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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 243 217 185
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -32
Contract jobs citing iSeries 32 34 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.37% 0.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.06% 1.25% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 30
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£365 £475 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.15% +34.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £316 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £500 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £425 £346
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +22.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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
3013 2711 2345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.43% 29.44% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1701 1482 1237
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 153 147
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.71 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £41.75 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
Surrey +13 15 - -
Berkshire -13 6 £485 +2.10% 1
Hampshire -10 4 £370 +15.62%
West Sussex - 4 £323 -
Kent +4 3 £200 -38.46%
iSeries
England

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 36 (75.00%) Linux
1 36 (75.00%) AS400
2 34 (70.83%) Windows
3 27 (56.25%) DB2
3 27 (56.25%) Citrix
4 25 (52.08%) IBM
5 24 (50.00%) VMware
6 21 (43.75%) Tivoli
7 20 (41.67%) SQL
7 20 (41.67%) Data Centre
8 17 (35.42%) Cisco
8 17 (35.42%) WebSphere
9 16 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 16 (33.33%) Change Management
10 15 (31.25%) UNIX
10 15 (31.25%) Incident Management
11 13 (27.08%) AIX
12 12 (25.00%) Finance
13 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
13 11 (22.92%) ITIL
14 10 (20.83%) .NET
14 10 (20.83%) SAP
14 10 (20.83%) MS Exchange
14 10 (20.83%) Maximo
15 9 (18.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 9 (18.75%) Mainframe
16 8 (16.67%) Selenium
17 7 (14.58%) SAN

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 17 (35.42%) WebSphere
2 10 (20.83%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.08%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Maximo
2 1 (2.08%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) SAN
2 2 (4.17%) LAN
2 2 (4.17%) WAN
2 2 (4.17%) MPLS
2 2 (4.17%) Firewall
2 2 (4.17%) VPN
3 1 (2.08%) FTP
3 1 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (56.25%) DB2
2 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Selenium
2 6 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 5 (10.42%) TestComplete
4 4 (8.33%) LoadRunner
5 3 (6.25%) JIRA
6 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.08%) ChangeMan
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Retail
3 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.17%) Back Office
5 1 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (18.75%) Analyst
2 7 (14.58%) Tester
3 6 (12.50%) Technical Manager
4 5 (10.42%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) QA Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Technical Designer
6 3 (6.25%) Designer
6 3 (6.25%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Information Security Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Transition Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Software Tester
7 2 (4.17%) Information Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) .NET
2 6 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (12.50%) HTML
2 6 (12.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.33%) SOAP
4 1 (2.08%) XML
4 1 (2.08%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (75.00%) AS400
2 20 (41.67%) Data Centre
3 9 (18.75%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.17%) BYOD
5 1 (2.08%) HACMP
5 1 (2.08%) LPAR
5 1 (2.08%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 36 (75.00%) Linux
2 34 (70.83%) Windows
3 16 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (31.25%) UNIX
5 13 (27.08%) AIX
6 6 (12.50%) zOS
7 4 (8.33%) Android
7 4 (8.33%) Apple iOS
8 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.08%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Change Management
2 15 (31.25%) Incident Management
3 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (22.92%) ITIL
4 6 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 6 (12.50%) Release Management
4 6 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 6 (12.50%) Analytics
5 5 (10.42%) Regression Testing
6 4 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (8.33%) System Testing
6 4 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 3 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (6.25%) Migration
7 3 (6.25%) Service Management
8 2 (4.17%) Software Testing
8 2 (4.17%) Project Planning
8 2 (4.17%) Information Security
8 2 (4.17%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 20 (41.67%) SQL
2 6 (12.50%) Java
3 5 (10.42%) C#
4 4 (8.33%) RPG
5 2 (4.17%) C
6 1 (2.08%) REXX
6 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.08%) JCL
6 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.08%) RPG/400
6 1 (2.08%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) PMBOK
2 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.17%) XenApp
1 2 (4.17%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.08%) PowerHA
2 1 (2.08%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 21 (43.75%) Tivoli
2 9 (18.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (10.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (4.17%) SCCM
5 1 (2.08%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 27 (56.25%) Citrix
2 25 (52.08%) IBM
3 24 (50.00%) VMware
4 17 (35.42%) Cisco
5 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 10 (20.83%) SAP
7 7 (14.58%) Oracle
8 6 (12.50%) Google
8 6 (12.50%) Coremetrics
9 5 (10.42%) Endeca
10 3 (6.25%) Salesforce.com