The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM iSeries
Rank 47 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing iSeries 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.32% 0.37% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.28% 1.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £345 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £295 £394
% change year-on-year
+35.59% -25.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
iSeries
South East

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

Miscellaneous Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
78 58 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 24.61% 21.25% 33.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 34 39
Average daily rate £340 £263 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.52% -21.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £125 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £429 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 9
Average hourly rate £14.13 £11.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.82% -28.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £10.50 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £23.80 £17.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in Kent

iSeries
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) AS400
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Software Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Operations Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) AS400
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle