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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing iSeries 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £376 £288
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +30.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £29.00 -
% change year-on-year
+36.20% -
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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 Manchester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
405 284 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.97% 25.75% 27.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 147 169
Average daily rate £350 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £156 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 27
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.62 £22.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing iSeries across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 13 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) zOS
2 1 (50.00%) RACF
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) Tandem
2 1 (50.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Information Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Storage Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Information Assurance Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
1 1 (50.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Information Assurance
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) RACF