The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 118 116 109
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing iSeries 5 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.19% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.73% 0.94% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
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£225 £425 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% +57.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £388 £330
% change year-on-year
-14.57% +17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 - -
iSeries
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
687 742 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.17% 28.48% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 381 187
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £225 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 40
Average hourly rate £21.13 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.56 £13.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £42.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing iSeries across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing iSeries across the Berkshire region.

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

iSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

iSeries Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

iSeries
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - - - - 1
Slough - - - - 1
iSeries
South East

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing iSeries also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited iSeries.

1 22 (88.00%) IBM
2 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 8 (32.00%) AS400
2 8 (32.00%) TOGAF
2 8 (32.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (32.00%) RPG
3 6 (24.00%) SQL
3 6 (24.00%) Middleware
3 6 (24.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (24.00%) Degree
3 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (24.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Modelling
3 6 (24.00%) Mobile App
3 6 (24.00%) Systems Analysis
3 6 (24.00%) Mentoring
4 5 (20.00%) Retail
4 5 (20.00%) RPG/400
4 5 (20.00%) RPG IV
4 5 (20.00%) Internet
4 5 (20.00%) DB2
4 5 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (16.00%) C
6 3 (12.00%) COBOL
6 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.00%) IBM Certification
6 3 (12.00%) Tivoli NetView
6 3 (12.00%) NetIQ
6 3 (12.00%) APPC
6 3 (12.00%) APPN

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing iSeries also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited iSeries. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (32.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Internet
2 3 (12.00%) APPN
2 3 (12.00%) LAN
2 3 (12.00%) WAN
2 3 (12.00%) FTP
2 3 (12.00%) HTTP
2 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.00%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) DB2
1 5 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) ERwin
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Retail
3 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Solutions Architect
1 17 (68.00%) Architect
2 5 (20.00%) Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Developer Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) AS400 Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) RPG Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior AS400 Developer
5 1 (4.00%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 6 (24.00%) Middleware
2 3 (12.00%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) AS400
2 6 (24.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (24.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (12.00%) OS/400
1 3 (12.00%) i5/OS
1 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) TOGAF
2 6 (24.00%) Systems Analysis
2 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Modelling
2 6 (24.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) DSDM
4 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma
4 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.00%) Web Application Development
5 1 (4.00%) Workflow
5 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) RPG
2 6 (24.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) RPG/400
3 5 (20.00%) RPG IV
4 4 (16.00%) C
5 3 (12.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) IBM
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) NetIQ
3 2 (8.00%) HP