The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM iSeries
Rank 529 525 503
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -22
Contract jobs citing iSeries 97 87 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.54% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 39 36
Average daily rate £425 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £160 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £295 £394
% change year-on-year
+35.59% -25.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16596 16129 15942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.26% 31.14% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10700 10027 9635
Average daily rate £425 £415 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 688 665
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend

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

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing iSeries within the UK.

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in the UK

iSeries
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing iSeries within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

iSeries Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

iSeries
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing iSeries within the UK.

iSeries Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

iSeries
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
England +20 92 £425 +30.76% 15
South East +30 29 £400 +77.77% 4
London +16 28 £488 +21.87% 6
Surrey +1 17 £275 +22.22% 2
Redhill - 13 - -
Yorkshire -14 11 £525 +81.03% 1
South Yorkshire +1 9 £525 +27.27% 1
Sheffield - 9 £525 - 1
East Midlands -12 8 £375 +25.00% 1
Hampshire - 7 £415 - 1
Winchester - 6 £420 -
West Midlands -8 5 £275 -8.33%
Northamptonshire - 5 £375 -
City of London +29 4 £238 -47.22% 1
Hertfordshire +8 4 - -
Birmingham +1 4 £275 -8.33%
East of England 0 4 - - 1
Cheshire -3 4 £600 - 1
Scotland -8 4 - -
North West -18 4 £600 +45.45% 1
Warrington - 4 £600 -
Royston - 4 - -
West Sussex - 3 £345 -
Nottinghamshire -7 2 £275 -
West Yorkshire -9 2 - -
Nottingham -11 2 £275 -
Edinburgh -14 2 - -
Crawley - 2 £398 -
Leeds - 2 - -
Glasgow +6 1 - -

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 106 (54.08%) AS400
2 79 (40.31%) Windows
2 79 (40.31%) IBM
3 76 (38.78%) SQL
4 62 (31.63%) Linux
5 55 (28.06%) VMware
6 54 (27.55%) Data Centre
7 52 (26.53%) Cisco
8 49 (25.00%) DB2
9 43 (21.94%) Unix
9 43 (21.94%) Tivoli
9 43 (21.94%) Change Management
10 41 (20.92%) RPG
11 40 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 39 (19.90%) Finance
13 36 (18.37%) Citrix
14 31 (15.82%) Incident Management
15 26 (13.27%) SQL Server
16 22 (11.22%) .NET
16 22 (11.22%) Migration
17 21 (10.71%) Banking
17 21 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (10.20%) RPG IV
18 20 (10.20%) Retail
18 20 (10.20%) ERP
19 19 (9.69%) Microsoft
19 19 (9.69%) Windows Server
20 18 (9.18%) Mainframe
21 17 (8.67%) FTP
21 17 (8.67%) C#

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 9 (4.59%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.06%) Apache Pig
2 6 (3.06%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.55%) WebSphere Portal
4 4 (2.04%) IBM Domino
4 4 (2.04%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.53%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.02%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (3.06%) MS Excel
1 6 (3.06%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (6.12%) Misys Equation
2 6 (3.06%) BPCS
3 5 (2.55%) INSURE/90
4 2 (1.02%) SAP CRM
4 2 (1.02%) Unica
5 1 (0.51%) AWD
5 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.51%) Maximo
5 1 (0.51%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.02%) SaaS
2 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.67%) FTP
2 16 (8.16%) LAN
3 14 (7.14%) WAN
4 11 (5.61%) DNS
4 11 (5.61%) Firewall
4 11 (5.61%) MPLS
4 11 (5.61%) VPN
5 9 (4.59%) BGP
5 9 (4.59%) FabricPath
5 9 (4.59%) IPsec
5 9 (4.59%) IPv4
5 9 (4.59%) IPv6
5 9 (4.59%) OSPF
5 9 (4.59%) TRILL
6 5 (2.55%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (2.55%) SSL
7 4 (2.04%) SAN
8 2 (1.02%) DHCP
8 2 (1.02%) HTTP
8 2 (1.02%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (25.00%) DB2
2 26 (13.27%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.06%) Apache Hive
5 5 (2.55%) Big Data
5 5 (2.55%) Sqoop
6 3 (1.53%) MS Access
6 3 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.02%) DTS
7 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.51%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 13 (6.63%) ChangeMan
2 2 (1.02%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.02%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.51%) JIRA
3 1 (0.51%) JMeter
3 1 (0.51%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.51%) LoadUI
3 1 (0.51%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (0.51%) Selenium
3 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.51%) TestComplete
3 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (19.90%) Finance
2 21 (10.71%) Banking
3 20 (10.20%) Retail
4 5 (2.55%) Law
4 5 (2.55%) Retail Banking
4 5 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.53%) Automotive
5 3 (1.53%) Back Office
5 3 (1.53%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.02%) Marketing
6 2 (1.02%) Norwegian Language
7 1 (0.51%) Billing
7 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.51%) Front Office
7 1 (0.51%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (27.04%) Analyst
2 35 (17.86%) Developer
2 35 (17.86%) Linux Specialist
3 30 (15.31%) Linux Operator
4 17 (8.67%) AS400 Developer
4 17 (8.67%) RPG Developer
5 16 (8.16%) Operations Analyst
6 14 (7.14%) Citrix Specialist
6 14 (7.14%) VMware Specialist
7 13 (6.63%) Architect
8 12 (6.12%) Programmer
9 11 (5.61%) Consultant
10 10 (5.10%) Analyst Programmer
11 9 (4.59%) .NET Developer
11 9 (4.59%) Network Architect
11 9 (4.59%) Technical Analyst
11 9 (4.59%) VB.NET Developer
12 8 (4.08%) C# Developer
12 8 (4.08%) Data Architect
12 8 (4.08%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.22%) .NET
2 11 (5.61%) ISPF
2 11 (5.61%) Web Services
3 9 (4.59%) ASP.NET
3 9 (4.59%) jQuery
4 8 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (4.08%) Middleware
4 8 (4.08%) XML
5 7 (3.57%) POSIX
6 6 (3.06%) IBM Integration Bus
6 6 (3.06%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (2.04%) EDI
7 4 (2.04%) ODBC
8 3 (1.53%) HTML
9 2 (1.02%) CSS
9 2 (1.02%) SAP XI
10 1 (0.51%) Ajax
10 1 (0.51%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.51%) JDBC
10 1 (0.51%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 106 (54.08%) AS400
2 54 (27.55%) Data Centre
3 21 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (9.18%) Mainframe
5 11 (5.61%) HACMP
6 9 (4.59%) Clustering
6 9 (4.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (3.06%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.55%) Tandem
9 4 (2.04%) Driving Licence
9 4 (2.04%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.02%) BYOD
10 2 (1.02%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.02%) PMI
11 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.51%) Fintech
11 1 (0.51%) FMCG
11 1 (0.51%) VCE vBlock
11 1 (0.51%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 79 (40.31%) Windows
2 62 (31.63%) Linux
3 43 (21.94%) Unix
4 40 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (9.69%) Windows Server
6 10 (5.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (4.59%) AIX
8 8 (4.08%) Solaris
9 7 (3.57%) zOS
10 6 (3.06%) Windows 7
10 6 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (2.55%) OpenVMS
11 5 (2.55%) OS/400
12 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (1.02%) MVS
13 2 (1.02%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.51%) Android
14 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.51%) i5/OS
14 1 (0.51%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (21.94%) Change Management
2 31 (15.82%) Incident Management
3 22 (11.22%) Migration
4 20 (10.20%) ERP
5 15 (7.65%) Project Management
6 14 (7.14%) ITIL
7 8 (4.08%) ETL
7 8 (4.08%) MVC
8 7 (3.57%) CRM
8 7 (3.57%) SDLC
9 6 (3.06%) Data Modelling
9 6 (3.06%) MapReduce
9 6 (3.06%) Patch Management
9 6 (3.06%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (2.55%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (2.55%) Facilities Management
10 5 (2.55%) Network Architecture
10 5 (2.55%) PRINCE2
11 4 (2.04%) Performance Testing
11 4 (2.04%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (38.78%) SQL
2 41 (20.92%) RPG
3 20 (10.20%) RPG IV
4 17 (8.67%) C#
5 15 (7.65%) Java
6 13 (6.63%) JCL
6 13 (6.63%) Shell Script
7 12 (6.12%) JavaScript
8 11 (5.61%) REXX
9 10 (5.10%) VB.NET
10 9 (4.59%) Lisp
11 7 (3.57%) VB
12 6 (3.06%) RPG/400
13 5 (2.55%) Perl
14 3 (1.53%) C
15 1 (0.51%) C++
15 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.51%) VB6
15 1 (0.51%) VC++
Qualifications
1 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.04%) Degree
3 3 (1.53%) CISA
3 3 (1.53%) CISM
3 3 (1.53%) CISSP
3 3 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.53%) MCSE
4 2 (1.02%) IBM Certification
4 2 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.02%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.02%) RHCE
5 1 (0.51%) PMP
5 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.53%) QA
1 3 (1.53%) SLA
2 2 (1.02%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.02%) PMBOK
System Software
1 13 (6.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 11 (5.61%) Time Sharing Option
3 7 (3.57%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.06%) Apache Flume
5 5 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.53%) XenApp
7 2 (1.02%) HDFS
7 2 (1.02%) vSphere
7 2 (1.02%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.51%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 43 (21.94%) Tivoli
2 7 (3.57%) SCCM
3 4 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.04%) Puppet
4 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 79 (40.31%) IBM
2 55 (28.06%) VMware
3 52 (26.53%) Cisco
4 36 (18.37%) Citrix
5 19 (9.69%) Microsoft
6 13 (6.63%) Misys
7 10 (5.10%) Oracle
8 9 (4.59%) CheckPoint
8 9 (4.59%) Juniper
8 9 (4.59%) Red Hat
9 7 (3.57%) Sun
10 6 (3.06%) Hortonworks
10 6 (3.06%) Infor
11 5 (2.55%) JD Edwards
12 4 (2.04%) Intel
12 4 (2.04%) MAPICS
13 3 (1.53%) Platfora
13 3 (1.53%) SAP
14 2 (1.02%) F5
14 2 (1.02%) Informatica
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