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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM iSeries
Rank 562 546 548
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Contract jobs citing iSeries 52 103 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.56% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 48 45
Median daily rate £475 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £278 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £525 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 4
Median hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -33.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
- -33.98%

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
16124 18312 17926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.53% 33.30% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10444 11516 11374
Median daily rate £433 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% +3.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 785 743
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.12 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.94 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.87% +14.70%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -33 39 £475 +14.45% 21
London +17 24 £475 - 7
Yorkshire +21 7 £500 -11.11% 1
South Wales +10 7 £400 +90.47% 1
Wales +4 7 £400 +90.47% 1
Cardiff +19 6 £438 +108.33% 1
South East -17 6 £425 -2.85% 6
Edinburgh +23 5 - - 1
Scotland +7 5 - - 2
South Yorkshire -13 5 £500 -13.04%
Sheffield -11 4 £500 -13.04%
West Yorkshire +20 3 - - 1
Leeds +18 3 - -
Surrey +6 3 £350 +55.55%
Crawley +16 1 - -
Hampshire +14 1 £500 +19.04% 1
West Sussex +8 1 - - 1
Berkshire +7 1 - -
East of England -5 1 - - 2
City of London -16 1 £475 +8.57% 3
Luton - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £500 -
Caterham - 1 - -
Dorking - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 58 (41.43%) Finance
2 53 (37.86%) Unix
3 49 (35.00%) Linux
4 48 (34.29%) IBM
5 47 (33.57%) Windows
6 43 (30.71%) AS400
7 32 (22.86%) Banking
7 32 (22.86%) WebSphere
8 30 (21.43%) Oracle
9 25 (17.86%) Middleware
10 24 (17.14%) SQL
11 22 (15.71%) Perl
12 21 (15.00%) RPG
13 20 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
13 20 (14.29%) WebSphere Portal
14 19 (13.57%) Microsoft
15 18 (12.86%) Tandem
16 17 (12.14%) IBM Integration Bus
16 17 (12.14%) Java
17 16 (11.43%) Active Directory
17 16 (11.43%) FTP
18 15 (10.71%) MS Visio
18 15 (10.71%) Migration
18 15 (10.71%) VMware
18 15 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
19 14 (10.00%) Data Centre
19 14 (10.00%) Time Sharing Option
19 14 (10.00%) Service Delivery
19 14 (10.00%) Mainframe
19 14 (10.00%) JCL

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 32 (22.86%) WebSphere
2 20 (14.29%) WebSphere Portal
3 13 (9.29%) JBoss
4 12 (8.57%) WebLogic
4 12 (8.57%) WebLogic Portal
4 12 (8.57%) WebSphere Application Server
5 11 (7.86%) FileNet
5 11 (7.86%) MQSeries
6 7 (5.00%) PowerExchange
7 4 (2.86%) Apache Pig
7 4 (2.86%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.14%) CICS
9 2 (1.43%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.43%) IBM Domino
9 2 (1.43%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.43%) SAS
10 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (10.71%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.43%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.71%) MS Office
3 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.00%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.14%) Misys Equation
3 1 (0.71%) BPCS
3 1 (0.71%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.71%) Maximo
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.43%) FTP
2 11 (7.86%) LDAP
3 4 (2.86%) TACACS
3 4 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (2.14%) WAN
5 2 (1.43%) Internet
5 2 (1.43%) LAN
5 2 (1.43%) MPLS
5 2 (1.43%) Network Security
5 2 (1.43%) SAN
5 2 (1.43%) VPN
6 1 (0.71%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.00%) DB2
2 7 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.86%) Apache Hive
3 4 (2.86%) Big Data
4 3 (2.14%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.14%) PowerCenter
5 2 (1.43%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.43%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.71%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.71%) Kalido
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.71%) QlikView
6 1 (0.71%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.71%) JIRA
1 1 (0.71%) PVCS
1 1 (0.71%) SonarQube
General
1 58 (41.43%) Finance
2 32 (22.86%) Banking
3 7 (5.00%) Law
3 7 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.14%) Back Office
