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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM iSeries
Rank 120 121 126
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing iSeries 1 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.040% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.84% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Average daily rate £425 £249 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.51% -41.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £310 £400
% change year-on-year
+31.45% -22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £39.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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
694 712 828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.55% 26.50% 31.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 327 405
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 30 43
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £12.78 £13.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £37.40 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 1 £425 -12.82%
iSeries
South East

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) Retail Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Fintech
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) SaaS
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Maximo
2 1 (33.33%) SUSE
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) AS400
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SAP

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
1 2 (66.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Banking Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Delivery Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) AS400
2 1 (33.33%) Fintech
2 1 (33.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris
2 1 (33.33%) SUSE
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) BCP
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SAP