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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 483 458 527
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +69
Contract jobs citing iSeries 128 125 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.23% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.90% 0.90% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 54 28
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£425 £401 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +4.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £233 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £346 £375
% change year-on-year
+22.83% -7.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £47.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £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
14294 13879 14467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.31% 25.96% 25.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8577 8541 8387
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 608 796
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.40 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -25.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -39.00%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 -34 102 £425 +6.11% 22
London +21 42 £400 -21.95% 7
South East -26 34 £475 +34.94% 3
Berkshire -11 18 £475 +18.60% 1
Hampshire -2 13 £320 -21.47%
Yorkshire +3 9 £463 -7.50% 4
North West -4 8 - - 4
Slough -19 5 £363 +45.00%
Wales - 5 £325 - 1
South Wales - 5 £325 - 1
City of London +23 3 £425 -19.04% 1
East Midlands +6 3 £300 - 2
West Yorkshire +2 3 £425 -
Southampton -5 2 £325 -31.57%
Scotland -13 2 - - 2
South West -35 2 £393 - 1
Nottinghamshire +17 1 - -
Leeds +6 1 £275 -
Gloucestershire -22 1 £393 -
East of England -27 1 £650 +116.66%
Northamptonshire - 1 £300 - 1
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Northampton - 1 £300 - 1
Cardiff - 1 £315 - 1
Cheltenham - - - -
Chorley - - - - 3
Coventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Farnham - - - -
Basildon - - - -

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 143 (64.13%) AS400
2 75 (33.63%) IBM
3 53 (23.77%) Finance
4 52 (23.32%) RPG
5 40 (17.94%) Microsoft
6 39 (17.49%) SQL
7 37 (16.59%) WebSphere
8 33 (14.80%) RPG IV
9 31 (13.90%) Windows
10 29 (13.00%) Linux
10 29 (13.00%) Middleware
11 28 (12.56%) UNIX
12 25 (11.21%) Project Management
13 23 (10.31%) Banking
14 22 (9.87%) Oracle
15 20 (8.97%) Data Warehouse
15 20 (8.97%) Mainframe
15 20 (8.97%) WebSphere MQ
15 20 (8.97%) Citrix
16 19 (8.52%) ERP
16 19 (8.52%) Java
17 18 (8.07%) COBOL
18 17 (7.62%) .NET
19 16 (7.17%) MS Office
19 16 (7.17%) ITIL
20 14 (6.28%) Internet
21 13 (5.83%) PRINCE2
21 13 (5.83%) MS Visio
21 13 (5.83%) BPCS
21 13 (5.83%) Clustering

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (16.59%) WebSphere
2 12 (5.38%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.69%) MQSeries
3 6 (2.69%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.69%) WebSphere Portal
4 3 (1.35%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.90%) IIS
5 2 (0.90%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.90%) Apache
5 2 (0.90%) SAS
5 2 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.90%) Quickr
5 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.45%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (7.17%) MS Office
2 13 (5.83%) MS Visio
3 9 (4.04%) MS Excel
4 3 (1.35%) MS Project
5 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (5.83%) BPCS
2 6 (2.69%) Misys Midas
3 5 (2.24%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (1.35%) Google Analytics
4 3 (1.35%) PRMS
5 2 (0.90%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.90%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.90%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.90%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.28%) Internet
2 11 (4.93%) Intranet
3 5 (2.24%) SAN
3 5 (2.24%) FTP
4 4 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.79%) DNS
5 3 (1.35%) LAN
5 3 (1.35%) WAN
5 3 (1.35%) Firewall
6 2 (0.90%) NAS
6 2 (0.90%) APPN
6 2 (0.90%) DHCP
6 2 (0.90%) VoIP
6 2 (0.90%) SSL
6 2 (0.90%) HTTP
6 2 (0.90%) SNMP
7 1 (0.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.97%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (4.93%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.93%) DB2
3 3 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.90%) QlikView
4 2 (0.90%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.90%) DataStage
4 2 (0.90%) MySQL
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.14%) Selenium
3 5 (2.24%) TestNG
4 4 (1.79%) JUnit
4 4 (1.79%) WebDriver
5 3 (1.35%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.35%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (1.35%) ERwin
6 2 (0.90%) JMeter
6 2 (0.90%) Bugzilla
6 2 (0.90%) Subversion
6 2 (0.90%) JIRA
6 2 (0.90%) Synon
6 2 (0.90%) Toad
6 2 (0.90%) PVCS
6 2 (0.90%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.45%) Rational Application Developer
7 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (23.77%) Finance
2 23 (10.31%) Banking
3 9 (4.04%) Retail
3 9 (4.04%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.14%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.79%) Advertising
6 3 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.90%) Games
8 1 (0.45%) Billing
8 1 (0.45%) Front Office
8 1 (0.45%) Automotive
8 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (21.08%) Developer
1 47 (21.08%) Analyst
2 27 (12.11%) AS400 Developer
3 25 (11.21%) Technical Support
4 24 (10.76%) Project Manager
5 22 (9.87%) Architect
6 19 (8.52%) RPG Developer
7 18 (8.07%) Test Analyst
8 15 (6.73%) Technical Project Manager
8 15 (6.73%) Technical Manager
9 14 (6.28%) AS400 Support
10 13 (5.83%) Consultant
11 11 (4.93%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (4.93%) Administrator
12 10 (4.48%) Applications Support
12 10 (4.48%) Infrastructure Manager
13 9 (4.04%) Tester
14 8 (3.59%) Analyst Programmer
14 8 (3.59%) Programmer
14 8 (3.59%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.00%) Middleware
2 20 (8.97%) WebSphere MQ
3 17 (7.62%) .NET
4 12 (5.38%) Web Services
5 9 (4.04%) J2EE
6 8 (3.59%) XML
6 8 (3.59%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 4 (1.79%) HTML
7 4 (1.79%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.35%) WCF
8 3 (1.35%) REST
9 2 (0.90%) Synon Analyst Programmer
9 2 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.90%) SAP Smart Forms
9 2 (0.90%) BAPI
9 2 (0.90%) SAP XI
9 2 (0.90%) XSLT
9 2 (0.90%) EDI
9 2 (0.90%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 143 (64.13%) AS400
2 20 (8.97%) Mainframe
3 13 (5.83%) Clustering
4 9 (4.04%) Enterprise Storage
5 7 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.69%) Derivative
7 5 (2.24%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.24%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.24%) Market Risk
8 4 (1.79%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.79%) Replication
9 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.90%) EPoS
9 2 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.90%) FMCG
9 2 (0.90%) LPAR
9 2 (0.90%) Open Source
10 1 (0.45%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.45%) Tandem
10 1 (0.45%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 31 (13.90%) Windows
2 29 (13.00%) Linux
3 28 (12.56%) UNIX
4 11 (4.93%) OS/400
5 10 (4.48%) zOS
6 9 (4.04%) Solaris
6 9 (4.04%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.35%) AIX
8 3 (1.35%) i5/OS
9 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.90%) Debian
9 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.90%) CentOS
9 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.90%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (11.21%) Project Management
2 19 (8.52%) ERP
3 16 (7.17%) ITIL
4 13 (5.83%) PRINCE2
4 13 (5.83%) Mentoring
5 12 (5.38%) E-Commerce
6 11 (4.93%) TOGAF
7 10 (4.48%) UML
8 9 (4.04%) Migration
9 8 (3.59%) Data Modelling
9 8 (3.59%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (3.14%) Automated Testing
10 7 (3.14%) Data Management
10 7 (3.14%) Use Case
10 7 (3.14%) Coaching
11 6 (2.69%) Technical Analysis
11 6 (2.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (2.69%) Problem Management
11 6 (2.69%) Test Scripting
11 6 (2.69%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 52 (23.32%) RPG
2 39 (17.49%) SQL
3 33 (14.80%) RPG IV
4 19 (8.52%) Java
5 18 (8.07%) COBOL
6 9 (4.04%) RPG/400
7 8 (3.59%) Perl
8 7 (3.14%) C#
9 5 (2.24%) C
10 2 (0.90%) ABAP
10 2 (0.90%) PHP
10 2 (0.90%) Python
10 2 (0.90%) SAPscript
10 2 (0.90%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.45%) VBA
11 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (3.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (2.69%) Degree
3 5 (2.24%) ISTQB
3 5 (2.24%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.35%) ISEB
6 2 (0.90%) CISSP
6 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.90%) CISA
6 2 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.45%) PMP
7 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.35%) SLA
1 3 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (1.35%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.90%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.45%) RACF
3 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.45%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 10 (4.48%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.90%) YUM
2 2 (0.90%) Puppet
2 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.90%) Ansible
2 2 (0.90%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (0.45%) Control-M
3 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 75 (33.63%) IBM
2 40 (17.94%) Microsoft
3 22 (9.87%) Oracle
4 20 (8.97%) Citrix
5 9 (4.04%) EMC
6 5 (2.24%) VMware
7 4 (1.79%) HP
7 4 (1.79%) Informatica
7 4 (1.79%) SAP
8 3 (1.35%) SolarWinds
8 3 (1.35%) Cisco
8 3 (1.35%) Endeca
8 3 (1.35%) Google
8 3 (1.35%) Coremetrics
9 2 (0.90%) Symantec
9 2 (0.90%) Avaya
9 2 (0.90%) SaltStack
9 2 (0.90%) JBoss
9 2 (0.90%) Sybase
9 2 (0.90%) Lotus
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