The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM iSeries
Rank - 152 132
Contract jobs citing iSeries 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.10% 0.066%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.38% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+36.98% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 - £32.50
iSeries
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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 North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1191 1049 926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.67% 27.40% 30.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 608 485
Median daily rate £400 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 48 61
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +5.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £41.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -9.75%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in the North West

iSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

iSeries Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

iSeries
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 North West region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 2 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) SAX
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) FTP
2 1 (50.00%) CGI
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Tandem
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) ISPF
2 1 (50.00%) RPG IV
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (50.00%) IFS

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (50.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) FTP
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) CGI
1 1 (50.00%) ISPF
1 1 (50.00%) SAX
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JCL
1 1 (50.00%) RPG IV
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) IFS