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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 497 476 507
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +31
Contract jobs citing iSeries 116 101 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 0.61% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 44 42
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£470 £404 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.40% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £258 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £653 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £350 £382
% change year-on-year
+32.14% -8.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £29.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.27% -
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
17915 16605 16550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.69% 31.66% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11249 10379 9689
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 675 807
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.02 £21.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% -15.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 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
England -15 101 £475 +16.56% 14
London -5 41 £470 -6.00% 5
South East -12 34 £500 +46.52% 1
Berkshire +16 20 £500 -2.43%
City of London +13 9 £470 -6.00% 3
North West -4 9 £213 -3.40% 1
East Midlands +9 7 £400 -
Hampshire -9 7 £300 -25.00%
Scotland -1 6 £388 - 2
Cheshire - 6 - -
Kent -2 5 £325 +35.41%
Northampton - 3 £400 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £400 -
Leicester +11 2 - -
Leicestershire +10 2 - -
Southampton - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £225 - 1
Edinburgh -3 1 - - 1
South Wales -14 1 £385 +10.00%
East of England -18 1 £400 - 2
West Midlands -20 1 £450 - 2
Wales -25 1 £385 +10.00%
South West - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £213 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £400 - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - -

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 154 (63.37%) AS400
2 85 (34.98%) IBM
3 73 (30.04%) RPG
4 52 (21.40%) SQL
5 51 (20.99%) Finance
6 48 (19.75%) RPG IV
7 38 (15.64%) WebSphere
8 32 (13.17%) Banking
8 32 (13.17%) UNIX
9 28 (11.52%) Microsoft
10 27 (11.11%) Oracle
11 26 (10.70%) Windows
12 24 (9.88%) ERP
13 23 (9.47%) Middleware
13 23 (9.47%) Java
13 23 (9.47%) ITIL
14 21 (8.64%) Linux
15 19 (7.82%) WebSphere MQ
16 18 (7.41%) COBOL
17 17 (7.00%) .NET
17 17 (7.00%) Project Management
18 15 (6.17%) BPCS
18 15 (6.17%) TOGAF
18 15 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (6.17%) Derivative
18 15 (6.17%) Mentoring
19 14 (5.76%) RPG/400
19 14 (5.76%) Manufacturing
20 13 (5.35%) Investment Banking
20 13 (5.35%) Data Warehouse

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 38 (15.64%) WebSphere
2 12 (4.94%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.29%) MQSeries
4 6 (2.47%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (2.06%) WebSphere Portal
6 4 (1.65%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.23%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.23%) Quickr
8 2 (0.82%) SAS
8 2 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.82%) IIS
8 2 (0.82%) JBoss
8 2 (0.82%) Apache
9 1 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (3.70%) MS Office
2 6 (2.47%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (6.17%) BPCS
2 8 (3.29%) SunGard GMI
3 6 (2.47%) Misys Midas
4 5 (2.06%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (1.23%) PRMS
6 2 (0.82%) JDE World
7 1 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.41%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.41%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.41%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.29%) Internet
2 6 (2.47%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.06%) DNS
3 5 (2.06%) FTP
4 3 (1.23%) LAN
4 3 (1.23%) VoIP
4 3 (1.23%) WAN
4 3 (1.23%) SAN
4 3 (1.23%) Intranet
4 3 (1.23%) SNMP
5 2 (0.82%) NAS
5 2 (0.82%) APPN
5 2 (0.82%) DHCP
5 2 (0.82%) HTTP
5 2 (0.82%) SSL
6 1 (0.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.35%) DB2
1 13 (5.35%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.82%) MySQL
4 2 (0.82%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.82%) DataStage
4 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.82%) QlikView
4 2 (0.82%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.41%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (2.88%) Selenium
2 5 (2.06%) TestNG
2 5 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.06%) ERwin
3 4 (1.65%) JUnit
3 4 (1.65%) WebDriver
4 3 (1.23%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.82%) JIRA
5 2 (0.82%) TortoiseSVN
5 2 (0.82%) PVCS
5 2 (0.82%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.82%) Toad
5 2 (0.82%) JMeter
5 2 (0.82%) Bugzilla
5 2 (0.82%) Subversion
5 2 (0.82%) Rational Application Developer
6 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.41%) Maven
6 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.41%) Ant
General
1 51 (20.99%) Finance
2 32 (13.17%) Banking
3 14 (5.76%) Manufacturing
4 13 (5.35%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.47%) Retail
6 5 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.65%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.23%) Back Office
9 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.41%) Front Office
9 1 (0.41%) Advertising
9 1 (0.41%) Automotive
9 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (26.34%) Developer
2 42 (17.28%) Analyst
3 36 (14.81%) AS400 Developer
4 24 (9.88%) RPG Developer
4 24 (9.88%) Architect
4 24 (9.88%) Technical Support
5 23 (9.47%) Consultant
6 19 (7.82%) Project Manager
7 18 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (6.17%) Test Analyst
9 12 (4.94%) Technical Project Manager
9 12 (4.94%) Technical Manager
9 12 (4.94%) AS400 Support
10 11 (4.53%) Administrator
10 11 (4.53%) Applications Support
11 10 (4.12%) Programmer
12 8 (3.29%) Analyst Programmer
12 8 (3.29%) Tester
12 8 (3.29%) Support Manager
12 8 (3.29%) COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.47%) Middleware
2 19 (7.82%) WebSphere MQ
3 17 (7.00%) .NET
4 12 (4.94%) Web Services
5 10 (4.12%) J2EE
6 7 (2.88%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 5 (2.06%) XML
8 4 (1.65%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.23%) WCF
9 3 (1.23%) REST
9 3 (1.23%) HTML
10 2 (0.82%) Struts
10 2 (0.82%) CSS
10 2 (0.82%) JDBC
10 2 (0.82%) JSP
10 2 (0.82%) XSLT
10 2 (0.82%) SAML
10 2 (0.82%) APPC
10 2 (0.82%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 154 (63.37%) AS400
2 15 (6.17%) Derivative
3 13 (5.35%) Mainframe
4 12 (4.94%) Clustering
5 10 (4.12%) SWIFT
5 10 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (3.29%) Replication
7 6 (2.47%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.47%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.06%) Market Risk
9 4 (1.65%) FMCG
10 2 (0.82%) LPAR
10 2 (0.82%) Open Source
10 2 (0.82%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.82%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.41%) Tandem
11 1 (0.41%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.17%) UNIX
2 26 (10.70%) Windows
3 21 (8.64%) Linux
4 9 (3.70%) OS/400
4 9 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (1.23%) AIX
7 3 (1.23%) Solaris
8 2 (0.82%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.82%) CentOS
8 2 (0.82%) Debian
8 2 (0.82%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.82%) i5/OS
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (9.88%) ERP
2 23 (9.47%) ITIL
3 17 (7.00%) Project Management
4 15 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (6.17%) TOGAF
4 15 (6.17%) Mentoring
5 10 (4.12%) UML
6 9 (3.70%) PRINCE2
6 9 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (3.70%) Migration
7 8 (3.29%) Data Modelling
7 8 (3.29%) Logistics
7 8 (3.29%) Automated Testing
7 8 (3.29%) Problem Management
7 8 (3.29%) Technical Analysis
8 7 (2.88%) Coaching
8 7 (2.88%) Use Case
8 7 (2.88%) Lean Six Sigma
8 7 (2.88%) Waterfall
8 7 (2.88%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 73 (30.04%) RPG
2 52 (21.40%) SQL
3 48 (19.75%) RPG IV
4 23 (9.47%) Java
5 18 (7.41%) COBOL
6 14 (5.76%) RPG/400
7 9 (3.70%) Perl
8 7 (2.88%) C
8 7 (2.88%) C#
9 2 (0.82%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.82%) PHP
9 2 (0.82%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.82%) Python
10 1 (0.41%) SAPscript
10 1 (0.41%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 6 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 6 (2.47%) Degree
2 5 (2.06%) ISTQB
2 5 (2.06%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.65%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.23%) ISEB
5 2 (0.82%) CISSP
5 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.82%) CISA
5 2 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.82%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (4.12%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.65%) Firmware
3 3 (1.23%) Terminal Server
4 2 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.82%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.41%) RACF
Systems Management
1 10 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.82%) YUM
2 2 (0.82%) Puppet
2 2 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.82%) Ansible
2 2 (0.82%) Tivoli NetView
2 2 (0.82%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (0.82%) Control-M
2 2 (0.82%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.82%) SCOM
3 1 (0.41%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 85 (34.98%) IBM
2 28 (11.52%) Microsoft
3 27 (11.11%) Oracle
4 11 (4.53%) Citrix
5 10 (4.12%) SunGard
6 5 (2.06%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.65%) Informatica
7 4 (1.65%) Lotus
7 4 (1.65%) VMware
7 4 (1.65%) SolarWinds
8 3 (1.23%) BMC
8 3 (1.23%) HP
8 3 (1.23%) SAP
9 2 (0.82%) Sybase
9 2 (0.82%) Avaya
9 2 (0.82%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.82%) Symantec
9 2 (0.82%) Intel
9 2 (0.82%) Infor
9 2 (0.82%) SaltStack
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