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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM iSeries
Rank 542 542 527
Rank change year-on-year
0 -15
Contract jobs citing iSeries 82 81 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.50% 0.46% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 31 32
Median daily rate £475 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £350 £475
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 9
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.88% +148.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-52.94% +30.76%
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
16499 17594 17324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.32% 33.42% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10728 11164 10644
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 739 756
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.02 £18.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% +4.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £44.14 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.16 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.34% +8.57%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +43 41 £350 -23.28% 2
Yorkshire +28 20 £500 +56.25%
South East -5 12 £280 -21.67% 4
West Midlands -29 4 - -
South West +9 2 - - 1
North West +10 1 - - 1
East of England +3 1 - -
iSeries
UK

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 53 (41.73%) AS400
2 40 (31.50%) Linux
2 40 (31.50%) Finance
3 39 (30.71%) Unix
4 38 (29.92%) IBM
5 32 (25.20%) Windows
6 30 (23.62%) WebSphere
7 21 (16.54%) Perl
7 21 (16.54%) Oracle
7 21 (16.54%) Banking
8 20 (15.75%) Middleware
8 20 (15.75%) Data Centre
9 19 (14.96%) WebSphere MQ
9 19 (14.96%) DB2
9 19 (14.96%) SQL
9 19 (14.96%) WebSphere Portal
10 18 (14.17%) VMware
10 18 (14.17%) RPG
11 17 (13.39%) Java
11 17 (13.39%) Microsoft
11 17 (13.39%) Migration
12 16 (12.60%) IBM Integration Bus
13 14 (11.02%) MS Visio
14 13 (10.24%) AIX
14 13 (10.24%) Cisco
14 13 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (10.24%) Performance Tuning
15 12 (9.45%) Change Management
15 12 (9.45%) WebLogic Portal
15 12 (9.45%) Mainframe

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 30 (23.62%) WebSphere
2 19 (14.96%) WebSphere Portal
3 12 (9.45%) MQSeries
3 12 (9.45%) WebLogic
3 12 (9.45%) WebLogic Portal
3 12 (9.45%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (8.66%) FileNet
5 10 (7.87%) JBoss
6 4 (3.15%) Apache Pig
6 4 (3.15%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.36%) CICS
8 2 (1.57%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.57%) IBM Domino
8 2 (1.57%) SAS
9 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.79%) IBM Transformation Extender
9 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (11.02%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.51%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.79%) BPCS
2 1 (0.79%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.79%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.79%) Movex
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.79%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.66%) LDAP
2 10 (7.87%) FTP
3 6 (4.72%) LAN
3 6 (4.72%) WAN
4 5 (3.94%) MPLS
4 5 (3.94%) VPN
5 2 (1.57%) BGP
5 2 (1.57%) CTI
5 2 (1.57%) DNS
5 2 (1.57%) FabricPath
5 2 (1.57%) Firewall
5 2 (1.57%) IPsec
5 2 (1.57%) IPv4
5 2 (1.57%) IPv6
5 2 (1.57%) OSPF
5 2 (1.57%) SAN
5 2 (1.57%) TRILL
6 1 (0.79%) Internet
6 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.96%) DB2
2 6 (4.72%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.15%) Apache Hive
3 4 (3.15%) Big Data
4 3 (2.36%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (1.57%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.57%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.79%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (2.36%) ChangeMan
2 1 (0.79%) JIRA
2 1 (0.79%) PVCS
2 1 (0.79%) SonarQube
General
1 40 (31.50%) Finance
2 21 (16.54%) Banking
3 5 (3.94%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.15%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.15%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.57%) Back Office
5 2 (1.57%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.57%) Retail
6 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (18.90%) Analyst
2 23 (18.11%) Administrator
3 13 (10.24%) Developer
4 11 (8.66%) Project Manager
4 11 (8.66%) WebSphere Administrator
5 9 (7.09%) AS400 Support
5 9 (7.09%) Environment Manager
6 8 (6.30%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
6 8 (6.30%) WebSphere Specialist
7 7 (5.51%) Support Analyst
7 7 (5.51%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (4.72%) AS400 Administrator
8 6 (4.72%) AS400 Developer
8 6 (4.72%) Consultant
8 6 (4.72%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (4.72%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (3.94%) AS400 Operator
10 4 (3.15%) Programmer
10 4 (3.15%) RPG Developer
10 4 (3.15%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.75%) Middleware
2 19 (14.96%) WebSphere MQ
3 16 (12.60%) IBM Integration Bus
4 7 (5.51%) ISPF
4 7 (5.51%) J2EE
4 7 (5.51%) JMS
5 4 (3.15%) Apache Tez
6 2 (1.57%) REST
7 1 (0.79%) .NET
7 1 (0.79%) EDI
7 1 (0.79%) SOAP
7 1 (0.79%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 53 (41.73%) AS400
2 20 (15.75%) Data Centre
3 13 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (9.45%) Mainframe
5 5 (3.94%) DataPower
6 4 (3.15%) Clustering
6 4 (3.15%) Tandem
7 3 (2.36%) HACMP
7 3 (2.36%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.57%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.57%) FMCG
8 2 (1.57%) IVR
8 2 (1.57%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.79%) BYOD
9 1 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.79%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.79%) LPAR
9 1 (0.79%) Social Media
9 1 (0.79%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 40 (31.50%) Linux
2 39 (30.71%) Unix
3 32 (25.20%) Windows
4 13 (10.24%) AIX
5 9 (7.09%) OS/400
5 9 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.51%) Apple iOS
7 6 (4.72%) Windows Server
8 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.36%) zOS
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.39%) Migration
2 13 (10.24%) Performance Tuning
3 12 (9.45%) Change Management
4 10 (7.87%) Configuration Management
4 10 (7.87%) Incident Management
4 10 (7.87%) Release Management
5 9 (7.09%) Project Management
6 8 (6.30%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (5.51%) ETL
7 7 (5.51%) High Availability
7 7 (5.51%) ITIL
7 7 (5.51%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (4.72%) ERP
8 6 (4.72%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (3.94%) Problem Management
9 5 (3.94%) SOA
10 4 (3.15%) Data Modelling
10 4 (3.15%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.54%) Perl
2 19 (14.96%) SQL
3 18 (14.17%) RPG
4 17 (13.39%) Java
5 9 (7.09%) RPG IV
6 7 (5.51%) JCL
6 7 (5.51%) Jython
7 4 (3.15%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.15%) RPG/400
7 4 (3.15%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.36%) REXX
9 2 (1.57%) C
9 2 (1.57%) Lisp
9 2 (1.57%) R
10 1 (0.79%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.79%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.79%) C#
10 1 (0.79%) VB
10 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (1.57%) CISA
1 2 (1.57%) CISM
1 2 (1.57%) CISSP
1 2 (1.57%) CRISC
2 1 (0.79%) IBM Certification
2 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.15%) QA
2 2 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.79%) GMP
3 1 (0.79%) GxP
3 1 (0.79%) MiFID
3 1 (0.79%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (9.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.51%) Time Sharing Option
4 5 (3.94%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (2.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 3 (2.36%) XenApp
5 3 (2.36%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.57%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.79%) Firmware
7 1 (0.79%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (3.94%) ITRS Geneos
1 5 (3.94%) Puppet
1 5 (3.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (3.15%) Dollar Universe
2 4 (3.15%) SCCM
2 4 (3.15%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.79%) Control-M
4 1 (0.79%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.79%) SCOM
4 1 (0.79%) vRealize
4 1 (0.79%) WMI
Vendors
1 38 (29.92%) IBM
2 21 (16.54%) Oracle
3 18 (14.17%) VMware
4 17 (13.39%) Microsoft
5 13 (10.24%) Cisco
6 11 (8.66%) Citrix
7 9 (7.09%) Sitecore
7 9 (7.09%) webMethods
8 5 (3.94%) CommVault
8 5 (3.94%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.36%) HP
9 3 (2.36%) Intel
9 3 (2.36%) JD Edwards
9 3 (2.36%) Sybase
10 2 (1.57%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.57%) Hortonworks
10 2 (1.57%) Juniper
10 2 (1.57%) Platfora
10 2 (1.57%) SAP
10 2 (1.57%) Sun