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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 490 484 475
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing iSeries 89 67 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.45% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 25 44
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£400 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £675 £718
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £394 £330
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +19.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 - -
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
15290 14865 13381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.84% 31.74% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10003 9386 8026
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £233 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 625 763
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.27 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.71% +6.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.78 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +20 34 £470 +15.33% 2
South East -29 22 £225 -42.85% 2
East Midlands - 9 £363 - 1
East of England -11 6 £441 -
South West -22 6 - - 1
West Midlands -7 3 £375 -6.25%
North West - 1 £213 - 4
iSeries
UK

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 97 (54.19%) AS400
2 79 (44.13%) IBM
3 56 (31.28%) RPG
4 40 (22.35%) SQL
4 40 (22.35%) RPG IV
5 31 (17.32%) UNIX
6 30 (16.76%) Finance
7 28 (15.64%) Windows
8 27 (15.08%) Banking
9 24 (13.41%) Linux
10 21 (11.73%) WebSphere
11 19 (10.61%) COBOL
11 19 (10.61%) Microsoft
12 18 (10.06%) ITIL
13 16 (8.94%) Java
14 15 (8.38%) WebSphere MQ
15 14 (7.82%) TCP/IP
16 13 (7.26%) ERP
16 13 (7.26%) DB2
16 13 (7.26%) Manufacturing
17 12 (6.70%) Retail
17 12 (6.70%) TOGAF
17 12 (6.70%) Logistics
17 12 (6.70%) MS Office
17 12 (6.70%) Internet
17 12 (6.70%) Project Management
17 12 (6.70%) Mainframe
17 12 (6.70%) RPG/400
18 11 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (6.15%) SunGard

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 21 (11.73%) WebSphere
2 7 (3.91%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.79%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.23%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.23%) MQSeries
4 4 (2.23%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.23%) WebSphere Portal
4 4 (2.23%) Quickr
5 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.12%) JBoss
5 2 (1.12%) Apache
6 1 (0.56%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 12 (6.70%) MS Office
2 4 (2.23%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.23%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (5.03%) SunGard GMI
2 6 (3.35%) BPCS
3 5 (2.79%) Misys Midas
4 3 (1.68%) PRMS
5 2 (1.12%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.82%) TCP/IP
2 12 (6.70%) Internet
3 9 (5.03%) FTP
4 8 (4.47%) LAN
5 7 (3.91%) WAN
6 5 (2.79%) APPN
6 5 (2.79%) HTTP
7 4 (2.23%) SNMP
7 4 (2.23%) VoIP
7 4 (2.23%) DNS
7 4 (2.23%) Firewall
7 4 (2.23%) SAN
7 4 (2.23%) Intranet
8 3 (1.68%) SNA
9 2 (1.12%) SSL
9 2 (1.12%) NAS
9 2 (1.12%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.26%) DB2
2 9 (5.03%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.23%) MySQL
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.12%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.12%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.12%) MS Access
6 1 (0.56%) DataStage
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.68%) Toad
1 3 (1.68%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (1.68%) ERwin
2 2 (1.12%) Rational Application Developer
2 2 (1.12%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.56%) Synon
General
1 30 (16.76%) Finance
2 27 (15.08%) Banking
3 13 (7.26%) Manufacturing
4 12 (6.70%) Retail
5 6 (3.35%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.79%) Back Office
7 4 (2.23%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.23%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.68%) Automotive
9 2 (1.12%) Front Office
10 1 (0.56%) Legal
10 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.56%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (26.82%) Developer
2 33 (18.44%) Analyst
3 25 (13.97%) AS400 Developer
4 20 (11.17%) Architect
5 19 (10.61%) RPG Developer
6 18 (10.06%) Consultant
7 17 (9.50%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (7.26%) Administrator
9 11 (6.15%) Applications Support
10 8 (4.47%) Support Analyst
11 7 (3.91%) Test Analyst
11 7 (3.91%) AS400 Operator
11 7 (3.91%) Backup Administrator
