The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 145 - 134
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing iSeries 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.059% - 0.098%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% - 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£393 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £331 £375
% change year-on-year
+28.59% -11.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 -
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -
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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
834 507 727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.75% 23.52% 23.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 305 412
Average daily rate £380 £338 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.59% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £229 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 42 60
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.81% -55.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £35.45 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing iSeries across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing iSeries across the South West region.

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in the South West

iSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing iSeries across the South West region.

iSeries Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

iSeries
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 21 October 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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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
Gloucestershire - 1 £393 -
Wiltshire - - - -
iSeries
England

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) AS400
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) Misys Midas
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) DB2
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) JDBC
3 1 (33.33%) JSP
3 1 (33.33%) Struts
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) RAD
3 1 (33.33%) Tomcat

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (33.33%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (33.33%) ERwin
1 1 (33.33%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) AS400 Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) JDBC
1 1 (33.33%) JSP
1 1 (33.33%) Struts
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) SAML
1 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
1 1 (33.33%) AS400
1 1 (33.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) UML
1 1 (33.33%) RAD
1 1 (33.33%) DSDM
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Six Sigma
1 1 (33.33%) Workflow
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Lean Six Sigma
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
1 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) RPG/400
2 1 (33.33%) RPG IV
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) RPG
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) VMware