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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 522 544 563
Rank change year-on-year +22 +19  
Contract jobs citing iSeries 78 96 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.57% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 50 31
Median daily rate £390 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.64% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +11.42% -12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £12.00
% 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 14524 16885 16255
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.90% 31.19% 30.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9395 11035 9819
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 570 684
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.54 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.17% +21.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

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 30 March 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 30 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 30 March 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 +22 69 £390 +0.64% 5
London +27 32 £420 -11.57% 1
Yorkshire +23 10 £440 -12.00% 1
West Yorkshire +23 10 £440 +83.33% 1
South East +5 10 £390 +0.64% 1
Leeds +11 7 £425 +77.08%
Scotland +26 5 £348 -
West Midlands +17 5 £351 +24.62%
City of London +9 5 £520 +9.47%
West Sussex +6 5 £388 -18.42% 1
Crawley +10 4 £379 -20.26%
Surrey -5 4 £370 +34.54%
South West +4 3 - -
Glasgow +4 3 £330 -
Halifax - 3 £440 -
North West +29 2 £360 -40.00% 2
Berkshire +24 2 £425 -
Manchester +16 2 £360 -
Warwickshire +4 2 £550 +69.23%
East of England +3 2 £240 -
Birmingham +2 2 £338 +22.81%
East Midlands -15 2 £200 -44.82%
Somerset - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £440 -
Channel Islands - 2 - - 1
Jersey - 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £240 -
Dorking - 2 - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 2 £550 -
Kent +11 1 £390 +13.04%

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 72 (58.54%) Windows
2 50 (40.65%) Unix
3 49 (39.84%) Finance
4 44 (35.77%) IBM
5 42 (34.15%) SQL
6 39 (31.71%) Banking
7 38 (30.89%) Linux
8 35 (28.46%) AS400
8 35 (28.46%) Tandem
9 30 (24.39%) VMware
10 24 (19.51%) zOS
11 23 (18.70%) DB2
12 20 (16.26%) FTP
12 20 (16.26%) JCL
12 20 (16.26%) Service Delivery
12 20 (16.26%) ISPF
12 20 (16.26%) Time Sharing Option
13 18 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (14.63%) IBM Sterling
13 18 (14.63%) B2B
14 17 (13.82%) RPG
14 17 (13.82%) Middleware
14 17 (13.82%) Axway
15 16 (13.01%) SIEM
15 16 (13.01%) Citrix
16 14 (11.38%) RACF
16 14 (11.38%) TACACS
16 14 (11.38%) Mainframe
16 14 (11.38%) OpenVMS
17 13 (10.57%) Microsoft

