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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 157 130 125
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -5
Contract jobs citing iSeries 4 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.095% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 0.71% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
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£400 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 - £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £425 £346
% change year-on-year
-16.17% +22.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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
1197 990 856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.52% 31.51% 29.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 525 419
Average daily rate £400 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 56 53
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £10.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £36.98 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 27 August 2015. 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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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
Manchester -15 3 £450 -
Cheshire -16 1 £350 -
iSeries
England

iSeries
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) BT
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) B2B
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Billing
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (16.67%) LoadUI
3 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) RPG
3 1 (16.67%) DB2
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) JMeter
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 (16.67%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JMeter
1 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
1 1 (16.67%) LoadUI
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) RPG Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) B2B
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) RPG
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) BT