The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 44 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing iSeries 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.26% - 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.96% - 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£315 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £352 £375
% change year-on-year
+34.94% -6.13%
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 Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
104 74 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 27.30% 26.43% 29.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 46 36
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £10.50 £15.25 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.14% -76.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing iSeries across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing iSeries across the Cardiff region.

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 4 (80.00%) AS400
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) SLA
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) TestNG
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Guidewire
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) AIX
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (20.00%) OO

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 (20.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) TestNG
1 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Support Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Applications Support
1 3 (60.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) AS400 Support
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) AS400
2 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) AIX
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) OS/400
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (20.00%) UML
1 1 (20.00%) OO
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
1 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) COBOL
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) RPG
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) SLA
2 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Informatica
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Guidewire