The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM iSeries
Rank 146 183 198
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +15
Contract jobs citing iSeries 4 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.46% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Average daily rate £238 £438 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £408 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £468 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £310 £400
% change year-on-year
+31.45% -22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
iSeries
London

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

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1266 1974 2331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 40.23% 38.55% 39.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 973 1540 1690
Average daily rate £500 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 36
Average hourly rate £19.99 £17.87 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.89% -10.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.25 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £27.37 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

iSeries
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing iSeries across the City of London region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

iSeries Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

iSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

iSeries Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

iSeries
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) AS400
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) CISSP
3 2 (33.33%) Middleware
3 2 (33.33%) CISA
3 2 (33.33%) CISM
3 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (33.33%) Wealth Management
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) Investment Management
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (16.67%) Front Office
4 1 (16.67%) Back Office
4 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (16.67%) RPG
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (16.67%) .NET

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Back Office
2 1 (16.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Operator
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) IT Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) IT Risk Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
3 1 (16.67%) AS400 Operator
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Operations Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Linux Computer Operator
3 1 (16.67%) Linux Operator
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) AS400
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
1 2 (33.33%) Wealth Management
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) RPG
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CISA
1 2 (33.33%) CISM
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM