The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing iSeries 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - - -
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 £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 Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
42 59 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 27.10% 28.50% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 16
Average daily rate £400 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £220 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £580 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.32 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -8.40%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

iSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

iSeries Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

iSeries
Top 7 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) AS400
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
1 1 (100.00%) i5/OS
1 1 (100.00%) LPAR

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) AS400 Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) AS400
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
1 1 (100.00%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) i5/OS
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM