The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank - - 24
Contract jobs citing iSeries 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - - 1.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £350 £382
% change year-on-year
+32.14% -8.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 -
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -
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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 Merseyside region.

Miscellaneous Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
70 54 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 25.55% 24.00% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 36 15
Average daily rate £275 £313 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £224 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £465 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 8
Average hourly rate £13.25 £16.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.69% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.70 £21.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside