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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM iSeries
Rank 556 562 495
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -67
Contract jobs citing iSeries 79 67 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.39% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 32 47
Median daily rate £450 £390 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £365 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.95% -14.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £32.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -1.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - £32.50
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
16856 17391 17057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.48% 32.82% 33.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11000 11127 10352
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 686 726
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.97 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.29 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+16.64% +2.88%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing iSeries as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the England region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +5 38 £400 - 3
South East -3 19 £350 -6.66% 3
Yorkshire +17 14 £500 +42.85% 1
West Midlands -32 3 - -
South West +8 2 - -
North West +7 1 - - 2
East Midlands -3 1 - -
iSeries
UK

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing iSeries also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 59 (42.75%) AS400
2 54 (39.13%) IBM
3 48 (34.78%) Linux
4 39 (28.26%) Windows
5 37 (26.81%) Finance
6 35 (25.36%) DB2
7 33 (23.91%) Unix
8 32 (23.19%) SQL
9 28 (20.29%) Change Management
9 28 (20.29%) Data Centre
10 24 (17.39%) VMware
11 22 (15.94%) WebSphere
12 21 (15.22%) ITIL
13 20 (14.49%) RPG
14 19 (13.77%) Migration
15 18 (13.04%) Oracle
15 18 (13.04%) Cisco
15 18 (13.04%) Apple iOS
16 17 (12.32%) RPG IV
17 16 (11.59%) Middleware
17 16 (11.59%) Citrix
17 16 (11.59%) WebSphere MQ
18 15 (10.87%) Java
18 15 (10.87%) AIX
19 14 (10.14%) SAN
19 14 (10.14%) Incident Management
19 14 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
20 13 (9.42%) Mainframe
20 13 (9.42%) Perl
20 13 (9.42%) Microsoft

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (15.94%) WebSphere
2 10 (7.25%) WebSphere Portal
3 9 (6.52%) JBoss
3 9 (6.52%) MQSeries
4 8 (5.80%) Apache
5 4 (2.90%) Apache Pig
5 4 (2.90%) FileNet
5 4 (2.90%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.90%) WebLogic Portal
5 4 (2.90%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.17%) CICS
7 2 (1.45%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.45%) IBM Domino
7 2 (1.45%) SAS
8 1 (0.72%) Confluence
8 1 (0.72%) IBM Transformation Extender
8 1 (0.72%) IIS
8 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.72%) nginx
8 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (7.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.72%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.45%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (1.45%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.45%) Unica
3 1 (0.72%) BPCS
3 1 (0.72%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.72%) INSURE/90
3 1 (0.72%) Movex
3 1 (0.72%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.45%) Office 365
2 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.14%) SAN
2 10 (7.25%) FTP
3 8 (5.80%) LDAP
4 7 (5.07%) SSL
5 6 (4.35%) LAN
6 5 (3.62%) MPLS
6 5 (3.62%) VPN
6 5 (3.62%) WAN
7 2 (1.45%) BGP
7 2 (1.45%) CTI
7 2 (1.45%) DNS
7 2 (1.45%) FabricPath
7 2 (1.45%) Firewall
7 2 (1.45%) IPsec
7 2 (1.45%) IPv4
7 2 (1.45%) IPv6
7 2 (1.45%) OSPF
7 2 (1.45%) TRILL
8 1 (0.72%) Internet
8 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (25.36%) DB2
2 8 (5.80%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.90%) Apache Hive
3 4 (2.90%) Big Data
3 4 (2.90%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.45%) DTS
4 2 (1.45%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.45%) QlikView
4 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.45%) Sqoop
5 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.17%) ChangeMan
2 1 (0.72%) Ant
2 1 (0.72%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.72%) JIRA
2 1 (0.72%) Maven
2 1 (0.72%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.72%) PVCS
2 1 (0.72%) Serena SBM
2 1 (0.72%) Subversion
2 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.72%) Vagrant
General
1 37 (26.81%) Finance
2 12 (8.70%) Banking
3 5 (3.62%) Back Office
3 5 (3.62%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.62%) Retail
4 4 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.17%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (19.57%) Administrator
2 22 (15.94%) Analyst
3 17 (12.32%) Developer
4 12 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 11 (7.97%) Systems Administrator
6 10 (7.25%) AS400 Support
7 9 (6.52%) Environment Manager
8 7 (5.07%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.35%) AS400 Administrator
9 6 (4.35%) Citrix Specialist
9 6 (4.35%) Consultant
9 6 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 6 (4.35%) Linux Operator
9 6 (4.35%) Linux Specialist
9 6 (4.35%) RPG Developer
9 6 (4.35%) Systems Developer
9 6 (4.35%) VMware Specialist
9 6 (4.35%) WebSphere Administrator
10 5 (3.62%) AS400 Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.59%) Middleware
1 16 (11.59%) WebSphere MQ
2 12 (8.70%) IBM Integration Bus
3 8 (5.80%) SAX
4 7 (5.07%) CGI
4 7 (5.07%) ISPF
4 7 (5.07%) JMS
4 7 (5.07%) XML
5 4 (2.90%) Apache Tez
5 4 (2.90%) J2EE
6 2 (1.45%) .NET
6 2 (1.45%) EDI
6 2 (1.45%) SAP XI
7 1 (0.72%) LAMP
7 1 (0.72%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.72%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 59 (42.75%) AS400
2 28 (20.29%) Data Centre
3 13 (9.42%) Mainframe
4 12 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.90%) Tandem
6 3 (2.17%) BYOD
6 3 (2.17%) Clustering
6 3 (2.17%) HACMP
6 3 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.45%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.45%) FMCG
7 2 (1.45%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.45%) IVR
7 2 (1.45%) LPAR
8 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.72%) DataPower
8 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 48 (34.78%) Linux
2 39 (28.26%) Windows
3 33 (23.91%) Unix
4 18 (13.04%) Apple iOS
5 15 (10.87%) AIX
6 14 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (5.80%) OS/400
8 7 (5.07%) Windows Server
9 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.17%) zOS
10 2 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.45%) Solaris
10 2 (1.45%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.72%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.29%) Change Management
2 21 (15.22%) ITIL
3 19 (13.77%) Migration
4 14 (10.14%) Incident Management
5 12 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (8.70%) SDLC
6 11 (7.97%) Project Management
7 10 (7.25%) Configuration Management
8 9 (6.52%) Release Management
8 9 (6.52%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (5.07%) ERP
9 7 (5.07%) ETL
9 7 (5.07%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (5.07%) Service Delivery
9 7 (5.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (4.35%) High Availability
10 6 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (3.62%) Regulatory Compliance
11 5 (3.62%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (23.19%) SQL
2 20 (14.49%) RPG
3 17 (12.32%) RPG IV
4 15 (10.87%) Java
5 13 (9.42%) Perl
6 7 (5.07%) JCL
7 5 (3.62%) C
7 5 (3.62%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.90%) Jython
8 4 (2.90%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.90%) RPG/400
9 3 (2.17%) REXX
10 2 (1.45%) C#
10 2 (1.45%) Lisp
10 2 (1.45%) R
10 2 (1.45%) VBA
11 1 (0.72%) C++
11 1 (0.72%) Delphi
11 1 (0.72%) Python
11 1 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (1.45%) IBM Certification
2 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.17%) PMBOK
2 2 (1.45%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.45%) QA
3 1 (0.72%) GMP
3 1 (0.72%) GxP
3 1 (0.72%) MiFID
3 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.25%) Active Directory
3 7 (5.07%) Time Sharing Option
4 5 (3.62%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (2.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 3 (2.17%) XenApp
5 3 (2.17%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.45%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.72%) Docker
7 1 (0.72%) Firmware
7 1 (0.72%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (6.52%) Tivoli
2 5 (3.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (2.90%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (2.90%) SCCM
4 2 (1.45%) Control-M
4 2 (1.45%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.72%) Ansible
5 1 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.72%) Nagios
5 1 (0.72%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.72%) Puppet
5 1 (0.72%) Scalr
5 1 (0.72%) SCOM
5 1 (0.72%) vRealize
5 1 (0.72%) WMI
Vendors
1 54 (39.13%) IBM
2 24 (17.39%) VMware
3 18 (13.04%) Cisco
3 18 (13.04%) Oracle
4 16 (11.59%) Citrix
5 13 (9.42%) Microsoft
6 9 (6.52%) Red Hat
6 9 (6.52%) Sitecore
6 9 (6.52%) webMethods
7 6 (4.35%) IFS
8 5 (3.62%) CommVault
8 5 (3.62%) Intel
9 4 (2.90%) SAP
9 4 (2.90%) Sun
10 3 (2.17%) JD Edwards
11 2 (1.45%) Axway
11 2 (1.45%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.45%) IBM Sterling
11 2 (1.45%) Informatica
11 2 (1.45%) Sybase
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