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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 514 494 477
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -17
Contract jobs citing iSeries 73 72 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.46% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 34 38
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £470 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £390 £330
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 - £14.50

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
15696 15542 13865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.85% 30.62% 30.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9694 9462 8318
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 628 781
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.65 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -7 56 £363 -6.57% 13
London -1 15 £350 -12.50% 2
South West -3 12 - - 2
South East -18 10 £249 -35.05% 2
Wales -9 9 £160 -62.35% 3
City of London +10 8 £450 -7.69%
Scotland +1 7 £120 - 3
East of England +5 5 £375 -11.76% 3
Berkshire +2 5 £249 -41.35% 1
North West -15 5 £413 - 1
Chorley -7 4 £413 -
Yorkshire -8 4 £400 +2.56%
Lancashire -11 4 £413 -
Glasgow - 4 - -
Essex +14 3 - - 2
Surrey -1 3 £225 -50.00%
Cardiff -2 3 £425 +6.25% 3
South Wales -7 3 £425 - 3
West Yorkshire -13 2 £275 -29.48%
Hertfordshire - 2 £375 -
Edinburgh -6 1 - - 3
Slough -8 1 £488 +5.40% 1
Hampshire -27 1 £400 +28.00%
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Bournemouth - 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
Brentwood - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - -

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 79 (45.93%) IBM
2 69 (40.12%) AS400
3 54 (31.40%) RPG
4 44 (25.58%) SQL
5 42 (24.42%) Windows
6 33 (19.19%) RPG IV
7 29 (16.86%) Finance
8 28 (16.28%) Microsoft
8 28 (16.28%) UNIX
9 27 (15.70%) Banking
10 22 (12.79%) Linux
11 21 (12.21%) ITIL
11 21 (12.21%) Java
12 17 (9.88%) WebSphere
12 17 (9.88%) DB2
12 17 (9.88%) ERP
13 16 (9.30%) Oracle
13 16 (9.30%) COBOL
13 16 (9.30%) Manufacturing
14 14 (8.14%) Retail
14 14 (8.14%) Project Management
14 14 (8.14%) Windows 7
15 12 (6.98%) Migration
15 12 (6.98%) Internet
15 12 (6.98%) TCP/IP
16 11 (6.40%) MS Office
16 11 (6.40%) Replication
17 10 (5.81%) Derivative
17 10 (5.81%) AIX
17 10 (5.81%) SQL Server

