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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 31 28 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Contract jobs citing iSeries 2 7 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.69% 2.72% 10.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.92% 6.86% 32.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 10
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£275 £475 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.10% +90.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £328 £358
% change year-on-year
+11.45% -8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%
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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
104 102 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 35.99% 39.69% 31.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 62 29
Average daily rate £353 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £214 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £44.50 £162.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.42% -72.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) RPG
3 1 (25.00%) AS400
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) DB2
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) Misys Midas
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) RPG/400
3 1 (25.00%) RPG IV
3 1 (25.00%) SWIFT
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Analysis

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1 (25.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Information Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Development Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Development Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Software Development Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Software Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Development Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Software Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Development Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) AS400
1 1 (25.00%) SWIFT
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) RPG/400
2 1 (25.00%) RPG IV
2 1 (25.00%) RPG
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle