The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 65 - 50
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing iSeries 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.54% - 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.83% - 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £364 £375
% change year-on-year
+30.67% -3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 -
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -
iSeries
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Miscellaneous Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
219 129 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 29.36% 23.04% 23.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 66 79
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £220 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 6
Average hourly rate £20.85 £14.50 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.79% -73.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.51 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.88 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.53 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -36.36%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing iSeries across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing iSeries across the Wales region.

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in Wales

iSeries
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the Wales region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. 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
South Wales - 4 £325 - 1
iSeries
UK

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) AS400
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 6 (75.00%) IBM
3 5 (62.50%) UNIX
3 5 (62.50%) Oracle Financials
3 5 (62.50%) C#
3 5 (62.50%) Java
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Selenium
3 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) TestNG
4 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Informatica
4 4 (50.00%) .NET
5 3 (37.50%) Project Management
5 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 3 (37.50%) Load Testing
6 2 (25.00%) JIRA
6 2 (25.00%) Test Management
6 2 (25.00%) Kanban

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Project
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
1 5 (62.50%) TestNG
2 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) TortoiseSVN
4 2 (25.00%) Subversion
4 2 (25.00%) JMeter
4 2 (25.00%) Bugzilla
4 2 (25.00%) JUnit
5 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (12.50%) Ant
5 1 (12.50%) TestDirector
5 1 (12.50%) Maven
5 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Trainer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (12.50%) AS400 Support
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Trainer
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) WCF
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) AS400
2 2 (25.00%) Open Source
2 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) OS/400
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) AIX
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Load Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) Kanban
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) UML
5 1 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) RPG
2 1 (12.50%) COBOL
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
1 6 (75.00%) IBM
2 4 (50.00%) Informatica
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Guidewire