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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM iSeries
Rank 248 243 222
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -21
Contract jobs citing iSeries 17 32 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.33% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.64% 1.06% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 17
Median daily rate £325 £370 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% -22.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £291 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £364 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.34% -14.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - £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
2652 3025 2799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.83% 30.86% 30.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1540 1707 1514
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £230 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 175 161
Median hourly rate £27.38 £21.15 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.46% +20.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.49 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £47.57 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.66 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.44% +3.47%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing iSeries as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +14 13 £325 -32.98% 1
Hampshire +4 2 £315 -14.86%
Buckinghamshire +14 1 - -
Kent +4 1 - -
iSeries
England

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing iSeries also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 29 (80.56%) AS400
2 21 (58.33%) Data Centre
3 18 (50.00%) Windows
4 16 (44.44%) IBM
4 16 (44.44%) VMware
5 14 (38.89%) Cisco
6 13 (36.11%) Citrix
6 13 (36.11%) Linux
6 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (33.33%) Migration
7 12 (33.33%) Change Management
7 12 (33.33%) SQL
7 12 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (27.78%) DB2
8 10 (27.78%) Incident Management
9 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (22.22%) Tivoli
10 8 (22.22%) Unix
11 7 (19.44%) Mainframe
11 7 (19.44%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (19.44%) Apple iOS
12 6 (16.67%) Finance
12 6 (16.67%) Red Hat
12 6 (16.67%) OS/400
13 5 (13.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 5 (13.89%) CommVault
13 5 (13.89%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (13.89%) High Availability
13 5 (13.89%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (11.11%) Telecoms

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) Confluence
1 1 (2.78%) IIS
1 1 (2.78%) JBoss
1 1 (2.78%) nginx
1 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) LAN
1 4 (11.11%) MPLS
1 4 (11.11%) VPN
1 4 (11.11%) WAN
2 3 (8.33%) FTP
3 1 (2.78%) BGP
3 1 (2.78%) DNS
3 1 (2.78%) FabricPath
3 1 (2.78%) Firewall
3 1 (2.78%) IPsec
3 1 (2.78%) IPv4
3 1 (2.78%) IPv6
3 1 (2.78%) OSPF
3 1 (2.78%) TRILL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) DB2
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) ChangeMan
2 1 (2.78%) Ant
2 1 (2.78%) CruiseControl
2 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.78%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) Maven
2 1 (2.78%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.78%) Serena SBM
2 1 (2.78%) Subversion
2 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.78%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.33%) Back Office
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Administrator
2 7 (19.44%) AS400 Support
3 5 (13.89%) AS400 Administrator
3 5 (13.89%) Citrix Specialist
3 5 (13.89%) Linux Operator
3 5 (13.89%) Linux Specialist
3 5 (13.89%) Support Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) VMware Specialist
4 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Network Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Network Project Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (2.78%) Network Architect
6 1 (2.78%) RPG Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) ISPF
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) LAMP
3 1 (2.78%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (2.78%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 29 (80.56%) AS400
2 21 (58.33%) Data Centre
3 7 (19.44%) Mainframe
4 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.33%) BYOD
4 3 (8.33%) HACMP
5 1 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.78%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (50.00%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Linux
2 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (22.22%) Unix
4 7 (19.44%) Apple iOS
5 6 (16.67%) OS/400
6 3 (8.33%) Windows Server
6 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.56%) Solaris
8 1 (2.78%) AIX
8 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Change Management
1 12 (33.33%) Migration
1 12 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (27.78%) Incident Management
3 7 (19.44%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (13.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (13.89%) High Availability
5 4 (11.11%) Project Management
6 3 (8.33%) ITIL
6 3 (8.33%) Planning and Forecasting
6 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 3 (8.33%) Project Planning
6 3 (8.33%) Regulatory Compliance
6 3 (8.33%) Service Management
6 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (2.78%) DevOps
7 1 (2.78%) iOS Development
7 1 (2.78%) Issue Tracking
7 1 (2.78%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.78%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) C
3 3 (8.33%) JCL
3 3 (8.33%) REXX
3 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.56%) Java
4 2 (5.56%) RPG
5 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.78%) C#
5 1 (2.78%) C++
5 1 (2.78%) Delphi
5 1 (2.78%) Lisp
5 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.78%) Python
5 1 (2.78%) RPG IV
5 1 (2.78%) Ruby
5 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) PMBOK
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (13.89%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (8.33%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (8.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (8.33%) XenApp
3 3 (8.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) Tivoli
2 5 (13.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (8.33%) SCCM
4 1 (2.78%) Ansible
4 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.78%) Nagios
4 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.78%) Puppet
4 1 (2.78%) Scalr
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) IBM
1 16 (44.44%) VMware
2 14 (38.89%) Cisco
3 13 (36.11%) Citrix
4 6 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 5 (13.89%) CommVault
6 1 (2.78%) AppDynamics
6 1 (2.78%) ATG
6 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.78%) HP
6 1 (2.78%) Intel
6 1 (2.78%) Juniper
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle
6 1 (2.78%) Perforce
6 1 (2.78%) Rackspace
6 1 (2.78%) SAP
6 1 (2.78%) Seapine
6 1 (2.78%) Serena
6 1 (2.78%) Splunk
6 1 (2.78%) Sun