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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 177 187 185
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs citing iSeries 8 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.14% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.36% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 17
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£450 £488 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £378 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £518 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £390 £330
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 - £14.50
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
1956 2243 2183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 38.20% 38.22% 37.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1510 1612 1681
Average daily rate £470 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 44 49
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.50 £21.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.60% +6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £16.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £42.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%

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
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 3 March 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 16 (76.19%) Banking
2 11 (52.38%) SQL
3 8 (38.10%) RPG
3 8 (38.10%) Finance
4 7 (33.33%) IBM
5 6 (28.57%) SunGard
5 6 (28.57%) Java
5 6 (28.57%) Derivative
5 6 (28.57%) SunGard GMI
6 5 (23.81%) Replication
6 5 (23.81%) UNIX
6 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (19.05%) Change Data Capture
7 4 (19.05%) RPG IV
7 4 (19.05%) Windows
7 4 (19.05%) Oracle
7 4 (19.05%) Retail
8 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
8 3 (14.29%) WebSphere
8 3 (14.29%) Change Management
8 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 3 (14.29%) ITIL
8 3 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (14.29%) Project Management
8 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (9.52%) Private Banking
9 2 (9.52%) SWIFT
9 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
9 2 (9.52%) Performance Management
9 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 3 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (28.57%) SunGard GMI
2 2 (9.52%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (9.52%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) MySQL
2 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Toad
General
1 16 (76.19%) Banking
2 8 (38.10%) Finance
3 4 (19.05%) Retail
4 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
4 2 (9.52%) Retail Banking
4 2 (9.52%) Private Banking
4 2 (9.52%) Financial Institution
4 2 (9.52%) Front Office
4 2 (9.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Applications Support
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Support Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Support Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) IT Support
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Derivative
2 5 (23.81%) Replication
2 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) SWIFT
3 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) UNIX
2 4 (19.05%) Windows
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
4 2 (9.52%) Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.76%) AIX
5 1 (4.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Change Data Capture
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Project Management
2 3 (14.29%) Change Management
2 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
3 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
3 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Management
3 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) RPG
3 6 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (19.05%) RPG IV
5 2 (9.52%) C
5 2 (9.52%) COBOL
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) IBM
2 6 (28.57%) SunGard
3 4 (19.05%) Oracle
4 2 (9.52%) Cognos
4 2 (9.52%) Misys
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft