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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 530 487 479
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -8
Contract jobs citing iSeries 60 81 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.52% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 39 17
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.72% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £550 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £422 £353 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.71% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% +12.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
- +39.78%
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
15514 15484 14208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.02% 32.15% 33.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9731 9758 8574
Average daily rate £420 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £234 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 614 617
Average hourly rate £18.24 £21.00 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.16% -7.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

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 29 May 2015.

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
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 29 May 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
London -17 19 £375 -16.66% 4
South East -17 14 £431 +32.69% 3
East Midlands - 12 £414 - 1
East of England 0 4 £315 - 2
Yorkshire -17 4 £500 +31.57% 1
South West +13 3 - - 4
North West -16 2 - - 1
South Coast - 2 £350 -
iSeries
UK

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 43 (37.07%) IBM
2 40 (34.48%) AS400
3 36 (31.03%) Windows
4 32 (27.59%) SQL
4 32 (27.59%) Microsoft
5 26 (22.41%) RPG
5 26 (22.41%) Linux
6 23 (19.83%) UNIX
7 21 (18.10%) Finance
7 21 (18.10%) WebSphere
8 18 (15.52%) Java
9 17 (14.66%) MS Office
10 16 (13.79%) ITIL
11 15 (12.93%) Project Management
12 14 (12.07%) Citrix
12 14 (12.07%) Banking
13 13 (11.21%) .NET
13 13 (11.21%) Oracle
13 13 (11.21%) SQL Server
14 12 (10.34%) DB2
14 12 (10.34%) AIX
14 12 (10.34%) SDLC
15 11 (9.48%) Data Centre
15 11 (9.48%) MS Excel
15 11 (9.48%) ERP
15 11 (9.48%) Manufacturing
15 11 (9.48%) VMware
16 10 (8.62%) Retail
17 9 (7.76%) RPG IV
17 9 (7.76%) Agile Software Development

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 21 (18.10%) WebSphere
2 7 (6.03%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.59%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.72%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.72%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.72%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.86%) Quickr
5 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.86%) CICS
Applications
1 17 (14.66%) MS Office
2 11 (9.48%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (6.90%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (4.31%) SunGard GMI
2 5 (4.31%) Maximo
3 4 (3.45%) Misys Midas
3 4 (3.45%) Kondor+
3 4 (3.45%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (1.72%) PRMS
5 1 (0.86%) JDE World
5 1 (0.86%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.86%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.86%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.59%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.76%) LAN
2 7 (6.03%) SAN
2 7 (6.03%) Internet
3 5 (4.31%) WAN
4 4 (3.45%) FTP
4 4 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.45%) ISDN
4 4 (3.45%) PABX
5 3 (2.59%) Firewall
5 3 (2.59%) APPN
5 3 (2.59%) SNA
5 3 (2.59%) HTTP
6 2 (1.72%) VoIP
6 2 (1.72%) Network Security
7 1 (0.86%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.86%) Intranet
7 1 (0.86%) MPLS
7 1 (0.86%) SSL
7 1 (0.86%) DNS
7 1 (0.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.34%) DB2
3 7 (6.03%) MS Access
4 4 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.45%) QlikView
5 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.72%) MySQL
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Selenium
2 3 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.59%) TestComplete
2 3 (2.59%) SoapUI
2 3 (2.59%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.72%) Toad
3 2 (1.72%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.72%) JIRA
3 2 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.86%) ChangeMan
General
1 21 (18.10%) Finance
2 14 (12.07%) Banking
3 11 (9.48%) Manufacturing
4 10 (8.62%) Retail
5 5 (4.31%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.59%) Back Office
7 2 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.72%) Legal
7 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.72%) Front Office
8 1 (0.86%) Automotive
8 1 (0.86%) French Language
8 1 (0.86%) German Language
8 1 (0.86%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.86%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (32.76%) Analyst
2 14 (12.07%) Developer
2 14 (12.07%) Support Analyst
3 10 (8.62%) Service Desk Technician
4 8 (6.90%) Test Manager
4 8 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 7 (6.03%) RPG Developer
5 7 (6.03%) Systems Analyst
5 7 (6.03%) Consultant
6 5 (4.31%) Applications Support
6 5 (4.31%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (4.31%) Tester
7 4 (3.45%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.45%) Test Analyst
7 4 (3.45%) Business Systems Analyst
7 4 (3.45%) AS400 Developer
7 4 (3.45%) Java Developer
7 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (3.45%) Technical Manager
7 4 (3.45%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.21%) .NET
2 7 (6.03%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (4.31%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 3 (2.59%) APPC
4 3 (2.59%) EDI
4 3 (2.59%) HTML
4 3 (2.59%) J2EE
5 2 (1.72%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.72%) Servlets
5 2 (1.72%) SOAP
5 2 (1.72%) JavaBeans
5 2 (1.72%) Flash
5 2 (1.72%) Middleware
5 2 (1.72%) Java EE
6 1 (0.86%) ISPF
6 1 (0.86%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 40 (34.48%) AS400
2 11 (9.48%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.03%) Replication
4 7 (6.03%) Mainframe
5 6 (5.17%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.31%) Derivative
7 4 (3.45%) Client/Server
7 4 (3.45%) STB
7 4 (3.45%) Data Structures
8 3 (2.59%) Clustering
9 2 (1.72%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.86%) BYOD
10 1 (0.86%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.86%) LPAR
10 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.86%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.86%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 36 (31.03%) Windows
2 26 (22.41%) Linux
3 23 (19.83%) UNIX
4 12 (10.34%) AIX
5 8 (6.90%) Windows 7
6 7 (6.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (5.17%) zOS
8 5 (4.31%) Solaris
9 4 (3.45%) OS/400
9 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.45%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.59%) i5/OS
10 3 (2.59%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.59%) HPUX
11 2 (1.72%) Android
12 1 (0.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.79%) ITIL
2 15 (12.93%) Project Management
3 12 (10.34%) SDLC
4 11 (9.48%) ERP
5 9 (7.76%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (6.90%) Migration
7 7 (6.03%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (6.03%) Regression Testing
8 6 (5.17%) Change Management
8 6 (5.17%) Quality Management
8 6 (5.17%) Mentoring
9 5 (4.31%) System Testing
9 5 (4.31%) Change Data Capture
9 5 (4.31%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (4.31%) Risk Management
9 5 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.31%) Information Security
9 5 (4.31%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (4.31%) Problem Management
10 4 (3.45%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.59%) SQL
2 26 (22.41%) RPG
3 18 (15.52%) Java
4 9 (7.76%) RPG IV
5 5 (4.31%) VBA
5 5 (4.31%) C
6 4 (3.45%) COBOL
7 3 (2.59%) Prolog
7 3 (2.59%) C#
8 2 (1.72%) Perl
8 2 (1.72%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.72%) RPG/400
9 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.86%) REXX
9 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.86%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (2.59%) CIMA
1 3 (2.59%) IBM Certification
1 3 (2.59%) ACCA
2 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.86%) HP APS
3 1 (0.86%) CISA
3 1 (0.86%) MCITP
3 1 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.86%) ISEB
3 1 (0.86%) CISSP
3 1 (0.86%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.86%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.59%) PowerHA
1 3 (2.59%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.86%) XenApp
2 1 (0.86%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.86%) GPFS
2 1 (0.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.86%) Terminal Server
2 1 (0.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (6.90%) Tivoli
2 7 (6.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (2.59%) Tivoli NetView
3 3 (2.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.72%) SCCM
5 1 (0.86%) Netcool
5 1 (0.86%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.86%) Nagios
Vendors
1 43 (37.07%) IBM
2 32 (27.59%) Microsoft
3 14 (12.07%) Citrix
4 13 (11.21%) Oracle
5 11 (9.48%) VMware
6 6 (5.17%) Cisco
7 5 (4.31%) SunGard
7 5 (4.31%) JD Edwards
7 5 (4.31%) SAP
8 4 (3.45%) Reuters
8 4 (3.45%) NetApp
8 4 (3.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 4 (3.45%) Kronos
9 3 (2.59%) Google
9 3 (2.59%) Coremetrics
9 3 (2.59%) BMC
9 3 (2.59%) HP
9 3 (2.59%) NetIQ
10 2 (1.72%) Cognos
10 2 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
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