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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 120 129 116
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Contract jobs citing iSeries 5 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.17% 0.10% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.68% 0.38% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
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£485 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.20% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.72% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.50
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
739 795 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.62% 27.59% 22.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 378 211
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 34
Average hourly rate £17.22 £16.72 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -7.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing iSeries across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

iSeries Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 April 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 +9 3 £485 +55.20%
Slough -3 1 £488 -
iSeries
South East

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 9 (90.00%) AS400
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) IBM
3 6 (60.00%) DB2
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) Retail
4 5 (50.00%) RPG
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
5 4 (40.00%) Linux
5 4 (40.00%) WebSphere
6 3 (30.00%) i5/OS
6 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (30.00%) PowerHA
6 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (30.00%) Citrix
6 3 (30.00%) IBM Certification
6 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (30.00%) LAN
6 3 (30.00%) WAN
6 3 (30.00%) OS/400
6 3 (30.00%) FTP
6 3 (30.00%) HTTP
6 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (30.00%) SNA
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (30.00%) C
6 3 (30.00%) COBOL
6 3 (30.00%) AIX

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Maximo
2 1 (10.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) LAN
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
1 3 (30.00%) FTP
1 3 (30.00%) HTTP
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (30.00%) SNA
1 3 (30.00%) Internet
1 3 (30.00%) APPN
2 2 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) DB2
2 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) TestComplete
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (60.00%) Retail
2 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Developer Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) RPG Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Development Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Development Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Transition Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Development Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Software Development Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Software Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Development Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) APPC
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (90.00%) AS400
2 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (30.00%) OS/400
3 3 (30.00%) AIX
3 3 (30.00%) i5/OS
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) UNIX
4 2 (20.00%) zOS
5 1 (10.00%) Android
5 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Project Management
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Data Management
2 1 (10.00%) Release Management
2 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) RPG
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C
2 3 (30.00%) COBOL
3 2 (20.00%) RPG/400
3 2 (20.00%) RPG IV
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Tivoli NetView
2 2 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) IBM
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) SAP
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) NetIQ
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Endeca
5 1 (10.00%) Google
5 1 (10.00%) Coremetrics