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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 549 586 563
Rank change year-on-year +37 -23  
Contract jobs citing iSeries 53 57 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.32% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 41
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £550 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £431 £380
% change year-on-year +3.18% +13.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £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 15514 17930 17779
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.14% 33.32% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10087 11763 11122
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 588 656
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +17.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.39 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing iSeries as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 29 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +27 43 £425 -5.55% 6
London +9 25 £425 -10.52% 1
City of London +3 7 £425 -
North West +28 6 £545 -
Jersey - 6 - -
Channel Islands - 6 - -
South East -6 5 £500 +21.21% 1
West Sussex +16 3 £370 -22.10%
Cambridgeshire +5 3 £230 -48.88%
East of England -4 3 £230 -48.88% 2
Preston - 3 £545 -
Lancashire - 3 £545 -
Scotland +33 2 £400 -3.03%
Glasgow +7 2 £400 +23.07%
Cheshire - 2 - -
Berkshire +18 1 £500 +53.84%
West Midlands +15 1 - - 1
Manchester +12 1 - -
Slough +6 1 £500 +66.66%
Crawley +1 1 £370 -22.10%
Kent -1 1 £530 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £445 - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £445 - 1
County Antrim - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 60 (45.80%) Windows
2 46 (35.11%) Unix
3 44 (33.59%) IBM
4 43 (32.82%) AS400
4 43 (32.82%) Finance
5 40 (30.53%) Banking
6 33 (25.19%) Linux
7 32 (24.43%) SQL
8 28 (21.37%) Tandem
9 27 (20.61%) zOS
10 24 (18.32%) VMware
11 21 (16.03%) JCL
11 21 (16.03%) DB2
11 21 (16.03%) B2B
11 21 (16.03%) IBM Sterling
11 21 (16.03%) ISPF
11 21 (16.03%) Time Sharing Option
12 20 (15.27%) Java
12 20 (15.27%) Service Delivery
13 19 (14.50%) FTP
13 19 (14.50%) Axway
14 18 (13.74%) WebSphere
14 18 (13.74%) Middleware
15 16 (12.21%) Mainframe
15 16 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (11.45%) Microsoft
16 15 (11.45%) RPG
17 14 (10.69%) Citrix
18 13 (9.92%) Oracle
18 13 (9.92%) SQL Server

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 18 (13.74%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.82%) IBM Domino
2 5 (3.82%) MQSeries
2 5 (3.82%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.05%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.53%) Apache
4 2 (1.53%) IIS
4 2 (1.53%) nginx
4 2 (1.53%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.53%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.53%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (1.53%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.76%) FileNet
5 1 (0.76%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 8 (6.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Maximo
2 1 (0.76%) BPCS
2 1 (0.76%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.53%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (1.53%) GitHub
3 1 (0.76%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.50%) FTP
2 6 (4.58%) TACACS
3 5 (3.82%) SAN
4 4 (3.05%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (3.05%) Network Security
4 4 (3.05%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.53%) Firewall
5 2 (1.53%) HTTP
5 2 (1.53%) LAN
5 2 (1.53%) MPLS
5 2 (1.53%) SSH
5 2 (1.53%) SSL
5 2 (1.53%) VPN
5 2 (1.53%) WAN
6 1 (0.76%) BGP
6 1 (0.76%) DNS
6 1 (0.76%) Internet
6 1 (0.76%) IPsec
6 1 (0.76%) IPv4
6 1 (0.76%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.03%) DB2
2 13 (9.92%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.53%) MySQL
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (8.40%) JIRA
2 10 (7.63%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.63%) JUnit
2 10 (7.63%) Maven
3 8 (6.11%) Eclipse
4 4 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (3.05%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.05%) Subversion
5 2 (1.53%) Synon
5 2 (1.53%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.76%) SoapUI
General
1 43 (32.82%) Finance
2 40 (30.53%) Banking
3 8 (6.11%) International Banking
4 5 (3.82%) Retail
