The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM iSeries
Rank 576 540 525
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -15
Contract jobs citing iSeries 67 70 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.41% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 33 42
Median daily rate £475 £419 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.36% -6.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £419 £353
% change year-on-year
-1.55% +18.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 7
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.61%
UK excluding London median 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
17737 17281 17007
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.07% 31.88% 31.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11534 10640 10486
Median daily rate £425 £413 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 590 704 736
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.17 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -7.50%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing iSeries as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 60 £475 +18.01% 11
London +15 26 £475 +26.66%
South East -14 20 £475 +10.14% 5
Surrey - 10 - -
City of London +43 9 £488 +2.63%
Scotland -13 6 £325 -13.33% 1
Redhill - 5 - -
East Midlands 0 4 £325 -21.45% 1
Edinburgh -14 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
Crawley -3 3 £475 +8.57%
West Sussex -28 3 £475 +8.57%
West Midlands - 3 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire +4 2 £240 -
Hampshire +1 2 £481 +24.19% 3
Yorkshire -3 2 £240 -52.00%
Leeds -6 2 £240 -
Manchester -15 2 - -
North West -15 2 - - 1
Glasgow - 2 £325 - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £550 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £300 -
Nottingham - 2 £300 -
East of England +2 1 £450 +30.43% 3
South West -9 1 - -
Berkshire -14 1 £475 +5.55%
Swindon - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £325 -
Southampton - 1 £575 - 1

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing iSeries also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for iSeries.

1 70 (47.30%) AS400
2 61 (41.22%) IBM
3 55 (37.16%) Windows
4 54 (36.49%) SQL
5 50 (33.78%) Data Centre
6 47 (31.76%) DB2
6 47 (31.76%) Linux
7 44 (29.73%) Change Management
7 44 (29.73%) VMware
8 42 (28.38%) Cisco
9 39 (26.35%) RPG
10 30 (20.27%) Finance
11 29 (19.59%) Citrix
12 28 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (18.92%) RPG IV
13 27 (18.24%) Unix
14 24 (16.22%) Incident Management
15 22 (14.86%) Tivoli
15 22 (14.86%) Banking
16 21 (14.19%) ITIL
17 18 (12.16%) Migration
17 18 (12.16%) SDLC
18 16 (10.81%) LAN
19 15 (10.14%) Mainframe
19 15 (10.14%) Retail
20 14 (9.46%) Project Management
20 14 (9.46%) SAN
20 14 (9.46%) Misys
20 14 (9.46%) WAN
20 14 (9.46%) Java

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.41%) Apache
1 8 (5.41%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.38%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (0.68%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.68%) Confluence
3 1 (0.68%) IBM Domino
3 1 (0.68%) IIS
3 1 (0.68%) JBoss
3 1 (0.68%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.68%) nginx
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.05%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.03%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (8.78%) Misys Equation
2 6 (4.05%) INSURE/90
3 4 (2.70%) SAP CRM
3 4 (2.70%) Unica
4 1 (0.68%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.35%) Office 365
1 2 (1.35%) SaaS
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.81%) LAN
2 14 (9.46%) SAN
2 14 (9.46%) WAN
3 13 (8.78%) MPLS
3 13 (8.78%) VPN
4 11 (7.43%) Firewall
4 11 (7.43%) FTP
5 9 (6.08%) BGP
5 9 (6.08%) DNS
5 9 (6.08%) FabricPath
5 9 (6.08%) IPsec
5 9 (6.08%) IPv4
5 9 (6.08%) IPv6
5 9 (6.08%) OSPF
5 9 (6.08%) TRILL
6 7 (4.73%) SSL
7 4 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.35%) HTTP
8 2 (1.35%) Wireless
9 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (31.76%) DB2
2 14 (9.46%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (2.70%) DTS
3 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.35%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.68%) Big Data
5 1 (0.68%) MS Access
5 1 (0.68%) MySQL
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.68%) QlikView
5 1 (0.68%) Sqoop
5 1 (0.68%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.70%) ChangeMan
2 2 (1.35%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.68%) Ant
3 1 (0.68%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.68%) JIRA
3 1 (0.68%) Maven
3 1 (0.68%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.68%) Serena SBM
3 1 (0.68%) Subversion
3 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
General
1 30 (20.27%) Finance
2 22 (14.86%) Banking
3 15 (10.14%) Retail
4 6 (4.05%) Back Office
5 4 (2.70%) Law
5 4 (2.70%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.35%) Norwegian Language
7 1 (0.68%) Front Office
7 1 (0.68%) International Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (29.73%) Developer
2 25 (16.89%) RPG Developer
3 24 (16.22%) Analyst
4 19 (12.84%) Linux Specialist
5 18 (12.16%) AS400 Developer
5 18 (12.16%) Citrix Specialist
5 18 (12.16%) Linux Operator
5 18 (12.16%) VMware Specialist
6 14 (9.46%) Administrator
7 13 (8.78%) Architect
7 13 (8.78%) Project Manager
8 9 (6.08%) Network Architect
9 8 (5.41%) Analyst Developer
9 8 (5.41%) Data Architect
9 8 (5.41%) Data Centre Architect
9 8 (5.41%) Data Migration Architect
9 8 (5.41%) Migration Architect
9 8 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (5.41%) Systems Developer
10 7 (4.73%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.76%) ISPF
2 9 (6.08%) SAX
2 9 (6.08%) XML
3 7 (4.73%) CGI
4 6 (4.05%) .NET
4 6 (4.05%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (3.38%) IBM Integration Bus
5 5 (3.38%) Middleware
6 4 (2.70%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (2.70%) jQuery
6 4 (2.70%) SAP XI
6 4 (2.70%) Web Services
7 2 (1.35%) POSIX
8 1 (0.68%) CSS
8 1 (0.68%) EDI
8 1 (0.68%) HTML
8 1 (0.68%) JMS
8 1 (0.68%) LAMP
8 1 (0.68%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 70 (47.30%) AS400
2 50 (33.78%) Data Centre
3 15 (10.14%) Mainframe
4 11 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (6.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (4.73%) Tandem
7 5 (3.38%) Clustering
8 4 (2.70%) BYOD
8 4 (2.70%) HACMP
9 2 (1.35%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.35%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.35%) LPAR
10 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.68%) FMCG
10 1 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.68%) PMI
10 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 55 (37.16%) Windows
2 47 (31.76%) Linux
3 28 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (18.24%) Unix
5 12 (8.11%) Apple iOS
6 9 (6.08%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.70%) AIX
7 4 (2.70%) Solaris
7 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.35%) OS/400
9 2 (1.35%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.68%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.68%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (29.73%) Change Management
2 24 (16.22%) Incident Management
3 21 (14.19%) ITIL
4 18 (12.16%) Migration
4 18 (12.16%) SDLC
5 14 (9.46%) Project Management
6 8 (5.41%) PRINCE2
6 8 (5.41%) Service Delivery
6 8 (5.41%) Service Management
7 6 (4.05%) Network Design
7 6 (4.05%) Project Planning
7 6 (4.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (3.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (2.70%) CRM
9 4 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.70%) MVC
9 4 (2.70%) Network Architecture
9 4 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (2.70%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (2.03%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 54 (36.49%) SQL
2 39 (26.35%) RPG
3 28 (18.92%) RPG IV
4 14 (9.46%) Java
5 10 (6.76%) JCL
6 9 (6.08%) Lisp
6 9 (6.08%) RPG/400
7 6 (4.05%) Perl
8 5 (3.38%) C
8 5 (3.38%) C#
8 5 (3.38%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.38%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.70%) REXX
9 4 (2.70%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.68%) C++
10 1 (0.68%) Delphi
10 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.68%) Python
10 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (2.03%) Degree
2 2 (1.35%) IBM Certification
3 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.70%) Data Quality
1 4 (2.70%) PMBOK
2 3 (2.03%) SLA
3 1 (0.68%) GxP
System Software
1 13 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.76%) Time Sharing Option
3 4 (2.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 4 (2.70%) XenApp
3 4 (2.70%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.35%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.68%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.68%) Docker
5 1 (0.68%) Firmware
5 1 (0.68%) HDFS
5 1 (0.68%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (14.86%) Tivoli
2 7 (4.73%) SCCM
3 5 (3.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.68%) Ansible
4 1 (0.68%) Control-M
4 1 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.68%) Nagios
4 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.68%) Puppet
4 1 (0.68%) Scalr
4 1 (0.68%) WMI
Vendors
1 61 (41.22%) IBM
2 44 (29.73%) VMware
3 42 (28.38%) Cisco
4 29 (19.59%) Citrix
5 14 (9.46%) Misys
6 11 (7.43%) Red Hat
7 9 (6.08%) CheckPoint
7 9 (6.08%) Juniper
8 7 (4.73%) Microsoft
9 6 (4.05%) IFS
10 5 (3.38%) SAP
11 4 (2.70%) Informatica
12 3 (2.03%) Intel
12 3 (2.03%) Oracle
12 3 (2.03%) Pega
12 3 (2.03%) Sun
13 2 (1.35%) F5
13 2 (1.35%) Remedy
14 1 (0.68%) HP
14 1 (0.68%) SmartStream
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