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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 525 506 489
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -17
Contract jobs citing iSeries 72 87 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.51% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 42 22
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£419 £450 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.88% +7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £247 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £550 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £353 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.86% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% +12.06%
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
17367 17069 15456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.54% 31.50% 32.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 10676 10620 9104
Average daily rate £413 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £232 £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 691 680 661
Average hourly rate £18.61 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.40% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -

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 28 May 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
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 28 May 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 -36 62 £403 -10.55% 17
London -2 19 £375 -16.66% 3
South East -31 14 £431 +32.69% 4
East Midlands - 12 £414 - 1
Berkshire +12 11 £450 +14.28%
Derbyshire - 9 £403 -
City of London +15 6 £475 +5.55% 2
East of England +7 6 £345 +9.52% 1
Scotland - 6 £375 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £345 -
Chesterfield - 5 £403 -
Edinburgh - 5 £375 -
Cardiff +7 4 £438 +9.37%
South Wales +4 4 £438 +9.37%
Wales -4 4 £438 +9.37%
Yorkshire -15 4 £500 +31.57% 1
South West +11 3 - - 3
Reading +6 3 £485 +55.20%
Maidenhead - 3 £450 -
Slough +1 2 £275 -42.10%
Sheffield -2 2 £500 +5.26%
Gloucestershire -5 2 - -
North West -10 2 - - 1
Hampshire -12 2 £388 +59.79% 1
South Yorkshire -14 2 £500 +5.26%
Leicestershire - 2 £450 -
Leicester - 2 £450 -
Hertford - 2 £375 -
South Coast - 2 £350 -
Basingstoke +1 1 £350 -

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 51 (35.42%) Windows
1 51 (35.42%) IBM
1 51 (35.42%) AS400
2 43 (29.86%) Microsoft
3 38 (26.39%) RPG
3 38 (26.39%) SQL
4 32 (22.22%) Finance
5 30 (20.83%) UNIX
6 29 (20.14%) Linux
7 26 (18.06%) WebSphere
8 23 (15.97%) Java
9 22 (15.28%) Banking
9 22 (15.28%) MS Office
10 20 (13.89%) Project Management
11 19 (13.19%) ITIL
11 19 (13.19%) SDLC
12 18 (12.50%) DB2
13 17 (11.81%) Windows 7
14 16 (11.11%) Oracle
15 15 (10.42%) RPG IV
16 14 (9.72%) SQL Server
16 14 (9.72%) .NET
16 14 (9.72%) AIX
16 14 (9.72%) Citrix
16 14 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
17 13 (9.03%) Data Centre
18 12 (8.33%) Retail
18 12 (8.33%) Manufacturing
19 11 (7.64%) Migration
19 11 (7.64%) VMware

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 26 (18.06%) WebSphere
2 9 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.56%) IBM Notes
4 7 (4.86%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.39%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (1.39%) IIS
6 2 (1.39%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.69%) CICS
7 1 (0.69%) Quickr
7 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 22 (15.28%) MS Office
2 11 (7.64%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.47%) MS Project
4 3 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (3.47%) Maximo
2 5 (3.47%) SunGard GMI
2 5 (3.47%) Misys Midas
3 4 (2.78%) IntelliMatch
3 4 (2.78%) Kondor+
4 2 (1.39%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (1.39%) PRMS
5 1 (0.69%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.69%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.69%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.08%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.94%) LAN
2 8 (5.56%) Internet
2 8 (5.56%) SAN
2 8 (5.56%) VoIP
3 7 (4.86%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.17%) FTP
4 6 (4.17%) WAN
5 4 (2.78%) PABX
5 4 (2.78%) APPN
5 4 (2.78%) ISDN
5 4 (2.78%) HTTP
5 4 (2.78%) SNA
6 3 (2.08%) DNS
6 3 (2.08%) Firewall
7 2 (1.39%) Network Security
7 2 (1.39%) SSL
7 2 (1.39%) DHCP
8 1 (0.69%) SNMP
8 1 (0.69%) VPN
8 1 (0.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.50%) DB2
2 14 (9.72%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.86%) MS Access
4 6 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.78%) QlikView
5 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.08%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.39%) MySQL
7 2 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.17%) JIRA
2 5 (3.47%) Selenium
3 4 (2.78%) TestDirector
4 3 (2.08%) LoadRunner
4 3 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.08%) TestComplete
4 3 (2.08%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.39%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.39%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.39%) Toad
6 1 (0.69%) ChangeMan
General
1 32 (22.22%) Finance
2 22 (15.28%) Banking
3 12 (8.33%) Retail
3 12 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.47%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.08%) Back Office
6 2 (1.39%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.39%) Legal
6 2 (1.39%) Front Office
6 2 (1.39%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.69%) Automotive
7 1 (0.69%) French Language
7 1 (0.69%) German Language
7 1 (0.69%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (33.33%) Analyst
2 23 (15.97%) Support Analyst
3 17 (11.81%) Developer
4 11 (7.64%) Applications Support
5 10 (6.94%) Service Desk Technician
6 9 (6.25%) RPG Developer
6 9 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
7 8 (5.56%) Test Manager
7 8 (5.56%) Business Analyst
8 7 (4.86%) Systems Analyst
8 7 (4.86%) Consultant
8 7 (4.86%) Desktop Support
8 7 (4.86%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (4.17%) Programmer
10 5 (3.47%) Tester
10 5 (3.47%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.47%) AS400 Support
11 4 (2.78%) AS400 Developer
11 4 (2.78%) RPG Programmer
11 4 (2.78%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.72%) .NET
2 8 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (3.47%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 4 (2.78%) Middleware
4 4 (2.78%) APPC
5 3 (2.08%) EDI
5 3 (2.08%) HTML
5 3 (2.08%) J2EE
6 2 (1.39%) Java EE
6 2 (1.39%) JavaBeans
6 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.39%) Servlets
6 2 (1.39%) SOAP
6 2 (1.39%) Flash
7 1 (0.69%) EJB
7 1 (0.69%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 51 (35.42%) AS400
2 13 (9.03%) Data Centre
3 11 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.25%) Mainframe
4 9 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.86%) Replication
6 5 (3.47%) Derivative
7 4 (2.78%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.78%) STB
7 4 (2.78%) Clustering
7 4 (2.78%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.39%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.69%) HACMP
9 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.69%) LPAR
9 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.69%) BYOD
9 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 51 (35.42%) Windows
2 30 (20.83%) UNIX
3 29 (20.14%) Linux
4 17 (11.81%) Windows 7
5 14 (9.72%) AIX
6 11 (7.64%) OS/400
7 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.86%) zOS
9 6 (4.17%) Windows XP
10 5 (3.47%) Solaris
10 5 (3.47%) Apple iOS
10 5 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (2.78%) i5/OS
12 3 (2.08%) HPUX
13 2 (1.39%) Android
14 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.89%) Project Management
2 19 (13.19%) ITIL
2 19 (13.19%) SDLC
3 14 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (7.64%) Migration
4 11 (7.64%) ERP
5 8 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 7 (4.86%) Change Management
6 7 (4.86%) Regression Testing
6 7 (4.86%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (4.17%) Release Management
7 6 (4.17%) System Testing
7 6 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (4.17%) Problem Management
7 6 (4.17%) Information Security
7 6 (4.17%) TDD
7 6 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (4.17%) Quality Management
7 6 (4.17%) Risk Management
8 5 (3.47%) OO
Programming Languages
1 38 (26.39%) RPG
1 38 (26.39%) SQL
2 23 (15.97%) Java
3 15 (10.42%) RPG IV
4 9 (6.25%) COBOL
5 8 (5.56%) C
6 5 (3.47%) VBA
6 5 (3.47%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.78%) RPG/400
8 3 (2.08%) C#
8 3 (2.08%) Prolog
9 2 (1.39%) Perl
9 2 (1.39%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.69%) REXX
10 1 (0.69%) JCL
10 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (2.78%) Degree
1 4 (2.78%) IBM Certification
1 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.08%) ACCA
2 3 (2.08%) CISA
2 3 (2.08%) CIMA
3 2 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.39%) QiCA
4 1 (0.69%) MCSE
4 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.69%) ISEB
4 1 (0.69%) CISSP
4 1 (0.69%) MCITP
4 1 (0.69%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.25%) QA
2 5 (3.47%) SLA
3 3 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.69%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.69%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (2.78%) PowerHA
2 3 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.08%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.69%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.69%) XenApp
3 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.69%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 8 (5.56%) SCCM
1 8 (5.56%) Tivoli
2 7 (4.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (2.78%) Tivoli NetView
3 4 (2.78%) Control-M
4 3 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.69%) Netcool
5 1 (0.69%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.69%) Nagios
5 1 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 51 (35.42%) IBM
2 43 (29.86%) Microsoft
3 16 (11.11%) Oracle
4 14 (9.72%) Citrix
5 11 (7.64%) VMware
6 8 (5.56%) Lotus
7 7 (4.86%) Adobe
8 6 (4.17%) Cisco
9 5 (3.47%) SAP
9 5 (3.47%) SunGard
9 5 (3.47%) JD Edwards
10 4 (2.78%) Kronos
10 4 (2.78%) Reuters
10 4 (2.78%) NetIQ
10 4 (2.78%) NetApp
10 4 (2.78%) HP
10 4 (2.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (2.08%) Cognos
11 3 (2.08%) Sybase
11 3 (2.08%) BMC
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