The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM iSeries
Rank 539 582 530
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -52
Contract jobs citing iSeries 97 82 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.43% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 35 35
Median daily rate £434 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.92% -26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £350 £475
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 9
Median hourly rate £25.00 £42.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +183.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-52.94% +30.76%

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
17522 19085 18708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.27% 33.06% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11347 11970 11358
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 807 813
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.08 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.93 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £44.60 £42.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +8.57%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing iSeries as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing iSeries within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

iSeries Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

iSeries
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +23 82 £475 +35.71% 8
London +35 41 £350 -23.28% 1
Yorkshire +29 20 £500 +56.25%
Sheffield - 17 £500 -
South Yorkshire - 17 £500 -
South East -6 12 £280 -21.67% 4
Berkshire +20 11 - - 2
Scotland +12 9 £285 -12.30%
South Wales - 7 £400 -
Wales - 7 £400 -
Cardiff - 6 £438 -
Edinburgh - 5 - -
City of London +24 4 £488 +2.63%
Leeds +7 4 £325 +1.56%
West Yorkshire +7 4 £325 +1.56%
West Midlands -19 4 - -
Slough - 4 - - 1
Coventry -9 3 - -
South West +9 2 - - 1
Strathclyde - 2 £270 -
Glasgow +12 1 £300 -7.69%
Hampshire +11 1 £280 -22.75%
East of England +11 1 - -
North West +1 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire -4 1 - -
Manchester -10 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £280 -
Luton - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing iSeries also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for iSeries.

1 54 (36.00%) AS400
2 53 (35.33%) Finance
3 52 (34.67%) IBM
4 50 (33.33%) Unix
5 47 (31.33%) Windows
6 45 (30.00%) Linux
7 30 (20.00%) WebSphere
8 29 (19.33%) Data Centre
9 28 (18.67%) Oracle
10 23 (15.33%) RPG
10 23 (15.33%) SQL
10 23 (15.33%) Banking
11 22 (14.67%) Mainframe
12 21 (14.00%) Middleware
12 21 (14.00%) Perl
12 21 (14.00%) FTP
13 20 (13.33%) DB2
14 19 (12.67%) WebSphere MQ
14 19 (12.67%) WebSphere Portal
15 18 (12.00%) ISPF
15 18 (12.00%) Migration
15 18 (12.00%) VMware
15 18 (12.00%) JCL
15 18 (12.00%) Microsoft
15 18 (12.00%) Time Sharing Option
16 17 (11.33%) Java
17 16 (10.67%) Service Delivery
17 16 (10.67%) IBM Integration Bus
17 16 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (10.00%) Tandem

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 19 (12.67%) WebSphere Portal
3 12 (8.00%) MQSeries
3 12 (8.00%) WebLogic
3 12 (8.00%) WebLogic Portal
3 12 (8.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (7.33%) FileNet
5 10 (6.67%) JBoss
6 7 (4.67%) PowerExchange
7 4 (2.67%) Apache Pig
7 4 (2.67%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.00%) CICS
9 2 (1.33%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.33%) IBM Domino
9 2 (1.33%) SAS
10 1 (0.67%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.67%) IBM Transformation Extender
10 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (9.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.67%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.67%) BPCS
2 1 (0.67%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.67%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.67%) Movex
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.67%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.00%) FTP
2 11 (7.33%) LDAP
3 6 (4.00%) LAN
3 6 (4.00%) WAN
4 5 (3.33%) MPLS
4 5 (3.33%) VPN
5 2 (1.33%) BGP
5 2 (1.33%) CTI
5 2 (1.33%) DNS
5 2 (1.33%) FabricPath
5 2 (1.33%) Firewall
5 2 (1.33%) IPsec
5 2 (1.33%) IPv4
5 2 (1.33%) IPv6
5 2 (1.33%) OSPF
5 2 (1.33%) SAN
5 2 (1.33%) TRILL
6 1 (0.67%) SSL
6 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.33%) DB2
2 7 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.67%) Apache Hive
4 4 (2.67%) Big Data
5 3 (2.00%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.00%) PowerCenter
6 2 (1.33%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.33%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.67%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (2.00%) ChangeMan
2 1 (0.67%) JIRA
2 1 (0.67%) PVCS
2 1 (0.67%) SonarQube
General
1 53 (35.33%) Finance
2 23 (15.33%) Banking
3 8 (5.33%) Law
3 8 (5.33%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.67%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.33%) Back Office
5 2 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.33%) Retail
6 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (19.33%) Analyst
2 24 (16.00%) Developer
3 23 (15.33%) Administrator
4 15 (10.00%) Consultant
5 13 (8.67%) Technical Developer
6 12 (8.00%) Project Manager
7 11 (7.33%) WebSphere Administrator
8 10 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
9 9 (6.00%) AS400 Support
9 9 (6.00%) Environment Manager
10 8 (5.33%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
10 8 (5.33%) WebSphere Specialist
11 7 (4.67%) Support Analyst
12 6 (4.00%) AS400 Administrator
12 6 (4.00%) AS400 Developer
12 6 (4.00%) Informatica Consultant
12 6 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
12 6 (4.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 6 (4.00%) RPG Developer
12 6 (4.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.00%) Middleware
2 19 (12.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 18 (12.00%) ISPF
4 16 (10.67%) IBM Integration Bus
5 7 (4.67%) J2EE
5 7 (4.67%) JMS
6 4 (2.67%) Apache Tez
7 2 (1.33%) REST
8 1 (0.67%) .NET
8 1 (0.67%) EDI
8 1 (0.67%) SOAP
8 1 (0.67%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 54 (36.00%) AS400
2 29 (19.33%) Data Centre
3 22 (14.67%) Mainframe
4 16 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (10.00%) Tandem
6 5 (3.33%) DataPower
7 4 (2.67%) Clustering
7 4 (2.67%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.00%) HACMP
9 2 (1.33%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.33%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.33%) FMCG
9 2 (1.33%) IVR
9 2 (1.33%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.67%) BYOD
10 1 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.67%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.67%) LPAR
10 1 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 50 (33.33%) Unix
2 47 (31.33%) Windows
3 45 (30.00%) Linux
4 14 (9.33%) AIX
5 9 (6.00%) OS/400
6 8 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (4.67%) Apple iOS
8 6 (4.00%) Windows Server
9 4 (2.67%) zOS
10 3 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.00%) Migration
2 16 (10.67%) Service Delivery
3 13 (8.67%) Change Management
3 13 (8.67%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (7.33%) ETL
4 11 (7.33%) Service Management
5 10 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 10 (6.67%) Release Management
6 9 (6.00%) Incident Management
6 9 (6.00%) ITIL
6 9 (6.00%) Project Management
7 8 (5.33%) ERP
7 8 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (5.33%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (4.67%) Change Data Capture
8 7 (4.67%) High Availability
8 7 (4.67%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.33%) Problem Management
10 5 (3.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.33%) RPG
1 23 (15.33%) SQL
2 21 (14.00%) Perl
3 18 (12.00%) JCL
4 17 (11.33%) Java
5 11 (7.33%) RPG IV
6 7 (4.67%) Jython
7 4 (2.67%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.67%) RPG/400
7 4 (2.67%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.00%) C
8 3 (2.00%) REXX
9 2 (1.33%) Lisp
9 2 (1.33%) R
10 1 (0.67%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.67%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.67%) C#
10 1 (0.67%) VB
10 1 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (1.33%) CISA
1 2 (1.33%) CISM
1 2 (1.33%) CISSP
1 2 (1.33%) CRISC
1 2 (1.33%) Degree
2 1 (0.67%) IBM Certification
2 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.67%) Data Quality
1 4 (2.67%) QA
2 2 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.67%) GMP
3 1 (0.67%) GxP
3 1 (0.67%) MiFID
3 1 (0.67%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (12.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 12 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (2.67%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (2.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (2.00%) XenApp
6 3 (2.00%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.33%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.67%) Firmware
8 1 (0.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (3.33%) ITRS Geneos
1 5 (3.33%) Puppet
2 4 (2.67%) Dollar Universe
2 4 (2.67%) SCCM
2 4 (2.67%) Tivoli
2 4 (2.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.67%) Control-M
4 1 (0.67%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.67%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.67%) SCOM
4 1 (0.67%) vRealize
4 1 (0.67%) WMI
Vendors
1 52 (34.67%) IBM
2 28 (18.67%) Oracle
3 18 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (12.00%) VMware
4 11 (7.33%) Cisco
5 10 (6.67%) Citrix
6 9 (6.00%) Sitecore
6 9 (6.00%) webMethods
7 7 (4.67%) Informatica
7 7 (4.67%) Teradata
8 6 (4.00%) JD Edwards
9 5 (3.33%) CommVault
10 4 (2.67%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.00%) Axway
11 3 (2.00%) HP
11 3 (2.00%) IBM Sterling
11 3 (2.00%) Sybase
12 2 (1.33%) Juniper
12 2 (1.33%) SAP
12 2 (1.33%) Sun