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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM iSeries
England / North West
Rank - 149 138
Contract jobs citing iSeries 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.10% 0.065%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.32% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £600 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +45.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £344
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.11 £15.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+27.36% +25.00%

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
810 1236 883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.82% 32.13% 28.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 699 498
Median daily rate £395 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £196 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 58 39
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.25 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.17 £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.71 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +22.85%

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 25 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) FTP
1 1 (100.00%) B2B
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Tandem
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Sterling
1 1 (100.00%) ISPF
1 1 (100.00%) Axway
1 1 (100.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option

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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) FTP
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) ISPF
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) B2B
1 1 (100.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Axway
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Sterling
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft