The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM iSeries
Rank 107 101 86
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Contract jobs citing iSeries 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.054% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.60% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £356 £425
% change year-on-year
+13.68% -16.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - £32.50
iSeries
North West

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

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
631 500 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 33.94% 27.93% 32.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 278 249
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £213 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 21
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.83 £9.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £40.00 £22.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +2.63%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing iSeries as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

iSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

iSeries Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing iSeries also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 3 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Tandem
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) ISPF
2 2 (66.67%) JCL
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) FTP
2 2 (66.67%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) IFS
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) B2B
3 1 (33.33%) CGI
3 1 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) DB2
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) SAX
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) zOS
3 1 (33.33%) RPG IV
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) FTP
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Unix Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Administrator
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) ISPF
2 1 (33.33%) CGI
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) SAX
2 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
1 2 (66.67%) Tandem
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) B2B
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JCL
2 1 (33.33%) RPG IV
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Axway
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Sterling
2 1 (33.33%) IFS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft