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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 384 356 393
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +37
Contract jobs citing iSeries 27 50 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.22% 0.084%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 0.58% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 30 7
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£425 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -5.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £328 £388
% change year-on-year
+21.98% -15.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
- +39.78%
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
8143 8620 9330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.62% 37.62% 39.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5698 5874 6351
Average daily rate £473 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 146 205
Average hourly rate £18.86 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.04 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 7 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing iSeries across the London region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

iSeries Hourly Rate Histogram 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 7 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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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 +1 7 £475 +11.76%
iSeries
England

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 15 (38.46%) IBM
2 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
2 14 (35.90%) SQL
2 14 (35.90%) Windows
3 13 (33.33%) Finance
3 13 (33.33%) Banking
4 9 (23.08%) AS400
4 9 (23.08%) MS Office
4 9 (23.08%) Linux
5 8 (20.51%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (17.95%) Replication
6 7 (17.95%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (17.95%) Java
6 7 (17.95%) RPG
6 7 (17.95%) SDLC
7 6 (15.38%) WebSphere
7 6 (15.38%) Investment Banking
8 5 (12.82%) SunGard GMI
8 5 (12.82%) Derivative
8 5 (12.82%) VMware
8 5 (12.82%) RPG IV
8 5 (12.82%) Project Management
8 5 (12.82%) Oracle
8 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
8 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
8 5 (12.82%) Citrix
8 5 (12.82%) SunGard
8 5 (12.82%) Change Data Capture
9 4 (10.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 4 (10.26%) Sun

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 6 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.56%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Office
2 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (12.82%) SunGard GMI
3 4 (10.26%) Kondor+
3 4 (10.26%) Misys Midas
3 4 (10.26%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (2.56%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) ISDN
1 4 (10.26%) LAN
1 4 (10.26%) SSL
1 4 (10.26%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) DB2
2 4 (10.26%) MS Access
2 4 (10.26%) QlikView
General
1 13 (33.33%) Finance
1 13 (33.33%) Banking
2 6 (15.38%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Games
4 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Private Banking
4 1 (2.56%) French Language
4 1 (2.56%) German Language
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Analyst
2 6 (15.38%) Developer
3 4 (10.26%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Administrator
4 3 (7.69%) Functional Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) WebSphere Administrator
4 3 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) IT Support
5 2 (5.13%) RPG Developer
5 2 (5.13%) AS400 Developer
5 2 (5.13%) QA Tester
5 2 (5.13%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Tester
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Applications Support
6 1 (2.56%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (7.69%) Middleware
3 2 (5.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) AS400
2 7 (17.95%) Replication
3 5 (12.82%) Derivative
4 4 (10.26%) STB
5 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (5.13%) SWIFT
6 2 (5.13%) Clustering
6 2 (5.13%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
7 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) Linux
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.26%) UNIX
4 2 (5.13%) zOS
4 2 (5.13%) AIX
5 1 (2.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Capacity Planning
1 7 (17.95%) SDLC
2 5 (12.82%) Change Data Capture
2 5 (12.82%) Project Management
3 4 (10.26%) Business Analysis
3 4 (10.26%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (10.26%) Network Management
4 3 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (7.69%) Security Hardening
4 3 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.13%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.13%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (5.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.13%) Resource Management
5 2 (5.13%) Workflow
5 2 (5.13%) Change Management
5 2 (5.13%) ITIL
5 2 (5.13%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.90%) SQL
2 7 (17.95%) Java
2 7 (17.95%) RPG
3 5 (12.82%) RPG IV
4 4 (10.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) ACCA
1 3 (7.69%) CIMA
2 2 (5.13%) CISA
2 2 (5.13%) CISSP
3 1 (2.56%) PMP
3 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.56%) CISM
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
3 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.56%) XenApp
1 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) IBM
2 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.82%) Oracle
3 5 (12.82%) SunGard
3 5 (12.82%) Citrix
3 5 (12.82%) VMware
4 4 (10.26%) Cisco
4 4 (10.26%) Reuters
4 4 (10.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 4 (10.26%) Sun
5 3 (7.69%) HP
6 2 (5.13%) JD Edwards
7 1 (2.56%) Sybase
7 1 (2.56%) Nimsoft