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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 532 460 456
Rank change year-on-year
-72 -4
Contract jobs citing iSeries 63 112 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.70% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 53 37
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£375 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £475 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £328 £358
% change year-on-year
+11.45% -8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% +12.06%
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
16511 16046 15561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.05% 32.51% 33.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10581 9839 9417
Average daily rate £423 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 624 668
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -27 23 £400 -5.88% 2
South East -29 22 £378 +14.39% 3
North West -24 4 £450 - 2
East Midlands +2 3 - -
East of England -6 3 £213 -36.32% 3
South West -7 3 £350 -10.82% 1
Yorkshire -26 3 £350 -17.64%
South Coast - 2 £350 -
iSeries
UK

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 45 (39.82%) Windows
1 45 (39.82%) IBM
2 41 (36.28%) AS400
3 36 (31.86%) Microsoft
4 33 (29.20%) Linux
5 31 (27.43%) SQL
5 31 (27.43%) WebSphere
6 26 (23.01%) Finance
7 24 (21.24%) UNIX
8 21 (18.58%) SQL Server
9 20 (17.70%) RPG
9 20 (17.70%) ITIL
10 19 (16.81%) Java
11 18 (15.93%) AIX
11 18 (15.93%) Citrix
12 17 (15.04%) VMware
13 16 (14.16%) DB2
14 15 (13.27%) Data Centre
15 14 (12.39%) Banking
16 12 (10.62%) Mainframe
17 11 (9.73%) Project Management
17 11 (9.73%) WebSphere MQ
17 11 (9.73%) MS Office
17 11 (9.73%) SAP
17 11 (9.73%) .NET
17 11 (9.73%) Oracle
17 11 (9.73%) MS Excel
17 11 (9.73%) ERP
17 11 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
17 11 (9.73%) SDLC

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 31 (27.43%) WebSphere
2 10 (8.85%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.65%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.77%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.88%) CICS
Applications
1 11 (9.73%) MS Office
1 11 (9.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (8.85%) Maximo
2 6 (5.31%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (4.42%) Misys Midas
3 5 (4.42%) SunGard GMI
4 4 (3.54%) Kondor+
4 4 (3.54%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (1.77%) Infor M3
5 2 (1.77%) Movex
6 1 (0.88%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.88%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.88%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.88%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.42%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.08%) SAN
2 6 (5.31%) LAN
3 4 (3.54%) ISDN
3 4 (3.54%) SSL
3 4 (3.54%) Firewall
3 4 (3.54%) PABX
4 3 (2.65%) FTP
5 2 (1.77%) VPN
5 2 (1.77%) WAN
5 2 (1.77%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.77%) Internet
5 2 (1.77%) MPLS
6 1 (0.88%) X.400
6 1 (0.88%) VoIP
6 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.58%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.16%) DB2
3 4 (3.54%) MS Access
3 4 (3.54%) QlikView
4 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (6.19%) Selenium
2 5 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.42%) SoapUI
3 4 (3.54%) TestComplete
3 4 (3.54%) LoadRunner
3 4 (3.54%) JIRA
4 2 (1.77%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.77%) ChangeMan
4 2 (1.77%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (23.01%) Finance
2 14 (12.39%) Banking
3 7 (6.19%) Manufacturing
4 6 (5.31%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.42%) Retail
6 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.77%) Back Office
8 1 (0.88%) Games
8 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.88%) French Language
8 1 (0.88%) German Language
Job Titles
1 34 (30.09%) Analyst
2 12 (10.62%) Developer
3 10 (8.85%) Support Analyst
4 9 (7.96%) Consultant
5 7 (6.19%) Systems Analyst
5 7 (6.19%) Business Analyst
5 7 (6.19%) Technical Manager
6 6 (5.31%) Test Manager
6 6 (5.31%) Test Analyst
7 5 (4.42%) Tester
7 5 (4.42%) Applications Support
7 5 (4.42%) Administrator
7 5 (4.42%) RPG Developer
7 5 (4.42%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (4.42%) WebSphere Administrator
8 4 (3.54%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.54%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) Business Systems Analyst
8 4 (3.54%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.54%) AS400 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.73%) .NET
1 11 (9.73%) WebSphere MQ
2 7 (6.19%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 5 (4.42%) HTML
4 4 (3.54%) EDI
5 3 (2.65%) Middleware
5 3 (2.65%) SOAP
5 3 (2.65%) J2EE
5 3 (2.65%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.77%) Servlets
6 2 (1.77%) JavaBeans
6 2 (1.77%) ISPF
6 2 (1.77%) Java EE
7 1 (0.88%) EDIFACT
7 1 (0.88%) XML
7 1 (0.88%) ODBC
7 1 (0.88%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 41 (36.28%) AS400
2 15 (13.27%) Data Centre
3 12 (10.62%) Mainframe
4 8 (7.08%) Replication
4 8 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.42%) Data Structures
5 5 (4.42%) Derivative
5 5 (4.42%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.54%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.54%) STB
7 3 (2.65%) Clustering
7 3 (2.65%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.77%) BYOD
8 2 (1.77%) LPAR
8 2 (1.77%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.77%) HACMP
9 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 45 (39.82%) Windows
2 33 (29.20%) Linux
3 24 (21.24%) UNIX
4 18 (15.93%) AIX
5 8 (7.08%) zOS
6 7 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.42%) Windows 7
8 4 (3.54%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.65%) Android
9 3 (2.65%) OS/400
9 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.77%) HPUX
11 1 (0.88%) Solaris
11 1 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.70%) ITIL
2 11 (9.73%) ERP
2 11 (9.73%) Project Management
2 11 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (9.73%) SDLC
3 10 (8.85%) Migration
4 9 (7.96%) Change Management
5 7 (6.19%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (5.31%) Systems Analysis
6 6 (5.31%) E-Commerce
7 5 (4.42%) Risk Management
7 5 (4.42%) Test Management
7 5 (4.42%) Manual Testing
7 5 (4.42%) Incident Management
7 5 (4.42%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.42%) Release Management
7 5 (4.42%) Change Data Capture
7 5 (4.42%) Analytics
7 5 (4.42%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (3.54%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (27.43%) SQL
2 20 (17.70%) RPG
3 19 (16.81%) Java
4 6 (5.31%) RPG IV
5 5 (4.42%) VBA
5 5 (4.42%) C#
6 3 (2.65%) C
6 3 (2.65%) Prolog
7 2 (1.77%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.77%) JCL
7 2 (1.77%) REXX
7 2 (1.77%) Perl
7 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.88%) VB
8 1 (0.88%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.88%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (0.88%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 4 (3.54%) CISSP
2 3 (2.65%) CIMA
2 3 (2.65%) ACCA
3 2 (1.77%) CISA
4 1 (0.88%) CISM
4 1 (0.88%) Degree
4 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.88%) PMP
4 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) SLA
1 4 (3.54%) QA
2 3 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.77%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.88%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.65%) XenApp
2 2 (1.77%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (1.77%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.88%) vSphere
3 1 (0.88%) PowerHA
3 1 (0.88%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 10 (8.85%) Tivoli
2 7 (6.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (4.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (2.65%) SCCM
5 2 (1.77%) MOM
6 1 (0.88%) Netcool
6 1 (0.88%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.88%) Nagios
6 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.88%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 45 (39.82%) IBM
2 36 (31.86%) Microsoft
3 18 (15.93%) Citrix
4 17 (15.04%) VMware
5 11 (9.73%) Oracle
5 11 (9.73%) SAP
6 7 (6.19%) Cisco
7 5 (4.42%) SunGard
7 5 (4.42%) Google
7 5 (4.42%) Coremetrics
8 4 (3.54%) Infor
8 4 (3.54%) Kronos
8 4 (3.54%) Endeca
8 4 (3.54%) Reuters
8 4 (3.54%) HP
8 4 (3.54%) JD Edwards
8 4 (3.54%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 4 (3.54%) Sun
9 3 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.77%) Cognos
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