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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 124 116 111
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs citing iSeries 5 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.17% 0.20% 0.047%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.71% 0.82% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 - £14.50
iSeries
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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
702 608 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.42% 24.27% 26.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 298 280
Average daily rate £375 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 12 12
Average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +81.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.60 £10.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.10 £32.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 March 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
Edinburgh -12 2 - -
iSeries
UK

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 8 (47.06%) RPG
2 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
2 6 (35.29%) Control-M
2 6 (35.29%) Scrum
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) TDD
2 6 (35.29%) JIRA
2 6 (35.29%) RPG IV
3 5 (29.41%) WebSphere
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 5 (29.41%) Linux
4 4 (23.53%) Oracle
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL
4 4 (23.53%) UNIX
4 4 (23.53%) Solaris
4 4 (23.53%) IBM
4 4 (23.53%) Migration
4 4 (23.53%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (23.53%) Release Management
5 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
5 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (17.65%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Middleware
5 3 (17.65%) BMC
5 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
5 3 (17.65%) Banking
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) Perl
5 3 (17.65%) WebSphere Application Server

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
2 5 (29.41%) WebSphere
3 3 (17.65%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
5 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
5 1 (5.88%) JBoss
5 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) JDE World
2 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) DHCP
1 2 (11.76%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) DB2
1 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) JIRA
General
1 3 (17.65%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Programmer
1 6 (35.29%) RPG Programmer
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Service Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) RPG Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planner
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (17.65%) Middleware
3 2 (11.76%) .NET
4 1 (5.88%) SOAP
4 1 (5.88%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) UNIX
2 4 (23.53%) Solaris
3 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Scrum
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (35.29%) TDD
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Migration
2 4 (23.53%) Release Management
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (11.76%) ERP
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) RPG
2 6 (35.29%) RPG IV
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) Perl
4 2 (11.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Control-M
2 2 (11.76%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (5.88%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) IBM
3 3 (17.65%) BMC
3 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
4 2 (11.76%) JD Edwards
4 2 (11.76%) Symantec
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) SAP
5 1 (5.88%) EMC
5 1 (5.88%) Avaya