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 17 (9.88%) WebSphere
2 10 (5.81%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.23%) IBM Notes
4 7 (4.07%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.16%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.16%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.16%) Quickr
6 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.58%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.58%) IIS
7 1 (0.58%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (6.40%) MS Office
2 5 (2.91%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.16%) MS Project
5 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (5.23%) SunGard GMI
2 4 (2.33%) Misys Midas
3 3 (1.74%) JDE World
3 3 (1.74%) BPCS
3 3 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.16%) PRMS
4 2 (1.16%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.58%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.98%) TCP/IP
1 12 (6.98%) Internet
2 9 (5.23%) VoIP
3 8 (4.65%) LAN
4 7 (4.07%) WAN
5 6 (3.49%) FTP
5 6 (3.49%) HTTP
6 5 (2.91%) SNA
6 5 (2.91%) SAN
6 5 (2.91%) APPN
7 4 (2.33%) DNS
8 3 (1.74%) Firewall
9 2 (1.16%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.16%) Network Security
9 2 (1.16%) Intranet
9 2 (1.16%) SNMP
9 2 (1.16%) DHCP
10 1 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.88%) DB2
2 10 (5.81%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.23%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.74%) MS Access
5 2 (1.16%) MySQL
5 2 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (3.49%) JIRA
2 2 (1.16%) ERwin
2 2 (1.16%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.16%) Toad
2 2 (1.16%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.58%) Synon
3 1 (0.58%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 29 (16.86%) Finance
2 27 (15.70%) Banking
3 16 (9.30%) Manufacturing
4 14 (8.14%) Retail
5 6 (3.49%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.91%) Back Office
7 4 (2.33%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.16%) Front Office
8 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.16%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.16%) Private Banking
8 2 (1.16%) Automotive
8 2 (1.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (19.19%) Developer
2 31 (18.02%) Analyst
3 18 (10.47%) Consultant
4 15 (8.72%) Support Analyst
5 14 (8.14%) Applications Support
5 14 (8.14%) RPG Developer
6 13 (7.56%) AS400 Developer
7 10 (5.81%) Programmer
7 10 (5.81%) Architect
7 10 (5.81%) Service Desk Technician
8 8 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (4.65%) Administrator
9 7 (4.07%) Desktop Support
9 7 (4.07%) RPG Programmer
9 7 (4.07%) Backup Administrator
10 6 (3.49%) Applications Support Analyst
10 6 (3.49%) Applications Consultant
11 5 (2.91%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.91%) Tester
11 5 (2.91%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.23%) .NET
1 9 (5.23%) WebSphere MQ
2 7 (4.07%) Middleware
3 5 (2.91%) APPC
4 3 (1.74%) J2EE
5 2 (1.16%) Flash
5 2 (1.16%) EDI
5 2 (1.16%) Web Services
5 2 (1.16%) HTML
6 1 (0.58%) XML
6 1 (0.58%) JMS
6 1 (0.58%) JavaBeans
6 1 (0.58%) SAML
6 1 (0.58%) CSS
6 1 (0.58%) JDBC
6 1 (0.58%) JSP
6 1 (0.58%) Servlets
6 1 (0.58%) SOAP
6 1 (0.58%) Struts
6 1 (0.58%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 69 (40.12%) AS400
2 11 (6.40%) Replication
3 10 (5.81%) Derivative
4 9 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.49%) SWIFT
5 6 (3.49%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.16%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.16%) FMCG
8 2 (1.16%) LPAR
8 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.16%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.58%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.58%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 42 (24.42%) Windows
2 28 (16.28%) UNIX
3 22 (12.79%) Linux
4 14 (8.14%) Windows 7
5 10 (5.81%) AIX
6 9 (5.23%) Solaris
6 9 (5.23%) OS/400
7 8 (4.65%) i5/OS
7 8 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.07%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.74%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.16%) HPUX
12 1 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (12.21%) ITIL
2 17 (9.88%) ERP
3 14 (8.14%) Project Management
4 12 (6.98%) Migration
5 10 (5.81%) Mentoring
6 9 (5.23%) Change Management
6 9 (5.23%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (4.65%) Logistics
7 8 (4.65%) Problem Management
8 7 (4.07%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (4.07%) Performance Management
8 7 (4.07%) Scrum
9 6 (3.49%) Regression Testing
9 6 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.49%) TDD
9 6 (3.49%) Change Data Capture
10 5 (2.91%) Incident Management
10 5 (2.91%) TOGAF
10 5 (2.91%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (2.33%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 54 (31.40%) RPG
2 44 (25.58%) SQL
3 33 (19.19%) RPG IV
4 21 (12.21%) Java
5 16 (9.30%) COBOL
6 9 (5.23%) C
7 8 (4.65%) RPG/400
8 3 (1.74%) Perl
9 2 (1.16%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (2.91%) IBM Certification
2 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.33%) Degree
3 2 (1.16%) HP APS
3 2 (1.16%) VCP4
3 2 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.16%) MCSE
3 2 (1.16%) MCITP
3 2 (1.16%) CISSP
4 1 (0.58%) ISEB
4 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.49%) QA
2 5 (2.91%) SLA
3 3 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (2.91%) Firmware
1 5 (2.91%) PowerHA
2 4 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.74%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.16%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.58%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.58%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 8 (4.65%) SCCM
2 7 (4.07%) Control-M
3 5 (2.91%) Tivoli NetView
4 4 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.33%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.16%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.58%) SCOM
6 1 (0.58%) Netcool
6 1 (0.58%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.58%) Nagios
6 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.58%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 79 (45.93%) IBM
2 28 (16.28%) Microsoft
3 16 (9.30%) Oracle
4 10 (5.81%) SunGard
4 10 (5.81%) Lotus
5 7 (4.07%) CommVault
5 7 (4.07%) Adobe
6 6 (3.49%) NetApp
6 6 (3.49%) Citrix
6 6 (3.49%) JD Edwards
6 6 (3.49%) BMC
7 5 (2.91%) NetIQ
7 5 (2.91%) VMware
7 5 (2.91%) HP
8 4 (2.33%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.74%) EMC
9 3 (1.74%) Cognos
10 2 (1.16%) Cisco
10 2 (1.16%) Misys
10 2 (1.16%) Symantec
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