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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 67 74 42
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -32
Contract jobs citing iSeries 4 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.52% 0.50% 1.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.79% 2.52% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
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£438 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £380 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £364 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.18% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
- +39.78%
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
223 159 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 28.81% 19.70% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 81 64
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £244 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 9
Average hourly rate £16.75 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £25.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing iSeries across the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

iSeries Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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
South Wales +4 4 £438 +9.37%
iSeries
UK

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 8 (61.54%) Windows
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) AS400
3 6 (46.15%) Adobe
3 6 (46.15%) Lotus
3 6 (46.15%) IBM Notes
3 6 (46.15%) VoIP
3 6 (46.15%) SCCM
3 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
4 5 (38.46%) RPG
5 4 (30.77%) COBOL
5 4 (30.77%) Java
5 4 (30.77%) DB2
5 4 (30.77%) MS Project
5 4 (30.77%) MS Office
5 4 (30.77%) UNIX
5 4 (30.77%) OS/400
5 4 (30.77%) SLA
5 4 (30.77%) IBM
5 4 (30.77%) UML
5 4 (30.77%) OO
5 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
5 4 (30.77%) Project Management
5 4 (30.77%) TestDirector
5 4 (30.77%) WebSphere
5 4 (30.77%) Degree
6 3 (23.08%) Banking
7 2 (15.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (15.38%) AIX

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 6 (46.15%) IBM Notes
2 4 (30.77%) WebSphere
3 2 (15.38%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Project
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Applications Support Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Support Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Applications Support
1 6 (46.15%) Desktop Support
2 4 (30.77%) PC Support
3 2 (15.38%) AS400 Support
3 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) RPG Developer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) UNIX
3 4 (30.77%) OS/400
4 2 (15.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) UML
1 4 (30.77%) OO
1 4 (30.77%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
2 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) RPG
2 4 (30.77%) COBOL
2 4 (30.77%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.69%) RPG/400
3 1 (7.69%) RPG IV
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
2 2 (15.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Adobe
2 6 (46.15%) Lotus
3 4 (30.77%) IBM