The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 482 459 521
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +62
Contract jobs citing iSeries 96 110 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.23% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.59% 0.72% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 53 29
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£475 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £250 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £352 £375
% change year-on-year
+34.94% -6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 -
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -
iSeries
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16171 15218 16173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.95% 31.55% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9949 9558 9540
Average daily rate £413 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 614 799
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in England

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in England

iSeries
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing iSeries across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

iSeries Daily Rate Histogram in England

iSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

iSeries Hourly Rate Trend in England

iSeries
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing iSeries across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

iSeries Hourly Rate Histogram in England

iSeries
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
London +12 35 £400 -21.95% 3
South East -4 35 £475 +26.32% 1
North West -2 9 - - 4
Yorkshire 0 8 £500 -
East Midlands +5 4 - - 2
South West -45 2 £393 -
East of England -26 1 £650 +116.66%
West Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
iSeries
UK

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 120 (61.54%) AS400
2 70 (35.90%) IBM
3 49 (25.13%) RPG
4 46 (23.59%) Finance
5 40 (20.51%) SQL
6 37 (18.97%) Microsoft
7 36 (18.46%) WebSphere
8 30 (15.38%) Middleware
9 29 (14.87%) RPG IV
10 27 (13.85%) Windows
10 27 (13.85%) Linux
11 26 (13.33%) UNIX
12 22 (11.28%) Mainframe
12 22 (11.28%) Data Warehouse
13 21 (10.77%) Project Management
14 20 (10.26%) Citrix
14 20 (10.26%) Banking
15 19 (9.74%) ERP
16 18 (9.23%) ITIL
16 18 (9.23%) WebSphere MQ
17 16 (8.21%) Internet
17 16 (8.21%) Oracle
18 15 (7.69%) BPCS
19 14 (7.18%) TOGAF
20 13 (6.67%) Clustering
20 13 (6.67%) MS Visio
20 13 (6.67%) .NET
20 13 (6.67%) COBOL
20 13 (6.67%) MS Office
20 13 (6.67%) Mentoring

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 36 (18.46%) WebSphere
2 10 (5.13%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.10%) MQSeries
4 6 (3.08%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (2.05%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.54%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.03%) Quickr
7 2 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.03%) Apache
7 2 (1.03%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.03%) SAS
7 2 (1.03%) IIS
8 1 (0.51%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (6.67%) MS Visio
1 13 (6.67%) MS Office
2 9 (4.62%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (7.69%) BPCS
2 8 (4.10%) Misys Midas
3 3 (1.54%) PRMS
4 2 (1.03%) SAP GRC
4 2 (1.03%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.03%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.03%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.21%) Internet
2 11 (5.64%) Intranet
3 6 (3.08%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.56%) FTP
4 5 (2.56%) SAN
5 3 (1.54%) Firewall
5 3 (1.54%) LAN
5 3 (1.54%) WAN
6 2 (1.03%) NAS
6 2 (1.03%) APPN
6 2 (1.03%) DNS
6 2 (1.03%) SSL
6 2 (1.03%) VoIP
6 2 (1.03%) HTTP
6 2 (1.03%) SNMP
7 1 (0.51%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.28%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (4.62%) DB2
3 6 (3.08%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.03%) DataStage
5 2 (1.03%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.03%) MySQL
5 2 (1.03%) QlikView
5 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.56%) ERwin
2 3 (1.54%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.03%) Toad
3 2 (1.03%) PVCS
3 2 (1.03%) JUnit
3 2 (1.03%) Selenium
4 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.51%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 46 (23.59%) Finance
2 20 (10.26%) Banking
3 11 (5.64%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.59%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.05%) Advertising
5 4 (2.05%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.05%) Retail
6 3 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.03%) Back Office
8 1 (0.51%) Marketing
8 1 (0.51%) Billing
8 1 (0.51%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 43 (22.05%) Developer
2 35 (17.95%) Analyst
3 27 (13.85%) Architect
4 25 (12.82%) Technical Support
5 23 (11.79%) AS400 Developer
6 19 (9.74%) Project Manager
7 16 (8.21%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (7.18%) Test Analyst
8 14 (7.18%) RPG Developer
9 12 (6.15%) Consultant
9 12 (6.15%) Technical Project Manager
9 12 (6.15%) Technical Manager
9 12 (6.15%) AS400 Support
10 11 (5.64%) Applications Support
11 10 (5.13%) Administrator
12 9 (4.62%) Infrastructure Manager
12 9 (4.62%) Analyst Programmer
12 9 (4.62%) Programmer
13 6 (3.08%) Support Manager
13 6 (3.08%) Technical Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.38%) Middleware
2 18 (9.23%) WebSphere MQ
3 13 (6.67%) .NET
4 11 (5.64%) Web Services
5 9 (4.62%) J2EE
6 8 (4.10%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 4 (2.05%) XML
8 2 (1.03%) REST
8 2 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.03%) APPC
8 2 (1.03%) EDI
8 2 (1.03%) XSLT
8 2 (1.03%) SAP Smart Forms
8 2 (1.03%) BAPI
8 2 (1.03%) Web Dynpro
8 2 (1.03%) SAP XI
8 2 (1.03%) WCF
9 1 (0.51%) Ajax
9 1 (0.51%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 120 (61.54%) AS400
2 22 (11.28%) Mainframe
3 13 (6.67%) Clustering
4 9 (4.62%) Enterprise Storage
4 9 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.08%) SWIFT
6 6 (3.08%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.08%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.08%) Derivative
7 5 (2.56%) Market Risk
8 4 (2.05%) Replication
9 2 (1.03%) FMCG
9 2 (1.03%) LPAR
9 2 (1.03%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.03%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.51%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.85%) Windows
1 27 (13.85%) Linux
2 26 (13.33%) UNIX
3 10 (5.13%) zOS
4 9 (4.62%) OS/400
4 9 (4.62%) Solaris
5 7 (3.59%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.54%) AIX
7 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.03%) i5/OS
7 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (1.03%) CentOS
7 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.03%) Debian
7 2 (1.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (10.77%) Project Management
2 19 (9.74%) ERP
3 18 (9.23%) ITIL
4 14 (7.18%) TOGAF
5 13 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 10 (5.13%) PRINCE2
6 10 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (4.62%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (4.62%) UML
7 9 (4.62%) E-Commerce
8 8 (4.10%) Technical Analysis
8 8 (4.10%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (4.10%) Data Modelling
8 8 (4.10%) Problem Management
9 7 (3.59%) Use Case
9 7 (3.59%) Lean Six Sigma
9 7 (3.59%) Migration
9 7 (3.59%) DSDM
9 7 (3.59%) Six Sigma
9 7 (3.59%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 49 (25.13%) RPG
2 40 (20.51%) SQL
3 29 (14.87%) RPG IV
4 13 (6.67%) COBOL
5 11 (5.64%) Java
5 11 (5.64%) RPG/400
6 8 (4.10%) Perl
7 7 (3.59%) C
8 2 (1.03%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.03%) SAPscript
8 2 (1.03%) Python
8 2 (1.03%) ABAP
8 2 (1.03%) C#
8 2 (1.03%) PHP
9 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 6 (3.08%) Degree
2 2 (1.03%) CISSP
2 2 (1.03%) CISA
3 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.51%) ISEB
3 1 (0.51%) PMP
3 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.59%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.03%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.51%) RACF
3 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.51%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 6 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.03%) Ansible
2 2 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.03%) Puppet
2 2 (1.03%) YUM
2 2 (1.03%) SCOM
2 2 (1.03%) Tivoli NetView
2 2 (1.03%) Control-M
2 2 (1.03%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 70 (35.90%) IBM
2 37 (18.97%) Microsoft
3 20 (10.26%) Citrix
4 16 (8.21%) Oracle
5 9 (4.62%) EMC
6 4 (2.05%) SolarWinds
6 4 (2.05%) SAP
7 3 (1.54%) VMware
8 2 (1.03%) SaltStack
8 2 (1.03%) Lotus
8 2 (1.03%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.03%) SunGard
8 2 (1.03%) HP
8 2 (1.03%) Intel
8 2 (1.03%) JBoss
8 2 (1.03%) Sybase
9 1 (0.51%) Capita
9 1 (0.51%) Cisco
9 1 (0.51%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.51%) Infor
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