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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM iSeries
Rank 589 574 483
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -91
Contract jobs citing iSeries 54 72 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.100% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.39% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 35 51
Median daily rate £475 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 15
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -44.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 - £32.50

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
18103 18393 17223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.45% 32.30% 32.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11668 11542 10428
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 722 689
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.35 £44.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%

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 24 July 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 26 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 24 July 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 -39 42 £475 +25.00% 11
London -4 19 £475 +18.75% 3
South East -14 13 £350 -7.89%
Scotland +15 12 £313 -
Yorkshire +7 7 £525 +50.00% 2
Edinburgh +1 7 - -
South Yorkshire - 7 £525 - 2
Sheffield - 7 £525 - 2
Berkshire -3 6 £325 -30.10%
Buckinghamshire +14 3 - -
Milton Keynes +10 3 - -
Slough +7 3 £300 +9.09%
Glasgow - 3 £313 -
Hampshire 0 2 £463 +25.00%
Southampton - 2 £463 -
Leicestershire +3 1 - -
Kent +3 1 - -
East Midlands 0 1 - -
Leicester -5 1 - -
Crawley -6 1 £475 +35.71%
West Sussex -7 1 £475 +35.71%
Brentford - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £413 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Coventry - 1 - -
Strathclyde - 1 £270 -

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 62 (44.29%) AS400
2 59 (42.14%) IBM
3 49 (35.00%) Windows
4 47 (33.57%) SQL
5 44 (31.43%) DB2
6 40 (28.57%) Finance
6 40 (28.57%) Data Centre
7 34 (24.29%) Change Management
8 33 (23.57%) RPG
9 32 (22.86%) Unix
9 32 (22.86%) Linux
10 27 (19.29%) VMware
10 27 (19.29%) RPG IV
11 24 (17.14%) ITIL
11 24 (17.14%) Cisco
12 22 (15.71%) Citrix
13 19 (13.57%) Mainframe
13 19 (13.57%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (12.86%) Banking
15 17 (12.14%) Incident Management
16 16 (11.43%) Apple iOS
16 16 (11.43%) SDLC
17 15 (10.71%) SQL Server
17 15 (10.71%) FTP
17 15 (10.71%) Migration
18 14 (10.00%) Java
18 14 (10.00%) SAN
19 13 (9.29%) JCL
19 13 (9.29%) Project Management
19 13 (9.29%) Tivoli

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 10 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 8 (5.71%) Apache
3 6 (4.29%) WebSphere Portal
4 4 (2.86%) Apache Pig
5 3 (2.14%) FileNet
5 3 (2.14%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.14%) WebLogic Portal
5 3 (2.14%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.43%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.43%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.43%) SAS
7 1 (0.71%) CICS
7 1 (0.71%) Confluence
7 1 (0.71%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.71%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 1 (0.71%) IIS
7 1 (0.71%) JBoss
7 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.71%) nginx
7 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.71%) MS Office
2 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.86%) INSURE/90
1 4 (2.86%) Misys Equation
1 4 (2.86%) SAP CRM
1 4 (2.86%) Unica
2 3 (2.14%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.43%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.71%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.71%) Movex
4 1 (0.71%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.43%) Office 365
1 2 (1.43%) SaaS
2 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.71%) FTP
2 14 (10.00%) SAN
3 7 (5.00%) LAN
3 7 (5.00%) LDAP
3 7 (5.00%) SSL
4 6 (4.29%) MPLS
4 6 (4.29%) VPN
4 6 (4.29%) WAN
5 4 (2.86%) Firewall
6 2 (1.43%) BGP
6 2 (1.43%) DNS
6 2 (1.43%) FabricPath
6 2 (1.43%) HTTP
6 2 (1.43%) IPsec
6 2 (1.43%) IPv4
6 2 (1.43%) IPv6
6 2 (1.43%) OSPF
6 2 (1.43%) TRILL
7 1 (0.71%) NAS
7 1 (0.71%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (31.43%) DB2
2 15 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.86%) Apache Hive
3 4 (2.86%) Big Data
3 4 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (2.86%) DTS
3 4 (2.86%) IBM InfoSphere
3 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.43%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.43%) QlikView
4 2 (1.43%) Sqoop
5 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.14%) ChangeMan
2 1 (0.71%) Ant
2 1 (0.71%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.71%) JIRA
2 1 (0.71%) Maven
2 1 (0.71%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.71%) Serena SBM
2 1 (0.71%) Subversion
2 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.71%) Vagrant
General
1 40 (28.57%) Finance
2 18 (12.86%) Banking
3 11 (7.86%) Retail
4 6 (4.29%) Back Office
4 6 (4.29%) Law
5 5 (3.57%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.43%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.43%) Norwegian Language
8 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (26.43%) Developer
2 24 (17.14%) Analyst
3 18 (12.86%) Administrator
4 16 (11.43%) Project Manager
5 15 (10.71%) RPG Developer
6 10 (7.14%) AS400 Developer
6 10 (7.14%) Citrix Specialist
6 10 (7.14%) Linux Operator
6 10 (7.14%) Linux Specialist
6 10 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
6 10 (7.14%) VMware Specialist
7 9 (6.43%) Infrastructure Manager
7 9 (6.43%) Technical Developer
8 8 (5.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 8 (5.71%) Systems Developer
9 6 (4.29%) Analyst Developer
9 6 (4.29%) Architect
9 6 (4.29%) AS400 Support
10 5 (3.57%) Applications Support
10 5 (3.57%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.29%) ISPF
2 9 (6.43%) SAX
2 9 (6.43%) XML
3 7 (5.00%) CGI
4 6 (4.29%) .NET
4 6 (4.29%) IBM Integration Bus
5 5 (3.57%) Middleware
5 5 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (2.86%) Apache Tez
6 4 (2.86%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (2.86%) jQuery
6 4 (2.86%) SAP XI
6 4 (2.86%) Web Services
7 3 (2.14%) J2EE
8 2 (1.43%) EDI
9 1 (0.71%) JMS
9 1 (0.71%) LAMP
9 1 (0.71%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (0.71%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 62 (44.29%) AS400
2 40 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 19 (13.57%) Mainframe
4 10 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (7.14%) Tandem
5 4 (2.86%) BYOD
6 3 (2.14%) Clustering
6 3 (2.14%) HACMP
6 3 (2.14%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.43%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.43%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.43%) FMCG
7 2 (1.43%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.43%) LPAR
8 1 (0.71%) DataPower
8 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.71%) Fintech
8 1 (0.71%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (35.00%) Windows
2 32 (22.86%) Linux
2 32 (22.86%) Unix
3 19 (13.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (11.43%) Apple iOS
5 8 (5.71%) AIX
6 7 (5.00%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.14%) Solaris
9 2 (1.43%) OS/400
9 2 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.71%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.29%) Change Management
2 24 (17.14%) ITIL
3 17 (12.14%) Incident Management
4 16 (11.43%) SDLC
5 15 (10.71%) Migration
6 13 (9.29%) Project Management
6 13 (9.29%) Service Delivery
7 12 (8.57%) Service Management
8 8 (5.71%) ERP
8 8 (5.71%) PRINCE2
9 7 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (4.29%) ETL
10 6 (4.29%) Project Planning
10 6 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 4 (2.86%) Data Modelling
12 4 (2.86%) Data Munging
12 4 (2.86%) Planning and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 47 (33.57%) SQL
2 33 (23.57%) RPG
3 27 (19.29%) RPG IV
4 14 (10.00%) Java
5 13 (9.29%) JCL
6 8 (5.71%) Perl
7 7 (5.00%) RPG/400
8 6 (4.29%) C
8 6 (4.29%) C#
9 5 (3.57%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.86%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.86%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.86%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.14%) Jython
11 3 (2.14%) REXX
12 2 (1.43%) Lisp
12 2 (1.43%) R
12 2 (1.43%) VBA
13 1 (0.71%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (2.14%) Degree
2 2 (1.43%) IBM Certification
3 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.86%) Data Quality
1 4 (2.86%) PMBOK
2 2 (1.43%) QA
3 1 (0.71%) GxP
3 1 (0.71%) MiFID
3 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (9.29%) Time Sharing Option
1 13 (9.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (2.86%) XenApp
4 4 (2.86%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (1.43%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.71%) Docker
7 1 (0.71%) Firmware
7 1 (0.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (9.29%) Tivoli
2 5 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (2.86%) SCCM
4 2 (1.43%) Control-M
4 2 (1.43%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.71%) Ansible
5 1 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.71%) Nagios
5 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.71%) Puppet
5 1 (0.71%) Scalr
5 1 (0.71%) WMI
Vendors
1 59 (42.14%) IBM
2 27 (19.29%) VMware
3 24 (17.14%) Cisco
4 22 (15.71%) Citrix
5 10 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 9 (6.43%) Microsoft
6 9 (6.43%) Oracle
7 6 (4.29%) IFS
7 6 (4.29%) SAP
8 5 (3.57%) JD Edwards
9 4 (2.86%) Informatica
9 4 (2.86%) Intel
9 4 (2.86%) Misys
10 3 (2.14%) CommVault
10 3 (2.14%) Pega
10 3 (2.14%) Sun
11 2 (1.43%) Cognos
11 2 (1.43%) F5
11 2 (1.43%) Hortonworks
11 2 (1.43%) Platfora
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