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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM iSeries
Rank 564 570 559
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing iSeries 76 65 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 0.37% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 32 25
Average daily rate £425 £403 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% -5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £160 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £487 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £403 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.93% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
18196 17628 17516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.57% 31.62% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11835 10674 10658
Average daily rate £425 £420 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 684 758
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.86 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.87% -5.60%

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 29 April 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 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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 74 £406 -3.04% 5
London +4 31 £475 +18.75% 1
South East -3 21 £475 +8.57%
Surrey - 14 - -
City of London +45 9 £488 +8.33%
Redhill - 9 - -
East Midlands +4 8 £350 -15.40%
West Midlands - 6 £306 - 1
Northamptonshire - 4 £388 -
Nottingham - 3 £275 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £275 -
Crawley - 3 £475 -
West Sussex - 3 £475 -
Birmingham - 3 £275 -
Berkshire +2 2 £450 -3.74%
Yorkshire -2 2 £240 -40.00%
Manchester -6 2 - -
West Yorkshire -6 2 £240 -12.72%
North West -9 2 - - 1
Coventry - 2 £325 - 1
Leeds - 2 £240 -
Slough +13 1 £425 -12.82%
East of England +7 1 £450 +20.00% 2
Chesterfield +1 1 £350 -13.04%
Derbyshire -1 1 £350 -13.04%
South West -1 1 - -
Hampshire -2 1 £388 -6.06%
Edinburgh -13 1 - -
Scotland -25 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £450 -

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 77 (46.11%) AS400
2 70 (41.92%) IBM
3 63 (37.72%) Linux
3 63 (37.72%) Windows
4 61 (36.53%) SQL
5 55 (32.93%) VMware
6 54 (32.34%) Data Centre
7 53 (31.74%) DB2
8 51 (30.54%) Cisco
9 47 (28.14%) Change Management
10 36 (21.56%) Citrix
10 36 (21.56%) RPG
10 36 (21.56%) Finance
11 34 (20.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 33 (19.76%) Unix
13 31 (18.56%) Incident Management
14 27 (16.17%) Tivoli
14 27 (16.17%) RPG IV
15 25 (14.97%) Banking
16 22 (13.17%) ITIL
17 18 (10.78%) Migration
17 18 (10.78%) Red Hat
18 17 (10.18%) LAN
19 16 (9.58%) Retail
19 16 (9.58%) SDLC
20 15 (8.98%) WAN
20 15 (8.98%) SQL Server
20 15 (8.98%) Project Management
21 14 (8.38%) SAN
21 14 (8.38%) Misys

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 8 (4.79%) Apache
1 8 (4.79%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.59%) Apache Pig
2 6 (3.59%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.99%) WebSphere Portal
4 2 (1.20%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.60%) Confluence
5 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.60%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.60%) IIS
5 1 (0.60%) JBoss
5 1 (0.60%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.60%) nginx
5 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (3.59%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.99%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (7.78%) Misys Equation
2 6 (3.59%) INSURE/90
3 4 (2.40%) SAP CRM
3 4 (2.40%) Unica
4 1 (0.60%) AWD
4 1 (0.60%) BPCS
4 1 (0.60%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.20%) Office 365
1 2 (1.20%) SaaS
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.18%) LAN
2 15 (8.98%) WAN
3 14 (8.38%) SAN
4 12 (7.19%) MPLS
4 12 (7.19%) VPN
5 11 (6.59%) Firewall
6 10 (5.99%) DNS
7 9 (5.39%) BGP
7 9 (5.39%) FabricPath
7 9 (5.39%) IPsec
7 9 (5.39%) IPv4
7 9 (5.39%) IPv6
7 9 (5.39%) OSPF
7 9 (5.39%) SSL
7 9 (5.39%) TRILL
8 7 (4.19%) FTP
9 5 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (1.20%) HTTP
10 2 (1.20%) Wireless
11 1 (0.60%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (31.74%) DB2
2 15 (8.98%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.59%) Apache Hive
4 5 (2.99%) Big Data
4 5 (2.99%) Sqoop
5 4 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.40%) DTS
5 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.80%) MS Access
7 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.20%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.60%) MySQL
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.60%) QlikView
8 1 (0.60%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.20%) ChangeMan
1 2 (1.20%) JIRA
1 2 (1.20%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.60%) Ant
2 1 (0.60%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.60%) Maven
2 1 (0.60%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.60%) Serena SBM
2 1 (0.60%) Subversion
2 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.60%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (21.56%) Finance
2 25 (14.97%) Banking
3 16 (9.58%) Retail
4 5 (2.99%) Back Office
4 5 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.40%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.80%) Law
7 2 (1.20%) Norwegian Language
8 1 (0.60%) Front Office
8 1 (0.60%) International Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (23.35%) Developer
2 30 (17.96%) Linux Specialist
3 25 (14.97%) Linux Operator
4 24 (14.37%) Analyst
5 22 (13.17%) Citrix Specialist
5 22 (13.17%) RPG Developer
5 22 (13.17%) VMware Specialist
6 18 (10.78%) AS400 Developer
7 14 (8.38%) Administrator
8 13 (7.78%) Architect
9 10 (5.99%) Consultant
10 9 (5.39%) Network Architect
10 9 (5.39%) Project Manager
11 8 (4.79%) Data Architect
11 8 (4.79%) Data Centre Architect
11 8 (4.79%) Data Migration Architect
11 8 (4.79%) Migration Architect
11 8 (4.79%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (4.79%) Systems Developer
12 6 (3.59%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.59%) XML
2 9 (5.39%) SAX
3 8 (4.79%) POSIX
4 7 (4.19%) .NET
4 7 (4.19%) CGI
5 6 (3.59%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (2.99%) IBM Integration Bus
6 5 (2.99%) ISPF
6 5 (2.99%) Middleware
7 4 (2.40%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (2.40%) jQuery
7 4 (2.40%) SAP XI
7 4 (2.40%) Web Services
8 2 (1.20%) EDI
9 1 (0.60%) CSS
9 1 (0.60%) HTML
9 1 (0.60%) JMS
9 1 (0.60%) LAMP
9 1 (0.60%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 77 (46.11%) AS400
2 54 (32.34%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.99%) Mainframe
4 9 (5.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.19%) Clustering
6 6 (3.59%) Tandem
7 5 (2.99%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.80%) BYOD
9 2 (1.20%) HACMP
10 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.60%) Fintech
10 1 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.60%) LPAR
10 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.60%) PMI
10 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 63 (37.72%) Linux
1 63 (37.72%) Windows
2 34 (20.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (19.76%) Unix
4 11 (6.59%) Apple iOS
4 11 (6.59%) Windows Server
5 10 (5.99%) AIX
5 10 (5.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (5.99%) Solaris
6 3 (1.80%) OpenVMS
6 3 (1.80%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.80%) zOS
7 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.60%) OS/400
8 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (28.14%) Change Management
2 31 (18.56%) Incident Management
3 22 (13.17%) ITIL
4 18 (10.78%) Migration
5 16 (9.58%) SDLC
6 15 (8.98%) Project Management
7 6 (3.59%) Data Modelling
7 6 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (3.59%) ETL
7 6 (3.59%) MapReduce
7 6 (3.59%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (2.99%) Facilities Management
8 5 (2.99%) Network Architecture
8 5 (2.99%) Network Design
8 5 (2.99%) PRINCE2
8 5 (2.99%) Project Planning
8 5 (2.99%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.40%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (2.40%) CRM
9 4 (2.40%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (36.53%) SQL
2 36 (21.56%) RPG
3 27 (16.17%) RPG IV
4 13 (7.78%) Java
5 9 (5.39%) Lisp
6 8 (4.79%) RPG/400
7 6 (3.59%) C#
7 6 (3.59%) Perl
8 5 (2.99%) C
8 5 (2.99%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.99%) JCL
8 5 (2.99%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.80%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.20%) C++
10 2 (1.20%) REXX
11 1 (0.60%) Delphi
11 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.60%) VB
11 1 (0.60%) VBA
11 1 (0.60%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (1.80%) IBM Certification
2 2 (1.20%) RHCE
3 1 (0.60%) Degree
3 1 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.60%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.40%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.80%) PMBOK
3 2 (1.20%) QA
3 2 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.59%) Apache Flume
3 5 (2.99%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (1.80%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.80%) XenApp
4 3 (1.80%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.20%) HDFS
5 2 (1.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.60%) Docker
6 1 (0.60%) vSphere
6 1 (0.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (16.17%) Tivoli
2 8 (4.79%) SCCM
3 5 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.99%) Puppet
3 5 (2.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.60%) Ansible
4 1 (0.60%) Control-M
4 1 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.60%) Nagios
4 1 (0.60%) Scalr
Vendors
1 70 (41.92%) IBM
2 55 (32.93%) VMware
3 51 (30.54%) Cisco
4 36 (21.56%) Citrix
5 18 (10.78%) Red Hat
6 14 (8.38%) Misys
7 9 (5.39%) CheckPoint
7 9 (5.39%) Juniper
7 9 (5.39%) Sun
8 8 (4.79%) Microsoft
9 6 (3.59%) Hortonworks
9 6 (3.59%) IFS
10 4 (2.40%) Informatica
10 4 (2.40%) Oracle
10 4 (2.40%) SAP
11 3 (1.80%) Intel
11 3 (1.80%) Pega
11 3 (1.80%) Platfora
12 2 (1.20%) F5
12 2 (1.20%) Remedy
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