5 3 (2.14%) Retail
5 3 (2.14%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.43%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (18.57%) Analyst
2 23 (16.43%) Administrator
3 22 (15.71%) Developer
4 17 (12.14%) Consultant
5 12 (8.57%) WebSphere Administrator
6 9 (6.43%) AS400 Developer
6 9 (6.43%) AS400 Support
6 9 (6.43%) Environment Manager
6 9 (6.43%) Technical Analyst
6 9 (6.43%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
7 8 (5.71%) Technical Developer
7 8 (5.71%) WebSphere Specialist
8 6 (4.29%) AS400 Administrator
8 6 (4.29%) Informatica Consultant
8 6 (4.29%) RPG Developer
8 6 (4.29%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.57%) AS400 Operator
10 4 (2.86%) Project Manager
10 4 (2.86%) Technical Specialist
11 3 (2.14%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.86%) Middleware
2 20 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
3 17 (12.14%) IBM Integration Bus
4 14 (10.00%) ISPF
5 7 (5.00%) J2EE
5 7 (5.00%) JMS
6 4 (2.86%) Apache Tez
7 2 (1.43%) REST
8 1 (0.71%) .NET
8 1 (0.71%) SOAP
8 1 (0.71%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (30.71%) AS400
2 18 (12.86%) Tandem
3 15 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 14 (10.00%) Mainframe
5 5 (3.57%) Clustering
6 4 (2.86%) DataPower
6 4 (2.86%) Fixed Income
6 4 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.14%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.14%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.43%) Derivative
8 2 (1.43%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.71%) Blog
9 1 (0.71%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.71%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.71%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.71%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 53 (37.86%) Unix
2 49 (35.00%) Linux
3 47 (33.57%) Windows
4 13 (9.29%) AIX
5 12 (8.57%) zOS
6 8 (5.71%) OS/400
7 5 (3.57%) Apple iOS
7 5 (3.57%) Windows Server
7 5 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.86%) OpenVMS
9 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (10.71%) Migration
2 14 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 12 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 10 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 10 (7.14%) Release Management
5 9 (6.43%) ETL
6 8 (5.71%) Problem Management
6 8 (5.71%) Service Management
6 8 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (5.71%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (5.00%) B2B
7 7 (5.00%) Change Data Capture
8 6 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (4.29%) ERP
8 6 (4.29%) High Availability
8 6 (4.29%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (4.29%) Project Management
9 5 (3.57%) Data Analysis
9 5 (3.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.14%) SQL
2 22 (15.71%) Perl
3 21 (15.00%) RPG
4 17 (12.14%) Java
5 14 (10.00%) JCL
6 11 (7.86%) RPG IV
7 7 (5.00%) Jython
8 4 (2.86%) RPG/400
9 3 (2.14%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.43%) C
10 2 (1.43%) R
11 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.71%) VB
11 1 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (1.43%) CISA
1 2 (1.43%) CISM
1 2 (1.43%) CISSP
1 2 (1.43%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.57%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.14%) QA
3 2 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.71%) GMP
System Software
1 16 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.00%) Time Sharing Option
3 6 (4.29%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (3.57%) XenApp
4 5 (3.57%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.86%) RACF
6 2 (1.43%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.71%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.71%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (5.00%) Dollar Universe
3 5 (3.57%) Puppet
4 4 (2.86%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.14%) SCCM
6 2 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.71%) Control-M
7 1 (0.71%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.71%) SCOM
7 1 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.71%) vRealize
Vendors
1 48 (34.29%) IBM
2 30 (21.43%) Oracle
3 19 (13.57%) Microsoft
4 15 (10.71%) VMware
5 9 (6.43%) Sitecore
5 9 (6.43%) webMethods
6 8 (5.71%) Citrix
7 7 (5.00%) Axway
7 7 (5.00%) IBM Sterling
7 7 (5.00%) Informatica
7 7 (5.00%) Teradata
8 5 (3.57%) CommVault
8 5 (3.57%) HP
8 5 (3.57%) JD Edwards
9 3 (2.14%) Cisco
9 3 (2.14%) Hitachi
9 3 (2.14%) Misys
9 3 (2.14%) SAP
9 3 (2.14%) Sun
9 3 (2.14%) Sybase
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