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 22 May 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
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 528 583 577
Rank change year-on-year +55 -6  
Contract jobs citing iSeries 68 62 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.35% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 30 32
Median daily rate £400 £475 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +15.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £286 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £550 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £419 £403
% change year-on-year -16.29% +4.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 14875 17637 17801
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.23% 32.96% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9676 11515 10919
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 561 690
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.69 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.00% +22.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +27.17% +24.32%  

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +49 56 £400 -15.78% 6
London +26 35 £425 -12.82%
City of London -6 10 £470 -3.58%
North West +37 8 £360 - 1
East of England +12 5 £230 -48.88%
Cambridgeshire +10 5 £230 -48.88%
Jersey - 5 - -
Channel Islands - 5 - -
Scotland +38 4 £330 -
West Midlands +30 4 £450 +38.53% 1
Glasgow - 4 £330 -
Manchester +17 3 £360 - 1
Preston - 3 £545 -
Lancashire - 3 £545 -
Warwickshire +3 2 £550 +69.23% 1
Cheshire - 2 - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 2 £550 -
Birmingham +18 1 £351 +21.91%
South West +5 1 - -
Wiltshire 0 1 - -
East Midlands -12 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £250 -
South Wales - 1 £250 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 £240 -
Belfast - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £250 -

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 69 (49.64%) Windows
2 50 (35.97%) Finance
3 49 (35.25%) Unix
3 49 (35.25%) IBM
4 47 (33.81%) AS400
5 42 (30.22%) SQL
6 41 (29.50%) Banking
7 36 (25.90%) Linux
8 31 (22.30%) Tandem
8 31 (22.30%) VMware
9 29 (20.86%) DB2
10 25 (17.99%) zOS
11 20 (14.39%) Citrix
11 20 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (12.95%) Time Sharing Option
12 18 (12.95%) B2B
12 18 (12.95%) Service Delivery
12 18 (12.95%) JCL
12 18 (12.95%) IBM Sterling
12 18 (12.95%) ISPF
13 17 (12.23%) WebSphere
13 17 (12.23%) Microsoft
13 17 (12.23%) FTP
13 17 (12.23%) Java
14 16 (11.51%) Middleware
14 16 (11.51%) Mainframe
14 16 (11.51%) Axway
15 15 (10.79%) RPG
15 15 (10.79%) SQL Server
16 14 (10.07%) SIEM

