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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 517 468 455
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -13
Contract jobs citing iSeries 72 109 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.22% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 0.66% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 42 52
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£378 £425 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.17% +4.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £302 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £425 £346
% change year-on-year
-16.17% +22.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 2
Average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £47.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -30.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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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
17173 16588 16006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.31% 32.97% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10982 10078 9870
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 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 690 652
Average hourly rate £21.08 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
South East -22 33 £365 -23.15% 3
London -10 20 £400 -5.32% 5
South West -6 6 £350 -10.82% 1
North West -34 4 £400 -
West Midlands - 3 - -
East of England +4 2 £350 -46.15% 2
East Midlands -8 2 - - 2
Yorkshire -36 2 £350 -24.32% 3
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iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 67 (50.38%) AS400
2 59 (44.36%) Windows
3 58 (43.61%) IBM
4 47 (35.34%) SQL
5 45 (33.83%) Linux
6 39 (29.32%) Microsoft
7 32 (24.06%) Citrix
7 32 (24.06%) DB2
7 32 (24.06%) WebSphere
8 30 (22.56%) VMware
8 30 (22.56%) Data Centre
9 29 (21.80%) RPG
10 28 (21.05%) Finance
11 26 (19.55%) SQL Server
12 25 (18.80%) UNIX
13 21 (15.79%) Tivoli
14 20 (15.04%) Cisco
14 20 (15.04%) Java
15 19 (14.29%) .NET
15 19 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (12.78%) AIX
16 17 (12.78%) ITIL
16 17 (12.78%) Change Management
17 16 (12.03%) Incident Management
18 15 (11.28%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (11.28%) Banking
19 14 (10.53%) ERP
20 13 (9.77%) Mainframe
20 13 (9.77%) Migration
21 12 (9.02%) Project Management

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 32 (24.06%) WebSphere
2 10 (7.52%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.01%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.50%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.75%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.75%) CICS
Applications
1 12 (9.02%) MS Office
1 12 (9.02%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (7.52%) Maximo
2 7 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (3.76%) Misys Midas
3 5 (3.76%) SunGard GMI
4 4 (3.01%) Kondor+
4 4 (3.01%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (1.50%) Infor M3
5 2 (1.50%) BPCS
5 2 (1.50%) Movex
6 1 (0.75%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.75%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.51%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.02%) SAN
2 6 (4.51%) LAN
3 5 (3.76%) SSL
4 4 (3.01%) PABX
4 4 (3.01%) Firewall
4 4 (3.01%) ISDN
5 3 (2.26%) WAN
5 3 (2.26%) FTP
6 2 (1.50%) VPN
6 2 (1.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.50%) Internet
6 2 (1.50%) MPLS
7 1 (0.75%) X.400
7 1 (0.75%) Intranet
7 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (24.06%) DB2
2 26 (19.55%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.01%) MS Access
3 4 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.01%) QlikView
4 3 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.50%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (6.02%) Selenium
2 7 (5.26%) SoapUI
3 6 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.76%) TestComplete
5 4 (3.01%) JIRA
5 4 (3.01%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.50%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.50%) ChangeMan
6 2 (1.50%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.75%) LoadUI
7 1 (0.75%) JMeter
General
1 28 (21.05%) Finance
2 15 (11.28%) Banking
3 6 (4.51%) Retail
3 6 (4.51%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.01%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.26%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.50%) Back Office
7 1 (0.75%) Law
7 1 (0.75%) Advertising
7 1 (0.75%) Games
7 1 (0.75%) Billing
7 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.75%) French Language
7 1 (0.75%) German Language
Job Titles
1 37 (27.82%) Analyst
2 12 (9.02%) Developer
2 12 (9.02%) Consultant
3 9 (6.77%) Tester
4 8 (6.02%) Programmer
5 7 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 7 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
5 7 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 7 (5.26%) Test Analyst
5 7 (5.26%) Analyst Programmer
6 6 (4.51%) Test Manager
6 6 (4.51%) Technical Manager
6 6 (4.51%) RPG Programmer
6 6 (4.51%) RPG Analyst Programmer
7 5 (3.76%) Test Engineer
7 5 (3.76%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (3.76%) WebSphere Administrator
7 5 (3.76%) RPG Developer
7 5 (3.76%) Support Consultant
7 5 (3.76%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.29%) .NET
2 12 (9.02%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (6.02%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 6 (4.51%) HTML
5 4 (3.01%) SOAP
5 4 (3.01%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.01%) Middleware
5 4 (3.01%) ODBC
6 2 (1.50%) EDI
6 2 (1.50%) JavaBeans
6 2 (1.50%) ISPF
6 2 (1.50%) Java EE
6 2 (1.50%) J2EE
6 2 (1.50%) Web Services
6 2 (1.50%) Servlets
7 1 (0.75%) XML
7 1 (0.75%) EJB
7 1 (0.75%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 67 (50.38%) AS400
2 30 (22.56%) Data Centre
3 13 (9.77%) Mainframe
4 8 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.02%) Data Structures
5 6 (4.51%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.51%) Replication
6 5 (3.76%) Derivative
7 4 (3.01%) STB
7 4 (3.01%) Clustering
7 4 (3.01%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.26%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.50%) LPAR
9 2 (1.50%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.50%) HACMP
9 2 (1.50%) BYOD
10 1 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 59 (44.36%) Windows
2 45 (33.83%) Linux
3 25 (18.80%) UNIX
4 19 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (12.78%) AIX
6 10 (7.52%) zOS
7 5 (3.76%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.01%) Android
8 4 (3.01%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.26%) OS/400
10 2 (1.50%) HPUX
10 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.75%) Solaris
11 1 (0.75%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (12.78%) ITIL
1 17 (12.78%) Change Management
2 16 (12.03%) Incident Management
3 15 (11.28%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (10.53%) ERP
5 13 (9.77%) Migration
6 12 (9.02%) Project Management
7 11 (8.27%) SDLC
8 8 (6.02%) E-Commerce
8 8 (6.02%) Manual Testing
9 7 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (4.51%) Analytics
10 6 (4.51%) Systems Analysis
10 6 (4.51%) Release Management
10 6 (4.51%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (3.76%) Integration Testing
11 5 (3.76%) Test Management
11 5 (3.76%) Change Data Capture
11 5 (3.76%) Regression Testing
11 5 (3.76%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (35.34%) SQL
2 29 (21.80%) RPG
3 20 (15.04%) Java
4 11 (8.27%) C#
5 7 (5.26%) RPG IV
6 6 (4.51%) VB
7 5 (3.76%) VBA
8 3 (2.26%) Prolog
8 3 (2.26%) C
9 2 (1.50%) Perl
9 2 (1.50%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.50%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.50%) JCL
9 2 (1.50%) REXX
9 2 (1.50%) RPG/400
10 1 (0.75%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.75%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.01%) CISSP
2 3 (2.26%) ACCA
2 3 (2.26%) CIMA
3 2 (1.50%) CISA
3 2 (1.50%) PMP
3 2 (1.50%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.75%) CISM
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.75%) Degree
4 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.76%) QA
2 4 (3.01%) SLA
3 2 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.50%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.75%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.26%) XenApp
3 2 (1.50%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (1.50%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.75%) vSphere
4 1 (0.75%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 21 (15.79%) Tivoli
2 9 (6.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (3.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.50%) SCCM
4 2 (1.50%) MOM
5 1 (0.75%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.75%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 58 (43.61%) IBM
2 39 (29.32%) Microsoft
3 32 (24.06%) Citrix
4 30 (22.56%) VMware
5 20 (15.04%) Cisco
6 11 (8.27%) SAP
7 9 (6.77%) Oracle
7 9 (6.77%) Infor
8 6 (4.51%) Google
8 6 (4.51%) Coremetrics
9 5 (3.76%) Endeca
9 5 (3.76%) SunGard
10 4 (3.01%) HP
10 4 (3.01%) Sun
10 4 (3.01%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (3.01%) MAPICS
10 4 (3.01%) Kronos
10 4 (3.01%) Reuters
11 3 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (1.50%) JD Edwards
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