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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 212 185 233
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +48
Contract jobs citing iSeries 34 55 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.63% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.33% 2.54% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 8
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£475 £352 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.94% -6.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £352 £375
% change year-on-year
+34.94% -6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
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
2564 2168 2588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.66% 24.79% 25.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1408 1134 1169
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 122 186
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.52 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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
Berkshire -8 18 £500 +11.11% 1
Hampshire +8 12 £320 -32.63%
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
iSeries
England

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 37 (55.22%) IBM
2 36 (53.73%) AS400
3 18 (26.87%) ERP
4 15 (22.39%) SQL
4 15 (22.39%) WebSphere
5 12 (17.91%) .NET
6 11 (16.42%) Finance
7 10 (14.93%) TOGAF
7 10 (14.93%) WebSphere MQ
8 9 (13.43%) Oracle
8 9 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (11.94%) ITIL
9 8 (11.94%) Middleware
10 7 (10.45%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (8.96%) Problem Management
11 6 (8.96%) RPG IV
11 6 (8.96%) Data Management
11 6 (8.96%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (8.96%) DB2
11 6 (8.96%) RPG
12 5 (7.46%) Linux
12 5 (7.46%) BPCS
12 5 (7.46%) DSDM
12 5 (7.46%) UNIX
12 5 (7.46%) Project Management
12 5 (7.46%) Mainframe
12 5 (7.46%) Six Sigma
12 5 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (7.46%) Systems Analysis
12 5 (7.46%) Enterprise Modelling

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 (22.39%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.48%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.99%) SAS
3 2 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.99%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Office
2 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (7.46%) BPCS
2 3 (4.48%) Misys Midas
3 2 (2.99%) SAP GRC
3 2 (2.99%) SAP FI
3 2 (2.99%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (2.99%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.49%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) Internet
2 1 (1.49%) LAN
2 1 (1.49%) WLAN
2 1 (1.49%) WAN
2 1 (1.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) DB2
2 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.99%) SAP BW
4 2 (2.99%) DataStage
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.99%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (4.48%) ERwin
1 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.99%) Toad
3 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (16.42%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Automotive
2 1 (1.49%) Games
2 1 (1.49%) Retail
2 1 (1.49%) Billing
2 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (19.40%) Architect
1 13 (19.40%) Solutions Architect
1 13 (19.40%) Technical Support
2 11 (16.42%) Analyst
3 9 (13.43%) Consultant
4 7 (10.45%) Project Manager
4 7 (10.45%) Test Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Technical Manager
5 6 (8.96%) Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Technical Project Manager
6 5 (7.46%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) Technical Administrator
7 4 (5.97%) Administrator
7 4 (5.97%) AS400 Administrator
8 3 (4.48%) Development Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Analyst Programmer
8 3 (4.48%) Programmer
8 3 (4.48%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Technical Development Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Development Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.91%) .NET
2 10 (14.93%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (11.94%) Middleware
4 3 (4.48%) XML
5 2 (2.99%) XSLT
5 2 (2.99%) EDI
5 2 (2.99%) Web Services
5 2 (2.99%) Web Dynpro
5 2 (2.99%) SAP Smart Forms
5 2 (2.99%) BAPI
5 2 (2.99%) SAP XI
5 2 (2.99%) WCF
5 2 (2.99%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (2.99%) REST
6 1 (1.49%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (53.73%) AS400
2 7 (10.45%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (7.46%) Mainframe
3 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.46%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.48%) SWIFT
4 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.46%) UNIX
1 5 (7.46%) Linux
2 2 (2.99%) AIX
3 1 (1.49%) Solaris
3 1 (1.49%) Windows
3 1 (1.49%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.87%) ERP
2 10 (14.93%) TOGAF
3 9 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (11.94%) ITIL
5 6 (8.96%) Data Management
5 6 (8.96%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (8.96%) Problem Management
6 5 (7.46%) Lean Six Sigma
6 5 (7.46%) Systems Analysis
6 5 (7.46%) DSDM
6 5 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (7.46%) Six Sigma
6 5 (7.46%) Project Management
6 5 (7.46%) Enterprise Modelling
6 5 (7.46%) Waterfall
6 5 (7.46%) Technical Analysis
6 5 (7.46%) Mentoring
7 4 (5.97%) Workflow
8 3 (4.48%) Scrum
8 3 (4.48%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.39%) SQL
2 6 (8.96%) RPG
2 6 (8.96%) RPG IV
3 4 (5.97%) RPG/400
4 3 (4.48%) C
5 2 (2.99%) C#
5 2 (2.99%) ABAP
5 2 (2.99%) SAPscript
6 1 (1.49%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.99%) Control-M
2 2 (2.99%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.99%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (55.22%) IBM
2 9 (13.43%) Oracle
3 4 (5.97%) SolarWinds
4 3 (4.48%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.99%) SunGard
5 2 (2.99%) Intel
5 2 (2.99%) SAP
6 1 (1.49%) Citrix
6 1 (1.49%) Capita
6 1 (1.49%) Endeca
6 1 (1.49%) Google
6 1 (1.49%) Coremetrics
6 1 (1.49%) EMC