The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 125 113 132
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +19
Contract jobs citing iSeries 4 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.14% 0.33% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.70% 1.82% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £313 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -45.45%
Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
572 439 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.04% 17.86% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 162 278
Average daily rate £375 £355 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.78% +2.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 25
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.82 £13.09 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
iSeries
South East

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 10 (83.33%) RPG
2 9 (75.00%) WebSphere
3 8 (66.67%) IBM
4 7 (58.33%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
4 7 (58.33%) XML
4 7 (58.33%) RPG IV
5 6 (50.00%) Oracle
6 5 (41.67%) DB2
6 5 (41.67%) Workflow
6 5 (41.67%) AS400
7 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
7 4 (33.33%) Finance
7 4 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (33.33%) Java
7 4 (33.33%) ERwin
7 4 (33.33%) SAP
7 4 (33.33%) Toad
7 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
7 4 (33.33%) Web Application Development
7 4 (33.33%) DataStage
7 4 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (25.00%) .NET
9 2 (16.67%) CRM
9 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (16.67%) Migration
9 2 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
9 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
9 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
9 2 (16.67%) Banking

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 9 (75.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP GRC
1 1 (8.33%) Google Analytics
1 1 (8.33%) JDE World
1 1 (8.33%) SAP CO
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (8.33%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) DB2
3 4 (33.33%) DataStage
4 1 (8.33%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) ERwin
1 4 (33.33%) Toad
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) RPG Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) JDE Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) AS400 Developer
4 1 (8.33%) RPG Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) WebSphere MQ
1 7 (58.33%) XML
2 3 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) Web Dynpro
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Smart Forms
3 1 (8.33%) BAPI
3 1 (8.33%) SAP XI
3 1 (8.33%) Middleware
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) EDI
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Workflow
2 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 4 (33.33%) Web Application Development
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) CRM
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Scalability Testing
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
4 1 (8.33%) Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) RPG
2 7 (58.33%) RPG IV
3 4 (33.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) SAPscript
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) IBM
2 6 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) SAP
4 1 (8.33%) Endeca
4 1 (8.33%) Google
4 1 (8.33%) Coremetrics
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) JD Edwards
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