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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM iSeries
Rank 257 254 236
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -18
Contract jobs citing iSeries 21 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.71% 0.32% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 3
Average daily rate £475 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £403 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.93% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
2972 3077 2759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.85% 30.92% 29.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1748 1637 1470
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 155 195
Average hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.35 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.87% -5.60%

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
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 29 April 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 - 14 - -
West Sussex - 3 £475 -
Berkshire +2 2 £450 -3.74%
Hampshire -2 1 £388 -6.06%
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
iSeries
England

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 42 (82.35%) VMware
2 41 (80.39%) Linux
3 40 (78.43%) Windows
4 36 (70.59%) AS400
5 35 (68.63%) IBM
6 34 (66.67%) Data Centre
7 33 (64.71%) Citrix
7 33 (64.71%) Cisco
7 33 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (62.75%) SQL
9 31 (60.78%) Change Management
10 30 (58.82%) DB2
11 29 (56.86%) Incident Management
12 26 (50.98%) Tivoli
13 14 (27.45%) Red Hat
13 14 (27.45%) Unix
14 9 (17.65%) Solaris
14 9 (17.65%) Project Management
14 9 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (15.69%) Sun
15 8 (15.69%) POSIX
15 8 (15.69%) AIX
16 6 (11.76%) ITIL
16 6 (11.76%) Finance
16 6 (11.76%) Windows Server
17 5 (9.80%) Driving Licence
17 5 (9.80%) Puppet
17 5 (9.80%) Opscode Chef
17 5 (9.80%) Telecoms

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 1 (1.96%) Confluence
1 1 (1.96%) IIS
1 1 (1.96%) JBoss
1 1 (1.96%) nginx
1 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) AWD
1 1 (1.96%) INSURE/90
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) LAN
1 3 (5.88%) MPLS
1 3 (5.88%) VPN
1 3 (5.88%) WAN
2 2 (3.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (58.82%) DB2
2 1 (1.96%) MySQL
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) ChangeMan
2 1 (1.96%) Ant
2 1 (1.96%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.96%) JIRA
2 1 (1.96%) Maven
2 1 (1.96%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.96%) Serena SBM
2 1 (1.96%) Subversion
2 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.96%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.96%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.88%) Back Office
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
4 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (58.82%) Linux Specialist
2 24 (47.06%) Linux Operator
3 22 (43.14%) Citrix Specialist
3 22 (43.14%) VMware Specialist
4 6 (11.76%) Unix Specialist
5 5 (9.80%) Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Network Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Network Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Network Project Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Linux Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Unix Consultant
9 1 (1.96%) AS400 Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Unix Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) POSIX
2 2 (3.92%) .NET
2 2 (3.92%) ISPF
3 1 (1.96%) LAMP
3 1 (1.96%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (70.59%) AS400
2 34 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 5 (9.80%) Driving Licence
3 5 (9.80%) Mainframe
4 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.88%) BYOD
5 2 (3.92%) HACMP
6 1 (1.96%) Fintech
6 1 (1.96%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 41 (80.39%) Linux
2 40 (78.43%) Windows
3 33 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (27.45%) Unix
5 9 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (17.65%) Solaris
6 8 (15.69%) AIX
7 6 (11.76%) Windows Server
8 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.96%) OS/400
9 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (60.78%) Change Management
2 29 (56.86%) Incident Management
3 9 (17.65%) Project Management
4 6 (11.76%) ITIL
5 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.88%) Project Planning
6 3 (5.88%) Service Management
6 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (3.92%) Patch Management
8 1 (1.96%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.96%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.96%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (1.96%) DevOps
8 1 (1.96%) Issue Tracking
8 1 (1.96%) Migration
8 1 (1.96%) Multithreading
8 1 (1.96%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (1.96%) Service Design
8 1 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.96%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 32 (62.75%) SQL
2 5 (9.80%) C
3 2 (3.92%) C#
3 2 (3.92%) C++
3 2 (3.92%) Java
3 2 (3.92%) JCL
3 2 (3.92%) REXX
3 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.96%) Delphi
4 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.96%) Python
4 1 (1.96%) RPG
4 1 (1.96%) RPG IV
4 1 (1.96%) RPG/400
4 1 (1.96%) Ruby
4 1 (1.96%) VB
4 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.96%) VB6
4 1 (1.96%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) IBM Certification
1 2 (3.92%) RHCE
2 1 (1.96%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) PMBOK
2 2 (3.92%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.88%) XenApp
2 3 (5.88%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.92%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (3.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.96%) Docker
4 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (50.98%) Tivoli
2 5 (9.80%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (9.80%) Puppet
2 5 (9.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (5.88%) SCCM
4 1 (1.96%) Ansible
4 1 (1.96%) Nagios
4 1 (1.96%) Scalr
Vendors
1 42 (82.35%) VMware
2 35 (68.63%) IBM
3 33 (64.71%) Cisco
3 33 (64.71%) Citrix
4 14 (27.45%) Red Hat
5 8 (15.69%) Sun
6 2 (3.92%) Oracle
7 1 (1.96%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.96%) Arqiva
7 1 (1.96%) ATG
7 1 (1.96%) Perforce
7 1 (1.96%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.96%) Remedy
7 1 (1.96%) Seapine
7 1 (1.96%) Serena
7 1 (1.96%) Splunk