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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM iSeries
Rank 217 247 226
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -21
Contract jobs citing iSeries 29 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.11% 0.58% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 11
Average daily rate £400 £225 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -41.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £295 £394
% change year-on-year
+35.59% -25.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £39.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2606 2747 2505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.44% 28.79% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1522 1435 1298
Average daily rate £388 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 181 169
Average hourly rate £43.00 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.88% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.92 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Surrey +1 17 £275 +22.22% 2
Hampshire - 7 £415 - 1
West Sussex - 3 £345 -
Berkshire +3 1 £425 +70.51%
Kent -7 1 £345 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £468 -
iSeries
England

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 49 (75.38%) Windows
2 46 (70.77%) IBM
3 45 (69.23%) AS400
4 44 (67.69%) VMware
5 42 (64.62%) Linux
6 39 (60.00%) Tivoli
7 37 (56.92%) Change Management
8 36 (55.38%) Data Centre
9 35 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (50.77%) Citrix
10 33 (50.77%) SQL
11 32 (49.23%) Cisco
12 31 (47.69%) DB2
13 29 (44.62%) Incident Management
14 21 (32.31%) Unix
15 12 (18.46%) Mainframe
16 10 (15.38%) ChangeMan
16 10 (15.38%) Shell Script
16 10 (15.38%) JCL
16 10 (15.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 10 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (13.85%) Red Hat
17 9 (13.85%) FTP
18 8 (12.31%) AIX
18 8 (12.31%) Solaris
18 8 (12.31%) HACMP
18 8 (12.31%) REXX
18 8 (12.31%) Project Management
18 8 (12.31%) Retail
18 8 (12.31%) ISPF

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (3.08%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) AWD
1 1 (1.54%) INSURE/90
1 1 (1.54%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.85%) FTP
2 2 (3.08%) LAN
2 2 (3.08%) MPLS
2 2 (3.08%) VPN
2 2 (3.08%) WAN
3 1 (1.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (47.69%) DB2
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (15.38%) ChangeMan
2 1 (1.54%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.54%) Selenium
2 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.54%) TestComplete
2 1 (1.54%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (12.31%) Retail
2 6 (9.23%) Finance
3 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.08%) Back Office
4 2 (3.08%) Banking
4 2 (3.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (53.85%) Linux Specialist
2 29 (44.62%) Linux Operator
3 17 (26.15%) Analyst
4 14 (21.54%) Citrix Specialist
4 14 (21.54%) VMware Specialist
5 11 (16.92%) Operations Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) Unix Specialist
7 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (6.15%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Tester
9 2 (3.08%) AS400 Operator
9 2 (3.08%) Consultant
9 2 (3.08%) Linux Consultant
9 2 (3.08%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
9 2 (3.08%) Network Manager
9 2 (3.08%) Network Project Manager
9 2 (3.08%) Software Tester
9 2 (3.08%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) ISPF
2 7 (10.77%) POSIX
3 4 (6.15%) .NET
4 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.54%) HTML
4 1 (1.54%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.54%) Middleware
4 1 (1.54%) SOAP
4 1 (1.54%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (69.23%) AS400
2 36 (55.38%) Data Centre
3 12 (18.46%) Mainframe
4 8 (12.31%) HACMP
5 7 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (6.15%) Driving Licence
7 2 (3.08%) BYOD
8 1 (1.54%) Fintech
8 1 (1.54%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 49 (75.38%) Windows
2 42 (64.62%) Linux
3 35 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (32.31%) Unix
5 10 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (12.31%) AIX
6 8 (12.31%) Solaris
6 8 (12.31%) Windows Server
7 4 (6.15%) OS/400
7 4 (6.15%) Windows 7
7 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (3.08%) MVS
9 2 (3.08%) zOS
10 1 (1.54%) Android
10 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.54%) i5/OS
10 1 (1.54%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (56.92%) Change Management
2 29 (44.62%) Incident Management
3 8 (12.31%) Project Management
4 6 (9.23%) ITIL
5 3 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.62%) Manual Testing
5 3 (4.62%) Migration
5 3 (4.62%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.08%) Data Migration
6 2 (3.08%) ETL
6 2 (3.08%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (3.08%) Patch Management
6 2 (3.08%) Project Planning
6 2 (3.08%) Service Management
6 2 (3.08%) Software Testing
6 2 (3.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (3.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.54%) BCP
7 1 (1.54%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 33 (50.77%) SQL
2 10 (15.38%) JCL
2 10 (15.38%) Shell Script
3 8 (12.31%) REXX
4 3 (4.62%) C
5 2 (3.08%) C#
5 2 (3.08%) Java
6 1 (1.54%) C++
6 1 (1.54%) RPG
6 1 (1.54%) RPG IV
6 1 (1.54%) RPG/400
6 1 (1.54%) VB
6 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.54%) VB6
6 1 (1.54%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (3.08%) IBM Certification
1 2 (3.08%) RHCE
2 1 (1.54%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) PMBOK
1 2 (3.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 10 (15.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 8 (12.31%) Time Sharing Option
3 4 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.08%) XenApp
4 2 (3.08%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (60.00%) Tivoli
2 4 (6.15%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.15%) Puppet
3 2 (3.08%) SCCM
4 1 (1.54%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 46 (70.77%) IBM
2 44 (67.69%) VMware
3 33 (50.77%) Citrix
4 32 (49.23%) Cisco
5 9 (13.85%) Red Hat
6 7 (10.77%) Sun
7 5 (7.69%) Oracle
8 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.54%) Coremetrics
9 1 (1.54%) Endeca
9 1 (1.54%) Google
9 1 (1.54%) HP
9 1 (1.54%) Remedy
9 1 (1.54%) SAP