The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 236 207 228
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +21
Contract jobs citing iSeries 22 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.25% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.77% 0.91% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 5
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£225 £394 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +45.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £394 £330
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +19.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 - -
iSeries
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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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2857 2307 1971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.05% 27.03% 23.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1585 1229 902
Average daily rate £375 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.83% +0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 133 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.90 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.30 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in the South East

iSeries
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing iSeries across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

iSeries Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

iSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing iSeries across the South East region.

iSeries Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

iSeries
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Kent +4 6 - -
Berkshire -9 6 £249 -38.64%
Hampshire -24 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
iSeries
England

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 38 (70.37%) IBM
2 28 (51.85%) AS400
3 11 (20.37%) UNIX
3 11 (20.37%) RPG
4 10 (18.52%) Windows
4 10 (18.52%) Finance
5 9 (16.67%) Linux
5 9 (16.67%) SQL
5 9 (16.67%) COBOL
5 9 (16.67%) ERP
5 9 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 9 (16.67%) WebSphere
6 8 (14.81%) RPG IV
6 8 (14.81%) DB2
7 7 (12.96%) CommVault
7 7 (12.96%) RPG/400
7 7 (12.96%) Mentoring
8 6 (11.11%) Mobile App
8 6 (11.11%) Enterprise Modelling
8 6 (11.11%) Degree
8 6 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
8 6 (11.11%) Logistics
8 6 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
8 6 (11.11%) C
8 6 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (11.11%) Middleware
9 5 (9.26%) Internet
9 5 (9.26%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (9.26%) Retail

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 9 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.70%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) Internet
2 3 (5.56%) APPN
2 3 (5.56%) LAN
2 3 (5.56%) WAN
2 3 (5.56%) FTP
2 3 (5.56%) HTTP
2 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.56%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) DB2
2 5 (9.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.85%) DataStage
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (3.70%) ERwin
3 1 (1.85%) Toad
General
1 10 (18.52%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Retail
3 3 (5.56%) Automotive
3 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (31.48%) Architect
1 17 (31.48%) Solutions Architect
2 10 (18.52%) Analyst
3 8 (14.81%) Consultant
4 7 (12.96%) Administrator
4 7 (12.96%) Backup Administrator
5 6 (11.11%) Applications Consultant
6 5 (9.26%) Test Analyst
6 5 (9.26%) Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Support
7 3 (5.56%) Developer Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) AS400 Developer
8 2 (3.70%) RPG Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Analyst Programmer
8 2 (3.70%) Programmer
8 2 (3.70%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Test Coordinator
8 2 (3.70%) Coordinator
8 2 (3.70%) Computer Operator
9 1 (1.85%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
1 6 (11.11%) Middleware
2 3 (5.56%) APPC
3 1 (1.85%) HTML
3 1 (1.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (51.85%) AS400
2 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 6 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.56%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.70%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.37%) UNIX
2 10 (18.52%) Windows
3 9 (16.67%) Linux
4 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
4 3 (5.56%) OS/400
4 3 (5.56%) i5/OS
4 3 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.67%) ERP
1 9 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 7 (12.96%) Mentoring
3 6 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
3 6 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (11.11%) Enterprise Modelling
3 6 (11.11%) Logistics
4 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (7.41%) ITIL
4 4 (7.41%) Project Management
4 4 (7.41%) Problem Management
5 3 (5.56%) Waterfall
5 3 (5.56%) Lean Six Sigma
5 3 (5.56%) Software Testing
5 3 (5.56%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (5.56%) Six Sigma
5 3 (5.56%) DSDM
5 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.56%) Migration
6 2 (3.70%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) RPG
2 9 (16.67%) SQL
2 9 (16.67%) COBOL
3 8 (14.81%) RPG IV
4 7 (12.96%) RPG/400
5 6 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Degree
2 3 (5.56%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) Tivoli NetView
1 3 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.70%) Control-M
2 2 (3.70%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (70.37%) IBM
2 7 (12.96%) CommVault
3 3 (5.56%) NetIQ
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.70%) SunGard
4 2 (3.70%) HP
4 2 (3.70%) EMC
4 2 (3.70%) Intel
4 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds
4 2 (3.70%) NetApp
5 1 (1.85%) Citrix
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle