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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 196 214 204
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -10
Contract jobs citing iSeries 8 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.40% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 13
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£470 £500 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £358 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £340 £382
% change year-on-year
+32.25% -10.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 -
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -
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
2067 2723 2679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.52% 37.98% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1564 2057 1978
Average daily rate £470 £475 £499
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.05% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 52 66
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £32.75 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

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 23 October 2014.

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 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 10 (76.92%) Banking
2 9 (69.23%) RPG
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) Derivative
4 5 (38.46%) RPG IV
5 4 (30.77%) SunGard GMI
5 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) SunGard
5 4 (30.77%) Java
6 3 (23.08%) AS400
6 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
6 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Market Risk
7 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (15.38%) SWIFT
7 2 (15.38%) Change Data Capture
7 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (15.38%) RPG/400
7 2 (15.38%) Change Management
7 2 (15.38%) Financial Institution
7 2 (15.38%) Replication
7 2 (15.38%) FTP
7 2 (15.38%) IBM
8 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
8 1 (7.69%) COBOL
8 1 (7.69%) MS Office
8 1 (7.69%) Retail
8 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
8 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) SunGard GMI
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) FTP
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
General
1 10 (76.92%) Banking
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
4 2 (15.38%) Financial Institution
5 1 (7.69%) Retail
5 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) RPG Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) AS400 Developer
4 1 (7.69%) RPG Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) RPG Analyst Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Derivative
2 3 (23.08%) AS400
3 2 (15.38%) Market Risk
3 2 (15.38%) SWIFT
3 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (15.38%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
2 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Change Data Capture
2 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
3 1 (7.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) RPG
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) RPG IV
3 4 (30.77%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) RPG/400
5 1 (7.69%) COBOL
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) SunGard
2 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
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