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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 200 211 225
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +14
Contract jobs citing iSeries 3 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.051% 0.20% 0.075%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.52% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
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£425 £525 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +34.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £352 £375
% change year-on-year
+34.94% -6.13%
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% -
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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 City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2036 2689 2998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.47% 37.56% 37.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1460 1980 2206
Average daily rate £466 £480 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.02% +1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 56 65
Average hourly rate £17.68 £19.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.32% -1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £48.00 £32.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

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
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 18 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) RPG
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) AS400
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Derivative
2 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (50.00%) RPG IV
3 2 (33.33%) Market Risk
3 2 (33.33%) RPG/400
3 2 (33.33%) FTP
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) FTP
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) RPG Developer
3 1 (16.67%) AS400 Developer
3 1 (16.67%) RPG Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) RPG Analyst Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) AS400
1 3 (50.00%) Derivative
2 2 (33.33%) Market Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) System Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) RPG
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) RPG IV
3 2 (33.33%) RPG/400
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft