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 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM iSeries
UK
Rank 521 535 556
Rank change year-on-year +14 +21  
Contract jobs citing iSeries 78 93 65
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% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 49 33
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 £285 £275 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +6.89% -9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
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 14330 16380 15830
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.04% 31.01% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9234 10679 9585
Median daily rate £443 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +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 540 554 655
Median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year -33.62% +54.05%  

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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 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 +12 69 £390 +0.64% 7
London +10 30 £440 -12.00% 1
South East +6 12 £389 +6.14% 4
Yorkshire +14 10 £440 -12.00%
West Yorkshire +13 10 £440 -
Leeds +11 7 £425 -
Surrey +7 6 £350 +27.27%
Scotland +31 5 £348 -
City of London +5 5 £520 +9.47%
West Sussex +4 5 £388 -5.48% 1
Crawley +14 4 £379 -20.26%
West Midlands +11 4 £351 +24.62%
Glasgow +6 3 £330 -
South West +4 3 - -
Halifax - 3 £440 -
Dorking - 3 - -
Berkshire +21 2 £425 - 1
Manchester +20 2 £360 -
North West +19 2 £360 -40.00% 1
Birmingham -1 2 £338 +22.81%
Warwickshire -3 2 £550 +69.23%
East of England -4 2 £240 -
East Midlands -11 2 £200 -44.82% 1
North East - 2 £275 -
Channel Islands - 2 - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 2 £550 -
Somerset - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £240 -
Edinburgh - 2 £440 -
Jersey - 2 - -

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 77 (58.78%) Windows
2 52 (39.69%) Unix
2 52 (39.69%) Finance
3 46 (35.11%) SQL
4 45 (34.35%) Linux
4 45 (34.35%) IBM
5 39 (29.77%) Banking
6 35 (26.72%) Tandem
6 35 (26.72%) AS400
7 30 (22.90%) VMware
8 24 (18.32%) zOS
8 24 (18.32%) DB2
9 20 (15.27%) FTP
9 20 (15.27%) JCL
9 20 (15.27%) Service Delivery
9 20 (15.27%) ISPF
9 20 (15.27%) Time Sharing Option
10 19 (14.50%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (13.74%) Middleware
11 18 (13.74%) B2B
11 18 (13.74%) IBM Sterling
12 17 (12.98%) Axway
12 17 (12.98%) Oracle
12 17 (12.98%) RPG
13 16 (12.21%) Citrix
13 16 (12.21%) SIEM
14 14 (10.69%) RACF
14 14 (10.69%) TACACS
14 14 (10.69%) Mainframe
14 14 (10.69%) OpenVMS

