive
5 1 (0.99%) Law
5 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.99%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 53 (52.48%) Developer
2 29 (28.71%) Synon Developer
3 12 (11.88%) Analyst
4 7 (6.93%) AS400 Developer
4 7 (6.93%) Consultant
5 6 (5.94%) Banking Analyst
6 5 (4.95%) Mainframe Analyst
6 5 (4.95%) Mainframe Test Analyst
6 5 (4.95%) Operations Team Leader
6 5 (4.95%) RPG Developer
6 5 (4.95%) Team Leader
6 5 (4.95%) Test Analyst
7 4 (3.96%) Desktop Support
7 4 (3.96%) Support Engineer
8 3 (2.97%) Architect
8 3 (2.97%) Migration Engineer
8 3 (2.97%) Programmer
8 3 (2.97%) RPG Programmer
8 3 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (2.97%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.96%) EDI
2 3 (2.97%) Middleware
2 3 (2.97%) Web Services
3 2 (1.98%) .NET
4 1 (0.99%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.99%) CSS
4 1 (0.99%) Flash
4 1 (0.99%) HTML
4 1 (0.99%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.99%) ISPF
4 1 (0.99%) JSON
4 1 (0.99%) ODBC
4 1 (0.99%) WCF
4 1 (0.99%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.99%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (66.34%) AS400
2 7 (6.93%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.93%) Mainframe
3 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.97%) LPAR
4 3 (2.97%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.98%) Tandem
6 1 (0.99%) Clustering
6 1 (0.99%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.87%) Windows
2 7 (6.93%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.96%) AIX
3 4 (3.96%) Linux
4 3 (2.97%) Unix
5 2 (1.98%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.99%) OpenVMS
6 1 (0.99%) OS/400
6 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.99%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.99%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (10.89%) Migration
2 9 (8.91%) System Integration Testing
3 8 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (6.93%) Data Migration
4 7 (6.93%) Scrum
5 6 (5.94%) ITIL
5 6 (5.94%) Translating Business Requirements
6 5 (4.95%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 5 (4.95%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (3.96%) ERP
7 4 (3.96%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.96%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (2.97%) Data Modelling
8 3 (2.97%) Decision-Making
8 3 (2.97%) Logistics
8 3 (2.97%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (2.97%) System Testing
8 3 (2.97%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 34 (33.66%) RPG
2 27 (26.73%) SQL
3 12 (11.88%) RPG IV
4 3 (2.97%) C
5 2 (1.98%) C++
5 2 (1.98%) R
5 2 (1.98%) RPG III
5 2 (1.98%) RPG/400
6 1 (0.99%) C#
6 1 (0.99%) Java
6 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.99%) JCL
6 1 (0.99%) Perl
6 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (4.95%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.98%) CCNA
3 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.98%) MCSE
4 1 (0.99%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.99%) ACCA
4 1 (0.99%) CIMA
4 1 (0.99%) Degree
4 1 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.99%) MCSA
4 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.98%) SLA
2 1 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.99%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.99%) PMO
2 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.95%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.98%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.98%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.99%) PowerHA
3 1 (0.99%) RACF
3 1 (0.99%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.99%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.99%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (0.99%) SCCM
1 1 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (0.99%) vCenter Server
1 1 (0.99%) WMI
Vendors
1 28 (27.72%) IBM
2 8 (7.92%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.94%) SAP
4 5 (4.95%) JD Edwards
4 5 (4.95%) Oracle
5 4 (3.96%) VMware
6 2 (1.98%) Cisco
6 2 (1.98%) Epicor
6 2 (1.98%) HP
6 2 (1.98%) Informatica
6 2 (1.98%) Kronos
6 2 (1.98%) NetApp
6 2 (1.98%) Teradata
7 1 (0.99%) Avaya
7 1 (0.99%) Citrix
7 1 (0.99%) Dell
7 1 (0.99%) EMC
7 1 (0.99%) Intel
7 1 (0.99%) Misys
7 1 (0.99%) Red Hat