The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 75 76 60
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -16
Contract jobs citing iSeries 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.41% 0.080% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.85% 0.34% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.75
iSeries
Scotland

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

Miscellaneous Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
324 290 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 22.15% 23.20% 23.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 155 77
Average daily rate £366 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £236 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +101.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +4.65%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

iSeries
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing iSeries across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

iSeries Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

iSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

iSeries Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 6 (75.00%) Banking
2 5 (62.50%) UNIX
2 5 (62.50%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) Sybase
5 2 (25.00%) DB2
5 2 (25.00%) Middleware
5 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
5 2 (25.00%) CISA
5 2 (25.00%) QiCA
5 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
6 1 (12.50%) Operations Management
6 1 (12.50%) QA
6 1 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 1 (12.50%) System Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Retail
6 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
6 1 (12.50%) AS400
6 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) JBoss
2 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (75.00%) Banking
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) IT Audit Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Auditor
2 1 (12.50%) Audit Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Auditor
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) JMS
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) AS400
3 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) UNIX
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) OS/400
3 1 (12.50%) zOS
3 1 (12.50%) AIX
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Operations Management
2 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
2 1 (12.50%) System Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) RPG/400
3 1 (12.50%) RPG IV
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) RPG
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CISA
1 2 (25.00%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Sybase
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) EMC