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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 108 115 111
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing iSeries 11 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.45% 0.31% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.47% 1.10% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
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£450 £394 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £422 £353 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.71% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
- +39.78%
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
749 727 656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.89% 28.48% 27.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 343 217
Average daily rate £385 £348 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.79% -7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 32
Average hourly rate £17.36 £16.61 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% -10.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £10.38 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £22.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

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 29 May 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 29 May 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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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 +3 3 £485 +55.20%
Maidenhead - 3 £450 -
Slough +2 2 £275 -42.10%
iSeries
South East

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 11 (68.75%) AS400
2 10 (62.50%) Windows
3 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (43.75%) Linux
5 6 (37.50%) AIX
5 6 (37.50%) UNIX
5 6 (37.50%) DB2
5 6 (37.50%) RPG
5 6 (37.50%) IBM
5 6 (37.50%) WebSphere
6 5 (31.25%) Retail
6 5 (31.25%) Maximo
6 5 (31.25%) Citrix
6 5 (31.25%) SAP
6 5 (31.25%) ITIL
6 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
7 4 (25.00%) SQL
7 4 (25.00%) .NET
7 4 (25.00%) Oracle
7 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (25.00%) zOS
7 4 (25.00%) Mainframe
7 4 (25.00%) VMware
8 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (18.75%) Selenium
8 3 (18.75%) Finance
8 3 (18.75%) Tivoli
8 3 (18.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (18.75%) SAN
8 3 (18.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (37.50%) WebSphere
2 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) LAN
2 2 (12.50%) WAN
2 2 (12.50%) FTP
2 2 (12.50%) HTTP
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) SNA
2 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (12.50%) APPN
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) DB2
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.25%) TestComplete
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (31.25%) Retail
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (12.50%) Information Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Developer Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) RPG Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Designer
3 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Development Manager
4 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Transition Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) APPC
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) AS400
2 4 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 6 (37.50%) AIX
3 6 (37.50%) UNIX
4 4 (25.00%) zOS
5 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 2 (12.50%) OS/400
5 2 (12.50%) i5/OS
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
6 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 2 (12.50%) Test Management
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security
3 2 (12.50%) People Management
4 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Data Management
4 1 (6.25%) Release Management
4 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) RPG
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) C
3 2 (12.50%) COBOL
3 2 (12.50%) RPG/400
3 2 (12.50%) RPG IV
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Tivoli
1 3 (18.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) IBM
3 5 (31.25%) Citrix
3 5 (31.25%) SAP
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (12.50%) NetIQ
6 1 (6.25%) Endeca
6 1 (6.25%) Google
6 1 (6.25%) Coremetrics
6 1 (6.25%) HP