The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 28 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM iSeries
Rank - 37 47
Contract jobs citing iSeries 0 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff - 1.40% 1.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 4.88% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Median daily rate - £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £419 £364
% change year-on-year
-1.55% +15.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50
iSeries
South Wales

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

Miscellaneous Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
63 82 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 20.59% 28.77% 21.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 60 50
Median daily rate £313 £308 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -23.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £182 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £448 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -12.19%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing iSeries as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff