The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 30 11 28
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +17
Contract jobs citing iSeries 7 29 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.53% 11.24% 1.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.95% 43.28% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 1
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£475 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
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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 Slough region.

Miscellaneous Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
88 67 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 31.77% 25.97% 33.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 30 30
Average daily rate £375 £313 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -17.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £27.75 £45.00 £122.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% -63.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £45.00 £60.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £184.50
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 Slough

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

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in Slough

iSeries
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing iSeries across the Slough region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

iSeries Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 7 (77.78%) IBM
2 6 (66.67%) RPG
2 6 (66.67%) RPG IV
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) .NET
3 5 (55.56%) Oracle
4 4 (44.44%) Six Sigma
4 4 (44.44%) TOGAF
4 4 (44.44%) DB2
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL
4 4 (44.44%) DSDM
4 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
4 4 (44.44%) AS400
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
4 4 (44.44%) Lean Six Sigma
4 4 (44.44%) Problem Management
4 4 (44.44%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (33.33%) Data Management
5 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
6 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Misys Midas
6 2 (22.22%) MQSeries
6 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (22.22%) Toad
6 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (22.22%) DataStage
6 2 (22.22%) Internet
6 2 (22.22%) ERwin

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
2 2 (22.22%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) DB2
2 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (22.22%) DataStage
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Toad
1 2 (22.22%) ERwin
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Technical Manager
1 5 (55.56%) Project Manager
1 5 (55.56%) Technical Project Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Development Project Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Technical Development Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Development Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (22.22%) Programmer
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Programmer
3 2 (22.22%) RPG Programmer
3 2 (22.22%) RPG Analyst Programmer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior RPG Analyst Programmer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior RPG Programmer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) AS400
2 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
3 2 (22.22%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Six Sigma
1 4 (44.44%) TOGAF
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
1 4 (44.44%) DSDM
1 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
1 4 (44.44%) Lean Six Sigma
1 4 (44.44%) Problem Management
1 4 (44.44%) Technical Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) Data Management
3 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) Web Application Development
3 2 (22.22%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) RPG
1 6 (66.67%) RPG IV
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) RPG/400
4 1 (11.11%) C
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) IBM
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle