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 27 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 527 512 484
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -28
Contract jobs citing iSeries 45 51 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.093% 0.11% 0.074%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.34% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 18
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£400 £375 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £305 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £453 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 - £14.50
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
14780 14978 13086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.40% 31.67% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9125 9334 8055
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 610 676
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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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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 11 £350 -6.66% 1
East Midlands - 11 £414 - 8
North West -12 6 £413 - 1
South West -3 5 - - 1
Yorkshire -12 5 £400 +2.56% 3
East of England +5 4 £375 -11.76% 6
South East -39 3 £400 +28.00%
West Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
iSeries
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iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 65 (47.79%) IBM
2 48 (35.29%) AS400
3 36 (26.47%) SQL
4 34 (25.00%) RPG
5 33 (24.26%) Windows
6 25 (18.38%) Banking
7 22 (16.18%) UNIX
8 21 (15.44%) Finance
9 20 (14.71%) Java
10 19 (13.97%) ERP
11 18 (13.24%) RPG IV
12 17 (12.50%) Linux
12 17 (12.50%) Project Management
12 17 (12.50%) Microsoft
13 16 (11.76%) Manufacturing
14 13 (9.56%) Retail
14 13 (9.56%) WebSphere
14 13 (9.56%) ITIL
14 13 (9.56%) Oracle
15 12 (8.82%) SQL Server
15 12 (8.82%) COBOL
15 12 (8.82%) Replication
16 11 (8.09%) Derivative
17 10 (7.35%) SunGard GMI
17 10 (7.35%) SunGard
17 10 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
18 9 (6.62%) Internet
18 9 (6.62%) MS Office
18 9 (6.62%) DB2
18 9 (6.62%) TCP/IP

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (9.56%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.68%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.21%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.47%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (1.47%) Quickr
5 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.74%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.74%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.74%) CICS
Applications
1 9 (6.62%) MS Office
2 3 (2.21%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (7.35%) SunGard GMI
2 3 (2.21%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.47%) Misys Midas
3 2 (1.47%) PRMS
4 1 (0.74%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.74%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.62%) TCP/IP
1 9 (6.62%) Internet
2 7 (5.15%) LAN
3 6 (4.41%) WAN
4 5 (3.68%) FTP
5 4 (2.94%) HTTP
5 4 (2.94%) SNA
5 4 (2.94%) APPN
5 4 (2.94%) SAN
6 3 (2.21%) Firewall
6 3 (2.21%) VoIP
7 2 (1.47%) DNS
7 2 (1.47%) SNMP
7 2 (1.47%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.47%) Intranet
7 2 (1.47%) Network Security
8 1 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.62%) DB2
3 6 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.21%) MS Access
6 2 (1.47%) MySQL
6 2 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.21%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.47%) Toad
3 1 (0.74%) Synon
3 1 (0.74%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 25 (18.38%) Banking
2 21 (15.44%) Finance
3 16 (11.76%) Manufacturing
4 13 (9.56%) Retail
5 8 (5.88%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.94%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.21%) Back Office
8 2 (1.47%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.47%) Front Office
8 2 (1.47%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.47%) Private Banking
8 2 (1.47%) Automotive
8 2 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (20.59%) Analyst
2 23 (16.91%) Developer
3 16 (11.76%) Consultant
4 12 (8.82%) Support Analyst
5 10 (7.35%) Administrator
5 10 (7.35%) Systems Analyst
5 10 (7.35%) Service Desk Technician
6 9 (6.62%) RPG Developer
7 7 (5.15%) Technical Analyst
7 7 (5.15%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.15%) Backup Administrator
8 6 (4.41%) Applications Support
8 6 (4.41%) Applications Consultant
9 5 (3.68%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.68%) Tester
9 5 (3.68%) Test Manager
9 5 (3.68%) AS400 Developer
10 4 (2.94%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (2.94%) Project Manager
10 4 (2.94%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.15%) .NET
2 5 (3.68%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (2.94%) J2EE
3 4 (2.94%) APPC
4 3 (2.21%) EDI
4 3 (2.21%) Middleware
5 2 (1.47%) Java EE
5 2 (1.47%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 2 (1.47%) JavaBeans
5 2 (1.47%) Flash
5 2 (1.47%) Servlets
6 1 (0.74%) Struts
6 1 (0.74%) Web Services
6 1 (0.74%) XML
6 1 (0.74%) EJB
6 1 (0.74%) CSS
6 1 (0.74%) JDBC
6 1 (0.74%) JSP
6 1 (0.74%) HTML
6 1 (0.74%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (35.29%) AS400
2 12 (8.82%) Replication
3 11 (8.09%) Derivative
4 10 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.88%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.94%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.94%) SWIFT
6 4 (2.94%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.21%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.47%) FMCG
8 2 (1.47%) LPAR
9 1 (0.74%) Statistics
9 1 (0.74%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.74%) Clustering
9 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 33 (24.26%) Windows
2 22 (16.18%) UNIX
3 17 (12.50%) Linux
4 8 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.15%) i5/OS
5 7 (5.15%) OS/400
5 7 (5.15%) AIX
6 6 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.68%) Solaris
7 5 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.68%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.94%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.21%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.47%) HPUX
11 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.97%) ERP
2 17 (12.50%) Project Management
3 13 (9.56%) ITIL
4 9 (6.62%) Migration
5 8 (5.88%) Logistics
5 8 (5.88%) Change Management
6 7 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (5.15%) Problem Management
6 7 (5.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (5.15%) Change Data Capture
7 6 (4.41%) Mentoring
7 6 (4.41%) Regression Testing
7 6 (4.41%) Quality Management
8 4 (2.94%) TQM
8 4 (2.94%) Business Continuity
8 4 (2.94%) PLM
8 4 (2.94%) Business Process Improvement
8 4 (2.94%) Unit Testing
8 4 (2.94%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (2.94%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (26.47%) SQL
2 34 (25.00%) RPG
3 20 (14.71%) Java
4 18 (13.24%) RPG IV
5 12 (8.82%) COBOL
6 6 (4.41%) C
7 3 (2.21%) RPG/400
8 2 (1.47%) Perl
8 2 (1.47%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.47%) Prolog
9 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (2.94%) IBM Certification
2 3 (2.21%) CISSP
2 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.47%) MCSE
3 2 (1.47%) MCITP
3 2 (1.47%) HP APS
4 1 (0.74%) ISEB
4 1 (0.74%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.41%) QA
2 3 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.47%) SLA
3 2 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (3.68%) Firmware
2 4 (2.94%) PowerHA
3 3 (2.21%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.47%) Terminal Server
4 2 (1.47%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.74%) GPFS
5 1 (0.74%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (2.94%) Tivoli
1 4 (2.94%) Tivoli NetView
1 4 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (1.47%) SCCM
3 1 (0.74%) Netcool
3 1 (0.74%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (0.74%) Nagios
Vendors
1 65 (47.79%) IBM
2 17 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 13 (9.56%) Oracle
4 10 (7.35%) SunGard
5 7 (5.15%) CommVault
6 6 (4.41%) NetApp
7 5 (3.68%) Citrix
8 4 (2.94%) JD Edwards
8 4 (2.94%) NetIQ
8 4 (2.94%) Lotus
8 4 (2.94%) HP
8 4 (2.94%) Cognos
8 4 (2.94%) Kronos
9 3 (2.21%) VMware
9 3 (2.21%) Infor
9 3 (2.21%) BMC
10 2 (1.47%) Cisco
10 2 (1.47%) EMC
10 2 (1.47%) Misys
10 2 (1.47%) Fortinet
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