The first 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 30 July 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 Cardiff 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 44 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing iSeries 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.54% - 1.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.35% - 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£345 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £340 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.67% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 -
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -
Miscellaneous Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
85 63 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.04% 24.23% 24.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 39 23
Average daily rate £373 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £14.38 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%
iSeries
South Wales

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 30 July 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 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) AS400
3 3 (50.00%) SLA
3 3 (50.00%) IBM
3 3 (50.00%) UNIX
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
4 2 (33.33%) AIX
4 2 (33.33%) COBOL
4 2 (33.33%) RPG
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) DB2
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) OS/400
4 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (16.67%) Informatica
5 1 (16.67%) TestDirector
5 1 (16.67%) IIS
5 1 (16.67%) MS Project
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) Linux

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) TestDirector
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) TestNG
1 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Applications Support Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Support Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Applications Support
2 2 (33.33%) AS400 Support
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) AS400
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) AIX
2 2 (33.33%) OS/400
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) UML
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) COBOL
1 2 (33.33%) RPG
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Informatica
3 1 (16.67%) Guidewire
3 1 (16.67%) VMware