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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 491 496 487
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing iSeries 89 62 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 0.41% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 26 43
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £230 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £675 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £352 £335
% change year-on-year
+10.08% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -42.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £29.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -
iSeries
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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
15953 15269 14336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.59% 32.11% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10301 9748 8521
Average daily rate £415 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 624 744
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 21 November 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
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 21 November 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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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 +9 33 £575 +15.00% 7
South East -10 29 £488 +29.65% 2
East Midlands +10 9 £375 -6.25%
North West -3 5 £213 -3.40% 1
West Midlands -13 2 £450 - 1
Midlands -2 1 - -
East of England -18 1 £400 - 1
South West - - - - 2
iSeries
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iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 118 (58.71%) AS400
2 78 (38.81%) IBM
3 66 (32.84%) RPG
4 51 (25.37%) SQL
5 43 (21.39%) RPG IV
6 39 (19.40%) Finance
7 33 (16.42%) WebSphere
8 32 (15.92%) Banking
9 29 (14.43%) UNIX
10 21 (10.45%) Windows
11 20 (9.95%) Linux
11 20 (9.95%) ITIL
11 20 (9.95%) Middleware
12 19 (9.45%) COBOL
12 19 (9.45%) ERP
13 18 (8.96%) Java
13 18 (8.96%) Microsoft
14 17 (8.46%) Oracle
15 16 (7.96%) Derivative
16 15 (7.46%) TOGAF
16 15 (7.46%) Data Warehouse
16 15 (7.46%) WebSphere MQ
16 15 (7.46%) Mentoring
17 14 (6.97%) RPG/400
17 14 (6.97%) Project Management
17 14 (6.97%) DB2
17 14 (6.97%) Manufacturing
18 13 (6.47%) Mainframe
19 12 (5.97%) Investment Banking
20 11 (5.47%) Logistics

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 33 (16.42%) WebSphere
2 8 (3.98%) MQSeries
3 5 (2.49%) WebSphere Portal
3 5 (2.49%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.99%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.49%) Quickr
5 3 (1.49%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.49%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.00%) JBoss
6 2 (1.00%) Apache
6 2 (1.00%) SAS
7 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.50%) IIS
7 1 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 9 (4.48%) MS Office
2 6 (2.99%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.49%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (4.98%) BPCS
2 9 (4.48%) SunGard GMI
3 7 (3.48%) Misys Midas
4 3 (1.49%) PRMS
5 1 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.48%) TCP/IP
1 9 (4.48%) Internet
2 7 (3.48%) FTP
3 5 (2.49%) LAN
4 4 (1.99%) WAN
5 3 (1.49%) SAN
5 3 (1.49%) Intranet
5 3 (1.49%) APPN
5 3 (1.49%) VoIP
5 3 (1.49%) HTTP
5 3 (1.49%) SNMP
5 3 (1.49%) DNS
6 2 (1.00%) SSL
6 2 (1.00%) Firewall
6 2 (1.00%) NAS
7 1 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.50%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.46%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (6.97%) DB2
3 8 (3.98%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.00%) MySQL
5 2 (1.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.00%) DataStage
5 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.00%) QlikView
5 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (2.49%) ERwin
2 3 (1.49%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.00%) Selenium
3 2 (1.00%) JUnit
3 2 (1.00%) PVCS
3 2 (1.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.00%) Toad
3 2 (1.00%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.50%) Synon
General
1 39 (19.40%) Finance
2 32 (15.92%) Banking
3 14 (6.97%) Manufacturing
4 12 (5.97%) Investment Banking
5 9 (4.48%) Retail
6 5 (2.49%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.99%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.49%) Back Office
9 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.50%) Advertising
9 1 (0.50%) Automotive
9 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (27.36%) Developer
2 33 (16.42%) Analyst
3 28 (13.93%) AS400 Developer
4 25 (12.44%) Architect
5 23 (11.44%) Consultant
6 20 (9.95%) RPG Developer
7 18 (8.96%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (6.47%) Administrator
9 11 (5.47%) Applications Support
9 11 (5.47%) Test Analyst
10 10 (4.98%) Project Manager
10 10 (4.98%) Technical Support
11 7 (3.48%) Programmer
11 7 (3.48%) Technical Project Manager
11 7 (3.48%) Analyst Programmer
11 7 (3.48%) Technical Manager
11 7 (3.48%) AS400 Operator
12 6 (2.99%) Applications Consultant
13 5 (2.49%) Tester
13 5 (2.49%) Help Desk Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.95%) Middleware
2 15 (7.46%) WebSphere MQ
3 11 (5.47%) .NET
4 10 (4.98%) J2EE
4 10 (4.98%) Web Services
5 7 (3.48%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 3 (1.49%) APPC
6 3 (1.49%) XML
6 3 (1.49%) HTML
7 2 (1.00%) SAML
7 2 (1.00%) CSS
7 2 (1.00%) JDBC
7 2 (1.00%) JSP
7 2 (1.00%) Struts
7 2 (1.00%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.00%) Spring
7 2 (1.00%) Ajax
7 2 (1.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.00%) Spring Security
8 1 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 118 (58.71%) AS400
2 16 (7.96%) Derivative
3 13 (6.47%) Mainframe
4 11 (5.47%) Replication
5 10 (4.98%) SWIFT
6 9 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.99%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.99%) Computer Science
9 5 (2.49%) Market Risk
9 5 (2.49%) Clustering
10 4 (1.99%) FMCG
11 3 (1.49%) LPAR
12 2 (1.00%) Fat Client
12 2 (1.00%) Thin Client
13 1 (0.50%) IBM Mainframe
13 1 (0.50%) Tandem
13 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.43%) UNIX
2 21 (10.45%) Windows
3 20 (9.95%) Linux
4 5 (2.49%) AIX
4 5 (2.49%) i5/OS
4 5 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.99%) OS/400
5 4 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (1.00%) CentOS
7 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.00%) Debian
7 2 (1.00%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.50%) zOS
8 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (9.95%) ITIL
2 19 (9.45%) ERP
3 15 (7.46%) TOGAF
3 15 (7.46%) Mentoring
4 14 (6.97%) Project Management
5 11 (5.47%) Logistics
6 10 (4.98%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (4.98%) UML
7 9 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (3.98%) Data Modelling
8 8 (3.98%) Migration
8 8 (3.98%) Technical Analysis
8 8 (3.98%) Problem Management
9 7 (3.48%) Use Case
9 7 (3.48%) Lean Six Sigma
9 7 (3.48%) Coaching
9 7 (3.48%) Logical Data Model
9 7 (3.48%) Waterfall
9 7 (3.48%) DSDM
9 7 (3.48%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 66 (32.84%) RPG
2 51 (25.37%) SQL
3 43 (21.39%) RPG IV
4 19 (9.45%) COBOL
5 18 (8.96%) Java
6 14 (6.97%) RPG/400
7 9 (4.48%) C
8 7 (3.48%) Perl
9 2 (1.00%) PHP
9 2 (1.00%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.00%) Python
9 2 (1.00%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (2.99%) Degree
2 3 (1.49%) CISSP
3 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.50%) IBM Certification
3 1 (0.50%) CISA
3 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.00%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.98%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.49%) Firmware
3 3 (1.49%) Terminal Server
4 2 (1.00%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.50%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.49%) Tivoli NetView
3 2 (1.00%) Control-M
3 2 (1.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.00%) YUM
3 2 (1.00%) Puppet
3 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.00%) Ansible
3 2 (1.00%) SCOM
4 1 (0.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 78 (38.81%) IBM
2 18 (8.96%) Microsoft
3 17 (8.46%) Oracle
4 11 (5.47%) SunGard
5 5 (2.49%) Citrix
6 4 (1.99%) CommVault
6 4 (1.99%) Lotus
7 3 (1.49%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.49%) HP
8 2 (1.00%) Cognos
8 2 (1.00%) Intel
8 2 (1.00%) SaltStack
8 2 (1.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.00%) Infor
9 1 (0.50%) NetIQ
9 1 (0.50%) Niku
9 1 (0.50%) Kronos
9 1 (0.50%) NetApp
9 1 (0.50%) EMC
9 1 (0.50%) Sybase
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