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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 385 397 395
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing iSeries 35 37 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.15% 0.043%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.39% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 9
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£400 £513 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.95% +13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £365 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £600 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £352 £375
% change year-on-year
+34.94% -6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 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 £29.00 -
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -
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
8754 9434 9603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.74% 37.53% 37.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5962 6545 6487
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 178 254
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -12.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.18 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £47.00 £41.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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
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 19 September 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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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 +18 3 £425 -19.04%
iSeries
England

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 60 (70.59%) AS400
2 30 (35.29%) RPG
3 27 (31.76%) Finance
4 26 (30.59%) Microsoft
5 20 (23.53%) IBM
6 19 (22.35%) Windows
7 18 (21.18%) Banking
7 18 (21.18%) Middleware
7 18 (21.18%) RPG IV
8 17 (20.00%) Citrix
9 16 (18.82%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (16.47%) SQL
11 13 (15.29%) Linux
11 13 (15.29%) Project Management
12 11 (12.94%) Mainframe
13 10 (11.76%) PRINCE2
13 10 (11.76%) WebSphere
14 9 (10.59%) UNIX
14 9 (10.59%) MS Office
15 8 (9.41%) Web Services
15 8 (9.41%) J2EE
15 8 (9.41%) COBOL
15 8 (9.41%) Solaris
15 8 (9.41%) UML
15 8 (9.41%) E-Commerce
15 8 (9.41%) zOS
15 8 (9.41%) Intranet
15 8 (9.41%) Internet
15 8 (9.41%) EMC
15 8 (9.41%) MS Exchange

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (11.76%) WebSphere
2 8 (9.41%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.53%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.35%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.35%) Apache
5 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.18%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 9 (10.59%) MS Office
2 6 (7.06%) MS Visio
3 5 (5.88%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) BPCS
2 3 (3.53%) Misys Midas
3 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.41%) Intranet
1 8 (9.41%) Internet
2 4 (4.71%) SAN
3 3 (3.53%) FTP
4 2 (2.35%) Firewall
4 2 (2.35%) NAS
5 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.82%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.71%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) PVCS
General
1 27 (31.76%) Finance
2 18 (21.18%) Banking
3 7 (8.24%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.53%) Advertising
6 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.35%) Retail
7 1 (1.18%) Marketing
7 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (30.59%) Developer
2 20 (23.53%) Analyst
3 19 (22.35%) AS400 Developer
4 14 (16.47%) RPG Developer
5 10 (11.76%) Architect
5 10 (11.76%) Project Manager
6 7 (8.24%) Technical Support
7 6 (7.06%) COBOL Developer
7 6 (7.06%) AS400 Support
7 6 (7.06%) Technical Support Manager
7 6 (7.06%) Technical Manager
7 6 (7.06%) Support Manager
7 6 (7.06%) Technical Project Manager
7 6 (7.06%) Analyst Programmer
7 6 (7.06%) Programmer
7 6 (7.06%) Test Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (5.88%) AS400 Operator
8 5 (5.88%) Help Desk Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.18%) Middleware
2 8 (9.41%) Web Services
2 8 (9.41%) J2EE
3 1 (1.18%) XML
3 1 (1.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 60 (70.59%) AS400
2 11 (12.94%) Mainframe
3 8 (9.41%) Clustering
3 8 (9.41%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (7.06%) Derivative
5 5 (5.88%) Market Risk
6 2 (2.35%) Replication
7 1 (1.18%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.18%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.35%) Windows
2 13 (15.29%) Linux
3 9 (10.59%) UNIX
4 8 (9.41%) Solaris
4 8 (9.41%) zOS
5 7 (8.24%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.35%) Debian
6 2 (2.35%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.35%) CentOS
6 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.29%) Project Management
2 10 (11.76%) PRINCE2
3 8 (9.41%) UML
3 8 (9.41%) E-Commerce
3 8 (9.41%) Data Modelling
4 7 (8.24%) Mentoring
4 7 (8.24%) Coaching
4 7 (8.24%) Use Case
5 5 (5.88%) Migration
6 4 (4.71%) Validation
7 3 (3.53%) Unit Testing
7 3 (3.53%) ITIL
7 3 (3.53%) Risk Management
7 3 (3.53%) Process Management
8 2 (2.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.35%) Information Security
8 2 (2.35%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (2.35%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (35.29%) RPG
2 18 (21.18%) RPG IV
3 14 (16.47%) SQL
4 8 (9.41%) COBOL
5 4 (4.71%) Java
5 4 (4.71%) RPG/400
6 2 (2.35%) Python
6 2 (2.35%) Perl
6 2 (2.35%) PHP
6 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (2.35%) CISA
2 2 (2.35%) CISSP
3 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.18%) ISEB
3 1 (1.18%) PMP
3 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) Puppet
1 2 (2.35%) YUM
1 2 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.35%) Ansible
2 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (30.59%) Microsoft
2 20 (23.53%) IBM
3 17 (20.00%) Citrix
4 8 (9.41%) EMC
5 5 (5.88%) Oracle
6 2 (2.35%) VMware
6 2 (2.35%) JBoss
6 2 (2.35%) Sybase
6 2 (2.35%) SAP
6 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.35%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco
7 1 (1.18%) JD Edwards