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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 494 471 544
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +73
Contract jobs citing iSeries 119 114 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.68% 0.71% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 53 31
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£425 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £352 £375
% change year-on-year
+34.94% -6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £29.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 -
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -

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
17571 16146 17261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.54% 31.06% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10696 9949 9991
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 661 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014.

iSeries Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 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
England -43 96 £475 +15.15% 11
London -6 35 £400 -21.95% 3
South East -13 35 £475 +26.32% 2
Berkshire -2 20 £500 +11.11% 1
Hampshire -3 11 £320 -32.63%
North West -3 9 - - 4
Yorkshire +3 8 £500 -
Cheshire +13 6 - - 1
East Midlands +9 4 - - 2
Wales - 4 £325 - 1
South Wales - 4 £325 - 1
City of London +14 3 £425 -19.04% 1
Leicester +7 2 - - 2
Leicestershire +6 2 - - 2
West Yorkshire -5 2 £425 -
Southampton -7 2 £325 -31.57%
Scotland -22 2 - - 1
South West -35 2 £393 -
Nottinghamshire +11 1 - -
Gloucestershire -19 1 £393 -
East of England -34 1 £650 +116.66%
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Cardiff - 1 £315 - 1
Cheltenham - - - -
Chorley - - - - 3
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Farnham - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 148 (65.49%) AS400
2 76 (33.63%) IBM
3 59 (26.11%) RPG
4 53 (23.45%) Finance
5 40 (17.70%) Microsoft
5 40 (17.70%) SQL
6 38 (16.81%) RPG IV
7 37 (16.37%) WebSphere
8 31 (13.72%) UNIX
9 30 (13.27%) Windows
9 30 (13.27%) Middleware
10 28 (12.39%) Linux
11 24 (10.62%) Project Management
12 22 (9.73%) Mainframe
12 22 (9.73%) Data Warehouse
12 22 (9.73%) Oracle
12 22 (9.73%) Banking
13 20 (8.85%) ITIL
13 20 (8.85%) Citrix
14 19 (8.41%) ERP
15 18 (7.96%) WebSphere MQ
16 17 (7.52%) .NET
16 17 (7.52%) COBOL
17 16 (7.08%) Java
17 16 (7.08%) Internet
18 15 (6.64%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (6.64%) BPCS
19 14 (6.19%) MS Office
19 14 (6.19%) TOGAF
19 14 (6.19%) Mentoring

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 37 (16.37%) WebSphere
2 12 (5.31%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.54%) MQSeries
4 6 (2.65%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.65%) WebSphere Portal
5 3 (1.33%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.88%) IIS
6 2 (0.88%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.88%) Apache
6 2 (0.88%) SAS
6 2 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.88%) Quickr
6 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.44%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (6.19%) MS Office
2 13 (5.75%) MS Visio
3 9 (3.98%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.88%) MS Project
5 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (6.64%) BPCS
2 8 (3.54%) Misys Midas
3 5 (2.21%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (1.33%) PRMS
5 2 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.88%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.88%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.88%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.08%) Internet
2 11 (4.87%) Intranet
3 6 (2.65%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.21%) FTP
4 5 (2.21%) SAN
5 4 (1.77%) DNS
6 3 (1.33%) LAN
6 3 (1.33%) WAN
6 3 (1.33%) Firewall
7 2 (0.88%) NAS
7 2 (0.88%) APPN
7 2 (0.88%) DHCP
7 2 (0.88%) VoIP
7 2 (0.88%) SSL
7 2 (0.88%) HTTP
7 2 (0.88%) SNMP
8 1 (0.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.73%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (4.42%) DB2
3 7 (3.10%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.88%) MySQL
5 2 (0.88%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.88%) DataStage
5 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.88%) QlikView
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (3.10%) Selenium
2 5 (2.21%) TestNG
2 5 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.21%) ERwin
3 4 (1.77%) JUnit
3 4 (1.77%) WebDriver
4 3 (1.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.88%) Toad
5 2 (0.88%) PVCS
5 2 (0.88%) JMeter
5 2 (0.88%) Bugzilla
5 2 (0.88%) Subversion
5 2 (0.88%) TortoiseSVN
5 2 (0.88%) JIRA
6 1 (0.44%) Rational Application Developer
6 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.44%) Maven
6 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.44%) TestDirector
General
1 53 (23.45%) Finance
2 22 (9.73%) Banking
3 11 (4.87%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.10%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.77%) Retail
5 4 (1.77%) Advertising
5 4 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.88%) Back Office
8 1 (0.44%) Front Office
8 1 (0.44%) Automotive
8 1 (0.44%) Billing
8 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (24.34%) Developer
2 40 (17.70%) Analyst
3 34 (15.04%) AS400 Developer
4 27 (11.95%) Architect
5 25 (11.06%) Technical Support
6 22 (9.73%) RPG Developer
7 20 (8.85%) Project Manager
8 16 (7.08%) Solutions Architect
9 15 (6.64%) Test Analyst
10 13 (5.75%) Consultant
10 13 (5.75%) Applications Support
10 13 (5.75%) AS400 Support
11 12 (5.31%) Technical Manager
11 12 (5.31%) Technical Project Manager
12 10 (4.42%) Administrator
12 10 (4.42%) Infrastructure Manager
13 9 (3.98%) COBOL Developer
13 9 (3.98%) Analyst Programmer
13 9 (3.98%) Programmer
14 8 (3.54%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.27%) Middleware
2 18 (7.96%) WebSphere MQ
3 17 (7.52%) .NET
4 12 (5.31%) Web Services
5 9 (3.98%) J2EE
6 8 (3.54%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 5 (2.21%) XML
8 4 (1.77%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.33%) WCF
9 3 (1.33%) REST
10 2 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.88%) SAP Smart Forms
10 2 (0.88%) BAPI
10 2 (0.88%) SAP XI
10 2 (0.88%) XSLT
10 2 (0.88%) EDI
10 2 (0.88%) APPC
10 2 (0.88%) Web Dynpro
11 1 (0.44%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 148 (65.49%) AS400
2 22 (9.73%) Mainframe
3 13 (5.75%) Clustering
4 9 (3.98%) Enterprise Storage
4 9 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.65%) SWIFT
6 6 (2.65%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.65%) Derivative
6 6 (2.65%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.21%) Market Risk
8 4 (1.77%) Replication
9 2 (0.88%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.88%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.88%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.88%) FMCG
9 2 (0.88%) LPAR
9 2 (0.88%) Open Source
10 1 (0.44%) Firmware
10 1 (0.44%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 31 (13.72%) UNIX
2 30 (13.27%) Windows
3 28 (12.39%) Linux
4 10 (4.42%) OS/400
4 10 (4.42%) zOS
5 9 (3.98%) Windows 7
5 9 (3.98%) Solaris
6 4 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.77%) AIX
7 2 (0.88%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.88%) Debian
7 2 (0.88%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.88%) i5/OS
7 2 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (0.88%) CentOS
7 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (10.62%) Project Management
2 20 (8.85%) ITIL
3 19 (8.41%) ERP
4 15 (6.64%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (6.19%) TOGAF
5 14 (6.19%) Mentoring
6 11 (4.87%) PRINCE2
7 10 (4.42%) UML
8 9 (3.98%) E-Commerce
8 9 (3.98%) Migration
8 9 (3.98%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (3.54%) Problem Management
9 8 (3.54%) Technical Analysis
9 8 (3.54%) Automated Testing
9 8 (3.54%) Data Modelling
9 8 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (3.10%) Six Sigma
10 7 (3.10%) DSDM
10 7 (3.10%) Waterfall
10 7 (3.10%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 59 (26.11%) RPG
2 40 (17.70%) SQL
3 38 (16.81%) RPG IV
4 17 (7.52%) COBOL
5 16 (7.08%) Java
6 12 (5.31%) RPG/400
7 8 (3.54%) Perl
8 7 (3.10%) C
8 7 (3.10%) C#
9 2 (0.88%) ABAP
9 2 (0.88%) Python
9 2 (0.88%) SAPscript
9 2 (0.88%) PHP
9 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (3.10%) Degree
2 6 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (2.21%) ISTQB
3 5 (2.21%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.77%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.33%) ISEB
6 2 (0.88%) CISSP
6 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.88%) CISA
6 2 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.44%) PMP
7 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.88%) QA
2 2 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (3.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.88%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.44%) RACF
3 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.44%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 10 (4.42%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.88%) YUM
2 2 (0.88%) Puppet
2 2 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.88%) Ansible
2 2 (0.88%) Tivoli NetView
2 2 (0.88%) Control-M
2 2 (0.88%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 76 (33.63%) IBM
2 40 (17.70%) Microsoft
3 22 (9.73%) Oracle
4 20 (8.85%) Citrix
5 9 (3.98%) EMC
6 4 (1.77%) Informatica
6 4 (1.77%) SAP
6 4 (1.77%) VMware
6 4 (1.77%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.33%) HP
8 2 (0.88%) JBoss
8 2 (0.88%) Sybase
8 2 (0.88%) Lotus
8 2 (0.88%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.88%) Intel
8 2 (0.88%) Avaya
8 2 (0.88%) SaltStack
8 2 (0.88%) SunGard
8 2 (0.88%) Symantec
9 1 (0.44%) Capita
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