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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 533 524 491
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -33
Contract jobs citing iSeries 50 58 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.099% 0.12% 0.080%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.36% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 16
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£422 £463 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £368 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00
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
15548 15970 13780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.77% 31.76% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9670 9990 8444
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 £263 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 566 624 631
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £11.50 £12.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 April 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
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 April 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 -14 15 £450 -2.70% 7
East Midlands - 12 £414 -
South East -10 10 £438 -2.77% 2
Yorkshire -14 5 £400 -7.51% 3
East of England +21 3 £375 - 4
South West +5 3 - - 3
North West -20 2 - - 1
iSeries
UK

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 59 (47.97%) IBM
2 46 (37.40%) AS400
3 34 (27.64%) SQL
3 34 (27.64%) Windows
4 30 (24.39%) RPG
5 25 (20.33%) Microsoft
6 24 (19.51%) UNIX
7 23 (18.70%) Linux
8 19 (15.45%) WebSphere
9 18 (14.63%) Finance
9 18 (14.63%) Banking
10 17 (13.82%) Java
11 16 (13.01%) Project Management
12 15 (12.20%) SQL Server
12 15 (12.20%) ERP
13 14 (11.38%) ITIL
13 14 (11.38%) RPG IV
14 13 (10.57%) Oracle
14 13 (10.57%) Retail
14 13 (10.57%) Manufacturing
15 12 (9.76%) DB2
15 12 (9.76%) MS Office
15 12 (9.76%) AIX
16 11 (8.94%) Replication
17 10 (8.13%) Migration
17 10 (8.13%) .NET
18 9 (7.32%) TCP/IP
19 8 (6.50%) Management Information System
19 8 (6.50%) MS Exchange
19 8 (6.50%) COBOL

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 19 (15.45%) WebSphere
2 8 (6.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.63%) WebSphere Portal
4 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.63%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.81%) CICS
5 1 (0.81%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.81%) Quickr
Applications
1 12 (9.76%) MS Office
2 5 (4.07%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.69%) SunGard GMI
2 5 (4.07%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (3.25%) Maximo
4 3 (2.44%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (1.63%) Misys Midas
5 2 (1.63%) PRMS
6 1 (0.81%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.81%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.63%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.32%) TCP/IP
2 8 (6.50%) Internet
3 7 (5.69%) SAN
4 6 (4.88%) LAN
5 5 (4.07%) WAN
5 5 (4.07%) FTP
6 4 (3.25%) HTTP
6 4 (3.25%) SNA
6 4 (3.25%) APPN
7 3 (2.44%) Firewall
8 2 (1.63%) Network Security
8 2 (1.63%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.63%) VoIP
9 1 (0.81%) Intranet
9 1 (0.81%) DNS
9 1 (0.81%) SNMP
9 1 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.76%) DB2
3 6 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.44%) MS Access
6 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.63%) MySQL
6 2 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Selenium
2 2 (1.63%) TestComplete
2 2 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.63%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.63%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.63%) Toad
2 2 (1.63%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.81%) JIRA
3 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (14.63%) Finance
1 18 (14.63%) Banking
2 13 (10.57%) Retail
2 13 (10.57%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.07%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.63%) Private Banking
4 2 (1.63%) Automotive
4 2 (1.63%) Legal
4 2 (1.63%) Front Office
4 2 (1.63%) Back Office
5 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (21.14%) Analyst
2 17 (13.82%) Developer
3 13 (10.57%) Support Analyst
4 11 (8.94%) Consultant
5 10 (8.13%) Service Desk Technician
6 9 (7.32%) Administrator
7 8 (6.50%) RPG Developer
8 7 (5.69%) Systems Analyst
8 7 (5.69%) Test Manager
8 7 (5.69%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (4.88%) Backup Administrator
9 6 (4.88%) Business Analyst
9 6 (4.88%) Tester
10 5 (4.07%) Applications Support
11 4 (3.25%) AS400 Developer
11 4 (3.25%) Technical Manager
11 4 (3.25%) Java Developer
11 4 (3.25%) Business Systems Analyst
12 3 (2.44%) Technical Support
12 3 (2.44%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.13%) .NET
2 7 (5.69%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (3.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 4 (3.25%) APPC
4 3 (2.44%) Middleware
4 3 (2.44%) J2EE
4 3 (2.44%) EDI
5 2 (1.63%) Java EE
5 2 (1.63%) JavaBeans
5 2 (1.63%) HTML
5 2 (1.63%) Flash
5 2 (1.63%) Servlets
6 1 (0.81%) SOAP
6 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.81%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 46 (37.40%) AS400
2 11 (8.94%) Replication
3 8 (6.50%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.69%) Mainframe
4 7 (5.69%) Derivative
5 6 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.25%) Data Structures
6 4 (3.25%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.63%) LPAR
8 1 (0.81%) Clustering
8 1 (0.81%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 34 (27.64%) Windows
2 24 (19.51%) UNIX
3 23 (18.70%) Linux
4 12 (9.76%) AIX
5 7 (5.69%) OS/400
5 7 (5.69%) i5/OS
5 7 (5.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.07%) Solaris
6 5 (4.07%) Apple iOS
6 5 (4.07%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.25%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.25%) zOS
8 2 (1.63%) HPUX
9 1 (0.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.81%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.01%) Project Management
2 15 (12.20%) ERP
3 14 (11.38%) ITIL
4 10 (8.13%) Migration
5 7 (5.69%) Problem Management
5 7 (5.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (5.69%) Regression Testing
5 7 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (5.69%) Change Data Capture
6 6 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (4.88%) Quality Management
7 5 (4.07%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.25%) System Testing
8 4 (3.25%) Business Process Improvement
8 4 (3.25%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (3.25%) Logistics
8 4 (3.25%) Unit Testing
8 4 (3.25%) Change Management
8 4 (3.25%) TQM
8 4 (3.25%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 34 (27.64%) SQL
2 30 (24.39%) RPG
3 17 (13.82%) Java
4 14 (11.38%) RPG IV
5 8 (6.50%) COBOL
6 6 (4.88%) C
7 3 (2.44%) Prolog
7 3 (2.44%) RPG/400
8 2 (1.63%) C#
8 2 (1.63%) Perl
8 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (3.25%) IBM Certification
2 3 (2.44%) ACCA
2 3 (2.44%) CISSP
2 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.44%) CIMA
3 2 (1.63%) HP APS
3 2 (1.63%) MCITP
3 2 (1.63%) MCSE
3 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.81%) ISEB
4 1 (0.81%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.69%) QA
2 3 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (3.25%) PowerHA
2 3 (2.44%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.63%) Firmware
4 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.81%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.81%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 7 (5.69%) Tivoli
1 7 (5.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (3.25%) Tivoli NetView
3 3 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.63%) SCCM
5 1 (0.81%) Netcool
5 1 (0.81%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.81%) Nagios
Vendors
1 59 (47.97%) IBM
2 25 (20.33%) Microsoft
3 13 (10.57%) Oracle
4 8 (6.50%) Citrix
5 7 (5.69%) SunGard
5 7 (5.69%) VMware
6 6 (4.88%) CommVault
6 6 (4.88%) NetApp
7 4 (3.25%) Kronos
7 4 (3.25%) HP
7 4 (3.25%) SAP
7 4 (3.25%) JD Edwards
7 4 (3.25%) NetIQ
8 3 (2.44%) BMC
8 3 (2.44%) Cognos
9 2 (1.63%) Infor
9 2 (1.63%) Google
9 2 (1.63%) Coremetrics
9 2 (1.63%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.63%) Cisco
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