The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 385 369 374
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing iSeries 19 40 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.086% 0.18% 0.094%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.47% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 26 9
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£375 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £422 £364 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.01% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
- +39.78%
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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 London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7851 8471 8367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.62% 37.55% 39.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5409 5933 5698
Average daily rate £463 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 147 192
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.80 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.44% -9.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in London

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in London

iSeries
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing iSeries across the London region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

iSeries Daily Rate Histogram in London

iSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

iSeries Hourly Rate Trend in London

iSeries
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the London region over the 3 months to 2 June 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
City of London +14 6 £475 +11.76% 3
iSeries
England

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 14 (42.42%) SQL
2 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 11 (33.33%) IBM
3 11 (33.33%) Banking
4 10 (30.30%) Finance
5 9 (27.27%) MS Office
5 9 (27.27%) Windows
6 8 (24.24%) Linux
6 8 (24.24%) RPG
6 8 (24.24%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (24.24%) SDLC
7 7 (21.21%) Replication
7 7 (21.21%) Java
7 7 (21.21%) AS400
8 6 (18.18%) Oracle
8 6 (18.18%) UNIX
8 6 (18.18%) RPG IV
9 5 (15.15%) Change Data Capture
9 5 (15.15%) Investment Banking
9 5 (15.15%) SunGard GMI
9 5 (15.15%) Derivative
9 5 (15.15%) SunGard
10 4 (12.12%) Citrix
10 4 (12.12%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (12.12%) Cisco
10 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
10 4 (12.12%) MS Access
10 4 (12.12%) ISDN
10 4 (12.12%) LAN
10 4 (12.12%) VBA

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.03%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Office
2 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (15.15%) SunGard GMI
3 4 (12.12%) Misys Midas
3 4 (12.12%) Kondor+
3 4 (12.12%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (3.03%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) ISDN
1 4 (12.12%) LAN
1 4 (12.12%) PABX
2 2 (6.06%) Internet
3 1 (3.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) MS Access
1 4 (12.12%) QlikView
2 3 (9.09%) DB2
3 2 (6.06%) MySQL
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Toad
General
1 11 (33.33%) Banking
2 10 (30.30%) Finance
3 5 (15.15%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Front Office
4 2 (6.06%) Back Office
4 2 (6.06%) Retail
5 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Private Banking
5 1 (3.03%) French Language
5 1 (3.03%) German Language
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Developer
2 6 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 3 (9.09%) Functional Consultant
3 3 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Applications Support
4 2 (6.06%) Tester
4 2 (6.06%) AS400 Developer
4 2 (6.06%) RPG Developer
4 2 (6.06%) QA Tester
5 1 (3.03%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.03%) IT Support
5 1 (3.03%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Applications Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
1 2 (6.06%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Replication
1 7 (21.21%) AS400
2 5 (15.15%) Derivative
3 4 (12.12%) STB
3 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Clustering
4 2 (6.06%) SWIFT
5 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Linux
3 6 (18.18%) UNIX
4 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.06%) zOS
6 1 (3.03%) AIX
6 1 (3.03%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) SDLC
2 5 (15.15%) Change Data Capture
3 4 (12.12%) ITIL
3 4 (12.12%) Project Management
3 4 (12.12%) Business Analysis
3 4 (12.12%) Network Management
3 4 (12.12%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (12.12%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.06%) ERP
5 2 (6.06%) Change Management
5 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.06%) Resource Management
5 2 (6.06%) Workflow
6 1 (3.03%) High Availability
6 1 (3.03%) Functional Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Manual Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Time Management
6 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) SQL
2 8 (24.24%) RPG
3 7 (21.21%) Java
4 6 (18.18%) RPG IV
5 4 (12.12%) VBA
6 1 (3.03%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) ACCA
1 3 (9.09%) CIMA
2 1 (3.03%) CISA
2 1 (3.03%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 11 (33.33%) IBM
3 6 (18.18%) Oracle
4 5 (15.15%) SunGard
5 4 (12.12%) Citrix
5 4 (12.12%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 4 (12.12%) Cisco
5 4 (12.12%) Reuters
5 4 (12.12%) VMware
6 2 (6.06%) JD Edwards
7 1 (3.03%) Nimsoft
7 1 (3.03%) HP
7 1 (3.03%) Sun
7 1 (3.03%) Sybase
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