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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 549 483 467
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -16
Contract jobs citing iSeries 76 135 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.75% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 47 52
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£380 £425 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +4.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £425 £346
% change year-on-year
-16.17% +22.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 2
Average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £47.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -30.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -

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
18706 18006 17289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.94% 32.38% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11756 10796 10446
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 740 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.70 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 August 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 August 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 -49 72 £378 -11.17% 17
South East -22 33 £365 -23.15% 3
London -10 20 £400 -5.32% 5
Surrey +10 14 - -
Redhill - 13 - -
Berkshire -16 7 £485 +2.10% 2
South West -6 6 £350 -10.82% 1
City of London +3 4 £475 +11.76% 2
Hampshire -18 4 £370 +19.35%
North West -34 4 £400 -
West Sussex - 4 £323 -
Devon - 4 £350 -
Exeter - 4 £350 -
Crawley - 4 £323 -
Kent +8 3 £200 -38.46% 1
Manchester -18 3 £450 -
Basingstoke - 3 £365 -
Reading - 3 £485 - 2
West Midlands - 3 - -
East of England +4 2 £350 -46.15% 2
East Midlands -8 2 - - 2
West Yorkshire -23 2 £350 -17.64% 2
Leeds -26 2 £350 +27.27% 1
Yorkshire -36 2 £350 -24.32% 3
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Leicester - 2 - -
Slough -4 1 - -
Scotland -6 1 £325 -
Cheshire -10 1 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 72 (49.32%) AS400
2 65 (44.52%) Windows
3 60 (41.10%) IBM
4 52 (35.62%) SQL
5 50 (34.25%) Linux
6 41 (28.08%) Microsoft
7 36 (24.66%) DB2
8 35 (23.97%) Finance
9 34 (23.29%) RPG
9 34 (23.29%) WebSphere
9 34 (23.29%) Data Centre
10 32 (21.92%) Citrix
10 32 (21.92%) VMware
11 30 (20.55%) UNIX
12 26 (17.81%) SQL Server
13 21 (14.38%) Java
13 21 (14.38%) Tivoli
13 21 (14.38%) Banking
14 20 (13.70%) Change Management
14 20 (13.70%) Cisco
14 20 (13.70%) .NET
14 20 (13.70%) AIX
15 19 (13.01%) ITIL
15 19 (13.01%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (11.64%) SDLC
17 16 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
17 16 (10.96%) Incident Management
18 15 (10.27%) Migration
18 15 (10.27%) Mainframe
19 14 (9.59%) Project Management

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (23.29%) WebSphere
2 10 (6.85%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.74%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.37%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.68%) CICS
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.68%) IIS
5 1 (0.68%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 14 (9.59%) MS Office
2 12 (8.22%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.42%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (6.85%) Maximo
2 7 (4.79%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (3.42%) Misys Midas
3 5 (3.42%) SunGard GMI
4 4 (2.74%) Kondor+
4 4 (2.74%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (1.37%) Infor M3
5 2 (1.37%) BPCS
5 2 (1.37%) Movex
6 1 (0.68%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.68%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.11%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.85%) SAN
2 6 (4.11%) SSL
2 6 (4.11%) LAN
3 5 (3.42%) FTP
4 4 (2.74%) ISDN
4 4 (2.74%) Firewall
4 4 (2.74%) PABX
5 3 (2.05%) WAN
6 2 (1.37%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.37%) VPN
6 2 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.37%) Internet
6 2 (1.37%) MPLS
7 1 (0.68%) X.400
7 1 (0.68%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (24.66%) DB2
2 26 (17.81%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.74%) MS Access
3 4 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.74%) QlikView
4 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.37%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (5.48%) Selenium
2 7 (4.79%) SoapUI
3 6 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.42%) TestComplete
5 4 (2.74%) JIRA
5 4 (2.74%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.37%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.37%) TestDirector
6 2 (1.37%) ChangeMan
6 2 (1.37%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.68%) LoadUI
7 1 (0.68%) JMeter
General
1 35 (23.97%) Finance
2 21 (14.38%) Banking
3 7 (4.79%) Retail
4 6 (4.11%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.05%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.37%) Back Office
7 2 (1.37%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.68%) French Language
8 1 (0.68%) German Language
8 1 (0.68%) Law
8 1 (0.68%) Advertising
8 1 (0.68%) Games
8 1 (0.68%) Billing
Job Titles
1 42 (28.77%) Analyst
2 15 (10.27%) Developer
3 12 (8.22%) Consultant
4 10 (6.85%) Support Analyst
5 9 (6.16%) Tester
6 8 (5.48%) Programmer
7 7 (4.79%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (4.79%) Applications Support
7 7 (4.79%) Business Analyst
7 7 (4.79%) Test Analyst
7 7 (4.79%) Analyst Programmer
7 7 (4.79%) RPG Developer
8 6 (4.11%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (4.11%) Technical Manager
8 6 (4.11%) Test Manager
8 6 (4.11%) RPG Programmer
8 6 (4.11%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 5 (3.42%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.42%) Support Consultant
9 5 (3.42%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.70%) .NET
2 12 (8.22%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (5.48%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 6 (4.11%) Middleware
4 6 (4.11%) HTML
5 4 (2.74%) SOAP
5 4 (2.74%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.74%) ODBC
6 2 (1.37%) EDI
6 2 (1.37%) JavaBeans
6 2 (1.37%) ISPF
6 2 (1.37%) Java EE
6 2 (1.37%) J2EE
6 2 (1.37%) Web Services
6 2 (1.37%) Servlets
7 1 (0.68%) XML
7 1 (0.68%) EJB
7 1 (0.68%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 72 (49.32%) AS400
2 34 (23.29%) Data Centre
3 15 (10.27%) Mainframe
4 12 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.48%) Data Structures
5 8 (5.48%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.11%) Replication
7 5 (3.42%) Clustering
7 5 (3.42%) Derivative
8 4 (2.74%) STB
8 4 (2.74%) Client/Server
9 3 (2.05%) SWIFT
10 2 (1.37%) LPAR
10 2 (1.37%) Visualisation
10 2 (1.37%) HACMP
10 2 (1.37%) BYOD
11 1 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 65 (44.52%) Windows
2 50 (34.25%) Linux
3 30 (20.55%) UNIX
4 20 (13.70%) AIX
5 19 (13.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (7.53%) zOS
7 6 (4.11%) OS/400
8 5 (3.42%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.74%) Android
9 4 (2.74%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.74%) HPUX
10 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.68%) Solaris
11 1 (0.68%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.70%) Change Management
2 19 (13.01%) ITIL
3 17 (11.64%) SDLC
4 16 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (10.96%) Incident Management
5 15 (10.27%) Migration
6 14 (9.59%) ERP
6 14 (9.59%) Project Management
7 9 (6.16%) Manual Testing
7 9 (6.16%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (5.48%) E-Commerce
9 7 (4.79%) Release Management
10 6 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (4.11%) Systems Analysis
10 6 (4.11%) Integration Testing
10 6 (4.11%) Risk Management
10 6 (4.11%) Analytics
11 5 (3.42%) System Integration Testing
11 5 (3.42%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (3.42%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 52 (35.62%) SQL
2 34 (23.29%) RPG
3 21 (14.38%) Java
4 11 (7.53%) C#
5 10 (6.85%) RPG IV
6 6 (4.11%) VB
7 5 (3.42%) VBA
8 4 (2.74%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.74%) C
9 3 (2.05%) RPG/400
9 3 (2.05%) Prolog
10 2 (1.37%) Perl
10 2 (1.37%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.37%) COBOL
10 2 (1.37%) JCL
10 2 (1.37%) REXX
11 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.68%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.68%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 4 (2.74%) CISSP
1 4 (2.74%) CISA
2 3 (2.05%) CIMA
2 3 (2.05%) Degree
2 3 (2.05%) ACCA
3 2 (1.37%) QiCA
3 2 (1.37%) PMP
3 2 (1.37%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.68%) CISM
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.11%) SLA
1 6 (4.11%) QA
2 2 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.37%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.68%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.05%) XenApp
3 2 (1.37%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (1.37%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.68%) vSphere
4 1 (0.68%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 21 (14.38%) Tivoli
2 9 (6.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (3.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.37%) SCCM
4 2 (1.37%) EMC VPLEX
4 2 (1.37%) MOM
5 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 60 (41.10%) IBM
2 41 (28.08%) Microsoft
3 32 (21.92%) Citrix
3 32 (21.92%) VMware
4 20 (13.70%) Cisco
5 12 (8.22%) Oracle
6 11 (7.53%) SAP
7 9 (6.16%) Infor
8 6 (4.11%) Google
8 6 (4.11%) Coremetrics
9 5 (3.42%) Endeca
9 5 (3.42%) SunGard
10 4 (2.74%) HP
10 4 (2.74%) Sun
10 4 (2.74%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (2.74%) MAPICS
10 4 (2.74%) Kronos
10 4 (2.74%) Reuters
11 3 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (2.05%) Sybase
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