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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 126 126 131
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing iSeries 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.11% 0.099%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.39% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
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£213 £220 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% -12.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £352 £335
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +5.07%
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% -
iSeries
England

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
869 770 728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.30% 28.28% 24.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 378 357
Average daily rate £350 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 69 46
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £32.50 £25.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.13 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.86% -5.00%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing iSeries across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 4 - -
Lancashire - 1 £213 - 1
Manchester - - - -
iSeries
England

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 8 (72.73%) RPG
1 8 (72.73%) AS400
2 6 (54.55%) BPCS
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 2 (18.18%) OS/400
5 2 (18.18%) FTP
5 2 (18.18%) HTTP
5 2 (18.18%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) Tivoli NetView
5 2 (18.18%) APPC
5 2 (18.18%) APPN
5 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
5 2 (18.18%) DB2
5 2 (18.18%) C
5 2 (18.18%) COBOL
5 2 (18.18%) UNIX
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) i5/OS
6 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance
6 1 (9.09%) Shibboleth
6 1 (9.09%) Rational Application Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (9.09%) Apache Camel
6 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
6 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
6 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
6 1 (9.09%) Replication
6 1 (9.09%) Tandem
6 1 (9.09%) Spring

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 6 (54.55%) BPCS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) FTP
2 2 (18.18%) HTTP
2 2 (18.18%) APPN
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) DB2
2 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
1 1 (9.09%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) Applications Support
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Information Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Storage Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) APPC
2 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) Ajax
2 1 (9.09%) Spring Security
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Camel
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) JDBC
2 1 (9.09%) JSP
2 1 (9.09%) Struts
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) AS400
2 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
3 1 (9.09%) Replication
3 1 (9.09%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) OS/400
1 2 (18.18%) i5/OS
2 1 (9.09%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) UML
1 1 (9.09%) RAD
1 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance
1 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) RPG
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) C
3 2 (18.18%) COBOL
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) RACF
1 1 (9.09%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) IBM