The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire 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 120 102 106
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Contract jobs citing iSeries 4 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.18% 0.68% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 2.22% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
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£370 £310 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% -23.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £260 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £327 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £425 £346
% change year-on-year
-16.17% +22.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
iSeries
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
659 632 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 30.00% 30.66% 25.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 372 266
Average daily rate £380 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 48 20
Average hourly rate £23.75 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.92% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £13.50 £15.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £46.50 £35.25
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 Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing iSeries across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing iSeries across the Hampshire region.

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

iSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing iSeries across the Hampshire region.

iSeries Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

iSeries
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the Hampshire 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
Basingstoke - 3 £365 -
Farnborough - 1 £380 -
iSeries
South East

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) IBM
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (83.33%) E-Commerce
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) DB2
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Google
2 5 (83.33%) Coremetrics
2 5 (83.33%) WebSphere
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) Google Analytics
2 5 (83.33%) Release Management
2 5 (83.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 5 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (83.33%) SoapUI
2 5 (83.33%) Analytics
3 4 (66.67%) TestComplete
3 4 (66.67%) System Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Endeca
3 4 (66.67%) Retail
3 4 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 4 (66.67%) C#
4 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 5 (83.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (83.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
1 5 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (83.33%) SoapUI
2 4 (66.67%) TestComplete
3 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Tester
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) QA Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) HTML
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
1 5 (83.33%) WebSphere MQ
1 5 (83.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (50.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) AS400
2 1 (16.67%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Android
2 3 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) E-Commerce
1 5 (83.33%) Release Management
1 5 (83.33%) Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) System Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Mobile Commerce
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Scalability Testing
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) BDD
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) IBM
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Google
2 5 (83.33%) Coremetrics
3 4 (66.67%) Endeca