Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 812 710 744
Rank change year-on-year -102 +34 -24
Contract jobs citing iSeries 71 131 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.42% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 78 75
UK median daily rate £383 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.38% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £263
90th Percentile £503 £503 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £379 £375
% change year-on-year - +1.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.67% -16.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +66.67% +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 33,846 31,314 36,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.76% 34.19% 33.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,101 20,303 23,628
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +1.25% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,052 1,093 1,200
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -2.38% +13.51%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +16.22% -11.90% +20.00%

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 June 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
Top 14 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 June 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 -119 41 £363 -12.12% 17
UK excluding London -82 24 £379 - 10
London -76 23 £400 -7.51% 9
South East -36 7 £350 -10.26% 3
Midlands -22 4 £425 +25.83% 2
Wales -9 3 £383 +10.07%
Yorkshire -26 3 £325 -26.14% 1
North of England -36 3 £325 -23.53% 2
South West +4 2 £413 -
East Midlands 0 2 £363 +81.25% 1
East of England -2 2 £338 +46.74% 1
West Midlands -22 2 £425 +21.26% 1
Scotland -46 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland +18 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 43 (60.56%) AS400
2 22 (30.99%) RPG
2 22 (30.99%) Synon
3 15 (21.13%) IBM
4 11 (15.49%) SQL
5 10 (14.08%) Windows
5 10 (14.08%) Finance
6 8 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (11.27%) RPG IV
6 8 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (9.86%) Banking
8 6 (8.45%) Migration
8 6 (8.45%) Project Management
8 6 (8.45%) SAP
8 6 (8.45%) Unix
8 6 (8.45%) Translating Business Requirements
9 5 (7.04%) Data Centre
9 5 (7.04%) Windows Server
9 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (7.04%) Data Migration
9 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (7.04%) Logistics
9 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (7.04%) ITIL
9 5 (7.04%) Linux
9 5 (7.04%) JD Edwards
9 5 (7.04%) Retail
10 4 (5.63%) VMware
10 4 (5.63%) Active Directory
10 4 (5.63%) MS Exchange

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 (5.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.41%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.41%) IIS
2 1 (1.41%) JBoss
2 1 (1.41%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) JDE World
2 2 (2.82%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.82%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.41%) Misys Midas
3 1 (1.41%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.41%) SaaS
1 1 (1.41%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) FTP
1 2 (2.82%) SMS
1 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.41%) DNS
2 1 (1.41%) Extranet
2 1 (1.41%) Firewall
2 1 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.41%) LAN
2 1 (1.41%) Network Security
2 1 (1.41%) TACACS
2 1 (1.41%) WAN
2 1 (1.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.41%) DB2
2 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (30.99%) Synon
2 1 (1.41%) JIRA
2 1 (1.41%) Selenium
2 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (14.08%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Banking
3 5 (7.04%) Retail
4 3 (4.23%) Advertising
5 1 (1.41%) Law
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (46.48%) Developer
2 22 (30.99%) Synon Developer
3 9 (12.68%) Analyst
4 4 (5.63%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (5.63%) Desktop Support
4 4 (5.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (5.63%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Business Analyst
5 3 (4.23%) Business IT Analyst
5 3 (4.23%) Consultant
5 3 (4.23%) Data Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Data Migration Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) IT Analyst
5 3 (4.23%) IT Business Analyst
5 3 (4.23%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Programmer
5 3 (4.23%) RPG Developer
5 3 (4.23%) RPG Programmer
5 3 (4.23%) Support Analyst
5 3 (4.23%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) .NET
1 2 (2.82%) EDI
1 2 (2.82%) Middleware
1 2 (2.82%) POSIX
1 2 (2.82%) Web Services
2 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.41%) CSS
2 1 (1.41%) HTML
2 1 (1.41%) ISPF
2 1 (1.41%) JSON
2 1 (1.41%) ODBC
2 1 (1.41%) WCF
2 1 (1.41%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 43 (60.56%) AS400
2 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.04%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.82%) LPAR
3 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.82%) Tandem
4 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.41%) NHS
4 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.08%) Windows
2 6 (8.45%) Unix
3 5 (7.04%) Linux
3 5 (7.04%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.41%) OpenVMS
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (8.45%) Migration
2 6 (8.45%) Project Management
2 6 (8.45%) Translating Business Requirements
3 5 (7.04%) Data Migration
3 5 (7.04%) ITIL
3 5 (7.04%) Logistics
4 4 (5.63%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (4.23%) Business Analysis
5 3 (4.23%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (4.23%) ERP
5 3 (4.23%) Planning and Forecasting
5 3 (4.23%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (4.23%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.23%) Test Strategy
6 2 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.82%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.99%) RPG
2 11 (15.49%) SQL
3 8 (11.27%) RPG IV
4 1 (1.41%) C
4 1 (1.41%) C#
4 1 (1.41%) Java
4 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.41%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.23%) CCNA
1 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (4.23%) Degree
2 2 (2.82%) CBAP
2 2 (2.82%) ISEB
2 2 (2.82%) MCSE
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.41%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.41%) ACCA
3 1 (1.41%) CIMA
3 1 (1.41%) MCSA
3 1 (1.41%) RHCE
3 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.41%) PMO
2 1 (1.41%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.23%) vSphere
3 2 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.41%) RACF
4 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.41%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) Ansible
1 2 (2.82%) Control-M
1 2 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.82%) Puppet
1 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (1.41%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.41%) WMI
Vendors
1 15 (21.13%) IBM
2 6 (8.45%) SAP
3 5 (7.04%) JD Edwards
4 4 (5.63%) VMware
5 3 (4.23%) Cisco
5 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.82%) Epicor
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle
6 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.41%) arcserve
7 1 (1.41%) Citrix
7 1 (1.41%) Dell
7 1 (1.41%) HP
7 1 (1.41%) Kronos
7 1 (1.41%) Lotus
7 1 (1.41%) Manugistics
7 1 (1.41%) OpenText
7 1 (1.41%) Sage
7 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.41%) TIBCO