Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 738 708 693
Rank change year-on-year -30 -15 -9
Contract jobs citing iSeries 120 134 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.43% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 52 96
UK median daily rate £420 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +7.94% -1.56%
10th Percentile £258 £229 £263
90th Percentile £500 £550 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £415 £351
% change year-on-year +0.90% +18.15% -12.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 11
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +76.47% +41.67%
10th Percentile £22.25 £19.62 £14.50
90th Percentile £34.38 £30.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.55 £17.00
% change year-on-year +27.86% +15.01% +41.67%

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 33,597 31,400 35,345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.40% 32.72% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,469 20,480 22,721
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £244
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,002 1,121 1,344
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +15.71%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.47 £47.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +18.69%

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 17 February 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 17 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for iSeries in the UK

iSeries
Top 16 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 17 February 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 -54 78 £428 +0.59% 10
London -45 47 £420 -9.19% 4
UK excluding London -17 42 £419 +0.90% 11
North of England +15 12 £450 +4.05% 3
North West +20 7 £450 - 2
Midlands +13 7 £400 +23.08%
West Midlands +12 6 £400 +23.08%
Wales +1 5 £383 -4.38% 4
Yorkshire -13 5 £430 -2.27% 1
Scotland -19 5 £295 -30.18% 1
South East -32 4 - - 1
South West +15 3 £394 -
East of England -21 3 - - 2
Channel Islands +2 2 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 66 (55.00%) AS400
2 48 (40.00%) RPG
3 31 (25.83%) SQL
4 27 (22.50%) IBM
4 27 (22.50%) Synon
5 24 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (19.17%) Migration
7 22 (18.33%) Finance
8 19 (15.83%) Banking
9 18 (15.00%) RPG IV
10 17 (14.17%) System Integration Testing
11 14 (11.67%) Windows
12 13 (10.83%) DB2
13 12 (10.00%) AIX
13 12 (10.00%) Data Centre
13 12 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
13 12 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (9.17%) Scenario Testing
14 11 (9.17%) Test Strategy
15 9 (7.50%) Data Migration
15 9 (7.50%) PowerHA
15 9 (7.50%) Scrum
16 8 (6.67%) Clustering
16 8 (6.67%) Mainframe
16 8 (6.67%) Linux
16 8 (6.67%) JD Edwards
16 8 (6.67%) Microsoft
16 8 (6.67%) JIRA
17 7 (5.83%) Security Cleared
17 7 (5.83%) GPFS

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 (2.50%) MQSeries
2 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.17%) JDE World
2 3 (2.50%) Misys Midas
3 2 (1.67%) Misys Equation
4 1 (0.83%) BPCS
4 1 (0.83%) INSURE/90
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.67%) Office 365
1 2 (1.67%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.83%) IaaS
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.17%) FTP
2 3 (2.50%) DNS
2 3 (2.50%) Internet
3 2 (1.67%) DHCP
3 2 (1.67%) Extranet
3 2 (1.67%) Wireless
4 1 (0.83%) Firewall
4 1 (0.83%) Network Security
4 1 (0.83%) SAN
4 1 (0.83%) SSH
4 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.83%) VLAN
4 1 (0.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.83%) DB2
2 6 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.67%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.83%) Power BI
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (22.50%) Synon
2 8 (6.67%) JIRA
3 2 (1.67%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.67%) JUnit
3 2 (1.67%) Maven
4 1 (0.83%) Selenium
General
1 22 (18.33%) Finance
2 19 (15.83%) Banking
3 6 (5.00%) Retail
4 4 (3.33%) Advertising
5 3 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.67%) International Banking
6 2 (1.67%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.83%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 66 (55.00%) Developer
2 27 (22.50%) Synon Developer
3 11 (9.17%) Analyst
3 11 (9.17%) RPG Developer
4 10 (8.33%) AS400 Developer
5 7 (5.83%) Consultant
6 6 (5.00%) JDE Developer
7 5 (4.17%) Banking Analyst
7 5 (4.17%) Mainframe Analyst
7 5 (4.17%) Mainframe Test Analyst
7 5 (4.17%) Test Analyst
8 3 (2.50%) AS400 Test Analyst
8 3 (2.50%) Business Analyst
8 3 (2.50%) Data Engineer
8 3 (2.50%) Data Migration Engineer
8 3 (2.50%) Desktop Support
8 3 (2.50%) Migration Engineer
8 3 (2.50%) Operations Team Leader
8 3 (2.50%) Team Leader
9 2 (1.67%) RPG Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.33%) Middleware
2 3 (2.50%) EDI
2 3 (2.50%) Web Services
3 2 (1.67%) ISPF
3 2 (1.67%) JAX-RS
3 2 (1.67%) JSON
3 2 (1.67%) Spring
4 1 (0.83%) .NET
4 1 (0.83%) Flash
4 1 (0.83%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.83%) ODBC
4 1 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 66 (55.00%) AS400
2 12 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.67%) Clustering
3 8 (6.67%) Mainframe
4 7 (5.83%) HACMP
5 3 (2.50%) Tandem
6 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.67%) LPAR
7 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.83%) FMCG
7 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.67%) Windows
2 12 (10.00%) AIX
3 8 (6.67%) Linux
4 5 (4.17%) Unix
5 4 (3.33%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.50%) zOS
7 2 (1.67%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.83%) OS/400
8 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (19.17%) Migration
3 17 (14.17%) System Integration Testing
4 12 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 12 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (9.17%) Scenario Testing
5 11 (9.17%) Test Strategy
6 9 (7.50%) Data Migration
6 9 (7.50%) Scrum
7 6 (5.00%) ITIL
8 5 (4.17%) Anti-Money Laundering
8 5 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (3.33%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.33%) Test Automation
10 3 (2.50%) BPMN
10 3 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (2.50%) Data Cleansing
10 3 (2.50%) Data Modelling
10 3 (2.50%) SDLC
10 3 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (40.00%) RPG
2 31 (25.83%) SQL
3 18 (15.00%) RPG IV
4 3 (2.50%) Java
5 2 (1.67%) C
5 2 (1.67%) C++
5 2 (1.67%) JCL
5 2 (1.67%) Perl
5 2 (1.67%) R
5 2 (1.67%) RPG III
5 2 (1.67%) RPG/400
6 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (5.83%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.17%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.67%) CBAP
4 2 (1.67%) Degree
4 2 (1.67%) IIBA
4 2 (1.67%) ISEB
4 2 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.67%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (7.50%) PowerHA
2 7 (5.83%) GPFS
3 4 (3.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.67%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.67%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.67%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.67%) SCCM
2 1 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.83%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 27 (22.50%) IBM
2 8 (6.67%) JD Edwards
2 8 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.00%) VMware
4 5 (4.17%) Oracle
5 4 (3.33%) SAP
6 3 (2.50%) Citrix
7 2 (1.67%) Avaya
7 2 (1.67%) Cisco
7 2 (1.67%) IBM Sterling
7 2 (1.67%) Informatica
7 2 (1.67%) Kronos
7 2 (1.67%) Misys
7 2 (1.67%) NetApp
7 2 (1.67%) Remedy
7 2 (1.67%) Symantec
7 2 (1.67%) Teradata
8 1 (0.83%) Ivanti
8 1 (0.83%) ProCurve
8 1 (0.83%) ServiceNow