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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 485 491 488
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing iSeries 101 85 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 0.53% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 28 46
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £675 £713
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £394 £309
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +27.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 - -

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
16541 15973 14584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.34% 31.00% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10684 9885 8595
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 684 820
Average hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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 -10 90 £400 - 10
London +20 35 £470 +17.50% 1
South East -18 23 £225 -42.85% 2
City of London +8 16 £470 +8.98%
Scotland +10 11 £388 -
East Midlands - 8 £363 - 1
Glasgow - 7 £325 -
Kent +5 6 - -
Berkshire 0 6 £387 -4.80% 1
East of England -13 6 £441 -
South West - 6 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £441 -
West Midlands -9 3 £375 -6.25%
Essex -5 2 - -
Southampton -12 2 - - 1
Hampshire -20 2 - - 1
Birmingham -4 1 £300 -14.28%
Watford - 1 £433 -
Lancashire - 1 £213 - 4
North West - 1 £213 - 4
South Wales - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 115 (54.25%) AS400
2 85 (40.09%) IBM
3 66 (31.13%) RPG
4 48 (22.64%) RPG IV
5 44 (20.75%) SQL
6 38 (17.92%) UNIX
7 34 (16.04%) Finance
8 33 (15.57%) Windows
9 31 (14.62%) Banking
10 29 (13.68%) Linux
11 26 (12.26%) WebSphere
12 23 (10.85%) Microsoft
13 22 (10.38%) COBOL
13 22 (10.38%) Java
14 21 (9.91%) ITIL
15 19 (8.96%) WebSphere MQ
16 18 (8.49%) Oracle
17 15 (7.08%) ERP
18 14 (6.60%) DB2
18 14 (6.60%) TCP/IP
19 13 (6.13%) Middleware
19 13 (6.13%) Project Management
19 13 (6.13%) Manufacturing
19 13 (6.13%) Agile Software Development
20 12 (5.66%) MS Office
20 12 (5.66%) Internet
20 12 (5.66%) Mainframe
20 12 (5.66%) TOGAF
20 12 (5.66%) Logistics
21 11 (5.19%) C

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 26 (12.26%) WebSphere
2 10 (4.72%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.77%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.36%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (2.36%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.89%) MQSeries
5 4 (1.89%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.89%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (1.89%) Quickr
6 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.42%) JBoss
7 2 (0.94%) Apache
7 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (5.66%) MS Office
2 4 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.89%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (4.25%) SunGard GMI
2 6 (2.83%) BPCS
3 5 (2.36%) Misys Midas
4 4 (1.89%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.94%) PRMS
5 2 (0.94%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.94%) JDE World
6 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.60%) TCP/IP
2 12 (5.66%) Internet
3 9 (4.25%) FTP
4 8 (3.77%) LAN
5 7 (3.30%) WAN
6 6 (2.83%) HTTP
7 5 (2.36%) APPN
7 5 (2.36%) DNS
8 4 (1.89%) SAN
8 4 (1.89%) Intranet
8 4 (1.89%) Firewall
8 4 (1.89%) SNMP
8 4 (1.89%) VoIP
9 3 (1.42%) SNA
10 2 (0.94%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.94%) SSL
10 2 (0.94%) NAS
11 1 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.47%) Network Security
11 1 (0.47%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.60%) DB2
2 11 (5.19%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.89%) MySQL
5 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.94%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.94%) MS Access
6 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.47%) DataStage
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (2.36%) JIRA
2 4 (1.89%) Selenium
2 4 (1.89%) TestNG
3 3 (1.42%) WebDriver
3 3 (1.42%) Toad
3 3 (1.42%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (1.42%) ERwin
4 2 (0.94%) Rational Application Developer
4 2 (0.94%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.47%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.47%) JMeter
5 1 (0.47%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.47%) Subversion
5 1 (0.47%) Maven
5 1 (0.47%) Synon
5 1 (0.47%) Ant
5 1 (0.47%) JUnit
5 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (16.04%) Finance
2 31 (14.62%) Banking
3 13 (6.13%) Manufacturing
4 11 (5.19%) Retail
5 6 (2.83%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.36%) Back Office
7 4 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.89%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.42%) Front Office
8 3 (1.42%) Automotive
9 1 (0.47%) Legal
9 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (27.36%) Developer
2 35 (16.51%) Analyst
3 32 (15.09%) AS400 Developer
4 25 (11.79%) RPG Developer
5 20 (9.43%) Architect
6 18 (8.49%) Consultant
7 17 (8.02%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (6.13%) Administrator
9 11 (5.19%) Applications Support
10 8 (3.77%) Programmer
10 8 (3.77%) Support Analyst
10 8 (3.77%) COBOL Developer
11 7 (3.30%) AS400 Operator
11 7 (3.30%) Technical Support
11 7 (3.30%) Test Analyst
11 7 (3.30%) Backup Administrator
12 6 (2.83%) Service Desk Technician
12 6 (2.83%) Tester
12 6 (2.83%) Applications Consultant
12 6 (2.83%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.96%) WebSphere MQ
2 13 (6.13%) Middleware
3 6 (2.83%) .NET
3 6 (2.83%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 5 (2.36%) APPC
5 4 (1.89%) Web Services
5 4 (1.89%) XML
6 3 (1.42%) HTML
6 3 (1.42%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.94%) Spring Security
7 2 (0.94%) SAML
7 2 (0.94%) J2EE
7 2 (0.94%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.94%) Spring
7 2 (0.94%) Ajax
7 2 (0.94%) CSS
7 2 (0.94%) JDBC
7 2 (0.94%) JSP
7 2 (0.94%) SOAP
7 2 (0.94%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 115 (54.25%) AS400
2 12 (5.66%) Mainframe
3 11 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.72%) Replication
4 10 (4.72%) Derivative
5 7 (3.30%) SWIFT
6 6 (2.83%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.83%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.89%) FMCG
8 3 (1.42%) Clustering
8 3 (1.42%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.94%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.94%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.94%) LPAR
9 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.94%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.47%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.47%) Statistics
10 1 (0.47%) Open Source
10 1 (0.47%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 38 (17.92%) UNIX
2 33 (15.57%) Windows
3 29 (13.68%) Linux
4 9 (4.25%) AIX
4 9 (4.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (4.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.77%) i5/OS
5 8 (3.77%) OS/400
6 7 (3.30%) Solaris
7 5 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.89%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (1.89%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.94%) CentOS
9 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.94%) Debian
9 2 (0.94%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.47%) zOS
10 1 (0.47%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (9.91%) ITIL
2 15 (7.08%) ERP
3 13 (6.13%) Project Management
3 13 (6.13%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (5.66%) Logistics
4 12 (5.66%) TOGAF
5 11 (5.19%) Migration
6 9 (4.25%) Problem Management
7 8 (3.77%) Mentoring
8 7 (3.30%) Performance Management
9 6 (2.83%) Enterprise Modelling
9 6 (2.83%) Systems Analysis
9 6 (2.83%) Software Testing
9 6 (2.83%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (2.83%) Scrum
9 6 (2.83%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (2.83%) TDD
9 6 (2.83%) Change Management
9 6 (2.83%) Change Data Capture
10 5 (2.36%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (31.13%) RPG
2 48 (22.64%) RPG IV
3 44 (20.75%) SQL
4 22 (10.38%) COBOL
4 22 (10.38%) Java
5 11 (5.19%) C
5 11 (5.19%) RPG/400
6 9 (4.25%) Perl
7 4 (1.89%) C#
8 2 (0.94%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.94%) Python
8 2 (0.94%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (2.83%) Degree
2 4 (1.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.89%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.42%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.42%) IBM Certification
3 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.94%) MCSE
4 2 (0.94%) ISEB
4 2 (0.94%) CISSP
4 2 (0.94%) MCITP
4 2 (0.94%) HP APS
5 1 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.94%) SLA
1 2 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (4.72%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.83%) Firmware
3 4 (1.89%) Terminal Server
4 3 (1.42%) PowerHA
5 2 (0.94%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.94%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.47%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (3.30%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.83%) Control-M
3 5 (2.36%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.94%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.94%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.94%) SCOM
4 2 (0.94%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.94%) yum
4 2 (0.94%) Puppet
4 2 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.94%) Ansible
5 1 (0.47%) BMC Performance Manager
5 1 (0.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 85 (40.09%) IBM
2 23 (10.85%) Microsoft
3 18 (8.49%) Oracle
4 11 (5.19%) SunGard
5 7 (3.30%) HP
5 7 (3.30%) Citrix
5 7 (3.30%) CommVault
6 5 (2.36%) BMC
6 5 (2.36%) Lotus
6 5 (2.36%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.89%) VMware
7 4 (1.89%) NetApp
8 3 (1.42%) NetIQ
8 3 (1.42%) Informatica
8 3 (1.42%) Cognos
9 2 (0.94%) Cisco
9 2 (0.94%) Misys
9 2 (0.94%) EMC
9 2 (0.94%) Intel
9 2 (0.94%) JD Edwards
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