Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 747 754 746
Rank change year-on-year +7 -8 -78
Contract jobs citing iSeries 94 148 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.41% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 73 66
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £240 £290 £271
90th Percentile £509 £560 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £419 £390
% change year-on-year -15.16% +7.37% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +11.11% -44.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -

iSeries is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 31970 35976 36234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.37% 33.17% 31.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 20886 23566 22629
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £265 £253 £238
90th Percentile £644 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 972 1202 1411
UK median hourly rate £21.28 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.31% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.24 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +13.51% -7.50%

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 21 August 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 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 21 August 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 -11 76 £400 -15.79% 10
UK excluding London +25 46 £355 -15.16% 8
London +3 44 £425 -10.53% 2
South East -1 9 £390 -8.24% 3
North of England +58 8 £360 -28.00% 3
North West +36 8 £360 -
Channel Islands - 8 - -
Midlands +31 6 £351 +7.85% 1
Scotland +21 5 £348 +15.88%
East of England -6 5 £230 -48.89%
West Midlands +41 4 £450 +38.54% 1
Wales - 3 £250 -
East Midlands -12 2 £200 -38.46%
South West +3 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 36 (38.30%) IBM
2 34 (36.17%) AS400
3 33 (35.11%) Windows
4 26 (27.66%) Banking
5 22 (23.40%) Unix
5 22 (23.40%) Finance
6 20 (21.28%) Java
7 19 (20.21%) zOS
8 17 (18.09%) DB2
8 17 (18.09%) Linux
9 16 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (15.96%) IBM Sterling
10 15 (15.96%) ISPF
10 15 (15.96%) Tandem
10 15 (15.96%) Time Sharing Option
10 15 (15.96%) SQL
10 15 (15.96%) JCL
10 15 (15.96%) B2B
11 13 (13.83%) FTP
11 13 (13.83%) Oracle
11 13 (13.83%) Axway
12 12 (12.77%) Middleware
13 11 (11.70%) VMware
13 11 (11.70%) WebSphere
13 11 (11.70%) JIRA
14 10 (10.64%) Spring
14 10 (10.64%) Maven
14 10 (10.64%) Git (software)
14 10 (10.64%) Test Automation
14 10 (10.64%) Mainframe

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 11 (11.70%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.32%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.13%) Apache
4 2 (2.13%) IIS
4 2 (2.13%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.13%) nginx
4 2 (2.13%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.13%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (2.13%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.06%) FileNet
5 1 (1.06%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Maximo
2 1 (1.06%) BPCS
2 1 (1.06%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.13%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (2.13%) GitHub
3 1 (1.06%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.83%) FTP
2 4 (4.26%) SAN
3 3 (3.19%) HTTP
4 2 (2.13%) Internet
4 2 (2.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.09%) DB2
2 8 (8.51%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.13%) MySQL
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (11.70%) JIRA
2 10 (10.64%) Git (software)
2 10 (10.64%) JUnit
2 10 (10.64%) Maven
3 8 (8.51%) Eclipse
4 4 (4.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (4.26%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.26%) Subversion
4 4 (4.26%) Synon
5 2 (2.13%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.13%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (27.66%) Banking
2 22 (23.40%) Finance
3 7 (7.45%) International Banking
4 4 (4.26%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.26%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.19%) Advertising
6 1 (1.06%) Automotive
6 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (17.02%) Developer
2 13 (13.83%) Consultant
3 12 (12.77%) Analyst
4 10 (10.64%) Administrator
5 8 (8.51%) Java Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) Java Software Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) Software Engineer
6 6 (6.38%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.32%) E-Commerce Tester
7 5 (5.32%) Manual Tester
7 5 (5.32%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.32%) Tester
8 4 (4.26%) Architect
8 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (4.26%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.19%) AS400 Support
9 3 (3.19%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (3.19%) Investment Banking Java Developer
9 3 (3.19%) IT Analyst
9 3 (3.19%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.96%) ISPF
2 12 (12.77%) Middleware
3 10 (10.64%) Spring
4 8 (8.51%) JAX-RS
4 8 (8.51%) JSON
5 5 (5.32%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (5.32%) XML
6 2 (2.13%) .NET
6 2 (2.13%) JDBC
6 2 (2.13%) JPA
6 2 (2.13%) LAMP
6 2 (2.13%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (2.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (36.17%) AS400
2 15 (15.96%) Tandem
3 10 (10.64%) Mainframe
4 7 (7.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.32%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.13%) Clustering
6 2 (2.13%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.13%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.13%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.06%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.06%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.06%) LPAR
7 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.06%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (35.11%) Windows
2 22 (23.40%) Unix
3 19 (20.21%) zOS
4 17 (18.09%) Linux
5 8 (8.51%) AIX
6 5 (5.32%) Windows Server
7 4 (4.26%) OS/400
7 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (15.96%) B2B
3 10 (10.64%) Test Automation
4 8 (8.51%) E-Commerce
4 8 (8.51%) Microservices
4 8 (8.51%) Migration
4 8 (8.51%) Software Engineering
4 8 (8.51%) Unit Testing
5 7 (7.45%) Cash Management
5 7 (7.45%) Scrum
5 7 (7.45%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.32%) ITIL
7 4 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (4.26%) DevOps
7 4 (4.26%) Manual Testing
7 4 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (3.19%) ERP
8 3 (3.19%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.19%) Project Management
8 3 (3.19%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.28%) Java
2 15 (15.96%) JCL
2 15 (15.96%) SQL
3 10 (10.64%) RPG
4 5 (5.32%) Bash Shell
4 5 (5.32%) RPG IV
5 4 (4.26%) Python
6 3 (3.19%) RPG/400
7 2 (2.13%) Jython
7 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.06%) COBOL
8 1 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (5.32%) ISEB
2 2 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) QA
2 2 (2.13%) SLA
3 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.06%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (15.96%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.19%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.13%) Corosync
4 2 (2.13%) Docker
4 2 (2.13%) vCloud
4 2 (2.13%) vSphere
4 2 (2.13%) XenApp
4 2 (2.13%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (4.26%) Puppet
1 4 (4.26%) Tivoli
1 4 (4.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.13%) Ansible
2 2 (2.13%) HAProxy
2 2 (2.13%) Pacemaker
2 2 (2.13%) Rundeck
2 2 (2.13%) Terraform
2 2 (2.13%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (38.30%) IBM
2 15 (15.96%) IBM Sterling
3 13 (13.83%) Axway
3 13 (13.83%) Oracle
4 11 (11.70%) VMware
5 9 (9.57%) Microsoft
6 8 (8.51%) Citrix
7 6 (6.38%) SAP
8 3 (3.19%) Cisco
9 2 (2.13%) CyberArk
9 2 (2.13%) HP
9 2 (2.13%) NetApp
9 2 (2.13%) Wyse
10 1 (1.06%) Avaya
10 1 (1.06%) Cadence
10 1 (1.06%) IFS
10 1 (1.06%) Infor
10 1 (1.06%) MAPICS
10 1 (1.06%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.06%) Teradata