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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 483 469 456
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -13
Contract jobs citing iSeries 73 61 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.52% 0.44% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 38
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£331 £394 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.92% -7.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £293 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £491 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £388 £330
% change year-on-year
-14.57% +17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 3
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
14088 13956 12666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.50% 31.38% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8983 8772 7701
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 572 575 753
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +1 20 £375 -6.25% 6
South East -23 17 £225 -41.36% 2
South West -16 10 - - 1
East Midlands - 9 £350 -
East of England -2 6 £450 +5.88% 2
Yorkshire +2 4 £314 - 1
North West -3 4 £413 - 3
West Midlands -1 2 £300 -25.00% 1
iSeries
UK

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 89 (51.15%) AS400
2 76 (43.68%) IBM
3 51 (29.31%) RPG
4 40 (22.99%) SQL
5 32 (18.39%) RPG IV
6 28 (16.09%) UNIX
7 27 (15.52%) Windows
8 26 (14.94%) Finance
9 25 (14.37%) Banking
10 21 (12.07%) Linux
10 21 (12.07%) Microsoft
11 18 (10.34%) COBOL
12 17 (9.77%) WebSphere
13 16 (9.20%) Java
14 15 (8.62%) ITIL
14 15 (8.62%) Retail
15 14 (8.05%) TCP/IP
16 13 (7.47%) ERP
16 13 (7.47%) DB2
16 13 (7.47%) MS Office
16 13 (7.47%) WebSphere MQ
16 13 (7.47%) Mentoring
17 12 (6.90%) Internet
17 12 (6.90%) Manufacturing
18 11 (6.32%) TOGAF
18 11 (6.32%) Project Management
18 11 (6.32%) C
18 11 (6.32%) SunGard
18 11 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
19 10 (5.75%) Logistics

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 17 (9.77%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.87%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.30%) WebSphere Portal
5 3 (1.72%) Quickr
5 3 (1.72%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.72%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.57%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (7.47%) MS Office
2 5 (2.87%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.30%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (5.17%) SunGard GMI
2 6 (3.45%) BPCS
3 5 (2.87%) Misys Midas
4 2 (1.15%) PRMS
4 2 (1.15%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.05%) TCP/IP
2 12 (6.90%) Internet
3 8 (4.60%) LAN
4 7 (4.02%) WAN
4 7 (4.02%) FTP
5 5 (2.87%) HTTP
5 5 (2.87%) APPN
6 4 (2.30%) Firewall
6 4 (2.30%) SNA
7 3 (1.72%) DNS
7 3 (1.72%) SAN
7 3 (1.72%) Intranet
7 3 (1.72%) SNMP
7 3 (1.72%) VoIP
8 2 (1.15%) Network Security
8 2 (1.15%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.47%) DB2
2 9 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.02%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.72%) MS Access
5 2 (1.15%) MySQL
5 2 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.72%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (1.72%) ERwin
2 2 (1.15%) Toad
3 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.57%) Synon
3 1 (0.57%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 26 (14.94%) Finance
2 25 (14.37%) Banking
3 15 (8.62%) Retail
4 12 (6.90%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.45%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.87%) Back Office
7 4 (2.30%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.72%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.72%) Automotive
9 2 (1.15%) Legal
9 2 (1.15%) Front Office
9 2 (1.15%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.15%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (24.14%) Developer
2 28 (16.09%) Analyst
3 22 (12.64%) AS400 Developer
4 19 (10.92%) Architect
5 18 (10.34%) Consultant
6 17 (9.77%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (9.20%) RPG Developer
8 11 (6.32%) Administrator
9 10 (5.75%) Applications Support
9 10 (5.75%) Service Desk Technician
10 7 (4.02%) Backup Administrator
10 7 (4.02%) AS400 Operator
10 7 (4.02%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.45%) Applications Consultant
11 6 (3.45%) Tester
12 5 (2.87%) Test Analyst
12 5 (2.87%) Technical Analyst
12 5 (2.87%) Help Desk Operator
12 5 (2.87%) COBOL Developer
13 4 (2.30%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.47%) WebSphere MQ
2 9 (5.17%) Middleware
3 5 (2.87%) APPC
3 5 (2.87%) .NET
4 4 (2.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 2 (1.15%) Flash
5 2 (1.15%) HTML
6 1 (0.57%) SAML
6 1 (0.57%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.57%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.57%) Spring
6 1 (0.57%) Ajax
6 1 (0.57%) Spring Security
6 1 (0.57%) J2EE
6 1 (0.57%) CSS
6 1 (0.57%) JDBC
6 1 (0.57%) JSP
6 1 (0.57%) Struts
6 1 (0.57%) Web Services
6 1 (0.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 89 (51.15%) AS400
2 11 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.75%) Derivative
4 9 (5.17%) Mainframe
4 9 (5.17%) Replication
5 7 (4.02%) SWIFT
6 6 (3.45%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.45%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.30%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.72%) FMCG
9 2 (1.15%) LPAR
9 2 (1.15%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.15%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.57%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.57%) Statistics
10 1 (0.57%) Clustering
10 1 (0.57%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.09%) UNIX
2 27 (15.52%) Windows
3 21 (12.07%) Linux
4 8 (4.60%) AIX
4 8 (4.60%) i5/OS
4 8 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (4.02%) OS/400
6 6 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.30%) Solaris
7 4 (2.30%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.30%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.15%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.15%) HPUX
10 1 (0.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (8.62%) ITIL
2 13 (7.47%) ERP
2 13 (7.47%) Mentoring
3 11 (6.32%) TOGAF
3 11 (6.32%) Project Management
4 10 (5.75%) Logistics
5 8 (4.60%) Migration
5 8 (4.60%) Problem Management
6 7 (4.02%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (3.45%) Enterprise Modelling
7 6 (3.45%) Change Data Capture
7 6 (3.45%) Systems Analysis
7 6 (3.45%) Change Management
7 6 (3.45%) Regression Testing
7 6 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (2.87%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (2.87%) Unit Testing
9 4 (2.30%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.30%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (29.31%) RPG
2 40 (22.99%) SQL
3 32 (18.39%) RPG IV
4 18 (10.34%) COBOL
5 16 (9.20%) Java
6 11 (6.32%) C
7 10 (5.75%) RPG/400
8 4 (2.30%) Perl
9 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (3.45%) Degree
2 4 (2.30%) IBM Certification
3 2 (1.15%) MCITP
3 2 (1.15%) MCSE
3 2 (1.15%) CISSP
3 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.15%) HP APS
4 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.45%) QA
2 2 (1.15%) SLA
2 2 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (4.60%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.87%) Firmware
3 4 (2.30%) PowerHA
4 3 (1.72%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.72%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.57%) RACF
5 1 (0.57%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 5 (2.87%) Tivoli NetView
2 3 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (1.72%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.15%) SCOM
3 2 (1.15%) Control-M
3 2 (1.15%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 76 (43.68%) IBM
2 21 (12.07%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.32%) SunGard
4 8 (4.60%) Oracle
5 7 (4.02%) CommVault
5 7 (4.02%) Citrix
6 5 (2.87%) NetApp
6 5 (2.87%) HP
7 4 (2.30%) Lotus
7 4 (2.30%) NetIQ
8 3 (1.72%) BMC
8 3 (1.72%) Cognos
9 2 (1.15%) Cisco
9 2 (1.15%) Misys
9 2 (1.15%) EMC
9 2 (1.15%) Intel
9 2 (1.15%) VMware
9 2 (1.15%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.15%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.57%) Infor
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