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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM iSeries
England / North West
Rank - 154 144
Contract jobs citing iSeries 0 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.32% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Median daily rate - £600 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +45.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
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
821 1263 973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.58% 33.57% 29.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 731 547
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 63 42
Median hourly rate £16.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.43% +3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £45.33 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%

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