12 6 (3.35%) Service Desk Technician
12 6 (3.35%) Technical Support
12 6 (3.35%) Applications Consultant
13 5 (2.79%) Technical Analyst
13 5 (2.79%) Help Desk Operator
13 5 (2.79%) COBOL Developer
14 4 (2.23%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.38%) WebSphere MQ
2 10 (5.59%) Middleware
3 6 (3.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 5 (2.79%) APPC
5 3 (1.68%) HTML
5 3 (1.68%) XML
6 2 (1.12%) J2EE
6 2 (1.12%) CSS
6 2 (1.12%) JDBC
6 2 (1.12%) JSP
6 2 (1.12%) Struts
6 2 (1.12%) Web Services
6 2 (1.12%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.12%) Spring
6 2 (1.12%) Ajax
6 2 (1.12%) Spring Security
6 2 (1.12%) SAML
7 1 (0.56%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.56%) Flash
7 1 (0.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 97 (54.19%) AS400
2 12 (6.70%) Mainframe
3 11 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.59%) Derivative
4 10 (5.59%) Replication
5 7 (3.91%) SWIFT
6 6 (3.35%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.35%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.23%) FMCG
8 3 (1.68%) Clustering
8 3 (1.68%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.12%) LPAR
9 2 (1.12%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.12%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.56%) Statistics
10 1 (0.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 31 (17.32%) UNIX
2 28 (15.64%) Windows
3 24 (13.41%) Linux
4 9 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (4.47%) OS/400
5 8 (4.47%) AIX
5 8 (4.47%) i5/OS
5 8 (4.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.23%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (1.68%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.68%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.68%) Solaris
9 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.12%) Debian
9 2 (1.12%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.12%) CentOS
9 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.56%) zOS
10 1 (0.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (10.06%) ITIL
2 13 (7.26%) ERP
3 12 (6.70%) Project Management
3 12 (6.70%) TOGAF
3 12 (6.70%) Logistics
4 9 (5.03%) Migration
4 9 (5.03%) Problem Management
4 9 (5.03%) Mentoring
5 6 (3.35%) Change Data Capture
5 6 (3.35%) Enterprise Modelling
5 6 (3.35%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (3.35%) Systems Analysis
5 6 (3.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (3.35%) Change Management
6 5 (2.79%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (2.79%) Data Migration
7 4 (2.23%) Lean Six Sigma
7 4 (2.23%) Software Testing
7 4 (2.23%) Incident Management
7 4 (2.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 56 (31.28%) RPG
2 40 (22.35%) SQL
2 40 (22.35%) RPG IV
3 19 (10.61%) COBOL
4 16 (8.94%) Java
5 12 (6.70%) RPG/400
6 11 (6.15%) C
7 6 (3.35%) Perl
8 2 (1.12%) PHP
8 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.12%) Python
8 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (3.35%) Degree
2 3 (1.68%) IBM Certification
3 2 (1.12%) MCITP
3 2 (1.12%) MCSE
3 2 (1.12%) CISSP
3 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.12%) HP APS
4 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.56%) ISEB
4 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.12%) SLA
1 2 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (5.03%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.79%) Firmware
3 4 (2.23%) Terminal Server
4 3 (1.68%) PowerHA
5 2 (1.12%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.12%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.56%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (2.79%) Tivoli NetView
2 4 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.12%) yum
3 2 (1.12%) Puppet
3 2 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.12%) Ansible
3 2 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.12%) Control-M
3 2 (1.12%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.12%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.12%) SCOM
4 1 (0.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 79 (44.13%) IBM
2 19 (10.61%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.15%) SunGard
4 10 (5.59%) Oracle
5 7 (3.91%) Citrix
5 7 (3.91%) CommVault
6 6 (3.35%) HP
7 5 (2.79%) Lotus
8 4 (2.23%) NetApp
9 3 (1.68%) NetIQ
9 3 (1.68%) Cognos
10 2 (1.12%) Cisco
10 2 (1.12%) Misys
10 2 (1.12%) EMC
10 2 (1.12%) Intel
10 2 (1.12%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.12%) BMC
10 2 (1.12%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.12%) Infor
10 2 (1.12%) SolarWinds
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