The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 63 - 58
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing iSeries 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.38% - 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.09% - 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£213 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £328 £358
% change year-on-year
+11.45% -8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%
iSeries
East of England

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

Miscellaneous Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
274 167 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 34.77% 25.11% 33.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 85 108
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £163 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 6 13
Average hourly rate £35.50 £27.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.92% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.18 £16.25 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.25 £50.00
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 Hertfordshire

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

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

iSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

iSeries Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

iSeries
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the Hertfordshire 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Stevenage - 1 - -
iSeries
East of England

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (85.71%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) J2EE
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) AS400
2 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
3 2 (28.57%) Java EE
3 2 (28.57%) JavaBeans
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 2 (28.57%) Servlets
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
3 2 (28.57%) FTP
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Security Management
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) REXX
4 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
4 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (14.29%) HACMP
4 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 1 (14.29%) JCL
4 1 (14.29%) X.400
4 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) FTP
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
2 1 (14.29%) ChangeMan
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Java Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (14.29%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) EDI Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) RPG Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) RPG Analyst Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) J2EE
2 2 (28.57%) Servlets
2 2 (28.57%) JavaBeans
2 2 (28.57%) Java EE
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) EDIFACT
3 1 (14.29%) ISPF
3 1 (14.29%) EDI
3 1 (14.29%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) AS400
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) HACMP
3 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
3 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 1 (14.29%) LPAR
3 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
1 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping
2 1 (14.29%) Data Governance
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) OO
2 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) RPG
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) ActionScript
2 1 (14.29%) VBA
2 1 (14.29%) REXX
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 1 (14.29%) JCL
2 1 (14.29%) ActionScript 2.0
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) OpenText
2 1 (14.29%) Tableau
2 1 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Cognos