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 12 (9.76%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.88%) IBM Domino
3 4 (3.25%) MQSeries
4 3 (2.44%) JBoss
5 2 (1.63%) Apache
5 2 (1.63%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.63%) nginx
5 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.81%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.81%) QuickPlace
6 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 6 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) MS Office
2 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Misys Equation
2 1 (0.81%) BPCS
2 1 (0.81%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (1.63%) GitHub
2 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.26%) FTP
2 14 (11.38%) TACACS
3 13 (10.57%) TCP/IP
4 10 (8.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (8.13%) Network Security
5 3 (2.44%) Firewall
5 3 (2.44%) LAN
5 3 (2.44%) MPLS
5 3 (2.44%) VPN
5 3 (2.44%) WAN
6 2 (1.63%) BGP
6 2 (1.63%) DNS
6 2 (1.63%) Internet
6 2 (1.63%) IPsec
6 2 (1.63%) IPv4
6 2 (1.63%) IPv6
6 2 (1.63%) OSPF
6 2 (1.63%) SAN
6 2 (1.63%) SSH
6 2 (1.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (18.70%) DB2
2 11 (8.94%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.44%) MySQL
5 2 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.81%) Kalido
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.81%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.63%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.63%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.63%) JIRA
2 2 (1.63%) JUnit
2 2 (1.63%) Maven
2 2 (1.63%) Subversion
2 2 (1.63%) Synon
2 2 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.63%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.81%) NetBeans
3 1 (0.81%) SoapUI
General
1 49 (39.84%) Finance
2 39 (31.71%) Banking
3 7 (5.69%) Retail
4 6 (4.88%) Law
5 4 (3.25%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.25%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.44%) Back Office
7 2 (1.63%) Advertising
7 2 (1.63%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.63%) International Banking
7 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.81%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 27 (21.95%) Developer
2 26 (21.14%) Analyst
3 13 (10.57%) Consultant
4 10 (8.13%) Security Analyst
5 9 (7.32%) Infrastructure Manager
6 8 (6.50%) AS400 Developer
6 8 (6.50%) SOC Analyst
7 6 (4.88%) Architect
7 6 (4.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 5 (4.07%) RPG Developer
9 4 (3.25%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.25%) Operations Analyst
9 4 (3.25%) Programmer
10 3 (2.44%) AS400 Operator
10 3 (2.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (2.44%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.44%) RPG Programmer
10 3 (2.44%) Technical Developer
10 3 (2.44%) Technical Specialist
10 3 (2.44%) z/OS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.26%) ISPF
2 17 (13.82%) Middleware
3 5 (4.07%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (2.44%) .NET
5 2 (1.63%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.63%) EDI
5 2 (1.63%) JAX-RS
5 2 (1.63%) JSON
5 2 (1.63%) LAMP
5 2 (1.63%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (1.63%) Spring
5 2 (1.63%) XML
6 1 (0.81%) HTML
6 1 (0.81%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.81%) ODBC
6 1 (0.81%) SOAP
6 1 (0.81%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 35 (28.46%) AS400
1 35 (28.46%) Tandem
2 18 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (11.38%) Mainframe
4 13 (10.57%) Data Centre
5 9 (7.32%) Security Operations Centre
6 8 (6.50%) Fat Client
6 8 (6.50%) Thin Client
7 5 (4.07%) Clustering
8 4 (3.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (2.44%) SWIFT
10 2 (1.63%) Derivative
10 2 (1.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.63%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.81%) BYOD
11 1 (0.81%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.81%) EPoS
11 1 (0.81%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 72 (58.54%) Windows
2 50 (40.65%) Unix
3 38 (30.89%) Linux
4 24 (19.51%) zOS
5 14 (11.38%) OpenVMS
6 9 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.07%) AIX
8 4 (3.25%) Windows Server
9 3 (2.44%) OS/400
9 3 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.26%) Service Delivery
2 18 (14.63%) B2B
3 16 (13.01%) SIEM
4 13 (10.57%) Incident Management
5 12 (9.76%) Coaching
5 12 (9.76%) Mentoring
6 11 (8.94%) Security Operations
6 11 (8.94%) Service Management
7 10 (8.13%) ITIL
8 9 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (6.50%) Information Security
10 7 (5.69%) Migration
10 7 (5.69%) People Management
10 7 (5.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (4.88%) Unit Testing
11 6 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (4.07%) Change Management
13 4 (3.25%) Business Analysis
13 4 (3.25%) ERP
13 4 (3.25%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (34.15%) SQL
2 20 (16.26%) JCL
3 17 (13.82%) RPG
4 11 (8.94%) Java
5 9 (7.32%) RPG IV
6 4 (3.25%) RPG/400
7 3 (2.44%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.44%) COBOL
7 3 (2.44%) Python
8 2 (1.63%) C
8 2 (1.63%) C#
8 2 (1.63%) Lisp
9 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.81%) LotusScript
9 1 (0.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (1.63%) GCIH
1 2 (1.63%) GIAC
1 2 (1.63%) ISEB
2 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) SLA
2 4 (3.25%) QA
3 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.81%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.81%) SEPA
System Software
1 20 (16.26%) Time Sharing Option
2 14 (11.38%) RACF
3 10 (8.13%) Active Directory
4 9 (7.32%) XenApp
4 9 (7.32%) XenDesktop
5 5 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.63%) Corosync
6 2 (1.63%) Docker
6 2 (1.63%) vCloud
6 2 (1.63%) vSphere
7 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (7.32%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.44%) Dollar Universe
2 3 (2.44%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (1.63%) Ansible
3 2 (1.63%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.63%) Pacemaker
3 2 (1.63%) Puppet
3 2 (1.63%) Rundeck
3 2 (1.63%) Terraform
4 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.81%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.81%) SCCM
4 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 44 (35.77%) IBM
2 30 (24.39%) VMware
3 18 (14.63%) IBM Sterling
4 17 (13.82%) Axway
5 16 (13.01%) Citrix
6 13 (10.57%) Microsoft
7 10 (8.13%) HP
7 10 (8.13%) Oracle
8 8 (6.50%) Cisco
8 8 (6.50%) Hitachi
8 8 (6.50%) Wyse
9 7 (5.69%) Avaya
10 5 (4.07%) Palo Alto
10 5 (4.07%) SAP
11 4 (3.25%) Infor
12 3 (2.44%) Misys
12 3 (2.44%) NetApp
13 2 (1.63%) CheckPoint
13 2 (1.63%) JD Edwards
13 2 (1.63%) Juniper
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