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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 98 90 120
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +30
Contract jobs citing iSeries 21 39 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.84% 1.52% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.83% 7.25% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 6
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£475 £401 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.60% +6.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
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
548 538 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.02% 21.02% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 264 257
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 22
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -49.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.41 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £31.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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
Slough -19 7 £475 +90.00%
iSeries
South East

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 23 (88.46%) IBM
2 11 (42.31%) WebSphere
3 10 (38.46%) .NET
4 9 (34.62%) SQL
4 9 (34.62%) AS400
5 8 (30.77%) Finance
5 8 (30.77%) Oracle
5 8 (30.77%) TOGAF
6 7 (26.92%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (23.08%) Middleware
7 6 (23.08%) RPG
7 6 (23.08%) ITIL
7 6 (23.08%) Data Management
7 6 (23.08%) RPG IV
7 6 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (19.23%) DB2
9 4 (15.38%) DSDM
9 4 (15.38%) Six Sigma
9 4 (15.38%) Workflow
9 4 (15.38%) Technical Analysis
9 4 (15.38%) Mobile App
9 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Modelling
9 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
9 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (15.38%) Lean Six Sigma
9 4 (15.38%) Problem Management
9 4 (15.38%) Degree
9 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
9 4 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
10 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (42.31%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.69%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP FI
1 2 (7.69%) SAP CO
1 2 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (7.69%) Misys Midas
1 2 (7.69%) SAP GRC
2 1 (3.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) DB2
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.69%) SAP BW
3 2 (7.69%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Toad
1 2 (7.69%) ERwin
2 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Technical Project Manager
1 8 (30.77%) Solutions Architect
1 8 (30.77%) Architect
1 8 (30.77%) Project Manager
1 8 (30.77%) Technical Manager
2 3 (11.54%) Technical Development Manager
2 3 (11.54%) Development Manager
2 3 (11.54%) Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Test Manager
2 3 (11.54%) Development Project Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst Programmer
3 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (7.69%) Programmer
3 2 (7.69%) Lead Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) SAP Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Senior Programmer
3 2 (7.69%) RPG Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) .NET
2 7 (26.92%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (23.08%) Middleware
4 3 (11.54%) XML
5 2 (7.69%) Web Services
5 2 (7.69%) EDI
5 2 (7.69%) Web Dynpro
5 2 (7.69%) SAP Smart Forms
5 2 (7.69%) BAPI
5 2 (7.69%) SAP XI
6 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) AS400
2 6 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (15.38%) Mobile App
3 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.69%) Mainframe
4 2 (7.69%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) TOGAF
2 6 (23.08%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Data Management
3 4 (15.38%) DSDM
3 4 (15.38%) Six Sigma
3 4 (15.38%) Workflow
3 4 (15.38%) Technical Analysis
3 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Modelling
3 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
3 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (15.38%) Lean Six Sigma
3 4 (15.38%) Problem Management
3 4 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.69%) OO
5 2 (7.69%) ETL
5 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.69%) Scrum
5 2 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) RPG
2 6 (23.08%) RPG IV
3 2 (7.69%) ABAP
3 2 (7.69%) SAPscript
3 2 (7.69%) RPG/400
4 1 (3.85%) C
4 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (88.46%) IBM
2 8 (30.77%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) SAP
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) Endeca
4 1 (3.85%) Google
4 1 (3.85%) Coremetrics