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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 140 -
Rank change year-on-year +20 -  
Contract jobs citing iSeries 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.048% 0.033% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -1.11% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 591 768 622
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 28.59% 25.33% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 469 376
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £210 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £519 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 30 42
Median hourly rate £14.61 £15.21 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.91% -8.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £11.50 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £22.20 £34.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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
Solihull - 1 - -
iSeries
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 3 (60.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) RPG
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) NetApp
2 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) SSH
2 2 (40.00%) SIEM
2 2 (40.00%) CyberArk
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) vCenter Server
3 1 (20.00%) IT Audit
3 1 (20.00%) Infor
3 1 (20.00%) SaaS
3 1 (20.00%) RPG/400
3 1 (20.00%) MAPICS
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Automotive
3 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) Advertising
3 1 (20.00%) DB2
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) BPCS
3 1 (20.00%) OS/400

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 (20.00%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
1 1 (20.00%) Automotive
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) CyberArk Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) Infor Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) RPG Analyst Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) RPG Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) SIEM
3 1 (20.00%) IT Audit
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) RPG
2 1 (20.00%) RPG/400
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix
1 2 (40.00%) CyberArk
1 2 (40.00%) NetApp
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Infor
2 1 (20.00%) MAPICS