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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 231 206 190
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -16
Contract jobs citing iSeries 27 39 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.44% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.92% 1.51% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 14
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£422 £328 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.85% -18.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £243 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £328 £388
% change year-on-year
+25.03% -15.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 2
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +39.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
- +39.78%
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
2941 2583 2350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.43% 28.84% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1562 1388 1128
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £205 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 145 165
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.45 £47.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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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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
Berkshire +16 16 £450 -5.26% 2
West Sussex - 5 £350 -
Hampshire -16 4 £373 +32.44% 1
Kent -2 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
iSeries
England

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 20 (64.52%) Linux
2 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 19 (61.29%) AS400
3 16 (51.61%) UNIX
4 15 (48.39%) WebSphere
5 14 (45.16%) AIX
5 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
6 12 (38.71%) Citrix
7 11 (35.48%) IBM
7 11 (35.48%) ITIL
8 10 (32.26%) DB2
8 10 (32.26%) SAP
8 10 (32.26%) MS Exchange
8 10 (32.26%) VMware
8 10 (32.26%) Maximo
9 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
9 9 (29.03%) Mainframe
10 8 (25.81%) SAN
10 8 (25.81%) Tivoli
10 8 (25.81%) Finance
11 7 (22.58%) .NET
12 6 (19.35%) Oracle
12 6 (19.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (19.35%) zOS
12 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (19.35%) Selenium
12 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
13 5 (16.13%) SQL
13 5 (16.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 4 (12.90%) MS Excel

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 15 (48.39%) WebSphere
2 10 (32.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.23%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Maximo
2 1 (3.23%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) SAN
2 2 (6.45%) Internet
2 2 (6.45%) MPLS
2 2 (6.45%) Firewall
2 2 (6.45%) LAN
2 2 (6.45%) WAN
2 2 (6.45%) VPN
3 1 (3.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) DB2
2 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Selenium
2 4 (12.90%) TestComplete
2 4 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (12.90%) SoapUI
2 4 (12.90%) LoadRunner
3 2 (6.45%) JIRA
3 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.23%) ChangeMan
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Retail
3 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (6.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Technical Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Tester
3 4 (12.90%) Test Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Solutions Designer
4 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Designer
4 3 (9.68%) QA Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Designer
5 2 (6.45%) Information Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Security Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Transition Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (12.90%) HTML
2 4 (12.90%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
3 3 (9.68%) SOAP
4 1 (3.23%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (61.29%) AS400
2 9 (29.03%) Mainframe
3 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.45%) BYOD
5 1 (3.23%) HACMP
5 1 (3.23%) LPAR
5 1 (3.23%) SWIFT
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (64.52%) Linux
2 19 (61.29%) Windows
3 16 (51.61%) UNIX
4 14 (45.16%) AIX
5 6 (19.35%) zOS
6 3 (9.68%) Android
6 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
7 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.23%) HPUX
8 1 (3.23%) Solaris
8 1 (3.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) ITIL
2 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.90%) Release Management
3 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
3 4 (12.90%) Analytics
4 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
4 3 (9.68%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (9.68%) Service Management
4 3 (9.68%) Change Management
4 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
4 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Test Management
5 2 (6.45%) Project Management
5 2 (6.45%) Information Security
5 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.45%) People Management
5 2 (6.45%) System Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.45%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) C#
2 4 (12.90%) Java
3 3 (9.68%) RPG
4 2 (6.45%) C
5 1 (3.23%) REXX
5 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.23%) JCL
5 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.23%) RPG/400
5 1 (3.23%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) ISEB
1 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) PMBOK
2 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.45%) XenApp
1 2 (6.45%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.23%) PowerHA
2 1 (3.23%) GPFS
2 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) Tivoli
2 6 (19.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (16.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (6.45%) SCCM
5 1 (3.23%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (3.23%) Netcool
5 1 (3.23%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 12 (38.71%) Citrix
3 11 (35.48%) IBM
4 10 (32.26%) SAP
4 10 (32.26%) VMware
5 6 (19.35%) Oracle
6 4 (12.90%) Google
6 4 (12.90%) Coremetrics
7 3 (9.68%) Endeca
8 2 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (6.45%) Cisco
9 1 (3.23%) NetApp
9 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
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