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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 537 531 505
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -26
Contract jobs citing iSeries 72 57 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.10% 0.088%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.34% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 20
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£400 £463 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £368 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £575 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.75

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
16917 16895 14876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.34% 31.05% 31.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10391 10475 8865
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
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 647 652 646
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.85 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +4.65%

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 4 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 4 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 -9 55 £403 -17.43% 14
London -8 18 £400 -20.00% 4
South East -11 12 £425 +1.49% 3
East Midlands - 11 £414 - 1
Berkshire +2 9 £468 +49.60% 2
Wales 0 9 £160 -60.00%
Derbyshire - 9 £403 -
City of London +21 8 £463 - 1
Scotland +5 8 £375 - 1
Edinburgh +1 6 £375 -
North Wales - 6 £160 -
Flintshire - 6 £160 -
East of England +9 5 £345 - 2
Yorkshire -7 5 £400 -7.51% 2
Hertfordshire - 5 £345 - 1
Chesterfield - 5 £403 -
Cardiff +10 3 £450 +12.50%
Reading +5 3 £485 +55.20%
South Wales 0 3 £450 +12.50%
Hampshire -3 3 £400 -23.80%
Slough -2 2 £488 - 1
Sheffield -4 2 £500 +5.26%
South Yorkshire -9 2 £500 +5.26%
West Yorkshire -11 2 £275 -29.48% 1
North West -22 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 £450 -
Deeside - 2 £160 -
Maidenhead - 2 £435 -
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
Hertford - 2 £375 -

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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 61 (40.13%) IBM
2 54 (35.53%) AS400
3 51 (33.55%) Windows
4 40 (26.32%) RPG
5 39 (25.66%) SQL
6 38 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 34 (22.37%) UNIX
8 31 (20.39%) Linux
9 28 (18.42%) Finance
10 26 (17.11%) WebSphere
11 24 (15.79%) Banking
12 22 (14.47%) Java
13 21 (13.82%) Project Management
14 20 (13.16%) DB2
15 18 (11.84%) MS Office
15 18 (11.84%) RPG IV
16 17 (11.18%) ITIL
16 17 (11.18%) Oracle
16 17 (11.18%) SQL Server
17 15 (9.87%) AIX
17 15 (9.87%) Retail
17 15 (9.87%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (9.87%) Windows 7
18 14 (9.21%) Manufacturing
18 14 (9.21%) Migration
18 14 (9.21%) ERP
19 13 (8.55%) OS/400
19 13 (8.55%) .NET
20 12 (7.89%) COBOL
21 10 (6.58%) Management Information System

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (17.11%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.92%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.92%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.26%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.32%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (1.32%) IIS
6 1 (0.66%) CICS
6 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.66%) JBoss
6 1 (0.66%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.66%) Quickr
Applications
1 18 (11.84%) MS Office
2 8 (5.26%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.29%) MS Project
4 3 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.95%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (3.29%) SunGard GMI
3 4 (2.63%) Maximo
4 3 (1.97%) Misys Midas
4 3 (1.97%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (1.32%) PRMS
6 1 (0.66%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.66%) Kondor+
6 1 (0.66%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.66%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.97%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.58%) TCP/IP
2 9 (5.92%) Internet
3 8 (5.26%) LAN
3 8 (5.26%) VoIP
3 8 (5.26%) SAN
4 7 (4.61%) FTP
5 6 (3.95%) HTTP
5 6 (3.95%) WAN
6 5 (3.29%) SNA
6 5 (3.29%) APPN
7 4 (2.63%) Firewall
8 3 (1.97%) DNS
9 2 (1.32%) Network Security
9 2 (1.32%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.32%) DHCP
9 2 (1.32%) SSL
10 1 (0.66%) Intranet
10 1 (0.66%) SNMP
10 1 (0.66%) ISDN
10 1 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.16%) DB2
2 17 (11.18%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.63%) MS Access
6 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.97%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.32%) MySQL
8 1 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.66%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.66%) QlikView
8 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (4.61%) JIRA
2 4 (2.63%) Selenium
2 4 (2.63%) TestDirector
3 3 (1.97%) LoadRunner
3 3 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.97%) TestComplete
3 3 (1.97%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.32%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.32%) Toad
5 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (18.42%) Finance
2 24 (15.79%) Banking
3 15 (9.87%) Retail
4 14 (9.21%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.29%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.32%) Private Banking
6 2 (1.32%) Front Office
6 2 (1.32%) Back Office
6 2 (1.32%) Automotive
6 2 (1.32%) Legal
6 2 (1.32%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (28.29%) Analyst
2 22 (14.47%) Support Analyst
3 18 (11.84%) Developer
4 11 (7.24%) Applications Support
5 10 (6.58%) RPG Developer
5 10 (6.58%) Technical Analyst
5 10 (6.58%) Service Desk Technician
6 9 (5.92%) Applications Support Analyst
6 9 (5.92%) Administrator
7 8 (5.26%) Consultant
8 7 (4.61%) Business Analyst
8 7 (4.61%) Tester
8 7 (4.61%) Desktop Support
8 7 (4.61%) Programmer
8 7 (4.61%) Systems Analyst
8 7 (4.61%) Test Manager
9 6 (3.95%) Backup Administrator
10 5 (3.29%) RPG Programmer
11 4 (2.63%) Business Systems Analyst
11 4 (2.63%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.55%) .NET
2 9 (5.92%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (3.29%) APPC
3 5 (3.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 3 (1.97%) Middleware
4 3 (1.97%) SOAP
4 3 (1.97%) HTML
4 3 (1.97%) J2EE
4 3 (1.97%) EDI
5 2 (1.32%) Java EE
5 2 (1.32%) Flash
5 2 (1.32%) Servlets
5 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.32%) JavaBeans
6 1 (0.66%) EJB
6 1 (0.66%) Web Services
6 1 (0.66%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 54 (35.53%) AS400
2 10 (6.58%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.26%) Mainframe
4 7 (4.61%) Replication
5 5 (3.29%) Derivative
6 4 (2.63%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.63%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.97%) Clustering
8 1 (0.66%) STB
8 1 (0.66%) LPAR
8 1 (0.66%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.66%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 51 (33.55%) Windows
2 34 (22.37%) UNIX
3 31 (20.39%) Linux
4 15 (9.87%) AIX
4 15 (9.87%) Windows 7
5 13 (8.55%) OS/400
6 7 (4.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (4.61%) Windows XP
7 6 (3.95%) Apple iOS
7 6 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.95%) i5/OS
7 6 (3.95%) Solaris
7 6 (3.95%) zOS
8 5 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.32%) Android
9 2 (1.32%) HPUX
10 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.82%) Project Management
2 17 (11.18%) ITIL
3 15 (9.87%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (9.21%) Migration
4 14 (9.21%) ERP
5 8 (5.26%) Regression Testing
5 8 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (5.26%) TDD
6 7 (4.61%) Scrum
6 7 (4.61%) Problem Management
6 7 (4.61%) Release Management
6 7 (4.61%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (4.61%) Mentoring
7 6 (3.95%) System Testing
7 6 (3.95%) Quality Management
8 5 (3.29%) OO
8 5 (3.29%) Change Management
8 5 (3.29%) Risk Management
8 5 (3.29%) Information Security
8 5 (3.29%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 40 (26.32%) RPG
2 39 (25.66%) SQL
3 22 (14.47%) Java
4 18 (11.84%) RPG IV
5 12 (7.89%) COBOL
6 9 (5.92%) C
7 4 (2.63%) RPG/400
7 4 (2.63%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.97%) Prolog
8 3 (1.97%) C#
8 3 (1.97%) Perl
9 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.32%) VBA
10 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.66%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (3.29%) IBM Certification
1 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.63%) Degree
3 3 (1.97%) CISSP
3 3 (1.97%) ACCA
3 3 (1.97%) CISA
3 3 (1.97%) CIMA
4 2 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.32%) HP APS
4 2 (1.32%) QiCA
4 2 (1.32%) MCITP
4 2 (1.32%) MCSE
4 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.66%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.92%) QA
2 5 (3.29%) SLA
3 3 (1.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.66%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (3.29%) PowerHA
2 3 (1.97%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.97%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.66%) Firmware
3 1 (0.66%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.66%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.61%) Tivoli
1 7 (4.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 7 (4.61%) SCCM
2 6 (3.95%) Control-M
3 5 (3.29%) Tivoli NetView
4 3 (1.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.66%) Nagios
5 1 (0.66%) Netcool
5 1 (0.66%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 61 (40.13%) IBM
2 38 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (11.18%) Oracle
4 9 (5.92%) Citrix
5 8 (5.26%) VMware
5 8 (5.26%) Lotus
6 7 (4.61%) Adobe
7 6 (3.95%) NetApp
7 6 (3.95%) CommVault
8 5 (3.29%) SunGard
8 5 (3.29%) HP
8 5 (3.29%) NetIQ
9 4 (2.63%) Kronos
9 4 (2.63%) Cognos
9 4 (2.63%) SAP
9 4 (2.63%) JD Edwards
10 3 (1.97%) BMC
10 3 (1.97%) Cisco
10 3 (1.97%) EMC
10 3 (1.97%) Sybase
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