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 17 (12.23%) WebSphere
2 7 (5.04%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.32%) IBM Domino
4 4 (2.88%) MQSeries
4 4 (2.88%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.44%) Apache
5 2 (1.44%) nginx
5 2 (1.44%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.44%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.44%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (1.44%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.72%) FileNet
6 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.72%) QuickPlace
Applications
1 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Maximo
2 1 (0.72%) BPCS
2 1 (0.72%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (1.44%) GitHub
2 1 (0.72%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.23%) FTP
2 12 (8.63%) TACACS
3 11 (7.91%) TCP/IP
4 10 (7.19%) Network Security
5 8 (5.76%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (4.32%) SAN
7 3 (2.16%) Firewall
7 3 (2.16%) LAN
7 3 (2.16%) MPLS
7 3 (2.16%) VPN
7 3 (2.16%) WAN
8 2 (1.44%) BGP
8 2 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.44%) DNS
8 2 (1.44%) IPsec
8 2 (1.44%) IPv4
8 2 (1.44%) IPv6
8 2 (1.44%) OSPF
8 2 (1.44%) SSH
8 2 (1.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (20.86%) DB2
2 15 (10.79%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.16%) MySQL
5 2 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.72%) Kalido
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.72%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (5.76%) JUnit
1 8 (5.76%) Maven
2 7 (5.04%) Eclipse
2 7 (5.04%) JIRA
3 6 (4.32%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.88%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.88%) Subversion
5 2 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.44%) Synon
5 2 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.44%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.44%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.72%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.72%) SoapUI
General
1 50 (35.97%) Finance
2 41 (29.50%) Banking
3 7 (5.04%) Retail
4 6 (4.32%) International Banking
5 4 (2.88%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.88%) Law
5 4 (2.88%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.16%) Advertising
6 3 (2.16%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.44%) Back Office
7 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.72%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 25 (17.99%) Analyst
2 23 (16.55%) Developer
3 13 (9.35%) Consultant
4 9 (6.47%) Architect
4 9 (6.47%) Infrastructure Manager
5 8 (5.76%) Security Analyst
5 8 (5.76%) SOC Analyst
6 6 (4.32%) Administrator
6 6 (4.32%) Java Developer
6 6 (4.32%) Java Engineer
6 6 (4.32%) Java Software Engineer
6 6 (4.32%) Project Manager
6 6 (4.32%) Software Engineer
7 5 (3.60%) E-Commerce Tester
7 5 (3.60%) Manual Tester
7 5 (3.60%) Programmer
7 5 (3.60%) Tester
8 4 (2.88%) AS400 Operator
8 4 (2.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (2.88%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.95%) ISPF
2 16 (11.51%) Middleware
3 8 (5.76%) Spring
4 6 (4.32%) JAX-RS
4 6 (4.32%) JSON
4 6 (4.32%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (2.16%) .NET
6 2 (1.44%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.44%) EDI
6 2 (1.44%) JPA
6 2 (1.44%) LAMP
6 2 (1.44%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (1.44%) XML
7 1 (0.72%) HTML
7 1 (0.72%) ODBC
7 1 (0.72%) SOAP
7 1 (0.72%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 47 (33.81%) AS400
2 31 (22.30%) Tandem
3 20 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (11.51%) Mainframe
5 11 (7.91%) Data Centre
6 9 (6.47%) Security Operations Centre
7 8 (5.76%) Fat Client
7 8 (5.76%) Thin Client
8 7 (5.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (2.88%) Clustering
10 3 (2.16%) SWIFT
11 2 (1.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.72%) BYOD
12 1 (0.72%) Credit Risk
12 1 (0.72%) Derivative
12 1 (0.72%) EPoS
12 1 (0.72%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.72%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 69 (49.64%) Windows
2 49 (35.25%) Unix
3 36 (25.90%) Linux
4 25 (17.99%) zOS
5 12 (8.63%) OpenVMS
6 10 (7.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (6.47%) AIX
8 5 (3.60%) Windows Server
9 4 (2.88%) OS/400
10 3 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.95%) B2B
1 18 (12.95%) Service Delivery
2 14 (10.07%) SIEM
3 13 (9.35%) ITIL
4 12 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (8.63%) Coaching
4 12 (8.63%) Mentoring
4 12 (8.63%) Migration
4 12 (8.63%) Service Management
5 11 (7.91%) Security Operations
6 9 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (5.76%) Incident Management
7 8 (5.76%) Information Security
7 8 (5.76%) Unit Testing
8 7 (5.04%) People Management
8 7 (5.04%) Test Automation
9 6 (4.32%) Cash Management
9 6 (4.32%) Microservices
9 6 (4.32%) Scrum
9 6 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (30.22%) SQL
2 18 (12.95%) JCL
3 17 (12.23%) Java
4 15 (10.79%) RPG
5 5 (3.60%) RPG IV
6 3 (2.16%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.16%) COBOL
6 3 (2.16%) Python
6 3 (2.16%) RPG/400
7 2 (1.44%) C
7 2 (1.44%) C#
7 2 (1.44%) Lisp
8 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.72%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 5 (3.60%) ISEB
2 2 (1.44%) GCIH
2 2 (1.44%) GIAC
3 1 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.32%) SLA
2 4 (2.88%) QA
3 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.72%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.72%) PMO
3 1 (0.72%) SEPA
System Software
1 18 (12.95%) Time Sharing Option
2 12 (8.63%) RACF
3 10 (7.19%) Active Directory
4 9 (6.47%) XenApp
4 9 (6.47%) XenDesktop
5 5 (3.60%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.44%) Corosync
6 2 (1.44%) Docker
6 2 (1.44%) vCloud
6 2 (1.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (9.35%) Tivoli
2 5 (3.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (3.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (2.88%) Puppet
4 2 (1.44%) Ansible
4 2 (1.44%) HAProxy
4 2 (1.44%) Pacemaker
4 2 (1.44%) Rundeck
4 2 (1.44%) SCCM
4 2 (1.44%) Terraform
4 2 (1.44%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.72%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 49 (35.25%) IBM
2 31 (22.30%) VMware
3 20 (14.39%) Citrix
4 18 (12.95%) IBM Sterling
5 17 (12.23%) Microsoft
6 16 (11.51%) Axway
7 13 (9.35%) Oracle
8 10 (7.19%) HP
9 8 (5.76%) Avaya
9 8 (5.76%) Cisco
9 8 (5.76%) Hitachi
9 8 (5.76%) SAP
9 8 (5.76%) Wyse
10 5 (3.60%) Palo Alto
11 3 (2.16%) Infor
11 3 (2.16%) NetApp
11 3 (2.16%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.44%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.44%) JD Edwards
12 2 (1.44%) Juniper