iSeries
Top Related 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 14 (10.69%) WebSphere
2 7 (5.34%) PowerExchange
3 6 (4.58%) IBM Domino
4 5 (3.82%) MQSeries
5 3 (2.29%) JBoss
5 3 (2.29%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.29%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (1.53%) Apache
6 2 (1.53%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.53%) nginx
6 2 (1.53%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.76%) FileNet
7 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.76%) QuickPlace
7 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.76%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 6 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.53%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Misys Equation
2 1 (0.76%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.76%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (1.53%) GitHub
2 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.27%) FTP
2 14 (10.69%) TACACS
3 13 (9.92%) TCP/IP
4 10 (7.63%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (7.63%) Network Security
5 3 (2.29%) Firewall
5 3 (2.29%) LAN
5 3 (2.29%) MPLS
5 3 (2.29%) VPN
5 3 (2.29%) WAN
6 2 (1.53%) BGP
6 2 (1.53%) DNS
6 2 (1.53%) Internet
6 2 (1.53%) IPsec
6 2 (1.53%) IPv4
6 2 (1.53%) IPv6
6 2 (1.53%) OSPF
6 2 (1.53%) SAN
6 2 (1.53%) SSH
6 2 (1.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.32%) DB2
2 11 (8.40%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.87%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.29%) MySQL
4 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.29%) PowerCenter
5 2 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.76%) Kalido
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.76%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.53%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.53%) JIRA
2 2 (1.53%) JUnit
2 2 (1.53%) Maven
2 2 (1.53%) Subversion
2 2 (1.53%) Synon
2 2 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.53%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.76%) NetBeans
3 1 (0.76%) SoapUI
General
1 52 (39.69%) Finance
2 39 (29.77%) Banking
3 7 (5.34%) Retail
4 6 (4.58%) Law
5 4 (3.05%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.29%) Back Office
6 3 (2.29%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.53%) Advertising
7 2 (1.53%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.53%) International Banking
7 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (21.37%) Developer
2 27 (20.61%) Analyst
3 19 (14.50%) Consultant
4 10 (7.63%) Security Analyst
5 9 (6.87%) AS400 Developer
5 9 (6.87%) Infrastructure Manager
6 8 (6.11%) SOC Analyst
7 6 (4.58%) Architect
7 6 (4.58%) Informatica Consultant
7 6 (4.58%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 5 (3.82%) RPG Developer
9 4 (3.05%) Operations Analyst
9 4 (3.05%) Programmer
10 3 (2.29%) Administrator
10 3 (2.29%) AS400 Operator
10 3 (2.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (2.29%) Java Developer
10 3 (2.29%) RPG Programmer
10 3 (2.29%) Technical Specialist
10 3 (2.29%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.27%) ISPF
2 18 (13.74%) Middleware
3 7 (5.34%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (2.29%) .NET
5 2 (1.53%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.53%) EDI
5 2 (1.53%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (1.53%) JAX-RS
5 2 (1.53%) JSON
5 2 (1.53%) LAMP
5 2 (1.53%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (1.53%) SOAP
5 2 (1.53%) Spring
5 2 (1.53%) XML
6 1 (0.76%) JMS
6 1 (0.76%) ODBC
6 1 (0.76%) REST
6 1 (0.76%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.76%) Web Services
6 1 (0.76%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 35 (26.72%) AS400
1 35 (26.72%) Tandem
2 19 (14.50%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (10.69%) Mainframe
4 13 (9.92%) Data Centre
5 9 (6.87%) Security Operations Centre
6 8 (6.11%) Fat Client
6 8 (6.11%) Thin Client
7 6 (4.58%) Clustering
8 4 (3.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (3.05%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.53%) Derivative
9 2 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.53%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.76%) BYOD
10 1 (0.76%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.76%) DataPower
10 1 (0.76%) EPoS
10 1 (0.76%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 77 (58.78%) Windows
2 52 (39.69%) Unix
3 45 (34.35%) Linux
4 24 (18.32%) zOS
5 14 (10.69%) OpenVMS
6 9 (6.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.82%) AIX
8 4 (3.05%) Windows Server
9 3 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.53%) OS/400
11 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.27%) Service Delivery
2 18 (13.74%) B2B
3 16 (12.21%) SIEM
4 13 (9.92%) Incident Management
5 12 (9.16%) Coaching
5 12 (9.16%) Mentoring
6 11 (8.40%) Security Operations
6 11 (8.40%) Service Management
7 9 (6.87%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (6.87%) ITIL
8 8 (6.11%) Information Security
9 7 (5.34%) Change Data Capture
9 7 (5.34%) Migration
9 7 (5.34%) People Management
9 7 (5.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (4.58%) Unit Testing
11 5 (3.82%) Change Management
11 5 (3.82%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (3.05%) ETL
12 4 (3.05%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (35.11%) SQL
2 20 (15.27%) JCL
3 17 (12.98%) RPG
4 11 (8.40%) Java
5 10 (7.63%) RPG IV
6 4 (3.05%) RPG/400
7 3 (2.29%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.29%) C
7 3 (2.29%) COBOL
7 3 (2.29%) Perl
7 3 (2.29%) Python
8 2 (1.53%) C#
8 2 (1.53%) Lisp
9 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.76%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 2 (1.53%) GCIH
1 2 (1.53%) GIAC
1 2 (1.53%) ISEB
2 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.58%) SLA
2 5 (3.82%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.82%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.76%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.76%) SEPA
System Software
1 20 (15.27%) Time Sharing Option
2 14 (10.69%) RACF
3 10 (7.63%) Active Directory
4 9 (6.87%) XenApp
4 9 (6.87%) XenDesktop
5 6 (4.58%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (1.53%) Corosync
7 2 (1.53%) Docker
7 2 (1.53%) vCloud
7 2 (1.53%) vSphere
8 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (6.87%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.29%) Dollar Universe
2 3 (2.29%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (2.29%) Puppet
3 2 (1.53%) Ansible
3 2 (1.53%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.53%) Pacemaker
3 2 (1.53%) Rundeck
3 2 (1.53%) Terraform
4 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.76%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.76%) SCCM
4 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 45 (34.35%) IBM
2 30 (22.90%) VMware
3 18 (13.74%) IBM Sterling
4 17 (12.98%) Axway
4 17 (12.98%) Oracle
5 16 (12.21%) Citrix
6 14 (10.69%) Microsoft
7 10 (7.63%) HP
8 8 (6.11%) Cisco
8 8 (6.11%) Hitachi
8 8 (6.11%) Wyse
9 7 (5.34%) Avaya
9 7 (5.34%) Informatica
9 7 (5.34%) Teradata
10 5 (3.82%) Palo Alto
10 5 (3.82%) SAP
11 4 (3.05%) Infor
12 3 (2.29%) Misys
12 3 (2.29%) NetApp
13 2 (1.53%) Juniper
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