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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM iSeries
London / City of London
Rank 152 147 173
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +26
Contract jobs citing iSeries 1 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% 0.13% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.088% 0.33% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Median daily rate - £238 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -40.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £338
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.11 £15.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+27.36% +25.00%

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
1131 1219 1964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 38.35% 40.24% 38.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 848 923 1542
Median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £669 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 30
Median hourly rate £21.75 £19.99 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% +14.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.24 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing iSeries as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing iSeries also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (40.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) JBoss
3 2 (40.00%) MQSeries
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (20.00%) CISA
4 1 (20.00%) CISM
4 1 (20.00%) JMS
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) CISSP
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) AS400
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) RPG
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) Sybase
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) VMware

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) JBoss
1 2 (40.00%) MQSeries
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Linux Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Risk Officer
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) JMS
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) AS400
1 1 (20.00%) Fixed Income
1 1 (20.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Internal Audit
2 1 (20.00%) IT Audit
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) RPG
1 1 (20.00%) RPG/400
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CISA
1 1 (20.00%) CISM
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
1 1 (20.00%) CRISC
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Dollar Universe
1 1 (20.00%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Sybase
1 1 (20.00%) VMware