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 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 541 467 489
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +22
Contract jobs citing iSeries 70 127 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.73% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 55 35
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£380 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £358
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 1
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 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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
18080 17436 16925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.69% 31.87% 33.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11387 10584 10034
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 £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 691 668 744
Average hourly rate £19.69 £20.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.17% -6.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.51 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +8.12%

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 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 28 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 28 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 -70 64 £378 -11.17% 13
London -23 24 £400 -11.11% 1
South East -31 22 £378 +15.26% 3
Berkshire +2 11 £480 +1.05% 1
City of London -9 5 £475 +11.76%
West Sussex - 5 £350 -
Crawley - 5 £350 -
East of England -7 4 £264 -20.97% 4
Hampshire -16 4 £370 +52.57%
North West -18 4 £450 - 2
Hertfordshire - 4 £264 - 1
East Midlands 0 3 - -
Slough -2 3 £275 -42.10%
Manchester -13 3 £450 - 2
Yorkshire -29 3 £350 -17.64%
Reading - 3 £485 - 1
Basingstoke - 3 £365 -
South West +1 2 - - 3
South Wales -2 2 £320 -1.53% 1
Gloucestershire -3 2 - - 3
Wales -5 2 £320 -1.53% 1
Cardiff -5 2 £320 -7.24%
West Yorkshire -20 2 £350 -1.40%
Leeds -24 2 £350 +25.00%
Leicester - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
South Coast - 2 £350 -
Scotland -2 1 £325 -
Farnborough - 1 £380 -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 57 (41.61%) Windows
2 48 (35.04%) IBM
3 46 (33.58%) AS400
4 42 (30.66%) Microsoft
5 37 (27.01%) Linux
6 36 (26.28%) SQL
7 34 (24.82%) Finance
8 33 (24.09%) WebSphere
9 30 (21.90%) UNIX
10 29 (21.17%) RPG
11 24 (17.52%) Java
12 22 (16.06%) ITIL
13 21 (15.33%) AIX
13 21 (15.33%) Banking
14 20 (14.60%) DB2
14 20 (14.60%) SQL Server
15 18 (13.14%) VMware
15 18 (13.14%) Data Centre
16 17 (12.41%) SDLC
16 17 (12.41%) Citrix
17 15 (10.95%) Mainframe
18 14 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
18 14 (10.22%) Project Management
18 14 (10.22%) Oracle
18 14 (10.22%) MS Office
19 13 (9.49%) Migration
20 12 (8.76%) RPG IV
20 12 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
20 12 (8.76%) Windows 7
21 11 (8.03%) Change Management

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 33 (24.09%) WebSphere
2 10 (7.30%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.11%) IBM Notes
4 3 (2.19%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.46%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.46%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (0.73%) IIS
6 1 (0.73%) CICS
Applications
1 14 (10.22%) MS Office
2 11 (8.03%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.92%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (7.30%) Maximo
2 6 (4.38%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (3.65%) Misys Midas
3 5 (3.65%) SunGard GMI
4 4 (2.92%) Kondor+
4 4 (2.92%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (1.46%) Infor M3
5 2 (1.46%) Movex
6 1 (0.73%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.73%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.73%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.73%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.65%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.03%) SAN
2 7 (5.11%) LAN
2 7 (5.11%) VoIP
3 6 (4.38%) FTP
4 5 (3.65%) SSL
5 4 (2.92%) ISDN
5 4 (2.92%) Firewall
5 4 (2.92%) PABX
6 3 (2.19%) Internet
6 3 (2.19%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.19%) WAN
7 2 (1.46%) VPN
7 2 (1.46%) MPLS
7 2 (1.46%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.73%) APPN
8 1 (0.73%) X.400
8 1 (0.73%) SNA
8 1 (0.73%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.60%) SQL Server
1 20 (14.60%) DB2
2 4 (2.92%) QlikView
2 4 (2.92%) MS Access
3 3 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.73%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.73%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (5.11%) Selenium
2 6 (4.38%) JIRA
3 5 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.65%) SoapUI
4 4 (2.92%) TestComplete
4 4 (2.92%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.46%) ChangeMan
5 2 (1.46%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.46%) TestDirector
5 2 (1.46%) Jenkins
General
1 34 (24.82%) Finance
2 21 (15.33%) Banking
3 8 (5.84%) Manufacturing
4 7 (5.11%) Retail
5 6 (4.38%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.19%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.46%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.46%) Back Office
8 1 (0.73%) Games
8 1 (0.73%) French Language
8 1 (0.73%) German Language
Job Titles
1 40 (29.20%) Analyst
2 15 (10.95%) Developer
3 13 (9.49%) Support Analyst
4 8 (5.84%) Consultant
5 7 (5.11%) Desktop Support
5 7 (5.11%) Business Analyst
5 7 (5.11%) Systems Analyst
5 7 (5.11%) Applications Support
5 7 (5.11%) Technical Manager
5 7 (5.11%) RPG Developer
6 6 (4.38%) Applications Support Analyst
6 6 (4.38%) Technical Analyst
6 6 (4.38%) Test Manager
6 6 (4.38%) Test Analyst
7 5 (3.65%) Tester
7 5 (3.65%) Project Manager
7 5 (3.65%) Programmer
7 5 (3.65%) Administrator
7 5 (3.65%) WebSphere Administrator
8 4 (2.92%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.03%) .NET
1 11 (8.03%) WebSphere MQ
2 7 (5.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 5 (3.65%) Middleware
3 5 (3.65%) HTML
4 4 (2.92%) EDI
5 3 (2.19%) SOAP
5 3 (2.19%) J2EE
5 3 (2.19%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.46%) Servlets
6 2 (1.46%) JavaBeans
6 2 (1.46%) ISPF
6 2 (1.46%) Java EE
7 1 (0.73%) APPC
7 1 (0.73%) EDIFACT
7 1 (0.73%) XML
7 1 (0.73%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 46 (33.58%) AS400
2 18 (13.14%) Data Centre
3 15 (10.95%) Mainframe
4 12 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.84%) Replication
6 7 (5.11%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.65%) Derivative
8 4 (2.92%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.92%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.92%) Clustering
8 4 (2.92%) STB
9 3 (2.19%) SWIFT
10 2 (1.46%) BYOD
10 2 (1.46%) LPAR
10 2 (1.46%) Visualisation
10 2 (1.46%) HACMP
11 1 (0.73%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.73%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.73%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 57 (41.61%) Windows
2 37 (27.01%) Linux
3 30 (21.90%) UNIX
4 21 (15.33%) AIX
5 12 (8.76%) Windows 7
6 9 (6.57%) zOS
7 7 (5.11%) OS/400
8 6 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.65%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.92%) HPUX
11 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (2.19%) Android
12 1 (0.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.73%) i5/OS
12 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.73%) Solaris
12 1 (0.73%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.06%) ITIL
2 17 (12.41%) SDLC
3 14 (10.22%) Project Management
3 14 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (9.49%) Migration
5 11 (8.03%) Change Management
6 10 (7.30%) ERP
7 9 (6.57%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (5.84%) Release Management
9 6 (4.38%) Systems Analysis
9 6 (4.38%) Manual Testing
9 6 (4.38%) E-Commerce
9 6 (4.38%) Risk Management
10 5 (3.65%) Integration Testing
10 5 (3.65%) Test Management
10 5 (3.65%) Information Security
10 5 (3.65%) Problem Management
10 5 (3.65%) Change Data Capture
10 5 (3.65%) Analytics
10 5 (3.65%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (26.28%) SQL
2 29 (21.17%) RPG
3 24 (17.52%) Java
4 12 (8.76%) RPG IV
5 5 (3.65%) C
5 5 (3.65%) VBA
6 4 (2.92%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.92%) C#
7 3 (2.19%) COBOL
7 3 (2.19%) Prolog
8 2 (1.46%) REXX
8 2 (1.46%) JCL
8 2 (1.46%) Perl
8 2 (1.46%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.46%) RPG/400
9 1 (0.73%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.73%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.73%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.73%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 4 (2.92%) CISSP
1 4 (2.92%) CISA
2 3 (2.19%) ACCA
2 3 (2.19%) CIMA
2 3 (2.19%) Degree
3 2 (1.46%) QiCA
4 1 (0.73%) CISM
4 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.73%) PMP
4 1 (0.73%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.73%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.73%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.73%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.38%) SLA
2 5 (3.65%) QA
3 3 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.46%) PMBOK
4 2 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.73%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.19%) XenApp
2 2 (1.46%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (1.46%) PowerHA
2 2 (1.46%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.73%) GPFS
3 1 (0.73%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.73%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (6.57%) Tivoli
1 9 (6.57%) SCCM
2 6 (4.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (3.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.46%) EMC VPLEX
4 2 (1.46%) MOM
4 2 (1.46%) Control-M
5 1 (0.73%) Nagios
5 1 (0.73%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.73%) Netcool
5 1 (0.73%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.73%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.73%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 48 (35.04%) IBM
2 42 (30.66%) Microsoft
3 18 (13.14%) VMware
4 17 (12.41%) Citrix
5 14 (10.22%) Oracle
6 11 (8.03%) SAP
7 7 (5.11%) Adobe
7 7 (5.11%) Lotus
8 6 (4.38%) Cisco
9 5 (3.65%) Google
9 5 (3.65%) Coremetrics
9 5 (3.65%) SunGard
9 5 (3.65%) HP
10 4 (2.92%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (2.92%) JD Edwards
10 4 (2.92%) Sun
10 4 (2.92%) Kronos
10 4 (2.92%) Endeca
10 4 (2.92%) Reuters
10 4 (2.92%) Infor
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