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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 533 472 482
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +10
Contract jobs citing iSeries 80 120 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.71% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 56 25
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£410 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.64% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £513 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £328 £388
% change year-on-year
+25.03% -15.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% +39.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
- +39.78%

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
17514 16879 16449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.37% 31.89% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10919 10366 9706
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 651 644 726
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.85 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 -65 71 £400 -11.11% 17
South East -25 27 £422 +28.85% 5
London -35 27 £425 -5.55%
Berkshire +16 16 £450 -5.26% 2
City of London -4 7 £475 +11.76%
Reading - 5 £485 - 2
West Sussex - 5 £350 -
Crawley - 5 £350 -
Scotland +6 4 £375 -
East of England -2 4 £264 -16.26% 7
Hampshire -16 4 £373 +32.44% 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £264 - 1
Edinburgh - 4 £375 -
Slough +1 3 £275 -42.10%
East Midlands -4 3 £425 +41.66% 4
South West -6 3 - -
Yorkshire -22 3 £350 -17.64% 1
Maidenhead - 3 £450 -
Wales +4 2 £320 -14.66%
Cardiff +3 2 £320 -17.41%
Gloucestershire +1 2 - -
South Wales -5 2 £320 -14.66%
North West -14 2 £450 -
West Yorkshire -20 2 £350 +22.80% 1
Leeds -25 2 £350 +25.00%
Basingstoke - 2 £358 -
South Coast - 2 £350 -
Kent -2 1 - - 2
Manchester -7 1 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 58 (40.56%) Windows
2 53 (37.06%) AS400
3 48 (33.57%) IBM
4 46 (32.17%) Microsoft
5 37 (25.87%) Finance
5 37 (25.87%) Linux
6 35 (24.48%) SQL
7 34 (23.78%) WebSphere
8 31 (21.68%) RPG
8 31 (21.68%) UNIX
9 24 (16.78%) Java
10 22 (15.38%) Banking
11 21 (14.69%) AIX
11 21 (14.69%) DB2
12 20 (13.99%) ITIL
13 18 (12.59%) MS Office
13 18 (12.59%) SQL Server
13 18 (12.59%) Citrix
13 18 (12.59%) Project Management
13 18 (12.59%) Data Centre
13 18 (12.59%) SDLC
14 17 (11.89%) VMware
15 15 (10.49%) .NET
15 15 (10.49%) Oracle
16 14 (9.79%) Mainframe
16 14 (9.79%) Windows 7
17 13 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
18 12 (8.39%) SAN
19 11 (7.69%) SAP
19 11 (7.69%) MS Excel

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 34 (23.78%) WebSphere
2 11 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.90%) IBM Notes
4 3 (2.10%) MQSeries
4 3 (2.10%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.40%) IIS
5 2 (1.40%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.70%) CICS
Applications
1 18 (12.59%) MS Office
2 11 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.50%) MS Project
4 4 (2.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (6.99%) Maximo
2 8 (5.59%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (3.50%) Misys Midas
3 5 (3.50%) SunGard GMI
4 4 (2.80%) Kondor+
4 4 (2.80%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.70%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.70%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.70%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.70%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.80%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.39%) SAN
2 8 (5.59%) LAN
3 7 (4.90%) VoIP
4 6 (4.20%) FTP
5 5 (3.50%) SSL
6 4 (2.80%) ISDN
6 4 (2.80%) Internet
6 4 (2.80%) WAN
6 4 (2.80%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.80%) PABX
7 2 (1.40%) Firewall
7 2 (1.40%) VPN
7 2 (1.40%) SNA
7 2 (1.40%) MPLS
7 2 (1.40%) APPN
7 2 (1.40%) HTTP
8 1 (0.70%) X.400
8 1 (0.70%) DNS
8 1 (0.70%) DHCP
8 1 (0.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.69%) DB2
2 18 (12.59%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.50%) MS Access
4 4 (2.80%) QlikView
5 3 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.20%) Selenium
2 5 (3.50%) JIRA
3 4 (2.80%) TestDirector
3 4 (2.80%) LoadRunner
3 4 (2.80%) TestComplete
3 4 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.80%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.40%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.40%) ChangeMan
4 2 (1.40%) Eclipse
General
1 37 (25.87%) Finance
2 22 (15.38%) Banking
3 9 (6.29%) Retail
3 9 (6.29%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.20%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.10%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.40%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.40%) Back Office
7 1 (0.70%) Legal
7 1 (0.70%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.70%) French Language
7 1 (0.70%) German Language
7 1 (0.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 45 (31.47%) Analyst
2 17 (11.89%) Support Analyst
3 14 (9.79%) Developer
4 10 (6.99%) Applications Support
4 10 (6.99%) Test Manager
5 9 (6.29%) Applications Support Analyst
6 8 (5.59%) Business Analyst
7 7 (4.90%) Tester
7 7 (4.90%) Desktop Support
7 7 (4.90%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (4.20%) Consultant
8 6 (4.20%) Test Analyst
8 6 (4.20%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (4.20%) Technical Manager
8 6 (4.20%) RPG Developer
9 5 (3.50%) WebSphere Administrator
9 5 (3.50%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.50%) Programmer
9 5 (3.50%) Administrator
10 4 (2.80%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.49%) .NET
2 10 (6.99%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (4.20%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 5 (3.50%) Middleware
5 4 (2.80%) EDI
5 4 (2.80%) HTML
6 3 (2.10%) SOAP
6 3 (2.10%) J2EE
6 3 (2.10%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.40%) Servlets
7 2 (1.40%) JavaBeans
7 2 (1.40%) ISPF
7 2 (1.40%) Java EE
7 2 (1.40%) APPC
8 1 (0.70%) EDIFACT
8 1 (0.70%) Flash
8 1 (0.70%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 53 (37.06%) AS400
2 18 (12.59%) Data Centre
3 14 (9.79%) Mainframe
4 11 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.59%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.90%) Replication
7 5 (3.50%) Derivative
8 4 (2.80%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.80%) Clustering
8 4 (2.80%) STB
8 4 (2.80%) Client/Server
9 3 (2.10%) SWIFT
10 2 (1.40%) BYOD
10 2 (1.40%) LPAR
10 2 (1.40%) Visualisation
10 2 (1.40%) HACMP
11 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 58 (40.56%) Windows
2 37 (25.87%) Linux
3 31 (21.68%) UNIX
4 21 (14.69%) AIX
5 14 (9.79%) Windows 7
6 9 (6.29%) zOS
7 8 (5.59%) OS/400
8 7 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.50%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.50%) HPUX
10 3 (2.10%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.10%) Android
11 2 (1.40%) i5/OS
11 2 (1.40%) Solaris
12 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.70%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.99%) ITIL
2 18 (12.59%) Project Management
2 18 (12.59%) SDLC
3 13 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (7.69%) Migration
5 10 (6.99%) Change Management
6 9 (6.29%) ERP
6 9 (6.29%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (5.59%) Regression Testing
8 7 (4.90%) Manual Testing
8 7 (4.90%) System Testing
8 7 (4.90%) Release Management
8 7 (4.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (4.90%) Mentoring
9 6 (4.20%) Systems Analysis
9 6 (4.20%) Risk Management
10 5 (3.50%) Information Security
10 5 (3.50%) E-Commerce
10 5 (3.50%) OO
10 5 (3.50%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (24.48%) SQL
2 31 (21.68%) RPG
3 24 (16.78%) Java
4 11 (7.69%) RPG IV
5 6 (4.20%) C
5 6 (4.20%) COBOL
5 6 (4.20%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.50%) VBA
7 4 (2.80%) C#
8 3 (2.10%) Prolog
8 3 (2.10%) RPG/400
9 2 (1.40%) Perl
9 2 (1.40%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.40%) REXX
9 2 (1.40%) JCL
10 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.70%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.70%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 5 (3.50%) Degree
2 4 (2.80%) CISA
3 3 (2.10%) ACCA
3 3 (2.10%) CIMA
4 2 (1.40%) QiCA
4 2 (1.40%) IBM Certification
4 2 (1.40%) CISSP
4 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.70%) PMP
5 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.70%) ISEB
5 1 (0.70%) CISM
5 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.69%) QA
2 8 (5.59%) SLA
3 3 (2.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.40%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.70%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.10%) XenApp
1 3 (2.10%) PowerHA
2 2 (1.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (1.40%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.70%) vSphere
3 1 (0.70%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.70%) GPFS
3 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (6.99%) Tivoli
2 9 (6.29%) SCCM
3 7 (4.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (3.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.40%) Tivoli NetView
5 2 (1.40%) Control-M
5 2 (1.40%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.70%) Nagios
6 1 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.70%) Netcool
6 1 (0.70%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 48 (33.57%) IBM
2 46 (32.17%) Microsoft
3 18 (12.59%) Citrix
4 17 (11.89%) VMware
5 15 (10.49%) Oracle
6 11 (7.69%) SAP
7 7 (4.90%) Adobe
7 7 (4.90%) Lotus
8 6 (4.20%) Cisco
9 5 (3.50%) SunGard
9 5 (3.50%) JD Edwards
10 4 (2.80%) Reuters
10 4 (2.80%) Kronos
10 4 (2.80%) Google
10 4 (2.80%) Coremetrics
10 4 (2.80%) HP
10 4 (2.80%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (2.80%) Sun
11 3 (2.10%) Sybase
11 3 (2.10%) Endeca
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