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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM iSeries
Rank 590 562 494
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -68
Contract jobs citing iSeries 56 76 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.43% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 41 57
Median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 13
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
17912 17629 17157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.26% 31.98% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11597 10995 10513
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 626 656 693
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -7.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -12.04%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -25 46 £463 +15.62% 8
London -12 21 £475 +11.76% 1
South East -14 18 £413 -2.94% 4
Scotland -12 9 £413 +10.00%
Edinburgh -9 6 - -
Surrey - 6 - -
Buckinghamshire +15 4 - -
Milton Keynes +12 4 - -
Berkshire -20 3 £325 -30.10% 1
City of London +30 2 - - 1
Hampshire +9 2 £463 +24.16%
Crawley -3 2 £475 +35.71%
East Midlands -3 2 £550 +29.41%
West Sussex -15 2 £475 +35.71% 1
Southampton - 2 £463 -
Glasgow - 2 £325 -
East of England +8 1 £450 +70.61% 2
Leicestershire +5 1 - -
Slough +4 1 £300 +9.09%
Leicester +1 1 - -
Yorkshire +1 1 - -
Leeds -3 1 - -
West Yorkshire -6 1 - -
North West -8 1 - -
Manchester -15 1 - -
Kent - 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £550 -
Brentford - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £550 -
Redhill - 1 - -

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 72 (46.75%) AS400
2 61 (39.61%) IBM
3 55 (35.71%) SQL
3 55 (35.71%) Windows
4 49 (31.82%) Data Centre
5 47 (30.52%) DB2
6 43 (27.92%) Linux
7 41 (26.62%) RPG
8 40 (25.97%) Change Management
9 39 (25.32%) VMware
10 37 (24.03%) Cisco
11 34 (22.08%) Finance
12 30 (19.48%) RPG IV
13 27 (17.53%) Citrix
14 25 (16.23%) Unix
14 25 (16.23%) Windows Server 2008
15 24 (15.58%) ITIL
16 21 (13.64%) Incident Management
16 21 (13.64%) Banking
17 18 (11.69%) Migration
17 18 (11.69%) Tivoli
17 18 (11.69%) SDLC
18 17 (11.04%) Mainframe
19 15 (9.74%) SAN
19 15 (9.74%) SQL Server
19 15 (9.74%) LAN
19 15 (9.74%) Retail
20 14 (9.09%) Apple iOS
20 14 (9.09%) FTP
20 14 (9.09%) Project Management

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 (5.19%) Apache
1 8 (5.19%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.60%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (1.30%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.65%) Confluence
4 1 (0.65%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.65%) IIS
4 1 (0.65%) JBoss
4 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.65%) nginx
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 5 (3.25%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.30%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (6.49%) Misys Equation
2 6 (3.90%) INSURE/90
3 4 (2.60%) SAP CRM
3 4 (2.60%) Unica
4 1 (0.65%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.65%) Movex
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.65%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.30%) Office 365
1 2 (1.30%) SaaS
2 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.74%) LAN
1 15 (9.74%) SAN
2 14 (9.09%) FTP
3 12 (7.79%) MPLS
3 12 (7.79%) VPN
3 12 (7.79%) WAN
4 10 (6.49%) Firewall
5 8 (5.19%) BGP
5 8 (5.19%) DNS
5 8 (5.19%) FabricPath
5 8 (5.19%) IPsec
5 8 (5.19%) IPv4
5 8 (5.19%) IPv6
5 8 (5.19%) OSPF
5 8 (5.19%) TRILL
6 7 (4.55%) SSL
7 3 (1.95%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.30%) HTTP
8 2 (1.30%) Wireless
9 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (30.52%) DB2
2 15 (9.74%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.60%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (2.60%) DTS
3 4 (2.60%) IBM InfoSphere
3 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.65%) Big Data
4 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.65%) MySQL
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.65%) QlikView
4 1 (0.65%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 3 (1.95%) ChangeMan
2 2 (1.30%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.65%) Ant
3 1 (0.65%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.65%) JIRA
3 1 (0.65%) Maven
3 1 (0.65%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.65%) Serena SBM
3 1 (0.65%) Subversion
3 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
General
1 34 (22.08%) Finance
2 21 (13.64%) Banking
3 15 (9.74%) Retail
4 6 (3.90%) Back Office
5 5 (3.25%) Law
5 5 (3.25%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.60%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.30%) Norwegian Language
8 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.65%) Front Office
8 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (29.22%) Developer
2 25 (16.23%) Analyst
3 23 (14.94%) RPG Developer
4 17 (11.04%) AS400 Developer
5 16 (10.39%) Project Manager
6 15 (9.74%) Administrator
6 15 (9.74%) Citrix Specialist
6 15 (9.74%) Linux Operator
6 15 (9.74%) Linux Specialist
6 15 (9.74%) VMware Specialist
7 12 (7.79%) Architect
8 9 (5.84%) Infrastructure Manager
9 8 (5.19%) Analyst Developer
9 8 (5.19%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 8 (5.19%) Network Architect
9 8 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (5.19%) Systems Developer
9 8 (5.19%) Technical Developer
10 6 (3.90%) Data Centre Architect
10 6 (3.90%) Data Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.14%) ISPF
2 9 (5.84%) SAX
2 9 (5.84%) XML
3 7 (4.55%) .NET
3 7 (4.55%) CGI
4 6 (3.90%) Middleware
4 6 (3.90%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (2.60%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (2.60%) IBM Integration Bus
5 4 (2.60%) jQuery
5 4 (2.60%) SAP XI
5 4 (2.60%) Web Services
6 2 (1.30%) EDI
7 1 (0.65%) Apache Tez
7 1 (0.65%) JMS
7 1 (0.65%) LAMP
7 1 (0.65%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.65%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 72 (46.75%) AS400
2 49 (31.82%) Data Centre
3 17 (11.04%) Mainframe
4 9 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (5.19%) Tandem
6 4 (2.60%) BYOD
7 3 (1.95%) Clustering
7 3 (1.95%) HACMP
8 2 (1.30%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.30%) FMCG
8 2 (1.30%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.30%) LPAR
9 1 (0.65%) DataPower
9 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.65%) Fintech
9 1 (0.65%) IVR
9 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (35.71%) Windows
2 43 (27.92%) Linux
3 25 (16.23%) Unix
3 25 (16.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (9.09%) Apple iOS
5 8 (5.19%) AIX
5 8 (5.19%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.95%) OS/400
7 3 (1.95%) Solaris
8 2 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.30%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (25.97%) Change Management
2 24 (15.58%) ITIL
3 21 (13.64%) Incident Management
4 18 (11.69%) Migration
4 18 (11.69%) SDLC
5 14 (9.09%) Project Management
6 11 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 10 (6.49%) Service Management
8 8 (5.19%) PRINCE2
9 7 (4.55%) ERP
10 6 (3.90%) Network Design
10 6 (3.90%) Project Planning
10 6 (3.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (3.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 5 (3.25%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (2.60%) CRM
12 4 (2.60%) MVC
12 4 (2.60%) Planning and Forecasting
12 4 (2.60%) System Integration Testing
13 3 (1.95%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 55 (35.71%) SQL
2 41 (26.62%) RPG
3 30 (19.48%) RPG IV
4 13 (8.44%) Java
5 11 (7.14%) JCL
6 9 (5.84%) RPG/400
7 8 (5.19%) Lisp
8 6 (3.90%) C
8 6 (3.90%) C#
9 5 (3.25%) Perl
10 4 (2.60%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.60%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.60%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.60%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.95%) REXX
12 1 (0.65%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.65%) C++
12 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.65%) VB
12 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (1.95%) Degree
2 2 (1.30%) IBM Certification
3 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.60%) Data Quality
1 4 (2.60%) PMBOK
2 3 (1.95%) SLA
3 2 (1.30%) QA
4 1 (0.65%) GxP
4 1 (0.65%) MiFID
System Software
1 13 (8.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.14%) Time Sharing Option
3 5 (3.25%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (2.60%) XenApp
4 4 (2.60%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.95%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.95%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.65%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.65%) Docker
6 1 (0.65%) Firmware
6 1 (0.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (11.69%) Tivoli
2 6 (3.90%) SCCM
3 5 (3.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.65%) Ansible
4 1 (0.65%) Control-M
4 1 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.65%) Nagios
4 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.65%) Puppet
4 1 (0.65%) Scalr
4 1 (0.65%) WMI
Vendors
1 61 (39.61%) IBM
2 39 (25.32%) VMware
3 37 (24.03%) Cisco
4 27 (17.53%) Citrix
5 10 (6.49%) Misys
5 10 (6.49%) Red Hat
6 8 (5.19%) CheckPoint
6 8 (5.19%) Juniper
6 8 (5.19%) Microsoft
7 6 (3.90%) IFS
7 6 (3.90%) SAP
8 4 (2.60%) Informatica
8 4 (2.60%) Intel
8 4 (2.60%) Oracle
9 3 (1.95%) JD Edwards
9 3 (1.95%) Pega
10 2 (1.30%) F5
10 2 (1.30%) Remedy
10 2 (1.30%) Sun
11 1 (0.65%) Cognos