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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 190 209 181
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -28
Contract jobs citing iSeries 16 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.12% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 0.31% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 18
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£470 £431 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.98% -9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £358 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £549 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £394 £309
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +27.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 - -
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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
2057 2599 2246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 36.41% 38.05% 36.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1623 1927 1725
Average daily rate £475 £475 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 44 60
Average hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £14.01 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £42.50 £66.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 16 (84.21%) Banking
2 12 (63.16%) SQL
3 10 (52.63%) RPG
4 7 (36.84%) IBM
4 7 (36.84%) RPG IV
5 6 (31.58%) SunGard
5 6 (31.58%) Java
5 6 (31.58%) Finance
5 6 (31.58%) Derivative
5 6 (31.58%) SunGard GMI
6 4 (21.05%) Replication
6 4 (21.05%) Change Data Capture
6 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (15.79%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (15.79%) UNIX
7 3 (15.79%) Windows
7 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
7 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
8 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Misys Midas
8 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
8 2 (10.53%) Retail
8 2 (10.53%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (10.53%) Change Management
8 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
8 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
8 2 (10.53%) Front Office

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (31.58%) SunGard GMI
2 2 (10.53%) Misys Midas
2 2 (10.53%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) FTP
1 2 (10.53%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Toad
General
1 16 (84.21%) Banking
2 6 (31.58%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Retail
3 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
3 2 (10.53%) Front Office
3 2 (10.53%) Back Office
4 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Support Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) RPG Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Support Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) RPG Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) RPG Analyst Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Derivative
2 4 (21.05%) Replication
2 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.53%) AS400
3 2 (10.53%) SWIFT
4 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (15.79%) UNIX
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) AIX
3 1 (5.26%) Solaris
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Change Data Capture
2 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
3 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.26%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 10 (52.63%) RPG
3 7 (36.84%) RPG IV
4 6 (31.58%) Java
5 2 (10.53%) C
5 2 (10.53%) RPG/400
6 1 (5.26%) COBOL
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) IBM
2 6 (31.58%) SunGard
3 2 (10.53%) Cognos
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) Misys