Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 771 733 715
Rank change year-on-year -38 -18 -79
Contract jobs citing iSeries 90 154 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.43% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 70 84
UK median daily rate £448 £450 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.56% +28.11% -17.35%
10th Percentile £244 £278 £263
90th Percentile £499 £563 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £431 £350
% change year-on-year -2.03% +23.21% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 10
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +41.18% -34.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -52.94% +30.77%

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 33378 35433 36676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.59% 33.26% 32.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 22022 23249 23185
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £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 1000 1195 1439
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +5.26% +1.60%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.62 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.96 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.12 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -4.19% +16.67% -2.33%

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 18 October 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 13 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 18 October 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 -17 71 £450 -4.00% 4
London -23 42 £475 +4.11%
UK excluding London -17 39 £423 -2.03% 5
South East +3 11 £370 +5.71% 2
North of England +62 8 £450 -10.00% 1
North West +41 8 £450 - 1
East of England -10 6 £230 -48.89%
Channel Islands - 6 - -
Scotland +1 3 £425 +36.00% 1
Wales -4 2 £329 -17.81%
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
West Midlands +27 1 - -
Midlands +22 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 37 (41.11%) AS400
2 28 (31.11%) RPG
3 26 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (24.44%) IBM
5 21 (23.33%) Windows
6 17 (18.89%) Finance
7 16 (17.78%) Banking
8 15 (16.67%) RPG IV
9 14 (15.56%) Migration
9 14 (15.56%) DB2
10 13 (14.44%) SQL
10 13 (14.44%) Linux
11 12 (13.33%) Unix
11 12 (13.33%) Java
11 12 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (13.33%) Test Strategy
11 12 (13.33%) Data Centre
12 11 (12.22%) System Integration Testing
12 11 (12.22%) Translating Business Requirements
12 11 (12.22%) Scenario Testing
13 10 (11.11%) AIX
13 10 (11.11%) zOS
14 9 (10.00%) JIRA
15 8 (8.89%) Spring
15 8 (8.89%) Maven
15 8 (8.89%) Git (software)
15 8 (8.89%) PowerHA
15 8 (8.89%) VMware
15 8 (8.89%) Tandem
15 8 (8.89%) JUnit

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 4 (4.44%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.22%) IIS
2 2 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.11%) FileNet
3 1 (1.11%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.11%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) JDE World
2 2 (2.22%) Maximo
3 1 (1.11%) Misys Equation
3 1 (1.11%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.22%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) FTP
2 3 (3.33%) HTTP
2 3 (3.33%) Internet
3 2 (2.22%) SAN
4 1 (1.11%) DHCP
4 1 (1.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.56%) DB2
2 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.11%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (10.00%) JIRA
2 8 (8.89%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.89%) JUnit
2 8 (8.89%) Maven
3 7 (7.78%) Synon
4 6 (6.67%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.22%) Subversion
6 1 (1.11%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (18.89%) Finance
2 16 (17.78%) Banking
3 5 (5.56%) International Banking
4 3 (3.33%) Advertising
4 3 (3.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (35.56%) Developer
2 10 (11.11%) RPG Developer
3 9 (10.00%) Analyst
4 7 (7.78%) Consultant
5 6 (6.67%) Administrator
5 6 (6.67%) Java Engineer
5 6 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
5 6 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) Synon Developer
7 4 (4.44%) AS400 Developer
7 4 (4.44%) JDE Developer
8 3 (3.33%) Architect
8 3 (3.33%) AS400 Support
8 3 (3.33%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.33%) E-Commerce Tester
8 3 (3.33%) Manual Tester
8 3 (3.33%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.33%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.33%) Tester
9 2 (2.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.89%) Spring
2 7 (7.78%) ISPF
3 6 (6.67%) JAX-RS
3 6 (6.67%) JSON
3 6 (6.67%) Middleware
4 4 (4.44%) XML
5 2 (2.22%) JDBC
5 2 (2.22%) JPA
6 1 (1.11%) .NET
6 1 (1.11%) SOAP
6 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (41.11%) AS400
2 12 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 8 (8.89%) Tandem
4 7 (7.78%) Clustering
4 7 (7.78%) HACMP
5 6 (6.67%) Mainframe
6 5 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.22%) Fat Client
8 2 (2.22%) Public Cloud
8 2 (2.22%) Thin Client
9 1 (1.11%) Cybercrime
9 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.11%) FMCG
9 1 (1.11%) LPAR
9 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.11%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 21 (23.33%) Windows
2 13 (14.44%) Linux
3 12 (13.33%) Unix
4 10 (11.11%) AIX
4 10 (11.11%) zOS
5 5 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.22%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (15.56%) Migration
3 12 (13.33%) Test Strategy
3 12 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (12.22%) Scenario Testing
4 11 (12.22%) System Integration Testing
4 11 (12.22%) Translating Business Requirements
5 7 (7.78%) B2B
5 7 (7.78%) Test Automation
6 6 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 6 (6.67%) Microservices
6 6 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 6 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 6 (6.67%) Unit Testing
7 5 (5.56%) Cash Management
7 5 (5.56%) Scrum
8 4 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (3.33%) Manual Testing
9 3 (3.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.11%) RPG
2 15 (16.67%) RPG IV
3 13 (14.44%) SQL
4 12 (13.33%) Java
5 7 (7.78%) JCL
6 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.22%) Jython
6 2 (2.22%) Python
6 2 (2.22%) RPG/400
6 2 (2.22%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.11%) Perl
7 1 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 6 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.56%) ISEB
3 2 (2.22%) CBAP
3 2 (2.22%) Degree
3 2 (2.22%) IIBA
3 2 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) SLA
3 1 (1.11%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.11%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (8.89%) PowerHA
2 7 (7.78%) GPFS
2 7 (7.78%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (3.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.22%) XenApp
4 2 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.22%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (24.44%) IBM
2 8 (8.89%) VMware
3 7 (7.78%) IBM Sterling
4 6 (6.67%) Citrix
4 6 (6.67%) JD Edwards
5 5 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 4 (4.44%) Axway
6 4 (4.44%) Cisco
7 3 (3.33%) Oracle
7 3 (3.33%) SAP
8 2 (2.22%) HP
8 2 (2.22%) Remedy
8 2 (2.22%) Wyse
9 1 (1.11%) Avaya
9 1 (1.11%) Informatica
9 1 (1.11%) Misys
9 1 (1.11%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.11%) SunGard
9 1 (1.11%) Symantec
9 1 (1.11%) TIBCO