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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 490 457 515
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +58
Contract jobs citing iSeries 90 105 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 0.69% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 52 40
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£475 £410 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.85% +4.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £250 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £341 £375
% change year-on-year
+39.19% -9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £29.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.27% -
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
16134 15314 16339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.03% 31.82% 30.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10047 9678 9683
Average daily rate £420 £415 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 590 808
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +1 33 £400 -20.00% 2
South East -16 33 £500 +42.04% 2
North West -5 9 - - 5
Yorkshire -3 6 £500 -
East Midlands +6 4 - - 2
South West -30 2 £393 -
East of England -29 1 £650 +116.66%
West Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
iSeries
UK

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 123 (62.76%) AS400
2 71 (36.22%) IBM
3 52 (26.53%) RPG
4 44 (22.45%) Finance
5 41 (20.92%) SQL
6 36 (18.37%) WebSphere
7 34 (17.35%) Microsoft
8 32 (16.33%) RPG IV
9 28 (14.29%) Middleware
10 26 (13.27%) UNIX
11 25 (12.76%) Windows
11 25 (12.76%) Linux
12 21 (10.71%) Mainframe
13 20 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
13 20 (10.20%) Banking
14 19 (9.69%) Citrix
15 18 (9.18%) WebSphere MQ
15 18 (9.18%) Project Management
15 18 (9.18%) ERP
15 18 (9.18%) ITIL
16 15 (7.65%) Oracle
16 15 (7.65%) BPCS
17 14 (7.14%) TOGAF
17 14 (7.14%) Internet
17 14 (7.14%) Mentoring
18 13 (6.63%) RPG/400
18 13 (6.63%) COBOL
18 13 (6.63%) MS Office
18 13 (6.63%) Clustering
19 12 (6.12%) .NET

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (18.37%) WebSphere
2 9 (4.59%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.08%) MQSeries
4 6 (3.06%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (2.04%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.53%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.02%) IIS
7 2 (1.02%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.02%) Apache
7 2 (1.02%) SAS
7 2 (1.02%) Quickr
8 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.51%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 13 (6.63%) MS Office
2 12 (6.12%) MS Visio
3 8 (4.08%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.51%) MS Project
4 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (7.65%) BPCS
2 8 (4.08%) Misys Midas
3 3 (1.53%) PRMS
4 2 (1.02%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.02%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.02%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.02%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.14%) Internet
2 9 (4.59%) Intranet
3 6 (3.06%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.55%) FTP
4 5 (2.55%) SAN
5 3 (1.53%) Firewall
6 2 (1.02%) APPN
6 2 (1.02%) HTTP
6 2 (1.02%) SNMP
6 2 (1.02%) DNS
6 2 (1.02%) LAN
6 2 (1.02%) VoIP
6 2 (1.02%) WAN
6 2 (1.02%) SSL
6 2 (1.02%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (5.61%) DB2
3 5 (2.55%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.02%) QlikView
5 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.02%) DataStage
5 2 (1.02%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.02%) MySQL
6 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (2.55%) ERwin
2 3 (1.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.02%) Selenium
3 2 (1.02%) PVCS
3 2 (1.02%) JUnit
3 2 (1.02%) Toad
3 2 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.51%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
General
1 44 (22.45%) Finance
2 20 (10.20%) Banking
3 11 (5.61%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.04%) Retail
6 3 (1.53%) Advertising
7 2 (1.02%) Back Office
8 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.51%) Billing
8 1 (0.51%) Automotive
8 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (22.45%) Developer
2 35 (17.86%) Analyst
3 28 (14.29%) Architect
4 25 (12.76%) Technical Support
5 24 (12.24%) AS400 Developer
6 19 (9.69%) Project Manager
7 18 (9.18%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (7.65%) RPG Developer
9 14 (7.14%) Consultant
9 14 (7.14%) Test Analyst
10 12 (6.12%) AS400 Support
10 12 (6.12%) Technical Manager
10 12 (6.12%) Technical Project Manager
11 11 (5.61%) Applications Support
12 10 (5.10%) Administrator
13 9 (4.59%) Analyst Programmer
13 9 (4.59%) Programmer
14 6 (3.06%) COBOL Developer
14 6 (3.06%) Infrastructure Manager
14 6 (3.06%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.29%) Middleware
2 18 (9.18%) WebSphere MQ
3 12 (6.12%) .NET
4 11 (5.61%) Web Services
5 9 (4.59%) J2EE
6 8 (4.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 4 (2.04%) XML
8 2 (1.02%) WCF
8 2 (1.02%) Web Dynpro
8 2 (1.02%) SAP Smart Forms
8 2 (1.02%) BAPI
8 2 (1.02%) SAP XI
8 2 (1.02%) APPC
8 2 (1.02%) XSLT
8 2 (1.02%) HTML
8 2 (1.02%) EDI
8 2 (1.02%) REST
8 2 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.51%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 123 (62.76%) AS400
2 21 (10.71%) Mainframe
3 13 (6.63%) Clustering
4 8 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
5 7 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.06%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.06%) Derivative
6 6 (3.06%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.06%) SWIFT
7 5 (2.55%) Market Risk
8 4 (2.04%) Replication
9 2 (1.02%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.02%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.02%) LPAR
9 2 (1.02%) FMCG
10 1 (0.51%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.27%) UNIX
2 25 (12.76%) Windows
2 25 (12.76%) Linux
3 9 (4.59%) OS/400
4 8 (4.08%) zOS
5 7 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 7 (3.57%) Solaris
6 3 (1.53%) AIX
7 2 (1.02%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.02%) i5/OS
7 2 (1.02%) Debian
7 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (1.02%) CentOS
7 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (9.18%) Project Management
1 18 (9.18%) ERP
1 18 (9.18%) ITIL
2 14 (7.14%) TOGAF
2 14 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 10 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (4.59%) PRINCE2
4 9 (4.59%) UML
4 9 (4.59%) Migration
4 9 (4.59%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (4.08%) Problem Management
5 8 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (4.08%) Data Modelling
5 8 (4.08%) Technical Analysis
6 7 (3.57%) Waterfall
6 7 (3.57%) Coaching
6 7 (3.57%) E-Commerce
6 7 (3.57%) DSDM
6 7 (3.57%) Six Sigma
6 7 (3.57%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 52 (26.53%) RPG
2 41 (20.92%) SQL
3 32 (16.33%) RPG IV
4 13 (6.63%) RPG/400
4 13 (6.63%) COBOL
5 10 (5.10%) Java
6 8 (4.08%) Perl
7 7 (3.57%) C
8 2 (1.02%) SAPscript
8 2 (1.02%) ABAP
8 2 (1.02%) C#
8 2 (1.02%) PHP
8 2 (1.02%) Python
8 2 (1.02%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (3.06%) Degree
1 6 (3.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (1.02%) CISA
2 2 (1.02%) CISSP
3 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.51%) ISEB
3 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.02%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.51%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.51%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (3.06%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.02%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.02%) Tivoli NetView
2 2 (1.02%) Control-M
2 2 (1.02%) Puppet
2 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.02%) Ansible
2 2 (1.02%) YUM
2 2 (1.02%) SCOM
Vendors
1 71 (36.22%) IBM
2 34 (17.35%) Microsoft
3 19 (9.69%) Citrix
4 15 (7.65%) Oracle
5 7 (3.57%) EMC
6 4 (2.04%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.53%) SAP
7 3 (1.53%) VMware
8 2 (1.02%) Lotus
8 2 (1.02%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.02%) Intel
8 2 (1.02%) JBoss
8 2 (1.02%) Sybase
8 2 (1.02%) SunGard
8 2 (1.02%) HP
8 2 (1.02%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.51%) Infor
9 1 (0.51%) Cisco
9 1 (0.51%) Capita