The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 18 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 148 114 136
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +22
Contract jobs citing iSeries 1 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.032% 0.30% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.96% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£650 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £352 £375
% change year-on-year
+34.94% -6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 -
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -
iSeries
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Miscellaneous Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
906 731 784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 29.40% 31.16% 25.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 357 344
Average daily rate £330 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £217 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 85 97
Average hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £30.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.51% -3.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.42 £14.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £46.00 £43.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing iSeries across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing iSeries across the East of England region.

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

iSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing iSeries across the East of England region.

iSeries Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

iSeries
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the East of England region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
iSeries
England

iSeries
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 7 (77.78%) OS/400
1 7 (77.78%) AS400
2 1 (11.11%) Logistics
2 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
2 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
2 1 (11.11%) LPAR
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (11.11%) High Availability
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) AIX
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Technical Support
1 5 (55.56%) AS400 Support
2 1 (11.11%) Lead Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Technician
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) AS400
2 1 (11.11%) LPAR
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) OS/400
2 1 (11.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Logistics
1 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
1 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
1 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (11.11%) High Availability
1 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) IBM