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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 361 389 408
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +19
Contract jobs citing iSeries 50 36 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.14% 0.053%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.69% 0.44% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 11
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£424 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.25% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £346 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £47.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.08% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
iSeries
England

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
7291 8161 8334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.61% 32.52% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4831 5614 5676
Average daily rate £450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 172 219
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% -8.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.01 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £46.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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
City of London +26 6 £425 -20.93%
iSeries
England

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 59 (67.82%) AS400
2 28 (32.18%) Microsoft
3 27 (31.03%) Finance
4 25 (28.74%) RPG
5 20 (22.99%) IBM
5 20 (22.99%) SQL
6 19 (21.84%) Windows
7 18 (20.69%) Middleware
7 18 (20.69%) Banking
8 17 (19.54%) Citrix
9 16 (18.39%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (14.94%) Linux
10 13 (14.94%) Project Management
10 13 (14.94%) RPG IV
11 11 (12.64%) Mainframe
11 11 (12.64%) MS Office
12 10 (11.49%) PRINCE2
12 10 (11.49%) WebSphere
13 9 (10.34%) UNIX
13 9 (10.34%) MS Excel
13 9 (10.34%) COBOL
14 8 (9.20%) Web Services
14 8 (9.20%) J2EE
14 8 (9.20%) E-Commerce
14 8 (9.20%) Solaris
14 8 (9.20%) UML
14 8 (9.20%) zOS
14 8 (9.20%) Intranet
14 8 (9.20%) Internet
14 8 (9.20%) EMC

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 10 (11.49%) WebSphere
2 8 (9.20%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.45%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.30%) Apache
4 2 (2.30%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.15%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 11 (12.64%) MS Office
2 9 (10.34%) MS Excel
3 6 (6.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) BPCS
2 3 (3.45%) Misys Midas
3 1 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.20%) Intranet
1 8 (9.20%) Internet
2 4 (4.60%) SAN
3 3 (3.45%) FTP
4 2 (2.30%) Firewall
4 2 (2.30%) NAS
5 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.39%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (8.05%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Synon
2 2 (2.30%) PVCS
General
1 27 (31.03%) Finance
2 18 (20.69%) Banking
3 7 (8.05%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.75%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.45%) Advertising
6 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.30%) Retail
7 1 (1.15%) Marketing
7 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (31.03%) Analyst
2 21 (24.14%) Developer
3 13 (14.94%) AS400 Developer
4 10 (11.49%) Architect
4 10 (11.49%) Project Manager
4 10 (11.49%) RPG Developer
5 7 (8.05%) Technical Support
5 7 (8.05%) Analyst Programmer
5 7 (8.05%) Programmer
6 6 (6.90%) AS400 Support
6 6 (6.90%) Technical Support Manager
6 6 (6.90%) Technical Manager
6 6 (6.90%) Support Manager
6 6 (6.90%) Test Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) Technical Project Manager
7 5 (5.75%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) AS400 Operator
7 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (5.75%) Help Desk Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.69%) Middleware
2 8 (9.20%) Web Services
2 8 (9.20%) J2EE
3 2 (2.30%) Synon Analyst Programmer
4 1 (1.15%) XML
4 1 (1.15%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 59 (67.82%) AS400
2 11 (12.64%) Mainframe
3 8 (9.20%) Clustering
3 8 (9.20%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (6.90%) Derivative
5 5 (5.75%) Market Risk
6 3 (3.45%) Reference Data
7 2 (2.30%) Replication
7 2 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.15%) LPAR
8 1 (1.15%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.84%) Windows
2 13 (14.94%) Linux
3 9 (10.34%) UNIX
4 8 (9.20%) Solaris
4 8 (9.20%) zOS
5 7 (8.05%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.30%) Debian
6 2 (2.30%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.30%) CentOS
6 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.94%) Project Management
2 10 (11.49%) PRINCE2
3 8 (9.20%) E-Commerce
3 8 (9.20%) UML
3 8 (9.20%) Data Modelling
4 7 (8.05%) Use Case
5 5 (5.75%) Migration
6 4 (4.60%) Validation
6 4 (4.60%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (3.45%) Web Development
7 3 (3.45%) Unit Testing
7 3 (3.45%) Data Analysis
7 3 (3.45%) Data Management
7 3 (3.45%) Risk Management
7 3 (3.45%) Process Management
7 3 (3.45%) Change Management
7 3 (3.45%) ITIL
8 2 (2.30%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.30%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.30%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (28.74%) RPG
2 20 (22.99%) SQL
3 13 (14.94%) RPG IV
4 9 (10.34%) COBOL
5 4 (4.60%) Java
5 4 (4.60%) RPG/400
6 3 (3.45%) VBA
7 2 (2.30%) Python
7 2 (2.30%) Perl
7 2 (2.30%) PHP
7 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (2.30%) CISSP
2 2 (2.30%) CISA
3 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.15%) ISEB
3 1 (1.15%) PMP
3 1 (1.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (5.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) Ansible
1 2 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.30%) Puppet
1 2 (2.30%) YUM
2 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (32.18%) Microsoft
2 20 (22.99%) IBM
3 17 (19.54%) Citrix
4 8 (9.20%) EMC
5 5 (5.75%) Oracle
6 2 (2.30%) JBoss
6 2 (2.30%) Sybase
6 2 (2.30%) SAP
6 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.30%) VMware
6 2 (2.30%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.15%) Cisco
7 1 (1.15%) JD Edwards
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