The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 139 128 112
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -16
Contract jobs citing iSeries 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.031% 0.072% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.26% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £328 £358
% change year-on-year
+11.45% -8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%
iSeries
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
909 767 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 28.50% 27.79% 28.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 420 347
Average daily rate £363 £352 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.02% -6.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 21 26
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £13.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +71.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.00 £17.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing iSeries across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

iSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

iSeries Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

iSeries
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
Glasgow - 1 £325 -
iSeries
UK

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (44.44%) RPG
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
1 4 (44.44%) RPG IV
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (44.44%) SDLC
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) UNIX
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 2 (22.22%) FTP
3 2 (22.22%) Sybase
3 2 (22.22%) DB2
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 2 (22.22%) CISA
3 2 (22.22%) QiCA
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Control-M
3 2 (22.22%) Middleware
3 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) JIRA
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 2 (22.22%) Release Management

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) FTP
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) SSL
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Developer
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Programmer
1 2 (22.22%) RPG Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) Auditor
2 1 (11.11%) IT Auditor
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (11.11%) RPG Developer
2 1 (11.11%) IT Audit Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Audit Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) AS400
3 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) OS/400
2 1 (11.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) SDLC
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Release Management
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) RPG
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
1 4 (44.44%) RPG IV
2 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CISA
1 2 (22.22%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Control-M
2 1 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Sybase
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) EMC