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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 497 493 476
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -17
Contract jobs citing iSeries 55 55 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.12% 0.099%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.38% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 30
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£363 £389 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £475 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £395 £330
% change year-on-year
-24.05% +19.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £15.00
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
14586 14503 12911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.58% 31.45% 31.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9093 8989 7897
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 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 590 721
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.68 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.63% -11.60%

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 4 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
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 4 March 2015.

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 4 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 -17 14 £350 -12.50% 3
South West +4 12 - - 1
South East -24 10 £249 -34.41% 2
East of England +4 5 £375 -11.76% 3
North West -14 5 £413 - 1
Yorkshire -16 4 £400 +2.56% 1
West Midlands - - - -
iSeries
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iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 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 71 (49.65%) IBM
2 62 (43.36%) AS400
3 42 (29.37%) RPG
4 40 (27.97%) SQL
5 28 (19.58%) Windows
6 27 (18.88%) RPG IV
7 23 (16.08%) Finance
7 23 (16.08%) Banking
8 22 (15.38%) UNIX
9 17 (11.89%) ITIL
9 17 (11.89%) Linux
10 16 (11.19%) Microsoft
11 15 (10.49%) ERP
11 15 (10.49%) Java
11 15 (10.49%) Manufacturing
12 13 (9.09%) Retail
12 13 (9.09%) COBOL
12 13 (9.09%) DB2
13 12 (8.39%) Oracle
14 11 (7.69%) Replication
14 11 (7.69%) TCP/IP
14 11 (7.69%) Project Management
14 11 (7.69%) Internet
15 10 (6.99%) SunGard
15 10 (6.99%) Derivative
16 9 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (6.29%) SunGard GMI
16 9 (6.29%) WebSphere
16 9 (6.29%) Change Management
16 9 (6.29%) SQL Server

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 9 (6.29%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.50%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.80%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.10%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.40%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.40%) Quickr
5 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.70%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (5.59%) MS Office
2 5 (3.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (6.29%) SunGard GMI
2 4 (2.80%) Misys Midas
3 2 (1.40%) BPCS
3 2 (1.40%) PRMS
3 2 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.40%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.70%) JDE World
4 1 (0.70%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 11 (7.69%) Internet
2 7 (4.90%) LAN
3 6 (4.20%) WAN
4 5 (3.50%) FTP
5 4 (2.80%) HTTP
5 4 (2.80%) SNA
5 4 (2.80%) SAN
5 4 (2.80%) APPN
6 3 (2.10%) Firewall
6 3 (2.10%) VoIP
7 2 (1.40%) DNS
7 2 (1.40%) SNMP
7 2 (1.40%) Intranet
7 2 (1.40%) Network Security
7 2 (1.40%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.09%) DB2
2 9 (6.29%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.10%) MS Access
5 2 (1.40%) MySQL
5 2 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Eclipse
1 2 (1.40%) Toad
1 2 (1.40%) ERwin
2 1 (0.70%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (0.70%) Synon
General
1 23 (16.08%) Finance
1 23 (16.08%) Banking
2 15 (10.49%) Manufacturing
3 13 (9.09%) Retail
4 6 (4.20%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.50%) Back Office
6 4 (2.80%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.40%) Private Banking
7 2 (1.40%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.40%) Automotive
7 2 (1.40%) Legal
7 2 (1.40%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 30 (20.98%) Developer
2 24 (16.78%) Analyst
3 18 (12.59%) Consultant
4 13 (9.09%) AS400 Developer
5 12 (8.39%) RPG Developer
6 10 (6.99%) Support Analyst
6 10 (6.99%) Applications Support
6 10 (6.99%) Service Desk Technician
7 8 (5.59%) Architect
7 8 (5.59%) Administrator
8 7 (4.90%) Backup Administrator
8 7 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.20%) Applications Consultant
10 5 (3.50%) Tester
11 4 (2.80%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (2.80%) Project Manager
11 4 (2.80%) Test Manager
11 4 (2.80%) Programmer
11 4 (2.80%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (2.80%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.90%) .NET
2 4 (2.80%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (2.80%) APPC
3 3 (2.10%) Middleware
3 3 (2.10%) J2EE
4 2 (1.40%) HTML
4 2 (1.40%) Flash
4 2 (1.40%) EDI
5 1 (0.70%) Apache Camel
5 1 (0.70%) Spring
5 1 (0.70%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.70%) Ajax
5 1 (0.70%) Java EE
5 1 (0.70%) Spring Security
5 1 (0.70%) SAML
5 1 (0.70%) JavaBeans
5 1 (0.70%) CSS
5 1 (0.70%) JDBC
5 1 (0.70%) JSP
5 1 (0.70%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 62 (43.36%) AS400
2 11 (7.69%) Replication
3 10 (6.99%) Derivative
4 9 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.20%) Mainframe
5 6 (4.20%) SWIFT
6 4 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.40%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.40%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.40%) FMCG
8 2 (1.40%) LPAR
9 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.70%) Statistics
9 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.70%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 28 (19.58%) Windows
2 22 (15.38%) UNIX
3 17 (11.89%) Linux
4 8 (5.59%) AIX
4 8 (5.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (4.90%) i5/OS
6 6 (4.20%) OS/400
6 6 (4.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.50%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.50%) Solaris
8 4 (2.80%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.10%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.40%) HPUX
10 2 (1.40%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (11.89%) ITIL
2 15 (10.49%) ERP
3 11 (7.69%) Project Management
4 9 (6.29%) Change Management
5 8 (5.59%) Migration
5 8 (5.59%) Logistics
5 8 (5.59%) Problem Management
5 8 (5.59%) Mentoring
6 7 (4.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (4.20%) Regression Testing
7 6 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (4.20%) Change Data Capture
8 5 (3.50%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (2.80%) Performance Management
9 4 (2.80%) Data Migration
9 4 (2.80%) System Testing
9 4 (2.80%) Unit Testing
9 4 (2.80%) TOGAF
9 4 (2.80%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.80%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 42 (29.37%) RPG
2 40 (27.97%) SQL
3 27 (18.88%) RPG IV
4 15 (10.49%) Java
5 13 (9.09%) COBOL
6 8 (5.59%) C
6 8 (5.59%) RPG/400
7 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (2.80%) IBM Certification
2 2 (1.40%) MCSE
2 2 (1.40%) CISSP
2 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (1.40%) MCITP
2 2 (1.40%) HP APS
3 1 (0.70%) Degree
3 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.20%) QA
2 3 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.40%) SLA
3 2 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (3.50%) Firmware
2 4 (2.80%) PowerHA
3 3 (2.10%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.40%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.40%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.70%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.70%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.80%) Tivoli
1 4 (2.80%) Tivoli NetView
1 4 (2.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (1.40%) SCCM
3 1 (0.70%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.70%) SCOM
3 1 (0.70%) Netcool
3 1 (0.70%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (0.70%) Control-M
3 1 (0.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 71 (49.65%) IBM
2 16 (11.19%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.39%) Oracle
4 10 (6.99%) SunGard
5 7 (4.90%) CommVault
6 6 (4.20%) NetApp
6 6 (4.20%) Citrix
7 4 (2.80%) JD Edwards
7 4 (2.80%) HP
7 4 (2.80%) Lotus
7 4 (2.80%) NetIQ
8 3 (2.10%) VMware
8 3 (2.10%) BMC
8 3 (2.10%) Cognos
9 2 (1.40%) Cisco
9 2 (1.40%) Misys
9 2 (1.40%) EMC
9 2 (1.40%) Infor
9 2 (1.40%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.70%) Nimsoft
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