5 4 (3.05%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.05%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.29%) Advertising
6 3 (2.29%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.53%) Law
7 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.76%) Automotive
8 1 (0.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (17.56%) Developer
2 20 (15.27%) Analyst
3 13 (9.92%) Consultant
4 9 (6.87%) Infrastructure Manager
5 8 (6.11%) Administrator
5 8 (6.11%) Java Engineer
5 8 (6.11%) Java Software Engineer
5 8 (6.11%) Software Engineer
6 7 (5.34%) Architect
7 6 (4.58%) Java Developer
7 6 (4.58%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.82%) AS400 Developer
8 5 (3.82%) AS400 Operator
8 5 (3.82%) E-Commerce Tester
8 5 (3.82%) Manual Tester
8 5 (3.82%) Programmer
8 5 (3.82%) Tester
9 4 (3.05%) RPG Programmer
9 4 (3.05%) Security Analyst
9 4 (3.05%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.03%) ISPF
2 18 (13.74%) Middleware
3 10 (7.63%) Spring
4 8 (6.11%) JAX-RS
4 8 (6.11%) JSON
5 6 (4.58%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (2.29%) XML
7 2 (1.53%) EDI
7 2 (1.53%) JDBC
7 2 (1.53%) JPA
7 2 (1.53%) LAMP
7 2 (1.53%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.76%) .NET
8 1 (0.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (32.82%) AS400
2 28 (21.37%) Tandem
3 16 (12.21%) Mainframe
4 13 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (8.40%) Data Centre
6 8 (6.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (3.82%) Fat Client
7 5 (3.82%) Thin Client
8 4 (3.05%) Clustering
8 4 (3.05%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (3.05%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.53%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.76%) BYOD
10 1 (0.76%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.76%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.76%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 60 (45.80%) Windows
2 46 (35.11%) Unix
3 33 (25.19%) Linux
4 27 (20.61%) zOS
5 8 (6.11%) AIX
6 7 (5.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (4.58%) OpenVMS
7 6 (4.58%) Windows Server
8 4 (3.05%) OS/400
9 3 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.03%) B2B
2 20 (15.27%) Service Delivery
3 16 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (9.16%) ITIL
4 12 (9.16%) Service Management
5 10 (7.63%) Migration
6 9 (6.87%) Test Automation
7 8 (6.11%) Cash Management
7 8 (6.11%) E-Commerce
7 8 (6.11%) Microservices
7 8 (6.11%) Scrum
7 8 (6.11%) SIEM
7 8 (6.11%) Software Engineering
7 8 (6.11%) Unit Testing
8 7 (5.34%) People Management
9 6 (4.58%) Coaching
9 6 (4.58%) Incident Management
9 6 (4.58%) Mentoring
9 6 (4.58%) Security Operations
9 6 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (24.43%) SQL
2 21 (16.03%) JCL
3 20 (15.27%) Java
4 15 (11.45%) RPG
5 6 (4.58%) RPG IV
6 5 (3.82%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.05%) Python
8 2 (1.53%) Jython
8 2 (1.53%) RPG/400
8 2 (1.53%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.76%) C
9 1 (0.76%) COBOL
9 1 (0.76%) Lisp
9 1 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (3.82%) ISEB
2 2 (1.53%) GCIH
2 2 (1.53%) GIAC
3 1 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.34%) SLA
2 6 (4.58%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.76%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.76%) PMO
3 1 (0.76%) SEPA
System Software
1 21 (16.03%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (4.58%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.58%) RACF
2 6 (4.58%) XenApp
2 6 (4.58%) XenDesktop
3 5 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.53%) Corosync
5 2 (1.53%) Docker
5 2 (1.53%) vCloud
5 2 (1.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (5.34%) Tivoli
2 4 (3.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (3.05%) Puppet
2 4 (3.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.53%) Ansible
3 2 (1.53%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.53%) Pacemaker
3 2 (1.53%) Rundeck
3 2 (1.53%) SCCM
3 2 (1.53%) Terraform
3 2 (1.53%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (33.59%) IBM
2 24 (18.32%) VMware
3 21 (16.03%) IBM Sterling
4 19 (14.50%) Axway
5 15 (11.45%) Microsoft
6 14 (10.69%) Citrix
7 13 (9.92%) Oracle
8 9 (6.87%) Cisco
9 8 (6.11%) Avaya
9 8 (6.11%) SAP
10 7 (5.34%) HP
11 5 (3.82%) Palo Alto
11 5 (3.82%) Wyse
12 3 (2.29%) Hitachi
12 3 (2.29%) JD Edwards
12 3 (2.29%) NetApp
12 3 (2.29%) ServiceNow
13 2 (1.53%) CyberArk
14 1 (0.76%) IFS
14 1 (0.76%) MAPICS
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