The first 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the City of London region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 190 210 206
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -4
Contract jobs citing iSeries 4 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.070% 0.11% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.35% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 12
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£425 £475 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £458 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £475 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £401 £369
% change year-on-year
-17.60% +8.61%
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% -
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1730 2317 2418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.39% 32.82% 31.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1271 1705 1863
Average daily rate £488 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 58 48
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £15.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -18.00%
iSeries
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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 11 July 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 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) AS400
3 4 (44.44%) Data Management
3 4 (44.44%) VBA
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) Reference Data
3 4 (44.44%) RPG
3 4 (44.44%) Data Quality
4 3 (33.33%) Derivative
5 2 (22.22%) Banking
5 2 (22.22%) Market Risk
6 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Marketing
6 1 (11.11%) MS Project Server
6 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
6 1 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (11.11%) PHP
6 1 (11.11%) Finance
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) Replication
6 1 (11.11%) VMware
6 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (11.11%) .NET
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle
6 1 (11.11%) MS Project
6 1 (11.11%) SAP
6 1 (11.11%) ITIL
6 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 1 (11.11%) Solaris

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (11.11%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Support Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) RPG Developer
3 1 (11.11%) AS400 Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Excel Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) AS400
2 4 (44.44%) Reference Data
3 3 (33.33%) Derivative
4 2 (22.22%) Market Risk
5 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Solaris
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Data Management
2 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 1 (11.11%) OO
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) VBA
2 4 (44.44%) RPG
3 1 (11.11%) RPG IV
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) SAP
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix
1 1 (11.11%) JD Edwards
1 1 (11.11%) VMware