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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM iSeries
Rank 547 591 497
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -94
Contract jobs citing iSeries 87 73 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 0.39% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 35 48
Median daily rate £405 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £506 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £364 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.34% -14.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 14
Median hourly rate £20.00 £32.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -1.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - £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
17813 18953 18515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.41% 32.49% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11509 11900 11078
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 668 765 780
Median hourly rate £20.67 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.82% +7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £46.44 £44.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.66 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.44% +3.47%

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 27 August 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
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 27 August 2016.

iSeries Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

iSeries
Top 29 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 27 August 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 77 £450 +15.38% 8
London +28 38 £400 - 2
South East -5 17 £325 -12.16% 1
Yorkshire +15 14 £500 +42.85%
Berkshire +14 13 £325 -32.98% 1
Scotland +21 11 £300 -7.69%
South Yorkshire - 11 £500 -
Sheffield - 11 £500 -
Edinburgh - 6 - -
Slough +11 5 £300 -
West Yorkshire +5 3 £325 -7.14%
Leeds 0 3 £325 -7.14%
West Midlands -31 3 - -
Coventry - 3 - -
City of London +31 2 £363 -23.68% 1
South West +4 2 - -
Hampshire +4 2 £315 -14.86%
Southampton - 2 £315 -
Strathclyde - 2 £270 -
Milton Keynes +16 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +14 1 - -
Glasgow +12 1 £300 -7.69%
North West +12 1 - - 2
Leicestershire +9 1 - -
Kent +4 1 - -
Leicester +4 1 - -
East Midlands -3 1 - -
Manchester -5 1 - -
Brentford - 1 - -

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 65 (42.76%) IBM
2 59 (38.82%) AS400
3 48 (31.58%) Windows
4 47 (30.92%) Linux
5 46 (30.26%) Finance
6 42 (27.63%) Unix
7 36 (23.68%) DB2
8 35 (23.03%) Data Centre
9 33 (21.71%) SQL
10 29 (19.08%) Change Management
11 25 (16.45%) RPG
12 24 (15.79%) VMware
13 23 (15.13%) ITIL
14 22 (14.47%) WebSphere
15 21 (13.82%) Mainframe
16 19 (12.50%) FTP
16 19 (12.50%) Migration
16 19 (12.50%) RPG IV
17 18 (11.84%) Apple iOS
17 18 (11.84%) Oracle
18 17 (11.18%) Cisco
18 17 (11.18%) Middleware
19 16 (10.53%) JCL
19 16 (10.53%) Service Delivery
19 16 (10.53%) WebSphere MQ
19 16 (10.53%) AIX
19 16 (10.53%) ISPF
19 16 (10.53%) Time Sharing Option
20 15 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
20 15 (9.87%) 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 22 (14.47%) WebSphere
2 10 (6.58%) WebSphere Portal
3 9 (5.92%) JBoss
3 9 (5.92%) MQSeries
4 8 (5.26%) Apache
5 4 (2.63%) Apache Pig
5 4 (2.63%) FileNet
5 4 (2.63%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.63%) WebLogic Portal
5 4 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.97%) CICS
7 2 (1.32%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.32%) IBM Domino
7 2 (1.32%) SAS
8 1 (0.66%) Confluence
8 1 (0.66%) IBM Transformation Extender
8 1 (0.66%) IIS
8 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.66%) nginx
8 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (6.58%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.32%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.63%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (1.32%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.32%) Unica
3 1 (0.66%) BPCS
3 1 (0.66%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.66%) INSURE/90
3 1 (0.66%) Movex
3 1 (0.66%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.32%) Office 365
2 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.50%) FTP
2 14 (9.21%) SAN
3 8 (5.26%) LDAP
4 7 (4.61%) SSL
5 6 (3.95%) LAN
6 5 (3.29%) MPLS
6 5 (3.29%) VPN
6 5 (3.29%) WAN
7 2 (1.32%) BGP
7 2 (1.32%) CTI
7 2 (1.32%) DNS
7 2 (1.32%) FabricPath
7 2 (1.32%) Firewall
7 2 (1.32%) IPsec
7 2 (1.32%) IPv4
7 2 (1.32%) IPv6
7 2 (1.32%) OSPF
7 2 (1.32%) TRILL
8 1 (0.66%) Internet
8 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (23.68%) DB2
2 8 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.63%) Apache Hive
3 4 (2.63%) Big Data
3 4 (2.63%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.32%) DTS
4 2 (1.32%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.32%) QlikView
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.32%) Sqoop
5 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.66%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.97%) ChangeMan
2 1 (0.66%) Ant
2 1 (0.66%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.66%) JIRA
2 1 (0.66%) Maven
2 1 (0.66%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.66%) PVCS
2 1 (0.66%) Serena SBM
2 1 (0.66%) Subversion
2 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.66%) Vagrant
General
1 46 (30.26%) Finance
2 14 (9.21%) Banking
3 8 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.95%) Law
5 5 (3.29%) Back Office
5 5 (3.29%) Retail
6 4 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.97%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (17.76%) Administrator
1 27 (17.76%) Analyst
2 26 (17.11%) Developer
3 13 (8.55%) Project Manager
4 11 (7.24%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (6.58%) AS400 Support
5 10 (6.58%) Technical Developer
6 9 (5.92%) Environment Manager
7 8 (5.26%) RPG Developer
8 7 (4.61%) Consultant
8 7 (4.61%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.61%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (3.95%) AS400 Administrator
9 6 (3.95%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (3.95%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 6 (3.95%) Systems Developer
9 6 (3.95%) WebSphere Administrator
10 5 (3.29%) Architect
10 5 (3.29%) Linux Operator
10 5 (3.29%) Linux Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.18%) Middleware
2 16 (10.53%) ISPF
2 16 (10.53%) WebSphere MQ
3 12 (7.89%) IBM Integration Bus
4 8 (5.26%) SAX
5 7 (4.61%) CGI
5 7 (4.61%) JMS
5 7 (4.61%) XML
6 4 (2.63%) Apache Tez
6 4 (2.63%) J2EE
7 2 (1.32%) .NET
7 2 (1.32%) EDI
7 2 (1.32%) SAP XI
8 1 (0.66%) LAMP
8 1 (0.66%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.66%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 59 (38.82%) AS400
2 35 (23.03%) Data Centre
3 21 (13.82%) Mainframe
4 15 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (8.55%) Tandem
6 4 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.97%) BYOD
7 3 (1.97%) Clustering
7 3 (1.97%) HACMP
8 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.32%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.32%) FMCG
8 2 (1.32%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.32%) IVR
8 2 (1.32%) LPAR
9 1 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.66%) DataPower
9 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 48 (31.58%) Windows
2 47 (30.92%) Linux
3 42 (27.63%) Unix
4 18 (11.84%) Apple iOS
5 16 (10.53%) AIX
6 13 (8.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (5.26%) OS/400
8 7 (4.61%) Windows Server
9 4 (2.63%) zOS
10 3 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.32%) Solaris
11 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.66%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.08%) Change Management
2 23 (15.13%) ITIL
3 19 (12.50%) Migration
4 16 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 14 (9.21%) SDLC
6 13 (8.55%) Incident Management
7 12 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (7.89%) Service Management
8 11 (7.24%) Project Management
9 10 (6.58%) Configuration Management
10 9 (5.92%) ERP
10 9 (5.92%) Release Management
10 9 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (5.92%) System Integration Testing
11 7 (4.61%) ETL
11 7 (4.61%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (3.95%) High Availability
12 6 (3.95%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (3.29%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (3.29%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 33 (21.71%) SQL
2 25 (16.45%) RPG
3 19 (12.50%) RPG IV
4 16 (10.53%) JCL
5 15 (9.87%) Java
6 13 (8.55%) Perl
7 5 (3.29%) C
7 5 (3.29%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.63%) Jython
8 4 (2.63%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.63%) RPG/400
9 3 (1.97%) REXX
10 2 (1.32%) C#
10 2 (1.32%) Lisp
10 2 (1.32%) R
10 2 (1.32%) VBA
11 1 (0.66%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.66%) C++
11 1 (0.66%) Python
11 1 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (1.32%) Degree
1 2 (1.32%) IBM Certification
2 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.66%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.97%) PMBOK
2 2 (1.32%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.32%) QA
3 1 (0.66%) GMP
3 1 (0.66%) GxP
3 1 (0.66%) MiFID
3 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (10.53%) Time Sharing Option
2 13 (8.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.58%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.29%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (1.97%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 3 (1.97%) XenApp
5 3 (1.97%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.32%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.66%) Docker
7 1 (0.66%) Firmware
7 1 (0.66%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.66%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (5.26%) Tivoli
2 5 (3.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (2.63%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (2.63%) SCCM
4 2 (1.32%) Control-M
4 2 (1.32%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.66%) Ansible
5 1 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.66%) Nagios
5 1 (0.66%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.66%) Puppet
5 1 (0.66%) Scalr
5 1 (0.66%) SCOM
5 1 (0.66%) vRealize
5 1 (0.66%) WMI
Vendors
1 65 (42.76%) IBM
2 24 (15.79%) VMware
3 18 (11.84%) Oracle
4 17 (11.18%) Cisco
5 15 (9.87%) Citrix
6 14 (9.21%) Microsoft
7 9 (5.92%) Red Hat
7 9 (5.92%) Sitecore
7 9 (5.92%) webMethods
8 6 (3.95%) IFS
8 6 (3.95%) JD Edwards
9 5 (3.29%) CommVault
9 5 (3.29%) Intel
10 4 (2.63%) SAP
10 4 (2.63%) Sun
11 3 (1.97%) Axway
11 3 (1.97%) IBM Sterling
12 2 (1.32%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.32%) Informatica
12 2 (1.32%) Sybase
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