The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 124 125 114
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing iSeries 4 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.16% 0.31% 0.087%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.64% 1.18% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
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£450 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £390 £330
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 - £14.50
iSeries
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
624 676 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.71% 26.34% 24.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 330 266
Average daily rate £375 £350 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £197 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 57 55
Average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -47.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.93 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £46.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

iSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing iSeries across the East of England region.

iSeries Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

iSeries
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
Essex +10 3 - -
Norfolk - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
iSeries
England

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 6 (85.71%) IBM
1 6 (85.71%) AS400
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) MS Access
2 3 (42.86%) OS/400
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 3 (42.86%) BMC
2 3 (42.86%) NetApp
2 3 (42.86%) Tivoli
2 3 (42.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) UNIX
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) AIX
2 3 (42.86%) Solaris
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) VMware ESX
2 3 (42.86%) Capacity Management
3 2 (28.57%) Change Control
3 2 (28.57%) Information Security
3 2 (28.57%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
1 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) MS Access
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Legal
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Technical Support
2 3 (42.86%) Technical Support Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) AS400 Support
3 2 (28.57%) Capacity Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Storage Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) AS400
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) AIX
1 3 (42.86%) Solaris
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) OS/400
2 2 (28.57%) HPUX
3 1 (14.29%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
1 3 (42.86%) Capacity Management
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (28.57%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Tivoli
1 3 (42.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) BMC
2 3 (42.86%) NetApp
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle