The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 55 47 45
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing iSeries 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.16% 0.66% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.64% 3.03% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£300 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £394 £330
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +19.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
156 132 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.00% 21.64% 21.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 83 36
Average daily rate £331 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% -1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.95 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £15.90 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

iSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing iSeries across the Birmingham region.

iSeries Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

iSeries
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) AS400
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) HP APS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) HP APS
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Fortinet