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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 186 200 201
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Contract jobs citing iSeries 6 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.017% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.044% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
Average daily rate
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£475 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £364 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.18% -3.00%
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
1917 2252 2370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.33% 37.67% 36.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1497 1736 1782
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 21 54
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.30 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (62.50%) Banking
2 9 (56.25%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) Finance
4 6 (37.50%) RPG
4 6 (37.50%) UNIX
5 5 (31.25%) IBM
5 5 (31.25%) Replication
6 4 (25.00%) Investment Banking
6 4 (25.00%) Derivative
6 4 (25.00%) SunGard GMI
6 4 (25.00%) RPG IV
6 4 (25.00%) SunGard
6 4 (25.00%) Java
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle
6 4 (25.00%) Change Data Capture
7 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (18.75%) Windows
7 3 (18.75%) Linux
7 3 (18.75%) Project Management
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL
7 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
7 3 (18.75%) Retail
8 2 (12.50%) Front Office
8 2 (12.50%) Back Office
8 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
8 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
8 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
8 2 (12.50%) Internet
8 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) SunGard GMI
2 1 (6.25%) Misys Midas
2 1 (6.25%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Toad
General
1 10 (62.50%) Banking
2 7 (43.75%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (18.75%) Retail
5 2 (12.50%) Front Office
5 2 (12.50%) Back Office
5 2 (12.50%) Private Banking
6 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Replication
2 4 (25.00%) Derivative
3 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) UNIX
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) AIX
3 1 (6.25%) Solaris
3 1 (6.25%) zOS
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Change Data Capture
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) RPG
3 4 (25.00%) RPG IV
3 4 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) COBOL
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) IBM
2 4 (25.00%) SunGard
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Cognos
3 1 (6.25%) Misys