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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank - - 31
Contract jobs citing iSeries 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - - 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £370
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
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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 Kent region.

Miscellaneous Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
54 45 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 19.64% 23.94% 28.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 43
Average daily rate £244 £338 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +64.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £251 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £360 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £8.25 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £18.90 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) AS400
2 6 (85.71%) Logistics
2 6 (85.71%) ERP
2 6 (85.71%) IBM
2 6 (85.71%) COBOL
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) AIX
3 1 (14.29%) SunGard
3 1 (14.29%) Intel
3 1 (14.29%) Control-M
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) SCOM
3 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
3 1 (14.29%) C

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Consultant
1 6 (85.71%) Applications Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Operator
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) AS400
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) ERP
1 6 (85.71%) Logistics
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) COBOL
2 1 (14.29%) C
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Control-M
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) SunGard
2 1 (14.29%) Intel
2 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds