Period
to 20 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited iSeries over the 6 months to 20 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 207 164
Rank change year-on-year +24 -43 +13
Contract jobs citing iSeries 4 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.083% 0.065% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.23% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
West Midlands median daily rate £375 - £325
10th Percentile £363 - £313
90th Percentile £388 - £338
England median daily rate £433 £475 £375
% change year-on-year -8.95% +26.67% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
West Midlands median hourly rate - £15.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -64.71% -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% -6.25% -1.54%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1333 1711 1380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.76% 27.93% 27.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 1043 819
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £398 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.52% +9.66% +3.57%
10th Percentile £216 £213 £213
90th Percentile £523 £548 £518
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 83 108
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £17.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -9.09% -14.75%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.80 £11.00
90th Percentile £34.50 £32.69 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.83 £19.08
% change year-on-year -1.58% +9.17% +6.00%

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing iSeries as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for iSeries in the West Midlands

iSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing iSeries in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for iSeries in the West Midlands

iSeries
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for iSeries in the West Midlands

iSeries
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Warwickshire - 2 £375 -
Coventry +15 1 - -
Birmingham +10 1 - -
iSeries
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 4 (100.00%) RPG
1 4 (100.00%) AS400
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) DB2
2 3 (75.00%) FTP
3 2 (50.00%) Retail
3 2 (50.00%) RPG/400
3 2 (50.00%) RPG III
3 2 (50.00%) R
3 2 (50.00%) IBM
3 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Misys
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Proactive Management
4 1 (25.00%) Misys Equation

iSeries
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Misys Equation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) AS400 Developer
3 1 (25.00%) RPG Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Proactive Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) RPG
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) R
3 2 (50.00%) RPG III
3 2 (50.00%) RPG/400
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Misys